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October 28, 2015
Complete Your 2016 Elections by November 2
for the Chance to Win a Fitbit Flex
Open enrollment for Purdue employees began Monday and will end at 6 p.m. Friday, November 13. Complete your 2016 elections by midnight (EST) Monday, November 2, and you'll be entered in a drawing to win a Fitbit Flex, courtesy of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Purdue's medical plan administrator.
Everyone is encouraged to enroll, but what if you don't? Find out [PDF]
General sessions have been scheduled that will recap our benefits, explain what's new, and answer your questions. If you need help with the enrollment process and/or have questions, Human Resources can assist you during a walk-in lab. View the schedule [PDF]
Help Celebrate the Completion
of the Time Capsule

See it now . . . and again in 2064!
Monday, November 16
11:45 a.m.-- 1p.m.
Rhinehart Music Center, Auer Performance Hall

Join us to celebrate the completion of the 50th Celebration time capsule project. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited;
Participate in International Education Week
Celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange all over the world during International Education Week 2015, November 6 through 13. The Office of International Education and five other offices are sponsoring eight events on our campus; the national event is hosted by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
All are welcome to attend any of the events. You're officially invited to these three:
  • Kick-off Event: Global Student Celebration (November 6). Contact or for more information.
  • Info Session for Faculty and Staff (November 9). Learn how you can support the international experience or lead one of your own.
  • International Education Fair (November 11). Host a table to advertise your class; encourage your students to attend.

View a schedule of events [PDF]

A New Rendering
Learn how Professor of Computer Science Beomjin Kim's research into the visualization of data is changing the way science, military, and medical professionals process and apply information in their fields.

Donate Your Unused Winter Clothing to Those in Need
If you have gently used winter clothing you no longer need, consider donating it to the 21st Century Scholars Annual Winter Clothes Drive. Clothing donations for children, women, and men will be gladly accepted; boots, gloves, coats, scarves, and hats are especially needed. Please wash and fold the items if possible.
Blue bins with attached fliers will be distributed around campus starting in November. If you have questions or would like to help, contact Cicelle Beemon, 21st Century Scholars support specialist, at 481-6438 or
Start Your Holiday Shopping and Support CSSAC Scholarships
The holidays are just around the corner! You'll find great gifts for everyone for only $5.99 at the "Jewelry is Fun" fundraiser, Wednesday and Thursday, November 11 and 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the ground floor of Kettler Hall.

All proceeds will benefit the Clerical and Support Staff Advisory Committee (CSSAC) Scholarship Fund.
Cigarette Smoking Policy Reminder
Due to an increase of students, faculty, and staff who have been observed smoking or using e-cigarettes, please be advised of the IPFW Tobacco and Smoke-free Campus Policy:

The use of electronic cigarettes is prohibited on the entire IPFW campus, including inside vehicles. All students and employees engaging in these activities are subject to ticketing by University Police and/or Dean of Student Disciplinary Conduct Action, or Human Resources Conduct Action, respectively.


If an individual(s) is seen engaging in this activity, that person may be told to cease by any IPFW employee, and, if their name is known by the employee, the employee may report the incident to the Dean of Students office for disciplinary action. Alternatively, University Police may be contacted at 481-6827 and they will speak with the individual. Read the executive memorandum [PDF]

Photo of the Week
Blustery fall days bring cozy sweaters out of storage. View large photo Photo by Jim Whitcraft

Early Payday

Because Wednesday, November 11, will be a banking holiday, the next biweekly payday will be Tuesday, November 10.


New Faces, New Places

Lisa Brodasky, account clerk for Administrative Business Services

Arjun Chowdhury, groundskeeper

Ernest De Weese, groundskeeper

Brian Johnson, transfer to secretary for Testing Services

Abigail Martin, outreach program assistant for ETCS

Kimberly Myers, academic advisor for Student Success and Transitions


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Report Your IPFW Plate:
Deadline Extended to Nov. 30
The Blue and White Committee, in partnership with the Alumni Association, wants to know: Do you "Ride with Pride"? Tell them 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.
Top three departments to date:
  • Mastodon Advising Center/Student Success and Transitions
  • Chancellor
  • Vice Chancellor for Financial and Administrative Affairs and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (tie)
Keep reporting . . . you have an extra month to dethrone the leaders!

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

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