IPFW Alumni Association e-Newsletter
October 2012
Sun Bathers/Snow Surfers
Believeing in IPFW
Dons Pride in Retail Stores
Know any Ladies?
Alumni Award Nominations
We're still excepting nominations for the 2012 IPFW Alumni Association Awards. 

IPFW's flagship 50th project, Sculpture with Purpose™
, invites local and national artists of all disciplines to submit a proposal.

What it Means for
Fort Wayne
Monday, October 22 [noon]
IPFW Main Campus
Neff Hall, Room 101

Join the College of Arts and Sciences in a timely discussion about the Affordable Healthcare Act. A panel of four locals, including alumna Kathy Carrier, will discuss what this has meant for their fields and how they're moving forward.
 More Information ...


Presented by
Jen Fischer, Group Dekko
Free Online Webinar
Thursday, October 18 [noon]

Learn what to ask an interviewer, how to prepare yourself, and much more during this free webinar.
Register Now | More Info


Homecoming 2012 Celebration
Saturday, December 1 [5 p.m.]
Memorial Coliseum, Expo II
Fort Wayne, Indiana

You and your family are invited to join IPFW students for our annual tailgate-style homecoming party. Keep your eyes open for more information. More Info ... 


Jeffrey Toobin
"Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court"
IPFW Rhinehart Music Center
Wednesday, October 24
7:30 p.m.

Emmy Award winning, high-profile senior analyst for CNN, and staff writer for The New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin is coming to IPFW! Admission is free, but tickets are required. Call 260-481-6555 to reserve yours now! More Info ...


Lady Don's
Volleyball Breast
Cancer Awareness Night

Saturday, October 20
Dining Etiquette Dinner
Monday, October 22
Holiday Inn at IPFW

 IPFW Tip-Off Luncheon
Friday, November 2
Downtown Courtyard Marriott

More Upcoming Events
Calling All Sun Bathers and Snow Surfer
Boyne Mountain Resort----Boyne Falls, Michigan  
Friday, January 25--Monday, January 28


Looking for an affordable and exciting weekend adventure? Join IPFW alumni in our first alumni ski/snowboard get-away to northern Michigan's premier Boyne Mountain Ski Resort. This four-star resort is nestled between scenic slopes and Boyne City's historic streets that boast shopping, nightlife, dining, and sightseeing!  Whether you're a skier, snowboarder, or a snow bunny, Boyne is the perfect place for your weekend escape. Trips begin at $260 per person. More Info ...



 - Four days/three nights accommodations in a tranquil forest-set condominium*  
 - Friday--Monday lift tickets for two mountains offering 114 different runs  

 - Saturday--Monday breakfast buffet 
 - Special IPFW keepsake gift
   *Some condos have ski-in/ski-out access 

Reserve your spot now by calling  260-481-6807.
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Huntington Beach, California 
March 14--19, 2013

Enjoy a fun-filled weekend on the West Coast in Huntington Beach, Calif., also known as Surf City, USA and the "Best Walking City in Southern California" due to the longest stretch (eight miles) of uninterrupted beachfront on the West Coast. More Info ...



 - Six days/five nights accommodations at the beautiful Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort 

 - Round-trip air from FWA to LAX and ground transportation between LAX and hotel 
 - Weekend pass to men's volleyball tournament at Long Beach State 
 - IPFW Alumni Reception and special IPFW keepsake gift

To take advantage of our group airfare, reservations must be made by December 5. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now by calling 260-481-6807! 
Believing in IPFW
Recently, three of IPFW undergraduate programs received huge honors!

For the first time, the Theatre Department was granted national accreditation by the National  Association of Schools of Theatre. Read More ... 

And, both the
Engineering and Business undergraduate programs
were ranked among the best in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report. Read More ...  

It is because of IPFW Alumni Association members that IPFW has the ability to grow. Thank you for believing in IPFW and the future of thousands of students. Want to become a stakeholder in IPFW's future? Call us to find out how. 260-481-6807

IPFW Apparel at Walgreens and Walmart  

Per your requests, official IPFW Mastodons gear will be available at retail outlets in the Fort Wayne area beginning October 15! Walgreens district manager Keith Jacobsen is pleased with the new partnership. "We at Walgreens are geared up to have IPFW merchandise for all Dons fans," he said. "IPFW is a great school and we are excited to team up with the university." Read More ... 
Know Any Great Ladies?
Every year Tapestry: A Day for You is dedicated to a female role model whose positive activities have encompassed all aspects of her life: family, community, and profession. Know of any amazing women like this? Consider nominating them for the 2013 Tapestry Dedication Award.
More Information

Donna Emley, IPFW alumna
2012 Dedication Award Winner
Alumni Award Nominations

We're still excepting nominations for the 2012 IPFW Alumni Association Awards in the following categories: 

Unique and significant contributions to IPFW Must be an IU graduate of any campus. May not be currently employed by the university.


BOB F. JESSE MEDAL - Unique and significant contributions to IPFW. Must be a Purdue graduate of any campus May not be currently employed by the university.


ALUMNI CITATION - Achievement, service, or contribution that reflects honor upon the university. 


ALUMNI TOP VOLUNTEER - Based on volunteer service to the IPFW Alumni Association. Cannot be a current member of IPFWAA Board of Directors.


HONORARY LIFETIME ALUMNI BOARD MEMBER - Unique and significant contribution to IPFW and/or Alumni Association. Open to alumni and friends of IPFW.


IPFW DISTINGUISHED SERVICE - Outstanding service to IPFW and/or Alumni Association. Must be a graduate of IPFW.


OUTSTANDING YOUNG ALUMNI - Nominee must be age 35 or younger at time of nomination deadline. Nominee must exhibit outstanding early achievement and/or service to the community.