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August 10, 2016
Introducing the Fort Wayne Mastodons

Director of Athletics Kelley Hartley Hutton has announced the immediate implementation of Fort Wayne as the brand name for IPFW Athletics. This transition only affects IPFW Athletics branding efforts. The university's IPFW academic brand remains unchanged.

In 2012, The Summit League Council of Presidents Strategic Framework outlined a plan to promote metropolitan campuses with their geographic names in order to build local identification and visibility for their communities. Since that time, The Summit League office and its member institutions have referred to IPFW Athletics as Fort Wayne in schedules, rankings, broadcasts, etc. Read the news release Frequently Asked Questions [PDF]
Back by Popular Demand

A newly renovated Bon Bon's Coffee will reopen in the ETCS Lobby on August 22. Stop by during the first week of classes to check out the new space, expanded menu, and get the semester started off right with a series of daily specials.

Fall Hours (when classes are in session):
  • Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Be Ready for Phishing Emails

With the start of the school year you can expect to see more phishing emails. Fortunately, there are clues that a message is an attack. Here are the most common:
  • The email creates a sense of urgency, demanding "immediate action" before something bad happens.
  • There is an attachment that you weren't expecting, or the text entices you to open the attachment
  • The email uses a generic salutation, such as "Dear Customer" instead of your name
  • Highly sensitive information is requested, such as your credit card number or password
  • The email claims to be from an official organization but uses poor grammar or spelling, or uses a personal email address such as
  • The link looks odd or unofficial. If you hover your mouse cursor over the link, a pop-up will show you the URL. If the link doesn't match the pop-up destination, don't click it.
  • You receive a message from someone you know but the tone or wording sounds suspicious. Call the sender to verify. It's easy for a cyber-criminal to create a phony email address.
Common sense is your best defense. If you believe a message is a phishing attack, forward it to the IT Services Help Desk or simply delete it.

Questions about staying safe online? Contact or 481-6030.
Learn How to Effectively Manage Diabetes

"Living with Diabetes" offers essential education and to help participants manage their condition, stay healthy, and prevent complications. Participants also receive a medication discount and educational tools. To enroll, call Tammy at 765-494-5505 by Friday, August 12.

The IPFW Center for Healthy Living is available for your medical back-to-school needs, including sports physicals and immunizations such as HPV, mumps, and tetanus. Call 481-5748 to make an appointment. More information
Photo of the Week
The Blue and White Committee collected school supplies on behalf of Crossroad during Summerfest 2016. IPFW employees generously contributed more than $220 toward gift cards and other school and art supplies. Crossroad chief development officer Kyle Zanker and Zenovia Pearson, development support staff, were presented with the gifts last Monday at the Alumni Center, just in time for the start of school. View large photo | Photo by Jim Whitcraft
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In Memoriam

62, passed away Monday, August 1, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Huntington, Ind., she was raised in Roanoke. Farrell worked at IPFW for 40 years, retiring in 2016 as the director of sponsored research. The funeral service was 7 p.m. Saturday, Auguest 6, at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home.
RIPPLES Recipients

Jacob Pitcher, project leader

Brian Spaulding, computer tehnician

Marc Tulley and Greg Mann, warehouse laborers

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