November 18, 2010
In the spotlight
Purdue United Way Campaign surpasses goal
Purdue faculty, staff, retirees and students rose to the challenge this year, helping Purdue raise more than 103 percent of the University's goal for the United Way Campaign.
Featured News for Employees
Several help options still available for benefits open enrollment
The deadline for enrolling in 2011 benefits is Nov. 24, but Staff Benefits is encouraging faculty and staff to enroll well before the end date. Enrolling sooner will allow employees to avoid high traffic on the online enrollment system, resulting in faster service, and will ensure that benefit ID cards and accounts are ready to go for the first of the new year. Read more...
'Dirty Jobs' to feature Purdue forensic entomology on Nov. 28
Purdue's forensic entomology program will be featured on Discovery Channel's reality television show "Dirty Jobs" at 9 p.m. Nov. 28. The episode, titled "Bug Detective," highlights the work of graduate students who study forensic entomology as they collect and analyze insects from dead pigs to determine time of death and other information about crime scene scenarios. 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...
Purdue students to lend a hand to local community organizations
Armed with paintbrushes, rakes and cleaning materials, Purdue students will spend Saturday (Nov. 20) morning volunteering at eight local non-profit agencies as part of Community Action Day, organized by Boiler Volunteer Network student leaders. Read more...
Cradle of Quarterbacks: Bob Griese
Among Boilermaker football icons, Bob Griese is synonymous with greatness -- the ultimate winner. Read more...
Have you completed your benefits enrollment? Information about 2011 medical plans and enrollment resources is available at www.purdue.edu/
• This week's events
• Events for the next four weeks
• Annual tax school, ag tax workshop offer training, credits
• Former Ag Secretary Glickman to speak at annual Fish Fry