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July 1, 2015
Welcome Freshmen to Their New Home
More than 1,500 incoming freshmen will arrive on campus August 19-- 21 for three days of orientation. Because of the changes to New Student Orientation (NSO) this year, there is a great need for volunteers, especially those who are energetic and interested in dealing Blackjack or Texas Hold'em Poker at Casino Night. (Don't worry, training will be provided!)
  
Sign up with your friends and colleagues or come by yourself----everyone will receive an IPFW T-shirt to wear during their volunteer time slot(s). Visit the volunteer registration page for times, details, descriptions, etc. Questions? Call or email Krissy Creager at 481-6140 or creagerk@ipfw.edu.
 New Feature for Recovering Passwords
If you have forgotten your password or it has expired, you can reset your password without being logged on to the computer by clicking the "Forgot Password" link on your Windows login screen.
  
You must first set up challenge questions and answers in order for this option to work. Log in to myIPFW and click on the "My Account" link in the upper-left corner. You don't need to change your password to set the challenge questions, but you will have to log in to the Self Service Password Reset utility. If you have questions about how to set up your security questions, contact the Help Desk at 481-6030 or helpdesk@ipfw.edu.
ITS Preparing for Windows 10 Release
Information Technology Services (ITS) is developing a test/evaluation plan for Windows 10 and supported systems at IPFW. As with every release of a new Microsoft Operating System, issues will be discovered that will be addressed in a service pack or other updates. IPFW will not migrate university-owned systems to Windows 10 until it is a stable platform and the testing of applications required by the IPFW user community is completed. Microsoft's current end-of-support date for Windows 7 (Service Pack 1) is Jan. 14, 2020, which allows ample time for testing/evaluation and migration to Windows 10.
  
ITS minimum requirements for purchasing new computers can be found on our website.
Student Travel Arrangements----Learn the Basics
The Student Travel Committee is offering training sessions designed for secretaries, advisors, and other individuals who assist students with university-funded travel.
 
airplane-sm.jpg Each session will include:
  • How to fill out a request
  • Basic request guidelines
  • Accounting guidelines
  • Timelines for paperwork and receipts
  • Undergraduate versus graduate student requests
You may attend any of five sessions from July 20 through 22 in Walb Union, Room 214. Light refreshments will be provided by the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Sign up for a training session

Introducing a New App----Careers by Symplicity for JobZone

A new app, Careers by Symplicity, allows our students and alumni to take their job searchs on-the-go. Those who are registered on JobZone can download the app and search for jobs and internships on their mobile devices. Smart features make it easy to search and apply for jobs and internships posted on IPFW JobZone. Download the app on the Apple App Store Get it on Google Play

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Mileage Allowance Rate Reduced

The IPFW personal vehicle mileage allowance rate will be reduced to 40 per mile for all travel paid with university funds effective July 1, 2015. This is in response to a similar reduction in the mileage allowance rate allowed by the State of Indiana.

 

Although Purdue permits use of the IRS standard mileage allowance, IPFW has imposed a cap on personal vehicle mileage allowances since 2014 in an attempt to reduce the costs of university travel. Use of rental vehicles through IPFW's contract with Evans Toyota for business travel is, for most trips, less costly to the university than the IRS-approved mileage allowance. The IPFW cap is a compromise that preserves the option to use personal vehicles, but with a lower allowance. The new rate will remain in effect until it is revised or rescinded.

Watch Our New Parade
Balloon Get "Blown Up"
Come to the Athletics Center Fieldhouse Tuesday, July 7, from 11 a.m. to noon for the unveiling and first inflation of our new mastodon parade balloon. Drop by any time to view the process and enjoy some refreshments. Questions? Contact Student Life and Leadership at 481-6609.

In Memoriam

LINDSEY M. HIVELY, 27, of Columbia City, passed away April 23. She graduated from IPFW with a B.S. in business in 2011. Hively was an entrepreneur who, along with her father, created the gourmet popcorn company Poptique in 2008 after her freshman year. Read the obituary

 

New Faces, New Places
Larry Evans, custodian for Building Services
Cynthia Firestine, transfer to program assistant for Collegiate Connection in Admissions

   

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