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November 4, 2015
Basketball Season Tickets Going Fast
Take Advantage of Your Discount before They're Gone
Another exciting season of IPFW men's and women's basketball begins today when the women take on Goshen at 7 p.m. in the Gates Center. As a faculty/staff member you're eligible for some great discounts on season tickets, but seats are going quickly, so don't delay! To take advantage of this offer or ask questions, contact Nate Felver, associate general manager of ticket sales, at 481-6372 or View faculty/staff season ticket prices [PDF]
Halfway through Purdue Open Enrollment
We're cruising through open enrollment! Remember that you must complete your benefits elections by Friday, November 13, at 6 p.m. (EST).
Human Resources has added walk-in lab sessions to the open enrollment schedule [PDF]. Do you have questions or need help with the enrollment process? Come to one of these walk-in lab sessions in the Banner Room, located in Kettler Hall, Room G13:
  • Thursday, November 5, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, November 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (expanded hours)
Reject the Labels. Define Yourself.
You have your NoH8 photo----now make your "Sincerely, Me" photo! This new diversity initiative from Student Life and Leadership will challenge participants to reject the labels that society places on them and to define their own identities. The event will be Thursday, November 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Walb Classic Ballroom.

What makes you unique? Write a word or phrase on your arm, hand, face, or on a T-shirt and pose for a portrait. Photos will be uploaded to IPFW social media to show the world how our students, faculty, and staff define themselves.
A Way with Words
Gain a new perspective on the ways we communicate with Associate Professor of Communication Art Herbig's study of rhetoric and the shape of meaning. 

MS Office 2016 Suite: Wait for Green Light from ITS
Microsoft recently released its Office 2016 suite, the successor to Microsoft Office 2013. In response, IT Services has begun testing to ensure this product will integrate smoothly into the IPFW computer environment and that proper documentation and other support resources are available.
Please do not install this product on IPFW-owned equipment until testing has been completed and compatibility has been confirmed.
Barring unforeseen circumstances, the goal is to have Office 1016 available in the student labs in time for the fall 2016 semester. IT Services will continue to provide updates to the campus community as it works through this process.
Watch for Scam of the Week: Free Star Wars Tickets
Scammers are trying to trick people into getting complimentary tickets for the coming Star Wars Episode VII movie. You may receive emails that ask you to enter sweepstakes, fill out surveys, or get complimentary coupons for movie tickets. Don't fall for them and infect your computer with malware!
As we enter the holiday season, be on the lookout for common scams disguised as Black Friday deals, complimentary Apple Watches, package deliveries, "the Grinch" e-card greetings, or fake refunds, gift cards, and charities, etc. Scammers could be trying to steal your identity or data, infect your computer, or extort you for money. When in doubt, delete the message or contact the IT Services Help Desk at or 481-6030.
Help Celebrate the Completion
of the Time Capsule
See it now . . . and again in 2064!
Monday, November 16
11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
Rhinehart Music Center, Auer Performance Hall Stage
Join us to celebrate the completion of the 50th Celebration time capsule project. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited; R.S.V.P. by November 6
Donate Your Extra Winter Clothing
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 in various locations throughout November. If you have questions or would like to help, contact Cicelle Beemon, 21st Century Scholars support specialist, at 481-6438 or
Photos of the Week
Fall Fest brought out the silly side of us last week, especially at Friday's costume contest.

Best Group Costume

Continuing Studies "Minions"

Best IPFW Spirit

Mastodon Advising Center "Care Dons"

View large photos Photos by Jim Whitcraft
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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Veterans' Day Flag Ceremony


Wed., November 11

11 a.m.

Walb Classic Ballroom

Everyone welcome

Departmental Newsletters

Helmke Highlights: news from the Walter E. Helmke Library



New Faces, New Places

Katie Briner, lead graphic designer for Marketing Communications


Carol Craig, curriculum support specialist for Medical Education


Andrei Lacsan, transfer to maintenance mechanic for Operations and maintenance


Shaketah Ledford, graphic designer for Printing Services


Deborah Norman, health insurance navigator for IPFW Lafayette Street Family Health Clinic


Jayne Schele, transfer to lead custodian for Building Services

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!

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