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Dec. 4, 2013 
Vice Chancellor for Advancement
IPFW will hold forums for each of the candidates for the position of vice chancellor for advancement. All open forums will start at 1 p.m. in Neff Hall, Room 101. The campus is encouraged to hear about and ask questions of each candidate.
  • Todd Rasberry, Ph.D.: Friday, December 6 
  • Rob Zinkan: Monday, December 9 
  • Jonathan Yordy, Ph.D.: Wednesday, December 11 
  • Wendy Kobler: Tuesday, December 17
Vice Chancellor for Financial and Administrative Affairs
IPFW will hold forums for each of the two candidates for the position of vice chancellor for financial and administrative affairs. The campus is encouraged to hear about and ask questions of each candidate. View cover letters, résumés 
  • Phillip Iapalucci Jr.: Wednesday, December 11, 11 a.m.--noon, Liberal Arts Building, Room 159 
  • David Wesse: Thursday, December 12, 11 a.m.--noon, Neff Hall, Room 101
Kronos Coming to IPFW---- No More Time Cards!
Kronos, a type of electronic timekeeping software, will be used to pay bi-weekly employees for hours worked beginning in January 2014. This includes students, temporary non-students, and regular benefited clerical and service and operations/technical assistants.

This new process will enable IPFW to provide a single automated timekeeping solution, eliminate those big yellow time cards, reduce inconsistent processes and their associated costs, and increase compliance with Purdue policy and federal wage and hour laws (Fair Labor Standards Act).

Kronos will be implemented in two phases. The first phase, beginning in January 2014, will include most non-academic departments. The second phase will be implemented at a later date in 2014. For more information, visit the Human Resources website
Supervise for Success Registration Open 
Registration is now open for the 2014 Supervise for Success training program offered by Human Resources. Employees engage in a ten-week development program that focuses on the foundations essential to leading, communicating, working with others, inspiring performance, untangling conflict, and more. Program dates and additional details can be found on the Human Resources website. Register for training program
Review Your Address in Employee Self-Service 
house-icon-blue.gif In preparation for the distribution of 2013 W-2 forms to Purdue employees, Human Resources urges employees to review their home addresses in Employee Self-Service (ESS) by December 31. All W-2s will be mailed in January, and a current address will help ensure prompt delivery.

Employees can update their addresses online through ESS. After logging in, click the link to "Personal Information," then click "Address" and follow the instructions for making the change. As an alternative, employees may submit their change of address on a Form 13 (PDF) and send it to the payroll office in Kettler Hall by December 31.
IPFW Mad Ants Night----Buy One, Get One Free 
IPFW alumni, faculty, and staff are invited to join the IPFW Alumni Association for IPFW Night at the Mad Ants, Thursday, December 12, at 7 p.m. in the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Enjoy court-side VIP "Ant Colony" seating and watch the Fort Wayne Mad Ants take on the Iowa Energy.

In honor of IPFW Homecoming, tickets for this game are buy one/get one free all week----two tickets for $25----available to IPFW faculty, staff, and alumni. View the flyer
Advanced Food Management Class Presents Norwegian-Inspired Christmas Dinner  
snowy-trees-sm.jpg You're invited to join IPFW senior hospitality management students as they celebrate the holidays with Norse, a Norwegian-themed Christmas dinner. The Tuesday, December 10 event at Concordia Theological Seminary will feature a large buffet-style dinner, seasonal music, and holiday crafts. Ten percent of Norse ticket sales will be donated to Erin's House, which helps families who have suffered the loss of a loved one.

To purchase tickets, contact Continuing Studies at 481-6619, visit the website, or download a reservation form (PDF) and return it to Continuing Studies by December 6. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event. View the flyer (PDF)
Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium 
Student Research Symposium 2013 The organizing committee of the Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium invites graduate and undergraduate students from all disciplines to submit poster presentation proposals for the symposium, which will be held March 28, 2014, in the Learning Commons, second floor Helmke Library. Poster proposals may be submitted online beginning January 13 through February 28. All faculty are asked to encourage their students to participate and mentor interested students; last year 54 students representing 19 departments (PDF) participated in the symposium. Information workshops will be held in late January and early February on creating and presenting an award-winning poster. Complete information may be found on the RESP website.
Tickets Still Available for Our Town
The IPFW Department of Theatre will present nine performances of Our Town, a play by Thornton Wilder, in the Kettler Studio Theatre beginning Friday, December 6. The show is being co-directed by Dan Butler, who is also playing the part of the Stage Manager.

A Pulitzer-prize winner, this great American play searches for the relationship between the everyday and the everlasting as the inhabitants of Grover's Corners, a small town in turn of the 20th century New Hampshire, grapple with their daily lives, love and marriage, and death under the observant eye of a stage manager.

The IPFW Box Office in the Athletic Center (Room 126) is open Monday through Friday from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available online, at the box office, or by calling 260-481-6555. View photos  Follow the blog 
Photo of the Week
Miss IPFW, Shana Patel, serves up cupcakes during the first round of the Homecoming cupcake eating contest yesterday. Winners from this round will face off Saturday at the tailgate celebration before the Homecoming game. View large photo  Photo by Elmer Denman

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In Memoriam 
Bettye Poignard, 75, a longtime champion of education and an influential mentor and role model in the Fort Wayne community, died November 27. A former Fort Wayne Community Schools board member, Poignard was the director of multicultural services at IPFW and chaired the Future Academic Scholars program. Read the obituary 

IRB Liaison Office Hours 
Abraham Schwab, IPFW Institutional Review Board (IRB) Liaison, will hold office hours Tuesday, December 10, in Neff 136 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Schwab is available to help human subjects researchers at IPFW as they prepare 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. or by appointment.

New Faces, New Places 
Don Peterson, transfer to turf applicator VII for Grounds
Steve Rowley, transfer to grounds equipment mechanic VIII for Grounds 
Department Newsletters
Helmke Highlights November newsletter
Expressions, VPA November newsletter

This Week on Arts Weekly
Robert Nance from Heartland Chamber Chorale talks about the group's holiday concerts and Will Dawson from Wagon Wheel Theatre discusses their production of The Sound of Music. Catch Arts Weekly Thursday, December 5, at 7:30 p.m. on WFWA PBS-39.
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