August 6, 2014
Faculty/Staff Passwords Good for 90 Days
Information Technology Services is completing work to allow for less frequent password expiration. To come into compliance with changes in Purdue standards, faculty/staff passwords will expire every 90 days and student passwords will expire every 180 days. Student employees who have access to general student information data via Banner/OASIS will also have a 90-day expiration cycle. These rules will go into effect the next time you change your password. As a reminder, you should never share your password with anyone for any reason.
Service Learning Showcase Posters Wanted
The Office of Academic Internships, Cooperative Education, and Service Learning (OACS) is requesting faculty and student poster submissions for IPFW's Service Learning Showcase. The event will be held Friday, October 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Walb Student Union, Room G21. Suggested poster topics include:
  • Impact of reciprocal campus-- community partnerships
  • Student learning and development in service-learning courses
  • Synopsis of research data collection and/or analysis
  • Tools and resources developed to aid in the planning or execution of curricular community engagement initiatives
  • Institutionalization of service learning in higher education
  • Models of intra- and inter-campus partnerships
  • Methods to increase the number of effective campus-- community partnerships
  • Teaching methods or strategies utilized in community engaged classrooms
  • Innovations and/or strategies to improve health, life, and well-being

Submissions may be sent to

Ulmer Award Nomination Deadline is August 15
The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (ODMA) is seeking nominations for the 2014 Jack Ulmer Memorial Award. The annual award is given to the IPFW staff or faculty member who has demonstrated exemplary service to students of color and/or with disabilities in the following areas:
  • Individual service through advising, counseling, or mentoring;
  • Service as an advisor to student organizations or through other co-curricular activity;
  • Creativity in making improvements or creating new programs to meet the needs of these students.
John P. "Jack" Ulmer was dean of students from 1965 to 1988. He was committed to diversity and service to students of color and students with disabilities and championed the creation of the Office of Multicultural Services, known today as the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.
Nominations must be submitted at the ODMA website by Friday, August 15. Inquiries may be directed to 481-4140 or

Photo of the Week

This aerial view of campus was taken in the 1960s, when Kettler Hall was the campus. The St. Joseph River is at the lower left; what is now known as the Support Services Building is at the upper left; and a number of temporary units occupy the area east of the current Geogarden. View large photo

Merkler Retires after 22 Years

You are invited to a retirement celebration for Elizabeth (Liz) A. Merkler on Thursday, August 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Kettler Hall Faculty Lounge. Liz will be retiring after 22 years in the Registrar's office. Her official retirement date will be Friday, August 29. If you would like to sign a card and contribute to a retirement gift you may do so at the Bursar's office up through Tuesday, August 19.

This Week on Arts Weekly

Katrina Newman from Jefferson Point discusses Friday Nites Live and Josette Jordan from the Allen County Public Library gives a rundown of Rock the Plaza; Alicia Pyle is this week's Featured Fort Wayne Artist and talks about her work as well as the Alicia Pyle Quartet. Join host John O'Connell on Arts Weekly, Thursday, August 7, at 7:30 p.m. on WFWA PBS-39.

University Police Department Staff Training is August 11

Reminder: The University Police Department will be temporarily closed Monday, August 11, for staff training. The Fort Wayne Police Department will handle emergency calls during this time. Non-emergency and non-criminal issues, questions, and needs will be addressed when the department has resumed full operation on August 12. If you have questions, please contact Chief Yunker at 481-6827.


FW Newspapers Special Rate for IPFW Community

Students, staff, and faculty at IPFW can receive 13 weeks for the price of 10 with a new subscription to Fort Wayne Newspapers. Subscriptions run for 13 weeks, three business days from the time of purchase. (Source: Follett's IPFW Bookstore) Download order form [PDF]


New Faces, New Places

Amanda Barcus, transfer to account clerk V for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Debra Boggs, director of Alumni Relations

Karen Case, academic advisor for Mastodon Advising Center

Kathryn Dilworth, director of donor relations and stewardship for Development

Kevin Gustin, groundskeeper for Grounds

Shanté Howard, transfer to secretary V for English and Linguistics

Teri Luce, transfer to secretary V for History/ Political Science

Kelsey McQuillin, Summit Scholarship Program coordinator for Academic Affairs

Kelsey Passaglia, assistant women's soccer coach for Athletics

Samuel Pray, information specialist for Admissions

Karen VanGorder, executive director, Division of Continuing Studies


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