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June 28, 2012

In the spotlight

Momentum Makers: Kerry Ticen

Momentum Makers: Kerry Ticen

Purdue graduate Kerry Ticen describes his job as the customer service representative for Materials Management and Distribution in Service Enterprises as his dream occupation. Find out about Ticen's work at the Momentum Makers website.

* To offer ideas or suggestions for future editions of "Momentum Makers," contact Amanda Hamon at or 49-61325.


Featured News for Employees

Heat advisory includes Purdue campus,
surrounding counties

Purdue health and safety officials are urging employees and visitors to campus to use caution during the next few days as Tippecanoe and surrounding counties will be under a heat advisory.

Fireworks danger heightened by drought conditions

The hot, dry conditions Indiana is experiencing this summer make fireworks especially hazardous. Dry grasses, forests and fields are especially combustible because of the drought conditions across Indiana, said Steve Creech, a retired state fire coordinator and lecturer for Purdue University's Department for Forestry and Natural Resources. Read more...

University policy update

The Executive Policy Review Group (EPRG) took action on two system-wide policies at its June meeting. Read more...

University and EMC bringing massive data storage to students and faculty

For college students, where to put their digital stuff, including materials developed through their academic careers, their many favorite photos, and a multitude of other digital files, can be a problem. It's an even bigger problem for researchers and instructors who may have enormous data files that need to be managed, curated and analyzed. A new service at Purdue, however, called BoilerBackpack, will give students, faculty and staff 100 gigabytes of personal storage.

UBorrow increases access to and availability of books

Purdue University Libraries, as a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), is implementing a federated catalog and direct consortial borrowing service known as UBorrow.

Report focuses on quality of Purdue's drinking water

By law, Purdue Water Works is required to inform its customers of the quality of drinking water on campus. Purdue Water Works is pleased to report that the drinking water not only meets but exceeds the standards established by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

WorkLife Programs provides supervisory resources, training

Human Resources WorkLife Programs is making an electronic newsletter geared toward supervisors available to the University community. Read more...

ACE application deadline extended to July 16

The Accomplished Clerical Excellence program is accepting applications through July 16 from those interested in enhancing clerical knowledge, skills and abilities. Read more...

CSSAC sponsoring Purdue Days at Indiana Beach

Purdue Days at Indiana Beach will be July 14-15. Sponsored by the Clerical and Service Staff Advisory Committee (CSSAC) and its Purdue Employees Activities Program subcommittee, the event is open to all Purdue staff, faculty, retirees and their immediate families. Read more...

Purdue Today schedule change

Purdue Today will reduce its publishing schedule during the week of the July Fourth holiday. It will be published July 2 and then will resume publishing twice each week beginning on July 9.  


Interim chancellor named at IPFW

Walter J. Branson, current vice chancellor for financial affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), has been named interim chancellor for the time period July 1 to Aug. 31.


General News

Team USA selected from competition at Purdue for International Biology Olympiad in Singapore

High school students from California, Delaware and New Jersey have been announced by the Center for Excellence in Education to represent Team USA 2012 at the International Biology Olympiad in Singapore from July 8-15. Read more...

Update: Summer campus tree care

With summer progressing, the Grounds Department will continue to implement its campus tree care plan, which includes removing ailing or hazardous trees and planting new trees, when weather conditions are favorable. Read more...

Drought could cost farmers with future delivery contracts

Drought conditions could hit Indiana farmers in the pocketbook in more ways than one, Purdue Extension agricultural economist Chris Hurt says. Read more...

Purdue workshop prepares high school teachers, students for global synthetic biology competition

Thanks to biotechnology and biological engineering professors at Purdue, several high school students and their teachers are better prepared for this week's International Genetically Engineered Machines competition on synthetic biology research. Read more...

Mexican voters' take on 'good old days' will be key in presidential elections

Many voters in Mexico's July 1 presidential election are likely to take a trip down memory lane when considering whether to support the incumbent party or the newly renovated old party, says a Purdue expert. Read more...


Research News & Special Reports

Researchers in various studies looking for participants

Here is a list of research studies that currently are looking for participants. Read more...


Purdue Sports

Four Purdue baseball players earn regional honors

Highlighted by a region-high three First Team honorees, four Purdue players -- including four-time All-American Kevin Plawecki -- have been named to the All-Mideast Region teams selected by the American Baseball Coaches Association. Read more...
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