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n Housing and Food Services maintains and operates just over n Purdue Dining & Catering served just over 3.9 million dining n Last year Hall of Music Productions produced just under 1,200
  5.5 million gross square feet of buildings, or 30% of the total   court meals and its retail venues posted another 2.3 million   events for the University, many at non-traditional venues across
  space on the West Lafayette campus.   guest transactions.   the West Lafayette campus. Its top five clients are Intercollegiate
          Athletics, Purdue Convocations, Purdue Extended Campus-
n Housing and Food Services operational units n The Union Club Hotel, with 192 rooms, is the largest hotel in the   Conference Division, Purdue Musical Organizations, and the
  had 1,415,775 welcome page visits.   greater Lafayette area.  In 2012-13, 42,176 room nights were   Registrar's Office.
      occupied. During the spring semester, 50 HTM students enrolled in    
n University Residences is one of the largest housing operations in   HTM 181 - Introduction to Lodging Management were also n In collaboration with Film and Video Studies in the College of
  the country with no live-in requirement for students at any point in   enrolled in the inaugural HTM 181 Lab course. Each student   Liberal Arts, Hall of Music Productions teaches eight courses in
  their education. This year, 92% of beginning students voluntarily   spent 21 hours experiencing operations and working with   video production with an enrollment of just under 300 students
  chose to live in University Residences, and 29% of the total   employees at the Union Club Hotel Front Desk, in the Hotel   and oversees a program providing approximately 5,000 hours
  student body lives in the 15 housing units.   Reservations Office, in Hotel Housekeeping, in the Union Laundry   of experiential learning opportunities.
      and in the Union Business Office for this academic collaboration.    
n University Residences collaborated with various academic areas     n In the past academic year, the Purdue Student Union Board
  in offering 38 learning communities for 945 students. In addition, n Purdue Memorial Union Catering and Events booked and   sponsored 144 events with over 36,000 students in attendance.
  the new Honors College has 555 students, with 537 living   coordinated a total of 16,635 events, of which 13,988 were    
  on campus.   held in the Purdue Memorial Union and Stewart Center. n The Union Rack and Roll Bowling Center had over 93,000 games
      These events consisted of conferences, student organization   bowled and 8,100 hours of billiards played, while sponsoring a
n Over 5,300 residential life educational programs were offered   meetings, career fairs, dances, community events, wedding   for-credit bowling class that averages 300 students per semester.
  in University Residences last year, providing a total of almost   receptions, and academic, administrative, private and corporate    
  205,000 meaningful contact hours for the attendees.   functions. We catered 4,101 events--1,508 of which occurred n University Residences Marketing and Communications received
      outside the Union and Stewart Center. The department sponsors   Silver Addy Awards from the American Advertising Federation
n Purdue Dining & Catering sponsored over 30 internships.   three student internships annually and employs over 125   of North Central Indiana for production of Harrison Hall welcome
  These integrated learning opportunities with the Departments   students across all disciplines and cultures.   signage and Residential Life’s "Unite" program logo. University
  of Foods & Nutrition, Industrial Engineering and Hospitality       Residences was also honored with the Mosaic Award (Promoting
  & Tourism Management provided education and life skills n University Residences Conference Services collaborates with   diversity in advertising) the Unite logo design. Purdue Memorial
  for students.   Purdue Extended Campus to offer housing and dining options   Union Marketing and Communications received a Silver and Gold
      to just fewer than 50 conference groups each summer. Sixty-five   ADDY Award for the Taste of the Union logo; Gold ADDY awards
n Purdue Dining & Catering was awarded the 2013 NACUFS   additional programs are coordinated directly with URCS for   for the Sagamore Fall Wine Dinner, Coffee Tasting at Starbucks,
  Gold Sustainability Award for reusing discarded food after meals   various academic units and intercollegiate athletics.  In total,   and LaSalsa Vinyl Graphic Concept; and Platinum Awards for
  to create methane gas, which provides 15% of the electricity   more than 14,500 guests stay in our residence halls each summer.   PSUB Dance Fever and Sagamore Easter Brunch.
  needed for the West Lafayette wastewater treatment plant.        


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