June 30, 2011
In the spotlight
New exhibit features women in aviation at Purdue
A legendary aviator, an astronaut, a university president and other pioneers of flight take on a higher profile in "Soaring to New Heights: Women in Aviation at Purdue," the newest exhibit at Purdue Libraries' Archives and Special Collections.
Featured News for Employees
Purdue implements interim medical amnesty policy
Purdue on Tuesday (June 28) announced an interim policy that assures students they will not face University discipline if they seek medical assistance when they are or someone they help is intoxicated. Read more...
Web Accessibility Committee seeks feedback through survey
The Web Accessibility Committee is seeking feedback on accessibility training modules that could be provided to Purdue faculty and staff. Read more...
Datacenter consolidation plans announced
Faculty and administrative staff managing their own servers and datacenters can now receive funding to improve their IT infrastructure through a new datacenter migration program sponsored by the Office of the University CIO and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Treasurer. Read more...
SRM unavailable early Friday morning
Procurement Services asks staff to refrain from entering the SRM system between midnight tonight (June 30) and 5 a.m. Friday (July 1). Read more...
New mileage rate for privately owned vehicles goes into effect Friday
To correspond with an increase to the mileage rate allowed by the Internal Revenue Service, Purdue has adopted the mileage rate of 55.5 cents per mile for privately owned vehicles used for University business travel. Read more...
Report focuses on quality of Purdue's drinking water
By law, Purdue Water Works is required to inform its customers of the quality of drinking water on campus. Purdue Water Works is pleased to report that the drinking water not only meets but also exceeds the standards established by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. The Consumer Confidence Report details the findings here. Questions or concerns may be directed to Chris Marks, water/wastewater supervisor, at 49-62705 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purdue Today schedule change
Purdue Today will not be published Monday (July 4) due to the holiday. The next issue will be available July 7.
Research News & Special Reports
Got research? Camp Calcium celebrates 20 years
Purdue's Camp Calcium, the primary source of research for today's calcium guidelines for teens, is celebrating its 20th year. Read more...
Grant will help farmers deal with changes to climates
Purdue researchers will get a $5 million grant to develop decision-support tools to help corn and soybean growers adapt their practices to changes in climate. Read more...
Researchers in various studies looking for participants
Here is a list of research studies that currently are looking for participants. Read more...
Purdue announces new gifts totaling nearly $11 million
Purdue has announced new gifts totaling nearly $11 million that will help educate teachers, engineers and veterinarians. Read more...
Purdue student-led team wins global business plan competition
A student-led team from Purdue developing an easy-to-use flower sheet for creating a backyard garden claimed the top prize at the PolyU Innovation and Entrepreneurship Global Student Challenge 2011 at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Read more...
Ethanol mandate means corn demand less responsive to price
Federal law that helped jump-start the ethanol industry in the United States also is shifting normal supply-and-demand forces within commodities markets, says a Purdue agricultural economist. Read more...
Indiana produce unlikely ready for July 4 holiday celebrations
After months of wet weather, Purdue Extension experts say melons, sweet corn and other Indiana-grown produce may not be ready for Independence Day barbecues. Read more...
Miss Purdue places in Miss Indiana pageant
Miss Purdue, MerrieBeth Cox, was named third runner-up Saturday (June 25) at the 2011 Miss Indiana pageant in Zionsville. Read more...
Athletics presents year in review on website
Purdue Athletics offers a review of 2010-11, including program recaps, photos, final records and rankings, at www.purduesports.com.
BTN set to feature Boilermakers today
Today (June 30) marks the second of three Purdue days on the Big Ten Network for the summer of 2011, featuring an entire day's worth of
content on the Boilermakers. The day includes the premiere of an episode of BTN's award-winning show "The Journey," featuring 2011 NBA
draft picks JaJuan Johnson and E'Twaun Moore, at 8 p.m. Read more...
For more information on Purdue sports, go to www.purduesports.com.
• This week's events
• Events for the next four weeks
• Public invited to tour Purdue's solar house Saturday
• Beauty of butterflies to be shown at annual Encounter
• Free camp in Indianapolis to highlight aviation careers, activities