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5:58 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Search committee seeking feedback on provost candidates

The search committee in charge of choosing a new provost for Purdue is seeking feedback on the three finalists who were on campus this month.

The candidates are Christine Maziar from the University of Notre Dame, Debasish Dutta of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Cato Laurencin from the University of Connecticut.

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Arts & Culture
8:27 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Touchdown: A Conversation with Purdue's astronaut alumni

Astronaut Alumni Public Forum took place April 12, 2014 on the Elliott Hall of Music Stage

Join WBAA, AM920, public radio from Purdue, for a one-hour special public affairs presentation "A Conversation with Our Astronauts," at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday (April 22) on AM 920 and www.wbaa.org. The highly anticipated forum was recorded April 12th at Elliott Hall of music and hosted by Purdue President Mitch Daniels.  You may listen to the podcast here.

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General News
3:33 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

WBAA announces a News Director

Following a national search, WBAA has selected Stan Jastrzebski as News Director.  Jastrzebski is currently News Director for WFSU in Tallahassee, Florida.  He begins work at WBAA April 28, 2014.

WBAA General Manager Mike Savage says he is thrilled to have Jastrzebski as part of the station’s news staff. “Stan is a talented journalist who understands the mission and purpose of public radio.  We are very happy have him join the team.”

Jastrzebski has 10 years of radio news experience at stations including WGN, Chicago and WFIU in Bloomington, IN.

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General News
12:34 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Final Purdue provost candidate details ideas for additional revenue

The final candidate for Purdue provost is on campus.

Dr. Cato Laurencin made a presentation to the university community this morning.

He is the chief executive officer of the Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science and director of the Institute for Regenerative Engineering, as well as being a professor at the University of Connecticut.

Laurencin says identifying alternate revenue streams is imperative considering the decline in state support.

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General News
12:27 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Changes coming for annual Hunger Hike

An annual event that raises money to help feed the hungry is undergoing some changes this year.

Due to repairs to the John T. Myers pedestrian bridge, Hunger Hike will depart from the east end of the Levee Plaza parking lot in West Lafayette instead of Riehle Plaza.

Money raised is split evenly between Food Finders Food Bank, St. Thomas Aquinas Haiti Ministry, and Lafayette Urban Ministry.

LUM executive director Joe Micon says despite nearly missing their $90,000 goal last year, a new permanent fundraising committee has set a $125,000 goal for this year.

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Arts & Culture
7:13 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

WBAA to air recording of Astronaut Alumni Public Forum

Join WBAA, AM920, public radio from Purdue, for a one-hour special public affairs presentation "A Conversation with Our Astronauts," at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday (April 22) on AM 920 and www.wbaa.org. The highly anticipated forum was recorded April 12th at Elliott Hall of music and hosted by Purdue President Mitch Daniels.

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Arts & Culture
6:37 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Nature's Storyteller: The Life of Gene Stratton-Porter

As a young girl growing up in the 1860s on a Wabash County, Indiana, farm, Geneva Grace Stratton received a wondrous gift from her father, Mark, who had noticed his daughter's love for nature and wildlife, especially the larks, cardinals, passenger pigeons, swallows, and hawks that flew overhead.  He declared that all birds on the farm belonged to her, and she was to become their protector.  "I was the friend and devoted champion of every bird that nested in the garden, on the fences, on the ground, in the bushes, in the dooryard, or in the orchard trees," she noted years earlier.

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General News
11:07 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Purdue enlisted to help in USAID global literacy effort

Christie Vilsack

Purdue could be involved in an effort to teach 100-million children around the world to read.

The United States Agency for International Development is reaching out to universities across the country to aid in this effort.

Senior advisor for international education Christie Vilsack was on the West Lafayette campus yesterday.

She says Purdue would be an ideal partner because students and faculty are already involved in research to address the world’s biggest challenges.

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General News
11:41 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Speaker links social justice with environmental sustainability

Julian Agyeman

An environmental social scientist and originator of the “just sustainability” movement will speak at Purdue next week.

Julian Agyeman is a professor at Tufts University and editor-in-chief of “Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability.”

He promotes social justice and equity as an integral element of sustainable living.

Agyeman contends how we treat each other affects and how we treat the environment.

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General News
10:03 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Daniels elected to Commission on Presidential Debates

The Commission on Presidential Debates has chosen Purdue’s president as one its new members.

In addition to Mitch Daniels, former ABC World News anchor Charles Gibson, former U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe, and former Pentagon and CIA chief Leon Panetta are among those recently elected to serve on the nonpartisan commission.

The group is charged with producing the presidential and vice presidential debates, including negotiating terms with the candidates and picking the moderators.

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