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September 2, 2015
IPFW Social Media 101
twitterfacebookDo you manage an official social media outlet for your college or department? Please use these helpful tips to have a successful and social semester. Looking for more info? Visit the Marketing Communications social media services webpage.
How to submit content
Do you have photos related to recent campus activities, accomplishments, or field work that you would like featured on the flagship IPFW social media accounts? Submit your photos and photo details for post consideration by emailing All content will be considered, but due to the high volume of requests, not all content can be posted.
How to register your social media outlets
Would you like your official social media outlets included in the campus Social Media Directory? Please register your accounts with Marketing Communications to be included. Admin access on Facebook and login/password information for other social media platforms must be provided. Marketing Communications will not interfere with your outlet's social media activity unless an admin violates the university's Social Media Policy. Please note: Accounts that have been dormant for at least one semester will be removed from the directory.
Learn more
Create a social media strategy, get familiar with our Social Media Standards and Best Practices, download profile pics and cover images, and more by visiting the Marketing Communications social media services webpage.
Mitch Daniels Attend an Open Forum with President Daniels
Purdue President Mitch Daniels will visit campus Tuesday, September, 8. All faculty and staff members are invited to attend an open forum in Neff Hall, Room 101, from 3 to 3:30 p.m. If you have questions about his visit, please contact Kim Wagner, chief of staff, at 481-6103 or
Imitation of Life
Discover how IPFW Professor of Drawing and Painting Audrey Ushenko moves her art into public spaces to help capture an authentic depiction of life as it happens.
Make Connections at the Mastodon
Job and Internship Fair
Career Services invites faculty and staff to attend the Mastodon Job and Internship Fair on Tuesday, September 22, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. This is your chance to make connections and network with professionals from throughout the region. The fair will feature more than 100 employers seeking to hire in all majors.
A full list of employers in attendance can be found at the IPFW Career Fair+ app (in the App Store or on Google Play) or under the Mastodon Job and Internship Fair event on IPFW JobZone. This is an excellent way for you to interact with the professionals your students will work with upon graduation. Please consider bringing your students to the job fair during your scheduled class time.
"Sink or Swim" Entrepreneur Panel
Hear local entrepreneurs share their insights on how to start a successful company Monday, October 19, from noon to 1 p.m. in Neff Hall, Room 101. Learn about the passions that drove them to succeed and some of the surprises they encountered along the way. If you've thought about starting your own business, this is an excellent opportunity to learn more.
Panelists include:
  • Chuck Surack, Sweetwater
  • Tom Kelley, Kelley Automotive Group
  • Leon Habegger, L H Industries
  • Eric Doden, Greater Fort Wayne Inc.
Make an Appointment at the
IPFW Dental Hygiene Clinic
 The IPFW Dental Hygiene Clinic provides high-quality, low-cost preventive dental services to everyone. The clinic is a learning facility; services are provided by dental hygiene students and supervised by a licensed dentist and dental faculty. Plan four hours for your appointment in order to participate in the learning process.
Appointments are required and payment is due at the time of services. Indiana Medicaid is accepted. Call 481-6575 or visit the website for pricing and hours. The clinic is located in Neff Hall, Room 109 and is open to the community. Download the flyer [PDF]
Suicide Prevention Week Opening Ceremony:
"In Honor and Memory of ..."
"Reach Out----Change a Life" is the theme for Suicide Prevention Week at IPFW, September 7--12, sponsored by Project Compass and several campus and community organizations. Join the campus community, local officials, and representatives from Veterans' Affairs at a kick-off event, "In Honor and Memory of ...," Tuesday, September 8, at noon on the Science Mall. Resource tables and a mobile Veterans' Center will be on campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. View a schedule of events
Blue and White Committee Fall Meeting
Join the Blue and White Committee Wednesday, September 16, at noon. Get updates about the IPFW license plate, welcome new members, and learn about plans for this school year. Meetings are held in the Steel Dynamics Keith E. Busse IPFW Alumni Center.
The alumni group is composed of IPFW alumni who chose IPFW not only for their education, but also for their career. Most are graduates, some are current students, and some are past students, but all are united in their pride for this university. General Membership Application  Sign Up for Meetings
Support Student Scholarships and Get a $50 Gift Card
For a limited time, faculty and staff can get a $50 gift card to Follett's Bookstore and be entered to win a free parking pass when they order a new IPFW specialty license plate. Not only does the specialty plate show our Mastodon pride, it also generates more than $10,000 annually for student scholarships through the IPFW Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Fund.
According to the BMV terms of this program, unless we sell 500 specialty places by Dec. 31, 2015, the plates will be permanently discontinued. Already renewed your regular plate this year? Don't worry, you can transfer to the IPFW specialty plate at any time. Buy your plate today and show your commitment to IPFW's mission to provide excellent, affordable education. Get more information, on our website or contact Alumni Relations at 481-6807 or
Weight Watchers Open House is September 11
A new 12-week Weight Watchers class begins Friday, September 18. The cost for IPFW employees, retirees, and their spouses is $78, 50% off the regular price of $156, which includes e-tools. If a class member can't make all the Friday sessions at IPFW, he or she can attend another Weight Watchers site. Register for the fall class at an Open House Friday, September 11, in Kettler Hall, Room G41, or call 481-6647.
Need a physical, sick care help, immunizations, or lab work? Call 481-5748 and schedule an appointment at the IPFW Center for Health Living: Campus Clinic and Wellness Programs. For more information, visit the clinic website.
Photo of the Week
Don's at Walb opened for business on the first day of classes. We heard a student remark, "Everything looks so good I can't make up my mind!" Check out weekly menus here. View large photo Photo by Jim Whitcraft

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