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March 2, 2012

In the spotlight

Stratton portrait

Purdue president donates papers during Stratton portrait unveiling

Purdue Libraries on Thursday (March 1) celebrated Women's History Month by honoring a piece of the University's past and a slice of its present. A portrait of Dorothy Stratton, Purdue's first full-time dean of women who went on to become the first female commissioned officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, was unveiled. At the same time, the University's first female president and NASA's first female chief scientist, France A. Córdova, donated a selection of papers from her time as the University's leader. Read more...

* A Women's History Month feature on Dorothy Stratton is available here.

* Today's profile for Women's History Month is Alice Pawley, assistant professor of engineering education. Read more

* Purdue will honor the Distinguished Women Scholars Class of 2012 at a ceremony today. Read more


Featured News for Employees

To faculty and staff: Severe weather procedures

This memo from Carol Shelby, senior director of environmental health and public safety, details the severe weather procedures on and around the West Lafayette campus. Memo ...

Focus Awards for disability advocacy presented

Purdue's 12th annual Focus Awards shined the spotlight on five recipients for their outstanding contributions to furthering the University's commitment to disability accessibility and disability diversity. Read more ...


General News

College students make the grade with new Good Samaritan bill

College students combined partnership, patience and persistence to produce a Good Samaritan bill that unanimously passed the General Assembly. It is now headed to Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels. Read more...

Purdue Sports

Women's basketball to begin Big Ten Tournament play

Around 8:30 tonight, the Purdue women's basketball team will play Michigan State as part of the Big Ten Tournament. Read more...

Big Ten Wrestling Championships here this weekend

Purdue will host the Big Ten Wrestling Championships on Saturday and Sunday at Mackey Arena. The Big Ten, annually a top conference in the sport, has six of the top 10 and nine of the top 25 teams in the nation. Details of session schedules, tickets and Big Ten Network coverage online and on live television are at Tournament Central.

Fogle, Roth and Sheets to represent Boilermakers at NCAA Championships

Three Purdue women's swimmers have been selected to compete in the 2012 NCAA Championships, including two who will be making the second appearances of their careers. Read more ....
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History Month

Determination. Compassion. Perseverance. These are qualities that create role models out of mothers, mentors and leaders. They set the pace for future generations. Inspiring other women to pursue their passions. Reach their goals. Make a difference. Just like these women who have made their mark at Purdue -- and on the world around us.

Alice Pawley
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