IPFW Alumni Association e-Newsletter
December 2012
Showing Pride and Feeling the Rumble
Are You the Leader You Need to Be?

Presented by Rose Costello
IPFW Human Resources

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Thursday, December 20 Noon to 1 p.m.

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IPFW vs. Navy
Men's Basketball
Wednesday, January 2, 7 p.m.
IPFW Gates Sports Center

IPFW is showing our support for those who defend us as the IPFW Dons host Navy.

Buy one, get one tickets for all veterans and active military personnel. 

Oliver! The Musical
Oliver! The Musical
February 8-17

Arts United Center

IPFW Department of Theatre and Fort Wayne Youththeatre are joining forces to present one of the most beloved musicals ever----Oliver! Dickens' classic story about an orphan on the streets of London is brought to life in this award-winning musical filled with great songs, wonderful dance numbers, and a story that will tug at your heartstrings.

Purdue Events
Purdue Fan Headquarters
2012 Crossroads Classic
December 15

Come and get fired up to watch the Boilermakers take on the Irish!

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presented by the IPFW Department of Theatre and
Fort Wayne Youththeatre
February 8--17

Arts United Center

 Military Heroes Night
Dons vs.Navy
Wednesday, January 2

IPFW Gates Sports Center

STAT Networking Night
Wednesday, January 16
IPFW Alumni Center

More Upcoming Events 

More IPFW Tickets
Theatre performances; music concerts; athletic games; lecture series; and much more. Visit the IPFW Larson Ticket Office or call 260-481-6555.

Wishing you and your family
Happy Holidays and a New Year
filled with prosperity and success.

Showing Pride and Feeling the Rumble
Homecoming Celebration Party ---- Event Recap

Saturday, December 1 


Almost 700 IPFW alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends came to the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum to celebrate IPFW. Guests enjoyed a tailgate-style dinner; homecoming program, including the Alumni Awards presentation and speeches from Tony Jasick, Chris Paul, and Tommy Bell; and the 2nd annual Cupcake Eating Contest finals.

Guests then headed upstairs to cheer the men's basketball team to victory. Trailing by as many as 14 points in the second half, the Mastodons rallied to win this year's Homecoming game, holding Miami (Ohio) without a field goal for a seven-minute span. The comeback was capped with a Mario Hines lay-in with two seconds on the clock to claim a 57--56 victory in front of a cheering crowd of more than 3,000.

1. Alumni Award winners, left to right: Tina Funkhouser, Lynn Ramer, and Andrew Welch. 2. Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT), our student organization's entry for the sheet decorating contest. 3. IPFW Alumni Association board members Steve Franks, Jessica Conley, and Director of Alumni Relations Kim Wagner. 4. Homecoming 2012 King and Queen Timothy Leonard (one of STAT's most active members) and Mary Montes. 5. Students and alumni thoroughly enjoyed the STAT IPFW Spirit Photo Booth.

The Dons beat Miami of Ohio with 3.4 seconds to spare in front of their biggest crowd in two seasons! IPFW students Frank Gaines (pictured left) and Joe Edwards (pictured right).

Are You the Leader You Need to Be?

Are you an energetic, visionary manager who is ready to move up? This workshop can help you sharpen your leadership skills. More Info ...

What others say about IPFW Applied Leadership Series:
"... It's very satisfying to know that you've spent your valuable time at a worthwhile event."
--  John Didier, Summit Brands
"WOW! What an amazing leadership learning experience! ... I left on Friday wanting to hear more."
-- Andrea Reed, BAE System Controls

"What a powerful mix. Five very interesting presenters and a room full of professionals all on a mission to make their career the best it can be."
-- Terry Auld, Pizza Hut of Fort Wayne


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.
Become a stakeholder in IPFW's future---- join the IPFW Alumni Association now!
Fish-eye view of the new, state-of-the-art Athletic Center Fieldhouse.

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