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Nov. 6, 2013 
Avoid the Rush----Enroll for 2014 Benefits Today
This year everyone must enroll, including those who have currently opted out of medical coverage. Employees will still be able to opt out of coverage; however, those who do not enroll will be defaulted to the highest deductible plan, Purdue Health Plan HSA 2, without a Health Savings Account.

IPFW Human Resources has set high goals during Open Enrollment----90 percent enrolled by the end of the day, Friday, November 8. Currently, 30 percent of benefit-eligible staff have enrolled. If the 90 percent goal is reached, the remaining days of November (12--30) will be designated as "jeans days." Look for enrollment updates in each week of Inside IPFW and on the goal thermometer outside Human Resources.

For more information about benefits open enrollment, visit the Human Resources website or contact Tina Grady at 481-6684 or Tina Sullivan at 481-6683.
Homecoming 2013 Decoration Contest 
tusky logo Homecoming 2013 is right around the corner----December 2--7. Let's paint the campus blue and white! Show your IPFW spirit by decorating your department's walkways, windows, walls, and doors in a tribute to this year's Homecoming theme----Feel the Rumble. Final registrations must be received by Monday, November 25. Participating departments will be issued 10 tickets to the Homecoming game and each member of the participating departments will receive an official Homecoming t-shirt. Read the details (PDF) Ticket order form  (PDF) Decorating contest form (PDF) 
2014 Area Deans Conference: Call for Proposals 
The 17th annual Fort Wayne Teaching Conference will be held Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in the Walb International Ballroom. This year's theme is "Problem-Based Learning and Engaging Students in the Classroom: Different Strategies for Reaching Today's Learners." The theme offers an opportunity for faculty members and student development personnel to submit a wide range of proposals. The deadline for proposals is Friday, November 15, at 5 p.m., and you must register at the website. Read the details (PDF)
Eroglu to Give Outstanding Research Award Lecture
Abdullah Eroglu, associate professor of electrical engineering, is the recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Research Award. His presentation, "Surfing With the Electromagnetic Waves: Radio Frequency Systems and Energy Applications," is Friday, November 8, at 3 p.m, in Kettler Hall, Room 146. The lecture is open to the campus community.

The Outstanding Research Award is sponsored by the Office of Research, Engagement, and Sponsored Programs.
ODMA Sponsors Native American Heritage,
Domestic Violence Month Events 
The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs is sponsoring two events honoring Native American Heritage Month and Domestic Violence Month: 
  • A panel discussion honoring Chief Richardville, A Portrait of Chief Richardville, November 12. View flier
  • 7th annual Breaking Through Silence: The Noise of Overcoming an Abusive Situation, featuring keynote speakers Maleah Heck and Randi Shepherd, November 13. View flier
Muslim Journeys Project 
The last of three film screenings and panel presentations for the Muslim Journeys project will be at two locations on November 15 and 17. Free screenings of Koran by Heart will be followed by panel discussions with IPFW and community experts.
  • Friday, November 15, 5:30--8:30 p.m., Science Building, Room 185
  • Sunday, November 17, 2--5 p.m., Allen County Public Library
The panel discussions will be moderated by Noor Borbieva, IPFW. Panelists will include Assem Nasr and Erik Ohlander of IPFW and Sheikh Nuha Abdullah, Universal Education Foundation. The Muslim Journeys book discussion group will meet in February, March, and April 2014. For more information, contact Susan Anderson, Helmke Library,
Help Save the IPFW License Plate  
Help us save the IPFW License Plate and over $12,000 in annual scholarship money. In order to keep the IPFW specialty plate we must reach the state minimum of 500 plates by the end of the year. As of today only 309 have been sold. Time is running out----if we don't reach the minimum by December 31 we will lose our specialty plate and over $12,000 in annual scholarship money. Show your spirit and pride for our campus by purchasing the IPFW license plate online or at your local BMV now. Visit the Alumni website for information or call the IPFW Alumni Association at 260-481-6807. 
Great Opportunity for IPFW Graduating Seniors 
This is the second year that IPFW students are eligible to apply for the Junior Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Each year, a rigorous national competition is held to select approximately 10 to 12 graduating seniors to serve as research assistants on Carnegie Endowment projects. They are matched with senior associates----academics, former government officials, lawyers, and journalists from around the world----to work on a variety of issues related to international affairs.

Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony, and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists, and government officials. They also have the opportunity to work at the Endowment in Washington, D.C., for the period of one year and provide research assistance to scholars working on Carnegie Endowment projects. Read the details
Floor Company Sponsors Wall Design Competition 
Jack Laurie Home Floor Designs is opening a new location on Coliseum Boulevard, and the company is looking for a wall design to help put the finishing touches on the building. The winning artist will have his or her design reproduced on the store wall and will be taken out to dinner by the Jack Laurie Team. The contest is open to everyone, including students. View flyer 
Photo of the Week
Fall Festival Halloween Howl Run
Pounding the pavement at the start of last week's Fall Fest Halloween Howl Fun Run. View large photo Photo by Jim Whitcraft
IPFW Athletics Ticket Promos
Saturday, November 9, is faculty and staff appreciation night, when the women's volleyball team will host IUPUI at 7 p.m. Athletics will give away 200 t-shirts, and family packages are available for all matches that include four tickets, four soft drinks, and your choice of four hotdogs or popcorn for $28.

Faculty/staff discounts are also available for basketball season tickets; men's season tickets start at $90 and women's tickets start at $40. The men's and women's teams will have their home openers next week, when the women will play the IU Hoosiers at the Gates Center on Tuesday, November 12. Get your tickets early, as a large crowd is expected. For more information, call Mark Hazel at 481-6372.

New Faces, New Places
Susan Crabill, custodian for building services
Mark Delgado, custodian for building services
Gregory Dent, transfer to maintenance mechanic for operations and maintenance
Rewa Jones, secretary for economics
Maria Norman, transfer to assistant director of admissions -- Collegiate Connection
Deanna Schumm, information assistant for the Helmke Library
Lisa Stults, room scheduling clerk for registrar
Tammi Thompson, information specialist for admissions

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This Week on Arts Weekly
Rick Cartwright, dean of the University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts, discusses SOCA programs and events. Gallery director Justin Johnson will give the details of upcoming Saint Francis gallery shows, including "Illustrators 55" and "Sacred icons." Join host John O'Connell for Arts Weekly Thursday, November 7, at 7:30 p.m. on WFWA PBS-39.

The Bookstore Appreciates You!
Students at Bookstore
Keep an eye out for your invitation to the 2013 Faculty and Staff Appreciation Days at your IPFW Bookstore. You should be receiving it in your campus mail within the next two to three weeks. 
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