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News for faculty and staff
January 5, 2010
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Purdue's tuition vouchers noted in New York Times
In a New York Times story on tuition vouchers, Joseph B. Hornett, senior vice president, treasurer and chief operating officer of the Purdue Research Foundation, discusses how Purdue is giving tuition vouchers as prizes for Indiana high school students and how it's paying off.
For the past four years, the Purdue Research Foundation has awarded vouchers worth $100 to $500 to top-finishing student teams in the summer Entrepreneurship Academy. Of the 21 students given vouchers, 11 have redeemed them and enrolled at the University. This summer, the foundation will start an advanced program -- a kind of M.B.A. for high school students -- in which top winners will be awarded $1,000 in waivers.
"It's not an expense at all to the University," Hornett says."We did this as a recruiting mechanism to get some of the best and the brightest to come to Purdue."The full New York Times article is available here.
FEATURED NEWS FOR EMPLOYEES
Purdue community warned of targeted phishing scamsITaP Networks and Security continues to warn the Purdue community about reports of targeted e-mail scams. The e-mails appear to come from various Purdue administrative departments (such as the "Purdue Webmail Team," "Purdue Management Team," or "Purdue Support Team"), units, or other universities, and direct users to navigate to a specific URL and then enter their Purdue user name and passwords. More
Memo: Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost's Staff Recognition LuncheonArrangements for the 20th annual Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost’s Staff Recognition Luncheon on Jan. 28 -- including how faculty and staff can reserve a place to honor those being recognized -- are provided in a memo in a PDF file.
C-17 to fly pattern over Purdue airport, campusBetty Stansbury, director of the Purdue University Airport, would like faculty and staff to be aware that a C-17 (large cargo aircraft) will perform low-level passes over the campus and the airport at approximately 11:40 a.m. today (Jan. 5).
Grants available to students for service projectsFunds are available to provide grants to students or student organizations for work on community service learning projects. More
RESEARCH NEWS, SPECIAL REPORTS
Purdue Research Park-based firm develops technology to improve detection of explosives in human body cavities
When a 23-year-old Nigerian man allegedly attempted to blow up a trans-Atlantic flight near Detroit on Christmas, the powerful plastic explosive that was sewn into his clothing was not detected before he boarded the plane. Security screenings in airport terminals and other high-traffic sites like government buildings or entertainment venues may soon be better able to detect explosives, narcotics and other illegal contraband hidden on the body. More
Versyp and Dunn to be honored by Indiana hall of fameIn her first year of eligibility, Purdue women's basketball head coach Sharon Versyp has been selected as a member of the 2010 class of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. Former Purdue head coach Lin Dunn also will be honored by the Hall of Fame as the recipient of the St. Vincent Silver Medal Award for her contributions to Indiana high school basketball. More
Indiana electricity rates may rise; growth in demand slow through 2013Indiana electricity rates are projected to increase 12 percent over the next four years, while the recession and more efficient appliances will lower overall demand, according to a report prepared by analysts at Purdue. More
CALENDAR AND EVENTS
Events this weekHere is a list of events happening Jan. 4-10 at the West Lafayette campus. More
Financial aid presentation to offer information for students, parentsHigh school students and their parents can learn more about college financial aid during an upcoming presentation by Purdue's Division of Financial Aid and the Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette financial aid office. More
Purdue teaches parent-child teams about computer science
Purdue's College of Science is inviting parents and children to learn about computer science together through the "Are You Smarter than Your Fifth Grader?" program. More
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