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July 13, 2016
Nominate a Colleague for the Jack Ulmer Award
Diversity and Multicultural Affairs is seeking nominations for the 2016 John P. "Jack" Ulmer Memorial Award. The annual award is presented to an IPFW staff or faculty member who has done exemplary work in these areas:
  • Individual service to students of color and/or students with disabilities through advising, counseling, or mentoring
  • Service to students of color and/or students with disabilities as an advisor to student organizations or other co-curricular activity
  • Creativity in making improvements or creating new programs to meet the needs of students of color and/or student with disabilities
Jack Ulmer was dean of students at IPFW from 1965 to 1988. He was committed to diversity and service to students nf color and students with disabilities. He championed the creation of the Office of Multicultural Services, known today as the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. 

Nominations are due by Friday, August 5. (Self-nominations are welcome.) Questions? Contact 481-4140 or Submit a nomination
Attend Individual Sessions at No Additional Cost
TIAA-CREF has announced dates for individual meetings on campus this fall. Looking at retirement? Want to more more about your TIAA investments? Schedule a one-on-one meeting with Erin from TIAA from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Kettler Hall, Room G06A on one of these days:
  • Wednesday, September 21
  • Thursday, November 10
Swap Your Extra Stuff
Have supplies you've been storing but no longer need? The annual office supply swap is next Wednesday, July 20. It's a great way to be green and save money. Drop off supplies in Kettler Hall, Room 128, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., then return from 1 to 2:30 p.m. to shop. It's all free!

The following items will not be accepted:
  • Broken items
  • Items such as printers/scanners
  • Furniture
Items that have not found new homes will be donated when possible.
Summerfest 2016---- Plan Your One-Day "Vegas" Getaway
Celebrate Summerfest Vegas-style Wednesday, July 27! All IPFW employees are welcome, including current student employees and retirees. Check out the event schedule and plan your day in "Vegas."

The deadline to order a Summerfest T-shirt is today (July 13). A limited number of T-shirts will be available during Summerfest.

The registration deadline for lunch is July 21

What happens at Summerfest stays at Summerfest...
Enjoy Summerfest in Pay Status
Because Summerfest it is an official university event, those attending during normal working hours will be in pay status. Attendance is optional. You may choose to attend or carry on normal campus work assignments. Vice Chancellor Wesse has asked Human Resources and Office of Institutional Equity to address the special circumstances of second shift employees who choose to attend.

Offices are allowed to close for one hour over lunch. Unit heads should make every effort to permit attendance. You can use voicemail to inform people that the office is closed for short period of time, direct people to other offices, or suggest that persons who opt not to attend cover for offices that close for the events. Read the memo [PDF]
Share #IPFWSummerfest on Social Media
How will you celebrate Summerfest? Share your photos on social media with the hashtag #IPFWSummerfest, then look for them on the 2016 IPFW Summerfest storyboard as we share your posts throughout the day! What happens at Summerfest Stays at Summerfest (except for the pics on our storyboard!)
Donate School Supplies during Summerfest
The IPFW Blue and White Committee will be collecting much-needed school supplies and cash donations on behalf of the students at Crossroad as a summer service project. A table will be located near the International Ballroom on July 27 at Summerfest, where arts and crafts supplies and cash can be donated during the lunch hour. Crossroad is very happy to have an outside group show an interest in helping their students, all of whom come from very difficult circumstances. Their on-site school provides education for grades 1-12 for about 45 residential students and 20-30 alternative education students. Read more about the project

Items needed include:
  • Calculators
  • Pencils, crayons, washable colored markers, watercolors
  • Construction paper, writing paper (non-spiral bound)
  • Poster board, bulletin board paper rolls and borders
  • Journals (non-spiral bound)
  • Origami and art kits
  • Sketch pads and drawing tablets
  • Chapter books at all reading levels
  • Earbuds and headphones
  • board games and card games
  • Recreational items: basketballs, volleyballs, footballs
Learn about Your Health
Free blood cholesterol and glucose screenings will be offered to IPFW faculty, staff, retirees and their spouses Tuesday, July 19, from 7 to 10 a.m. in Walb Student Union, Room 114. Other tests include total blood health, TSH thyroid, PSA, vitamin D., glycohemoglobin AIC, CRP, blood type, blood pressure, weight, body mass index, and body fat. Participants pay at the screening with cash, check, or credit card. For information, call 481-6647 or email tillapau@ipfw.eduSign up for screenings

Join our summer Weight Watcher class Thursdays from 12:15 to 1 p.m. through September 8 in Neff Hall, Room 149. Your discounted cost is $6.50 per week, which includes weekly handouts, e-tools, and Weight Watcher apps. If you can't make all the Thursday sessions at IPFW, attendance at another Weight Watchers site is allowed. Call 481-6647 or visit the class to register.

Need a physical or immunizations? 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 medical card. 
Bring Your Little Ones to the TRF Children's Fest...
Childrens FestYou're invited to the Three Rivers Festival Children's Fest at IPFW, a free family event that educates and entertains children ages 3--12. This year's festival is Friday and Saturday, July 15 and 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Several food trucks will be set up at the Science Mall, including iGrandma's, Auntie Anne's Pretzels, Big Apple Pizza, and Kona Ice.

For more information, visit the website or call the TRF office at 426-5556.
...And While You're Here, Read a Book with Daniel Tiger!
Follett's IPFW Bookstore and PBS39 will host Daniel Tiger Children's Reading Adventure Saturday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event runs concurrently with the Three Rivers Children's Fest, also on campus. 

Daniel will be there to pose for photos with your little ones and there will be book readings, activities, prizes, and free popcorn and snow cones for the children.

If you would like to volunteer for reading, face painting, or activities, or if you would like to donate money for art supplies, snacks, or water, contact Jamie Sinninger at 481-0300 or
Photo of the Week
Tai Chi classes began yesterday (July 12) near the Friends Pavilion. If you missed the first one there are three more opportunities----July 19, 26, and August 2 from noon to 1 p.m. View large photo | Photo by Jim Whitcraft
RIPPLES Recipients

Karen Ramsey Mielke, database administrator

Lisa Eley, production coordinator

Reuben Albaugh, departmental operations clerk VIII

Angela Morren, operations assistant

Greg Vorst, refrigeration mechanic VIII

Jeni Mattmuller, secretary V

The fall 2016 Division of Continuing Studies catalog is now available online. IPFW faculty and staff receive a 20% discount on most classes. View the catalog

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