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March 30, 2016
Find Out What to Do in Response to an Active Shooter
Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend one of several presentations of the Civilian Response Active Shooter Events (CRASE), presented by the University Police Department:

Monday, April 11
  • 9--11 a.m., Neff Hall, Room 101
Tuesday, April 12
  • 8--10 a.m., Science Building, Room 168
  • 1-- 3 p.m., 3-- 5 p.m., and 6--8 p.m., Neff Hall, Room 101
  • 8--10 p.m., Student Housing Clubhouse
Wednesday, April 13
  • 3-- 5 p.m., Liberal Arts Building, Room 168
  • 6--8 p.m., Neff Hall, Rom 101
  • 8--10 p.m., Student Housing Clubhouse
New Parents Program to Expand; You Can Help
smart_young_girl.jpg The New Parents Program welcomes new babies as members of the IPFW family and provides ongoing support and education to parents as employees assume their most important role: their child's first teacher. The program currently includes only benefit-eligible faculty and staff. New options are being explored that would allow the programs to be expanded to include all faculty and staff and provide programming for children of all ages.

Your feedback will help guide changes to the current program. Please take this brief survey. Answers will be confidential.
Learn More about Autism Tuesday, April 5
Autism Attend the IPFW Autism Awareness Event at the Alumni Plaza Tuesday, April 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (will be moved to Walb Classic Ballroom in case of inclement weather). You'll find information about Autism Spectrum Disorders and an array of interactive sensory activities. Light refreshments will be provided.

This free event is open to everyone and is supported by the special Education and Counselor Education programs, the Bridges Program, and Educators for Excellence.
Medieval Scholars at IPFW
Invite Public to Consider
'Why Books Matter'
'Why Books Matter' and other topics will be explored as part of a two-day Medieval Books Symposium at IPFW on March 30 and 31. The symposium is sponsored in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography. All presentations are free and open to the public.

The two-day event will culminate in a keynote address by Elaine Treharne, Roberta Bowman Denning Professor of Humanities and Professor of English at Stanford University. Treharne's talk on "Why Books Matter" will take place Thursday, March 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Neff Hall, Room 101. Light refreshments will be served before and after the presentation. Read the details
Application Deadline for MBA Programs Extended
Two additional MBA Open Houses have been scheduled and the application deadline has been extended from May 15 to June 3. 
  • Thursday, April 14, 5-- 7 p.m. (presentation at 5:30)
  • Thursday, May 12, 5-- 7 p.m. presentation at 5:30)
Both events will be at the Steel Dynamics Keith E. Busse IPFW Alumni Center, Interested parties can register here.
Conference will Focus on Strong Families
Encourage your students and colleagues to attend the second annual Queer Health on Campus conference, Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9. This year's theme is "Family Strong: Strong Families = Strong Students." The two-day conference will explore the physical, mental, and emotional needs and challenges of LGBTQ students on campuses. There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required. View the schedule [PDF] Register for conference
Recognize Outstanding Student Workers
Here are a few ways you can show your appreciation for student workers during National Student Employment Week, April 10--15:
  • Take them out for lunch or breakfast
  • Send a card or e-card
  • Have a departmental ice cream social, party, or luncheon
  • Nominate them for the Student Employee of the Year Award (deadline is April 1)
  • Buy them IPFW gear from the bookstore
  • Give flowers, balloon, candy, or a gift certificate to a local restaurant
  • Make a banner to hang in your office
This is a great time to show recognition and appreciation for the 500+ students who devote many hours each week to make significant contributions to our campus community!
Stomp for a Good Cause
Join the 21st Annual IPFW Mastodon Stomp Sunday afternoon, April 17! Events include a 5K Run/Walk, 400M Kids' Dash, and 100M Kids' Stomp. The 5K is a Fort Wayne Running Club 2016 points race and an IPFW Intramurals event. All proceeds benefit the Cross Country and Track and Fields Programs. Register online or fill out and mail this registration brochure [PDF]. for more information, contact

Need immunizations? Contact the IPFW Center For Healthy Living: Campus Clinic and Wellness Programs, located in Walb Union, Room 234. Lab work, injury care, birth control, physicals and sick care are available in the nurse-managed clinic. Call 481-5748 for an appointment and remember to bring your insurance card.
Attend the Spring Honors Showcase
The Spring Honors Showcase will be Friday, April 8, at the Honors Center (Helmke Library 2nd floor, enter through Walb-Helmke bridge). The showcase is an opportunity for honors students to present the research from their honors project----the culmination of their work toward completing the honors certificate. Each presentation will last 20 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of questions from the audience.

Lunch will be provided from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for those who R.S.V.P., and after the presentations conclude at 6 p.m. you will be welcome to stay for a celebratory cake reception. View the schedule  R.S.V.P. to attend
Help Students Deal with Financial Emergencies
The Brown Ink Society invites full-time faculty, administrators, staff, and retirees to attend this year's fundraiser to be held Friday, April 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the home of Chancellor Carwein. A fee of $25 per person or $40 for two people is required, although larger donations are welcome. Please complete this form [PDF] and return it no later than Friday, April 15. Also, please consider  joining the painless payroll deduction program, which entitles you to one "free" ticket to the gala event.

The Brown Ink Society, formed to honor the memory of Steve Hollander, makes grants to academically deserving students who are faced with financial emergencies that would significantly but temporarily disrupt their studies. Thus far, more than $97,000 has been distributed thanks to the donations of generous people like you.

If you can't attend the event, please consider making a donation. Tickets are also available from any Brown Ink Society board member.
See Old Dominion Live in Concert at IPFW
IPSGA is sponsoring a concert by Old Dominion in the Rhinehart Music Center at 7 p.m. on April 19. The five-member country music band from Nashville, Tenn., is currently on tour with Kenny Chesney. Fans of the band Florida Georgia Line will enjoy the show, as Old Dominion has a similar vibe.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 for IPFW students, $15 for faculty/staff, and $20 for the general public. Learn more about Old Dominion, purchase tickets
Nominate for the Student Achievement Celebration
Nominate a deserving student, staff, or faculty member for the annual student achievement celebration. You can read about the awards on the Student Life website. Nominations will be accepted through Thursday, March 31. Nominate someone today

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)
Great Items for the Entire Family
Sponsored by Clerical and Service Staff Advisory Committee (CSSAC)
Proceeds benefit the CSSAC Scholarship Fund
New Faces, New Places

Michelle Shaw, coordinator of donor relations and stewardship for Advancement

RIPPLES Recipients

Lydia Bates, assistant director


Tavis Rieger, academic specialist


Teresa Goodwin, Talent Acquisition Coordinator


Shubitha Kever, director of student support services


Justin Mills, account clerk


Dave Reynolds, business manager (15th RIPPLES award)


Cheryl Wolever, secretary


Kayla Klimasko, career counselor


Andrea Ogubi, career events coordinator


Pam Thompson, purchasing agent (15th RIPPLES award)

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