Food - A great free lunch by Nelson's Chicken

Fitness - Both an early morning walk and an after lunch walk

Fun - Tons of games for everyone

Door Prizes - List of donors


A Garden Party!

Summerfest 2015

Wednesday, July 29

Summerfest 2015

Registration is now closed. If you want lunch and have not registered, you will need to wait until everyone has been served that has registered to see if there are any meals left.
There may be some t-shirts for sale at registration for $5  (design HERE). We can still use LOTS of volunteers! Contact Brian at or 481-6837 to volunteer. We also need white elephant gift donations for bingo. Donations can be taken to Neff 337, the Kettler Info Desk or the Walb Info Desk.

Celebrate summer during our annual employee and retiree appreciation day. Enjoy a free lunch, win door prizes, and register for new and time-honored events while we relax in a garden atmosphere. Mark the date on your calendar and get ready to have fun.

**Because Summerfest is IPFW's employee and retiree appreciation day, attendance is limited to employees and retirees. Employees include LTL's, faculty, temporary employees and non-paid employees but excluding students and graduate students. If a student is currently working for IPFW, they may attend Summerfest.

Nature’s Delight Walk/Run - two miles
7:00 am - Outside Walb - west entrance
Pre-registration preferred but not required. Rise and shine with nature during a north and south IPFW walk/run course.

All Other Activities Between 11:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Garden Stroll - one mile and ½ mile
Noon- 3 pm, Walb Union Lounge– Begin By Visiting  Inside Check In Table
Pre-registration preferred but not required. Begin anytime between noon and 3 pm. Come enjoy the scenery with a fast or slow pace over the beautiful IPFW campus.

Registration (door prizes) 11:30 - 1:00 Walb Union Lobby

11:30 am - 1:15 pm Walb Classic Ballroom
Pre-Registration required.
Don't forget to bring money for $1 desserts from the Bake Off.
Lunch will be provided by Nelson's Chicken, with a main course selections of chicken, hot dogs, or a veggie burger. In addition, there will be fresh garden salad, vegetarian baked beans, Pit-Tatoes, mac & cheese and rolls.

Stress Break
12:30-2:30 Walb Union Fireside Lounge

Fork to Table Garden Bake-Off
Desserts to be dropped off between 8-8:30 a.m. in Walb 114-116.
Judging will be from 9-10 a.m. Pre-registration is required
Whether your dessert is organically healthy or causes diabetic coma, if it deserves a chance to truly stand out, bring it on for the Bake Off competition! Don't forget to bid on the winning items! Entrants will receive a ticket for a $1 dessert. Please contact Brian Johnson ( with any questions. Auction bidders will have a week to pay for the items. All proceeds to go to the CSSAC Scholarship Fund.

Bake Sale
12:00-1:00 Walb Classic Ballroom
Come and buy the treats for a $1.00 each. All proceeds going to CSSAC scholarship fund.

"White Mastodon" Bingo
1:30-4:00 (Drop in anytime) Walb Classic Ballroom
Win fantastic "White Mastodons" donated by your coworkers! The game for the "Official White Mastodon of Summerfest" begins at 2:45. There are three locations to drop off your "White Mastodon" donation: Neff 337, the Information Desk in Kettler 153 and the Information Desk in Walb Union 127.

College Challenge Trivia
1:30-4:00 Walb 222-224-226
Pre-Registration required
Are you smarter than a 5th grader? Or an accounting professor? Come join us for the annual edition of College Challenge Jeopardy. Sign up as a team, or just sign up and we'll put you on a team.

Cornhole Tournament
1:30-4:00 in Alumni Plaza outside of Walb. Rainsite: In the Hallway near the Bookstore.
Pre-Registration required
Teams of two with one alternate (24 Total Teams). Info HERE. Rules will be HERE. Single Elimination with 1 Game Backdraw Format.

Euchre Tournament
1:30-3:30 Walb Union Atrium
Pre-registration preferred
Join the fierce competition to become the masters of Euchre.

Painting with Pepsi (Examples of painted rocks)
1:30-3:30 Location VA room TBD
Pre-registration required

Human Foosball
1:30-3:30 West of Walb Union - Friends Pavilion/Aquarius Park
Pre-registration required
Rules are HERE.

Decorative Garden Hat Contest
1:30-2:00 Walb Union 114-116
Pre-registration required INFO HERE

Tabletop Centerpiece Decoration Contest
3:30-4:00 Walb 114-116
Pre-registration required INFO HERE

Disc Golf
1:30 - 4:00 West of Walb, Riverview Park, Visual Arts Amphitheatre and other areas
Pre-registration required
Information is HERE. Course map is HERE.
Bring your discs if you have them. We will have extras if you don't have any. The holes will be official portable baskets.

Photo Booth
12:30-4:00 (Drop in anytime) Walb Classic Ballroom coat room
Bring your garden hat!

Popcorn & Slushy
1:30-3:00 (Drop in anytime) Walb 1st floor by Fireside lounge
Remember to stop by for delicious buttered popcorn and cool down with your choice of a strawberry or raspberry slushy.

The blood drive has been canceled due to low participation.

Donors of prizes:
el Azteca
Albright's Meats  & Deli
Beet Street Juicery
Big Eye Fish
Calhoun Street Soups, Salads & Spirits
Ceruti’s Catering
Cinema Grill
Crazy Pins
Don Hall's Guesthouse
Fast Track Racing
Fort Wayne Childrens Zoo
IPFW Advancement Services
IPFW Alumni Relations
IPFW Athletics
IPFW Bookstore
IPFW Career Services
IPFW Dept. of Consumer & Family Sciences
IPFW Continuing Studies
IPFW College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science
IPFW Office of Academic Internships, Cooperative Education, and Service Learning
IPFW Student Life & Leadership
IPFW Vice Chancellor for Financial and Administrative Affairs
IPFW Wellness/Fitness
IPFW Williams Theater
IU Credit Union
Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken
Lyn-Maree's Botique
Mike's Carwash
Rich's Café New Haven
Perfectly Posh - Edith Helbert
Putt Putt Golf
Registrar-Patrick McLaughlin
Science Central
Tin Caps
Toscani Pizzeria