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June 24, 2015
Volunteers Needed to Staff Ice Lounge/Dubsmash
Recording Booth at Baals Music Festival
IPFW is the title sponsor of the Baals Music Festival taking place in Headwaters Park Saturday, August 1. Our university is providing a fun and novel way for participants to show their enthusiasm for music to their friends: The IPFW Ice Lounge, featuring a Dubsmash recording booth where people can record themselves lip syncing to popular songs, then share them via social media. Check out an example
You can help make the experience fun for everyone! Shift leaders and volunteers are needed to guide participants through the process, from making the videos to uploading them to social media. Training will be provided and volunteers also get a free T-shirt and a pass to attend either the electronic dance music festival that evening or a pair of tickets to any 2015-16 IPFW music or theatre production.
Volunteers are needed for two-hour shifts from 8 a.m. to midnight, with the most volunteers needed between 6 p.m. and midnight. As a bonus, shift leaders and volunteers who work more than one shift will receive an additional pair of IPFW music/theatre passes. To volunteer, send an email to and you will be contacted by Melinda Haines after July 10 to confirm your shift(s).
Several Policy Changes Go into Effect July 1
Changes to several university policies will go into effect July 1, 2015. The parental leave policy (policy V.E.3) will change to align leave benefits for all parents and the bereavement leave (found in policy VI.E.2) will increase the amount of leave days available to employees. Questions should be directed to Tina Sullivan at

Changes will also go into effect July 1 for the administrative/professional and clerical/service staff grievance policy. The policy has been adjusted to follow the Alternative Dispute Resolution concept. Questions should be directed to Melissa Helmsing at, or Dimples Smith at Open informational sessions will be held early to mid-July.


Policy changes went into effect July 1, 2015, for the Anti-Harassment (III.C.1)Equal Opportunity, Equal Access and Affirmative Action (III.C.2), and Amorous Relationships (III.A.1) policies. Questions should be directed to Christine Marccucilli,


Employees are encouraged to visit the Purdue University Policy Office website for the most current system-wide policies. Read the details [PDF]

Anthem Offers Free Identity Protection Services for a Limited Time
Human Resources is reminding Purdue faculty and staff that two types of protection services are being offered to Anthem members whose information may have been compromised in the recent cyber attack on Anthem's database, AllClear Secure and AllClear Pro. Read more
University Strategic Alignment Process Update
The University Strategic Alignment Process (USAP) team has begun preparing for this year's report, which is due October 31. A recent update [PDF] was sent to unit leads discussing the direction for Year 2, including the focus on our institutional priority of recruitment and retention. Details about the report, training opportunities, and progress on Year 1 recommendations will be released later this summer. Please contact Jennifer Oxtoby at if you have questions.
Blood Health Screenings This Week

June is National Safety Month----a great time protect your health by tracking your blood cholesterol, glucose, and blood pressure. You can register for blood health screenings Thursday, June 25, from 7 to 10 a.m. in the Campus Clinic in Walb Union, Room 234. All faculty, staff, and retirees are eligible for a free lipids and glucose screening or may pay $14 for a full blood health profile. A 12-hour fast is required (water is permitted). Weight, waist, and body mass index screenings will also be offered. Register at the Health and Wellness website.


Need healthcare assistance? Contact the

IPFW Center for Healthy Living: Campus

Clinic and Wellness Programs, located in

Walb Union, Room 234. The nurse-managed clinic offers immunizations,

lab work, injury care, birth control,

and sick care. Call 481-5748 for an appointment and remember to bring

your medical card.

Clinic website

In Memoriam
JOSEPH "JOEY" ROSCOE ADAMS, 37, of Fort Wayne and formally of Warsaw, passed away Friday, June 19, 2015 in Fort Wayne. He was employed by Lincoln Financial  and had previously worked for Ace Hardware and was an assistant director for the Boys and Girls Club, Warsaw. Adams earned a B.F.A. with a concentration in painting at IPFW in spring 2010. Arrangements are by McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. Read full obituary.

Cold Food Available in

Liberal Arts Building

3-red-apples.jpg A refrigerated vending machine containing sandwiches, fruit cups, salads, and other cold food items has been installed in the Liberal Arts Building in Room 158.




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