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September 6, 2013

Appointments, honors and activities

Appointments and promotions:

- Bryan Hubbard has been named head of the Department of Building Construction Management Technology. Gary Bertoline, dean of the College of Technology, made the appointment, which is effective Sept. 26. Hubbard, who came to Purdue in 2002, is an associate professor of building construction management. Zarjon Baha has been serving as interim department head.

- Kevin Vedder of Human Resources has been appointed director of organizational change management. Vedder was formerly director of the Human Resources Service Center.

- Teresa Wesner has been appointed director of the Human Resources Service Center. Wesner was formerly the HR customer service manager.

• Campus activities:

- Steve Lovejoy, senior vice president, global planning and international supply chain operations for Starbucks Corp., will present "Innovation at Starbucks and the Impact on the Global Supply Chain" during a special College of Technology 50th anniversary event hosted by the Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation. He will speak at 7 p.m, on Sept. 10 in Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. His presentation will focus on innovation within the field of corporate supply chain management.

Faculty and staff honors:

- Nancy Rodibaugh and Rodney McPhail of Human Resources Communications have won awards in the annual APEX Awards for Publication Excellence. They were honored in the employee and benefits communication category for the Center for Healthy Living launch campaign. Rodibaugh also received an APEX award in the Interviews and Personal Profiles category for a feature she wrote for "Choose Well, Live Well," a publication of Human Resources Communications. The awards, sponsored by the publishers of the "Writing that Works" newsletter, draw thousands of entries annually and are in their 25th year.

- The College of Health and Human Sciences Research Awardees for 2013 are Donald R. Lynam, professor of psychological sciences, and Michael G. Heinz, an associate professor of speech, language and hearing sciences. Lynam received the Research Achievement Award and Heinz received the Early Career Research Achievement Award. Both professors will give presentations about their work at the Health and Human Sciences Research Awards Day at 2:30-4 p.m. on Oct. 22 in Stewart Center, Room 302-306. There also is a faculty poster session from 1-2:30 p.m.

Student honors:

- Yi Kong, a doctoral student studying biology education, recently received a Love of Learning award by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. She is one of a 147 recipients nationwide to receive the award, which is worth $500. The Love of Learning Award program was initiated in 2007 to help fund graduate or professional studies, doctoral dissertations, continuing education, career development and travel related to teaching and studies for active society members.