October 22, 2010
In the spotlight
Mackey Complex update
With the exhibition basketball seasons on the horizon, more attention is being turned to the ongoing Mackey Complex project. As was the case last year, Mackey Arena will be fully functioning during the 2010-11 campaign.
Featured News for Employees
Purdue announces compensation plan details
Purdue has released policy guidance for the award of merit increases and one-time special merit pay for faculty, administrative-professional staff and clerical and service staff. It will be the first merit raise for faculty and staff since July 1, 2008. Read more...
Watch for arrival of benefit enrollment guides
The 2011 Enrollment Reference Guide is going in the mail today (Oct. 22). Employees should be on the lookout for the 8.5-by-11 gold and black guide, which replaces the large enrollment packets they have received in past years. Read more...
APSAC, CSSAC discuss joint efforts at October meeting
Members of the Administrative and Professional Staff and Clerical and Service Staff advisory committees discussed current projects and ideas for new ones during their joint meeting Oct. 12 at Stewart Center. Read more...
Registration open for December research and teaching technologies showcase
Registration is open for Purdue CI Days 2010, an event showcasing technology available at Purdue to enhance research, teaching and research funding. CI Days 2010 is scheduled for Dec. 8-9. The program will focus on how just about any faculty member, research staffer, or graduate student can benefit from cyberinfrastructure, or CI. Read more...
Money Smart Week: Tip of the day
Today's tip goes along with the Money Smart Week presentation "Figuring Out Your Financial Plan," taking place at 12:10-12:50 p.m. in Room 263, Purdue Memorial Union. Try to maintain a cash type account that is the equivalent of three to six months of your take home pay for unexpected expenses. This is the best way to avoid incurring unwanted and unplanned debt. To register for this or any other offering from WorkLife Programs, visit www.purdue.edu/worklife.
Research News & Special Reports
Prof explains the science behind 'a good scare'
Enjoying a good scare may seem like fun at the time, but the aftereffects can be frightening, says a Purdue expert. Read more...
ECE wins Libraries' first open access honor
Purdue Libraries has presented the first Leadership in Open Access Award at Purdue to the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering for its support and exercise of the principles of open access. Read more...
Purdue, city police begin safety campaign for cyclists
Purdue and West Lafayette city police are undertaking an enforcement and educational program to improve safety for bicyclists who ride on and around campus. The goal is to educate students about city ordinances, campus regulations and state laws. This includes registering bikes, said Purdue police Capt. Eric Chin. Read more...
New CityBus feature provides real-time access to bus arrival information
CityBus of Greater Lafayette, which provides busing service on the Purdue campus and in the local community, has introduced a new service that gives users real-time access to how long they must wait for their ride. Read more...
Conference examines rural Indiana's economic challenges
Indiana's rural areas are brimming with business opportunities, but challenges stand in the way of further economic development. A conference sponsored in part by Purdue Extension will examine those impediments and offer possible solutions. Read more...
Brown marmorated stink bug reported in Indiana for first time
A bug named for its stench and marbled, streaky appearance has made its way to Indiana, potentially becoming a serious pest for homeowners and fruit growers. Read more...
Both Purdue swim-dive teams to open seasons
Purdue men's and women's swimming and diving teams open their new season with back-to-back home meets at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center this weekend, as the women take on Miami (Ohio) in a dual meet Friday evening followed by the annual four-team Indiana Intercollegiates on Saturday afternoon. Read more...
Schreiber announces Purdue's 2011 baseball schedule
Eighteen home games, including an eight-game homestand to close the regular season, highlights Purdue baseball's 2011 schedule, unveiled by head coach Doug Schreiber. Read more...
• This week's events
• Events for the next four weeks
• Purdue's Latino Cultural Center to celebrate Día de los Muertos
• Harry Potter's Quidditch invading the heartland Sunday
• Scholarship of Engagement Conference set for Oct. 28