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  • Purdue's Housing operation is the fourth largest in the country and the largest in the U.S. with no live-in requirement for any level of student. About 30% of the student body live in the 15 housing units. Spring semester GPA for undergraduate students in residence halls and graduate houses was higher than all off-campus students, class by class.

  • The University Dining Courts received awards in 2004-05 including: Earhart Dining court - the Outstanding Design award from American School and University magazine; the Excellence in Design award from the Foodservice Consultants' Society International.

  • Ford Dining Court - the Golden Trowel award from the International Masonry Institute for Indiana/Kentucky; an Honorable Mention in the Educational Design Showcase from College Planning and Management magazine; an Honorable Mention in the annual design competition sponsored by College and University Planning.

  • The Faculty Fellow program, one of the largest faculty involvement programs in the country, involves 170 faculty and staff volunteers in the undergraduate residence halls.

  • Over 8,200 residential life programs were offered to University Residences students during the academic year 2004-05.

  • Residence Hall Council has 27 elected hall officers serving as a liaison between students and administrators. Eleven halls have an independent student organization with an annual budget in excess of $25,000. The clubs provide recreational, academic, and athletic program activities within each hall.

  • With 6,025 seats, Elliot Hall of Music is one of the largest proscenium theaters in the world.

  • Hall of Music Productions received a Platinum award (Best in Show) for its production Thank-you: A Tribute to Bishop Woodie White and Gold award fo its production 2005 Purdue Football Season Highlights at the 9th annual Aurora Awards (for achievement in the film and video industry), Two Gold Tellys (for outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs) were awarded to the Hall of Music Productions for The Joe Tiller Show opener and for men's basketball graphics 2004-2005. A Silver Addy (for creative excellence in Advertising and Marketing) was awarded to the Hall of Music Productions for its It's Happening Here production.

  • In collaboration with IDIS - Film Studies in the Coillege of Liberal Arts, the Hall of Music Productions teaches three courses in video production during the academic year.

  • The Union Club Hotel, with 192 rooms, is the largest in the Lafayette-West Lafayette area and has been in operation since 1929. In fiscal year 2004-2005, 40,799 room nights were occupied in the hotel.

  • There were 18,651 events held in the Purdue Memorial Union and Stewart Center. PMU Banquet services catered to 3,940 events during the 2004-05 fiscal year. The food service venues in the Purdue Memorial Union served 1,355,839 customers, with $5,014,540 in sales during the 2004-05 fiscal year.

  • In the 2004-05 academic year, the Purdue Student Union Board sponsored 135 programs and 189 activities with 52,938 in attendance.

  • The PMU Recreation Center had 97,000 games of bowling and over 10,500 hours of billiards played.

  • Brian Van Horn (from Food Stores) was recognized by the Indianapolis Black Chamber of Commerce for his work in promoting minority vendors with Purdue. Food Stores hosted interactive educational programs involving 4-H youth, Foods and Nutrition Interns, and the College of Engineering.

  • HFS Marketing received an Addy Award from the Lafayette chapter of Advertising and Marketing Professionals for the Promoting Unity Through Diversity logo.

  • The BCC Cultural Art Series profiles prominent individuals who have contributed extensively to human rights, business, and education. Of all BCC respondents, 97% rate BCC Cultural Arts Series programs as excellent or good.

Source: Housing and Food Services Business Office


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