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Feb. 12, 2014
Featured Faculty Lecture Series 
Ahmed Mustafa

The Featured Faculty Lecture Series continues Wednesday, February 19, when Ahmed Mustafa, associate professor of biology, will present "Taking Action Against Stress." The lecture will be in the Helmke Library Learning Commons from noon to 1 p.m.

      The series will continue each Wednesday through March 5. All lectures are free and open to the public and a light lunch will be provided. 

      Today's lecture (February 12) will feature Erik S. Ohlander, associate professor of religious studies and religious studies program coordinator, "Sufism and Sociability: Poetry as Pedagogy in a Medieval Persian Lyric." Featured Faculty website

Interns for Indiana Program Seeks End to Brain Drain 
The Interns for Indiana program wants to lessen brain drain by keeping Hoosier college graduates in Indiana. One way the program is seeking to do that is to place high-quality student interns with start-up companies. That, in turn, helps accelerate company growth, while providing students with valuable educational experiences. Both students and companies are actively being sought for the program this summer. Read the news release
Faculty-Led International Travel Programs Info Session

Flags Would one of your classes benefit by having an international travel component? An informational meeting about how to get started on a program proposal for a faculty-led international travel program will take place Monday, February 17, from noon to 1 p.m. in Walb Union, Room 114. Each program must be approved through a vetted process facilitated by the IPFW Educational Travel Committee, and the process may take up to 18 months---- start planning now for summer 2015.  

      For more information about submitting program proposals, go to the Office of International Education Faculty-Led Travel Programs website. Information about current programs can be found on the Division of Continuing Studies website 

International Youth Exchange Expo 

The Office of International Education and the Division of Continuing Studies are cosponsoring this year's International Youth Exchange Expo (IYEE) Saturday, March 23. This will be the fourth year of the expo, which promotes international exchange programs to current high school students. The expo also promotes the value of such international experiences when applying for college, earning a university degree, and entering the professional world. More than 200 students and parents attended last year's event.

      Your department is invited to participate in IYEE to promote the benefits of foreign language study and international exchange programs to current high school students. Last year Admissions, ILCS, ETCS, DSB/MBA, HHS/Hospitality Management, and DCS Travel and Language Programs had information tables and indicated that it was a positive experience. Additional information can be accessed at the IYEE website and Facebook site

Honors Showcase is April 11 

The campus community is invited to attend the Honors Showcase on Friday, April 11. This showcase is an opportunity for honors students to present the research from their honors projects----the culmination of their work towards completing the Honors Certificate. Each student will make a 20-minute presentation, followed by 10 minutes of questions from the audience. A full program and request for R.S.V.P.s will be sent in March. 

Trip to National Underground Railroad Freedom Center 
Diversity and Multicultural Affairs is sponsoring a trip to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati on Friday, February 21.
      The trip is part of African American Heritage Month at IPFW and is open to currently registered IPFW students only. The bus will depart at 7 a.m. and return at approximately 8 p.m. To register, contact dmaservices@ipfw.eduView the flier
IPFW Athletics Update
Women's basketball went one and one in their home contest last week. A tough loss to South Dakota State (66-77) was followed by a victory over north Dakota State (57-51). The team is on the road this week against South Dakota (Thursday) and Denver (Saturday). They are currently in third place in the conference with five games remaining.
      After a tough road trip the men's basketball team returns to the Gates Center on Thursday to face South Dakota at 7 p.m. The final home game of the season (also Senior Day) will be this Saturday at 7 p.m. versus Denver. The men's team is in second place in the Summit League, with five games remaining.
      Men's volleyball was 2-0 last week, with strong wins against Princeton and George Mason. The Dons continue their road trip this week with matches against Lindenwood (Friday) and Quincy (Saturday), before returning home to face Lewis next Thursday.


Upcoming games at the Gates Center:
  • Men's basketball vs. South Dakota, February 13, 7 p.m.
  • Men's basketball vs. Denver, February 15, 7 p.m.
  • Men's volleyball vs. Lewis, February 20, 7 p.m. 

Tickets are still available for all three events and can be purchased at the IPFW Box Office, online, or by calling 260-481-6555. For group rates contact Tyler Baker at 260-481-6372 or

Photo of the Week
Preparing to fling snowballs at Old Man Winter. View large photo   Photo by Jim Whitcraft

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In Memoriam  
Diane Davis, 76, died Feb. 7, 2014, at the Mid-Pinellas Hospice Care Center, Florida. Davis was an assistant professor emeritus of accounting at IPFW and served for 28 years before retiring in 1996. A memorial service will take place Sunday, February 23, in Largo, Fla.  Read the obituary 
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This Week on Arts Weekly
Director Jeff Casazza and student actor Chance Parker from the IPFW Department of Theatre will discuss the upcoming production of Gint, opening February 21. Daniel Reuning of the Bach Collegium and Jonathan Busarow of the IPFW University Singers and Chamber Singers will talk about their collaborative concert taking place February 16. Join host John O'Connell on Arts Weekly, Thursday, February 13, at 7:30 p.m. on WFWA PBS-39.
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