Purdue Today.

November 30, 2022

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Faculty and Staff News

Employee feedback sought on open enrollment; survey responses due Dec. 15

Human Resources–Benefits is reminding employees and encouraging their participation in a brief, two-part survey about the recent benefits open enrollment as well as overall health and wellness offerings at the university.

Things to Know

Health care appreciation award to be paid today
Parking restrictions for upcoming home basketball games
Don’t let the stress of holiday gift giving dull your sparkle: Tips for managing stress during the holidays

Things to Do

Nominations sought for Purdue University Dreamer Award
Campus community invited to Violet Haas, Leadership in Action, and Research Project Grant awards reception

In the Spotlight


Step Inside: Purdue University Dance Marathon

In a new episode of “Step Inside,” meet three members of the Purdue University Dance Marathon (PUDM) and see what it takes to raise more than $10 million for the children and families of Riley Hospital for Children. Every fall semester, more than a thousand Purdue students commit to 18 consecutive hours of staying awake, dancing and supporting Riley families. Share the news: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn

Additional News

PFL tailgate

Purdue for Life to hold tailgate party before championship game

The Purdue for Life Foundation is hosting an official tailgate party on Saturday (Dec. 3) at the Indiana Convention Center ahead of the Big Ten Football Championship game between Purdue and Michigan. Take part in giveaways and campus traditions, enjoy a buffet menu of tailgate favorites and see Purdue Pete and members of the spirit squad and of the “All-American” Marching Band. Reserve a spot online.

Iranian Cultural Club

Daniels, Chiang meet with members of Iranian Cultural Club

President Mitch Daniels and President-elect Mung Chiang met with members of the Iranian Cultural Club on Monday (Nov. 28). The group had reached out to the President’s Office on behalf of all Iranian students, faculty and staff seeking to discuss the situation in Iran, where the ruling regime has been violently suppressing protesters and students for nearly two months. Share the news: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn


Purdue University to require SAT, ACT scores for 2024 admissions


Purdue recognized for student voter engagement


Beth Fines joins Purdue Innovation Hub as managing director

Bringing Our Best

Photo gallery: Celebrating the holiday season

The holiday season at Purdue kicked off Monday (Nov. 28) with the arrival of a 25-foot-tall Christmas tree at the Purdue Memorial Union's Great Hall. The annual ceremony for the lighting of the tree will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 30). Purdue President Mitch Daniels will light the tree. Share the news: Facebook, Twitter

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‘MitchFest’ activities include symposium focusing on free speech

As a national leader on tolerance and the freedom of expression today, Purdue will host a symposium at 6 p.m. Monday (Dec. 5) at Stewart Center’s Fowler Hall, focusing on the vital role that open debate plays in advancing a healthy culture of learning and engagement. Share the news: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn

Free speech symposium panelists

Other events

Purdue University Events Calendar

Purdue in the News

Here is a sampling of recent news reports about Purdue from media across the nation and the world.

Fox Weather: Purdue researchers make new tool to help measure salt stockpiles
Lafayette Journal & Courier: Purdue researcher’s efforts aimed at early detection of canine cancer
Inside INdiana Business, Columbus Republic: Purdue, Accenture partner on smart manufacturing
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