Purdue will be looking for a new executive vice president and treasurer.
Al Diaz has held that post since July 2009.
He has accepted the job of treasurer and chief financial officer at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia.
The independent Catholic university enrolls nearly 3,700 students.
Diaz will take over at Marymount June 1st.
Purdue’s provost is leaving the university to become the next president of Virginia Tech.
The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors selected Tim Sands as the university’s next president at a meeting this afternoon.
His start date on the Blacksburg, Virginia, campus is June 1st.
Virginia Tech is a land-grant institution with a student enrollment of more than 31,000.
Sands will replace current president Charles Steger, who will be stepping down after 14 years in the position.
Tippecanoe County Commissioners have approved rezoning property around the future intersection of U.S. 231 and Cumberland Avenue.
The roughly 68.6 acres will go from a Residential to a General Business designation. There are two parcels – 23 acres sit west of 231, while the other 45 acres are east of the highway.
The principal of Southwestern Middle School says had students been in the building when last week’s tornadoes hit, all likely would have been safe.
Karen Smith says despite the destruction to the gymnasium and other areas of the building, the places where students and staff shelter during severe weather remain intact.
She credits the Tippecanoe Emergency Management Agency for helping develop a strong safety plan.
Smith says TEMA director Smokey Anderson toured the building in April and identified the best locations to secure people during a weather emergency.
Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) is donating his pay earned during the government shutdown in October to food banks across the state. The $5,000 was split evenly among ten organizations.
He visited Food Finders Food Bank in Lafayette Monday evening to make the donation and help sort some canned goods.
“The work being done here is so important for our families,” he says. “That everybody has a chance to get good nutrition, have something to eat. It reaches the whole region.”
Two Tippecanoe School Corporation schools are preparing to open in alternative locations Monday and teachers and administrators are asking for the public’s help.
Southwestern Middle and Mintonye Elementary schools were severely damaged in Sunday’s storms.
TSC officials say it will be six months to a year before the buildings will be usable.
In the meantime, pre-kindergarten through sixth graders will be moving into space at First Assembly Community Ministries on Beck Lane.
Seventh and Eighth graders will occupy a wing at Wea Ridge Middle School.
The executive director of the United Way of Greater Lafayette is urging people to dig deep and help the organization meet its annual fundraising goal.
The campaign wraps up tomorrow evening, and Taylor says they are facing a 150-thousand dollar shortfall.
He says that would be challenging for the 23 area nonprofits the money helps fund.
A victory celebration is scheduled for 5pm tomorrow at the Historic Lahr Atrium in downtown Lafayette.
An emergency declaration will allow the Tippecanoe School Corporation move forward quickly with clean up and damage assessment at Southwestern Middle and Mintonye Elementary schools.
The district’s Board of Trustees approved the measure yesterday.
Superintendent Scott Hanback says it will allow TSC to secure agreements with contractors without having to go through the lengthy bid process.
He says it will be six months to a year before either school is usable again.
The Tippecanoe School Corporation is finalizing contingency plans for Southwestern Middle and Mintonye Elementary school students to continue classes beginning Monday.
The district will use space available at First Assembly Community Ministries on Beck Lane to temporarily house students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade.
Seventh and eighth graders will be sent to Wea Ridge Middle School.
TSC Spokesperson Sue Scott says based on the damage, preliminary estimates are that Southwestern and Mintonye will be closed for six months to a year.
The Purdue University Senate has adopted a resolution opposing a ban on gay marriage.
Members voted yesterday to oppose House Joint Resolution-6.
The University Senate measure states the amendment is "contrary to the values and policies" of the university and would hurt employee recruitment and retention efforts.
It does not urge the Purdue Board of Trustees to take a stand on the issue.
The University Senate also does not have the authority to join Freedom Indiana, a coalition of businesses and organizations campaigning against HJR-6.