April 1, 2015

To Strengthen Our Focus on Student Success, Retention, and Recruitment,  Men's and Women's Tennis Programs to be Discontinued

As part of a continuing strategic effort to focus on its institutional mission while meeting the challenges of the current budgetary environment, IPFW announced March 28 that the men's and women's tennis teams will be discontinued at the end of the 2014--15 season. This will provide $450,000 for reallocation and reinvestment in university programs focused on student success, retention, and recruitment. Nine men and nine women student-athletes, as well as two staff coaching positions, will be affected. Read the news release

Thanks, IPFW----United Way Campaign Raises Nearly $20,000

United Way logoThe 2015 IPFW United Way Campaign has officially ended. Benefited faculty and staff gave or pledged nearly $20,000, with more than 10 percent of our employees participating. Thank you to all who gave or pledged and thank you to all who considered pledging. You will remember that there were two gasoline gift cards to be given away to participants and we had 29 individuals eligible for the $100 gas card (gave/pledged at least $100 more than the previous year) and 67 individuals eligible for the $50 gas card (gave/pledged at least what they gave/pledged the previous year. The winners of the two gas cards, awarded by a blind drawing, are Linda Finke and Jay Harris. Congratulations, and thank you for LIVING UNITED. And thank you, IPFW, for supporting this important community organization. - Cigdem Gurgur and Dan Gebhart, co-chairs of the 2015 IPFW United Way Campaign

Pledge Your Support

Arts United Campaign begins April 6

IPFW produces students who will make a positive impact in the community and around the world. Their success is no accident; it's a reflection of a quality education in a vibrant community. Founded in 1955, Arts United coordinates, supports, and develops arts and culture efforts to enhance our community's quality of life and create opportunities to experience a wide variety of arts and culture activities. Since 2011, IPFW has raised more than $22,000 to support arts and culture in our community.


Beginning April 6 and running through April 24, IPFW employees will have the opportunity to pledge their support to Arts United through an annual employee giving campaign. Employees will receive an email from John O'Connell, dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, containing a link to an online donation page specifically designed for IPFW employees.

Get Invaluable Job Training

Sales competition open to all students

Sales careers are in the top 10 hottest jobs in Indiana and are the 23rd highest-paying career in Indiana, with an average salary of $103,000. But sales positions are usually tough to get because companies want someone who already has sales experience. The solution? Participate in a sales competition!


IPFW will host the competition Tuesday, April 14, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. The competition is open to IPFW students in any major. Winners will be given the opportunity to represent IPFW at regional and national sales competitions next year, where big-name employers will serve as the buyers. Each competition also involves a networking fair, where there is time to network with all the employers or faculty. If you would like to participate as a judge in IPFW's sales competition on April 14, contact Susan Byers for more information at byerss@ipfw.edu.

Race for the Warrior Benefits Service Members

track-shoe-sole.jpgThe Fort Wayne Base Community Council will be hosting the inaugural "Race for the Warrior" 5k/10K charity fundraiser race and walk May 23 at the Fort Wayne International Airport. All proceeds will benefit the military support program that provides grants to service members and their families. Immediate assistance is given to members of our military community to help with unexpected bills, loss of income during military furloughs, weather-related job closures, or loss of secondary income due to illness, injury, or the death of a loved one.


IPFW (through the Office of Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management) has committed to corporate sponsorship. Seven runners from IPFW have already committed to run/walk during the event. Students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to register for the event and volunteer to assist with set up and event management. The IPFW contact for this event is Jo Vaughan, coordinator, Military Student Services, vaughanj@ipfw.edu.

Don Wants You to join the Blue and White Committee!
Join the Blue and White Committee

The Blue and White Committee is a group of IPFW alumni who chose IPFW not only for their education, but for their career. Most are graduates, some are current students, and some are past students, but all are united In their pride for this university. All meetings take place in the Alumni Center, except the social meeting. There are also several sub-committees.

  • Friday, April 17, 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 8, 4 p.m. (Summer meeting and social, location TBA)
  • Monday, December 7, 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 24, 4 p.m.

Members of the group are also available to help with your campus events. For more information, contact Victoria Sarjeant (sarjve01@ipfw.edu) or Karen Case (casek@ipfw.edu). Join the Blue and White Committee  Request event support

Connect with 125+ Employers at the Northeast Indiana Career Enrichment Career Fair

For more than 20 years the Northeast Indiana Career Enrichment (NICE) Career Fair has been connecting northeast Indiana students and employers. On Tuesday, April 14, nine accredited colleges and universities will bring employers, students, and alumni together to discuss full-time and part-time employment and internship opportunities. More than 125 employers will be recruiting for more than 3,000 open positions, so plan to attend and network with industry professionals. For more information about the career fair, visit the website or call 481-0689.

Your Participation is Important

Attend the Spring Honors Showcase

The Spring 2015 Honors Showcase will take place Friday, April 10, from noon to 3:15 p.m. in the Learning Commons (Helmke Library second floor). Five students---- Evan Frauhiger (history), Taylor Goodpaster (CSD), Amanda Stoffer (biology), Hallel Paraiso (biology), and Amity Pauley (women's studies/communication)---- will present their honors projects, the culmination of their work toward completing the Honors Certificate.


Your participation in the showcase as audience members, including asking questions and offering feedback, will greatly benefit the students. Refreshments will be served. If you plan to attend, R.S.V.P. now.

Mastodon Bytes: eduroam
Visiting scholars and guests are a part of everyday life at IPFW, and we want to make sure they have everything they need to enjoy their stay, including wireless access. Here on campus, and on many other campuses in the country, you can connect to a wireless network named eduroam. Tip #23: Connecting to eduroam [PDF]
Mastodon BlendShare Coffee with the Chancellor
Your last opportunity to share Coffee with the Chancellor this semester is Thursday, April 16, at 3 p.m. Register for session


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Celebrate with Coach Ball
Help celebrate Coach Arnie Ball's 34 seasons as head coach of IPFW men's volleyball at a retirement celebration tomorrow, Thursday, April 2, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the Walb Union International Ballroom. You can R.S.V.P. now, as well as leave any fond memories or well wishes for Coach Ball.

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