August 18, 2011
In the spotlight
Campus breathing easier one year after going smoke-free
One year after implementation, Purdue’s smoke-free policy for its West Lafayette campus is already helping to create a healthier environment for faculty, staff, students and visitors.
The policy, which took effect July 1, 2010, limits smoking to 22 approved locations. Smoking is prohibited elsewhere on campus and in Purdue vehicles.
"The reaction from the campus community has been very positive," says Carol Shelby, senior director of environmental health and public safety. Read more...
Featured News for Employees
Memo: Religious observances and diversity
Periods of religious observances may create sensitive situations for some students and staff in regard to coursework and University events. This memo from Alysa Christmas Rollock, vice president for ethics and compliance, speaks to those situations and the University's commitment to diversity. Memo
Gold Answers offers wealth of information for Purdue campus computing, IT users
Gold Answers is a searchable online knowledge base where faculty, staff and students can find answers to IT questions. With more than 20,000 vendor- and Purdue-specific help articles, the service offers guidance ranging from campus wired and wireless network connections with laptops, smartphones or other mobile devices, to Office 2010 and much more. Read more...
Purdue Bowlermakers to meet Wednesday
The Purdue Bowlermakers women's bowling league will hold an organizational meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 24) in Stewart Center, Room 202. Read more...
Research News & Special Reports
Researchers in various studies looking for participants
Here is a list of research studies that currently are looking for participants. Read more...
Purdue, city police begin safety campaign for pedestrians and cyclists
Purdue and West Lafayette city police are once again undertaking an enforcement and educational program to improve safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists on and around campus. Read more...
Purdue degree among nation's best buys, SmartMoney says
Purdue ranks seventh nationally in SmartMoney magazine's college 'payback' survey, which quantifies the long-term value of a college education. In 2010, Purdue was ranked ninth. Read more...
Purdue Musical Organizations unveils campus, community arts series
This year Purdue Musical Organizations will present "Embrace the Sound," an arts series featuring five performances, which are free and open to the public. Read more...
Submissions for "Are You a Boilermaker?" still being taken
Purdue football's "Are You a Boilermaker?" campaign asks Boilermaker fans and athletes to share written or video responses to the question. To submit your answer or for more information on Purdue sports, go to www.purduesports.com.
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