• An Angola farmer who began the unearthing of a mastodon skeleton in the late 1960s allowed the remains to be on permanent loan to the IPFW campus, leading to the adoption of the mastodon as the campus mascot in 1970. And when a worker at a local peat moss vendor west of Fort Wayne unearthed parts of yet another mastodon skeleton in 1998, faculty and students from archaeology and anthropology engaged in an all-out effort to recover the massive skeleton, remarkably intact and estimated to have been buried in the peat bog as long as 13,000 years. Read about the Ice Age Institute and a new Black Laboratory exhibit of artifacts from prehistoric Indiana in this issue of IU Home Pages.
• IU Southeast’s School of Nursing opened a Health and Wellness Center last month for faculty, staff and students of the New Albany campus. Nursing faculty will be offering screenings and routine lab services at their facility, located in the Life Sciences Building, Room 203, for nominal fees.
• IT Training and Education Online, a Teaching and Learning Information Technologies division of University Information Technology Systems, offers more than 800 self-study computer training courses playable on Windows and Solaris, and more than 70 courses playable on Mac OS.