October 21, 2010
In the spotlight
University Residences announces winners of Green Week competitions
During Purdue’s campus-wide Green Week, students living in residence halls participated in challenges and competitions to promote energy conservation and sustainability. Two competition winners were announced Wednesday by University Residences as part of National Campus Sustainability Day.
Featured News for Employees
President's Forum set for Tuesday
Faculty and staff are invited to attend a President's Forum from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 26) in the South Ballroom, Purdue Memorial Union. The topic is "Student Success." President France A. Córdova will open the forum with remarks, and Dale Whittaker, vice provost for undergraduate academic affairs, will discuss progress made over the past year in student success. Timothy Sands, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, will provide introductory remarks. A live webcast of the forum will be available at mms://video.dis.purdue.edu/PresidentsForum. Memo
Lineup of medical plan options stays the same for 2011; changes announced for two of three plans
Purdue faculty and staff will have three medical plan options to consider during enrollment for 2011: the Choice Fund with HSA, the Incentive PPO and the Purdue Copay. The same three options have been offered in 2010; however, two of the three have changes that will be effective in January. Read more...
Resources available for open enrollment
A variety of resources are being offered to assist employees during benefits open enrollment. Read more...
Employee Self-Service through OnePurdue adds benefit links, PUID lookup
Faculty and staff will now find links to Purdue benefit vendors when using Employee Self-Service (ESS) through the OnePurdue system. Read more...
McCoy lecture to lead off day celebrating Purdue researchers
A day in praise of outstanding researchers at Purdue is set for Nov. 2, starting with the annual McCoy Distinguished Lecture and concluding with the Excellence in Research Awards Dinner. Read more...
Some University staff to be affected temporarily by adjustment of clocks
When Indiana clocks fall back an hour at 2 a.m. Nov. 7, the time change will affect the work schedule of some University employees. Read more...
Money Smart Week: Tip of the day
Today's tip goes along with the Money Smart Week presentation "Fighting Back Against Identity Theft," taking place at 12:10-12:50 p.m. in Room 318, Stewart Center. Pay attention to what you throw away. Your trash could be someone else's treasure -- and a means to stealing your identity. To register for this or any other offering from WorkLife Programs, visit www.purdue.edu/worklife.
Auction/sale by Engineering captains to aid United Way
The College of Engineering United Way team captains are sponsoring a combination silent auction and sale to benefit the United Way on Friday (Oct. 22). In addition, they are collecting items to help a local UW agency. Read more...
Research News & Special Reports
Researchers in various studies looking for participants
Here is a list of research studies that currently are looking for participants. Read more...
Gulf oil spill spurs interest in Indiana shrimp farming
Indiana's aquaculture industry could help fill a void in shrimp production left by the BP oil spill in the Gulf Coast. Read more...
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