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Oct. 30, 2013 
Strategic Planning Open Forum: Our Student Body 
Student Body This open forum, part of IPFW's strategic planning process, will focus on questions related to our student body:
  • What size should it be?
  • Who should we admit?
  • What is our future with regard to programs such as graduate study or dual credit?
The forum is open to all members of the IPFW community and will take place Tuesday, November 19, from noon to 1 p.m. in Neff Hall, Room 101. For questions about this open forum, please contact Carl Drummond, 481-6833, or George McClellan, 481-6844.
IPFW Associate Faculty Teaching Award 
IPFW Graduate To reaffirm the value placed on effective teaching at IPFW and to recognize and reward the contributions of excellent associate faculty, the University Senate has established the IPFW Associate Faculty Teaching Award, to be conferred annually, for excellent teaching by associate faculty. The award is funded by contributions from full-time faculty. The awardee will receive a certificate of recognition and a one-time cash award in the amount of $500, presented at the annual honors convocation in October. More information (PDF) Donation website
Change Management Training Offered November 20 
Change Management chart Human Resources will offer change management training from 9 a.m. until noon November 20 in the HR training room. The session will teach IPFW employees how to cope with change and will be presented by Mary Ellen Hack, university assistant director of organizational development for Indiana University. Seating is limited; please R.S.V.P. to Melissa Helmsing at or 481-5720.
Register for Diversity Showcase 2013 
Diversity 2012 was a banner year for the Diversity Showcase with over 500 students in attendance. This year's celebration should be even greater! Your participation, displays, and sharing of findings will surely be appreciated by all who attend. Now is the time to share our collective work and progress regarding diversity on this campus. In order for departments and organizations to be able to participate and to showcase our collective achievements, please take a moment to register your group for a display table: Thursday, November 21, 11 a.m.-- 2 p.m., Walb Union Ballroom.

Sample great cultural fare, enjoy some exceptional entertainment, and join Chancellor Carwein and others in a celebration of everything IPFW has to offer. Reserve your table today; reservations are due by Wednesday, November 13.
Poster Presentation Information Session
Student Research Symposium 2013 The Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium committee asks that you encourage your students to attend a poster presentation information session. The sessions will provide an open forum to ask questions of a panel of faculty mentors and judges as well as past student presenters. Session dates are Monday, November 11, noon-- 1 p.m. and Tuesday, November 12, 2-- 3 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the Learning Commons on the second floor of Helmke Library. For more information, visit the RESP website. 
Teaching English as a New Language Presentation 
Please join the IPFW Teaching English as a New Language (TENL) program for presentations by its faculty and guest speakers at noon on Wednesday, November 6, in Liberal Arts Building, Room 136. Guest speakers include Emily Schwartz Keirns, Fort Wayne Community Schools English language learner manager; Jim Beard, IPFW licensing and advising director; and Stephanie Boissy, IPFW TENL Program student, who traveled to China for her TENL practicum. Free pizza will be provided. View the flyer (PDF)
Need Help with Your IRB Application? 
Abraham Schwab, IPFW IRB liaison, will hold office hours Tuesday, November 12, in Liberal Arts Building, Room 160, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Schwab is available to help human subjects researchers at IPFW as they prepare Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications for submission and respond to recommendations from Purdue. Office hours specifically for IRB questions are held the second Tuesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and are also available by appointment. For more information, visit the RESP website.
Weather Closings Announced through Emergency Notification System  
Snow Lumps Weather closings for IPFW will be announced through the Emergency Notification System. You are encouraged to register for this service at and choose the Alert Phone Number option. In the event of an adverse-weather closing you will receive an automated text/phone message to the phone number you designate.

Whenever possible, adverse-weather closings are announced by 6:30 a.m. for daytime classes and by 3 p.m. for evening classes. Saturday morning classes will be announced by 6:30 a.m. as well. If no announcement is made, you should assume the campus is open. However, if you are concerned about the weather, it is ultimately your responsibility to consider potential risks of traveling under possibly hazardous conditions.
Hate Crimes Panel Discussion   
The Northeast LGBTQ Coalition will present an FBI presentation and panel discussion, "Hate Crimes in the LGBTQ Community: Connecting Local and Federal Responses," Friday, November 8, from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at the Public Safety Academy on the Ivy Tech South Campus. Andy Downs will be the panel moderator and Jeannie DiClementi and Kent Notestine will serve as panelists, along with county law enforcement, academic, and social service professionals. The event is being co-sponsored by IPFW and Ivy Tech-Northeast. Additional details, registration information
RESP Service Learning Mini-Grant
Six $500 mini-grants are available for the professional development of faculty interested in offering service learning courses in the 2013-14 academic year. The purpose of these mini-grants is to:
  • encourage new faculty to engage in high-impact pedagogy;
  • offer training and support to new or junior faculty before and during the course; and
  • encourage the exchange of research and ideas about service learning on the local and state level.

The mini-grants are being made available by RESP (Research, Engagement, and Sponsored Programs) through the Office of Academic Internships, Cooperative Education, and Service Learning (OACS). The application deadline is November 1. Read the details (PDF)

Photo of the Week
Pumpkin Head
Roxanne Kingsbury of Continuing Studies was getting a "head" start on Halloween festivities last week. View large photo Photo contributed

Department Newsletters 
Corporate Advantage, Division of Continuing Studies 

This Week on Arts Weekly
Alison Ballard will discuss the Fort Wayne Taiko Drummers' November 3 presentation of "Knock on Wood." Dianne Shaw will talk about 9 to 5: The Musical, opening November 9 at the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre. Join host John O'Connell for Arts Weekly Thursday, October 31, at 7:30 p.m. on WFWA PBS-39.

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