May 6, 2015

Federal Work-Study Funds for Spring Semester Expire May 17

New Tracking Tool for Student Employee Timecards

The last date to use Federal Work-Study (FWS) funds for the spring semester is May 17. After that, any hours worked will be paid 100 percent out of departmental funds. if you have a student worker for the summer and wish to use FWS funds, please complete another Federal Work Study Authorization Form (link is in step #8). A new form is needed each semester to ensure compliance with the FWS regulations, which require a student to be enrolled at least half time.


A new tracking tool has been created for individuals who approve student employees' timecards in Kronos. The tool will indicate when a department should notify a business manager and inform them of the need for a cost distribution change in the payroll system. Using the tool will reduce the number of corrections needed on the accounting side, and it will also be helpful to students and department personnel who often rely on data in Banner that is always behind one pay period from the total hours worked to date. Questions? Contact or Shawna Squibb, associate bursar, at

Lync is Now Skype for Business

Microsoft has released an update for Office 2013 that rebrands Lync 2013 as Skype for Business. This update will be deployed automatically via Windows updates to all current Lync 2013 users May 5. There are a few cosmetic changes to the interface, but most functionality is the same. This update is not available for Lync on Macs and mobile clients, and it does not impact current Skype users. Questions or problems? Contact the IT Services Help Desk at 481-6030 or

New Student Orientation Resource Fair

Wednesday, August 19 marks an unprecedented opportunity for university academic and student service departments. Please join 1,500 incoming freshmen and hundreds of their family members for a Business Hour from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Athletics Center Fieldhouse. Showcase your degree programs, student success initiatives, engagement opportunities, and more. Tables are on a first-come, first-served basis and will provide a chance for a one-stop shop for first-year students who are transferring fewer than 30 credit hours.


Questions? Call the Center for Student Success and Transitions at 481-0404. Reserve your table

Join the Athletics Center This Summer

Do you know any college students who will be home for the summer, or IPFW employees or alumni who would like a fitness membership? IPFW Athletics Center summer memberships are now being sold at the first floor customer service desk. The fitness center will have regular hours during the summer:

  • Monday-Thursday, 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, noon to 8 p.m.

Sign up for a fitness consultation or personal training session by contacting 481-6647 or

CELT Workshop to Explore "Why Mobility Matters"

The opportunities that mobile computing offers are boundless, but do these small, powerful computers have a place in the classroom? Usually the answer to that question is a resounding YES! The Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) is sponsoring a workshop, "Why Mobility Matters," June 3-- 5, where faculty will explore how to leverage the "mobile" of mobile devices to engage students. The workshop is limited to 20 participants, but everyone can attend an open session with Jon Landis, Ph.D., development executive with Apple, Inc. Read the details

Departmental Newsletters
Community Arts Academy summer 2015 schedule
Helmke Highlights, news from the Walter E. Helmke Library
Food Truck Vendors
Food truck vendors will be on campus starting May 18! More information will be in next week's edition of Inside IPFW.
USAP Update
Please join members of the University Strategic Alignment Process (USAP) task force at a town hall meeting Friday, May 8, at noon in Liberal Arts Building, Room 35A. The committee will discuss the final report and recommendations and will answer your questions.
In Memoriam
HEIDI EILENE WHEELER, 54, of Selkirk, N.Y., died Friday, April 24. She was an IPFW alumna and received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees here (Human Services '06, Sociological Practice '09). Wheeler was also a graduate assistant for the Department of Sociology and Student Affairs. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 9, at 11 a.m. at Westview Alliance Church, 9804 Illinois Road, Fort Wayne.


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