May 28, 2014
Eikenberry to Lead Doermer School of Business 
Mike EikenberryLong-time Fort Wayne banker and community leader Mike Eikenberry will join IPFW as the new dean of the Richard T. Doermer School of Business. Eikenberry begins his new duties July 1. Otto Chang, the school's current dean, is returning to teaching and research.
      "I am impressed with the Doermer School, especially the excellent faculty and the school's accreditation," said Eikenberry. "I'm very interested in helping create a stronger relationship between the school and local businesses. We really need to work in the business community to let them know what we have to offer." Read the news release 
For Mark Crouch, Retirement Means Teaching and Fishing
Mark CrouchMark Crouch, associate professor of labor studies and coordinator of the Northeast Indiana Labor Studies Program, retires this year with nearly 35 years of service on the campus.

      He came to IPFW in August 1980 as part of the IU Labor Studies Program. "IU wanted labor studies faculty spread around the state to make access easy for the working people who needed the information," said Crouch. "That's how I came here."

      But "here" is a relative term when it comes to his work. "I lived out of a suitcase for years," Crouch said. "I might teach in Indianapolis on Monday morning, in Decatur that afternoon, in Auburn on Tuesday, Fort Wayne on Wednesday, and then Valparaiso or elsewhere on Thursday and Friday." That class schedule, plus time spent with labor leaders, kept him constantly on the go.

      The moments he holds closest are his conversations with individual workers. "I get those calls regularly. 'Can they do that to me? Should I hire a lawyer?' These people are scared," said Crouch. "I answer their questions and let them know their rights."

      For Crouch, shared respect between labor and management is the key. "It's all about respect. Whether we're making aircraft or educating kids, we all have a part to play."

      Looking toward the future, Crouch says he will continue doing some of his classes through the Workers Center, sponsored by Workers' Project Inc. "I'm going fishing, too," he added.

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Photo of the Week
Students on Alumni Plaza
Students celebrate the arrival of summer on Alumni Plaza near Bike Rack, one of 50 Sculpture with Purpose™ sculptural bike racks, IPFW's flagship 50th Celebration project. The racks are installed all over campus and downtown Fort Wayne. View large photo Photo by Jim Whitcraft
This Week on Arts Weekly
Morgan McClarnon, Brennan Stillman, Gloria Minnich, and Marcy Trentacosti, instructors from the IPFW Community Arts Academy, will talk about summer art, dance, music, and theatre programs for kids of all ages. Join host John O'Connell on Arts Weekly, Thursday, May 29, at 7:30 p.m. on WFWA PBS-39. 
In Memoriam
Sheila ChastainSHEILA A. CHASTAIN, 54, passed away May 19, 2014, in Lansing, Mich. Sheila was an administrative point person in the Chancellor's area at IPFW. The funeral service was Saturday, May 24, at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Lansing. Arrangements were by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes. Read the obituary
Tie DyeSave the Date!
Summerfest 2014
1964: Then and Now
Celebrate summer during our annual employee and retiree appreciation day. Enjoy a free lunch, door prizes, and new and time-honored events while we look back at our 50-year history. Event details and online registration information will be sent to your IPFW email in early June. In the meantime, mark the date on your calendar---- July 16, 11:30 a.m.-- 4 p.m.---- and get ready to have fun in the sun!


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