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March 16, 2016
Show Fort Wayne We Know What It Means to Live United
Campaign Begins March 21
As an employee of IPFW, you know that our university has long been and continues to be a proud supporter of United Way of Allen County. We are pleased to officially kick off our yearly United Way Campaign.
  • United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life. Their focus is on education, income, health, and basic needs----the building blocks for a good quality of life.
  • More than 50,000 Allen County residents live in poverty (Census Bureau). A weekly donation of $1 supplies a family of four with two weeks of food or $5 a week helps a family restore utility service and avoid being evicted from their home.
All IPFW benefited employees will receive an electronic pledge card during the week of March 21, and the campaign will end April 8. Let's show Fort Wayne that IPFW knows what it means to Live United!  Read the details [PDF]
Campus ID Cards Offline Thursday
On Thursday, March 17, Purdue will once again be installing an upgrade to our Campus ID card system.The system will not function for the entire day. You will not be able to buy food, make deposits online, or use any of the normal ID card functions until the upgrade has been completed. Note: Electronic door access using your Mastodon Card will not be affected by this upgrade. It is an independent system.
Attend Annual Health Fair for 'Head-to-Toe' Benefits
Attend the annual IPFW Health Fair Wednesday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Walb Student Union. This year's theme is "Good to Know Head to Toe," and the public is welcome to attend this free health fair. Highlights include:
  • Dozens of free screenings such as blood health, balance, bone density, and blood sugar
  • Cooking workshops at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m.
  • Many ways to de-stress such as therapy dogs, massage, music therapy, and gardening
  • Drawings for gifts
  • Free food!
The health fair is sponsored by IPSGA; IPFW Center for Healthy Living: Campus Clinic and Wellness Programs; the Department of Nursing; Peer Educator Program; Athletics; and STAR 88.3 For more information, call 481-6647, -6746, or email

Need sick care of lab work? Contact the nurse-managed IPFW Center for Healthy Living: Campus Clinic and Wellness Programs, located in Walb Union, Room 234.Call 481-5748 for an appointment and remember to bring your medical card.
March for Art----Pledge Your Support to Arts United
Together Arts United and IPFW are creating a lively, prosperous community in which people from all walks of life aspire to live, study, work and play. Diverse cultural experiences enhance our students' life-long learning and prepare them to become the innovative leaders of tomorrow.

From March 14 through March 31, employees of IPFW can pledge their support to Arts United through an annual employee giving campaign. You should have already received an email from John O'Connell, dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, that included a link to an online donation page specifically designed for IPFW. Your gift to Arts United is a statement that you care about the vibrancy of our community. Read the details [PDF]

Attend an Upcoming Industry-focused Career Fair
On March 29 and 31, companies from the Business, Government, and Nonprofit and the Technology and Healthcare industries (respectively) will converge in the Walb Classic Ballroom from noon to 3 p.m. to recruit candidates. They will discuss full-time and part-time employment and internship opportunities.

You can find a list of employers on the IPFW Career Fair Plus App, free in the App Store or on Google Play. You'll find an overview of the companies, the positions they're hiring for, and an interactive floor plan, (available a week before the fair). Students and alumni can also visit JobZone to view the list of employers using their myIPFW login and password.

Job Fair drop-in prep sessions will be held the week of March 21 in Kettler Hall, Room 109 every day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Questions, contact Career Services at 481-0689 or stop by the the office in Kettler Hall, Room 109.
Consider Submitting to CUR Quarterly by March 31
The theme of the spring 2017 Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Quarterly is "Undergraduate Research and the Global Community." The submission deadline for a prospectus is March 31. Articles should focus on the global connections of our undergraduate research endeavors. In addition, shorter vignettes (300 words) that offer concrete, creative suggestions about any aspect of how undergrad research connects to faculty and students across the globe are welcome.

