March 30, 2010
In the spotlight
At the halfway point of the Mackey Arena project, Purdue Athletics has provided an update on the $99.5 million renovation. It will create an expanded concourse and other fan amenities while maintaining the tradition of the arena. The project also includes a three-level student-athlete development center for academics, sports medicine, strength and weight training, and a new basketball practice facility and locker rooms.
An update on the project, a photo gallery and renderings are here. The Mackey Arena project Web site is here.
Featured News for Employees
CSSAC to hold forum on Sustaining New Synergies today
CSSAC is sponsoring a forum on Sustaining New Synergies from 9 to 10 a.m. today (March 30) in Room 206, Stewart Center. Speaking at the forum will be Al Diaz, executive vice president for business and finance, treasurer, and Ken Sandel, project manager, who will discuss and answer questions about proposed changes under the Sustaining New Synergies plan. Clerical and service staff are invited, but the forum is open to all Purdue employees. A live video stream of the forum will be at mms://video.dis.purdue.edu/sustaining.
Purdue wraps up accreditation site visit
Purdue's accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission is now in the hands of the HLC review team and the commission after the review team's visit last week to the West Lafayette campus. Read more...
Research News & Special Reports
Orange corn has promise for reducing blindness, child death
Decreasing or increasing the function of a newly discovered gene in corn may increase vitamin A content and have significant implications for reducing childhood blindness and mortality rates, according to a Purdue University-led study. Read more...
Applied Management Principles program scheduled
Applied Management Principles, Krannert’s two-week general management offering for working professionals, will be held May 17-28. Read more...
Web site provides resources for home gardeners
Home vegetable gardeners can find advice from experts on planting vegetables, protecting gardens against pests and more on the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service's vegetable gardening Web site, "Vegetable Tips: Resources for Easy Gardening." Read more...
Women in Science Program to offer ScienceScape
Purdue's Women in Science Program will hold ScienceScape, its annual summer camp for middle school students, on July 11-16. Read more...
The Sustaining New Synergies Web site offers reports, updates, video and presentations from public forums, and more.
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