April 29, 2011
In the spotlight
Did You Know?:
For many, buying in bulk means saving a few hundred dollars each year. For Purdue's Food Stores, it means saving about $1.7 million each year.
With the responsibility of sourcing a variety of food products to every campus kitchen, Food Stores buying staff identifies the most economical means to procure food and food-related items. Buyers look to market reports, weather, seasons, futures and stocks for guidance in purchasing items when they are least expensive.
* To offer ideas or suggestions for "Did You Know?" future editions, contact Mackenzie Greenwell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 49-61325.
Featured News for Employees
Background check policy to take effect May 1
The new University-wide Background Check Policy goes into effect on May 1. All faculty and staff positions posted on or after that date will be subject to the policy. Read more...
Meeting set to begin planning Homecoming 2011
Organizers of Homecoming 2011 will have a meeting Tuesday (May 3) to begin planning the weekend's events. This year’s Homecoming will be on Oct. 22 in conjunction with the Illinois football game. Read more...
ITaP readies for 2011-12 with system and software upgrades
During summer break, ITaP will update the computers in its instructional labs and centrally scheduled classrooms. As a result of these updates, lab users' Windows profiles will be reset to the Windows default. Some users' settings will be reset, and Favorites in Internet Explorer will be cleared. But it is possible to save Explorer Favorites to a text file and restore them later. Read more...
Purdue police urge caution around discarded bottles
Purdue police are urging people to use caution before approaching and picking up discarded bottles.
The warning comes after three recent incidents involving several so-called "bottle bombs" that were placed at a residence in the 500 block of Waldron Street. Read more...
Purdue educating skilled workforce for electric vehicle industry
Purdue is not only spearheading the Electric Vehicle Grand Prix, but also working to help train a new generation of engineers and technicians needed to design, manufacture and service electric vehicles. Read more...
* Second evGrandPrix to run Saturday
Afghanistan team wins Purdue Agriculture award
A Purdue team helping Afghanistan build its agricultural economy by rebuilding its agricultural universities has received the Purdue Agriculture 2011 Team Award. Read more...
Purdue students to show 'motorized street luge,' other inventions
Purdue mechanical engineering students have conceived and constructed innovations including a motorized street luge, a jet-powered surfboard-like creation and an automatic transmission for bicycles. Read more...
Summer seminar gives high school seniors a look at engineering
Registration is available for this summer's Purdue University Seminar for Top Engineering Prospects (STEP). STEP is a one-week camp for high school students heading into their senior year who are interested in studying engineering. Read more...
Purdue withdraws recognition of Gimlet Leadership Honorary
Purdue officials on Thursday (April 28) announced that the University has withdrawn recognition of the Gimlet Leadership Honorary for ongoing violations of University alcohol and hazing regulations. Read more...
Men's golf set to host Big Ten Championships
The Purdue men’s golf team will open postseason play this weekend when it welcomes the league’s best to Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex for the 2011 Big Ten Men’s Golf Championships. Read more...
Weekend promotions set for Purdue-Indiana baseball series
First-place Purdue baseball begins its home-heavy stretch run this weekend with a three-game Big Ten series against rival Indiana, and the marketing and promotions department of Intercollegiate Athletics has numerous activities planned for the weekend. Read more...
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