January 14, 2015
USAP Town Hall---- University of Hartford to Visit IPFW, Discuss Strategic Prioritization Initiative
Wednesday, January 28 12:15 p.m. Liberal Arts Building, Room 35A
The campus community is invited to join the University Strategic Alignment Process (USAP) committee when Sharon Vasquez and Katherine Black from the University of Hartford visit IPFW on January 28 to discuss their recent strategic prioritization initiative. As we move forward with our own strategic alignment process, we continue to look at different models to help identify the best way for us to advance toward our goals and believe we will learn from their experience. Like IPFW, the University of Hartford first looked at the Dickeson model but modified and adapted the process to accommodate their needs. They now provide a successful example of how to strategically align resources. Vasquez and Black will discuss how they focused limited resources on their highest priorities in order to reduce costs and keep tuition increases as low as possible. Please join us to learn how the University of Hartford has become stronger and healthier as a result of their initiative.
Breakfast with Students/Alumni during Homecoming Week
As we approach Homecoming Week (January 20-- 24), the Blue and White Committee would like to encourage you to attend the Alumni/Student Breakfast, Thursday, January 22. Breakfast will be served in the Kettler Hall Lobby from 9 to 11 a.m. If you are interested in attending, please complete this survey. This is a great opportunity to get acquainted with our students and alumni. Join the (Breakfast) Stampede!
30th Annual Martin Luther King Unity Day Celebration
Martin Luther King JrThe 30th Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Day Celebration will take place Monday, January 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Grand Wayne Convention Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd. The annual event is held in memory of the life and legacy of the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Participants will enjoy:
  • Gospel music performances
  • Youth Fest
  • Gospel dancers
  • Health screenings
  • Keynote speaker Richard Swanson, president of the MLK Jr. Club of Fort Wayne
Start the day at "Breakfast with the Clergy" in the Courtyard by Marriott from 8 to 10 a.m. The breakfast is free for IPFW students (paid for by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs) and includes free transportation. Students should R.S.V.P. to 260-481-6608 by January 16. The breakfast is also open to the general public at a cost of $20; call 260-493-0980 to R.S.V.P.
Employee Training Program
IPFW employees can learn ways to optimize personal and professional development through the Human Resources Supervise for Success training program, beginning Tuesday, January 20. The program consists of 10 learning units that are designed to equip employees with the tools, techniques, and information essential to successful performance. Participants receive a certificate acknowledging their accomplishment upon completion. Additional information as well as registration details can be found on the Human Resources website.
Ready to Kick the Tobacco Habit? Start Today
Freedom from SmokingThe IPFW Center for Healthy Living: Campus Clinic and Wellness Programs is now taking registrations for a Freedom from Smoking class that begins Wednesday, January 14, at 5:30 p.m. During the seven-week program, participants learn preparation tips and techniques and shape a plan to stay tobacco-free. Classes are held in Walb Union, Room G21, and the instructor is Natalie McLaughlin, RN, from the Parkview Community Nursing Program. To register, call 260-705-4244 or call Judy Tillapaugh at 260-481-6647.
"Meet the Author" Event at Follett Bookstore
Local author Doris Gaines Rapp will be at IPFW's Follett Bookstore in Walb Student Union for a book signing, Thursday, January 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rapp has written four books: Length of Days---- The Age of Silence (Futuristic), Smoke from Distant Fires (Historical Fiction), Hiawassee---- Child of the Meadow (Historical Fiction), and Escape from the Belfry (Young Adult).

Photo of the Week 

1/14/15, two words: Think Spring? Under Control? Awesome Selfie?  View large photo Photo by Jim Whitcraft
New Faces, New Places
Beverly Redman, professor and chair of the Department of Theatre
Nicole Liter, business advisor for Northeast Indiana Small Business Development Center for Continuing Studies
Justin Hull, promoted to post award manager/ business manager for Administrative Business Services
In Memoriam
PETER M. SAYA II, 25, died Saturday, January 10, at his home. He was an exemplary student attending Homestead High School, Indiana University, and IPFW, where he received a bachelor's degree with distinguished honors in science and biology from Purdue and was working on a master's degree at the time of his death. The funeral Service will be at 2 p.m., Friday, January 16, at D.O. McComb and Son's Covington Knolls Funeral Home, with calling one hour prior. Calling also Thursday, January 15, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Preferred memorials to Riley Children's Hospital. Read full obituary
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