February 11, 2010
In the spotlight
PMU Dining Services adds role of meal preparer for Greek house
Purdue Memorial Union operates 18 restaurants across campus. Now, Dining Services has expanded into the Greek sector. Though most Greek houses turn to cooks or caterers or do the cooking themselves, Gary Goldberg, the Union's director of dining services, suggested Alpha Epsilon Pi organize a program with the Union. Read more...
Featured News for Employees
APSAC to hold forum on Sustaining New Synergies
APSAC is sponsoring a forum on Sustaining New Synergies from 11 a.m. to noon Feb. 19 in Room 218, Stewart Center. Speaking at the forum will be Al Diaz, executive vice president for business and finance, treasurer, who will discuss and answer questions about proposed changes under the Sustaining New Synergies plan. The forum is geared toward administrative and professional staff, but is open to all Purdue employees.
Purdue Libraries a founding member of international cooperative to advance research
Purdue University Libraries and a group of other leading research libraries and technical information providers throughout the world have established an international partnership, DataCite, to improve access to research data on the Internet. Read more...
Rube Goldberg contestants to pump hand sanitizer
Pumping hand sanitizer is something many people do to ward off flu and other illnesses. But what if it took more than 20 steps to accomplish that task? Read more...
Program developed to help school counselors in suicide prevention
A school counselor's introduction to helping a student work through thoughts of suicide can be an emotional trial by fire.
To better prepare counselors for this charged situation, a Purdue professor has developed a computer simulation for virtual training. Read more...
Podcasts enhance students' garden experiences
The Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture is using a popular electronic tool to aid learning in a study abroad course. Read more...
Purdue Alumni Club golf outings scheduled for summer
Purdue alumni and friends are invited to participate in a day of golf at a Purdue Alumni Club outing this summer. Details on the outings and a list of locations are available here.
Tell Your Students
Deadline nears for national Idea to Product Competition for Social Entrepreneurship
The deadline is Monday (Feb. 15) for Purdue student teams wanting to participate in the 2010 National Idea to Product Competition for Social Entrepreneurship, scheduled for April 17 on campus. Read more...
Purdue women's basketball to raise funds for breast cancer research at 'Pink Zone' game
Purdue women's basketball will participate in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association "Pink Zone" initiative on Sunday (Feb. 14) when the Boilermakers take on Penn State at 2 p.m. in Mackey Arena. Read more...
10 honored with Purdue Ag Alumni Certificate of Distinction
The Purdue University Agricultural Alumni Association honored 10 agricultural leaders for their contributions to agriculture and their communities. Read more...