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October 7, 2015
Professors Aid Arabic-Speaking Refugees
through German Language Project
Farah Combs
Lee Roberts
Suin Roberts
With the influx of refugees in Europe increasing each day, three IPFW professors are working together to create a resource for Arabic-speaking refugees in Germany.
 The German for Arabic-Speaking Refugees project was started by Suin Roberts, associate professor of German, along with Farah Combs, continuing lecturer and director of the Arabic program, and Lee Roberts, associate professor of German.
The first videos on greetings, introductions, and everyday items were posted last week. The team plans to post one video each week as long as there is a need. Topics will include healthcare, emergencies, food, and buying groceries.
Join Our Global Student Celebration
Mark your calendar for the semi-annual Global Student Celebration, highlighting our international students. Enjoy international performances, food, and culture Friday, November 6, from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Walb Union International Ballroom. This event kicks off a full week of programs that celebrate International Education Week. For more information, contact Meg Underwood,, or Jordyn Hogan,
Grow Your Business
with Big Data
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. For more information, call 481-6461. Register for the conference
Learn about New DSB Center of Excellence
Cigdem Gurgur
The Center of Excellence in Business Analytics is a consulting arm of the Doermer School of Business. Combining research excellence and cutting edge analytical methods with strong business experience, faculty and students work with northeast Indiana manufacturing, financial, banking, insurance, healthcare, technology, and non-profit companies for increased profit. Cigdem Gurgur, Ph.D., is the center's director. Read more about the center and its director [PDF]
Empowering Our Community's Health
Discover how Clinical Assistant Professor Denise Jordan is training a new generation of nurses to not only excel at the bedside, but out in the community----empowering our neighbors to take charge of their health.
You Can Help Promote The Don Difference
Marketing Communications has created an online survey to gauge campus interest in training sessions for promoting and sharing The Don Difference. These sessions will prepare you to share Don Difference content with your audiences in meaningful ways across different platforms, including social media, email, your department's website, and more.
If you're interested in the training sessions, please take a moment to complete this brief survey. To make the best use of available department resources, at least 10 interested respondents are needed for any session offered.
Register for the Association of IPFW Women Chicago Trip
Chicago skyline Enjoy a fall getaway with friends and family in downtown Chicago without having to pay for parking! The Association of IPFW Women is sponsoring a bus trip Saturday, November 7. Enjoy shopping, museums, art galleries, the Chicago Humanities Festival, and more. The bus will drop off passengers at three stops:
  • Field Museum of Natural History
  • Macy's on State Street in the Loop
  • Water Tower Place Shopping Center on Michigan Avenue (near Saks Fifth Avenue and Crate & Barrel)
The cost is $40 per passenger, which includes motor coach transportation and a $5 contribution to the scholarship fund of The Association of IPFW Women. Meals are on your own. Download the registration form [PDF]
Help Protect Yourself----Join Community Shred Day
Fall Break Hours, October 12--13
  • Chop'd & Top'd in Kettler Hall - 11 a.m.-- 2 p.m.
  • Java Spot at Walb - 10 a.m.-- 2 p.m.
  • Follett Bookstore - 9 a.m.-- 5 p.m.
  • Mastodon Mart - 9 a.m.-- 3 p.m.
  • Bon Bon's - Closed
  • Don's at Walb - Closed
Photo of the Week
Debra Ulmer-Kolkman presents the Jack Ulmer Memorial Award to Alice Jordan-Miles, academic advisor in the College of Health and Human Services. The award was presented last Sunday at the Honors Convocation. View large photo Photo by Jim Whitcraft
Own an IPFW Plate? Report It!
The Blue and White Committee, in partnership with the Alumni Association, wants to know: Do you "Ride with Pride"? Tell them if you have an IPFW license plate and you'll receive a miniature plate to proudly display in your work area. The department with the highest percentage of plates will win a pizza party in appreciation of its support for Alumni Association scholarships. The deadline to submit is October 30. Yes, I Ride with Pride  Not yet, but I want one!
Support 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
In Memoriam
ANTHONY J. "TONY" COLONE JR., 63, passed away September 29 at Rush University in Chicago, Ill. He served the City of Fort Wayne as a police officer for 31 years before becoming a police officer at IPFW for more than 10 years, the last two as interim chief of police until his retirement in May 2014. Read the obituary
JACOB WAYNE FISH, 27, passed away September 30 from injuries sustained in a car accident. He earned a B.S. in elementary education from IPFW in May 2015. His wife, Danielle Stevenson, was injured in the crash. She earned a B.S. in biology with pre-med option in 2010 and was in the Honors Program. Read the obituary
Parking Lots 4 and 5 will be closed for an event Sunday, October 25, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
New Faces, New Places
Jeffrey Bluedorn, custodian for Building Services
Ludwika Goodson, transfer to associate director, faculty for CELT
Dan Hyde, transfer to maintenance mechanic for Operations and Maintenance
Ricardo Payne, custodian for Building Services
Nancy Reed, transfer to telephone operator for Telephone Operations
Jacob Slone, information assistant for Library
Michael Van Huisen, digital initiatives assistant for Library




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