October 8, 2014
Attention: Windows XP and Mac OS 10.6 Users
Work Study Student Are you using a Windows XP or Snow Leopard (OS 10.6) IPFW computer? If so, you are at risk. Both of these operating systems are outdated and neither Microsoft nor Apple are providing security updates.

Beginning Dec. 31, 2014, IT Services will be begin preventing computers with these operating systems from attaching to our network. You will not be able to log in to Novell, access I: and O: drives, or connect to the Internet. If you are using either of these operating systems or if you are uncertain as to whether you are using either of these systems, please contact the Help Desk by October 31 at helpdesk@ipfw.edu or 481-6030 so they can assist you in the upgrade process.
Stay Connected with Lync
Lync, software for instant messaging and video chat, is a component of Microsoft Office 365 and is currently available for your use. IT Services will decommission Novell's GroupWise Instant Messenger in favor of Lync as our officially supported instant messenger effective October 23. Lync offers many new features, including:
  • Chat with faculty and staff at Purdue West Lafayette and IU campuses
  • Chat with several people at a time
  • Video chats, as long as you and other participants have webcams
  • Save your chat history to Outlook for easy retrieval

Be careful what you share on any chat. FERPA, HIPAA, and other requirements still apply. If you need help getting started, IT Services has a quick guide on its training site, or contact the Help Desk, helpdesk@ifpw.edu or 481-6030

Sculptural Busts of Historic Figures on Display in Rhinehart
As part of our 50th Celebration, the Department of Fine Arts and John O'Connell, dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, have worked to acquire and display for the public a series of sculptural busts of historic figures. The series was created by Associate Professor Emeritus Hector Garcia and is on loan from the Allen County Public Library.


Begun in 1968 with William Shakespeare, the series was commissioned by Allen County Public Librarian Emeritus Rex M. Potterf. Over the next two decades 20 historic figures were completed, 7 of which will be displayed at any one time in the Auer Lobby of the John and Ruth Rhinehart Music Center. Over the next few years the busts will be rotated, giving patrons the opportunity to view all of them over time. The collaborative installation has been made possible through the generous donation of Herbert and Lorraine Weier. The first seven sculptures are: Shakespeare, Rembrandt, (photo at left, courtesy ACPL) Benjamin Franklin, Richard Wagner, George Washington Carver, Edith Hamilton, and Albert Einstein.

Do You Have Questions about Your Prescriptions?
pills2.jpgPharmacy-D students from Purdue West Lafayette can answer your questions about medications at the Center for Healthy Living Clinic, located in Room 234 of the Walb Student Union. You can bring in your prescriptions or a family member's to find out how they work, learn about possible interactions with other medications you're taking, or even to see if there are lower-priced alternatives. Call 481-5748 to set up a free consultation any day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
IPFW Mental Health Day Features Free Mental Health Screenings, Workshops, Information Fair
"Life Worth Living----Things Are Looking Up" is the theme of this year's IPFW Mental Health Day, Thursday, October 9. The campus community as well as the public-at-large is invited to learn how relationships affect mental health at three presentations. All sessions are free and take place in the Walb Union Classic Ballroom. The day begins at 9 a.m. with mental health screenings and an information fair that continues until 3 p.m. on the first floor of Walb Union. View the flyer [PDF]
  • 10:30--11:30 a.m., "I'll Do It Tomorrow---- Paralyzed by Procrastination," Floie J. Stouder, L.C.S.W., IPFW/Parkview Student Assistance Program
  • Noon--1 p.m., "Intoxicating vs. Toxic Relationships," Carly Thompson, graduate student; Jennifer Rohlf, community education coordinator for YWCA of Northeast Indiana; Sarah LeBlanc, visiting instructor in communication; and Ewelina Connolly, project director for IPFW Project COMPASS
  • 1:30--2:30 p.m., "The Science of a Good Time---- Playing Games," John Kaufeld, IPFW chief communications officer
USAP Open Meetings, Upcoming Town Hall 
If you have been unable to attend your unit meeting and are interested in learning more about the University Strategic Alignment Process (USAP), you can join an open meeting that any faculty or staff member can attend: 
  • Thursday, October 16, 3-- 4 p.m., Kettler Hall, Room 132
  • Friday, October 17, 11 a.m.-- noon, Kettler Hall, Room 118

Please feel free to attend the next USAP Town Hall meeting, Wednesday, October 22, from noon to 1 p.m. in Science Building, Room 185; the topic will be accreditation.  

Association of IPFW Women Schedule Chicago Trip
Chicago skylineEnjoy a fall getaway with friends and family in downtown Chicago without having to pay for parking! The Association of IPFW Women is sponsoring a bus trip Saturday, November 8. Enjoy shopping, museums, art galleries, the Chicago Humanities Festival, and more! The bus will drop off passengers at four stops:
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Field Museum of Natural History
  • Macy's on State Street in the Loop
  • Water Tower Place Shopping Center
The cost is $40 per passenger, which includes motor coach transportation and a $5 contribution for the scholarship fund of the Association of IPFW Women. Meals are on your own. Details, registration form [PDF]

Photo of the Week

Douglas Ulmer presents the Jack Ulmer Memorial Award to Marietta Frye, academic advisor and coordinator of peer leadership for the Mastodon Advising Center, at last Sunday's Honors Convocation. The award recognizes a member of the university community for outstanding service to minority students and students with disabilities.
View large photo Photo by Jim Whitcraft

Mastodon Bytes: Outlook Tips and Tricks

Small things can improve your work day and relieve a little frustration. This week, find out how to see if a person is in your
contact list as well as ways to simplify scheduling and attach files in Tip #10: Outlook Tips and Tricks. [PDF]

IPFW Fall Fest 2014 
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to the Second Annual Fall Fest, October 30 and 31. The fall semester is such an exciting time of year.  What better time to celebrate the changing season and of course, Halloween?  Read the details

Department Newsletters

Refire! Fall Schedule (Continuing Studies)


New Faces, New Places

Taylor Fitzgerald, groundskeeper

Eva Wells, secretary, Music Department 


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