August 1, 2011
In the spotlight
A message from President Córdova
August always brings new energy and excitement to our Purdue campuses as we begin to welcome students for the fall semester. Our returning students soon will get back into the daily routine of campus life, and our class of first-year students will adjust to the challenges that go along with entering this new phase in their lives. Read more...
5 Students Who are New Boilermakers
Remember when being a college freshman meant you were just beginning your academic quest? Exploring interests. Determining your strengths. Well, for these five incoming freshmen, they seem to have it all (well, maybe not all!) figured out. Already they are researchers, intellectuals, leaders. Read more...
Featured News for Employees
Transportation Service moving facilities, launching new combined website
The Harrison Street facility that currently houses Purdue's Transportation Service will be removed to accommodate the roadwork for two major highway construction projects, the relocation of U.S. 231 and the creation of a perimeter parkway around campus. Read more...
ITaP research, library computers down during Aug. 5-17 for building
Major ITaP research computing systems will be shut down at 5 p.m. Friday (Aug 5) until Aug. 17 to complete power and cooling upgrades at the Mathematical Sciences Building. In addition, Purdue Libraries' catalog, database, electronic journal and other systems housed in MATH will be offline from 5 p.m. Friday to early Aug. 8, and from 5 p.m. Aug. 12 through the evening of Aug. 14. Read more...
Equal Access/Equal Opportunity briefings scheduled for faculty, staff
The Office of Institutional Equity will hold Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act briefings for faculty and staff on Aug. 11. Read more...
Staff & Student Bowling League to organize Aug. 15
The Purdue University Staff & Student Bowling League is inviting new members to join in the league's 74th year starting with fall semester Aug. 22. 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.
Students experience agriculture, business, research at their farm
A new farm at Purdue is providing practical experience to students who are learning not only how to grow vegetables, but also how to manage a small business and conduct research. Read more...
Appointments, honors and activities
Here is a list of recent appointments and honors for faculty, staff and students. Read more...
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