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News for faculty and staff
November 6, 2009
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
University Residences creates new housing master plan
University Residences has developed a new housing master plan to guide the next 20 to 30 years of development on campus.
University Residences' previous plan led to the renovations of Cary Quadrangle and Windsor Halls as well as consolidation of dining services. To create a new plan, University Residences turned to Sasaki Associates of Watertown, Mass., the consultant used for the University's campus master plan.
"With the investments we have made to date, including the addition of First Street Towers, 58 percent of our inventory has been significantly improved or added new," says John Sautter, vice president for housing and food services. "We now need a comprehensive, long-term strategy for dealing with the next group of aging structures. We also recognized the importance of integrating this work with the University's long-range plan for the entire campus." More
FEATURED NEWS FOR EMPLOYEES
Space available for SAFE training for women
The Purdue Police Department is offering Self-Defense Awareness and Familiarization Exchange (SAFE) training for women. More
Greater Lafayette Commerce looking for active, involved students
Faculty and staff are invited to nominate students for the Community Activity Recognition Awards, sponsored by Greater Lafayette Commerce. The awards are for Purdue and Ivy Tech students who provide extraordinary service to the local community. More
Purdue Research Foundation recognizes 32 faculty and staff entrepreneurs, inventorsThirty-two Purdue faculty and staff were recognized at the Purdue Research Foundation's seventh annual Inventors Recognition Dinner on Thursday (Nov. 5) in the Purdue Memorial Union North Ballroom. More
Old Masters to visit Purdue Nov. 8-10Ten leaders in a variety of fields will visit Purdue Nov. 8-10 for the 60th annual Old Masters program, which will give students the opportunity to interact with successful professionals. More
Purdue-IU led team wins global entrepreneurship competition
GlucaGo LLC, a life sciences company led by a trio from Purdue and Indiana universities, captured the 2009 Global Idea to Product Competition and claimed the $10,000 top prize, beating 14 other teams that qualified by winning local competitions. More
Purdue on the Web: Hotseat app, solar racing car
* Hotseat, Purdue's new application that captures student class discussion happening on Facebook and Twitter, was, somewhat predictably, a sensation on Twitter and the Internet. On Wednesday, two days after the technology was announced, Mashable's article on Hotseat was the third most popular URL ranked by the Web site www.popurl.com. Also, on that day, Hotseat was the subject of more than 1,300 tweets, reaching 3.5 million Twitter followers.
* A video featuring Purdue's solar racing car and Purdue graduate MacKenzie Sellers is the top video on the National Science Foundation's Science360 Web site. More information about Purdue Solar Racing and the team's win in the solar-car division of the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas competition is here.
TELL YOUR STUDENTS
Purdue to hold auditions for 'Boiler Bytes'
Purdue's Office of Marketing and Media is hosting student auditions for the television program "Boiler Bytes." More
Purdue Alumni to host celebration for December 2009 graduates
Purdue seniors are invited to celebrate their upcoming graduation at the annual winter Senior Send Off sponsored by the Purdue Alumni Association and PASE on Dec. 3. More
Fans encouraged to check Big Ten Network Game Finder Web site
On Saturday, the Big Ten Network will televise four football games beginning at noon ET -- including Purdue at Michigan. Fans are encouraged to check the Big Ten Network Game Finder Web site to get specific channel numbers for games in their area. More
CALENDAR AND EVENTS
Events today, this weekend
Here is a list of events happening Nov. 6-8 at the West Lafayette campus. More
Pop superstar Lady Gaga to bring 'The Monster Ball' to PurduePop superstar Lady Gaga will perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14 in Purdue's Elliott Hall of Music. The show also will feature special guests Kid Cudi and Jason DeRulo. More
Free leadership workshop to be held in Indianapolis
Purdue University's Manufacturing Extension Partnership will offer a workshop on Nov. 20 in Indianapolis that will focus on leadership. More
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