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November 7, 2007


Work requests to be accepted via e-mail during Nov. 9 OnePurdue shutdown

While SAP (OnePurdue system) is down for required maintenance on Friday, Nov. 9, the Work Request Center will be accepting work orders from customers. More

New Ismail Center program offers Web-based fitness plan

Exercise suited to an individual's health, schedule and location is the focus of a new pilot program of Purdue's Ismail Center. More

United Way drive on brink of victory

Six areas have exceeded their goals for the 2007 Purdue United Way Campaign. And with a week to go, the campaign stands at nearly 96 percent of the $720,000 goal. More


To Purdue community: Requesting nominations for Dreamer Award

This memo is from Alysa Christmas Rollock, vice president for human relations. Memo


Purdue survey: Risky drinking down among students

A Purdue program established with the help of a federal grant may be having an effect on drinking among students.n Results from a survey taken in spring 2007 suggest that slightly fewer students are engaging in risky drinking behaviors. Results were compared to survey data collected in 2006. More

Purdue seeks entrants for life sciences business plan competitors

Alan H. Rebar
Purdue is seeking entrants for a business plan competition that will award a total of $174,000 in cash and business services for startup companies looking to market their products or services in life sciences, biotechnology and biomedicine.

Teams must submit an e-mail entry form and executive summary by Monday (Nov. 12) to enter the fifth annual Purdue University Life Sciences Business Plan Competition. The event takes place on Feb. 28, 2008. More


Go ahead, have pie (or gravy) during holidays, expert says

A Purdue expert says people who try to deprive themselves of their favorite foods during the holiday season to avoid weight gain are setting themselves up for failure.

"Deprivation doesn't work," says Laura Palmer, a Cooperative Extension Service specialist in foods and nutrition and a registered dietitian. "Usually, people will cave in later and end up overeating." More

Undergrads to visit graduate instructor who lives at retirement center

About 50 Purdue undergraduate students who are curious about the life of a graduate student living at a retirement center will visit the woman and her roommates on Nov. 8. More

Hospitality, tourism management students to learn master wine skills

Thirty Purdue students will learn the finer points of selecting wine from three world-class wine experts in an intensive two-day program Thursday and Friday (Nov. 8 and 9) at the Holiday Inn Select, Lafayette. More


Events today at Purdue

Here is a list of events happening Nov. 7 at the West Lafayette campus. More

Events this week

Here is a list of events happening Nov. 5-11 at the West Lafayette campus. More

Mississippi poet to perform Nov. 8

Mississippi writer and poet Sterling Plumpp will present his works based on blues and jazz rhythm at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 in Room 214, Stewart Center. More

Purdue Student Union Board to pay tribute to veterans

A pair of pilots who survived being shot down and captured will be among the speakers at a Veterans Day ceremony Friday (Nov. 9) at Purdue Memorial Union. More

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