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

October 2021 - Provost's Web Letter

Provost Jay Akridge

“It is this relentless pursuit of ‘beginnings,’ answers, new and better ways that,
ultimately, will enhance the excellence and impact that is Purdue.”

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Shanita D. Starks and Alex Pettigrew

Early academic outreach counselors hope to attract Black and Minority Boilermakers

Creating awareness and sharing the Purdue story with prospective Black and Minority students from Indiana is the job of two new outreach counselors. Meet Shanita Starks and Alex Pettigrew.

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Hundreds gather over Homecoming weekend to honor Purdue’s Parker sisters

View the moving documentary and story of the newly named Winifred and Frieda Parker residence halls.

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Campus celebrates LGBTQ Center’s 10 years at Purdue

Campus celebrates LGBTQ Center’s 10 years at Purdue

Heading into its 10th year, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Center at Purdue is celebrating with a year of activities and pride.

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Purdue launches program to improve grant proposals, address societal needs

Purdue’s newest professional development opportunity— the Societal Impact Fellows program— is arming Purdue faculty and staff with the training and tools to do just that.

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Trustees ratify named and distinguished professors

Earlier this month, the Purdue Trustees ratified three named professorships and one distinguished professor.

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Purdue United Way nearly half-way to goal

Purdue United Way nearly half-way to goal

Purdue campaign chair, Steve Abel, associate provost for Engagement, shares the latest campaign results and encourages all faculty and staff to carefully consider giving to this important cause.

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New leadership for undergraduate academic advising named

Jenna Rickus, vice provost for teaching and learning, has announced that Jeff Elliott is joining Purdue as the executive director of University Undergraduate Academic Advising.

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Provost’s office announces creation of a classroom master plan

To support the University’s world-class educational environment, enrollment growth, and the Purdue Next Moves Transformative Education 2.0 Initiative, the Office of the Provost is embarking on a campus-wide classroom master plan.

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Libraries committed to open scholarship through open opportunities

This week Purdue University is joining scholarly communities around the globe in celebrating International Open Access Week.

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Transformative Education 2.0 Conversation Recap

Earlier this month, Jay Akridge, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and diversity, hosted a second campus-wide virtual conversation about Transformative Education. The ‘Conversation’ video is now available.

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Protect Purdue updates, faculty survey and resources

Protect Purdue updates, faculty survey and resources

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

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