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March 19, 2014
Fort Wayne Community 'Kickstarts' New May Festival

IPFW has joined forces with Arts United, the Downtown Improvement District, Fort4Fitness, Fort Wayne Trails, Visit Fort Wayne, and the YLNI Barr Street Market to announce Kickstart, presented by Parkview Health, a one-day community festival that celebrates bikes, art, and music in downtown Fort Wayne. Details about the May 17 event were announced at a news conference last Friday. The first Kickstart festival will highlight the presentation of the IPFW Sculpture with Purpose™ bike racks, sponsored by Lincoln Financial Group and commissioned by IPFW to commemorate its 50th Celebration. Read the story

Open Sessions for Police Chief and CCO Interviews 


Police Chief; all in Kettler Hall, Room 117, 4--5 p.m. 

  • Monday, March 24 --  Jesse Scott
  • Wednesday, March 26 --  Julie Yunker
  • Thursday, March 27 -- Brian Miller

Chief Communications Officer; all in Kettler Hall, Room 226, 11 a.m.--noon. Candidates' names released at a later date; résumés available at sessions. 

  • Tuesday, March 25
  • Friday, March 28
  • Monday, March 31 
Find a Healthier You at the 25th Annual IPFW Health Fair

exercise4.jpg The 25th annual Health Fair will be Wednesday March 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Walb Student Union. "Silver and Spice: 25 Years of Celebrating Healthy Living" will feature over 80 vendors, 40 health screenings, gift drawings, a bone marrow drive, and free food. Full blood-health profiles (12-hour fast required) will be available for $28. Full list of health screenings [PDF] Read more 

campusLink Bus Stuff 

campusLink bus The Fort Wayne Komets, IPFW, and Ivy Tech are partnering with Citilink for the 10th annual Bus Stuff. The Fort Wayne community is being encouraged to donate enough food to fill a campusLink bus for the Community Harvest Food Bank. The Big Bus Stuff has collected more than 2,000 pounds of food each year for the past 9 years. Collection locations at IPFW include the Kettler and Walb information desks and student housing; collection barrels will be available March 31 through April 6. View flyer 

Learn How to Cope with Change

Human Resources will offer change management training April 2 from 9 a.m. until noon in Walb Union, Rooms 222-- 226. The session will teach IPFW employees how to cope with change and will be presented by Mary Ellen Hack, assistant director of organizational development for Indiana University. Please R.S.V.P. to Melissa Helmsing at or 481-5720.

IPFW Athletics Update 
Men's basketball came up just short in the Summit League Tournament, losing the championship to North Dakota State. The Dons finished the regular season 24--10 and accepted an invitation to play in the Tournament, where they will face off against Akron in the first round tonight at 7 p.m. in the Gates Center.  

      Women's basketball also accepted an invitation for postseason play. With a 15--14 record, the Dons head to Chicago to take on Illinois-Chicago in the first round of the Women's Basketball Invitational, tonight at 7 p.m. in Chicago. 

     Men's volleyball started off the week on a rough note, dropping a match to in-state rival Ball State Tuesday, 1--3, but were able to score two victories over the weekend. The Dons prevailed over Lees-McRae on Friday, 3--0 and NJIT on Saturday, again sweeping the match 3--0. The Dons are back in action at the Gates Center this Friday and Saturday when they take on Grand Canyon at 7 p.m. The team remains in the top 15 AVCA Division I-II Poll, coming in at No. 13, dropping one spot from No. 12 after last week's loss to Ball State.


Upcoming games at the Gates Center:

  • Men's Basketball vs Akron, Wednesday, March 19, 7 p.m. 
  • Men's Volleyball vs. Grand Canyon, Thursday, March 20, 7 p.m.
  • Men's Volleyball vs. Grand Canyon, Friday, March 21, 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, director of ticket sales, at 260-481-6372 or
Photo of the Week
Professor Rachel Rayburn addresses a public policy class. View large photo Photo by Jim Whitcraft
This Week on Arts Weekly
Phillip Colglazier will talk about the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre's production of Grace and Glorie, opening March 28, and Denice Beights from the Fort Wayne Children's Choir will discuss Music in the School Month. Join host John O'Connell on Arts Weekly, Thursday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. on WFWA PBS-39.

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In Memoriam 
JAMIE RANAE (COOK) WEST, 27, of Austin, Texas, and formerly of Garrett, Ind., was one of three people who died last Thursday when a car broke through barricades into a crowd of people at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival in downtown Austin. West was on the back of a moped operated by her husband, Evan West, when they were hit, according to the Austin Police Department. Evan West was injured and is listed in critical condition. Jamie (Cook) West graduated in 2009 from IPFW with a B.A. in fine arts.

Coffee with the Chancellor
The Coffee with the Chancellor session originally scheduled for March 19 at 9 a.m. has been rescheduled for Monday, March 24, at 9:30 a.m. There is still available space for the April 22 session at noon. Contact for reservations.

New Faces, New Places
Elsa Brown, account clerk for Physical Plant for comptroller
Edward High, promoted to building services manager for Operations and Maintenance
Andrew Netting, promoted to lead custodian for Building Services
Scott Troemel, technical service coordinator for College Access Television 
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