Stories of Purdue

Grill like a champion

With July 4 fast approaching, Americans will be firing up their grills to celebrate the season. From novices to experts, anyone can enjoy grilling.


Helping ‘SNL’ entertain a quarantined nation

When most TV shows halted production this spring amid COVID-19, Jack Klink (2015, film and video studies) seized the opportunity to edit segments for three at-home “Saturday Night Live” episodes.


Purdue named a ‘best college’ for LGBTQ+ students

A new top rating reaffirms Purdue University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, placing Purdue among the nation’s top 20 best colleges for LGBTQ+ students.


Randy Eckman: The pursuit of Orion’s first giant leap

Randy Eckman (2013, aeronautics and astronautics) first teamed with NASA as an undergraduate, when he landed a cooperative education opportunity there in 2009.


Rhoygnette Webb left a lasting legacy at Purdue

Adriana Harmeyer, Purdue’s archivist for University history, recently identified Rhoygnette Webb as the first female African American student at Purdue.


Learn about Purdue Employee Pride

Purdue Employee Pride (PEP) is an employee organization established in 2018 by and for LGBTQ+ faculty, staff and graduate students and supported by the Office of the Provost. PEP offers monthly Lunch and Learn events, social activities, networking opportunities and resources.


Meet Brady TwoBears Jr.

Meet Brady TwoBears Jr., a senior studying Natural Resources and Environmental Science at Purdue.


Meet Talia Broekers

Meet Talia Broekers, a May 2020 graduate in Nursing.


Meet Jaya Jain

Meet Jaya Jain, a senior studying Learning Sciences Education at Purdue.


Meet Joshua Henderson 

Meet Joshua Henderson, a senior studying Social Studies Education.


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