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Nov. 13, 2013 
Open Enrollment Reminder: Deadline is November 15 
As of Monday, November 11, IPFW benefit enrollment was at 61 percent. Although the goal of 90 percent was not met, Human Resources is enthusiastic about the number of employees who have enrolled. The following recipients received this year's incentives by enrolling by Friday, November 8; Tina Grady will reach out to recipients the week of November 18:
Gates Athletics Center Memberships
Stephany Alarcon - Diversity the Multicultural Affairs

Brian Johnson - Dental Education

Michael Carpenter - Financial Aid


IPFW Parking Pass 

Roxanne Kingsbury - Continuing Studies


If you haven't enrolled, please go online and make your benefit choices, including those of you who wish to opt out or not take insurance for 2014. Anyone who does not enroll will be defaulted and automatically enrolled in the highest deductible plan, Purdue Health Plan HSA 2, without a Health Savings Account.


If you don't have your user name and password, visit the HR website for step-by-step instructions. For more information about open enrollment, visit the HR website or contact Tina Sullivan, 481-6683, or the Purdue Customer Service toll-free number, 877-725-0222. 

Enhance Students' Classroom Experience with 
Tegrity Lecture Capture
Now is a great time to begin thinking about your spring classes and the tools you can provide your students to reinforce their learning and your instruction. IPFW IT Services provides, at no cost to your department, a wonderful cloud-based lecture capture tool, Tegrity, that will record your content from class (classroom audio, instructor station desktop sharing such as a PowerPoint, video of the instructor, and overhead document camera sharing).

Tegrity is easy to use for both instructors and students. It can be loaded on your classroom workstation, office workstation, or personal laptop. You have the ability to record instruction from the comfort of your office or home----truly lending itself to the "flipped classroom" concept. Typically, classes are available on our cloud-based storage system within 45 minutes of your class being recorded, so your students can review the content on demand from campus, at home, or on their mobile device.

For more information on Tegrity and how this tool can enhance your students' classroom experience, contact Mike Phillips, or 481-0209.  
2014 Area Deans Conference: Call for Proposals 
students_portrait.jpg 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)
Angel Fund Online Auction 
The Center for Women and Returning Adults (CWRA) needs your help in launching their third annual online Angel Auction to benefit the Christine Zielinski Angel Fund. The fund is administered through the CWRA to help struggling students weather short-term financial crises that threaten their ability to complete their studies. Since its creation in 1998, the Angel Fund has provided emergency grants to more than 130 IPFW students. The fund is not self-perpetuating and depends on the generosity of faculty, staff, alumni, and others to sustain it.

The CWRA is seeking donations of new or gently used gift items suitable for the auction, which is set for Monday, December 2, through Friday, December 13. Items must be in hand by Friday, November 22, in order to be cataloged and posted on the bidding webpage. Items can be dropped off at the CWRA office in Walb Union, Room 120 (next to the information desk) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday--Friday. If you need someone to pick up your items or if you have questions, call 481-6029. 
Vibe Maintenance Will Limit Availability
Vibe will be unavailable during an upgrade starting Saturday, November 30, at 9 p.m. through Sunday, December 1, at noon. This includes public work spaces such as the Campus Knowledge Base and the eBoards in addition to team and personal work spaces created by Vibe users. Those who need to access critical information in Vibe during the maintenance should make alternate arrangements. Please contact the Help Desk at if you have questions. View what's new in Vibe 3.4
Photo of the Week
Daniel Quade and Brett Ganger work on mathematical equations outside Walb Student Union. View large photo  Photo by Jim Whitcraft
IPFW Athletics Ticket Promos
tusky logo IPFW women's volleyball will host South Dakota State and North Dakota State this Friday and Saturday, November 15 and 16. Family packages are available for all matches that include four tickets, four soft drinks, and your choice of four hotdogs or popcorn for $28. There are also faculty/staff discounts for basketball season tickets: men's tickets start at $90 and women's start at $40. The men's basketball team is back in action Wednesday, November 20, when they take on Purdue Calumet. The women's basketball team has home games with Southern Illinois and Grace College Monday and Wednesday, November 18 and 20. Call Mark Hazel at 481-6372 for tickets.

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Soaring Towards Destiny
Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant will
be the keynote speaker at a Diversity and Multicultural Affairs event this week. Bryant will present "Overcoming Life's Challenges: Soaring Towards Destiny" Thursday, November 14, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in Neff Hall, Room 101. Read more about Bryant

This Week on Arts Weekly
Vivianne Belanger and Laura Lydy will talk about the upcoming IPFW Flute and Guitar Ensemble recitals and Dan Tembras will share details about the IPFW Wind Ensemble concert on November 21. Join host John O'Connell for Arts Weekly Thursday, November 14, at 7:30 p.m. on WFWA PBS-39.

New Faces, New Places
Grant Birely, assistant baseball coach for Student Athletics 
Brett Barnett, assistant tennis coach for Student Athletics 
Amy Ilderton, account clerk for Comptroller 
Stephanie Johnson, assistant softball coach for Student Athltics 
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