February 18, 2015
Athletics Study Results Available

In response to the April 2014 report by the University Resources Policy Committee (URPC) and as part of the university's own due diligence, IPFW engaged Alden & Associates, Inc., a nationally-known intercollegiate athletics consulting firm, to review our athletics program. Alden was asked to provide recommendations on potential cost-cutting measures and their impact on the university's compliance with Title IX, NCAA regulations, and other contractual obligations. The scope of the study included both small- and large-scale possibilities, even substantive changes such as reclassification from NCAA Division I to Division II. After thorough review, the consultants produced a detailed report with these recommendations:

  • Remain in NCAA Division I and continue to focus on developing an athletics program focused on quality in every area, particularly in the student-athlete experience
  • Evaluate the number of sports offered
  • Expand fundraising in an aggressive and strategic manner

The complete report is available here. Comments and feedback are encouraged at athletics.study@ipfw.edu. Actions based on the report recommendations and other feedback will be announced by the end of March.

An Evening of Sparkle, Glitz, and Fun:
IPFW's 50th Celebration Blue Tie Gala

If you haven't yet registered for our 50th Celebration Gala held Saturday, May 9, there's still time! This blue-tie evening promises to be filled with sparkle, glitz, lights, cameras, and fun as funds are raised for scholarships that will support the next generation of innovators, builders, thinkers, and creators.

 

The gala is more than 2/3 full, but members of the campus community can still make reservations via this online registration form. Your registration fee is fully tax deductible.

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

February 22-- 28 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, when the spotlight is on improving public understanding of the causes, triggers, and treatments of eating disorders. It's more than anorexia; binge eating disorders, bulimia, orthorexia, and diabulimia are also types of eating disorders that can be prevented and treated. Come Tuesday evening, February 24, to "My Body, My Life, and How to Love It" and/or mid-day Thursday, February 26, to "EveryBody Is Beautiful," an all-sizes fashion show and eating disorders resource fair. Download this flier [PDF] for more information.

 

Need a physical or lab work? Contact the IPFW Center for Healthy Living: Campus Clinic and Wellness Programs, a nurse-managed clinic located in Walb Union, Room 234. Call 481-5748 for an appointment. Bring your medical card. More information

Bulk Mail Tips
Shipping and Receiving has a bulk mail permit that allows IPFW departments to save money (26-- 35 per piece) when they have at least 200 pieces of standard mail that is identical in content and the address list has been processed through the National Change of Address (NCOA) database. NCOA identifies addresses that are invalid and will be undeliverable or the addressee has moved. Here's how it works for mailings posted from IPFW or if an outside printer is also handling the mailing:
  1. For a bulk mailing of 4,000 or more pieces to be mailed from IPFW, contact Dawn Holcomb at 481-6191 or holcomb@ipfw.edu at least two weeks ahead of the expected mail date, as there are extra steps for a large mailing.
  2. Send the current address list for this bulk mailing to Dawn in Excel format.
  3. Ship/Rec will run the address list through the NCOA database. Corrections will be made manually on this specific mailing.
  4. Ship/Rec will send you the changes identified by the NCOA. Please update your mailing list accordingly for future mailings.
  5. If IPFW Printing Services is printing your mailing, check the "Retain for Automatic Bulk Mailing" on the print request form. If you are preparing the mailing yourself, contact Ship/Rec at 481-6158 for pickup.
  6. If an outside printer is handling the mailing of these items using our bulk permit, please notify Dawn, as she will need to know which department to charge for the postage.

Please contact Dawn with any questions you might have regarding design, content, or instructions.

Dr. Seuss Children's Event at IPFW Bookstore
Follett's IPFW Bookstore will host a children's reading event in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, Saturday, March 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children from the Fort Wayne area can come to the bookstore for fun, free activities such as face painting, a photo shoot with the Cat in the Hat, caricatures, activities, and other fun events. Individuals from the community and the IPFW campus will read in five one-hour sessions: 9:30--10:30 a.m., 11 a.m.--noon, 12:30--1:30 p.m., 2--3 p.m., and 3:30--4:30p.m. Parents and children may stay as long as they like! Download the flier [PDF]
Run It/Walk It for Chris Brown 5K
The IPFW Run It /Walk It for Chris Brown 5K Prediction Walk/Run, Indoor One-Mile Walk, and Silent Auction will be Sunday afternoon, February 22. It will be a festive afternoon with music, a silent auction, refreshments, and awards to the top predictors. Come and enjoy the chili and vegetable soup!
 
Chris was a student majoring in public and environmental affairs who also ran on the men's cross country team. He lost his battle with cancer in 2007. All proceeds will support the IPFW Chris Brown Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund that helps with the men's cross country scholarship allowance. The cost is $5 for students and $15 for all others. Register at the website

Photo of the Week 

 
Middle school students at the MathCounts competition last weekend in Walb Union. The national middle school program promotes math achievement and is hosted locally by the Department of Mathematical Sciences  View large photo Photo by Jim Whitcraft
Departmental Newsletters
Bridges, a journal from the Department of Nursing
  
Mastodon Bytes: Blackboard
Midterms are coming! This is about the time that students realize they missed a test, ask to retake one, or get so busy that they forget about one altogether. These steps will walk you through how to re-open a test or quiz, depending upon whether it is still open, or if the due date has already passed. Tip #21: Blackboard Bytes [PDF]

 

 


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Flash Sale at Follett's Bookstore
Follett's IPFW Bookstore is conducting a huge flash sale Wednesday and Thursday, February 18-- 19. Discounts will be offered in all departments, including big savings on Apple products.
  
USAP + UBC Town Hall
Please join The University Strategic Alignment Process (USAP) committee for a joint town hall to discuss this year's budget process, timeline, and the role of the University Budget Committee (UBC), Wednesday, February 25, noon to 1 p.m., Kettler Hall, Room 119.

Dominguez Accepts Position at BSU
After five years at IPFW,
Julie Dominguez, associate director of the Office of Institutional Equity, has accepted a position at Ball State University. Her last day at IPFW will be Friday, February 27. Julie's knowledge and experience will be greatly missed, but we wish her the best in her new job. Her duties will be reassigned among existing staff within OIE and HR. Please contact her at 481-6106 before February 27 to wish her well, and Christine Marcuccilli at 481-6107 afterward for assistance with your needs from OIE.

Costco Shopping Event

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]


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