August 15, 2011
Purdue offers thoughts, support to those affected by
President France A. Córdova and the Purdue University community offer their heartfelt thoughts and support to all those affected by the tragic accident on Saturday night at the Indiana State Fair. "Purdue has extremely close ties and connections to the Indiana State Fair," Córdova said. Read more...
Indiana State Fair tragedy
In the spotlight
Purdue Day at the
Purdue is a key partner with the Indiana State Fair in many ways, sharing both in the pain of Saturday night's tragedy and the efforts to recover and move forward. In recent years, Purdue has visited the fair in a big way with Purdue Day at the State Fair, which focuses on presenting the many ways Purdue contributes to the life and economy of Indiana -- from Extension to talented graduates to laboratory discoveries to jobs across the state. This year, Purdue Day was Friday (Aug. 12), and a photo gallery from the day is here.
Featured News for Employees
Purdue to test emergency sirens today
The West Lafayette campus will test its all-hazards outdoor emergency warning sirens at 3:30 p.m. today (Aug. 15) in conjunction with Boiler Gold Rush, the University's orientation program for new students, says Ron Wright, director of campus emergency preparedness and planning. Read more...
Fidelity offers resources to help navigate a volatile stock market
Fidelity is providing a number of resources to help Purdue faculty and staff who may have questions or concerns about the current activity of the stock market. Read more...
Nominations for Purdue's Hovde Award are sought
Nominations are being accepted for this year's Frederick L. Hovde Award of Excellence, given annually to a Purdue staff member with an outstanding record of educational service to rural Indiana. 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.
Tippets appointed to oversee Purdue student access, success programs
Jared Tippets, an assistant dean of students at the University of Kentucky, has been named director of Purdue's Student Access, Transition and Success programs (SATS) and is scheduled to begin Aug. 29. Read more...
2 receive Women in Agriculture awards at state fair
Purdue Extension gave special recognition to two women at the Indiana State Fair on Friday (Aug. 12) by presenting them with Women in Agriculture awards for their career-long achievements and leadership. Read more...
New students take first step toward academic success with orientation program
About 5,300 new students are participating in Purdue's Boiler Gold Rush student orientation program through Friday (Aug. 19). Read more...
Indiana expected to come up short again in corn, soybeans
Delayed planting of crops in Indiana in the spring because of rain followed by a prolonged dry spell this summer is likely to result in what farmers and economists already expected: Indiana farmers won't produce as much corn and soybeans as they had hoped for the second consecutive year. Read more...
First preview for volleyball
The Boilermaker volleyball team introduced itself to the public on Sunday (Aug. 14) with an open scrimmage. Head coach Dave Shondell and two players offered post-scrimmage comments on video. Another scrimmage is set for 2 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 20). Read more...
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