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Jan. 22, 2014 
2014 Featured Faculty Introduced----Lecture Series Announced 

Four IPFW faculty members were formally introduced today as the 2014 IPFW Featured Faculty. Chancellor Vicky Carwein congratulated each of the members as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Jeff Anderson introduced them and spoke about their specific research projects. This year's Featured Faculty are:

  • Jeff Casazza, associate professor of theatre
  • George Mourad, professor of biology
  • Ahmed Mustafa, associate professor of biology
  • Erik S. Ohlander, associate professor of religious studies 

Each will present a lecture highlighting their research beginning on the second Wednesday in February and continuing through the first Wednesday in March. The lectures take place from noon to 1 p.m. in the Helmke Library Learning Commons They are free and open to the public and a light lunch will be provided. 

Pilot Project Aims to Better Align with Priorities; Still Meet Campus Marketing Needs 

Mastodon Statue To more directly align Marketing and Creative Services and Printing Services with university priorities (student recruitment and retention, fundraising, and image and visibility), we are piloting a joint venture to enable Printing Services to expand their fee-based graphic design services for university requests on Monday, February 3.


Initiating Marketing Projects During the Pilot Project: Projects should continue to be submitted through the current project request form. Marketing and Creative Services will review all requests and route them appropriately. Printing Services will contact the requester on projects routed to them and provide estimates for the project.


Note: Printing Services does not provide creative copywriting, editing, or proofreading services. Departments are responsible for those functions on projects routed to Printing Services.


As in the past, the campus is also encouraged to develop brand-appropriate marketing materials using tools such as the IPFW Identity System, Vault, marketing templates, Trademark Guidelines, Editorial Style Guide, and more. Visit the IPFW Identity System website or the URC templates page for guidelines and downloadable assets. Please remember to follow all IPFW identity standards if you create your own artwork for projects. 


Questions? If you have questions about campus marketing project priorities, contact the appropriate vice chancellor. If you have questions about how this pilot project will be implemented, contact Jack Patton, director of marketing, at or 260-481-6710 or Tom Lecy, supervisor of printing services, at  or 260-481-6878.

New Self-Service Business Card Request Process  

IPFW business cards can now be requested directly from Printing Services website. Click on the Business Card Request link on the main page or on the Print Order Forms page. Enter your IPFW credentials to log in. Requestors should complete the form, review the business card proof, and submit it to their appropriate department person for approval of the purchase. Standard business cards will be done within three to five business days. Business cards requiring special setup such as double-sided will take long and incur additional cost. 

Accessing at IPFW  

The LibraryŽ is available free of charge to all faculty, staff, and students at IPFW. If you are unfamiliar with this service, is an online subscription library that teaches the latest software, as well as creative and business skills, through high-quality instructional videos taught by recognized industry experts. View highlights of the  types of videos that are available.


You can access using your IPFW user credentials, on- and off-campus, by following instructions outlined in this article. Please contact the helpdesk at or 481-6030 should you have any questions. 

National Internship and Co-Op Study-the Results 

Student teacher The 2013 National Internship and Co-op Study, implemented on college campuses across the nation during fall 2012, has been completed and it's time to share the results. Since 2005, Intern Bridge has been the leader in conducting some of the most monumental research projects in the experiential education field. The surveys continue to be the largest student-driven, internship-focused research instruments in the nation. 


Join Career Services and the Office for Academic Internships, Cooperative Education, and Service Learning (OACS) for this interactive Web program to review the results February 14 at 1 p.m. in Kettler Hall, Room G46. Engage in the vital discussion about helping students make the transition from college to the world of work, internships, and co-ops. Contact Ashley Calderon or Deb Barrick with any questions. R.S.V.P. for Web program
IPFW Athletics Update 
The women's basketball team was able to keep the hot streak alive at home, going 2-0 last week with wins over Denver (81-78) and South Dakota (96-78). The team will be in action again this weekend when they travel to IUPUI for a 3 p.m. tip-off.
    The men's basketball team will be back on the court at the Gates Athletics Center this Saturday when they take on in-state rival IUPUI. The action starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are still available.
    The 7th annual IPFW Women's Basketball Pink Out game will be Saturday, February 8, at the Gates Center. One dollar from every ticket wold will benefit the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.

Upcoming games at the Gates Center include:
  • Men's basketball vs. IUPUI, Saturday, January 25, 7 p.m.
  • Men's basketball vs. Omaha, Thursday, January 30, 7 p.m.
  • Men's volleyball vs. Ball State, Friday, January 31, 7 p.m.
Tickets are still available for the January 25 men's basketball game and can be purchased at the box office, online, or by calling 260-481-6555. For group rates contact Tyler Baker, director of ticket sales, at 260-481-6372 or
Photo of the Week
Ken Christmon, associate vice chancellor for diversity and multicultural affairs, speaks at the MLK Tribute last week in the Walb International Ballroom. View large photo  Photo by Elmer Denman

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In Memoriam 
GERALD HOUSEMAN, recently of Manchester, N.H., and formerly of Fort Wayne, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. He was a professor of political science at IPFW for 30 years. Memorials to the IPFW Department of Political Science for scholarships for students in need. Read the obituary 
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