August 17, 2010
In the spotlight
Purdue reaches top ranks among nation's universities
Purdue is now among the nation's top universities, and its efforts in undergraduate teaching and programs to ensure student success also were recognized today (Aug. 17) in rankings released by U.S. News & World Report.
The U.S. News & World Report rankings recognize Purdue for its achievements in five of eight student success categories: First-Year Experience, Internships, Learning Communities, Study Abroad and Writing in the Disciplines. A key element of Purdue's first-year experience is Boiler Gold Rush, a weeklong orientation program for new students. Kasi Jones, coordinator of BGR, is the first subject for Purdue Today's new weekly feature, Purdue Profiles. Read more...
Featured News for Employees
Health care consumerism session on HSAs offered
Purdue employees will have an opportunity to learn more about health savings account (HSA) plans as CIGNA presents "Introduction to Health Savings Accounts" at 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 18) in Room 1142, Lawson Computer Science Building. No registration is required. Read more...
International Programs announces fall 2010 grant programs
International Programs is offering three competitive grant programs this fall semester related to Study Abroad and International Learning (SAIL); Purdue University-Moi University (PUMU) Partnership; and Purdue University-Tsinghua University Strategic Partnership. Read more...
CDFS preschools accepting applications for 2010-11
The Department of Child Development and Family Studies operates two nationally accredited early childhood education programs located near Discovery Park. Both programs have openings for the upcoming school year. Read more...
ITaP-produced video highlights impact of United Way donations
United Way donors may never meet those who benefit from programs supported by the organization. But a 2010 United Way campaign video produced by ITaP showcases how far their generosity has gone, and can go, in Greater Lafayette. Read more...
Magazine highlights Purdue's IT management
Universities across the nation are changing their IT organizations both to deal with new economic realities and to take advantage of new technologies. This month, Purdue is being recognized as a national leader in university IT management with a cover story in EdTech magazine. Read more...
Purdue dean will use leadership position to focus on diversity in vet medicine
Willie Reed, dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine, has begun a one-year term as president of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. Continuing to increase diversity in the field, leadership development of faculty, as well as implementing a new veterinary medical education model will be three main program goals during his presidency, which began Aug. 1 following the association's summer meeting in Atlanta. Read more...
Men's basketball to meet Butler in Crossroads Classic
The Purdue men's basketball team will play Butler in the inaugural year of the newly formed Crossroads Classic, as pairings and order for 2011 were announced on Monday at Conseco Fieldhouse. Read more...
Painter speaks to media with fall semester on horizon
Purdue men's basketball head coach Matt Painter spoke with members of the media on Monday to recap the summer and look ahead to the start of the 2010-11 school year. Read more...
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