December 6, 2013
In the Spotlight
When Purdue's graduation candidates cross the stage in Elliott Hall of Music on Dec. 15, their commencement ceremonies will involve traditions that are nearly as old as the University itself. Highlights of Purdue regalia include the mace (shown), the official seal, the presidential medallion and banners.
This winter's commencement ceremonies will take place at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 15 in Elliott Hall of Music. Tickets are required for attendees.
Faculty and staff news
Reader feedback sought on Purdue Today
In the spirit of continuous improvement, the Purdue Today staff is inviting its readers to participate in a survey about the daily e-newsletter. Invitations to take the survey were sent in November, and a reminder will be sent Monday (Dec. 9) to those who have not completed the survey. The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes.
The Center for Healthy Living will provide flu shots at Stewart Center on a walk-in basis today (Dec. 6). Flu shots will be available to eligible groups at no charge from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Stewart Center, Room 306.
The minutes for the Nov. 18 University Senate meeting are available here.
The Barbara Cook Chapter of Mortar Board is seeking high-potential undergraduate students to attend this year's Mortar Board Leadership Conference on Jan. 25. Faculty and staff are asked to nominate current and emerging leaders.
Purdue Today schedule for semester break
Purdue Today will reduce its publishing schedule during semester break. It will be published daily through today (Dec. 6), and then Dec. 9, 12 and 16. In the new year, Purdue Today will publish Jan. 6 and 9 before returning to the daily schedule on Jan. 13.
Purdue University North Central has received a $1 million donation to its Student Services and Activities Complex fundraising effort.
Krannert School of Management is organizing short-term study abroad trips in March to Brazil and Chile for Purdue graduate students.
The Department of Nutrition Science is looking for clients to participate in the nutrition, fitness and health program to be offered in the spring 2014 semester.
Purdue's chief information security officer says cyber scams increase as individuals turn to online shopping to save time and money during the busy holiday season. The FBI offers tips and best practices to help consumers protect their personal information.
Purdue's Online Writing Lab has tips for people writing their annual holiday letter or those trying to pen one for the first time.
Nigeria's minister for agriculture, Akinwumi Adesina, is the 2013 recipient of the Forbes Africa Person of the Year Award for his work in creating opportunities for his nation's farmers to prosper in agriculture. Adesina earned a master's degree in 1985 and a doctorate in 1988 in Purdue's Department of Agricultural Economics.
A team of four computer and information technology graduate students recently won high honors in the international 2013 Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) Digital Forensics Challenge.
For more information on Purdue sports, go to www.purduesports.com.