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7th Annual Pink Out Honors Breast Cancer Survivors  

Breast cancer survivors are invited to attend the 7th Annual Pink Out, which begins at noon Saturday, February 8, with a luncheon to honor breast cancer survivors. Breast cancer survivors who pre-register will receive free admission to the luncheon, game, and a free gift from Vera Bradley. Luncheon tickets for the general public are available for $20 per person. Survivors will be honored at an on-court ceremony during halftime of the basketball game. Read the details 

Purchasing Wearable Items in Support of the Victims of Purdue Shooting 

An outpouring of support following the tragic event at Purdue earlier this month has resulted in many in the Boilermaker community asking how to best express it. Among the many suggestions received has been apparel and other wearable items.  

       Out of respect for the families, Purdue is asking that groups not pursue the purchase or promotion of these types of items at this time. There may be an opportunity at some other time to support an official items and/or memorial fund to support those who were affected by this tragedy. For now, what Boilermakers need most is a shoulder or a helping hand.

       There also have been a number of unauthorized products presented in the marketplace under the "Boiler Strong" message. Please avoid purchase of such items. The university will seek to present a means for expression when appropriate and once the wishes of the affected families have been consulted.  Thank you for your attention. 

Coffee with the Chancellor 

Mastodon Blend Chancellor Carwein invites IPFW staff and faculty to meet informally with her for coffee and conversation beginning in February. This is an opportunity to learn about and discuss issues that are important to the campus community. Anyone wishing to attend is asked to contact Victoria Sarjeant at or call 481-4106. Participants will be limited to the first 20 who register. All sessions will be held in Kettler Hall, Room 178.

  • February 12, 3:30--4:30 p.m.
  • March 19, 9--10 a.m.
  • April 22, noon--1 p.m.
Men's Basketball Bus Trip to  IUPUI 

Get on the bus! Beat the Jaguars in the Jungle! Join a road trip to IUPUI February 22 to cheer on the men's basketball team. Tickets are $40 and include charter bus transportation and game ticket. Soft drinks, beer, and wine on the bus will be provided by the Chancellor.Register by February 3 

Reverse Career Fair 
resume.jpg The Reverse Career Fair is less than two months away----Wednesday, March 19. Faculty and staff advisors should register today to get student groups in front of employers, who have already started registering. Some important things to note:
  • New this year---- faculty and staff advisors must first register on IPFW JobZone as an employer
  • Register your student group by March 1
  • Pass on the Save the Date flyers to your student leaders
  • Refer to the website for employers who will be in attendance 
  • The first 35 groups to register receive a free tabletop banner and a free lunch 
  • View the formal invitation with directions to register on IPFW JobZone
Questions? Contact Rachel Landis at or 481-6139.
Symposium Preparation Workshops 

The Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium committee asks you to encourage your students to attend a preparation workshop. The workshops will assist students in the process of translating their research or creative endeavor to a poster format. Free pizza will be provided. Workshop dates are Thursday, January 30, from 2 to 3 p.m. in Helmke Library, Room 275 and Wednesday, February 5, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Helmke Library Learning Commons. For more information visit the RESP website.  

Alternative Spring Break: Urban Plunge 

Alternative Spring Break: Urban Plunge will take place March 10--14 in Fort Wayne. The program is coordinated by United Way of Allen County specifically for University of St. Francis, Ivy Tech, and IPFW students. The program will run Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

      Students will spend the week working at nearly a dozen of our local nonprofits. Participants will engage in reflection on daily experiences and discuss what their role is as a millennial in our community. In addition, students will be asked to consider commitments to social action and justice issues that impact Allen County, the nation, and the global community.

      Space is limited to 20 students and all costs will be covered except for transportation to and from Ivy Tech each morning and afternoon. Applications can be found at the United Way website and are due by Monday, February 24. For more information, please contact Debra Barrick at

Free Upgrade for OS X Mavericks  

OS X Mavericks for Mac computers has recently been released as a free upgrade. If you have a university-owned mac computer and would like it updated to OS X Mavericks, please contact the IT Services helpdesk at or call 481-6030. Completing the upgrade on your own has the potential of creating licensing issues for university systems. If you have already upgrade on your own, please notify the helpdesk so any of these potential issues may be resolved.

IPFW Athletics Update 
The men's basketball team was in action at the Gates Athletics Center last weekend, taking care of business against IUPUI, 90--75. The Dons now stand at 4--1 in conference play and are tied for first, along with being ranked 21st in the Mid-Major Top 25 presented by The team will be back in action Thursday against Omaha, and Saturday against Western Illinois.
      The men's volleyball team returns to the Gates Athletics Center Friday, when they take on Ball State. The Dons stand at 3--1 in early season play and look to make that 4--1 Friday. The men's team holds steady at no. 14 in the week 4 AVCA Division I--II Men's Coaches' Top 15 Poll.

      The 7th Annual IPFW Women's Basketball Pink Out game will be Saturday, February 8, at the Gates Athletics Center. One dollar from every ticket sold will benefit the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer; visit the Pink Out website  for more information. 


Upcoming games at the Gates Center include:
  • Men's basketball vs. Omaha, Thursday, January 30, 7 p.m. 
  • Men's volleyball vs. Ball State, Friday, January 31, 7 p.m. 
  • Men's basketball vs. Western Illinois, Saturday, February 1, 7 p.m. 
Tickets are still available for all three events, and can be purchased at the IPFW Box Office, online at the Athletics website, or by calling 260-481-6555. For group rates contact Tyler Baker, director of ticket sales, at 260-481-6372 or
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Open House for Mike Kelly 
You are invited to an open house to honor Mike Kelly, Friday, February 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Kettler Hall Faculty Lounge. Please visit the Bursar's office if you would like to sign the card and/or make a contribution for a gift.

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Dorothy Kittaka and Karen Richards will share the details about the Taste of Fort Wayne Sister Cities Gala coming up February 22. Laurie Schotz will discus the Joel Hall Dancers, coming to the Warsaw Performing Arts Center February 8. Join host John O'Connell on Arts Weekly Thursday, January 30, at 7:30 p.m. on WFWA PBS-39.
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