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October 09, 2013

IPFW Inaugural Fall Bus Tour Fosters Goodwill, Collaboration

Key Info

  • IPFW Fall Tour kicks off Sunday, October 13, in the Walb Classic Ballroom at IPFW at noon; media are invited to attend
  • Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry will be on hand for the tour kick off
  • Over 40 faculty, staff, and administrators will join Chancellor Vicky Carwein for a three-day trip across the state of Indiana during IPFW's fall break

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Chancellor Vicky Carwein will kick off the inaugural Fall Bus Tour this Sunday, October 13, at noon in the Walb Union Classic Ballroom on the IPFW campus. The tour will take place over fall break and includes visits to Purdue West Lafayette, including dinner at President Mitch Daniels' house; NCAA headquarters; Fairbanks Simulation Center at IUPUI; Hardin Farms, owned by Purdue Trustee John Hardin, Zimmer; and Purdue Calumet.

"The goals of the Fall Bus Tour are many," said Chancellor Carwein. "It will provide an opportunity to network with campus colleagues, meet new colleagues, and develop new collaborations. Our travel stops will allow us to showcase IPFW, promote the expertise and capabilities of our campus, recruit for our programs, and make connections throughout."

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry will join Chancellor Carwein for the kickoff on Sunday. Forty faculty, staff, and administrators will take part in the three-day bus tour. Planned visits and discussions are intended to be informative and to stimulate thinking around new ideas, initiatives, projects, and partnerships.

The tour has been funded through the generous donations and support of these community partners:

  • Excursions
  • White Lodging (Fairfield Inn in Indianapolis and Radisson Star Plaza in Merrillville)
  • City of Fort Wayne
  • Do It Best
  • Fort Wayne Metals
  • Indiana Michigan Power
  • Parkview Health
  • Steel Dynamics
  • Sweetwater Sound
  • Wells Fargo Insurance
  • Ottenweller and Co.
  • NCAA
  • Hardin Farms
  • Purdue Calumet

Orientation will begin at noon on Sunday, October 13, with the bus departing IPFW at 12:30 p.m. The tour concludes the evening of Tuesday, October 15. The media is invited to attend and cover the tour kickoff. News and updates from the Fall Bus Tour will be shared on Twitter at #IPFWFallTour.