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January 20, 2016
Learn More about the LSA Recommendations
As the due diligence process moves ahead for the Legislative Services Agency (LSA) working group's recommendations, watch for regular updates both here and in From the Desk of the Chancellor. A webpage will also launch soon as a home for ongoing information and communications. More about that next week.
Register for Student Research and
Creative Endeavor Symposium
Registrations are now being accepted through February 1 for the 19th annual Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium March 30. Faculty support as mentors, panelists, judges, and attendees makes the symposium a beacon for highlighting student research here at IPFW.

Encourage your student presenters to attend one of these helpful panel discussions on how to translate a research or creative endeavor project into an attractive, succinct, and effective poster. No R.S.V.P. is needed. Free pizza!
  • Tuesday, February 16, noon, location TBA. Professors Jeffrey Malanson and Punya Nachappa
  • Wednesday, February 17, 11 a.m., location TBA. Professors Katie Malanson and Deborah Poling
Interested in serving as a faculty judge (short time blocks on March 30)? Contact Tina Gasnarez at You can also bring your classes to discuss the posters from your discipline or learn from those outside your discipline. It's a great opportunity for students to participate in peer review and critiques. More information, registration link
The Rev. Dr.
Raphael G. Warnock
Hear Senior Pastor of Historic Atlanta Church
Speak about Martin Luther King Jr.
The Rev. Dr. Raphael G. Warnock will be at IPFW to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, January 25, at 7 p.m. in the Walb Student Union International Ballroom. Rev. Warnock has been the senior pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta since 2005 and successor to Dr. King, who pastored the church from 1960 until his death.

"Raphael Gamaliel Warnock is a preeminent scholar and national leader whose voice resonates, empowers, and informs a broad constituency from all over this country," said Ken Christmon, associate vice chancellor for diversity and multicultural affairs. "The opportunity to have such a powerful speaker who is directly connected to the legacy of Dr. King speaks volumes about the commitment to diversity here at IPFW." Read the news release
Get Free Video/Audio Conferencing
If you have a need for video and/or audio conferencing, WebEx is available through Purdue at no charge. Purdue career account credentials are required for access. If you need training or assistance, contact the IT Services Help Desk at 481-6030 or Get started with WebEx
Watch for Internet Explorer Upgrade
All campus computers running Windows will be upgraded to Internet Explorer (IE) 11 starting the week of February 1 due to Microsoft's end of support for all prior versions on January 12. You do not need to take any action for the install to happen, as it will be installed automatically as part of the Windows update process.

Testing of commonly used Web-based applications has been completed to ensure compatibility. If you have questions or problems, contact the IT Services Help Desk at or 481-6030.
Note New Blue Single Stream Recycling Bins
Beginning today (Wednesday, January 20), the Physical Plant will begin switching out the brown and yellow single stream recycling bins to a solid blue container. The campus community will still be able to recycle aluminum cans, metals, paper, cardboard, glass, and plastics as before. The transition to the new containers should be completed by the end of this month. 
Helmke LibraryFind Out the Latest on Helmke Library
Helmke Library is now closed for a year-long renovation but services are still intact:
  • The Library Services Center at the first floor entrance is the new service hub for your reserves, checkouts, iPad and laptop checkout, librarian consultations, library material requests, and general questions
  • The Skybridge is open for use with more tables and chairs
  • Student computer labs [PDF] include a new 24/7 lab in Neff Hall
  • No cut-throughs, even in inclement weather! The building is closed except for access to the Honors Center and CATV.
Save 50% on Weight Watchers Classes
Join IPFW's Weight Watchers winter class Thursday, January 21 through April 7 from 12:15 to 1 p.m. The class includes e-tools and Weight Watcher apps. The cost for IPFW faculty, staff, and retirees is $78 (check or cash). Employee spouses also pay $78, 50% off the regular $156 cost. If members can't be at all the Thursday sessions on campus they can attend another Weight Watchers site. Register by calling 481-6647.

Blood health screenings will be offered Tuesday, January 26, from 7 to 10 a.m. in Walb Union, Room 114.  All faculty, staff, and spouses can get their blood cholesterol and glucose checked at no charge one time during the school year. To register, go to the Health and Wellness website and click the health screenings link.

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.
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Walking to class in softly falling snow. View large photo | Photo by Jim Whitcraft

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