September 3, 2014
How Do You Sing the IPFW Fight Song?
IPFW's fight song will be performed by the Pep Band at the Campus Opening Ceremonies Monday, September 15, during a special program that begins at 12:15 p.m. And thanks to a social media activity, you can help bring the words to life!
Beginning Monday, September 8, take a picture any time you see a word from the Fight Song and upload it to Facebook (IPFW.Mastodons), Twitter (@IPFW) or Instagram (@goIPFW) using #DonFightSong.
To find the words to the fight song and for more information, go to the Celebrate IPFW website.
IPFW Fall Tour Submission Deadline is Sept. 5
Ken Christmon, Mitch Daniels, Vicky CarweinThe second annual IPFW Fall Tour, a two-and-a-half day bus tour for 40 members of our faculty and staff, will begin Sunday, October 12. This is an opportunity to network with campus colleagues you know, meet new colleagues, develop new collaborations, and make new friends. Travel stops will allow us to showcase IPFW, promote the expertise and capabilities of our campus, recruit for our programs, and make connections throughout. Only 40 seats are available; you are encouraged to submit your name for consideration by filling out the Qualtrics form no later than Friday, September 5.
IPFW Day at Costco
Employees, staff, students, families, and friends of IPFW are invited to a back to school event at Costco from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, September 20. You can shop at Costco without a membership---- cash, debit (PIN), or American Express---- and/or purchase gas at $3.29 per gallon. There will be a dedicated "IPFW-only cashier," surprises for children, incentives on memberships, and more. View the flyer [PDF]
MAP-Works Helps Our Students Succeed
MAP-Works is a campus-wide student success program that helps identify students who are at risk of leaving the institution. Knowing this, we can intervene to help students address academic and social challenges that may be impacting them. Help our students succeed and stay in school by encouraging them to take the survey (September 8-- 21). They will be notified of the survey link via email. Learn more about the program at one of two faculty-staff training sessions:
  • Thursday, September 11, 2-- 3 p.m., Kettler Hall, Room G13
  • Friday, September 12, 9--10 a.m., Kettler Hall, Room 116
You may also schedule your department's individualized training session by contacting Alison Rynearson at or 481-6092.
Mastodon Bytes: Phishing Attempts
With the start of the school year comes a a new slew of phishing attempts. By now, almost all of you have probably received an email that looked like it was from IT Services that requested your username and password "to prevent losing your mail." This is called phishing---- an individual's attempt to gain access to your accounts and use it to send more phishing attempts. Always remember that no legitimate organization (bank, school, or business) will ever ask for your password. If someone asks for yours, simply delete the email.
What's Your Leadership Style?
Career Services will once again host free monthly webinars for staff, students, and alumni beginning September 11 from noon to 1 p.m. What type of leadership style do you prefer? Wagoner's animal leadership styles is a simple yet powerful tool that can help you optimize your leadership style, run an office, and work as a team. You'll never think of your coworkers or peers the same! The webinar will be presented by Rachel Landis, assistant director of career services, IU Bloomington. Register for the webinar  View the flyer [PDF]
National Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 8--14
In the United States, there is one death by suicide every 13 minutes. More than 5 million people in the U.S. have been directly affected by suicide, the second leading cause of death among college students.
September 8--14 is National Suicide Prevention Week. The theme is "Life Worth Living." Please join IPFW Project COMPASS in supporting suicide prevention by attending these campus and community events. [PDF]

Photo of the Week

Happy faces at Student Housing move-in day, Friday, August 22. Photo by Jim Whitcraft

This Week on Arts Weekly

Director Craig Humphrey and a cast member from the upcoming IPFW production, The Fantasticks, will share details about the play; Rachel Mondragon from the Wagon Wheel Theatre will talk about Rent and their upcoming season. Join host John O'Connell on Arts Weekly, Thursday, September 4, at 7:30 p.m. on WFWA PBS-39.

New Faces, New Places

Chelsea Cantillo, assistant softball coach for Athletics

Jamé Lucas, secretary for English and Linguistics


Department Newsletters

Helmke Highlights 


North Anthony Corridor Block Party

Bring the whole family (and Fido)! The North Anthony Corridor Group is hosting a block party Sunday, September 7, from 2 to 8 p.m. along North Anthony Blvd. between Crescent Ave. and St. Joe River Dr. Enjoy exhibits, artisans, outdoor cafés, live music, art, and a wine and beer garden---- you can even leave your bikes with a valet! Learn more 


IRB Office Hours

Abraham Schwab, IPFW Institutional Review Board (IRB) liaison, is available to help human subjects researchers as they prepare IRB applications for submission and respond to recommendations from Purdue. Office hours specifically for IRB questions are the first Wednesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Liberal Arts Building, Room 160; hours are also available by appointment. More information 


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