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News for faculty and staff
December 11, 2009
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Student self-testing earns high marks as study tool
"We know that self-testing, which happens when students practice retrieving knowledge, drives learning," says Jeffrey Karpicke, assistant professor of psychological sciences. "Students can really benefit from testing themselves as they study by using something as simple as flash cards. However, the key is to not drop a flash card once you feel you have mastered the material. Keep it as part of your rotation and keep practicing retrieval of that information." More
FEATURED NEWS FOR EMPLOYEES
Open forum set for Dec. 14
An open forum will be held Monday, Dec. 14, to provide an update to faculty and staff regarding the current economic situation in the state of Indiana and at Purdue. The forum will be 1-2 p.m. in the South Ballroom, Purdue Memorial Union. All faculty and staff are invited to attend. Speaking at the forum will be President France A. Córdova; Al Diaz, executive vice president for business and finance, treasurer; and Randy Woodson, vice president for academic affairs and provost. There will be time for questions.
Reminder: 2009 health care FSA balances convert to limited purpose FSAs Jan. 1
Staff Benefits reminds all employees who have money left in their 2009 health care flexible spending accounts (FSAs) that any remaining 2009 funds will be converted to a limited purpose FSA as of Jan. 1. More
Focus Award nominations for disability efforts invited
The Office of Institutional Equity is seeking nominations for the 2010 Focus Awards. More
BoilerMail open beta testing started Dec. 10
All Purdue Webmail users are free to boiler up their e-mail interface with BoilerMail. BoilerMail is now in the phase of open beta testing. In development for more than a year, this latest version of the University's Webmail client allows its users to interact with e-mail more productively and efficiently. More
University Tax Office urges staff to update home addresses in ESS
In preparation for the distribution of 2009 W-2 forms to Purdue employees, the University Tax Office urges all employees to review their home addresses in Employee Self-Service (ESS) by Dec. 31. More
Grants available to students for service projects
Funds are available to provide grants to students or student organizations for work on community service learning projects. More
Current issue of Inside Purdue
The Dec. 10 issue of Inside Purdue is available as a PDF file here.
6th-8th graders invited to free after-school engineering program
Purdue will offer students in sixth through eighth grades two after-school engineering sessions next semester. More
Drew Brees featured on 'Jay Leno Show'
Former Boilermaker All-America quarterback Drew Brees was featured on "The Jay Leno Show." Video of his appearance is available here.
CALENDAR AND EVENTS
Events today, this weekend
Here is a list of events happening Dec. 11-13 at the West Lafayette campus. More
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