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A Web Letter from the Office of the Provost - November 2021

October 2021 - Provost's Web Letter

Provost Jay Akridge

“This time of year brings updates on nationwide college enrollments
and the news is not positive.”

Read Jay's Message Here


Shanita D. Starks and Alex Pettigrew

Center for Career Opportunities celebrates 100 years

What started as a job placement center for Purdue engineers, has grown into a full-service center for career opportunities for all students, helping them take their next giant leap.

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Students begin fulfilling Civics Literacy requirement

Beginning students are starting to complete the new Civics Literacy Proficiency graduation requirement.

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Academic “Winter Flex” term under consideration

The proposal for a new, four-week Winter Flex term over the winter break incorporates the positive elements of the original January Term proposal, while addressing the stated concerns of faculty, staff, and students.

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Steps-to-Leaps celebrates two years of impact

Steps-to-Leaps celebrates two years of impact

Launched in the fall of 2019, the Steps-to-Leaps pillars and programming supports the continuous growth of students.

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Assistant vice provost for academic initiatives announced

The Office of the Provost has announced that Catherine Golden will join Purdue as assistant vice provost for academic initiatives, beginning Wed., Dec. 8.

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Gates completes Millennium Leadership Initiative

John Gates, vice provost for diversity and inclusion, has completed the Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI), a premier leadership development program of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).

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Faculty job satisfaction survey set for next semester

Purdue will once again participate in the Harvard COACHE faculty job satisfaction survey.

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Kristina Bross Receives the 2022 Leadership in Open Access Award

Kristina Bross, associate dean in the Honors College and professor of English, is the recipient of the 2022 Leadership in Open Access Award.

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Boiler Communication honored as top student-run agency in country

Purdue’s student-run marketing and public relations agency recognized as the country’s best.

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College of Veterinary Medicine recognized as diversity champion

Purdue’s College of Veterinary Medicine is the first veterinary college to be named a Diversity Champion.

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Purdue students get real-world data learning

Purdue students get real-world data learning

Purdue students from all majors are exposed to data-learning through the Data Mine and its growing corporate partnerships.

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Butler Center “Support Circle” sessions geared toward faculty well-being

Two Butler Center sessions earlier this fall addressed faculty support and wellness. In case you couldn’t attend, the videos are now available.

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Faculty and staff wellness and mental health resources

Faculty and staff are encouraged to take advantage of the campus wellness and mental health resources

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Purdue United Way nearly half-way to goal

Protect Purdue – Semester end guidance, looking toward spring

The latest Protect Purdue updates and campus news you need to know.

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