November 8, 2010
In the spotlight
Student-run farm to offer learning, teaching, research opportunities
In an effort to help Purdue students learn about sustainable agriculture, the College of Agriculture and the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management collaborated this summer to develop a student-run farming initiative. Read more...
Featured News for Employees
Benefits open enrollment period extended; full service enrollment help available all week
The benefits open enrollment period has been extended through Wednesday, Nov. 24, to allow faculty and staff additional time to access the new online enrollment system and select their 2011 benefits. A full array of resources and assistance is available through this week. Read more...
Purdue United Way Campaign nearing goal
Purdue's 2010 United Way Campaign has reached 95.9 percent of its $735,000 goal, and it is not too late for faculty and staff to contribute. Read more...
Voluntary Early Partial Retirement Program reinstated
The Voluntary Early Partial Retirement Program (VEPR) has been fully reinstated with no changes. The program was temporarily suspended due to the offering of retirement incentives this fall. Read more...
Reader feedback sought on Purdue Today
In the spirit of continuous improvement, the Purdue Today staff is inviting its readers to participate in a survey about the daily e-newsletter. The survey is available here and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
Fall wellness screenings available on West Lafayette campus
Sign up now for a wellness screening appointment with the School of Nursing. Read more...
Class to present important information about Alzheimer's
WorkLife Programs is offering "Making Life Decisions," a presentation designed for people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease. The presentation will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 10) in Room 313, Stewart Center. Read more...
A list of obituaries of recent and retired Purdue faculty and staff is available as a PDF file here.
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...
New website, database connect citizens to community leadership opportunities
Purdue faculty, staff and students can use a new website to show their interest in serving in leadership positions in the community. Read more...
Purdue looks for ways to move 2 aggressive hawks
Purdue is consulting with state officials to determine the best way to remove two red-tailed hawks that reportedly scratched two graduate students in the past month in a grassy area just west of the Birck Nanotechnology Center. Read more...
Appointments, honors and activities
Here is a list of recent appointments and honors for faculty, staff and students. Read more...
Start times determined for Michigan State, Indiana football games
The Big Ten Conference announced Friday the start times and television plans for Purdue's final two football games of the 2010 regular season.
Both the Nov. 20 game at Michigan State and the Nov. 27 home game against Indiana will kick off at noon ET and be televised by the Big Ten Network.
Purdue baseball to host indoor camps during winter break
Purdue baseball is scheduled to host three indoor camps at the Mollenkopf Athletic Center open to area and regional youth during the upcoming winter break on campus. Read more...
Have you completed your benefits enrollment? Information about 2011 medical plans and enrollment resources is available at www.purdue.edu/
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Heroic Capt. 'Sully' Sullenberger to sign books at Purdue on Friday