February 18, 2010
In the spotlight
Veteran in structural engineering office marks 35 years of service
When Barbra Streisand was singing "The Way We Were" and the American public was adjusting the rabbit ears on their television sets to get "Happy Days," Molly Stetler and her trusty typewriter were already working for Purdue. At the time, she could not have predicted that her tenure in the School of Civil Engineering would outlast the primetime versions of the song and the sitcom.
For 35 years Stetler has supported the faculty and students of the structural engineering group. Read more...
Featured News for Employees
President's Forum set for Tuesday
The President’s Forum will he held at 1 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 23) in the South Ballroom, Purdue Memorial Union. President France A. Córdova will present the annual state of the University address.
APSAC to hold forum on Sustaining New Synergies
APSAC is sponsoring a forum on Sustaining New Synergies from 11 a.m. to noon Friday (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 outline the challenges and potential solutions and then answer questions. The forum is geared toward administrative and professional staff, but is open to all Purdue employees. Seating is limited to 300 people.
A live video stream of the forum will be at mms://video.dis.purdue.edu/APmeeting.
Workshops to promote education in recognition of Disability Awareness Month
The Office of Institutional Equity at Purdue will offer a series of workshops in March to recognize and celebrate Disability Awareness Month. Read more...
Purdue policy allows forwarding of purdue.edu messages to third-party e-mail clients
Purdue's official e-mail policy states, "Users may forward their Purdue University e-mail to another e-mail address, but any User who does so expressly assumes all responsibility for delivery beyond the @purdue.edu domain." This means purdue.edu e-mail addresses can be forwarded to third-party e-mail addresses such as those from Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo. Read more...
Forum for division director to be held Friday
Continuing Education and Conferences, in its national search for a director of the conference division, has scheduled open forums for three candidates. A forum with Jeff Helms will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday (Feb. 19) in Room 322, Stewart Center. The forum will be online at https://gomeet.itap.purdue.edu/jhelms/. Read more...
Purdue converts debt on bonds to fixed rate for $4.6 million savings
Purdue has converted $81.75 million in outstanding student fee bonds from variable-rate to fixed-rate debt, saving Indiana $4.6 million. Read more...
Finalists selected for $100,000 student business-plan competition
Ten finalists have been selected to compete for $100,000 on Tuesday (Feb. 23) during the 23rd annual Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition, which highlights promising student-led entrepreneurship efforts. Read more...
Researchers in various studies looking for participants
Here is a list of research studies that currently are looking for study participants. Read more...