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March 25, 2011

In the spotlight

Did You Know?:
'The Spirit of the
Land Grant College'

For 50 years, "The Spirit of the Land Grant College" mural has decorated the wall above the entrance to the Humanities, Social Science and Education Library at Purdue. The thought-provoking mural tells the story of education and the benefits of land-grant colleges. Read more...

* To offer ideas or suggestions for "Did You Know?" future editions, contact Mackenzie Greenwell at or 49-61325.


Featured News for Employees

APSAC to offer 'Servant Leadership' presentation

The Administrative and Professional Staff Advisory Committee will offer "The Case for Servant Leadership" workshop on April 21 as part of its Lovell Leadership Series. Read more...

Deadline approaching for WorkLife Programs ambassador applications

The annual WorkLife Programs ambassadors membership drive continues through April 1, and many areas are still in need of representation. The goal of the drive is to recruit WorkLife Programs ambassadors for the West Lafayette campus. The ambassadors help make a difference to create a healthy culture and promote overall health for faculty, staff and retirees. Read more...

ITaP research computers to be down March 29-31 during building upgrades

ITaP's research computing systems will be shut down beginning at 3 a.m. Tuesday (March 29), and the Coates and Rossmann cluster supercomputers could be turned off through 6 p.m. Thursday (March 31) because of an ongoing power and cooling upgrade project at the Mathematical Sciences Building. Read more...

Purdue police offer help, resources when needed

Chief John Cox of the Purdue police highlights tips and resources that help provide a safe and secure campus environment. Read more...


Research News & Special Reports

Purdue center to seek solutions to enhance global food security

Purdue has established the Center for Global Food Security to take up one of the world's most pressing challenges: getting enough food to people who need it the most today and producing enough to meet even greater demand in years to come. Read more...

Expert: Protests, democracy not always good for women's rights

Social movements, such as those currently gaining momentum in the Middle East and North Africa, can open the door for democracy, but that does not always benefit women's rights, says a Purdue sociologist. Read more...


General News

Purdue students create new products from corn and soybeans

Teams of Purdue students who developed a soy-based denture adhesive and a liquid bandage out of corn have won the top prizes in the annual Student Soybean and Corn Innovation Contests. Read more...

Purdue shows strong ranking as Recyclemania enters final weeks

Purdue is more than halfway through Recyclemania, a national eight-week recycling challenge in which more than 600 colleges and universities are reporting the most recyclable items per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables, and the least amount of trash per capita. Read more...

Purdue to be 'painted' purple for cancer awareness

During the week of March 28, purple -- the signature color of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life -- will adorn trees around campus and the Purdue home page. Read more...


Purdue Sports

Northwest complex project under way

Work on soccer and baseball facilities in the athletic complex near McCormick Road and Cherry Lane has begun, and Intercollegiate Athletics has posted a video report here.

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