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April 2, 2014
Office of International Education Offers
New Study Abroad Program
Flags The Office of International Education has announced a new Study Abroad program opportunity for IPFW students. The university is now a member of International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP), an international network of more than 340 universities in over 50 countries.
      IPFW students now have access to more than 150 international sites for semester, summer, and year-long programs of study. Students will only pay IPFW tuition, meals, housing, airfare, and a small program fee.  Read the story
Revised Policy Ensures Consistency and Flexibility in University Policies 
The Executive Policy Review Group has approved revisions to the policy on Formulation and Issuance of Policies (V.C.1). The changes, effective April 1, incorporate a new hierarchy for university policies and supporting documents, which will allow for increased flexibility in reviewing, approving, and updating these documents. The revisions also include principles to ensure that university policies are consistent, reasonable, and core to the mission. Full text of revised policy
Host Families Needed for International Students 

International Students ELS Language Centers, located on the IPFW campus, is looking for families to host international students attending ELS. In order to offset costs for food and utilities, a generous stipend is offered per student/per month.

      For more information, contact Jamie Sandy, international student advisor, at 481-0350 or Read the story 

Commencement Procedures, Rental Information 

Graduates All faculty and administrative staff are invited to attend the Commencement ceremony, Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 4 p.m. Join the university community in celebrating what IPFW is all about----seeing our students become our graduates.

      The faculty/administrator R.S.V.P. for the ceremony, rental information pricing, and procedures can be found on the Commencement website. Rental apparel orders placed after April 3 will be subject to a late fee.

Professional Development Week 

Diversity and Multicultural Affairs is sponsoring three events during Professional Development Week at IPFW. View the flier [PDF] 

Tuesday, April 15

  • "Student Success Poker," presented by Monieca West, federal programs manager, Arkansas Department of Higher Education; Neff Hall, Room 101, 1--3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 16

  • "Acclimating Transfer and Returning Students: Using Data to Develop a Model for Student Success," presented by Darrell Ray, Ph.D., assistant vice chancellor for student life, Louisiana State University; Kettler Hall, Room G52, 9--11:30 a.m.
  • "Expanding Your Reach: African American Student Success in STEM," also presented by Darrell Ray, Ph.D.; Kettler Hall, Room G52, 1--3:30 p.m. 
Study Abroad Program: The Art of Italy  Byzantine mozaic

The Department of Fine Arts is excited to announce its 2014 Study Abroad program, The Art of Italy. After touring historic sites  and museums in Rome, participants will travel to Venice, Padua, Florence, Pisa, Lucca, and Siena. It's guaranteed to be an amazing art adventure!  

      Visit the IPFW Fine Arts website for the details.
IPFW Athletics Update
Men's volleyball had a tough time last week but remained no. 14 in the AVCA Division I-II Men's Poll. The Dons led two sets to one against no. 11 Lewis last Thursday before falling in the fourth set 25--19 and the fifth set 18--16. The team fell again Saturday to no. 1 Loyola in three sets, 20--25, 13--25, and 22--25. The Dons look to get back on the winning track this week as they travel to Ohio State Friday. The team will return home for the final two home matches of the 2014 season, Friday, April 11 versus Quincy and Saturday, April 12 against Lindenwood.


Upcoming games at the Gates Center:

  • No. 14 Men's Volleyball vs. Quincy, Friday, April 11, 7 p.m. 
  • No. 14 Men's Volleyball vs. Lindenwood, Saturday, April 12, 7 p.m. 
Tickets are still available for both 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
Chancellor Carwein congratulates a new member of the Xi Epsilon Chapter of Beta Beta Beta, the Biological Honor Society. View large photo Photo by Elmer Denman 
Department Newsletters 
Expressions College of Visual and Performing Arts
Tapestry: A Day for You registration newsletter [PDF]

New Faces, New Places 
Leslie Clark, coordinator of advising and student services for public policy
Lisa Courtney, transfer to secretary for Doermer School of Business
Heidi Prussing, assistant systems coordinator for financial aid
Pam Thompson, promoted to buyer for purchasing 
This Week on Arts Weekly
Robert Schroeder from the IPFW Department of Fine Arts and Jim Gabbard from the IPFW Department of Visual Communication and Design will be on hand to discuss the VCD and Fine Arts Senior B.F.A. Exhibitions. Join host John O'Connell on Arts Weekly, Thursday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. on WFWA PBS-39.

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