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Feb. 26, 2014
Two Budget-Related Forums Remain

Two budget-related forums will be presented by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Financial and Administrative Affairs. Those requested to participate, if available, are the vice chancellors and their direct reports, deans, associate deans, chairs, faculty leadership, and the campus budget committee. All faculty and business mangers are welcome to attend and listen to the discussion.

  • Accounting for the Division of Continuing Studies Credit and Non-credit Revenues: Friday, February 28, noon-1:30 p.m., Kettler Hall, Room G46.
  • Is IPFW, Academically and Administratively, Meeting Its Mission?: Friday, April (TBD)
Featured Faculty Lecture Series
Jeff Casazza

The Featured Faculty Lecture Series continues Wednesday, March 5, when Jeff Casazza, associate professor of theatre, presents "A Return to Childhood: How We Speak and Why We Lose Our Voices." The lecture will be in the Helmke Library Learning Commons from noon to 1 p.m.

      Today's lecture (February 26) features George Mourad, professor of biology, "Bridging the Gap between Basic Plant Research and Applied Agriculture." Featured Faculty website 

APSAC Administrative Excellence Award 

Each year the Administrative and Professional Staff Advisory Council (APSAC) honors an employee who has demonstrated excellence in job performance, excellence in service, and/or outstanding contributions to the university. If you know of a colleague who is worthy of the Administrative Excellence Award, please submit a nomination form by Friday, March 28. 

      The nomination process and nomination form can be found at the APSAC website. The award recipient will be announced at the Employee Recognition Luncheon Wednesday, April 23. Nomination form 

Use IPFW Media Training Guide and Gain Confidence

One of the most effective ways of reaching prospective and current students, alumni, and the community at large is through the local media. The Media Training Guide [PDF] was created as a reference tool for faculty and staff to use when preparing for interview opportunities and also to help make them more comfortable and confident during the interview.

      Should you have specific questions related to media relations, please contact Nicole Wilkins, chief communications officer, at 481-4174 or Download the Media Training Guide [PDF]

Volunteer for The BIG Event, March 29 

Over 32 community agencies and nonprofits have already signed up for The BIG Event Saturday, March 29. Last year over 800 volunteers from the university donated their time and services to local agencies in the northeast Indiana community.   

      This year The BIG Event is looking at a goal of 1,000 volunteers. Donate your time and talent and register today


Still Time to Apply for Urban Plunge 

Alternative Spring Break: Urban Plunge will take place March 10-14 in Fort Wayne. Coordinated by United Way of Allen County, participating students will spend the week working at nearly a dozen of our local nonprofits.  

      The Urban Plunge project is the recipient of a $1,000 grant from Indiana Campus Compact, with an additional $1,000 awarded for an inter-campus collaboration. Only a few slots remain. Applications can be found at the United Way website and are due by Friday, February 28. For more information, contact Debra Barrick at

Event Encourages "Awesome" Body Image 

Learn to embrace all of the great things about yourself at IPFW's upcoming event "You're Awesome ... Accept It," Tuesday, March 4, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Walb Union Ballroom. Attendees at the free event will learn how our body image affects us.
      This event is sponsored by the IPFW Center for Healthy LIving: Campus Clinic and Wellness Programs; IPFW Peer Educators; Reidenbach Nutrition LLC; L.Smith Counseling LLC; Farrington Specialty Counseling Inc; and Parkview LIVE. For more information, contact Judy Tillapaugh at
View flier [PDF] 

IPFW Athletics Update
Women's Basketball had a big home win last weekend over conference leader and in-state rival IUPUI (78--73). This moves the Dons into a tie for third place in the Summit League. The team will take on Western Illinois Thursday and Omaha in Saturday's season finale. Amanda Hyde continues to rack up player of the week honors, garnering her fourth award this season with her performance against IUPUI.
       Men's Basketball went on the road to IUPUI and pulled out a win, 84--60. The victory gave the Dons their 20th win of the season, the fifth in program history and the first since 1992--93. The team is tied for second place in the Summit League and continues its road trip with a match up against Western Illinois Thursday and the season finale at Omaha on Saturday.
      Men's Volleyball pulled out an upset last Thursday, taking down no. 10 Lewis in a five-set match. The win helped put the Dons back into the AVCA Division I-II Coaches Top 15 Poll, coming at no. 15 in this week's poll. After a tough loss to no. 1 ranked Loyola last Saturday, the Dons return home this Friday to take on Mount Olive, and again Saturday when they face Barton in a 7 p.m. match-up.
      The 2013--14 Summit League Indoor Track and Field Championships will be held in the field house this Friday and Saturday. Tickets for this exciting event can be purchased at the ticket office inside the Gates Athletic Center main entrance.

Upcoming games at the Gates Center:
  • Women's Basketball vs. Western Illinois, Thursday, February 27, 7 p.m. 
  • Men's Volleyball vs. Mount Olive, Friday, February 28, 7 p.m.
  • Women's Basketball vs. Omaha, Saturday, March 1, 2 p.m. 
  • Men's Volleyball vs. Barton, Saturday, March 1, 7 p.m. 
  • Summit League Indoor Track and Field Championships
    • Friday and Saturday, February 28 and March 1, 9:30 a.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
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Peng Jing and students Benjamin Burris and Hallel Paraiso. View large photo  Photo by Elmer Denman

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Registration Open for Tapestry
It's only two months away! Gather your friends and colleagues and resister for Tapestry: A Day for You. Never been to Tapestry? Take a look at the video and see what's it's all about. Don't miss your chance to hear Marilu Henner and enjoy all that Tapestry has to offer---- while raising funds for women's scholarships at IPFW. Registration runs February 21 through April 4. Tapestry website

New Faces, New Places
Sandra Colpean, transfer to prospect clerk for Admissions
Mark Ghaster, grounds equipment mechanic 
This Week on Arts Weekly
Leigh Rowan from the Fort Wayne Farmers Market talks about this year-round local event, and Karlene Krouse and Monica Zwick discuss the upcoming 40th anniversary of the Bishop Luers Show Choir invitational. Join host John O'Connell on Arts Weekly, Thursday, February 27, at 7:30 p.m. on WFWA PBS-39.
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