October 15, 2014
2014--15 Library Scholars Grant Program
Helmke Library Would your research be enhanced by visiting a U.S. or international special library or archives collection? The Purdue Library Scholars Grant program for 2014--15 supports access to "unique collections of information found around the country and the world." Proposals are due Nov. 14, 2014. The grant program is for Purdue (only) untenured, tenure-track faculty members, and associate professors tenured effective July 1, 2012 or later.

Awards of up to $5,000 will be made to support expenses associated with travel to archives or collections beyond Purdue, including the cost of transportation, lodging, meals, and fees charged by the library or other collection owner for access, photocopying, scanning, etc. As part of the proposal, applicants must submit a letter of support from their Helmke liaison librarian.

All proposals must be submitted to tolleyc@purdue.edu no later than 5 p.m. Friday, November 14. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Carole Tolley, tolleyc@purdue.edu, 765-494-2900 or Susan Anderson in the Helmke Library at anderssm@ipfw.edu.  Information, guidelines 
Alertus Emergency Notification Message
Information Technology Services has acquired and implemented a new addition to the IPFW Emergency Notification System. Alertus will send an emergency notification message to all IPFW-owned computers attached to the IPFW network. The rapid delivery (under 30 seconds) of this message will compliment other methods (SMS, voice, and email) of reaching students, faculty, and staff across campus in the event of an emergency. A full emergency notification test will be performed Thursday, October 16.

Once the "Acknowledge" button is clicked, the message will disappear from the display. The message will also be set to automatically clear after a specified period of time if the message has not been acknowledged. If you have any questions about this addition to the Emergency Notification System, contact the Help Desk at 481-6030 or helpdesk@ifpw.edu. 
USAP Software Training
Software training for the University Strategic Alignment Process will be held on the following dates in Kettler Hall, Room 205B:
  • Friday, October 24, 9--10 a.m.
  • Monday, October 27, Noon--1 p.m.
  • Monday, November 3, 10--11 a.m.
  • Thursday, November 6, 10--11 a.m.

You may attend any of these dates or other dates that will be added throughout November. Please contact Joleen Downs at downsj@ipfw.edu to sign up. Contact Jennifer Oxtoby (oxtobyj@ipfw.edu) with questions.

Class of 2014 First Destination Survey
IPFW is dedicated to helping students achieve post-graduate success, a critical part of the mission of the entire institution. The following information was compiled by IPFW Career Services. The purpose of the First Destination Survey is to obtain a "snapshot" of what IPFW's recent graduates are doing, including employment, graduate school, or other endeavors. This is the external report; an internal report with more information and comparisons to last year is in the works. 
VanGorder Promoted to Executive Director
of Continuing Studies
Karen VanGorder has been promoted to executive director of the Division of Continuing Studies. The university conducted a national search to fill the position left vacant when the former DCS executive director retired June 30, 2014. VanGorder has served in various leadership positions at IPFW and DCS since 2006. She served as director of online learning and was assistant to the DCS executive director. Read the news release
Broadcaster, Author, and Children's Advocate Jane Pauley Keynotes 2015 Tapestry
Emmy-winning broadcaster, author, and children's advocate Jane Pauley will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Tapestry: A Day for You. Tapestry takes place Friday, April 24, 2015, at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Registration begins Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. Tickets include breakfast, two breakout sessions, the noon luncheon, presentation of the Parkview/Tapestry Scholarships, and Pauley's keynote address, as well as shopping in the many booths lining the perimeter of the Coliseum Expo Center. Read the news release
Service-Learning Showcase Posters Wanted
It's not too late for faculty and students to submit posters for IPFW's Service-Learning Showcase, to be held Friday, October 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Walb Union, Room G21. Present and share your community-based research, service-learning projects, and scholarly work in the community during poster presentation sessions.

Here are some suggested poster topics: 
  • 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
  • Innovations and/or strategies to improve health, life, and well-being

Please send submissions to oacs@ipfw.edu.

Enjoy the Best of Modern American Cuisine at Taste
Taste: Modern American Restaurant is fully operated and managed by hospitality management seniors in the Advanced Food Service Management class. Featuring dishes such as savory burgers, pulled pork in a house-made BBQ sauce, juicy steaks, a selection of house-made desserts, and more. Taste is located inside the Holiday Inn at IPFW and the Coliseum and is open every Tuesday from 5 to 10 p.m. through December 9. IPFW students, staff, and faculty receive a 15 percent discount on all food orders. For more information, "Like" the restaurant on Facebook: Taste Restaurant and follow them on Twitter: @IPFWTaste. For reservations, call 260-482-3800.
Rewire! Fall Class Schedule
Rewire! is a dynamic series for active lifelong learners offered by the Division of Continuing Studies. This series of daytime programs on relevant topics is designed to stimulate your mind and body with a community of like-minded people.View all upcoming classes 

A new Brown Bag Series has also been created. Topics include:

Photo of the Week

Chancellor Vicky Carwein and the IPFW delegation presented IPFW Blue Gear to Governor Mike Pence yesterday (October 14) during the annual IPFW Fall Tour. Photo courtesy of John Kaufeld via Twitter

Mastodon Bytes: Outlook Tips and Tricks (cont.)

Sometimes it's the little things that improve your workday! This week, learn how to insert pictures in-line with text, filter mail to a specific folder, and  how to un-delete messages. View tips [PDF]

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TRIO Student Support Services Fall 2014 newsletter  [PDF] 


Community Arts Academy Fall 2014 schedule 

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