June 27, 2011
In the spotlight
Purdue students improving water quality in rural Colombia
Purdue students are improving the quality of drinking water for rural Colombians through the University's Global Engineering Program in a project sponsored by Kimberly-Clark Corp. The company operates paper production facilities in South America, including a plant near Barbosa, Colombia. Company officials wanted to improve water quality for area residents, many of whom are employees, says Chad Jafvert, professor of civil engineering. Read more...
Featured News for Employees
Faculty, staff required to report outside activities and financial interests
Faculty and staff are reminded that they are required to report outside activities and financial interests in accordance with University policy. The policies on Individual Financial Conflicts of Interest (X.2.3) and Conflicts of Commitment and Reportable Outside Activities (X.2.4) have been updated in order to comply with changing regulatory requirements and to provide detailed definitions, responsibilities and procedures. Read more...
New session of Weight Watchers at Work available in July
WorkLife Programs is offering a new session of Weight Watchers at Work, to be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning July 12 and running through Sept. 27. The first class will meet in Grissom Hall, Room 276. The remaining classes will meet at Stewart Center, Room 320. 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 would like to hear about those people whose hard work and commitment contribute to the success of the University as well as make Purdue a wonderful environment within which to work. To submit an item for "Thumbs Up," click here.
Purdue partners with 2 Indiana communities to support economic development with China
The Greater Lafayette Commerce and Logansport-Cass County Economic Development Foundation are partnering with Purdue to develop individual strategic plans to expand trade and investment with China as a way to stimulate local economic development. Read more...
'Boiler Bytes 21' premiering Wednesday on BTN
A new installment of a Purdue's news magazine on the Big Ten Network will premiere Wednesday (June 29). Read more...
Students study tourism management, economics at Purdue’s Oman Tourism Program
Suaad Al Dhahouri (from left) and Asmaa Al Hashmi, students from the Sultanate of Oman College of Applied Sciences, dine with Purdue students Moriah Hendrix and Maria Welchez at a welcome dinner for participants in Purdue’s Oman Tourism Program. Five students, accompanied by instructor Hafidh Al Riyami, are on campus from June 12 to July 8 to participate in the program coordinated by the College of Health and Human Sciences' Office of International Programs and School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.
Now in its second year, the Oman Tourism Program includes an intensive program of study in tourism management and economics at the undergraduate level as well as trips to Chicago and Indianapolis to observe those cities’ infrastructure, capital investments, political and environmental development, and tourist attractions.
The program is led by Joe Ismail, associate professor of hospitality and tourism management, and Jonathon Day, assistant professor of hospitality and tourism management, in collaboration with the Oman and Dubai Winter Study Abroad Program offered to Purdue students in HTM and in the Department of Consumer Sciences and Retailing.
Appointments, honors and activities
Here is a list of recent appointments and honors for faculty, staff and students. Read more...
* Boilermakers shine at USA Track & Field Championships
* Johnson drafted 27th, headed to Boston
* Moore taken 55th, united with Johnson in Boston
* BTN to roll out five new 'Journey' episodes beginning today
For more information on Purdue sports, go to www.purduesports.com.
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• Purdue animal social behavior expert to speak at next Science on Tap