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January 27, 2016
Register Now----Homecoming Department Decorating Contest
Think your department has the most spirit? Let's paint the campus blue and white! Register for the Homecoming Department Decorating Contest and show off your spirit with decorative walkways, windows, walls, and doors! Dress up the place with a tribute to this year's theme, "Color Me Don," our blue and white colors, or photos of the men's basketball and volleyball teams that will be playing Homecoming Saturday. Participating departments will receive 10 free homecoming t-shirts and discounted game tickets! Learn more and register your department
Volunteer at a Homecoming Event
Come out and show your IPFW spirit by volunteering at one (or many!) of our 2016 Homecoming events. This year promises to be the most ambitious and DON-tastic Homecoming yet, but volunteers are needed to make it a reality. You can assist with giveaways, serve food, facilitate activities, and create a welcoming, exciting atmosphere for the entire Don Nation. Sign up to volunteer

A full schedule of events is available at the Homecoming website. For more information, contact Victoria Spencer at or James Velez at
Get the Latest on the LSA Recommendation Status
This week, the oversight team met for the first time to begin mapping the steps to move forward in the due diligence process. Tomorrow's From the Desk of the Chancellor will include more details about the team and their initial activities. The campus information website is moving ahead as well. It will launch in the next few days.
Join New University Police Lieutenant Interview
The University Police Department invites the campus community to an open interview session Wednesday, February 3, to meet the final two candidates to replace a lieutenant who is retiring. The candidates will introduce themselves, describe their experience, present information on a current issue facing university law enforcement, and answer questions,
  • 10-- 10:45 a.m., Chief Steve Kimbrough, Walb Union, Room G08
  • 11-- 11:45 a.m., First Sergeant Tyler Chrisman, Walb Union, G08
Don't Miss IPFW Pink Out
for Breast Cancer Jan. 30
IPFW Athletics and women's basketball is proud to be hosting the annual Pink Out for Breast Cancer event to honor those women who have survived breast cancer. Survivors attend free of charge including a game ticket, special gift from Vera Bradley, and half-time recognition. Survivors can register online or contact Katie Gorrell at 481-5445. Individual tickets are $20 for individuals or $140 for a table of eight and are also available online. If you are paying with cash or check (payable to IPFW), contact Katie Gorrell at the number above. 
Share Your Thoughts about IPFW's Future Bookstore
Due to the rapid changes in the university bookstore and textbook business and the expiration of our current bookstore contract with Follett in 2017, IPFW, Purdue Calumet, and Purdue North Central have retained Campus Bookstore Consulting Corporation (CBC) to conduct an assessment of our bookstores. CBC is an independent, objective national bookstore consulting firm that serves higher education. The three objectives assigned to CBC are to:
  1. Provide an independent contract review and financial assessment of our bookstores
  2. Assess the current bookstore contract
  3. Determine the service requirements and bookstore/campus store needs of the universities

As part of this process, CBC will be soliciting qualitative feedback from the campus community. Please take the opportunity to share your experiences, opinions, or thoughts for our future bookstore and join us for an open interview with the consultants Tuesday, February 2, at 3 p.m. in Kettler Hall, Room 246.

Working with Excellent Undergraduate Researchers?
Help Them Connect with Graduate Schools
The Council on Undergraduate Research hosts a registry of undergraduate researchers. The registry's purpose is to match undergraduates who have research experience and a desire to pursue an advanced degree with graduate schools seeking high-quality students who are well prepared for research.

Any undergraduate may go to the council's website and fill out a simple curriculum vitae form at no charge. Graduate school representatives may contact students to invite applications or visits to the campus, or to share information about their research programs and financial support opportunities.
Help Your Student Org Register for the Reverse Career Fair
Is your student group looking for a way to network with area professionals, discuss all the great things they do in their club, and inquire about financial sponsorship support? The Reverse Career Fair is the perfect place! Club members host a table and should be prepared to discuss the great work they do and their career aspirations. Registration is now open.

The date has been changed to Monday, March 28, in the Walb Classic Ballroom from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Student groups need your help to register! Log in to JobZone as an employer and register as an IPFW affiliated student group. The whole group doesn't need to be present; three to five is sufficient. Last year, 218 student leaders represented 39 student groups and connected with 98 local employers. Download the IPFW Career Fair+ app from the Google Play or iTunes app store.and look in the Career Fair 101 section to view the employers who have registered. Contact Andrea Ogubi at or 481-6640 with registration or event questions.
Photo of the Week
The Rev. Dr. Raphael G. Warnock was at IPFW to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 25.  Rev. Warnock has been the senior pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta since 2005 and is a successor to Dr. King, who pastored the church from 1960 until his death in 1968. View large photo | Photo by Jim Whitcraft
In Memoriam
WALTER P. HELMKE, Fort Wayne attorney and former Allen County prosecutor, state senator, and congressional candidate, died January 20 at his home on Lake James. He was 88. Mr. Helmke was a member of the Indiana-Purdue Foundation at Fort Wayne and the chancellor's advisory board. He also taught political science at IPFW. He received the Ralph E. Broyles Medal in 1980; his father Walter Edward Helmke (namesake of Helmke Library) received it in 1975 and his son Paul Helmke (former Fort Wayne mayor) also received the medal in 2000. Read the obituary 

Departmental Newsletters
Bridges: A Journal from the IPFW Department of Nursing, Winter 2016
Helmke Highlights - news from the Walter E. Helmke Library

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