December 17, 2004
Appointments and promotions
John D. Sanderson has accepted the new position of director of development for the School of Mechanical Engineering. He was previously employed by Ivy Tech State College, Lafayette.
Heather McDonnell has been appointed associate director of research in Purdue's central development office. She was previously employed by the University of Montana Foundation's director of prospect research.
Howard Taylor will become director of recreational sports March 1. He was previously director of recreational sports at Arizona State University. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at Colorado State University and has served in recreational sports management positions at Wichita State University and Marquette University.
Faculty and staff honors
Jerry S. Rawls Hall, the recently built Krannert School of Management facility, won the BKD Build Indiana Award in the public sector, greater than $10 million category. Rawls Hall also won a Citation Award for Management Classroom and Distance Learning. The architects for Rawls Hall were Goody, Clancy & Associates of Boston and Scholer Corp. Architects-Engineers of Lafayette. The builder was Wilhelm Construction of Indianapolis.
Purdue's Writing Lab was honored this fall by the Conference on College Composition and Communication. This national association, which promotes the teaching and study of college composition, honored 11 programs with the Writing Program Certificate of Excellence. The honor acknowledges services provided by the writing lab and the professional development opportunities it offers its student staff, as well as its online version known as OWL. In 2003, OWL received 23,378,595 hits from more than 125 countries. The writing lab, housed in the Department of English, provides handouts on editing and revising, and online workshops on resumes, cover letters, Web research and research papers. Users also can e-mail questions to a tutor or call the grammar hotline at (765) 494-3723.
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