February 4, 2015
Purdue President Daniels and Board of Trustees Request Metropolitan University Designation for IPFW
In a letter delivered last Friday (January 30) to Teresa Lubbers, commissioner of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE), Purdue University President Mitch Daniels, on behalf of the Purdue Board of Trustees, requested that the Commission change the designation for IPFW from Regional Campus to Metropolitan University. President Daniels also requested that the Commission modify the metrics applied to IPFW through the state's performance funding formula. This change would recognize the impact on the state and regional economy made by IPFW graduates in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Read the news release
Enrollment Management Joins Academic Affairs
In order to more closely link student recruiting, admissions, and enrollment support services with the academic units and leadership, the enrollment management functions (Admissions, Registrar, and Financial Aid) will be shifted from the Office of Student Affairs to the Office of Academic Affairs. This change will take effect July 1, 2015.
This shift gives the university an opportunity to integrate leaders at both the departmental and college level into every aspect of the enrollment management process, with a strong focus on recruiting, retention, and the relationship between the two.

Vice Chancellor George McClellan provided tremendous leadership and innovation to Enrollment Management. His efforts significantly advanced the organization over the past several years. His accomplishments are deeply appreciated.

Webinar, Excursions Open to Faculty and Staff
Employers consistently demand graduates with valuable internship experience. A Mastodon Career Call Webinar, "Internships and Your Study Abroad Search," will educate students as well as faculty and staff on a variety of benefits and options regarding internships, both domestic and abroad. The webinar will be February 12 from noon to 1 p.m. Presenters will be Josiah Brown, IPFW Career Services, and Meg Underwood, Office of International Education. Register for webinar
A new career exploration opportunity is now available through Career Services: Immersion Excursion. These half-day immersion trips during the spring and fall 2015 semesters will take approximately 15 students and 2 faculty members to selected regional companies in a variety of industries. Career Services will be visiting One Resource Group on February 20. The company is a "one stop shop" for all services related to life insurance, long-term care, disability, critical illness, and annuities. Attend as a faculty member by contacting andrea.ogubi@ipfw.edu, or tell students about this exciting opportunity.
Hospitality and Tourism Management Offers Polish Cuisine
The Hospitality and Tourism Management senior class is working on their capstone class, when they run their own restaurant in the Holiday Inn at IPFW and the Coliseum. This year the restaurant's name is Plock Tavern, offering modern Polish cuisine in honor of the 25th anniversary of Fort Wayne's sister city relationship with Plock, Poland. The tavern will be open Tuesday, February 17, from 5 to 10 p.m., continuing every Tuesday evening until April 28, excluding the week of spring break.. For reservations, call 260-403-9968.
TIAA-CREF  Individual Counseling Sessions
Discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA-CREF financial consultant Wednesday, February 11, in Kettler Hall, Room G06A. Confidential appointments are available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Space is limited; register at the website or call 800-782-8353. Read the details [PDF]
Allen County Alumni Chapter Launch and Pre-Game Party
Thursday, February 5
Walb Union Classic Ballroom, 5-- 6:30 p.m.
- followed by -
Alumni Night---- Wear Your IPFW Gear
Men's Basketball vs. South Dakota State Jackrabbits
Gates Sports Center, 7 p.m.
Indianapolis Pre-Game Alumni Reception
Wednesday, February 11

Aristocrat Pub and Restaurant (Oxford Room), 5-- 6:30 p.m.

5212 North College Avenue

Indianapolis, IN 46220

- followed by -

Men's Basketball vs. IUPUI Jaguars

Indiana Farmers Coliseum, 7 p.m.

Register for event

Photo of the Week 

A pop of pink in an otherwise white Alumni Plaza. View large photo Photo by Jim Whitcraft
Departmental Newsletters
TRIO Student Support Services spring 2015 newsletter [PDF]
Helmke Helmke Highlights: news from the Walter E. Helmke Library
New Faces, New Places
Lisa Reed, program assistant for Continuing Studies
Anita Vannatta, assistant director for the Office of Academic Internships, Cooperative Education, and Service Learning (OACS)

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Costco Wholesale  Shopping Event for the IPFW Community

Faculty, students, alumni, and families of IPFW are invited to a special shopping event at Costco, Saturday, February 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. New members will receive an exclusive offer, and light refreshments will be served. Invitations must be presented at the entrance. Read the details[PDF]


Homecoming Fleeces

Homecoming fleeces are still available for purchase in Walb Union, Room 225. Order forms and prices are available online, and some size restrictions may apply. For questions, call 481-6586. Download an order form [PDF]

Farewell Reception for Kim de Leon
Student Information Support Services invites you to attend a reception to extend best wishes to Kim de Leon, SIS business analyst for reporting, Friday, February 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Kettler Hall Faculty Lounge. Cake and refreshments will be served. Cards are available for signature at the Bursar's office through February 5.

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