IPFW Alumni Association eNewsletter
November 2013
Homecoming Celebration
Minute with a Mastodon
Specialty License Plate
Celebrating IPFW's 50th
IPFW Alumni Ski Trip
Think. Buy. IPFW Alumni

James S. Moore, Ph.D.
DSB professor at IPFW
for 33 years, 1980-2013
December 3 | 6-8:30 p.m.
IPFW Alumni Center
Come and share the fun with Dr. Moore at his reception. Open forum to share your stories and memories starts at 7 p.m.
Heavy hors d'oeuvres and cash bar | Business casual

If unable to attend, video or audio clips can be sent to John Peirce at johnJpeirce@gmail.com by November 26.

  It's IPFW Night at the Mad Ants!
Thursday, December 12
7 p.m
Memorial Coliseum
Cheer with fellow Mastodons for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants as they play against Iowa Energy!
Ticket includes pre-game talk with Mad Ants coach, food, court-side "Ant Colony" area seating, mascot challenge, and much more!


Famous IPFW alum returns to direct

Our Town at IPFW


One of the most exciting and anticipated aspects of the new IPFW Department of Theatre 2013--14 subscription season is a production of Our Town in December, directed by and starring Fort Wayne native Dan Butler. Read More 


Our Town 
December 6--15, 2013 
IPFW Studio Theatre


Boilermaker Ball
Down the Rabbit Hole
JW Marriott
Indianapolis, Ind.


Don't be late for a very important date! Set your watches now and join the Purdue Alumni Association for a jump down the rabbit hole, where all things big, small, mad, and curious await you.

Saturday, December 7
Memorial Coliseum - Expo II

IPFW at Mad Ants Game
Thursday, December 12 
Memorial Coliseum - Arena
Our Town
December 6-15

IPFW Studio Theatre

Alumni Ski Trip
January 24 - 27
Boyne Mountain Resort
Boyne Falls, Michigan


Homecoming Celebration
Saturday, December 7  |  5:30 p.m. 
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum - Expo II


Join the stampede at our annual Homecoming Celebration!
Alumni and their families are invited to join IPFW students for our annual homecoming festivities! The Mastodons will play host to Dartmouth College, with tip-off at 7 p.m. Join us before the game for our annual tailgate party of free food, free admission, special gift for dues-paying members of the IPFW Alumni Association, and recognition of the alumni award winners.

Special gift for dues-paying members of the IPFW Alumni Association!
 *while supplies last*
Spend a Minute with a Mastodon
Minute with a Mastodon features our diverse and unique alumni through a series of questions. Take a minute, or a few, and get to know IPFW alumna Rachel Schultz!.
Rachel Schultz, B.S. '12
Registered Nurse --  Pediatric ER
Lutheran Hospital 
Q: How has your degree been beneficial to you and your career? 
A: Nursing is one of my passions. During my world travels, it did not take long for the people I met to start calling me "Nurse Rachel" and "Muganga," which means health care provider in an African language. Nursing became more than just a career; it was a part of who I was and what I could give.


Q: How did you become interested in your field?

A: My interest started young and evolved over time. As a little girl, I watched nurses take care of my older sister who was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and I thought they were so pretty. In sixth grade, I discovered a love for science as we studied basic life support and human anatomy. By eighth grade, I could not imagine myself doing anything else but nursing as I continued to see the impact the nurses we encountered had made on my family. 


Q: What is the best career advice you were given?

A: After a few sleepless nights going over everything I felt I should have done differently during work, I cling to the advice I received from a seasoned nurse---- "Be confident. Trust your instincts. Don't double chart. And pack your lunch. The cafeteria, well, ain't nobody got time for that."


Q: How would you like to be remembered?

A: Remember my joy at the little things, my determination through the hard things, my perspective during the sad things, and my faith in things not yet seen. If it is not good, God is not done. Read more ...



Want to share your story with other alumni? 
Tell us about how IPFW has shaped you and your career by clicking here!


We need your help to save the IPFW specialty license plate and over $12,000 in annual scholarship money! 

In order to keep our specialty plate, we MUST reach the state minimum of 500 plates by the end of the year. As of today, we only have sold 310. If we don't reach the minimum by December 31, we will lose our specialty plate and over $12,000 in annual scholarship money.
Show your IPFW Spirit and Pride
by purchasing your plate online
or at your local BMV now!
Renew your plate here!
Celebrate 50 Years of IPFW
How do you Celebrate IPFW? Tell us in 50 words or less and you could be a winner! Contest is open until November 21. More information ...  
We are looking for the 50 Best Reasons to Celebrate IPFW. The reasons can be anything you choose:
        • You met your partner here
        • You found your dream job through IPFW
        • You remember the flood of '82 when you and your classmates helped save the city
        • Or, you just love mastodons!    
IPFW Alumni Ski Trip
Come hit the slopes with your fellow IPFW alumni for our annual ski trip! 

Looking for an adventure-filled weekend? Join IPFW alumni for a weekend trip 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 are a skier, snowboarder, or a snow bunny, Boyne is the perfect place for your weekend escape.
  Read More ...
We Want to Support You and Your Business: Help Us Help You!

You have probably heard of "buy local" campaigns in the area. We are doing something similar with our "Buy IPFW Alumni" program, and we want to know if you (an IPFW alumnus) own or operate a business. Please take a couple of minutes and complete a short online form and help us help you!


Company Registration Form


Registered Companies Include:

Old Crown Coffee Roasters - Mike Woodruff, B.G.S.'02; Fort Wayne Insurance Services Inc. - Robert Meyer, B.S. '77; Born Again Quilts - Lois Eubank, B.A. '78; Diskey Sign Company - Michael Butler, B.S. '79; Two-EE's Winery - Eric Harris, B.S. '09 and Emily Hart, B.F.A. '10; MJX Asset Management, LLC - Hans L. Christensen, B.S.'76; Aboite Counseling and Therapy Group - Kurt Gregory, B.A. '89 and M.S. '92; James Medical Rents & Sales, Inc. - Jeff Castator, B.S. '99; Vanilla Bean Unique Cookies - Sandra Wharton, B.S.B. '80 and Deborah Smith, A.S. '95; Willyum Photography - William Baulkey, B.F.A. '08; CRAVE Cafe & Crackerjack Catering - Mike Bentz, B.S. '96; Wooden Cross Hardware Custom Drums - Paul Hunt, A.A.S. '97; Diva Boutique - Susan McInturff, B.S. '97; Auburn Taylor Rental - Alex Yarian, B.S. '12; Abstract Coffee - Cameron Braun, B.S. '10; Lyn-Maree's - Emma Taylor-Metcalf, B.A.'11; Aegis Sales & Engineering Inc. - Carey Roth, B.S. '03

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 Opportunity/Equal  Access University