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December 9, 2015
New Places to Use Your Don Dollars
If you have activated a Don Dollars account on your Mastodon Card you can now use them at CVS and Tim Hortons, located close to student housing.

Instructions for activating a Don Dollars account can be found on the Campus Safety website.
Winter Recess Reminder
IPFW will observe a winter recess from December 28 to 30. The campus will suspend regular operations at the close of business Wednesday, December 23, and will resume normal operations Monday, January 4. The fitness center and fieldhouse will be open daily from noon to 5 p.m. starting December 26. All other buildings will be closed from December 24 through January 3.

For further information, contact Human Resources and Office of Institutional Equity at 481-6840 or 
We Share a Common Goal
Every member of the IPFW family shares common goals. We prepare students for the future. We are committed to serving northeast Indiana and building a stronger university.

Together, we can change the future of IPFW. You can choose any area to support----academic, athletics, or scholarships, for example----and your gift will be deductible as a charitable contribution.* Check out this short fund list on our Common Goal webpage. Through donations in any amount, we can send the message that we believe in building that bright future.

There are many ways to contribute----choose the one that's best for you on our Common Goal webpage. You will also find a list of frequently asked questions, a partial list of eligible funds, and information how to give via the OnePurdue portal. For more information about how you can support this initiative, contact IPFW Development at 481-4151 or

*Please consult your tax advisor for more information
Share Your Thoughts about New Hire Orientation
Human Resources and Office of Institutional Equity (HR-OIE) is launching a series of feedback sessions to get your thoughts on how to enhance current programs. The first series will focus on the new hire orientation experience. Your feedback will be used to improve the new-hire experience and help them better acclimate to the IPFW culture.

Please take a moment to share your thoughts and complete this survey by December 11.
Photo of the Week
Performing unaccompanied in front of the orchestra, members of the University Singers were one of several musical ensembles featured at Monday evening's Home for the Holidays concert in the Auer Performance Hall. The concert was also broadcast live on PBS39. View photo gallery | Photo by Jim Whitcraft
Men's Basketball Watch Party
Join the Northeast Indiana Chapter of the IU Alumni Association and IPFW Alumni Association as we join forces to cheer on our home teams tonight---- Wednesday, December 9, starting at 6:30 p.m. The party begins at 6:30 p.m. at O'Reilly's Irish Bar and Restaurant, 301 W. Jefferson Boulevard, Fort Wayne. The evening will also feature a silent auction that will benefit student scholarships.
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

JOSHUA R. GEROW, professor emeritus, psychology, died December 4 in Fort Wayne. He joined the IPFW faculty in 1969 and retired in 2001, but returned to teaching in 2007. Gerow was a prolific author of textbooks and was passionate about the teaching of psychology. He will long be remembered for the impact he had on generations of students at the university and as a pioneer in bringing college psychology to high school students. His colleagues hold warm memories of this founding member of the department. Read the obituary


DCS Spring Summer Catalog
The Division of Continuing Studies Spring / Summer 2016 online catalog is now available. View the courses

Departmental Newsletters
CELT December newsletter (Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching) [PDF]

New Faces, New Places

Alex Clore, warehouse laborer for Warehouse Operations


Jill Dunkel, transfer to digital university archive assistant for Helmke Library


Jessica Eash, laboratory technician for Psychology


August Novy, help desk technicial for IT Services


Maggie Hunter, division project director, Continuing Studies


Roxanne Kingsbury, assistant director, training outreach, Continuing Studies





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