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Dec. 11, 2013 
Jackson is New Director of Admissions 
Tonishea M. Jackson
Following a national search, IPFW has announced that Tonishea M. Jackson will join the university as director of admissions, effective early next year. "The quality of the candidates who visited campus was high and I commend the search committee for their outstanding work. I am pleased to have Tonishea join IPFW in this important role," said George McClellan, vice chancellor for student affairs and enrollment management. Jackson, who currently serves as associate director of graduate admissions for DePaul University in Chicago, will start as director of admissions effective February 2014. Read the story
New Travel Process Ready for Takeoff 
airplane-sm.jpg Accounting Services is beginning the final phase of implementation of the university's new travel process. Features include:
  • Elimination of Forms 17 and 25
  • Electronic submission and routing of approved travel requests  
  • Online travel reservation system with travel policy compliance rules
  • Electronic approval of travel expense reports
  • New Visa travel credit card for eligible travelers
  • Integrated travel card and travel expense reconciliation
  • 24-hour travel agency support from ALTOUR 
  • Smartphone apps for tracking itineraries and expenses during travel
  • Streamlined communications for risk management

The final phase involves submitting applications for the Visa travel card for those employees who will need them and training users on using Concur Travel and Expense to record trips and expense reports. If you travel on university business, see your business manager or department head and complete the Visa travel card application by Friday, December 20. Accounting Services will submit applications to Purdue before the semester break.


When the cards are issued to the university, Accounting Services will schedule orientation sessions for travelers covering use of the travel card and the online trip request and expense reporting tools. Everyone receiving a travel card must attend this orientation prior to receiving their card. The tentative date for implementation completion is Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. For more information, contact Philip Davich, Accounting Services. 

New Mileage Reimbursement 

car_keys_map.jpg For trips beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2014, personal vehicle mileage will be limited to the State of Indiana rate of 44 per mile, regardless of the funding source. For trips beginning before Jan. 1, 2014, personal vehicle mileage will be at the current rate.  


Faculty and staff who wish to reserve IPFW Fleet Vehicles or rentals from Evans Toyota should refer to the Campus Safety website for information and a Transportation Request Form.

International Initiatives Grant Opportunity 
Flags International Initiatives Grants are a great opportunity for IPFW faculty and staff to maximize collaborative activities with partners overseas, thereby promoting student recruitment, retention, and the internationalization of our campus. Successful grantees will be able to establish innovative initiatives leading to diversity in enrollment, international exchange, and programs with a truly global focus. Please contact the Office of Research, Engagement, and Sponsored Programs (, 260-481-4101) for guidance in preparing grant requests. Grant request document (PDF)
Transformational Allocation Awards

PI Name(s) 
Title or Brief Description
Byers DSB $25,000 
Recruitment of business majors from local high schools 
Gillam, Masters, Millspaw, Wang 
Physics Flying Circus Roadshow 
Recruiting and retention of Radiography-Medical Imaging Students 
Valliere CHHS $30,000
Addition of digital radiography to current clinical procedures 
ReschVPA $29,000 
Piano keyboard laboratory 
Todorovic DSB $10,000 
Building the future through an international MBS track in Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation 
Townsend, Busby COAS, Student Life $92,000 
Mathematical Assistance Learning Lab (mall) 
Wolf, Downs, Center for Indiana Politics COAS $7,000 
High school student/IPFW/ legislative interaction 
Yen, McDonald ETCS $31,000 
Updated student resources and interventions for students in academic distress 
Christmon, Ryan, Yen Student Affairs, ETCS $18,000 
Engineering dual-degree program with historically black colleges 
Total Awarded
APSAC Candy Grams Fundraiser
The Administrative and Professional Staff Advisory Council (APSAC) will be selling Candy Grams (peppermint candy canes with an attached "telegram") as a fundraiser for the APSAC Dependent Scholarship Fund. The fund's purpose is to encourage dependents of IPFW's administrative and professional employees to take advantage of the outstanding educational opportunities at IPFW. Depending on the amount of funding available through fundraising efforts, applicants can be awarded up to $250 per semester or a total of $500 for an academic year.

