IPFW Alumni Association eNewsletter
April 2013
Set Sail on Our Maiden Voyage
Changes and New Faces
Etiquette Dinner Recap
We Made a BIG Difference
Minute with a Mastodon
Own or Operate a Business?

Thursday, May 23 

Join fellow alumni as we cheer on the Fort Wayne TinCaps. Enjoy a picnic dinner at the Parkview Field Appleseed Picnic Terrace Area, an IPFW alumni gift, and Thirsty Thursday benefits!

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April 12-21, 2013
IPFW Williams Theatre 

This stage adaptation of Virginia Woolf's novel by award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl is a witty, clever, gender-bending, period-hopping play, according to New York Magazine.

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Friday, April 26

Tapestry: A Day for You
is a day of inspiration,
renewal, and education for women in all stages of life. Celebrate the fabric of women while raising funds for women's scholarships at IPFW.

Don't delay, register now!


Saturday, April 13 -- 7 p.m.

Join the Stampede and make a rumble! Help us celebrate our seniors at IPFW Men's Volleyball Senior Recognition Night. IPFW faculty and staff will also be recognized and can purchase a ticket to the game for only $3.00.

Don't delay, register now!

IPFW Commencement
Wednesday, May 15
4:30-- 7 p.m.
Fort Wayne
Allen County Memorial Coliseum

Please note the time change. Commencement will begin at 4:30 p.m. The ceremony lasts approximately two hours. Guests do not need a ticket.

More Info!


Friday, April 26
Fort Wayne - Allen County Memorial Coliseum 

Wednesday, May 1 [7 p.m.]
Monday, May 13 [7 p.m.]
IPFW Alumni Center

IPFW Commencement
Wednesday, May 15
Fort Wayne - Allen County Memorial Coliseum

Thursday, May 23
Fort Wayne - Parkview Field

Saturday, June 22
IPFW Main Campus

More Upcoming Events

Set Sail on Our Maiden Voyage
IPFW Cardboard Regatta 
An Official IPFW RiverFest Event
Saturday, June 22, 2013 

Get involved with something brand new, fun, and creative!
Join in on all the fun as a sponsor, team, and/or volunteer. Whether you spectate, succeed, survive, or sink in Fort Wayne's first Cardboard Regatta, you are sure to have a great time! Don't know where to begin? Professor Nick Mehta of IPFW's Department of Engineering will present two workshops on "How to Build a Cardboard Boat" on Wednesday, May 1, and Monday, May 13, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the IPFW Alumni Center. R.S.V.P. to alumni@ipfw.edu.

Get involved! 
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Facebook event, and keep up-to-date by visiting our website
Changes and New Faces
Kimberly Wagner, Former Director of IPFW Alumni Relations, Appointed IPFW's Chief of Staff

Chancellor Vicky L. Carwein is pleased to announce she has appointed Kim Wagner, former director of Alumni Relations, as her new chief of staff. Wagner began her new duties April 1. Wagner's career at IPFW began in 2004 as the ETCS program assistant. She moved to FYE in 2005 and then to the Alumni Relations office in 2008.

She said," I thoroughly enjoyed my time as the alumni director and I look forward to serving the university in a greater role. I met a lot of wonderful people while in the alumni office and I will always hold dear the relationships I formed while there." Read More ...


As we say goodbye to Kim, we welcome Tina Torres to our office.


Tina began her career with IPFW in 2003, when she was hired as a secretary in the Chancellor's office to assist with special events. She transitioned into a full-time event coordinator for the Chancellor in 2009. Prior to working at IPFW, Tina worked in numerous event production and public relations roles in Nashville and Chicago.


Tina began as the secretary of Alumni Relations in January and brings a wealth of knowledge in non-profit business operations, event planning, marketing, and development to the Alumni office. More Info ...


Dining Like the Crawleys   
Dining Etiquette Dinner----Event Recap 
Students and alumni spent the evening learning what to wear, how to eat, and which fork to use at the sold out Dining Etiquette Dinner and Business Attire Fashion Show.
We Made a Difference!  
The BIG Event at IPFW---- Event Recap


Almost 900 IPFW alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends spent the day making a BIG difference in Fort Wayne. Photographs by  William Baulkey, IPFW alumnus. See below for more information on William.

Click Here for more photos.   
Spend a Minute with a Mastodon
Minute with a Mastodon is meant to feature our diverse and unique alumni through a series of questions. Take a minute, or a few, and get to know William!

William James Baulkey, B.F.A. '08 
Photographer - Willyum Photography 
How did you become interested in photography? I was always creating as a child and in high school, but I didn't know what area I fit into. Photography started out as a hobby which led to me thinking, "this is really something I love doing, why not actually try to learn more about it and DO this." ... It took a while, but I eventually got there.
What is the best career advice you were given? There has been much advice that has been great and inspiring. To keep challenging myself and continue learning come to mind. Also, a huge mantra that I try to live by is to keep focused on what I'm doing, stop looking to what others are doing or have, because that can lead to you losing your focus and way. Read More ... 

We Want to Support You and Your Business
You've probably heard of "buy local" campaigns. Well, we're doing something similar: "buy IPFW alumni." We want to know if you (an IPFW alumni) own or operate a business. Please take a couple of minutes to compete this short form and help us help you! 

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 is an Equal Access/Equal Opportunity University