Princeton honors Daniels

Nov 15, 2012

Princeton’s top alumni honor is going to Indiana’s governor and Purdue’s next president.

Mitch Daniels is receiving the Woodrow Wilson Award from his alma mater.

He graduated from Princeton with a bachelor’s degree in Public and International Affairs in 1971.

Daniels is finishing his second term as governor and will take over as Purdue’s top administrator in January.

He will receive the recognition from Princeton during an event in February.

International Education Week

Nov 13, 2012

Each year, roughly 1,700 Purdue students study abroad. Those who have returned to campus are promoting the experience to their fellow Boilermakers during International Education Week (Nov. 11-17).

For Mandi Lira, spending a semester in Spain will be one of the highlights of her time in college.

Purdue bounces back with 83-54 win over Hofstra

Nov 11, 2012

After Purdue’s season opening loss to Bucknell, head coach Matt Painter preached that his team needed to be more consistent and play with more maturity.

Two days later, the Boilers, with a revamped starting lineup, showed signs that the message had sunk in, but still have room to grow.

“Coach Painter has been doing this for a long time. He knows what he is doing.  Also, with that being said, we did lose our first game and he was trying to wake us up and I think he was trying to prove a point,” said Anthony Johnson. 

Purdue falls to Bucknell in season opener

Nov 9, 2012

Purdue's men's basketball team is in unfamiliar territory.  For the first time under Matt Painter, the Boilers lost their season opener, falling 70-65 to Bucknell.

"We have to do a better job of being a team," said Painter. "We had situations when adversity kind of set in with us when we compounded our mistakes.  So instead of having a couple of bad possessions, we would have four possessions that were poor.  We've just got to be more consistent and more mature as a team."

Boilers' slide continues in 34-9 loss to PSU

Nov 3, 2012

Purdue’s football season isn’t over, but the hope a “successful” one is in serious jeopardy.

The Boilers 34-9 loss to Penn State is their fifth in a row, all against Big Ten opponents, and ensures the team will not finish 2012 with better record than last year no matter what happens the rest of the way.

“Obviously we are disappointed in where we are at. We haven’t (come) through in the clutch games, in the big games, and that’s why we are at where we are at,” said Purdue head coach Danny Hope.

Purdue University

WBAA's Mike Loizzo talked with Purdue acting-President Tim Sands about several issues during their monthly interview in October.

Topics covered include the COACHE survey of faculty satisfaction, meeting with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, expansion plans for the College of Engineering, and online education efforts at Purdue.

Purdue rolls in exhibition opener

Oct 30, 2012

Matt Painter hoped his team would face some adversity early in the season.

Purdue was tested in its exhibition opener against Montevallo, but passed with a 70-61 win.

“That’s what you want.  You want a challenge,” said the Boilers head coach. “It does help you there is no question about that.”

The Boilers have now won 18-straight against college teams in exhibition play.

They were led by the three Johnsons; Terone, Anthony, and Ronnie.

Purdue engineering effort honored

Oct 30, 2012

Purdue is a partner on a project that is receiving national and international recognition.

The university and Indiana’s Department of Transportation worked together on an effort to recoup funds after state infrastructure was damaged in vehicle accidents.

The state brought in nearly $4-million as a result.

Next month, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials will give IN-DOT its President’s Award for Performance Excellence for its cost saving project.

Local responders help with Sandy relief

Oct 30, 2012

Lafayette area first responders are lending a hand to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Three Purdue Fire Department employees and Jefferson Howells from the university’s Office of Emergency Preparedness deployed with the District Four Task Force to provide EMS support.

The state is sending 107 Hoosiers and 44 vehicles – including 24 ambulances – to the East Coast.

Indiana Department of Homeland Security director Joe Wainscott says the storm’s impact on travel will hinder the state’s ability to send additional resources.

Where did I leave my chariot?

Oct 29, 2012

Purdue's 2012 Interdisciplinary Engineering Colloquium will consider the issue of parking. A panel will discuss both technological and cultural perspectives - everything from safety to efficiency to cultural impact.