August 27, 2014
Get Ready to Party!
IPFW's yearlong 50th Celebration kicks off with the Campus Opening Ceremonies Monday, September 15. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join in the celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Amphitheatre near the Visual Arts Building.
The party includes free food, giveaways, a special program that begins at 12:15 p.m., and much more. You'll also have the opportunity to be a part of a social media activity! To get more information, go to
IPFW Receives $3.4 Million Gift from Weitzman Estate
The Office of Advancement is pleased to announce a $3.4 million bequest from the estate of Oscar and Ophelia Weitzman. This gift will support scholarships for students attending IPFW. The university was the sole recipient of the estate. "Through this gift, Oscar and Ophelia created a living legacy that shows their dedication to the value and importance of higher education," said Wendy Kobler, vice chancellor for advancement. Read the news release
Mastodon Bytes: Have Your Contacts Disappeared?
With the switch to Outlook as our primary email service, things can get a little confusing. Help is on the way!
Tip #3: The Case of the Disappearing Contacts
You may have lost some of your contacts during the hectic change-over process. Before you export your contacts, as instructed last week, try this. [PDF]
Join the Neighborhood Fun Sunday, September 7
The North Anthony Corridor Group (NACG) will host a block party Sunday, September 7, from 2 to 8 p.m., along North Anthony Blvd. between Crescent Ave. and St. Joe River Dr. The family- and pet-friendly event will include exhibits, area artisans, outdoor cafes, live bands, art for sale, a wine and beer garden, bike valet, and much more. IPFW is a proud sponsor of the inaugural event. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to experience the fun! Learn more about the event by following NACG on Facebook. More information
IPFW Included in Purdue's Enterprise-Wide Hotline System
If you see or suspect unethical or illegal behavior, you can report your concerns anonymously via Purdue's enterprise-wide hotline at 866-818-2620. There are other reporting options available to you, including talking to your supervisor or via local reporting mechanisms. The hotline does not replace existing reporting mechanisms, but rather serves as an additional option, which may be used anonymously. Read the details

Photo of the Week

Kettler Hall, 1969. Remember waiting in long lines before the Information Age? View large photo

This Week on Arts Weekly

Local Theatre Fall Showcase: Phillip Colglazier, Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, and Lauren Nichols, all for One productions, will be followed by Thom Hofrichter of First Presbyterian Theater and Brian Wagner from the Arena Dinner Theatre. Join host John O'Connell on Arts Weekly, Thursday, August 28, at 7:30 p.m. on WFWA PBS-39.

Medication Questions? Need a Physical?

If so, contact the IPFW Center for Healthy Living; Campus Clinic and Wellness Programs. The nurse-managed clinic is located in Walb Student Union, Room 234. Immunizations, physicals, lab work, injury care, and sick care are all available. Free blood pressure and weight checks are also offered. Bring your medical card! Call 481-5748 for an appointment. More information 


Department Newsletters

Community Arts Academy Fall Schedule  


New Faces, New Places

Deborah Hoile, transfer to student records coordinator for Arts and Sciences

Jacqueline Reynolds, secretary for English and Linguistics

Kelly Shanks, transfer to coordinator of academic ceremonies

Megan Underwood, assistant director for international programs

Napoleon Wilson, custodian for building services 

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