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Feb. 19, 2014
Kelley Hartley Hutton Named Athletic Director
Kelley Hartley Hutton

Following a six-month national search, Kelley Hartley Hutton, head women's volleyball coach at IPFW, has been named director of athletics, effective immediately. With her appointment, Hartley Hutton becomes the first female athletic director at IPFW. Hartley Hutton joined the university in 1999 as the head women's volleyball coach.

      Associate head women's volleyball coach Steve Florio has been named women's volleyball head coach, filling the vacancy left by Hartley Hutton's promotion. Read the news release 

Featured Faculty Lecture Series
George Mourad

The Featured Faculty Lecture Series continues Wednesday, February 26, when George Mourad, professor of biology,presents "Bridging the Gap between Basic Plant Research and Applied Agriculture." The lecture will be in the Helmke Library Learning Commons from noon to 1 p.m.

      Today's lecture (February 19) features Ahmed Mustafa, professor of biology and director of the Life Sciences Resource Center, "Taking Action Against Stress." Featured Faculty website 

Reading by Indiana Poet Laureate George Kalamaras 
George Kalamaras

Newly appointed Indiana Poet Laureate and Professor of English George Kalamaras will celebrate his state appointment by reading his original poetry for the IPFW and greater Fort Wayne communities. "Gray Barn Rising" will take place Thursday, February 27, at 7 p.m. in the Walb International Ballroom. A book-signing and reception with cash bar will follow the reading.

      This event is sponsored by the IPFW College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of Academic Affairs. It is free and open to the public. View flier [PDF] Read the news release 

Events Highlight Education, Recruitment, and Retention   

Two upcoming events presented by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs will spotlight recruitment, retention, and careers in higher education, 

  • Tuesday, February 25: "African Americans in Higher Education," a panel discussion featuring local professionals in student affairs and academic affairs. Walb Union, Room 114, noon-1:15 p.m. View the flier 
  • Friday, March 7: "Recruitment and Retention: Everybody's Business," a professional development workshop cosponsored with the Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management; presented by Betty Lovelace-Ross, Ph.D., associate provost and associate vice president for academic and student affairs, Capital University. Neff Hall, Room 101, 9 a.m.-noon. View the flier
Volunteers Needed for Annual Health Fair 

exercise.jpg The 25th annual IPFW Health Fair will celebrate 25 years of healthy living Wednesday, March 26, in Walb Union. As in past years, the committee is seeking volunteers. Although the fair is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., volunteers do not have to be there for the whole event----two or three hours would be greatly appreciated!

      People are also needed for set up Tuesday after 3 p.m. and for tear down after 3 p.m. Wednesday. To fill out a volunteer form, contact Judy Tillapaugh, or Pat Glowacki, pgloworm@msn.comView event flier [PDF] 

Celebrate IPFW Art/Design Faculty 
An exhibition of artwork from the faculty of the Departments of Fine Arts, Interior Design, and Visual Communication and Design will be on display for an official visit from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The artwork will be a reflection of the depth of abundant talent among IPFW faculty as they seek accreditation from this national academic association. Student work will also be displayed.
      "Creative Motivations: Celebrate IPFW Art/Design Faculty" will run February 24 through April 1 in the Visual Arts Gallery, with an opening reception February 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. View examples of artwork
National Internship and Co-op Study Results Rescheduled 
Due to weather, 2013 National Internship and Co-op Study---- the Results has been rescheduled for Friday, February 21 at 1 p.m. in Kettler Hall, Room 128. Join Career Services and the Office for Academic Internships, Cooperative Education, and Service Learning to review the results and engage in the vital discussion of helping students make the transition from college to the world of work. R.S.V.P. for the Web program
DECCO Award Winner Kauffman Presents Lecture 
2013 DECCO Award Winner Kent Kauffman will present innovative techniques for success in online teaching and outcomes Wednesday, March 5, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Kettler Hall Faculty Lounge. Light refreshments will be served. R.S.V.P. Deb Hein at if you are planning to attend.
      The DECCO Award for Excellence in Online Teaching recognizes individuals whose online teaching has consistently and measurably enhanced student learning. Nomination forms for the 2014 winner are due by March 17 and may be found at the DCS website.
IPFW Athletics Update 
Men's basketball wrapped up their home schedule last week, going one and one at home. The Dons took on South Dakota Thursday, winning 75--69, but fell to Denver on Saturday 62--73 in a tough battle. The team currently stands in third place in the conference with three games remaining, all on the road---- against IUPUI, Western Illinois, and the season finale at Omaha.
      Women's basketball wrapped up a tough road trip this past week with losses against South Dakota and Denver. The team will return to the friendly confines of the Gates Center for their final three regular season games. The first game will be this Saturday versus IUPUI, followed by games against Western Illinois and Omaha. The Dons currently stand in fifth place in the Summit League.
      Men's volleyball continued its hot streak, winning at Lindenwood and Quincy. The Dons return to the Gates Center this Thursday, when they face off against Lewis at 7 p.m. before going on the road to Loyola Saturday. The team currently stands in third place in the MIVA Conference, and just outside the AVCA Division I-II Men's poll.


Upcoming games at the Gates Center:
  • Men's volleyball vs. Lewis, Thursday, February 20, 7 p.m. 
  • Women's basketball vs. IUPUI, Saturday, February 22, 2 p.m. 
  • Women's basketball vs. Western Illinois, Thursday, February 27, 7 p.m. 
  • Men's volleyball vs. Mount Olive, Friday, February 28, 7 p.m. 

Tickets are still available for these 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
Kelley Hartley Hutton speaks at a press conference this week announcing her appointment as director of athletics at IPFW. View large photo Photo by Elmer Denman

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In Memoriam  
THOMAS J. MULLIGAN, 67, passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. He was a graduate of Indiana University and currently the assistant comptroller for IPFW. Read the obituary

New Faces, New Places 
Kelley Hartley Hutton, transfer to director of athletics
Steve Florio, transfer to head women's volleyball coach for athletics
Nancy Berkley, secretary for engineering
Tonishea Jackson, director of admissions 
This Week on Arts Weekly
Hamilton Tescarollo and Joyanne Outland from the IPFW Department of Music will discuss the upcoming Piano Showcase taking place February 25, and Robert Schroeder and Jim Gabbard share the details about the Art/Design Faculty Exhibition opening in the Visual Arts Gallery February 26. Join host John O'Connell on Arts Weekly, Thursday, February 20, at 7:30 p.m. on WFWA PBS-39.
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