August 20, 2014
20th Omnibus Lecture Series Features Historian, Scientist, and Entertainer
IPFW welcomes three amazing speakers for the 20th season of the Omnibus Lecture Series, which takes place during IPFW's 50th Celebration. Visit the Omnibus website for complete information.

Doris Kearns Goodwin, presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, "Leadership Lessons of History: Doris Kearns Goodwin on the American Presidents," September 23

Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, TV host, and author, "This Just In: Latest Discoveries in the Universe," October 21

Garrison Keillor, author, radio host, and humorist, "An Evening with Garrison Keillor," April 1
Dilworth Joins Office of Advancement 
The Office of Advancement welcomes Kathryn Dilworth as the director of donor relations and stewardship. Dilworth's background includes more than 10 years of nonprofit fundraising and public relations. She has worked for conservation and cultural organizations, including libraries and museums. Additionally, Dilworth ran her own consulting practice for many years, offering branding guidance to nonprofit organizations and small businesses. She began her role on July 21. Read the news release 
Save the Date: IPFW Family Picnic 
We're celebrating 50 years----what a great reason to attend the IPFW Family Picnic! Bring your family and celebrate with your IPFW family, Sunday, September 14, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Alumni Plaza. 
  • Bounce houses for all ages
  • Balloon animals
  • Face painting
  • Tusky, the IPFW mascot
  • and much more!
Learn more or R.S.V.P. at the IPFW Family Picnic website. 
Mastodon Bytes: Exporting Contacts from GroupWise to Outlook
With the switch to Outlook as our primary email service, things can get a little confusing. Tip no. 2 in the Mastodon Bytes series will tell you how to export your contacts from GroupWise to Outlook. Please note: you should only do this if your address books are not updated with the information that was in GroupWise or if they were not imported. View the directions [PDF] 

Photo of the Week

The 1986-87 Men's Basketball Team with coach Tim Russell. Until 1988 IPFW never adopted official colors, leaving sports teams free to use whatever colors were convenient. In the late '60s the teams used blue and white because they got a good deal on a load of blue and white uniforms. In the early '70s the athletic director decided to use a hybrid of IU and Purdue colors and ordered crimson and gold uniforms. View large photo 

This Week on Arts Weekly

Tena Woenker and Susan Mendenhall from Arts United provide an overview of this year's Taste of the Arts happening Saturday, August 23; Sarah Payne shares details about the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival taking place August 24-- 31. Join host John O'Connell on Arts Weekly, Thursday, August 21, at 7:30 p.m. on WFWA PBS-39.

New Bookstore Benefit for Alumni Membership 

Tell your family and friends! Members of the IPFW Alumni Association are eligible for a 20 percent discount at Follett's IPFW Bookstore (in-store and online) on all permissible purchases over $1. Members must show a current membership card at the point-of-sale and provide a membership ID number when making an online purchase at The discount does not apply to sale items, computer hardware/software, or textbooks. Follett's is located in Walb Student Union.  


Weight Watchers Open House August 29

Fall into healthy living---- attend the Weight Watchers Open House Friday, August 29, from noon to 1 p.m. in Kettler Hall, Room G41. IPFW employees, retirees, or retirees' spouses pay $93, a 50 percent discount off the total $186, including e-tools. The balance of $93 is due if 14 of the 17 sessions are not completed. If a class member can't make all the Friday session at IPFW, attendance at another Weight Watchers site is acceptable. Barbara Butcher is the class leader. Sign up by calling 481-6647.  

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