October 31, 2011
In the spotlight
New website shines spotlight on Purdue staff
With enthusiasm, support, passion and drive, Purdue staff members move the University forward. They are Momentum Makers.
Each month, three staff members will be featured on the new Momentum Makers website, which recognizes the extraordinary efforts put forth by Purdue staff members to support and enhance the work of students, faculty and colleagues. These staff members strive to develop both professionally and personally while continuing to build a strong foundation of encouragement and assistance on campus and in the community. Meet this month's Momentum Makers -- David Tate, Terry Gilbert and Carrie Anderson -- at www.purdue.edu/momentummakers.
Featured News for Employees
Honors College task force focusing on student success and outcomes
A new task force is exploring curriculum development, recruitment, scholarships and other key aspects of Purdue's Honors College, which is expected to admit first-year students in fall 2013. Read more...
Alcohol and drug document to be distributed to all employees
Faculty and staff will receive an email Tuesday containing a link to a document with the University's comprehensive Alcohol- and Drug-Free Campus and Workplace Policy and related information. Read more...
WorkLife offerings focus on finances, stress management and nutrition
Checking out the WorkLife Programs classes coming up in the next few weeks, then registering and attending, can lead to some valuable information for one's total well-being. Read more...
Daylight saving time to affect some work shifts
Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 6), meaning campus clocks will have to "fall back" this weekend. Read more...
Event to provide insight into university Open Access policies
Purdue Libraries, with the sponsorship of the Office of the Provost, Office of the Vice President for Research, Purdue Graduate Student Government, University Libraries Committee and University Senate, is providing an informative session to discuss what an Open Access policy is and why faculty should care. 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.
Free hearing, speech and language screenings to be held at Purdue
The M.D. Steer Audiology and Speech-Language Clinics are offering free hearing, speech and language screenings on Nov. 15. Read more...
Appointments, honors and activities
Here is a list of recent appointments and honors for faculty, staff and students. Read more...
Lipsett named Athletic Trainer of the Year
Jessica Lipsett was recognized as the Athletic Trainer of the Year for the college/university division at the Indiana Athletic Trainers Association Awards Banquet in Indianapolis on Sunday. Read more...
For more information on Purdue sports, go to www.purduesports.com.
• This week's events
• Events for the next four weeks
• Writers Harvest to celebrate writing, collect food for food bank
• Doktor Kaboom! to explore entertaining possibilities of scientific exploration