For current construction notices and Maps, visit https://www.purdue.edu/physicalfacilities/construction_notices.html
Most of our meat comes from right here at Purdue. We raise cattle, swine, sheep, and poultry just west of town at our Purdue Animal Sciences farm. The animals are bred, fed, harvested, and processed by Purdue students and staff to bring you fresh, high-quality, locally-grown meat. Look for the labels “Locally Grown” to know you are eating meat raised right here.
We age our beef in the cooler for an average of 14 days before it is cut, packaged, and available for sale to you. The extra time spent aging causes our steaks and roasts to be more tender and have a stronger flavor than what you would find at a common supermarket. Try it, we promise you won’t be disappointed!
We give a 10% discount to all Purdue groups and student organizations when they purchase meat from us. This can be anything from a special picnic in your department to the weekly meals that are prepared in a Greek house. We will also accept an internal Purdue account number for the purchase.
Proceeds from our meat sales go towards offsetting the costs of educating Purdue students about the food animal industry. These expenses include the cost of animals, staff, and equipment. We are the only functioning university meat lab in the state of Indiana, and we feel it is important to educate our future leaders on the production of safe, high-quality meat to feed our growing world. When you purchase meat from the Boilermaker Butcher Block, you are getting a great product and supporting a great endeavor!
Located in Smith Hall, Room 170, the Butcher Block is open from 2 – 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.
The Butcher Block accepts credit and debit cards (Visa, MasterCard & Discover).
Mike Booth, Manager
Meat Science Research & Education Center Purdue University
Ph: (765) 494-8285
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is still working to complete the new section of US 231, and until they have all required measures in place, the new section of roadway will remain closed. INDOT urges individuals to stay off the closed road for their own safety. Barricades are in place and should be obeyed.
The Purdue University Police Department will be enforcing this closure, and individuals found on the closed section of roadway are subject to arrest for trespassing.
Acoustic testing will be taking place at Herrick Lab on Thursday, Jan. 17 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The testing will result in a loud roar of noise, similar to the sound of a waterfall, and noise levels may reach as high as 75 to 80 dB outside for about an hour in duration.
In order to properly facilitate the testing, S. Russell Street will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic between approximately 4 and 8 p.m.
Ted Weidner, Senior Director Project Management and Construction
Windows 7 update
The Windows 7 operating system and hardware upgrade project in Physical Facilities is substantially complete. The year-long project by ITaP’s Cooperative Services Desktop Support (CSDS) group replaced almost 700 XP desktop and laptop computers in Physical Facilities with newer hardware running Windows 7. Over 200 unique pieces of software were tested and deployed with the new systems. Less than 50 standalone desktops and laptops remain in the environment with older operating systems running non-Windows 7 compatible software. These systems are now being dealt with on a case-by-case basis as resources allow.
In conjunction with the completion of the Windows 7 project, the Physfac Domain was shut down in December following a three year migration process into the One Purdue environment. All IT related services and support are now provided by either the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology’s (OVPIT) Administrative Computing or Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP) areas.
Who to contact for assistance
For assistance on the below types of problems, call the Customer Service Center at 494-4000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org:
Generally speaking, if it was working yesterday and not today, then contact the Customer Service Center.
Contact ADCOM-PF at 494-7776 or email email@example.com for the following types of support:
What to do with unused equipment
If you have any old and unused computing equipment (computers, monitors, printers, keyboards, etc.) in your area, please contact the Physical Facilities Technical Coordinator’s office (Orlo Shoop and Jeannine Helderman) at 494-7776 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for it to be picked up and disposed of in accordance with Purdue’s electronic device disposal process.
A new "Employee Portal" link is available in the Resources section located at the bottom of the Purdue University homepage or can be navigated to directly at www.purdue.edu/employeeportal/.
Employees can use the new link to access the "OnePurdue Portal," view salary statements and easily find a number of resources conveniently grouped by topic.
To facilitate the collection of computer hardware and software inventories, ITaP CSDS (desktop support) has requested that everyone keep their machines powered on for the next three weeks, including evenings and weekends. Additionally, it is requested that computers that have not been powered on recently be turned on and that laptops maintain a hard-wired connection as much as possible.
An additional benefit of leaving machines on during this period of time is that it will help make sure everyone gets all of the latest security patches coming out later this week.
Please remember to log off your computer at the end of the business day as some of the updates will reboot the machines during the maintenance window, between 2 and 5 a.m.
If you have questions, please contact the Customer Service Center at 494-4000 or at email@example.com.
The next Eagle program begins in February 2013. It’s a 23-week program that covers topics like leadership, communication, customer service and supervision. Participants will meet once a week for approximately 2.5 hours from 2:30-5:00 p.m. The deadline for new applications is Friday, January 18, 2013.
The Eagle program is open to any clerical and service employee with at least one year of work experience in Physical Facilities. Those selected by the steering committee will attend in non-pay status.
The Eagle Application is available at O:\EXCHANGE_ALL\EAGLE.
If you are already on the list for consideration or if you’d like more information, contact Lisa Bittles at (765) 494-1359 or firstname.lastname@example.org before January 18.