March 14, 2011
In the spotlight
Men's basketball to face Saint Peter's in second round of NCAA Tournament
The Purdue men's basketball team earned its fifth-straight NCAA Tournament berth on Sunday night, garnering a No. 3 seed in the Southwest Region from the selection committee. The Boilermakers will face Saint Peter's on Friday in second-round action in Chicago. Read more...
Featured News for Employees
County to test sirens on Wednesday
As spring approaches, Tippecanoe County Emergency Management Agency will test sirens on Wednesday (March 16), and Purdue officials urge the campus community to review the University's severe weather procedures and know the shelter-in-place locations. Read more...
Upcoming WorkLife Programs classes cover variety of topics
WorkLife Programs classes coming up in the next few weeks will focus on chronic conditions, caring for dependents, stress management, fitness and many other topics. Read more...
Workshop to focus on case studies in service-learning
The 2010 Community of Service-Learning Faculty Fellows will present a workshop on case studies in service-learning on March 23. Read more...
Open house scheduled for new Grounds Maintenance Facility
The Purdue Grounds Department is holding an open house for its new Grounds Maintenance Facility (GMF) from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday (March 18). The GMF building is located at 695 S. Russell, next to the Materials Management and Distribution Center. Read more...
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...
Purdue Today schedule for spring break
Purdue Today will reduce its publishing schedule during spring break. It will be published today (March 14) and Thursday (March 17). Purdue Today will resume daily publication on March 21.
Trio of factors pushing food prices higher, economist says
Grain shortages, Middle East turmoil and extreme weather in critical crop-producing regions have combined to send retail food prices higher this year, said a Purdue agricultural economist. Prices could climb further if commodities markets continue their upward march. Read more...
Latest issue of Purdue Alumnus available on new website
The March/April edition of the Purdue Alumnus is now online. For 100 volumes, the award-winning Purdue Alumnus has told the news and stories of the University to thousands of its alumni. With this commemorative issue, a new Purdue Alumnus website is rolling out at www.purduealumnus.org.
Five Purdue divers to compete in national championship meets
On the final day of the Zone C Diving Championships Saturday, Purdue’s Kara Cook won the women’s platform competition and Danny Cox took second in the men’s platform to clinch berths at the NCAA Championships later this month. Cook and Cox joined David Boudia, Erin Mertz and J.P. Perez as Purdue divers who punched their tickets to the national championship meet this weekend. Read more...
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