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January 13, 2016
Hear Options for IPFW's Future
from the Legislative Study Group
Friday, January 15, Purdue Board of Trustees Chairman Mike Berghoff and IU Trustee Mike Mirro will host an open forum to share with IPFW faculty and staff the recommendations of the Legislative Services Agency (LSA) working group.

The forum is scheduled for Friday at 11 a.m. in the Gates Sports Center. All faculty and staff members are encouraged to attend.

The LSA working group was created as part of the budget legislation passed in April 2015. Legislators mandated that IU and Purdue work together on a report detailing options for the future of IPFW. The universities were instructed to conduct the study along with the LSA. Study group meetings included representatives from each university president's office, Chancellor Carwein, the presiding officer of the Fort Wayne Senate, and a representative from the IPFW Community Council.
Beware of Printer Toner Scams
Toner scammers are once again calling IPFW departments. Two examples of scammers are Supply Services and Advanced Imaging Systems. The callers have a variety of ways to pull you in and make it seem like an internal contact and a great price. Don't be fooled----their pricing proved to be three times more than what we typically pay.

IPFW purchases toner from Cannon IV, Indiana Carbon Company, and GovConnection using the Ariba purchasing system. Our approved toner supply vendors do not call us to offer deals or send toner. If you receive a call from a scammer, feel free to say "No thank you" and hang up.
Get Clarification on Insurance Policy for Campus, Conferences, and Field Trips
Purdue has issued a clarification of American Income Life's insurance policy for camps, conferences, and field trips. Topics include pre-existing conditions, medications, and exclusions. Read the details [PDF]
Mentor an International Student
Would you like to connect with international students? International Student Services invites faculty and staff to participate in their Mentor Meals program, where you can network with some of our international students. There will be two events---- a dinner January 26 at 5 p.m. and a brunch March 16 at 10 a.m.

Students are being encouraged to continue the relationship beyond the initial meeting. If you're interested, R.S.V.P. to Jordyn Hogan,, or Meg Underwood,
LGBTQ+ Advocate to Speak Jan. 20
Join the Resource Center, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, and Project COMPASS when they welcome to campus Robyn Ochs, Ed.M., an educator, speaker, and award-winning activist whose writings have been published in numerous bi, women's studies, multicultural, and LGBT anthologies. Ochs has been an advocate for LGBTQ+ people since 1982.

Her presentation, "Challenging Stigma and Encouraging Resilience among Sexual and Gender Minority College Students," will be Wednesday, January 20, from 7 to 9:30 p.m, in the Walb Classic Ballroom. More about Ochs
Hear an Expert in Computational Electromagnetics
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Fort Wayne section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) will host a seminar featuring one of the leading scientists in computational electromagnetics: C.J. Reddy, Ph.D., vice president of business development-electromagnetics, Americas, Altair Engineering Inc.

Reddy's topic will be "Pushing the Boundaries of Computational Electromagnetics: Application to Antenna Designs and Placement of Antennas." Everyone is welcome. The seminar will be at 6 p.m. in Kettler Hall, Room 146, and pizza and drinks will be provided. Attendees should register online by Thursday, January 14, at noon. Read the abstract and biography [PDF]
Winter Blues
Beat the Winter Blues
with a Brown Bag Lunch
Employee Wellness, Human Resources and Office of Institutional Equity invite you to attend a Brown Bag Lunch Tuesday, January 26, from noon to 1 p.m. in Walb Union, Room 114.

Bill Weber and Associates, our Employee Assistance Program provider, will be here to talk about coping with the winter blues. Bill Weber brings humor and understanding to his discussions and you'll leave the session feeling equipped to face the next few months of winter!
Onsite Employee Assistance Program Visit
Weber and Associates, our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider, will be conducting onsite appointments Tuesday, January 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. EAP is available to benefit-eligible employees and their covered family members.

Appointments should be scheduled through Weber and Associates by calling 260-432-0696, but drop-ins are also welcome. When you call, let them know that you would like to schedule an appointment during this onsite visit. You will then be given the campus location for your meeting. To find out more about the onsite visit or EAP, contact Vanessa Miller at or 481-6684. 
Set Your TIAA-CREF Appointment
TIAA-CREF will be on campus February 3 and March 17 to assist with retirement planning and general questions.

Contact TIAA-CREF via their website or call 800-732-8353 to schedule an appointment. View flier [PDF]
Watch for an Invitation to Meet
with ITS Help Desk Members
The Information Technology Services Help Desk will be sending invitations to an open discussion meeting with the Help Desk supervisor and senior staff members. Bring all your concerns, thoughts, and questions. Meetings are held the last Wednesday of every month and light refreshments will be served. Don't want to wait for an invitation? Sign up to attend a meeting.
Note New Day/Location for Weight Watchers Classes
Sign up for IPFW's Weight Watchers Winter Class Thursday, January 14, at 12:15 p.m. in Liberal Arts Building, Room 148. The 12-week class runs through March 31.

The cost for IPFW faculty, staff, and retirees is $78 (check or cash). Employee spouses also pay $78, which is 50% off the regular cost of $156. If members are unable to attend all the Thursday sessions at IPFW, they can attend at another Weight Watchers site.

Need a flu shot, physical, sick care, or lab work? call 481-5748 and schedule an appointment at the IPFW Center for Healthy Living: Campus Clinic and Wellness Programs. Visit the website for more information.
Departmental Newsletters

New Faces, New Places
Mark Cullnane, research assistant, Community Research Institute for Public Policy

Gerald DeBolt, custodian

Ashley Garbacz, bursar clerk

S. Michelle Lussier, technology support specialist for CELT

Andrew Millican, infrastructure engineer for ITS

Maria Norman, transfer to business analyst-Web for Student Information Systems
Kara Papaik, academic advisor for College of Arts and Sciences

Heidi Prussing, transfer to IT security analyst for ITS

Diana Petrova, transfer to secretary for the Chancellor

Timothy Speshyock, transfer to custodian (days)

Suzanna Yuhasz, program coordinator for Health and Human Services-Bridges to Education and Careers


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