February 11, 2015
Letter from the Chancellor: United Way Campaign Kickoff
United Way logoAs an employee of IPFW, you know that our university has long been and continues to be a proud supporter of United Way of Allen County. We are excited to officially kick off our United Way Campaign again this year.
United Way's focus is on education, income, health, and basic needs---- the building blocks for a good quality of life. Just like United Way, we know that with a solid education, people can obtain stable employment and are better able to provide a safe home, food, and quality healthcare for their families. By working with philanthropic companies, like ours and their 34 partner agencies, United Way is able to make Allen County a better place for everyone.
All benefited employees will receive an electronic pledge card on February 16 and the campaign will end on March 6. When you receive the initial email, you have three choices. Read the Chancellor's complete memo for details. [PDF]
UCē Working Families Presentation Focuses on ALICE Report
"The State of Working Families in Our Community" is the topic of the next University Community Conversation (UCē) event. The guest speaker is Gayle Goodrich, director of labor and community services for the United Way of Allen County. Join the conversation Tuesday, February 24, at noon in Walb Union, Room 126.
The United Way's Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE) Report focuses on the population of working individuals and families whose income may be above poverty level, but not enough to afford the basic necessities of housing, food, childcare, healthcare, and transportation. Although unemployment has decreased in the Fort Wayne area, the ALICE report sheds light on the difficulty that families in our community continue to face in their pursuit of financial stability.
Mastodon BlendCoffee with the Chancellor
The next Coffee with the Chancellor will be Wednesday, February 18, at 9 a.m. in Kettler Hall, Room 178. Additional dates are:
  • Tuesday, March 17, noon
  • Thursday, April 16, 3 p.m.

R.S.V.P. here for any of these sessions.

 Symposium Preparation Workshops
The Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium committee asks you to encourage your students to attend a preparation workshop. The sessions, led by faculty mentors, will focus on the process of translating research or creative endeavors to a poster format. Free pizza will be provided. Session dates are Tuesday, February 17, from 3 to 4 p.m. and Wednesday, February 18, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Honors Center, Helmke Library second floor. For more information, visit the symposium website.
Do You Know Someone Who Walks the Talk?
Faculty and staff are invited to nominate a colleague or student who "walks the talk" in his or her commitment to personal integrity and ethical practices at the university for the annual Walk the Talk Award. The award was established in 2014 by the Office of the Vice President for Ethics and Compliance to recognize members of the university community who exhibit the characteristics prescribed in Purdue's Statement of Integrity and Code of Conduct.


All faculty and staff who have been employed by the university on any campus for at least one year are eligible. Students enrolled for at least one year are also eligible for nomination. Nominations are due March 4, and the award will be given at the Staff Recognition Luncheon on April 22. Questions about the award or nomination process may be addressed to Melissa Helmsing, helmsinm@ipfw.edu or 481-5720. Nomination form

2015 Student Achievement Celebration
Do you know a student, staff, or faculty member who goes above and beyond the call of the classroom? Student Life and Leadership is now accepting nominations for this year's Student Achievement Celebration. Ten awards will be given out Monday, April 27, along with recognition of numerous student leader positions. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, March 26, at midnight. For more details about each award and a link to the nomination form, visit the Student Life and Leadership website.

Photo of the Week 

Don kicks back during one of his many appearances, this time in the Kettler Hall lobby. View large photo Photo by Jim Whitcraft

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]


New Faces, New Places

John Dunning, promoted to utility custodian for Building Services
Sara Hunley, secretary for Organizational Leadership and Supervision
John Scorof Jr., promoted to utility custodian for Building Services

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In Memoriam
MAYNARD J. MANSFIELD, 85, died Sunday, February 8. Maynard received a Ph.D. in mathematics from Purdue University in 1956 and served as a math professor at Washington and Jefferson Colleges before joining the faculty of Purdue University in Fort Wayne in 1963. A founding member of the IPFW faculty, he served as chair of the mathematics department and the computer science department, and finally as dean of Engineering and Technology until his retirement in 1994. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Calling is from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, February 14, at D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Maynard J. Mansfield Mathematics Scholarship through the IPFW Foundation. Read the complete obituary
MILDRED FRANCES VOGT, 93, of St. Joseph, Mich., formerly of Fort Wayne, died Friday, February 6. She graduated from North Side High School in 1939 and worked at GE and Firestone, and was a secretary at IPFW. Service is at 1 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 11) at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 729 W. Washington, Fort Wayne. Memorials to the church. Read the complete obituary
Joint USAP, UBC Town Hall
Please join the University Strategic Alignment Process (USAP) Committee for a joint town hall meeting to discuss this year's budget process, timeline, and the role of the University Budget Committee (UBC): Wednesday, February 25, noon-- 1 p.m., Kettler Hall, Room 119.
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