January 22, 2010
In the spotlight
Purdue announces initial solutions to address budget shortfall
Purdue on Thursday (Jan. 21) rolled out initial targets to help it meet economic challenges while continuing to execute its strategic plan. The targets include making compensation more competitive, improving operations and becoming more energy efficient. Read more...
* A message from President France A. Córdova. Read more...
* An archived webcast of Thursday's Sustaining New Synergies Forum is available here.
* More information also is available at the Sustaining New Synergies Web site.
Featured News for Employees
Place phone books for recycling today
Crews from Purdue Recycling will collect old phone books Saturday (Jan. 23), says Joel Zarate, refuse and recycling coordinator. Today is the day to set out books for pickup. Read more...
Employees likely to see slight federal tax increase on paycheck
The reduction in payroll taxes extended to most Purdue employees last year per the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, known as the “stimulus plan,” applied to 2009 wages only. New tax tables went into effect Jan. 1. Read more...
On Monday (Jan. 25), the top two levels of the north section of the University Street Parking Garage will be closed for an engineering assessment for repairs and recoating of the roof-level ramps. Read more...
Boiler Blackout to support Boilermakers, cancer research
Purdue fans have an opportunity starting this weekend to support the Boilermaker men's basketball team and two significant cancer causes with the purchase of one T-shirt. Read more...
CSSAC offering education grants for employees, dependents
The Clerical and Service Staff Advisory Committee (CSSAC) is accepting applications for employee and dependent grants. Read more...
Applications sought for Community of Service Learning Faculty Fellows Grant Program
The Office of the Provost is requesting applications for Purdue's Community of Service Learning Faculty Fellows Grant Program. A memo about the program, application and grant guidelines are available as PDF files.
International Research and Education in Engineering Program accepting applications
The 2010 International Research and Education in Engineering Program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and organized by Purdue, is accepting applications for the 2010 grant cycle. Read more...
Abstracts requested for University Government Industry Micro/Nano Symposium
The Purdue community is invited to submit abstracts for the University Government Industry Micro/Nano Symposium, which Purdue will host in June 2010. Read more...
Thelma Snuggs honored with 2010 Dreamer Award
Thelma Snuggs, assistant professor of consumer sciences and retailing, received Purdue's 2010 Dreamer Award at a ceremony Thursday in Fowler Hall. Read more...
HFS wins diversity award
Housing and Food Services received the first “Partners in Diversity – Extra Mile Award” at the University-wide celebration honoring Martin Luther King Jr. on Thursday. Given by the Diversity Resource Office, the award recognizes the generous contribution of time, talent, and inspiration by the staff of HFS for the work they do each year to make the Purdue’s Day of Service a success.
Purdue student groups continue raising money for Haiti
Purdue student organizations have arranged a host of programs this week and next as part of an ongoing campus effort to raise money for Haiti. Read more...
Liberal arts class series to highlight careers, alumni
Diplomacy, interior design, retail and serving the United Nations are among the topics to be featured in a weekly alumni series by Purdue University's College of Liberal Arts. Read more...
On the Web
A feature-length documentary called "Black Purdue," which chronicles the experiences of African-American students at Purdue University since the 1890s, can be viewed online at www.purdue.edu/blackpurdue.
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