November 2, 2011
In the spotlight
When Mike Loizzo's three young children hear a man's voice on the radio, often they think it's his. From reading news on air and daily reporting to copy editing and one-on-one interviews, Loizzo, news director for WBAA Public Radio, enjoys the variety of his work and the opportunity to bring information to campus, the community and even his kids.
Featured News for Employees
Final campus flu shot event to be held Friday
Seasonal flu shots on campus are offered to benefit-eligible faculty and staff, graduate staff, official Purdue retirees, and their spouses/same-sex domestic partners. Flu shot appointments are available between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 4) in Freehafer Hall, Rooms 1-1 and 1-2. Read more...
Availability date of paid time off reports changing for monthly and op/tech employees
The date that monthly and op/tech employees can view their Paid Time Off Information/Reports on
ESS (Employee Self Service) is moving to the first business day of the month. Read more...
CSSAC to offer Chicago trip in December
The Purdue Employees Activity Program, a subcommittee of the Clerical and Service Staff Advisory Committee, is sponsoring a holiday shopping trip to Chicago on Dec. 3. Read more...
Union's flexible Thanksgiving menu available for order
Enjoying Thanksgiving's delights doesn't require slaving for hours in the kitchen thanks to Dining Services at Purdue Memorial Union. The "Thanksgiving Meal Order," available through Nov. 18 for pickup Nov. 22 or 23, offers great choices to fit any situation and number. Read more...
Union Club Hotel offering discounts around Thanksgiving, year's end
The comfort and convenience of the Union Club Hotel is being offered at reduced price during the holiday periods Nov. 20-27 and Dec. 27-Jan. 2. Read more...
Information security officer shares true stories of Purdue cybercrime victims, offers a warning
Purdue's chief information security officer regularly receives requests to trace campus Internet addresses involved in cybercrimes, but some cases turn out to be more complex than they seem. During the culminating event for Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Scott Ksander, the University's information security chief, shared a story about a recent child pornography investigation to remind individuals why protecting their data and their technology is so important. Read more...
Purdue reports surge in women in first-year engineering
Purdue's College of Engineering has reported a nearly 31 percent increase in enrollment of first-year women for 2011-12 compared with a year earlier. Read more...
Purdue Research Foundation reception to honor University entrepreneurs, researchers
Fifty-nine Purdue faculty, staff and students whose discoveries received patents during the 2010-11 fiscal year will be recognized today (Nov. 2) during the Purdue Research Foundation's annual Inventors Recognition Reception. Read more...
Earley takes helm as Krannert dean
P. Christopher Earley (center) greets faculty and staff on his first day as the new dean of Purdue's Krannert School of Management. Also pictured are David Schoorman (left), associate dean of executive education, and Professor Emeritus Herb Moskowitz (right). Earley, who previously served as dean of the University of Connecticut School of Business, was also named the James Brooke Henderson Professor of Management.
Purdue police investigate missing signs, graffiti
Purdue police are investigating the theft of several signs around campus. Read more...
Holiday sales expected to be up 2-4 percent, Purdue expert says
Retail sales in the United States are expected to increase 2 percent to 4 percent this holiday season over last year, which is surprising given the state of the economy, says Richard Feinberg of the Purdue University Retail Institute. Read more...
Research News & Special Reports
Pesky ants found in Hawaii demonstrate invasive characteristics
A common pest in the mainland United States known for its tropical smell now has a tropical habitat to go along with it. Read more...
Fans to select top 12 male, top 12 female Purdue hoopsters as 'Legends Of Mackey'
The rich history and tradition of Purdue basketball has produced countless stars and superstars. But who ranks as the very best? That question will be answered, at least in the minds of Purdue fans, later this year as the University conducts an online voting contest to select the "Legends of Mackey." Read more...
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