March 4, 2015
Arnie Ball Retirement Celebration
Help celebrate Coach Arnie Ball's 34 seasons as head coach of IPFW men's volleyball at a retirement celebration Thursday, April 2, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Walb Union International Ballroom.
You can R.S.V.P. online, as well as leave any fond memories or well wishes for Coach Ball.
 J Albayyari Farewell Reception
The Office of Research, Engagement, and Sponsored Programs invites you to join them in extending best wishes to Associate Vice Chancellor J Albayyari as he departs for his new role as dean of Wright State University-Lake Campus. A reception in his honor will be held Friday, March 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Kettler Hall Faculty Lounge (Room 154). Cake and refreshments will be served.
Paid Time Off Information Sessions
Human Resources has scheduled several open information sessions for faculty and staff concerning the new paid time off policy that will become effective July 1:
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2--3 p.m., KT G46
  • Tuesday, March 10, 10--11 a.m., KT G46
  • Thursday, March 12, 3--4 p.m., KT G46
2015 keynote speaker Jane Pauley
Registration Begins for Tapestry: A Day for You

Registration for Tapestry: A Day for You has begun. Even though Tapestry is two months away (Friday, April 24), you should register early to ensure your spot in specific breakout sessions. Reserved tables for 10 are assigned based on the date all 10 registrations are received. Visit the Tapestry website to register before April 3.


Tapestry celebrates the fabric of women and recognizes outstanding female role models in our community. But most importantly, it helps students further their education through the Tapestry Parkview Endowment and Scholarship Fund. In its first 13 years, this event has raised nearly $675,000, allowing IPFW to award 50 scholarships to deserving students majoring in the health sciences disciplines.


The buzz is growing about Jane Pauley coming to town. Don't miss your chance to hear her and enjoy all that Tapestry has to offer.

Pride Plus Award; Corrected Information
The Clerical and Service Staff Advisory Committee (CSSAC) Pride Plus Award honors clerical and service staff members for excellence in service to the university community. All fully benefited clerical and service staff members who have completed one year of service are eligible for nomination. The award committee is seeking nominees who demonstrate excellence in the following areas:
Professionalism in his or her duties
Responsiveness to the needs of students, faculty, and staff
Initiative to undertake an assignment and show concern for the interests of IPFW
Dedication to the University
Enthusiasm on the job
Nominations must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. Friday, March 13, to Marc Tulley, Ginsberg Building, Room 160A, For questions, call 481-0796. The winners will be announced one week before the annual CSSAC recognition luncheon and will be invited to attend the luncheon as guests of the committee.
Deadline Extended for Walk the Talk Award Nominations

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 deadline has been extended to March 9 at noon (EST).


The award was established in 2014 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. Questions about the award or nomination process may be addressed to Melissa Helmsing, or 481-5720. Nomination form


Free Medication Counseling

Do you have questions about prescriptions or over-the-counter medications? Are you having symptoms that you think might be side effects of medications? PharmD candidates from Purdue University are available to meet with you and answer your questions at the IPFW Center for Healthy Living: Campus Clinic and Wellness Programs, located in Walb Union, Room 234. Other services available in the nurse-managed clinic include immunizations, physicals, lab work, injury care, birth control, and sick care. Call 481-5748 for an appointment. Visit the website

Mastodon Blend Coffee with the Chancellor

The remaining Coffee with the Chancellor sessions for this semester  are Tuesday, March 17, at noon and Thursday, April 16, at 3 pm. Both sessions are in Kettler Hall, Room 178.


R.S.V.P. for either of these sessions via this survey.

Photo of the Week 

Michelle Drouin and Adam Dircksen have been honored with the Featured Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award for 2015. Both presented lectures Monday (March 2) in Helmke Library. View large photo Photo by Jim Whitcraft
Mastodon Bytes: Keeping Student Information Secure
FERPA laws require you to keep students' information secure, and you are expected to handle students' information responsibly and in the correct manner. Follow these tips to help ensure you are handling data safely. Tip # 23: Keeping Student Information Secure [PDF]


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Time Change for March 20 Immersion Excursion
Interested in visiting a successful local business? Attend an Immersion Excursion to Sweetwater Sound, a complete music superstore supplying musical equipment, lessons, recording sessions, and the "Sweetwater Difference" throughout the region, the nation, and the world! Accompany Career Services for your "behind the scenes" pass inside this distinguished local employer. Attend as a faculty member by contacting, or tell students about this exciting opportunity (students can register through IPFW JobZone). Friday, March 20, 10 a.m.--12:45 p.m. Transportation provided.

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