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Nov. 27, 2013 
Travel Update
airplane-sm.jpg Progress continues on implementation of the new travel process (Concur). Accounting Services expects the process to be launched soon after the New Year holiday. Until the launch is formally announced campus-wide, employees should continue to plan and execute business travel using the existing forms and procedures. 
Local Author Book Signing at IPFW Bookstore  
Local author Dan Stockman will be signing his new release, Brood X, Tuesday, December 3, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Follett's IPFW Bookstore. The veteran journalist's debut novel is set for release November 25.

Brood X
is a character-driven novel about coming to grips with lost love; in the middle of the story is the cicada, the insect that waits underground 17 years for a few moments of freedom and light. Visit the book's website   
New IPFW Committees 

The IPFW Public Art Committee will meet as needed to assure that both indoor and outdoor art displays reflect the decorum and educational focus of the IPFW community. The committee members are: 
  • Irene Walters, chair
  • Jay Harris, physical plant
  • Greg Justice, physical plant
  • John O'Connell, VPA dean
  • Melanie Bookout, associate professor of music
  • Alec Johnson, parks department
  • Joel Miller, student 

The following people will serve on the Campus Budget Committee:  

  • Stanley Davis, chair
  • Marla Baden, Helmke Library
  • Bruce Busby, Student Affairs
  • Brad Crowe, student
  • Jennifer Oxtoby, Administrative and Professional Staff Advisory Council
  • Bobbi Barnes, Clerical and Service Staff Advisory Council
  • Brian Fife, faculty
  • Rachel Hile, faculty
  • John Hrehov, faculty
  • Kathy Pollock, faculty
  • Carlos Pomalaza-Raez, faculty
  • Tammy Toscos, faculty
Queer Health on Campus: Addressing the Needs of
LGBTQ Students
gay-breakfast-couple.jpg IPFW will host a two-day conference February 7--8, 2014, to address the physical, mental, and emotional needs and challenges for LGBTQ students on college campuses everywhere. Network with colleagues from across the region and discuss LGBTQ student health issues and challenges.

Submissions are welcome from all health care disciplines, including providers of direct services and researchers of topics relevant to LGBTQ health, plus university faculty/staff. Students are invited to submit research abstracts for the Student Poster Session. The conference theme is "LGBTQ Health Disparities on College Campuses." Of particular interest are proposals relevant to LGBTQ students of color. Learn more, register for conference
Mini-Symposium in Analysis Hosted by Department of Mathematical Sciences 
The Mathematical Sciences Department hosted the third annual Mini-Symposium in Analysis Friday, November 8. Faculty from IPFW, Vanderbilt, Central Michigan, and the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences gave presentations. The symposium was financially supported by the IPFW Office of Research, Engagement, and Sponsored Programs (RESP) and a grant from the Simons Foundation. One of the presenters, Edward Saff of Vanderbilt University, is a world expert in approximation and potential theory and the renowned author of the Fundamentals of Differential Equations textbook used here at IPFW. It was a great opportunity for 16 of Professor Peter Dragnev's students to attend Saff's lecture. View symposium photos 
Photo of the Week
Colorful cruiser bikes compliment fiery fall foliage near Walb Union. View large photo Photo by Jim Whitcraft

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In Memoriam
Mary Schott, wife of Gary Schott, Division of Continuing Studies director of corporate training, died peacefully on November 20, 2013, at the Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. A celebration of Mary's life is scheduled for Saturday, November 30, at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church in Dixon, Ill. Full obituary

Building Hours 
All buildings on campus will close at 11 p.m. Wednesday, November 27, and reopen at 7 a.m. Saturday, November 30.

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Vibe will be unavailable from 9 p.m. Saturday, November 30, through noon Sunday, December 1. Please contact the Help Desk ( if you have questions. View what's new in Vibe 3.4

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Event at IPFW Bookstore 
Follett's IPFW Bookstore will host its annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation Event December 3 and 4 from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Enjoy refreshments, meet the new store manager, and check out the new Mastodon Tech Hub. The bookstore will offer a 30 percent discount on select merchandise. 
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This Week on Arts Weekly
Karen Gibbons-Brown from Fort Wayne Ballet will talk about The Nutcracker, opening December 6, and Dan Butler, guest director and actor playing the role of the Stage Manager in IPFW's production of Our Town, opening December 6. Join host John O'Connell for Arts Weekly Thursday, November 28, at 7:30 p.m. on WFWA PBS-39.
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