April 29, 2015
Find Out about Summer Construction Updates


 Broyles Drive Pedestrian Underpass

  • Broyles Drive will receive a new pedestrian underpass tunnel for foot traffic coming to and from the Crescent Avenue Bridge. Broyles Drive will be CLOSED between the Allen County Extension Office and the roundabout from May 11 until August 14
  • All vehicular traffic for the southern part of campus will need to use the Coliseum Boulevard entrance during this project.


Parking Garage 1 Structural Maintenance

  • Parking Garage 1 (P1) will be closed to the public from May 11 until August 14. Maintenance will be performed on the floors, stairs, and structural members.


Food Service Renovations

  • A new food service vendor will be coming to campus this fall and renovations will be made to current spaces this summer. Food service operations will be shut down this summer to allow for the renovations.
  • The former Subway, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and Yo-Yo locations will start renovations May 11 and are expected to be up and running by the start of fall semester.
  • Renovations to the Stomping Grounds will also begin in May and are expected to be completed at the start of the fall semester.


Helmke Library Renovation

  • The renovations originally scheduled to start this summer in Helmke Library have been postponed until the end of the fall 2015 semester.
  • The temporary accommodations for the library should be in force starting spring 2016 and the schedule calls for the library to reopen for spring 2017 semester.
  • The Writing Center will plan to move this summer to Kettler Hall during the construction.

Want to be Part of a University Communication Plan?

Faculty and staff who would like to provide input about university communications for the formulation of a communication plan are invited to participate in a campus focus group. Interested parties should contact Nicole Wilkins at wilknn01@ipfw.edu. Those not able to participate in a focus group will be given the opportunity to share feedback via a campus-wide survey in the coming weeks.

Notice for Users of Chrome Browser, BlackBoard, Banner, Kronos

Google has chosen to completely phase out the Java plugin from the Chrome browser by September. Java is used by Blackboard, Banner, Kronos, dotCMS, and other Web-based applications. If you choose to continue using Chrome, Banner and Kronos will not work and you may lose some functionality in BlackBoard and dotCMS. IT Services recommends using Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer instead. Questions? Contact the IT Services Help Desk at 481-6030 or helpdesk@ipfw.edu.

Nepali Student Organization to Raise Money, Hold Vigil for Victims of Earthquake

Club Kathmandu, a Nepali student organization at IPFW, is conducting a three-day fundraiser to collect money and supplies for victims of Saturday's earthquake in Nepal. The fundraiser is taking place from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, through Thursday, April 30.


Donations can be dropped off at the Club Kathmandu table in the IPFW Alumni Plaza (next to Walb Union). Donations will also be accepted in the Office of International Education (Walb Union, Room 145). There will also be a vigil held for the victims at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April
30, in the IPFW Alumni Plaza. Read the details

Attend an APSAC Professional Development Event with

Purdue Provost

All IPFW employees are invited to stream in for a live event with Purdue Provost Debasish "Deba" Dutta April 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. The provost will discuss the general principles of leadership and collaborative pathways to success, provide recommendations on effecting change at the modern university, and leave the audience with specific action items that can be put into practice. Live stream from your desktop or any device

Join a Discussion on Net Neutrality (Open Internet)

www-abstract-globe.jpgJoin a panel of experts Thursday, April 30, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on the first floor of Helmke Library for a lively discussion regarding net neutrality and what the Open Internet rules by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) means for individuals, entrepreneurs, businesses, startups, and more. The discussion is free and open to the public. Panelists include:


  • Adolfo Coronado, professor of computer science at IPFW
  • John Kaufeld, chief communications officer at IPFW
  • Kevin Mullett, director of visibility and social media at Cirrus ABS, Fort Wayne


According to the FCC, the net neutrality rules are designed to protect free expression and innovation on the Internet and promote investment in the nation's broadband networks. An Open Internet means consumers can go where they want, when they want; innovators can develop products and services without asking for permission, and broadband Internet access providers cannot block, throttle, or establish fast/slow lanes to lawful content. For more information, contact Florence Mugambi, mugambif@ipfw.edu or 481-6511.

Photo of the Week
Lane Westerfield, Maria Norman, and Kody Tinnel of IPFW Admissions manned an information table last Saturday at Spring Campus Visit Day. View large photo Photo by Jim Whitcraft
New Faces, New Places
Lalita Boykins, assistant systems coordinator for Financial Aid
Corrie Fox, transfer to assistant director, student success for Student Success and Transitions
Daniel Freese, promoted to grounds supervisor
Tina Gasnarez, secretary for the Office of Sponsored Programs
Christopher Riley, transfer to academic advisor and coordinator of transitions programs for Student Success and Transitions


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Community Arts Academy summer 2015 schedule
USAP Update
A final report highlighting analysis and recommendations from the University Strategic Alignment Process (USAP) is scheduled to be released via email Friday, May 1. Please join the USAP committee to discuss the report and ask questions at a town hall meeting Friday, May 8, at noon in Liberal Arts Building, Room 35A.
Congratulate Our Grads
All of campus is invited to join in the Graduation Celebration Wednesday, May 13, in Expo II and III immediately following the Commencement Ceremony in the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. The ceremony will conclude at approximately 6:30 p.m. Doors will open to guests as soon as the student recessional has entered the room.

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