April 5, 2011
In the spotlight
Each year Spring Fest attracts visitors from campus and the community to learn about topics ranging from bugs to astronomy. Planning for the event, which draws in more than 40,000 visitors, is a challenge that Danica Kirkpatrick, educational events coordinator for the College of Agriculture, is up to taking.
* Spring Fest at Purdue is weekend of family fun for all ages
* Spring Fest website
Also this weekend:
* Latino Cultural Center to celebrate 'Día de la Familia'
* Regional lumberjack competition coming to Purdue
* Coach Hope, Purdue ask the community to race against cancer
* Annual Black & Gold football game slated for Saturday
Featured News for Employees
Nominations sought for new Web Accessibility Award
The Office of Institutional Equity is seeking nominations for the 2011 Web Accessibility Awards, which were initiated this year as a way to recognize colleges, schools, departments, programs, and units that have made great strides in meeting or exceeding the University's standards for accessible Web design while demonstrating excellence in design and communication. Read more...
Employee Assistance services available
Benefits-eligible employees have access to free, on-site counseling and referral services through WorkLife Programs Employee Assistance. Read more...
Purdue Today special issue
A special Board of Trustees issue of Purdue Today will be sent Friday (April 8) at the conclusion of the board’s scheduled meeting. The agenda for the meeting is available on the Board of Trustees website.
Purdue Ag begins second phase of help for Afghanistan
Purdue's efforts to help war-torn Afghanistan improve the capabilities of its agricultural universities enter a second phase with an agreement for $32 million in additional funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development. Read more...
Airline performance improves for third consecutive year, according to Airline Quality Rating
Airline passengers are experiencing better performance by the airlines, even though it may cost them more to fly. Read more...
Krannert entrepreneurship program for disabled vets honored
The April issue of Inc. magazine has named the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) program one of the "10 Best-In-Class" college-based entrepreneurship courses in the nation. Read more...
Purdue to dedicate new civil engineering lab
Purdue will dedicate the new Lyles Family Ideas to Innovation Laboratory at 3:30 p.m. Friday (April 8) in the Civil Engineering Building. Read more...
Purdue Solar Racing enters new car in Shell Eco-marathon
A team of Purdue students has designed and built a new solar car that will compete this month in the 2011 Shell Eco-marathon Americas. Read more...
Research News & Special Reports
Nanopolymer shows promise for helping reduce cancer side effects
A Purdue biochemist has demonstrated a process using nanotechnology to better assess whether cancer drugs hit their targets, which may help reduce drug side effects. Read more...
Purdue to honor Violet Haas Award recipient
Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, associate dean for discovery and learning in the College of Health and Human Sciences, is the recipient of the 2011 Violet Haas Award. She will be honored at a reception from 4 to 5 p.m. April 19 at the Armory. Read more...
• This week's events
• Events for the next four weeks
• Birck to host hands-on NanoDays for K-12 schools, general public
• 'Bandana Project' at LCC aims to raise awareness of sexual violence
• Author to speak about distinctions between Judaism and Christianity