Stories of Purdue

gift boxHoliday Gift Guide for Boilermakers

The holiday season is here, and now is the time for gift giving. It’s always hard to find the perfect niche gift for your family members or friends who just LOVE Purdue, but now we have made it easy. Here is a list of 11 Purdue-related gifts that will put a smile on any Boilermaker's face.


Portrait of Stacey MickelbartA proven leader in communications excellence

Combining editing expertise with the persistent pursuit of engaging stories, Stacey Mickelbart (BA English ’95) helped Purdue University’s College of Agriculture launch a new magazine when she joined the Agricultural Communication team.


Portrait of Nia Hughes Expressing the art of powerful storytelling

Nia Hughes (MS Strategic Communication ’18) loves to tell stories through the written word — something she does daily.


Picture of clapping circleExplaining the sound of Purdue’s ‘clapping circle’

Purdue University’s chapter of the Acoustical Society of America can now explain the sound heard when someone claps at the noted “clapping circle” on campus.


Portrait of Jordan O'SheaMaking an impact through education

As she pursues a career in education, Jordan O’Shea follows in the footsteps of several family members, including her father.


Portrait of ZawackiA life defined by military service and academia

Jay Zawacki can look back and identify many ways in which his Purdue experience impacted the direction his life would take.


Pictures of soldiersExploring Purdue’s connection to the G.I. Bill

Did you know about Purdue’s link to the creation of the G.I. Bill?


Promoting campus safety while studying in Brazil

Isabella De Salvo Fontoura didn’t foresee spending her fall semester at home in Brazil.


Purdue Bell Tower Birthday Downloads

On Oct. 14, 2020, Purdue will mark the 25th birthday of the Purdue Bell Tower


Outside of buildingProjectX engages students to protect Purdue

As the campus community united this year to protect Purdue amid COVID-19, 310 students participated in ProjectX Safe Campus. A virtual consulting experience, the program ran for five weeks, drawing participants from across the University.


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