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March 9, 2016
Learn about Update to Aramark Catering Rights
Effective March 14, Aramark and IPFW have agreed to suspend their exclusive catering rights. This will allow Aramark time to address any catering issues and foster better partnerships with departments.

During this suspension Aramark will be the university's preferred caterer. Departments are encouraged to contact Aramark to discuss their catering events and budgets to learn what they can provide, but catering decisions will be made by the department. IPFW business managers will not require catering waivers.
IPFW has been very pleased with Aramark's restaurant operations and their continued plans to meet the needs of the campus community. Do take advantage of these convenient dining locations. Questions about dining and catering? Visit the website.
Nominate Your Students to Win $10,000 for Study Abroad
In 2015, IPFW joined the Institute of International Education #GenerationStudyAbroad initiative to double the number of Americans studying abroad over the next five years.

The Office of International Education (OIE) set a goal of increasing by 20% the number of students studying abroadeach year over the next three years. Last year IPFW surpassed that goal with a record 100 students and was awarded one of 26 nationwide #GenerationStudyAbroad grants.

Help the OIE meet the 2016 goal. Encourage your students to study abroad by joining the #GoStudyAbroad Campaign. If students follow the link by March 31 they could win a $10,000 scholarship to study abroad for a semester.

It takes just about five minutes to complete the nomination form, and you can forward your special link to your students or enter the email address of particular students you would like to nominate. Start nominating students.

For more information, visit the OIE website or email
Note Campus ID Cards Offline March 14
Purdue will be installing an upgrade to our campus ID card system Monday, March 14. The system will not function for the entire day. You will not be able to buy food, make online deposits, or use any of the normal ID card functions until the upgrade has been completed.

Electronic door access using your Mastodon Card will not be affected by this upgrade, as it is an independent system.
Help Students Know What They Owe

As students begin to register for fall and prepare for summer classes, the Bursar's office will begin assessing fees for the summer 2016 semester (sessions I and II) in mid-April. The fees will be due the Friday before classes begin (May 13).


There is a due date later in the summer, but it's only for students who don't register for any  summer classes until after May 13. 


Fall fees will be assessed mid-July and are due the Friday before classes begin (August 19). 


As always, deferred payment plans are available that can spread the cost over the length of the semester. Refer students to the Bursar (481-6824 or if they have questions about their student account.

Explore Novelist's 'Transcendent Voyages'
at Anthropology Luncheon Lecture
Eric Link
The next Anthropology Luncheon Lecture will feature Eric Link, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of English and Linguistics. Link's topic will be "Space is Not the Final Frontier: Philip K. Dick's Transcendent Voyages."

The lecture will be Wednesday, March 16, at noon in Kettler Hall, Room G46. Free pizza for IPFW students; $1 per slice for non-IPFW students. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Nominate a Student for the IPFW Top 50 Award
Deadline Extended
The Office of the Chancellor has established an annual program designed to turn the spotlight on outstanding students and their outstanding accomplishments--- IPFW Top 50. The program recognizes students who not only excel academically, but who also make their mark by giving back to the IPFW campus and their communities.

The nomination deadline has been extended until Friday, March 18.
Photo of the Week
Friday, March 4. Could this be the last snow of the year? View large photo | Photo by Jim Whitcraft

In Memoriam
SANNA L. (BOXLEY) HARGES, 75, of Sylvan Lake, Rome City, died Saturday, March 5. Professor Emeritus Harges taught at IPFW for 37 years. The Department of Nursing honors the memory of Sanna, who will be remembered for her dedication, compassion, sensitivity, grace, and many acts of kindness. Calling is Thursday, March 10, from 3 to 7 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, March 11, at 11 a.m. in St. Gaspar Catholic Church, Rome City. Read the obituary
Departmental Newsletters

New Faces, New Places

Patricia Bowen, custodian for Building Services
RIPPLES Recipients

Jerry McCagg, building services supervisor (50th RIPPES award)

Randy Boyd, secretary

Lisa Stults, clerk

Dawn Adams, secretary

Jacqueline Henderson, custodian

Terry Myers, maintenance mechanic

Paul Chapman, computer technician

Robert Habeger, electrician


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