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December 16, 2015
Order Homecoming Gear Now
Bundle a Blanket and Jacket for $25
2016 Homecoming gear has arrived! New this year----IPFW Mastodon micro-plush fleece blankets for only $15----the perfect holiday gift for the Don fan in your life.
2015 fleece jackets are also available for only $15 (add $5 for 2XL-4XL). Bundle a blanket and a jacket of any size for just $25 while supplies last.
Order forms are available on the Indiana-Purdue Student Government office in Walb Union, Room 225, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, or download one ahead of time [PDF]. Homecoming website
New Leadership Academy to
Help Us Move Ahead
The Office of the Chancellor is pleased to announce the inaugural Leadership Academy, beginning in January. Developing and enhancing current leaders will help develop others, thereby multiplying our leadership capacity and strengthening the university as we move into the future. Learn more at the Leadership Academy website.
Year-end Gift Processing Deadline for Tax Year 2015
For a donor to receive 2015 tax credit for gifts to IPFW, checks to IPFW must be dated and postmarked by December 31, 2015. Checks not dated and postmarked by that date will be processed in the 2016 tax year.

Gifts made by credit card must be processed by Development on or before December 31 to receive tax credit for the 2015 tax year.

Development will be open during the winter recess. To learn more, call 481-4151.
Common Goal: Everyone Makes an Impact. Choose Yours.
Together, we can change the future of IPFW. If you have participated in the faculty and staff Common Goal initiative, thank you! If you have not yet participated, please make a gift today. A gift from you inspires the support of alumni, friends, and other members of our community. You can support any area you are passionate about, or check out this short fund list. Your gift to IPFW is a charitable contribution.* Through donations in any amount, we can send the message that we believe in building that bright future.

Our current participation percentage of full-time faculty and staff is 23%. The goal is 30% participation by December 31. Please consider contributing gifts of any size before the end of the year. All gifts make a difference.

There are many ways to contribute on our Common Goal webpage. You will also find a list of frequently asked questions, the 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
Hospitality Expenses----Know What's Covered
Specific criteria must be met when covering the cost of meals or catering with university funds, especially sponsored funds. If you are planning to use university funds for an event, please take a few minutes to review the policy.

Expenses that do not meet the criteria may be denied. If you have any doubt that your catering proposal complies with the policy, contact your business manager.
Learn Food Services and Bookstore Semester Break Hours
Chop'd & Top'd in Kettler Hall will not be open during semester break (December 21-- 23 and January 4-- 8) due to construction work on the ground floor. 

Don's at Walb will be open for lunch. Items from the grill, salad bar, simple entrees, beverages, and grab n' go fare will be available. Hours of operation will be 11 a.m.-- 2 p.m. December 21-- 23 and January 4--8. All locations will be closed December 24-- January 1. 

Bon Bon's and Java Spot will be closed during semester break.

Follett's Bookstore / Mastodon Mart hours, respectively:
December 21-- 23, 9 a.m.--6:30 p.m. / 9 a.m.-- 3 p.m.
December 24-January 3, closed
January 4--7, 9 a.m.--6:30 p.m. / 9 a.m.--3 p.m.
January 8, 9 a.m.--5 p.m. / 9 a.m.--3 p.m.
January 9--10, 11 a.m.--3 p.m. / Closed
Help Shape Future Wellness Programs
IPFW wellness programs and services are designed for faculty, staff, retirees, and family members. Programs and services include health screenings, health education sessions, lifestyle behavioral change programs, health events, and ongoing initiatives like fitness services at the Athletics Center. To help plan future programs, please take a few minutes to complete this survey by December 23.
The Athletics Center fitness areas will be open from noon to 6 p.m. December 26-January 3. Find more information or take a virtual tour
Need a flu shot, physical, lab work, or immunizations? Call the IPFW Center for Healthy Living: Campus Clinic and Wellness Programs at 481-5748 to schedule an appointment.
Get Ready for Winter Recess
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 more information, contact Human Resources and Office of Institutional Equity at 481-6840 or 
Photo of the Week
Deconstruction Party-goers Beth Boatright (left) and Karen Parkison (right) used a sledgehammer to start the Helmke Library renovation last Thursday. View large photo | Photo by Jim Whitcraft




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In Memoriam 
PATRICIA JANE "PATTY" GOULD,48, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Fremont, passed away Sunday, December 13, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Patty graduated from Edgerton High School and was a freshman at IPFW working toward a B.S. in education. Arrangements by Beams Funeral Home, Fremont. Read the obituary

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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