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Purdue hosts Earth Day activities

Apr 22, 2013

Purdue's Earth Day activities today (Mon) will feature exhibits, games and demonstrations along with campus and community project presentations.

The activities will conclude with a lecture by retired U.S. Marines Colonel Mark Mykleby.

Mykleby served as special strategic assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from July 2009 to April 2011.

His talk, titled "Sustainability: Our National Strategic Initiative," is set for 5:30 in Forney Hall of Chemical Engineering.

Purdue to host 2nd annual Research Roundtable

Feb 18, 2013

Purdue students looking for research opportunities could be paired with existing projects at an upcoming event.

The university’s Engineering Honor Society and Society of Professional Engineers are collaborating on the second annual “Research Roundtable.”

Ryan Hom is one of the organizers and says this year’s event is bigger and more diverse.

He says students should bring business cards, resumes, and anything else they want to show to researchers.

The event is set for tomorrow morning in the Purdue Memorial Union’s North Ballroom.

Cordova delivers 'Last Lecture'

Apr 25, 2012

Purdue’s president is starting to say goodbye to the university community.

France Cordova delivered her “Last Lecture” Tuesday night at Loeb Playhouse in Stewart Center.

She talked to a crowd of mostly students about her rise to the position and goals after she steps down in July.

Cordova believes she will leave the university in a better position than when she took over five years ago.

She says the most challenging part of her presidency was managing the school during the height of the economic recession.

Purdue Dedicates Marriot Hall

Apr 17, 2012

Purdue officially dedicated a new $13-million facility on its West Lafayette campus.

The university held a ceremony today Tuesday for Marriot Hall, which houses the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

The building was constructed with help of a nearly $5-million gift from the Marriot Foundation.

Bill Marriot says the facility gives students a hands-on experience and serves as a starting point for their careers.

The 40,000-square-foot building is on State Street.