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September 16, 2015
Mastodon Roast:
a Fall Tradition
As the IPFW Alumni Association's signature event, the annual Mastodon Roast gives alumni, faculty, and staff a chance to have fun, make new friends, and renew acquaintances. Featuring a hog roast buffet, silent auction, and special gifts and perks for dues-paying IPFWAA members, the event is our annual fall tradition. There will be lots of fun for the kids too, such as face painting, a jump house, train rides, and hanging out with Don the Mastodon!
Thursday, October 1
5:30--8:30 p.m.
Steel Dynamics Keith E. Busse IPFW Alumni Center
Admission is free. For more information and to R.S.V.P., visit the event website.
Game of Tomes
Follow Assistant Professor of English Damian Fleming as he journeys into the manuscripts of ancient England in pursuit of a history left untranslated for a thousand years.
Helmke Library's Refresh: Get Fall Updates
You may have heard about the upcoming Helmke Library renovation. Here's what you can expect this semester:
Helmke Library at nightSome services have been relocated
Several of the librarians have been embedded in new offices so you can get to know him or her better:
  • Tiff Adkins, Neff Hall, Room 258
  • Susan Anderson, Library
  • Beth Boatright, Neff Hall, Room 328
  • Denise Buhr, Library
  • David Dunham, Science Building, Room 491
  • Shannon Johnson, Liberal Arts Building, Room 303
  • Ann Marshall, Library
  • Florence Mugambi, Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building, Room 221M
  • Sue Skekloff, Library
The Writing Center has moved to Kettler Hall, Room G19. Students can stop by any weekday, make appointments online, or use the email consultation service. More information
All library spaces, services, and resources are still available
Stop by the library or visit the website throughout the semester for the same excellent resources and services you expect:
  • Books, DVDs. journals, databases, etc.
  • Laptops, iPads, and reserves
  • In-person or online library consultations
  • Document delivery services
  • Learning Commons
  • Honors Center and CATV
  • Northeast Indiana Diversity Library and IPFW Archives
Ensuring a smooth transition
The renovation will start at the end of this semester. Alternate study locations, a central point for library services near the main entrance, and a communication plan are being developed to keep you informed. Watch for more updates on the dedicated Refresh website, the library's Facebook page, Helmke Highlights, and other venues.
Use Big Data to Grow Your Business
Thursday, October 15, 8-- 11 a.m.
Walb Student Union
Business Analytics is an economic growth engine. The Doermer School of Business is offering a conference, "Big Data and Business Analytics, where experts will teach you how a set of techniques and methods can turn a plethora of customer data into actionable knowledge that drives growth. The registration deadline is September 30. For more information, call 481-6461. Register for the conference
Nominate a Colleague for the Outstanding Research Award
The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is accepting nominations for the Outstanding Research Award, which honors a faculty member for outstanding performance in research, scholarly activity, or creative endeavor. Detailed information can be found on the OSP website. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, October 1, by 3 p.m.
Learn How Diet and Nutrition Affect Multiple Sclerosis
Individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS), their family members and caregivers, and professionals who work with MS patients are invited to a free educational event with integrative medicine specialist Dr. Angela LaSalle. The event, sponsored by the Anna Yoder MS Fund, will take place Wednesday, September 30, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the IU School of Medicine-Fort Wayne.
LaSalle will discuss dietary and nutritional approaches that can aid in management of MS symptoms. Time has been allotted for a Q&A session with LaSalle, who serves as director of Parkview Integrative Medicine. R.S.V.P. by September 24 to or call 481-0577. To learn more, visit the Anna Yoder MS Fund website.
Need Help Working through a Workplace Conflict?
Beginning September 21, faculty and staff can begin using the Neutral Conflict Resolution (NCR) program to resolve differences in a way that is collaborative, neutral, and solution oriented. Trained NCR representatives will help employees identify important issues, understand different perspectives, and serve as mediators to foster understanding and create strategies for managing problems.
Human Resources and Office of Institutional Equity established the program to help employees resolve conflict in a positive way that preserves relationships. Full program details will be available on the website beginning September 21, which coincides with the International Day of Peace, a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace.
graphic-yellow-flower.gif CSSAC Fundraiser Supports Scholarships
Plant a few bulbs to welcome spring 2016! The Clerical and Service Staff Advisory Committee (CSSAC) is sponsoring a Flower Power fundraiser now through October 2. Fifty percent of every purchase will go to the CSSAC Scholarship Fund to support clerical and service staff and their children with scholarships to IPFW.
Find the Support You Need to Stop Smoking
Ready to stop smoking or chewing tobacco? Register to attend the Freedom from Smoking program, beginning Tuesday, September 22. IPFW benefitted faculty, staff, and their spouses who complete the class can have the 2016 $500 health insurance tobacco surcharge waived. The instructor is Natalie McLaughlin, RN, from the Parkview Hospital Community Nursing Program, and the program is open to the public. To register, call 481-6647. View the flyer [PDF]
Individual tobacco cessation assistance is also available at the IPFW Center for healthy Living: Campus Clinic and Wellness Programs. Call 481-5748 to schedule an appoint with Heather Krull, MSN, FNP-BC, nurse practitioner. Stay informed! Visit the clinic website.
Photo of the Week
Students in a geosciences class taught by Professor Benjamin Dattilo created a timeline of the Earth that ran from the Obelisk on the South Campus to Rhinehart Music Center on the North Campus. Human history fell within the last crack in the sidewalk. View large photo Photo by Jim Whitcraft

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In Memoriam
CHEVY LEE REEB, 18, passed away Friday, September 11, in New Haven. He was born in Auburn, Ind., and was an honor roll student who graduated with the Woodlan High School Class of 2015. Reeb was majoring in chemistry. The funeral service is at 6 p.m., Wednesday, September 16, at Pathway Christian Church, 12732 Spencerville Road, Harlan. Read the obituary
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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 specialty license plate. The plates generate more than $10,000 annually for student scholarships through the IPFW Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Fund. Five hundred plates must be sold by Dec. 31, 2015, or they will be discontinued. Already renewed your regular plate? You can transfer to the specialty plate at any time. Get more information on our website or contact Alumni Relations at 481-6807 or

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