IPFW Alumni Association eNewsletter
January 2013
Alumni, Think BIG
Brigthly Celebrating Life
Connect with Us
Job Searching and Interview Tips for Ex-Offenders 
Thursday, January 17
noon to 1 p.m.

Learn job search techniques, how to answer tough questions, and how to best market yourself. Presented by IPFW Career Services and IPFW Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.

What Recruiters
Look for on Résumés

.Thursday, February 7
noon to 1 p.m.

IPFW Career Services and IPFW Diversity and Multicultural Affairs present this webinar which will teach you how to create an outstanding résumé using the top things recruiters look for. 
Register Now | More Info


Tapestry: A Day for You
Allen County War
Memorial Coliseum

Mark your calendars!
Friday, April 26, 2013

Join keynote speaker Academy Award and Golden Globe winning actress Sissy Spacek and IPFW as we celebrate the fabric of women at the 12th annual day of inspiration, renewal, and education. 

Seeking Nominations for Highest Recognition Award 
Indiana University is seeking nominations for its coveted Distinguished Alumni Service Award. Please submit nominations by March 29.
 More Info ...
IU offers several scholarships available to members, staff,
and chapter leaders of the IUAA, as well as all IU students. Application deadline is Friday, March 29. More Info ...
Young Alumni
Game Watch Party

Tuesday, February 19  |  6 p.m.

816 Pint & Slice
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Join fellow IU
alumni and watch the Hoosiers take on the Michigan State Spartans. Open to all IU and IPFW alumni wh
o have graduated in the last several years. More Info ...   

..  Purdue Alumni Club of Fort Wayne offers Networking and Social Opportunities

Join area Boilermakers for morning networking and evening social hours.
"2nd Mondays" Evening Social Hour is 6 p.m. at Baker Street Steakhouse and "2nd Tuesdays" Morning Networking is 7 a.m. at Mocha Lounge.

More Info ...

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

Arts United Center

The BIG Event
Saturday, March 23
IPFW Main Campus

 IPFW Pink Out Game
Saturday, February 16
IPFW Gates Sports Center

Pack the House Night
$3 game admission to IPFW men's volleyball
Friday, January 25
IPFW Gates Sports Center

Alumni, Think BIG!

The BIG Event at IPFW
Saturday, March 23, 2013

In 2012, IPFW was the first university in Indiana to participate in The BIG Event. The day was so successful, we're doing it again, but this time----BIGGER!


So, alumni, think of BIG ways for you to be involved with this day of service. We need volunteers (individual or teams), sponsors, and donors. The sky is the limit as to how you participate, but we need everyone's help.

 Contact Us Now and be a part of something  BIG!


The Big Event at IPFW 2012 
Video created by an IPFW student about IPFW's first BIG Event.

Don't just take our word for it. Read what last year's volunteers had to say about The BIG Event:
"I loved volunteering for The BIG Event! ... I think it was the most incredible thing I've done in the years ... [I felt] connected better with the community and IPFW." 

"If we work together as students and [alumni] we can make things so much brighter ... who wouldn't want to do that?"

"The BIG Event opened my eyes to the need in the community ... I realized how I can serve to make my community cleaner and stronger."   


"It was amazing to see how grateful [those] ladies were ... [I] loved seeing the smiles on their faces. It was such a rewarding experience and ... helped me gain a true passion for service."


"It's amazing for IPFW to come together as one unit and say things and appreciate Fort Wayne through The BIG Event!"   


Brightly Celebrating Life
Spend the afternoon in a celebration of life at this year's IPFW Pink Out on Saturday, February 16! Over the past five years, IPFW Pink Out has raised over $15,000 for breast cancer research. Watch Video ...

Survivors Luncheon  |  noon to 1:30 p.m.  |  IPFW Main Campus 
Join us prior to the Pink Out game for a wonderful luncheon dedicated to breast cancer survivors. Tickets are $20 per person (survivors are free and include a tee shirt) which include lunch and a ticket for the women's basketball game with South Dakota. Call Peggy at 260-481-6643 for luncheon tickets.

Women's Basketball Game  |  2 p.m.  |  IPFW Gates Sports Center  
Help the IPFW women's basketball team support survivors of breast cancer at the 6th annual IPFW Pink Out game. You're encouraged to wear pink! One dollar from every ticket sold will benefit the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.
Connect with Us!

Using social media to connect----with long lost friends, neighbors, or that new person you just met----is nothing new, but did you know that the uses for Social Media are endless? I
t's no longer a fad. "Social media is the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution!" Erik Qualman, Socialnomics.

Whether you're searching for a job, tips on how to save money and time, or looking for your soul mate, the internet has drastically changed our lives and society as a whole.

What does it all mean, and how does #ipfwalumni and @ipfwalumni work? Formerly known as the pound or number sign, the hashtag (#) is for grouping like messages or ideas through keywords or topics. The @ refers to a specific person or group. Think of # as the "about" and the @ symbol as "to." (ie. @ipfwalumni I totally understand now! Thanks! #igetitnow)
Facebook and Twitter Connect with the people, groups, and businesses you like. Keep-to-date on IPFW news and alumni events, get information geared toward simplifying your day and expanding your knowledge, and enter to win prizes!
Connect and network with other professionals by establishing a professional profile with information about your experience, skills, and career goals. Fact: Over 1 million recruiters are on LinkedIn. Connect with IPFW alumni in a professional setting.

Flikr and Instagram Share your photographs and view the photos of friends and family or the world, depending on your privacy setting. View and download photos of campus and alumni events.

Online pinboard enables you to 'pin' things of interest and share them with the world. Fact: Pinterest is now the third most popular social network in the world.
Discover interesting and inspiring posts about IPFW, our alumni, and everyday life. 

Just remember, if you're still not sure, you can always tweet your friends, post a question in your Facebook status, search Pinterest, or search on Google to find the answer to your question. 

Twitter Joke

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!
IPFW Rhinehart Music Center Lobby
The Auer Lobby of the IPFW Rhinehart Music Center wins American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Merit Award for interior design. Read More ...

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