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PURA News - August 2015

NEW!  Free Flu Shots Offered Again in October

Purdue retirees honored, Hansen Award presented to Cooperative Extension

August Health Insurance Update

Mark Your Calendars! - Upcoming Events

September 14 PURA Kick-off Luncheon & Common ReadPurdue bowling leagues begin late August, new teams/bowlers needed
September 22 PURA tour of Discovery Learning Research Center/Voss Solar System Model
October 5 PURA monthly luncheon

2015 United Way Campaign Begins

Purdue Center on Aging and the Life Course: Fall 2015 Newsletter Available

Klingerman named VP of Human Resources

PURA Business Card now available

Spring Fling Fitness Walk Medals: Do you have a full set?

It’s time to get your free flu shot*!

*Purdue Center for Healthy Living will be administering the Flucelvax, pre-filled syringe, trivalent. See your provider if you need an alternative vaccine.
Make yourself a flu fighter!
Getting an annual influenza vaccine is the No. 1 way to fight the flu. Purdue University is once again providing seasonal flu shots on the West Lafayette campus for its official retirees and their spouses / same-sex domestic partners. You don’t need an appointment just bring your PUID and get your flu shot. It’s that simple! You, too can fight the flu!
October 12 and October 16
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Daniel (William H.) Turfgrass Research & Diagnostic Center
(1340 Cherry Lane)
LOCATION: The Turfgrass Center is located off Cherry Lane, next to the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex.
PARKING: Use any space in front of the Turfgrass Center.

As an added bonus on these days, wellness screenings, provided by the Purdue Nursing Center for Family Health, will be offered. The brief health screenings will measure blood pressure, weight, height, body mass index (BMI) and cardiac risk ratio.  The screening also includes a “finger stick” test to check cholesterol, high density lipoprotein and glucose levels. *Purdue retirees and their spouses can receive one wellness screening at no cost once every 12 months; all other or for additional screenings - $40.
October 27      
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Kurz Purdue Technology Center
1281 Win Hentschel Blvd – Conference Room B

New Retirees Honored at June 2015
Retiree Recognition
Hansen Award presented to
Cooperative Extension Service

The annual Purdue retiree recognition luncheon was held in the Memorial Union on June 25, 2015. The celebration recognized retirees from July 2014-July, 2015. Of the 341 retirees this past year, 93 were present with family and friends. Those not present will receive their certificate by mail. In addition to the certificate retirees received a PURA business card listing the web site and selected PURA opportunities for retirees.

Interim Vice President for Human Resources Trent Klingerman was the emcee with Dr. Deba Dutta, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, speaking and presenting the certificates to each retiree present. The retirees ranged in years of service from 10 years to 53 years and 7 months.   During the luncheon the Danny Weiss Jazz Trio provided music entertainment.

Dr. Dutta thanked the retirees for their commitment, dedication, loyalty, and support in making Purdue the success it is today. He paid tribute to the retirees for helping students become future leaders as well as providing the environment where faculty can conduct research that improves lives around the world. He welcomed retirees to remain involved with Purdue.

The Arthur G. Hansen Recognition Award, presented jointly by the Office of the President and PURA, was awarded to the Cooperative Extension Service in the College of Agriculture. Jay Akridge, Glenn W. Sample Dean of Agriculture and Dr. Jason Henderson, Associate Dean and Director of Purdue Extension accepted the award from Dr. Dutta. The award money is planned to be used for the annual CES picnic at the Indiana State Fair in August, 2015.

2015 United Way Campaign Beginning

The United Way Campaign is gearing up and PURA members will be receiving letters for participation in early August. The theme this year is Cradle to Career Continuum, Every Person Succeeding in Greater Lafayette.

Purdue University has a long history of supporting the work of the United Way of Greater Lafayette. Collectively the Purdue family is the largest donor to the annual campaign, and PURA members are the largest donors from a specified group in the Purdue campaign. We take great pride in knowing peoples’ lives are made better because of your contributions.

On the pledge form you are given options of a one time gift or a gift for which you can be billed once, quarterly, or monthly. If you choose to be billed, please know that if you would later need to make an adjustment to your pledge you can contact the United Way organization to change your pledge. Information to facilitate your contact with United Way is on the pledge form.

United Way and PURA also appreciate the many PURA members who give through personal volunteer time to the many programs and agencies supported by United Way in our local community. Through all our donation and volunteer efforts we help our local community to be one that cares for those in need throughout the life span. THANK YOU!

Purdue Center on Aging and the Life Course (CALC)

Purdue’s CALC Fall, 2015 newsletter is now available at www.purdue.edu/aging. In the tool bar at the top, click on “About Us” and then scroll down to “Newsletters” and click.

Titled “Aging Exchange”, the fall newsletter includes articles related to aging issues such as Aging Effects on Two-Tone Suppression, Neural Systems Mediating Word Retrieval in Aging, Giving Parkinson’s Patients More of a Voice, Listening and Hearing, and Improving Nursing Homes to Reduce Hospital Transfers.

The last page has a list of CACL Fall semester presentations. The October 2nd seminar is co-sponsored by PURA. Members will receive more information on registration for this seminar, which is free of charge.

Klingerman named VP of Human Resources

The Purdue Board of Trustees appointed Trent Klingerman Vice President for Human Resources (HR), effective July 1, 2015. Klingerman had been interim director since November, 2014. In this capacity he will continue to serve as PURA’s advisor and liaison with the University. 

Prior to the interim position as Vice President of HR, he served as the University director of employee relations. Trent received his BS from Purdue and a law degree from Indiana University. 

The PURA leadership on the Executive Board are pleased with his appointment and the opportunity to continue working with him. Congratulations, Trent!

PURA Business Card Now Available

PURA now has a business card. New retirees received one if they attended (or were honored) at the Retirees Luncheon on June 25. Retirees attending the PURA Luncheon on July 6 were also able to obtain a card. If you would like one or more PURA business cards for yourself, they are available from the PURA Hospitality Committee, whose co-chairs are Jeris Eikenberry and Dorothy Jones, or from Michele Salla in the Office of Human Resources.

Spring Fling Fitness Walk Medals

How many do you have? Do you have a complete set?

The Purdue University Spring Fling is the annual appreciation event for faculty, staff, graduate student staff, and retirees. Attendees who choose to participate in the annual Spring Fling Fitness Walk receive a commemorative medal.

Did you know that for the first three years, the walk was a Volksmarch, which is a 10K non-competitive walk, and was sponsored by the now defunct local Volksmarch walking club? Did you know that there is a back plate on each medal with the words “Spring Fling” and the year?

For those of you that have opted not to remove your medals from the package, here is a listing of the medals awarded through the years.

1991  Hovde Hall 2000  Ross-Ade Stadium 2009  Unfinished Block P
1992  Purdue Memorial Union 2001  Space Shuttle 2010  Amelia Earhart Statue
1993  University Hall 2002  World's Largest Drum 2011  Beverley Stone Marker
1994  Founder's Park 2003  Lion's Head Fountain 2012  The Old Oak Buckert
1995  Slayter Center 2004  Black Cultural Center 2013  Neil Armstrong Statue
1996  Bell Tower 2005  Dauch Alumni Building 2014  Felix Haas Hall
1997  Boilermaker Special 2006  The Boilermaker Statue 2015  John Purdue Statue
1998  Hall of Music 2007  Lawson Computer Sci. Building
1999  Mackey Arena 2008  Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering

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