August 16, 2010
In the spotlight
Photo gallery: Purdue Day at the Indiana State Fair
Purdue Day at the Indiana State Fair on Friday (Aug. 13) featured more than 50 tents and exhibits that included robotics competitions, animal surgery and the opportunity to race electric go-karts.
In the photo, a young Purdue fan selects a duck to win a prize at the aeronautical and astronautical engineering booth. A photo gallery of the day's events is available here.
Featured News for Employees
Governor announces changes to Purdue trustees
Gov. Mitch Daniels on Friday (Aug. 13) named Gary J. Lehman to the Purdue Board of Trustees to replace William Oesterle, who has resigned to focus more attention to his business. Read more...
Technology dean to return to teaching and research
Dennis Depew, dean of the College of Technology, will return to teaching and research after the 2010-11 academic year. Read more...
Custodial services report available online
Purdue's custodial services report is available as a PDF here. Those who download the PDF are encouraged to view the 88-page document electronically instead of printing the entire report.
Benefits open enrollment will be online this fall
For the first time this fall, faculty and staff will complete their annual benefits enrollment online, using a new system that will walk them through the enrollment process step by step. Read more...
Reminder: Purdue to test emergency sirens today
Purdue will test its all-hazards outdoor emergency warning sirens today (Aug. 16) during an orientation program for new students. Read more...
Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship program seeks faculty proposals
Faculty members are invited to partner with the Discovery Learning Research Center to involve undergraduates in interdisciplinary research through the Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship program. Applications for part-time fall intern projects will be accepted through Aug. 22. 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...
Córdova welcomes new students
President France A. Córdova and First Gentleman Chris Foster greet first-year student John Roberts and his parents, Julia and Ron, as they eat lunch in Earhart Dining Court on Sunday. New students were coming to campus to start Boiler Gold Rush, Purdue's weeklong orientation program. (Purdue University photo/ Mark Simons)
Purdue police add second K-9 to roster
Purdue's police department has added a second K-9 to its force thanks to help from the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor's Office. Read more...
Ukraine students work on Indiana farms
A Purdue Extension educator in Fulton County has made it possible for two graduate students from Ukraine to stay with Indiana farmers to work and learn this summer. Read more...
USDA crop report 'good news' for farmers, consumers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is projecting a record corn crop in Indiana for the second consecutive year, pushing production beyond 1 billion bushels for the first time. It also forecasts a record crop nationally. Read more...
Student leaders endorse education for all
More than 800 residential assistants and Boiler Gold Rush student leaders gathered Thursday evening on Slayter Hill to film a dance in support of universal education.
In honor of Purdue's commitment to global awareness, Julie Talz, director of residential life, chose "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" by Colombian musician Shakira as the theme song for her Residential Life staff. In support of the organization 1Goal and its mission to promote education for all, Shakira encourages people to film three simple dance steps and post the video as a response at www.youtube.com/shakirawakawaka. Purdue's dance will be available at the site by Aug. 20. (Purdue University photo/ Andrew Hancock)
Appointments, honors and activities
Here is a list of recent appointments and honors for faculty, staff and students. Read more...
Preview: Purdue women's soccer
The Purdue women's soccer team heads into the 2010 campaign looking to return to the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season and seventh time in the last nine years. Read more...
Intercollegiate Tennis Association honors Boilers for academic success
Both Purdue tennis teams have been recognized for excellence in the classroom with the release of the ITA All-Academic Teams and Scholar Athletes. Read more...
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