Student Life and Leadership

Departmental Organizations

Departmental
These groups provide an opportunity to develop a better understanding of an academic discipline by applying what you learn in the classroom to real life experiences.

Accounting Society

Purpose and Goals of Organization:
To prepare students for professional roles in accounting and the business world.

Membership Requirements and Obligations: 
$5 dues and attend one meeting for a two semester membership.

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:
Four meetings per semester and bus trip to Indianapolis.

Primary Contact: 
Dr. Steven Hanke hankes@ipfw.edu (260) 481-6468  

Organizational Information:
Website: http://www.students.ipfw.edu/as/
E-mail: as@students.ipfw.edu

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Actuarial Club

Purpose and Goals of Organization:

The purpose of the club is to provide IPFW students majoring in mathematics the opportunity to 1) learn about the actuary profession. 2) be connected with local employers and organizations associated with the actuary profession. 3) attend lectures and meetings given by local employers and organizations associated with the actuary profession. 4) explore internships/employments in the field of actuary. 5) form support groups to prepare for actuary exams

Membership Requirements and Obligations:

The club is free and intended for all IPFW math majors.

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:

visits and talks by local actuaries, students research presentations, student participation of Midwest Actuarial Conference

Primary/Advisor Contact: 

Chand Chauhan chauhan@ipfw.edu (260) 481-6227

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ASL Pah! Club

Purpose and Goals of Organization:
To promote American Sign Language and culture in a positive way on IPFW. To give IPFW students who are studying ASL an opportunity to use and improve their language skills and learn more about deaf culture.

Membership Requirements and Obligations: 
$2.00 dues a semester or $3.00 a year. Must be an IPFW student and may include a limited number of non-students. Voting members must be enrolled in at least 1 credit hour and maintain a 2.0 GPA. Voting members must also be dues paying members.

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:
Deaf Deaf World (spring semester), volunteering, Hear Care, Deaf Santa

Primary Contact:

Jenna Raspiller raspjr01@students.ipfw.edu 260-579-6216

Advisor Contact:

Sharon Mankey sharon.mankey@ipfw.edu  (260) 481-6952

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American Choral Directors Assocation, IPFW Chapter

Purpose and Goals of Organization: 
To promote and foster the finest choral singing and experiences.

Membership Requirements and Obligations: 
Must be a current student at IPFW and enrolled in at least one music class. Must be students in good standing at IPFW. Must have paid annual membership dues of $5. Must attend at least one meeting each semester.

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year: 
TBD

Primary Contact:

Alisabeth Grossman grosaa02@students.ipfw.edu (260) 403-0982

Advisor Contact:

Vaughn Roste rostev@ipfw.edu (260) 481-6712

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American Society for Microbiology

Purpose and Goals of Organization:
1) Promote student interest and further improve the quality of the microbiology program at IPFW. 2) Promote high school interest in microbiology and their attendance at IPFW. 3) Provide aid for students in microbiology at IPFW with respect to academic curriculum, research, and employment, and 4) Promote student participation in local, state, and national ASM meetings. 

Membership Requirements and Obligations: 
All active students (undergraduate and graduate) who have paid chapter and state dues and who are in good standing with the IPFW-ASM and associate members and faculty members in good standing with IPFW-ASM. Active voting membership shall be open to all students currently enrolled in at least one (1) credit hour at IPFW, and who have paid club dues. Each voting member must maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA at IPFW. Inactive, non-voting membership shall be open to interested individuals; however, they may not hold office. DUES: Dues shall be payable by the second fall meeting. Twelve dollars shall be paid with one dollar going to the IPFW_ASM as annual membership. Failure to pay dues within a reasonable length of time shall terminate one's membership from the chapter. EXPULSION: Member may be expelled from this organization for conduct unbecoming and for violations of the student code of conduct. A 2/3 secret vote of the attending members in an oepn meeting shall constitution exuplsion permanently.

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:
TBD

Primary Contact: 
Jamison Law lawjd02@ipfw.edu (260) 267-4652

Advisor Contact:   

Tanya Soule soulet@ipfw.edu (260) 481-0229

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AMSA Pre-Med Club

Purpose and Goals of Organization:
To facilitate medical community exposure and promote medically oriented experiences for its members, to provide support and guidance for the application processes to allopathic and osteopathic schools of medicine, to provide course counseling and guidance for MCAT preparation, to provide social-academic activities and support for all club members, to provide an environment that supports the creative ideas of all club members, and to increase knowledge of health information among members and the general public.

Membership Requirements and Obligations:
1. At least a 2.0 GPA

2. Enrolled in at least 1 credit hour at IPFW

3. Pay annual $5 club dues

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:
Monthly meetings, fundraisers, club trip, and mentor program.

