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June 22, 2016
dotCMS Moving to the Cloud

What is Happening
We are moving the servers that host the university's website from on campus to the cloud.

Why We are Moving to the Cloud
We are performing this move for two key reasons. First, we will save the university money in annual licensing and support costs. Second, we will free up resources to improve the website's design and user experience.

When and How Will This Affect Me?
July 6--11: Content Freeze
Web publishers will not be able to edit content during July 6--11. This is when we will migrate the website to the cloud. Please make content updates between now and Wednesday, July 6.

July 12: Switch to the Cloud
Publishers will be able to resume content editing Tuesday, July 12. We will send an "all-clear" message beforehand.

Thank You
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience. Thank you for your patience as we perform this important move.
Updates to the New and Improved Events Calendar
calendar Work continues over the summer on the new events calendar that soft-launched last month. Below is a general timeline of this summer's efforts.

Now through Late July
The Web Team in Marketing Communications will continue to improve the design and functionality. Marketing Communications will add event information until publisher training is ready in late July.

Late July
Training and access for calendar publishers will take place in late July. The Implementation Team is developing training and support that covers both publishing and content standards. The team will announce training dates in the coming weeks.

Calendar publishers will begin adding information for upcoming events. Training and support will continue.

Beginning of Fall Semester
The online calendar will serve as the official central location for university events information. The Implementation Team will market and promote calendar usage.

Questions? Please email information to Nan Bremer in Marketing Communications.
Find out if Your Email Account Has Been Hacked
Using your IPFW email and password for other websites is a bad idea. If one single account gets hacked, someone can try your account credentials at IPFW.

To find out if you have been affected by any of the recent data breaches, check your email address(es) at this safe website that also searches historic breaches like LinkedIn, MySpace, Adobe, tumblr, etc. If the site lists your address as affected, there are some steps you should take:
  1. Change your password on the affected site
  2. If you use the same or a similar password at IPFW, change it immediately
  3. If you used the password in other places (Facebook, Gmail, online banking, etc.), change those passwords as well
Questions about how to stay safe online? Contact the IT Services Help Desk at 481-6030 or

New ITS Help Desk Ticketing System
IT Services will be converting to a new ticketing system called Service Now on July 5. When you open a new ticket with the Help Desk, you will receive an email with information about your ticket titled "Incident INC[ticket number]." 

Don't mistake this email for spam----it will allow you to access your ticket (click on your ticket number in the email) so that you can:
  • View the status of your ticket
  • See who has been assigned to work on your request
  • View and modify the description of your problem
This will allow you to see the latest updates on your tickets at any time while your request is being completed. If you have a question, you can reply to the email and it will be added to your ticket. You will also be able to view old (closed) tickets you have submitted and the information on how they were resolved.

If you have a ticket that is currently open in our old ticketing system it will be transferred to the new system. You will receive an email with the new ticket number and a reference to the old number.
Change in Accounts Payable Reporting Structure
Effective Monday, June 27, Cyndy Elick will assume responsibility for accounts payable and purchasing card functions. Rochelle Ehle and Nancy Ellert will report to Elick but will remain in their current office location.

Vice Chancellor David Wesse approved this change to allow Phil Davich to devote more attention to accounting and financial reporting. Elick and Davich will work together over the next three months to make this transition as smooth as possible.
Be a 'Patient' and Help Train Future Physicians
IU School of Medicine-- Fort Wayne is looking for Standardized Patients to assist instructors in training medical students for their future role as physicians. 

Standardized Patients (SP) are trained to simulate the history, personality, physical findings, and emotions of patients with certain illnesses for the purpose of student learning and evaluation.The SP provides feedback to the medical students regarding their conduct, response, and medical assessment.

If you're interested, contact Angie Martin, Ph.D., medical student education coordinator, Indiana University School of Medicine--Fort Wayne, Please include a cover letter and résumé. Read the details [PDF]
Online CoeusLite IRB Training for Purdue Researchers
Two CoeusLite online training sessions for Purdue research faculty and staff have been scheduled for July and August. Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) staff will demonstrate how to submit a new Institutional Research Board (IRB) protocol application through CoeusLite, followed by a question-and-answer session and one-to-one assistance on submissions.
  • Wednesday, July 20: 9--10:30 a.m. (WebEx/Online)
  • Wednesday, August 17: 9--10:30 a.m. (WebEx/Online)
Registration is required. Individuals will be sent a link to the training sessions after registration has been initiated. Questions? Contact or call the HRPP office at 765-494-9894.
Attend a Safe Zone Workshop This Summer
SafeZone at IPFW is offering a one-day workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, July 18, in Kettler Hall, Room G02. Lunch will be served at noon.

SafeZone is designed to raise awareness and increase understanding of the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals within the IPFW community. Workshop participants explore the history, language, and symbols of the LGBT movement, examine homophobia in its larger social and human rights context, and help straight colleagues become better allies and advocates for their LGBT students, colleagues, family, friends, and neighbors.

Those who successfully complete the workshop will receive a door plaque that signals their pledge to be open and affirming to LGBT individuals. To register, email or call 481-4140. Registration is limited to 20. Two additional sets of workshops will be offered in the fall and spring semesters.
Learn More about Our Family Resource Program
playful-family-portrait.jpg As of July 1, the New Parents Program will be relaunched as the IPFW Family Resource Program and will undergo several changes. Programs will be promoted as an additional employee benefit and highlighted on the website with links to our Employee Assistance Provider program, medical and dental benefits, and information about leaves, wellness programs, lactation support, and more.

Thanks to the outpouring of interest, a committee was quickly formed and is ready to start planning for the upcoming year. If you have questions or would like more information, contact Melissa Helmsing at 481-5720 or More about the program
UPD in Training June 23; FWPD to Assist
University Police will be in a mandatory meeting Thursday, June 23, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The UPD front office will be closed for the day and staff has been excused from duty to attend the department meeting.

The Fort Wayne Police Department will assist with any emergency on the day of the meeting. Please be sure to call 9-1-1 for emergency needs. Non-emergencies will be handled by University Police when they return.
Free Blood Cholesterol and Glucose Screenings
IPFW faculty, staff, retirees, and their spouses can take advantage of free blood cholesterol and glucose screenings Thursday, June 23, from 7 to 10 a.m. in Walb Union, Room 114. Other screenings available are total blood health, TSH thyroid, PSA, vitamin D, glucohemoglobin AIC, CRP, blood type, blood pressure, weight, body mass index, and body fat.

Participants pay on the day of the screening with cash, check, or credit card. For information, contact 481-6647 or Sign up for screenings

Need a physical or immunization? Contact the IPFW Center for Healthy Living: Campus Clinic and Wellness Programs. The nurse-managed clinic is located in Walb Union, Room 234. Call 481-5748 for an appointment and remember to bring your insurance card.
Photo of the Week
Bobbi Shadle, Dennis Shadle, and James Griffin attended the Alumni Night at the TinCaps last weekView more photos | Photos by Jim Whitcraft

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Lisa Stultz, clerk

Pam Boon, information clerk

Lane Westerfield, information clerk

Angela Morren, operations assistant

Laurie Colchin, assistant bursar

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