August 9, 2010
In the spotlight
Program offers training and professional development to support staff
The new Clerical and Administrative Assistants Mentoring Program is providing Purdue support staff with access to resources, tools and techniques, and training opportunities in advanced communication, emerging technologies, event planning, customer service, internal resources and conflict management.
Featured News for Employees
Road to Retirement and CIGNA Quicken presentations available online
Videos of recent Road to Retirement sessions are available now through the Staff Benefits home page at www.purdue.edu/benefits.
CIGNA's presentation on the Quicken Health Expense Tracker will be available for viewing online through Sept. 3. To access the presentation, call (888) 203-1112 and enter passcode 70415052. A link to the session's PowerPoint file is available through the Staff Benefits website.
New session of Weight Watchers at Work to be offered
WorkLife Programs is offering a new 12-week session of Weight Watchers at Work to be held on Mondays beginning Aug. 16 and running through Nov. 8. Read more...
Rhea provides learning resources online
Rhea, a free online learning resource developed by Purdue students, is available to help members of the Purdue community teach each other the material they learn as well as the connections between the material, current research and outside applications. Read more...
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...
President tells graduates they're joining a special group: Purdue alumni
President France A. Córdova on Saturday (Aug. 7) welcomed nearly 1,400 graduates into an exclusive club that includes men and women who have made their names known worldwide and those who are leaders on all levels of society. They are Purdue alumni. Read more...
The full text of President France A. Córdova's speech is here.
* A photo gallery of the commencement ceremony is here.
Report: Indiana crop conditions hold steady despite weather
Despite the unpredictable Indiana weather this spring and summer, the adage "rain makes grain" seems to be ringing true throughout the state as crop conditions remain good. Read more...
Online site helps students, parents, teachers get 'write' answers
Thanks to blogs, YouTube and even video games, traditional writing projects are becoming more digital, and a Purdue University online writing website can help students of all ages understand how to combine writing and these new multimedia forms. Read more...
Appointments, honors and activities
Here is a list of recent appointments and honors for faculty, staff and students. Read more...
Lucas Oil Stadium selected as proposed site for 2011 Big Ten Football Championship Game
The Big Ten Conference has announced that Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis has been chosen as the proposed site for the inaugural Big Ten Football Championship Game to be played in December 2011.
The conference office will begin a 30-day period to negotiate a one-year agreement with Indiana Sports Corp and Lucas Oil Stadium to host the game. Read more...
Boilermaker women's track and field team garners USTFCCCA All-Academic honors
In the wake of seven members of the Purdue women's track and field team earning United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic honors, the Boilermakers have earned their fourth consecutive USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honor. The Purdue women have earned the award in all four years of its existence. Read more...
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