Primary Contact: 
Tyler Bowers bowetj01@students.ipfw.edu 260-637-2341 

Advisor Contact:

Dr. George Mourad mourad@ipfw.edu (260) 481-5704

Organizational Information:
Email: amsa@students.ipfw.edu

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American Society of Civil Engineers

Purpose and Goals of Organization:
To apply the knowledge learned in the classrooms to real life projects. To create an engineering community in campus.

Membership Requirements and Obligations:
in order to be a member, you must pay membership dues for the IPFW chapter. You must also be a nationally recognized ASCE student member.

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:
Great Lakes Student Conference and Trivia Night.

Primary Contact: 

Alexandra Vodde vodda01@students.ipfw.edu 260-610-4716

Faculty Advisor: 

Fawad S Niazi niazif@ipfw.edu 260-481-0324

Organizational Information:
Email: asce.ipfw@gmail.com  
Web site: www.ipfwasce.com

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American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Purpose and Goals of Organization:

Enable collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment and skills development across all engineering disciplines, towards a goal of helping the global community.

Membership Requirements and Obligations:

1) Fifty-one percent of the total membership must be currently enrolled students at IPFW and only those members may vote, hold office, and represent the organization/university in an official capacity. 2) Each member is required to pay $5 per semester.

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:

Volleyball tournament, cookout, plant tour, conference

Primary Contact: 

Abrar Rashid rashaf01@students.ipfw.edu 917-702-4019

Advisor Contact:

Donald Mueller muellerd@ipfw.edu (260) 481-5707

Organizational Information:

Website: www.facebook.com/ipfwasme

E-mail: ipfwasme@gmail.com

 

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Anthropology Club

Purpose and Goals of Organization:
The club will stimulate and encourage interest and involvement of the student body in anthropology and promote community-wide interest in anthropology.

Membership Requirements and Obligations: 
1. Active membership shall be open to enrolled IPFW students having a GPA of 2.0 or higher

2. Dues of $2 shall be collected at the second meeting of each semester

3. Expulsion of member will occur if these requirements are not fulfilled.

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:
Luncheon Lecture Series, Fundraising Activities

Primary Contact: 

Carrie Vachon vachce01@students.ipfw.edu 260-466-7665

Advisor Contact:

Dr. Richard Sutter sutterr@ipfw.edu 260-481-6676  
Organizational Information:
Email: anthro@students.ipfw.edu

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Arabic Language and Culture Club

Purpose and Goals of Organization: To bring both native and non-native speakers together to develop their language skills and promote Arabic culture and understanding to IPFW and community around.

Membership Requirements and Obligations: No membership dues. Attend meetings when available.

Primary Contact: 

Elama B Merritt merreb01@students.ipfw.edu 260-446-4102

Advisor Contact:

Farah Combs combsf@ipfw.edu (260) 481-0247

Organizational Information: Email: alcc14@gmail.com

 

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Art Students League

Purpose and Goals of Organization: 
The Art Students League (ASL) aims to organize art-related events such as exhibits and open critiques; organize trips, lecture and artist visits; and to unite art students and promote awareness of the arts within the university and community.

Membership Requirements and Obligations:
ASL is open to all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members; fifty one percent of must be currently enrolled students. Voting membership shall be open to all students currently enrolled in at least three credit hours. There are no membership dues.

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:
Trip to Memphis, TN to attend Metalsmithing Repair Days workshop

Primary Contact:

Robert Schroeder schroedr@ipfw.edu (260) 481-0539

 

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Association for Computing Machinery

Purpose and Goals of Organization:
To promote a means of communication and greater interest in the increase of knowledge of design, development, construction, languages, and application of computing.

Membership Requirements and Obligations:
Open to all IPFW students.  To vote, you must hold a 2.5 GPA and will adhere to the IPFW Code of Student Rights. 

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:
Programming competition, social events, guest speakers

Primary Contact: Cameron Cook acm@students.ipfw.edu 765-722-1070

Advisor Contact: John Licato licatoj@ipfw.edu 260-481-6343

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Astronomy Club

Purpose and Goals of Organization:

To promote the study of the science of astronomy through public education in the Fort Wayne community and surrounding ateas. Also, to improve and increase the Astronomy club members knowledge of astronomy. 

Membership Requirements and Obligations:

Voting membership is open to all students currently enrolled at IPFW

Non-voting memberships may be held by faculty, staff, alumni, non-IPFW students, or community

No financial dues are required to become or continue as a member of the Astronomy club

Members may be expelled for conduct unbecoming and for violations of the student code of conduct. 

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:

Star gazing events/ cookout at the observatory, and many more events

Primary Contact:

Matthew Place. placmg@students.ipfw.edu 260-387-6864

Advisor Contact:

Stephen D. Gillan gillamsde@ipfw.edu 260-481-6150

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