Candy Grams may be purchased for $1 each or 6 for $5 and will be hand-delivered by APSAC elves Tuesday, December 17, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. This is a great way to send holiday cheer or to congratulate, thank, or recognize a colleague or coworker while supporting a worthy cause!
  1. Complete the gram (PDF) for the number of Candy Grams you wish to purchase
  2. Return the gram(s) and payment by cash or check to the bursar's office; make checks payable to the IPFW Foundation
  3. Deadline for orders is 5 p.m. Friday, December 13
Upcoming Mastodon Career Call Webinars Open to Staff and Faculty 
Harassment and Workplace Bullying (December 19, noon--1 p.m) Register
No one wants to find themselves in this situation, but it does happen. Are you prepared with what to do and who to talk to? What if you're a witness to bullying? Be part of a positive workplace culture and contribute to everyone's safety. (Presenter: Julie Dominguez, IPFW Institutional Equity)

Getting the Most Out of a Professional Conference (PDF) (January 16, noon--1 p.m.) Register
Every conference is different and can sometimes be intimidating if you have never been to one. This webinar will help you prepare, manage your time wisely, know who to talk to, set goals, and show you how to conclude your time at a conference (Presenter: Alison Rynearson, academic advisor)

Questions? Contact IPFW Career Services at 481-0689.
Inside IPFW Schedule for Semester Break 
Inside IPFW will reduce its publishing schedule during semester break. It will be published today (December 11) and December 18 and will return to its weekly Wednesday schedule January 8.
Photo of the Week
Jonathan Busarow conducts the IPFW Community Orchestra and Combined Choirs at the Department of Music's annual Holiday Concert last Monday evening. View large photo  Photo by Elmer Denman
Spring Continuing Studies Course Catalog

The spring 2014 Continuing Studies catalog is now
online. Check out the variety of new and returning classes. 
View the catalog

IPFW Athletics Promotions
IPFW Athletics has two ticket packages just in time for holiday gifting. The Family 4-Pack includes game tickets, drink vouchers, and popcorn or hot dog vouchers for four people. Family Packs are $40 for men's basketball and $28 for women's basketball and men's volleyball.
The Flex Package  includes six tickets that can be used in any combination----admission for one person to six games or for two people for three games, etc. Flex packs start at $51 for men's basketball and $30 for women's basketball.

Ticket packages can be purchased at the Gates Center box office, online, or by calling 481-6555. Upcoming games at the Gates Center 

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IT Help Desk Holiday Hours 
The IT Services Help Desk will follow this holiday schedule:
Friday, December 20 - closed from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a meeting
Tuesday, December 24 - closed at 6 p.m.; will reopen at 8 a.m. Saturday, December 28
Tuesday, December 31 - closed at 6 p.m.; will reopen at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, January 2

New Faces, New Places 
Brad Thomas, lead graphic designer for Marketing and Creative Services

Sands and Diaz Accept New Positions 
Tim Sands, provost, and Al Diaz, executive vice president for business and finance, are leaving Purdue for new positions with Virginia Tech and Marymount University. Message from President Daniels

Angel Fund Auction
The 2013 Angel Fund Auction sponsored by the Center for Women and Returning Adults is open for bidding and there are several unique gift items that might solve your biggest holiday shopping dilemma! All proceeds will benefit the Christine Zielinski Angel Fund, which provides grants of up to $250 to help students weather financial emergencies that threaten their ability to stay in school. Bidding closes December 18 at 5 p.m. Auction website
IPFW Food Service Survey 
Friday, December 13, is the last day to voice your opinion about food services at IPFW. The survey will not be available after Friday, December 13. If you have not already done so, please take a minute to complete the survey at myIPFW in the Surveys section. 
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This Week on Arts Weekly
David Blackwell and Susan Jehl from the Fort Wayne Area Community Band will give a preview of their holiday concert, and Leslie Hormann and Harvey Cocks from Fort Wayne Youtheatre will talk about their upcoming production of Santa Claus in Oz. Join host John O'Connell on Arts Weekly Thursday, December 12, at 7:30 p.m. on WFWA PBS-39.
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