Inside IPFW Banner - new - 7-22-13

May 13, 2015
Celebrate IPFW: 50 Years of Transforming Lives

Celebrate IPFW:

50 Years of Transforming Lives

Watch the 50th Celebration Video

Guests at Saturday's 50th Celebration Blue Tie Gala saw the premiere of the 50th Celebration video, produced locally by Punch Films. The video features many faculty and staff members, students and alumni, and community supporters sharing their memories of IPFW's history and hopes for the future.


You can watch the video online through the IPFW YouTube channel. Feel free to share it with your friends!

Food Trucks on Campus Beginning May 18;

Summer Hours Start at Bon Bon's and Mastodon Mart

sliced-tomato.jpg As stated in the April 22 edition of Inside IPFW, Aramark is replacing Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and Subway as our food service partner. Due to the renovation needed in these spaces, all three vendors have closed. Aramark is expected to begin operation August 24. During this period of transition, one of the following food truck vendors will be on campus in the mall area north of Neff Hall Monday--Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. beginning May 18:

Bear in mind, these vendors may be impacted by inclement weather or truck problems. Follow them on Twitter or Facebook for their menu options and updates on their plans to be on campus.


Bon Bon's Coffee, located in the ETCS lobby, has begun summer hours: Monday--Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon.


Mastodon Mart, on the ground floor of Walb Union, will be open Monday--Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mastodon Mart now has mini pizzas and frozen burritos and is looking at other food offerings. Snacks and drinks are available in Mastodon Mart and the first level of Follett's Bookstore.


Information about the food trucks and future Aramark food services can be found on our website.

Watch for Info on Clutter

Microsoft Office 365 has released a new feature for your inbox called Clutter. Clutter can use information learned from message sorting to predict the messages you are likely to ignore. It then routes them to the Clutter folder to help keep your inbox clean. Clutter is an optional feature, which means it will remain disabled until you turn it on.


Microsoft has been sending emails to users to encourage enabling this feature, which some have interpreted as spam. Be advised that this email is legitimate, and turning on the feature is permitted. Questions about Clutter? Contact the HelpDesk at 481-6030 or

Contract Terminated as Not Cost Effective

After weighing the costs and benefits of the use of MAP-Works, the decision has been made to terminate the contract at end of the spring 2015 semester. With a low adoption rate campus-wide, the costs more than outweighed the benefits of utilizing the software. As we continue to align all programs, efforts, outreach, and support services to PLAN 2020, specifically with an emphasis on student success, we look forward to advancing ways to proactively support our students.


Thank you to those who used the software to connect with students. We appreciate the continued collaboration with you and anticipate strengthened dedication to student success. Questions or concerns? Contact Krissy Creager, assistant vice chancellor for student success and transitions, at or 481-6140.

Explore Summer Camps and Programs for Area Youth Now

The IPFW Community Arts Academy offers many art, dance, theatre, and music summer camps and classes, and so do many other university departments.


Please visit our Summer Camps page for links to other summer youth programs on campus, including science, business, reading, writing, and athletics camps.

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 1 until August 14. Maintenance will be performed on the floors, stairs, and structural members.

Food Service Renovations

  • Food service operations will be shut down this summer to allow for renovations.
  • Renovations on the former Subway, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and Yo-Yo locations began May 11 and are expected to be completed by the start of the fall semester.
  • Renovations to the Stomping Grounds also began this month 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 the spring 2017 semester.
  • The Writing Center will plan to move this summer to Kettler Hall during the construction.
Photo of the Week
These three gentlemen sported blue ties at IPFW's 50th Celebration Blue Tie Gala at the Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation last Saturday evening. Left to right: Dan O'Connell, president/CEO, Visit Fort Wayne; John O'Connell, dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts; and Jim Williams, lecturer, Department of Visual Communication and Design. View large photo Photo by Jim Whitcraft
In Memoriam
ANSON "ANDY" SHUPE, 67, of Bloomington, Ind., passed away Monday, May 4., at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Shupe was a professor of sociology at IPFW for 25 years, retiring in 2012. A memorial service was held May 8 at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory. Read the full obituary
New Faces, New Places
Blake Harrison, senior programmer/applications systems analyst-mobile applications for IT Services
Jacob Lothamer, groundskeeper


    Join Our Mailing List       

  Twitter    Flickr  Newsroom    CATV Schedule 

Events Calendar  ▼  Inside IPFW Archives ▼ Athletics
Published every Wednesday. Chancellor signature logo  
Send news to by noon 
on the preceding Tuesday. 
IPFW is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access University