February 3, 2010
Healthy eating provides the fuel the body needs to function. Good nutrition will help you feel your best and have plenty of energy. It also can help to prevent health problems such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and some types of cancer.
Learning new ways to eat that involve balance, variety and moderation is possible with many of the programs and information provided at Purdue from groups such as WorkLife Programs and Purdue Extension. Read more...
The Nutrition Knowledge Contest will take participants to five different nutrition-related displays across campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Faculty and staff can test their nutrition knowledge at the displays as well as enter to win Apple iPod prizes.
* Today's events and a list of the week's activities
'5 students who live well'
In keeping with today's theme of nutrition, meet Lara Schlitter, a Purdue student whose goal is to share her knowledge of healthy eating with others. Read more...
Featured News for Employees
Purdue announces finalists for provost position
Purdue officials on Tuesday (Feb. 2) announced three finalist candidates for the position of executive vice president for academic affairs and provost. Read more...
VP selected to oversee Purdue system's human resources
Purdue on Tuesday (Feb. 2) announced that Luis E. Lewin, chief human resource officer at Ohio University, has been selected as vice president for human resources. Read more...
Forums scheduled for director of conference division candidates
Continuing Education and Conferences has scheduled open forums for four candidates in its national search for a director of the conference division. Read more...
Update: Traffic, parking disruptions
Stadium Avenue will be closed Thursday and Friday from David Ross Road to Martin Jischke Drive. This closure is for the repair of a chilled water line at the intersection of Stadium Avenue and the service drive between Lambert Field and Rankin Track and Field. Access to the service drive will be possible from the south through the Recreational Sports Center parking lot.
A map of the area is available here.
For questions or concerns, contact Joe Arnett at 49-49409.
University Senate minutes
The minutes for the Jan. 25 meeting of the University Senate are available as a PDF file.
Global Food Security Summit to tackle future challenges
Purdue faculty and staff can contribute their ideas on food security research and engagement at the Purdue Global Food Security Summit. Read more...
$1 million Walther Cancer Foundation grant to fund Purdue-IU collaboration
Purdue's Oncological Sciences Center and the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center will share a five-year, $1 million grant from the Walther Cancer Foundation to exchange medical fellows, engineers and scientists for advancing cancer research. Read more...
Volunteers wanted for Big Ten swimming, diving meet
Purdue is hosting the Big Ten Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships on Feb. 17-20 and is in need of volunteers. The biggest need is for timers, but other areas can benefit from volunteer help as well. Read more...
'This message is brought to you by': Super Bowl alcohol ads serve mixed messages
Alcohol advertisements, including those aired during sporting events, can be misleading with their taglines promoting responsible drinking, says a Purdue professor. Read more...
Tell Your Students
Student organizations' Web site active again after upgrade
"GetInvolved@Purdue," a Web site for Purdue student organizations, is up and running again after being revamped. Read more...