April 12, 2010
In the spotlight
5 Students Who Invent: Rush Lloyd Bartlett
This month's "5 Students Who …" focuses on Purdue students who have used their imaginations and materials from the world around them -- from pieces of fabric to soybeans -- to make an impact, by creating everything from life-saving medicines to designer apparel. One of the featured students is Rush Lloyd Bartlett, a doctoral candidate in biomedical engineering, who wants to have his first patent as well as start a successful company before he graduates. Read more...
* A video on Bartlett is available here.
Featured News for Employees
President's Forum to be held Wednesday
Faculty and staff are invited to attend a President's Forum from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday (April 14) in the South Ballroom, Purdue Memorial Union.
President France A. Córdova will open the forum with remarks. Jeffrey Roberts, the Frederick L. Hovde Dean of the College of Science, and Maryann Santos de Barona, dean of the College of Education, will provide spotlights on their respective colleges. A live webcast of the forum will be available at mms://video.dis.purdue.edu/Forum. Memo
Reception to honor Sautter
A retirement reception honoring John Sautter, vice president for housing and food services, will be held 3:30-5 p.m. May 7 in Purdue Memorial Union’s South Ballroom. Remarks begin at 4 p.m. R.S.V.P. to the Office of Special Events by April 29 at 49-40900 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Staff are invited to attend in paid status with the approval of their supervisor.
Space still available in WorkLife Programs offerings
Space is still available in these upcoming offerings from WorkLife Programs. Read more...
Greeks honoring faculty with breakfast
Purdue's Greek Week Team is sponsoring a free Faculty Appreciation Breakfast from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. today (April 12) in the Purdue Armory. The event will offer an all-you-can-eat meal of pancakes, sausage, fruit, orange juice and coffee catered by Chris Cakes. There will be door prizes and student letters about how Purdue teachers have influenced them.
Update: Traffic, parking disruptions
Here are notes on some current and upcoming disruptions on the West Lafayette campus. Read more...
This week's 'Thumbs Up' recipients
"Thumbs Up" gives faculty and staff the chance to recognize others on campus for a job well done. Read more...
Scholarship honors professor retiring after 52 years at Purdue
More than $1 million has been raised to endow a scholarship named for Jim Barany, a Purdue professor of industrial engineering who is retiring at the end of this semester after 52 years at the University. Read more...
Purdue Center for Cancer Research selects recipient for Challenge Research Award
The Purdue Center for Cancer Research has awarded its Challenge Research Award to Sophie Lelièvre, associate professor of basic medical sciences and leader of the center's Breast Cancer Discovery Group. Read more...
Regional campus news
Regional campuses present strategic plan updates to Purdue trustees
Purdue University North Central, Purdue University Calumet and Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne presented strategic plan updates at the Board of Trustees' meeting on April 9.
* Purdue University North Central. Read more...
* Purdue University Calumet. Read more...
* Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Read more...
Appointments, honors and activities
Here is a list of recent appointments and honors for faculty and staff. Read more...
Klipsch family donates $1 million to Purdue's Mackey Arena complex
The Fred Klipsch family has made a $1 million commitment to Purdue's Mackey Arena project. Read more...
Black & Gold Game set for Saturday
The Purdue football team will stage its annual Black & Gold Game on Saturday (April 17). The event is free and will be held in Ross-Ade Stadium. Read more...