If you are interested in contributing an article or vignette, submit a short 300--500 word prospectus describing the focus of your proposed article or vignette by March 31. Accepted authors will be notified by April 15. Final articles will be 2,000-- 3,500 words in length. The final text for review and editing must be submitted by June 15. Contact Susan M. Anderson, Helmke Library, at for more information.
Learn a Work 'Love Language' at Brown Bag Lunch

The third Brown Bag Lunch with our Employee Assistance Program provider, Bill Weber and Associates, will be Tuesday, March 22, at noon in Kettler Hall, Room G06 (Human Resources Training Room)."Love Languages of the Workplace" will teach you how to create a positive work environment and motivate your colleagues to greater performance.


Bring your lunch and a buddy! For more information, contact Vanessa Miller, Benefits and Leaves administrator, at 481-6684.

Get Help Dealing with Life's Twists and Turns
Bill Weber and Associates, our Employee Assistance Program provider, will be on campus Tuesday, March 22, for onsite counseling sessions. Benefits-eligible employees and their covered family members are able to take advantage of this great benefit.

Do you need to talk with someone about stress management, caring for an elderly parent, dealing with an unruly teen, depression, or addiction? Our EAP provider is here to help you through many of life's twists and turns. Schedule an appointment today! You don't have to deal with problems all on your own----give them a call and schedule an appointment at their office or on campus at 432-0696.

Questions about our EAP program? Call Vanessa Miller, Benefits and Leaves administrator, at 481-6684.
Learn How Northeast Indiana Forests Have Changed
The next Anthropology Luncheon Lecture will feature Jordan Marshall, associate professor of biology. Marshall's topic will be "Fragmentation in Rural and Urban Landscapes."
The lecture will be Wednesday, March 23, at noon in Kettler Hall, Room G46. Free pizza for IPFW students; $1 per slice for non-IPFW students. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Don't Miss Outstanding Research Award Lecture
Peter Dragnev, professor and chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, will present the 2015-16 Outstanding Research Award Lecture. His presentation, "The Mathematics of the Soccer Ball: A Mathematician's Quest to Minimize Energy," will be Friday, March 18, at 3 p.m. in Kettler Hall, Room 146. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Kettler Hall Faculty Lounge.

The Outstanding Research Award Lecture is sponsored by the Office of Sponsored Programs.
Say 'No Thanks' to Toner Scammers
toner Toner scammers are contacting IPFW departments again. Beware of calls from Supply Services or Advanced Imaging Systems (AIS), to name a few. The caller has a variety of ways to pull you in, such as offering a great price, and will make the call seem to come from an internal department. Don't be fooled; their pricing has proven to be three times as much as what we typically pay.

IPFW purchases toner from Cannon IV, Indiana Carbon Company, or GovConnection using the Ariba system. Our approved toner supply vendors do not call to offer deals or send toner. If you receive a call from one of these scammers, feel free to say "No thank you," then hang up.
Retirement Reception for Pat Farrell
You are invited to attend a retirement reception in honor of Pat Farrell, director of sponsored programs, Thursday, March 31, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Kettler Hall Faculty Lounge (Room 154).

Pat has been a part of the campus community for nearly 40 years. Please join the Office of Sponsored Programs in wishing her the best for the future!
Photo of the Week
Geese are munching on fresh grass and the occasional dandelion blossom in anticipation of the first day of spring, which arrives this weekend.
View large photo | Photo by Jim Whitcraft
RIPPLES Recipients

Greg Adams, painter

Nasir Gill, power plant operator (15th RIPPLES Award)

Andrei Lacsan, maintenance mechanic

Kyle Mauser, warehouse laborer

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April Detrick, bursar clerk for Bursar and Student Finance

March 29 and 30, 9 a.m.--4 p.m.
(Kettler Hall Lower Level)
March 31, 9 a.m.--3 p.m.
(Walb Bookstore Hallway)

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Proceeds benefit the CSSAC Scholarship Fund

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