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May 18, 2016
Congratulate the Ambassadons Class of 2016-17
The new class of Ambassadons for the 2016--17 academic year has been selected. Since its creation in 2004, the Ambassadon program has become one of the elite student leadership positions on campus. They represent IPFW at high-profile events such as Omnibus lectures, convocations, Commencement, and private university functions. Ambassadons also participate in service projects, develop leadership skills at monthly training sessions, and attend community events at the request of the chancellor or advisory committee. 

2016--17 Ambassadons
Timothy Barr, Decatur
Caroline McGraw, Fort Wayne
Valeria Castro-Salazar, Fort Wayne
*Chloe Nestel, South Whitley
Nana Dadzie, Terre Haute
Camtien Nguyen, Fort Wayne
*Ian Gatchell, Fort Wayne
*Adreian Paul, Toronto, Ontario
Rachel Gilreath, Fort Wayne
*Gabriela Romo, Goshen
Jaren Harmon, Huntertown
*Shelby Smiley, Warsaw
*Lane Harrison, Monroe
Emily Spatt, Fort Wayne
Haley Hoover, Logansport
Erika Steffen, Monroe
*Holly Lawson, Van Wert, Ohio
*Tiffany Wallace, Churubusco
Jourdan Love, Fort Wayne
*Alex Wulpi, Fort Wayne
* Second-year returning Ambassadon
Take Advantage of On-Site Counseling,
Brown Bag Luncheon with EAP
Weber and Associates, our Employee Assistance Program provider (EAP), will be on campus May 19 to provide on-site counseling sessions from 1 to 3 p.m. Our EAP provider is a great resource for counseling on various issues such as marital problems, eldercare, depression, anxiety, etc. To schedule an appointment for May 19 (or any day), please call Weber and Associates at 260-432-0696. The location of your meeting will be provided when you call. Weber and Associates will also take walk-in appointments on May 19. Call Vanessa Miller at 481-6684 for the location of on-site counseling. Mental health is just as important as physical health---- take time out for you!

Also on May 19, Weber and Associates will lead a Brown Bag Luncheon to help you deal with "Anxiety in Anxious Times." Bring a buddy and your lunch to Walb Union, Room 114, from noon to 1 p.m. The setting is informal and open to all employees.
Offices Relocate for the Summer

These offices have moved temporarily due to construction:

  • Walb Union, Room 123 (recruitment and campus tours, visits)
  • Kettler Hall, Room 140 (Admissions back office operations)
Career Services
  • Walb Union, Room 212
Learn How to Close Completed IRB Research Studies
Faculty in the process of transitioning to another institution or retiring from Purdue need to be aware that their active human-subject protocols must be appropriately closed or transferred to a new principal investigator (PI). This is required by federal regulations.
Departing faculty with open IRB protocols must (1) close the file, (2) transfer oversight responsibility to another responsible IRB, OR (3) be replaced on the protocol by a Purdue faculty member. It is not unusual for a combination of these actions to be necessary. Before a faculty member leaves Purdue, they should request from the IRB a list of open protocols and decide how these protocols should be managed. Requests for a summary of open protocols can be sent to IRB is available to work with faculty who are retiring or transferring to another institution to manage the transition of their studies.
Exempt research files should be closed as soon as the research has been completed. The PI should email stating that the file is to be closed and identifying the study by IRB number and title.

Record keeping requirements for closed studies
  1. The PI is responsible for managing the regulatory files associated with human-subject research
  2. Regulatory files must remain at Purdue for a minimum of three years after the close of the study at Purdue. This is required by federal regulation.
  3. Department heads are responsible for maintaining access to the regulatory files (including consent forms) during the record holding period, should the PI leave Purdue
Note Printer Maintenance Agreements Expire Soon
toner It's time to purchase, renew, or revise your printer maintenance agreements. A message was sent to departments with an existing printer maintenance agreement May 18. If your department has a new printer and you're interested in a printer maintenance agreement for the next fiscal year, contact Connie Rosenbloom at

A free cleaning was included in the printer maintenance agreement your department purchased for fiscal year 2015--16. If you have not taken advantage of that cleaning or don't remember if your printer was cleaned, email Dick Kaminski at to get it scheduled.

Questions about printer maintenance agreements? Contact Connie Rosenbloom in Purchasing Monday--Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Join Barb Romines' Retirement Party
Administrative Business Services and the College of Visual and Performing Arts invite you to join them as they celebrate Barb Romines' 36 years at IPFW, Tuesday, June 7, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the SCAN Children's Garden, immediately behind the Visual Arts Building. Cake, punch, and light refreshments will be served. If you wish to contribute to a retirement gift, payment by cash will be accepted at the bursar's office through June 3. (In case of rain, the party will move to the Williams Theatre Lobby)
Photo of the Week
Department of Nursing graduates gather for a group photo in the Rhinehart Music Center Lobby.  View more photos | Photo by Jim Whitcraft

IPFW Alumni Center
1528 E. California Road
Screening of Oscar Micheaux's film
Within Our Gates
Donations to the African/African American Historical Society Museum
will not be turned away
For information, call 260-348-4465

Parking Garage 3 will be partially closed Friday, May 20, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In Memoriam
RONALD E. VENDERLY, 87, passed away Thursday, May 12, at his home. His name adorns the bridge spanning the St. Joseph River and connecting the main campus of IPFW to the Hefner Soccer Fields. He spent time as a teacher, a broker, and vice president for various schools and companies. After retirement he focused on philanthropy, establishing a charitable foundation in his name while supporting organizations like the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, local area theaters, and the Acres Land Trust. The service is May 21 at 11 a.m. at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road. Calling also Friday, May 20, from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.Private family burial will take place at a later date. Read the obituary
RIPPLES Recipients

Mike Van Huisen, digital initiatives assistant

Greg Dent, maintenance mechanic

Joseph McKenna, business manager

Nedra Curry, account clerk

Ashley Garbacz, account clerk

Christa Van De Weg, SIS business analyst-degree audit

Tanner Clarke, clerk IV

Rachel E. Hile, interim chair (communication), associate professor

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