April 25, 2011
In the spotlight
Flattening the globe
Professor Margie Berns makes sure she turns on a television set whenever she is traveling internationally, not because she is missing a favorite show, but because it is crucial to her research interests. She wants to see if the local news, syndicated sitcoms, and movies are being broadcast in the country’s native language or in English. More about Berns' work is available in an article from the College of Liberal Arts' THiNK magazine. Read more...
* More stories from the spring issue of THiNK magazine are available at www.cla.purdue.edu/think.
Featured News for Employees
Leadership nominees sought from among rising sophomores
Faculty and staff are being asked to nominate students for the 21st Annual Emily Mauzy Vogel Sophomore Leadership Development Conference. Nominees must be outstanding students who will be sophomores in the fall and possess strong leadership potential. Nominations are due May 20. More information about the conference is available as a PDF file here.
WorkLife offerings to focus on weight, stress and finances
WorkLife Programs classes coming up in the next few weeks will focus on stress, finances and weight management. 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 Statewide Technology turns fun into high-tech learning for 200 students
More than 200 Indiana high school students tested their engineering expertise in Purdue College of Technology at Columbus’ second annual Boiler Tech Challenge. At the event, students learn about high-tech career opportunities and are encouraged to go to college. Read more...
Purdue students build street-legal 2,200 mpg solar-powered car
The Purdue Solar Racing team's solar-powered urban commuter car achieved the equivalent of almost 2,200 miles per gallon in the 2011 Shell EcoMarathon international competition this week in Houston. Read more...
Student charged with campus thefts
Purdue police on Friday (April 22) arrested a student in connection with several campus thefts. Read more...
Gulyanamitta wins Big Ten Championship Medal
The fourth-ranked Purdue women's golf team was unable to pull off a four-peat at the 2011 Big Ten Women's Golf Championships, but senior Numa Gulyanamitta became the fourth-consecutive Boilermaker to win the individual title at the conference tournament. Read more...
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