November 19, 2014
New Campus Road to Open November 22
The newly extended South Campus Drive will open Saturday, November 22.
Follow IPFW on Facebook and Twitter for additional information, then watch for details from Inside IPFW later this week.
USAP Update
The USAP team has met with more than 650 IPFW faculty and staff at more than 60 unit meetings throughout the last 6 weeks.
  • A compilation of the most frequently asked questions from the unit meetings can be found on the USAP website
  • Questions submitted through the website over the last month have been answered and are now posted online
  • A software tutorial is available online to learn how to enter your unit report
  • The next Townhall Meeting will be Friday, November 21, at 10 a.m. in Kettler Hall, Room G46. Topic: Budget
Carnegie Junior Fellows Program
Each year the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a rigorous national competition to select 10--12 graduating seniors to serve as research assistants on Carnegie Endowment projects---- the Junior Fellows Program. Students are matched with senior associates----academics, former government officials, lawyers, and journalists from around the world----to work on a variety of issues related to international affairs. For those seniors who are interested in policy work, this is a great opportunity for a paid year-long internship in Washington, D.C. This is the first year IPFW students are eligible to apply for this fellowship.
To apply for the IPFW internal competition, students must register with and pick up application materials from Ann Livschiz, Honors Program director, in Liberal Arts Building, Room 275 or Helmke Library, Room 207. Those interested in applying should contact Livschiz ( as soon as possible and set up an appointment. The deadline for submission is Friday, December 19, at 5 p.m. Complete details here
Fall Honors Showcase
The semi-annual Honors Showcase will be held Friday, December 5, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Honors Center (Helmke Library, second floor). Honors students will present their finished projects, the culmination of their work towards completing the honors certificate. The scheduled presenters are:
  • Alexander Allison (History), "To Save Chile: The Nixon Administration's Efforts to Exasperate Pre-Existing Polarizations within Allende's Chile." Faculty mentor, Professor Richard Weiner (3 p.m.)
  • Alicia De Leon (Biology/ILCS), "Characterization of Forest Fragmentation Structure in Northeastern Indiana," faculty mentor, Professor Jordan Marshall (3:35 p.m.)
  • Tyler Davis (German), "The Acquisition, Use, and Attitude of the Burmese Language According to Individuals from the Chin Hills of Myanmar," faculty mentor, Professor Jens Clegg (ILCS) (4:10 p.m.)
A reception will be held following the presentation. If you plan to attend, please R.S.V.P. Also, save the date for the Spring 2015 Honors Showcase---- Friday, April 10.
Computer Lab Upgrades
Information Technology Services (ITS)  is currently working on a number of computer lab-related upgrades. Upgrades include:
  • Large-scale replacement of more than 100 student-use computer systems in the Helmke Library, including the 24-hour computer lab
  • Hardware upgrades for 60 computers in Walb Union, Room 221 are currently underway
  • The iMac computers in Visual Arts, Room 205 will be replaced during winter break
  • The physics lab systems are currently being replaced
  • Each ITS lab will be upgraded to 64-bit Microsoft Windows 7 in preparation for an eventual migration to Windows 10
  • Classroom instructor stations are also being upgraded in Kettler and Neff halls
 Healthy Meal Options at Mastodon Mart
The Mastodon Mart in Walb Student Union offers healthy meal options, including pre-packaged salads (pictured), hummus, yogurt, cheese, trail mix, banana chips, and many other quick and healthy food and beverage options. Faculty and staff also receive a 20 percent discount on everything in the store.
Mastodon Mart is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Great American Smokeout Block Party
Celebrate smoke-free living! IPFW's Great American Smokeout "Stop Smoking" Block Party will be Thursday, November 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first floor of Kettler Hall. The event is open to the campus and general public. For more information, email
  • Visit information tables
  • Learn how to help a friend quit smoking
  • Commit to being tobacco free
  • Take advantage of blood-sugar, blood-pressure, weight, and body-fat screenings
  • Free food!

Photo of the Week

Members of the men's baseball team
and Christine Kuznar, associate athletic director, took a stand for civility, respect, diversity, and equality at the NOH8 event last Thursday. View large photo Photo by Jim Whitcraft

New Faces, New Places
Rhonda Climes, health insurance navigator for the IPFW Lafayette Street Family Health Clinic
Andrea Ogubi, career events coordinator for Career Services
Mastodon Bytes: Delegating Access to Mail Folders

It's much more efficient to give someone access to a folder than it is to forward them every email they need. Follow these steps to give someone access to a mail folder.


Retirement of STEPS Accounts

Reminder: On December 31, the steps01--steps30 accounts used in computer labs and classrooms will be eliminated. If you use these accounts or know someone who does, contact the Help Desk at 481-6030 or

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