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April 13, 2016
Join a Crucial Conversation about
'The Black Community and Law Enforcement'
Every 24 hours in America, 13 young people under the age of 25 are victims of homicide. Join the College of Education and Public Policy for a discussion where the stakes are high and emotions run strong between students, faculty, and the community. "The Black Community and Law Enforcement," a Crucial Conversations event, will be Tuesday, April 19, at 6 p.m. in the Walb Union International Ballroom. The event is open to the community and a light dinner will be served.

This Crucial Conversations event is being co-sponsored by the Fort Wayne Police Department, the City of Fort Wayne, and Cities United. for more information, contact Linda Symington at 481-4123.  View the flier [PDF]
Tickets for Top 50 Recognition Dinner Now Available
Join the celebration of the inaugural Top 50 juniors, seniors, and graduate students by attending the Top 50 Recognition Dinner on May 1 in the Walb International Ballroom. Tickets are available online for $30 each. (If you want to sit near a particular Top 50 student, please include the student's name in the registration.)
Invite Students to "The Sex & Drugs Show" for Sexual Assault Prevention Month
Please encourage your students to attend "The Sex & Drugs Show," an interactive program that uses live theater to explore the issues surrounding sexual communication, substance abuse and sexual assault. Learn more here.

The 90-minute program begins at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 18 in the Walb Student Union Classic Ballroom. The event is sponsored by Human Resources and the Office of Institutional Equity, the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, the IPFW Center for Healthy Living and Wellness, and the Office of the Dean of Students.
yellow-flower-closeup.jpg Use Flower Power to Help CSSAC
Raise Scholarship Funds
Plant a few bulbs to welcome spring 2016, or try planting some sprouts indoors. The Clerical and Service Staff Advisory Committee (CSSAC) is sponsoring a 'Flower Power' Fundraising Event throughout the month of April.

Fifty percent of every purchase will go to the CSSAC Scholarship Fund to support clerical and service staff and their children with scholarships to IPFW. Shop now to show your support!
Discover How Human Services Majors are
Addressing the Needs of Our Community
Senior Human Services majors will present a Capstone Poster Conference Wednesday, April 20, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Walb Classic Ballroom. See how their initiatives address the needs of our community and area social service agencies.
  • 8 a.m.: Continental breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m.: Legislative update for Human Services presented by Lucinda Nord, Indiana Association of United Ways
  • 9:45-noon: Student poster presentations
Learn about Wetlands and Wildlife
The next Anthropology Luncheon Lecture will feature Bruce Kingsbury, professor of biology and director of the Environmental Resources Center. His lecture will be Wednesday, April 20, at noon in Kettler Hall, Room G46. Free pizza for IPFW students; $1 per slice for non-IPFW students. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Register Now for the 21st Mastodon Stomp on April 17
Join the 21st Annual IPFW Mastodon Stomp on Sunday afternoon, April 17, at the IPFW Athletics Center. Events include 5 km ( 3.1 miles) Run/Walk, 400 Meter Kids' Dash and 100 Meter Kid's Stomp. The 5km is a Fort Wayne Running Club 2016 points race and IPFW Intramurals event. Everyone is welcome! Bring the family! All proceeds benefit the IPFW Cross Country and Track and Field Programs. Download the registration brochure.
Reminder: RSVP for Freshman Convocation
Faculty members and administrators are invited to officially welcome and celebrate incoming freshmen by participating in the convocation processional in full academic regalia. Cap, gown, and hood orders (at no cost to the individual) are due in the bookstore no later than July 1, 2016. Faculty and administrator seating is limited, so please R.S.V.P. and, if needed, request rental apparel. Read more details here.
RIPPLES Recipients

Teresa Goodwin, talent acquisition coordinator
Trent Barcus, program systems analyst
Daniel Lin, information services technician
Pam Thompson, purchasing agent
Randi Boyd, secretary
Joanne Summers, secretary
Tom Speshyock, custodian
Kathleen Surface, faculty IT support
Todd Raines, IT training coordinator
Maureen Davey, Web developer II
Bart Tyner, Web manager
David Elkins, maintenance mechanic
Graham Fredrick, library assistant
Micheala Pattison, student service
Shaketah Ledford, graphic designer
Laurie Colchin, assistant bursar

Departmental Newsletters

Periodically Speaking - Department of Chemistry spring 2016

  Eric Link, dean of COAS, makes a surprise classroom visit to congratulate a senior selected for the inaugural IPFW Top 50.
(Photo by Jim Whitcraft, IPFW photographer)





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