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Save the Date


Please save the date for our Homecoming game on Saturday, February 24, 2018. It will be a double header with a women’s basketball game at 3 p.m. and men’s game at 7 p.m.

Yes, we know it is different having a homecoming game in the middle of winter! It is, however, a wonderful time to come and support our great university and show everyone what it is to be a Mastodon, especially if it's been a while since you've been to campus. If you haven’t seen the addition to Gates please plan to bring the family and enjoy dinner on us in the attached indoor track and fieldhouse at 5 p.m. You can also walk from Gates Sports Center, to Walb Student Union and all the way to the newly renovated Helmke Library without stepping outside!

We will provide more information as we get closer; however, we will have a limited number of seats that will be free to dues-paying members of the Mastodon Alumni Association and others seats that will be available at a reduced rate for both the Women’s and Men’s games! We hope to see you on campus in February!


Rachel Rayburn Nominated for Award

Rachel Rayburn, Ph.D., IPFW associate professor of public policy, was one if a handful of nominees for the Linda and Jerry Vandeveer Impact Award honoring citizens for their community service efforts. This is the inaugural year for the award, presented by the Board of Commissioners in honor of Jerry and the late Linda Vendeveer. Rayburn was publicly recognized at a press conference last month for her nomination.




Brandon Stewart (B.S. business marketing '13)

was promoted to associate financial advisor. Stewart joined SYM in May 2013 as a Client Service Representative and was promoted to the role of financial paraplanner in 2015. 



Greg Gluchowski Jr. (M.B.A. '94)

became president of one of The Hillman Companies. Inc., in September. Hillman is the 13th largest private firm in Cincinnati. It employs about 2,000 and serves 26,000 customers worldwide. It is the largest provider of retail hardware solutions and fasteners.



Kim Berning (M.S. education '01)

was named to the Journal Gazette's Teacher Honor Roll. Berning is a second grade teacher at Cedarville Elementary School. Read the full story.


Volleyball Alumni Distribute Supplies in Puerto Rico

Four former IPFW volleyball players traveled to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico to distribute supplies. Papa Ralat, Jeff Ptak, a former all-American who played professionally for six years in Puerto Rico, Hector Soto, and Jorge Ralat (pictured in order) raised more than $14,000 to buy supplies, which they gave out to small communities in southern Puerto Rico that had not been reached by rescue operations. Read more about their story. 

Latest News

February 16, 2017

IPFW Alumni Association, in conjunction with Ivy Tech and the University of St. Francis, are happy to announce the beginning of the annual Easter basket collection for SCAN. Collection will start on March 1.

Easter Basket 2017

Chayenne Polimedio (B.A. '14) published an article in Vox, a very well-regarded site for national politics. She's currently a Research Associate at New America (formerly New America Foundation) - a cutting-edge Washington Think Tank.

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February 15, 2017

Take the survey! @IPFW & @LifeAtPurdue leaders want your input about our new name. 
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February 13, 2017

Class of 2017 Forty Under 40 Award winners include @IPFW staff, alums  via @fwbusiness


February 10, 2017

Six @IPFW alumni honored at homecoming celebration  via @ABC21WPTA


February 9, 2017

.@IPFW waives app fee, offers credit eval help to St. Joseph's students  via @JGfortwayne


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