May 14, 2014
Carwein Receives IU Alumni Legacy Leaders Award
As part of its 100th Anniversary Celebration, Indiana University School of Nursing announced that IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein has been named as one of the first recipients of its Alumni Legacy Leaders Award. 
     This award recognizes the outstanding contributions of 100 of the more than 30,000 IU School of Nursing living alumni. The recipients demonstrate exceptional contributions to nursing through education, clinical practice, leadership, and/or research. Read the story
For 50 years IPFW has served northeast Indiana with pride as a wellspring of higher education. Together, we have a lot to Celebrate. As we celebrate 1,928 graduates at today's Commencement, we're just beginning.

     On Saturday, May 17, we are presenting our flagship 50th Celebration public art project, Sculpture with Purpose.™ IPFW is helping to create an even more vibrant and creative campus and community through sculptural bike racks installed widely throughout our area. Join us at 11:30 a.m. in front of the Arts United Center on East Main Street---- IPFW's presentation is part of the inaugural Kickstart event. For more information about Kickstart, go to


     Learn more or see photos at Also, if you like scavenger hunts, check out our Find the Triangle contest, where you could win one of fifty $100 gift certificates by identifying the triangles in the sculptures.


     What's your Reason to Celebrate? Last fall, we asked campus and community to share why they celebrate IPFW. Now you can start reading the winning entries---- one will be featured each week at


     Celebrate IPFW's milestone by making a difference. Another important Celebration initiative is our 50,000 hours of volunteering. A new app, available Saturday, will allow you to track your volunteer hours at many regional agencies. Learn more at


     Check the website regularly for events, merchandise, and more. We'll see you Saturday, as we Celebrate IPFW!

Volunteers Needed for Three Rivers Festival Parade
Mastodon BalloonDo You Love a Parade? IPFW will have an entry in the 2014 Three Rivers Festival Parade, Saturday, July 12. The entry will include our giant helium-filled mastodon balloon and maybe a few surprises! We need volunteers to take part, so if you'd like to join the fun, Marketing and Creative Services wants to hear from you! Please send an email with your name, email address, cell phone number, and your T-shirt size to
Alumni Night at TinCaps
Thursday, June 12
TinCaps vs. Lansing Lugnuts
Join IPFW alumni in the Parkview Field Picnic Pavilion and cheer on the Fort Wayne Tin Caps at one of the biggest nights of the summer. Tickets include a private seating area and unlimited access to the picnic dinner, complete with four entree options, four side dishes, soft drinks, and dessert! Visit the Alumni website for more information or reservations.
IT Security: Legitimate Businesses Never Ask for Usernames or Passwords
Phishing (pronounced fishing) is a tactic that criminals use to con people out of their usernames, passwords, bank account info, etc. It relies on no special technical skill other than being able to send an email to a large group of people asking them to reply with their username and password or to log into a website using a link provided in the email. Usually the emails threaten the loss of an account, a change to an email system, a need to "verify" your account, or some other critical-sounding explanation. These are almost never legitimate and you should never reply with your login credentials. When in doubt, check the What's Up security channel and/or forward the message to
2014 Summerfest: Save the Date 
1964: Then and Now
Wednesday, July 16, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Celebrate summer during our annual employee and retiree appreciation day! Enjoy a free lunch, win door prizes, and register for new and time-honored events while we look back at our 50-year history, starting in 1964. Event details and online registration will be headed your way after Memorial Day. In the meantime, mark the date on your calendar and get ready to have fun in the sun.
Weekend Help Desk Access
As communicated last week, the IT Services Help Desk in Kettler Hall, Room 206 will be closed on the weekends to correlate with the reduction of campus activity during the summer. However, a consultant will be accessible from noon to 4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday at 260-481-6030 or
Photo of the Week
 Nursing Pinning Ceremony
Graduates of the Department of Nursing Class of 2014 at last week's pinning ceremony. View large photo Photo by Elmer Denman
In Memoriam
DIANE JEAN (DUNHAM) DAVIS A memorial celebration of life is from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church, 1232 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne.
New Faces, New Places
Stephanie Lehto, secretary IV for the College of Health and Human Services (Radiography)
Gregory Wemhoff, laboratory technician VIII for Medical Education
This Week on Arts Weekly
Ruth Stone and Irene Walters from Sculpture with Purpose™ will discuss this IPFW 50th Celebration event in conjunction with the downtown Kickstart festival on May 17. Then Fort Wayne native and artist Terry Ratliff will stop by to discuss his work and artistic career. Join host John O'Connell on Arts Weekly, Thursday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m. on WFWA PBS-39. 

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