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April 30, 2014
Vulnerability in Internet Explorer
On Monday, April 28, the Department of Homeland Security issued a warning against use of Internet Explorer (IE) due to a vulnerability that potentially allows malicious code to run from suspicious or compromised websites. Additionally, the vulnerability exploits older versions of Adobe Flash. Windows XP workstations are the most vulnerable, since Microsoft no longer provides patches for XP. Computers on campus are already protected by current security measures, but you should still take action:
  • Off campus, IT Services strongly recommends switching to an alternate browser such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome until Microsoft releases the patch to fix this vulnerability.
  • Upgrade Adobe Flash on all computers you use.
  • If you are still using Windows XP, upgrade now. For university-owned computers, contact the Help Desk to initiate this process.
If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Help Desk at or 481-6030.
New Appointments
Two appointments have recently been made---- a chief of police who comes to IPFW from Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in Michigan and a chief communications officer who has served at IPFW for five years in a different role.
    Julie Yunker  will guide all aspects of the University Police Department's strategic initiatives and daily operations and is the first woman to hold the position in IPFW's history. Yunker joins IPFW after five years as director of criminal justice training at GVSU. She has nearly 20 years of experience in front-line law enforcement and criminal justice instruction. Read the news release 
    John Kaufeld has been appointed chief communications officer. In this position, he will focus on the university's strategic communications plan, support the news media's coverage of IPFW, and serve as the university's official spokesperson. Kaufeld moves into the position after five years as IPFW's social media manager. Read the news release
Updated Editorial Style Guide Now Available
pencil.jpg Marketing and Creative Services has updated the IPFW Editorial Style Guide. This guide is a valuable resource to help ensure that we are communicating in a consistent style and voice.

Here's a summary of the types of updates you'll see in the guide:

  • Factual updates
  • Technological updates (including a new "Technological Terms" section added to the Appendix)
  • Resource updates
  • New entries based on trouble spots
  • Updates to reflect the IPFW Identity System

Please send comments or suggestions to with the subject line editorial style guide.

Ivy Tech Plant Sale---- Just in Time for Mother's Day
unpotted-flowers.jpg The landscaping classes at Ivy Tech-- Northeast invite all IPFW employees and students to their second annual plant sale this Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Many varieties will be offered, including annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, hanging baskets, ferns, and grasses. The sale will be in and around the greenhouse on the east side of the Steel Dynamics Inc. Keith E. Busse Technology Center. For more information, contact Ryan Voorhees at 260-480-4114 or
Photo of the Week
Barbara Blauvelt was honored last week for 45 years of service at IPFW during last week's Staff Recognition Luncheon. More than 100 staff members were awarded certificates by Chancellor Vicky CarweinView large photo Photo by Elmer Denman
In Memoriam 
Alistair MacLeod, an award-winning Canadian author who was best known for his short story collections and novel No Great Mischief, died April 20, 2014. He was 77. MacLeod taught at IPFW in what was then called the English Department (now English and Linguistics) from 1966 to 1969. MacLeod had been in a Windsor, Ontario, hospital since suffering a stroke in January. Read the obituary
Retirement Reception for
Deb Conklin
The IPFW campus is invited to celebrate Deb Conklin's retirement after 27 years of leadership at IPFW. A reception will be hosted by the Division of Continuing Studies Tuesday, May 20.  A card and envelope for voluntary donations are at the Bursar's office. View invitation [PDF]
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This Week on Arts Weekly
Benjamin Rivera, director of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Chorus, will discuss the May 10 performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at the Embassy Theater, and Rod King from the Fort Wayne Area Community Band will share details about their May 6 concert at the Rhinehart Music Center. Join host John O'Connell on Arts Weekly, Thursday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. on WFWA PBS-39. 

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