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February 24, 2016
Helping Regional Businesses Connect with IPFW Resources
IPFW is unveiling the new Campus to Community Connection (C2C) initiative to further promote collaborations between regional businesses and IPFW faculty and students. C2C aims to connect leaders in business, industry, government, and nonprofit organizations with professional development, faculty, students, and corporate services available through IPFW. The initiative is a coordinated effort to align and create a single image for our "outward-facing" departments. Read the news release
Don't Miss Industry-Specific Job Fairs
Career Services will host two traditional job fairs this spring. Each will have an industry-specific focus to encourage an intimate interaction with employers. Registration will be limited to 50 of the region's top employers among the targeted industries. Please consider bringing your class or stopping by yourself to connect with the area's best employers.
  • Tuesday, March 29: Technology and Healthcare Industry Career Fair, noon to 3 p.m., Walb Classic Ballroom
  • Thursday, March 31: Business, Government, and Nonprofit Industry Career Fair, noon to 3 p.m., Walb classic Ballroom
Attend Both Fairs
You don't have to restrict yourself to just one industry. For example, Parkview will be at the Technology and Healthcare Fair, but they will be recruiting business majors for marketing and accounting roles as well. So, attend both fairs! Download the free IPFW Career Fair+ app from Google Play or the iTunes app find out which employers will be there.
Note Vehicle Mileage Allowance Rate Change
The IPFW rate for privately owned vehicle mileage will be 36 per mile for all travel beginning Monday, February 22. This rate, approved by Chancellor Carwein and Vice Chancellor Wesse, will remain in effect until it is revised or rescinded. Employees should disregard the recent message in Business @Purdue News that listed a different rate.
What You Need to Know about Ransomware 

What is ransomware?
It''s a type of malicious software that stops you from using your computer. It holds your computer or files for ransom.

What does it look like and how does it work?
There are different types; however, all of them will prevent you from using your computer normally, and they will ask you to do something, such as paying money, before you can use your computer.

What can I do?
Ransomware has to be installed. Here are some precautionary steps that anyone can take to drastically reduce the risks:
  • Be suspicious of all attachments in an email. Don't open attachments unless you know what they are, and don't follow any links. If you think a website is legitimate, type the website URL into a browser.
  • Run antivirus software that has real-time scanning and keeps itself automatically updated. (We have this on IPFW campus machines.)
  • Maintain backups of all files that are on your local drive. Network drives are the best place to store business-critical documents, but if you store files on local drives you are responsible for backing them up.
If you have questions about how to stay safe online, contact the IT Services Help Desk at or 481-6030.
Find Work-Life Balance with APSAC Series
APSAC is offering a live streamed professional development event, "Presence and Productivity----Pursuing Work-Life Balance," featuring Fort Wayne native and Purdue alumna Michelle Gladieux. View a live stream from your office or in Kettler G83, Tuesday, March 1, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Sign up to receive an email with the live stream link as well as the event handbook. You can read an interview with Gladieux in this recent Purdue today article
Eat Later at Don's at Walb and Chop'd & Top'd
Here's a reminder for all you busy people out there----food services hours for Don's at Walb and Chop'd & Top'd in Kettler have been extended this semester. Stop by and grab a bite to eat before your evening classes!
  • Don's at Walb: Monday-Thursday until 6 p.m.
  • Chop'd & Top'd in Kettler Hall: Monday-Thursday until 7 p.m.
Attend Staff Recognition Luncheon April 20
General invitations for this year's Staff Recognition Luncheon will be sent in a few weeks. Meanwhile, mark your calendar now for Wednesday, April 20, so you can be there recognize your coworkers as they celebrate their service anniversaries. Registration and a list of this year's honorees can be found on our website. The luncheon is sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor, APSAC, CSSAC, and Human Resources and Office of Institutional Equity.
Realize Your Dream of Becoming a Published Author
old_hard_cover_books.jpg Have you ever had dreams of sharing your story with the world and becoming a published author? IPFW's own George McClellan, vice chancellor for student affairs, will share insights and steps to make your dream a reality at the next Mastodon Career Calls Webinar, "Dream to Reality----How to Become a Published Author." The webinar will be Thursday, March 3, at noon. Register for the webinar
Photo of the Week
Visitors to Science Central last Saturday found the cost of admission had been covered courtesy of IPFW. More than 20 faculty members and 30 students gave demonstrations and shared their research with the community during IPFW Sponsorship Day, a partnership between Science Central and IPFW's Institute for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Endeavors (IRSC). Pictured above are Martin Fisher, executive director of Science Central, and Shannon Bischoff, associate professor of linguistics and IRSC director. View large photo | Photo by Jim Whitcraft

30-50% off retail
Wednesday and Thursday, March 2 and 3
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kettler Hall Lower Level
Sponsored by CSSAC
Proceeds benefit the CSSAC Scholarship Fund

RIPPLES Recipients

Alyssa Brumm, computer technician

Mary Jane Casiano, secretary

Ron Clark, assistant athletic director

Christina Egbert, account clerk

Anthony Mourey, computer technician

Jeffrey Kimmel, computer technician

Andrew Millican, infrastructure engineer

Valerie Null, custodian day III

Heidi Sandquist, assistant director of sponsored programs

James Velez, activities coordinator

New Faces, New Places

Donald Woods, transfer to utility custodian for Building Services





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