May 7, 2012
In the spotlight
This week, Purdue Today will focus on the key events and initiatives that have taken place during France A. Córdova's administration.
During her presidency, France A. Córdova has overseen a strategic plan that emphasizes student success, research deliverables and global engagement; led Purdue to record levels of research funding, reputational rankings and student retention rates; and guided the expansion of Purdue's role as a top research institution on the global stage. Highlights from 2007-08 include:
• Córdova welcomes 16 of Purdue's astronaut alumni for the dedication of Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering, hailing the new $53.2 million building as a gateway to engineering research and education.
• Córdova launches a $304 million scholarship campaign called Access & Success.
• Trustees adopt a six-year strategic plan called New Synergies.
More from 2007 and 2008.
• Retrospective video
• Photo slideshow
• President Córdova's website
Featured News for Employees
Session on using iBook Author offered by Liberal Arts
The College of Liberal Arts invites anyone at the West Lafayette campus to attend an Apple iBook Author Training Class on Thursday (May 10). The class, designed to assist those who teach, is free and will be led by an Apple representative. Read more...
Removal of abandoned bicycles begins today
The Physical Facilities Grounds Department has finished placing tags on all bicycles that appear to be abandoned and/or damaged and will begin removing them from their current locations today (May 7). Those who keep a bicycle on campus should check their bike to be sure it was not marked for removal. Read more...
Family Caregiver Fair set to take place Tuesday
For those balancing the responsibilities of work and caregiving for an aging, disabled or chronically ill relative or friend, Human Resources WorkLife Programs is sponsoring the eighth annual Family Caregiver Fair on Tuesday (May 8). Read more...
WorkLife offerings to cover nutrition, stress management, prevention and more
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...
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.
College students make the grade with new Good Samaritan bill
College students combined partnership, patience and persistence to produce a Good Samaritan bill that unanimously passed the General Assembly and on Friday (May 4) was signed by Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels during a ceremony in his office at the Statehouse. Read more...
Prof: President's use of Bin Laden anniversary sets campaign tone
President Barack Obama, like his presidential predecessors, is making the best use of the opportunity to travel to Afghanistan and mark the anniversary of Osama Bin Laden's death while reshaping public perception about the Republican Party's leadership in foreign policy, says a Purdue public opinion expert. Read more...
Links between animal health and food safety studied
The head of Purdue's Department of Animal Sciences was on a team of experts that examined the relationship between the health of agricultural animals and consumers' increasing demand for safe food. The report will be released today (May 7) in Washington, D.C. Read more...
Diane Rehm to join WBAA for 90th anniversary events
WBAA Public Radio invites the public to join Diane Rehm in a celebration of its 90th anniversary. Rehm, executive producer and host of the "Diane Rehm Show," will be WBAA's guest of honor for a gala dinner May 17 and a Women's Leadership Breakfast on May 18, both in the Purdue Memorial Union ballrooms. Read more...
Appointments, honors and activities
Here is a list of recent appointments and honors for faculty, staff and students. Read more...
Football season ticket deadline extended
Due to an unexpected delay in many fans' receipt of their 2012 Purdue football season ticket renewal application, Purdue Athletics has extended the renewal deadline from May 14 to June 6. Read more...
For more information on Purdue sports, go to www.purduesports.com.
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