Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon was a college student when she became involved in the Civil Rights movement in Georgia.

She spoke with WBAA's Mike Loizzo recently about her role and her message today.

Reagon's talk is Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. in Purdue's Loeb Playhouse.

Purdue begins process of switching to trimesters

Jan 11, 2012

Purdue is moving to a trimester academic calendar. President France Córdova says the goal is to be more efficient so students can graduate in three years.

She says the university doesn’t offer enough core classes for students to take over the summer.

“Say you got a C or a D in a course, we have so many students who would love to make up that course in the summer. Can’t do, not offered.”

A new Comprehensive Energy Master Plan for Purdue is being finalized. It makes recommendations for cutting use and increasing production and distribution to meet the demands of the West Lafayette campus.

Total funding to do all projects suggested is nearly $105 million over the next decade. But Vice President for Physical Facilities Bob McMains says there are a few priority items that should be done.

He says that includes a combined heat and power (CHP) unit to replace a coal-fired boiler.

Purdue College of Liberal Arts Dean Irwin Weiser, co-chair of this year's planning committee, discusses the events commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Houser Lifts Boilers Past Badgers

Jan 6, 2012

The Purdue women’s basketball team remains perfect in conference play.

The Boilers beat Wisconsin 63-52 at Mackey Arena.

KK Houser scored 17-points and held the Badgers leading scorer Taylor Wurtz scoreless.

The win is the sixth in a row for Purdue which is now 13-3 on the season and 3-0 in the Big Ten.

The Boilers have a week off before traveling to Minnesota, Thursday, to face the Gophers.

Penn State Pounds Purdue 65-45

Jan 6, 2012

Purdue shot just 31-percent from the field and lost its fourth game of the season and first in conference play.

The Boilers were nipped by Penn State 65-45 in Happy Valley.

The loss drops the team to 12-4 overall and 2-1 in the Big Ten.

Robbie Hummel led Purdue with 14-points and five rebounds.

The Boilers will play their second straight road game Sunday at Minnesota at 6 p.m.

Purdue has struggled holding second half leads this year. The Boilers blew double-digit advantages twice in December against Xavier and Butler. Saturday, they refused to have another letdown and trounced Illinois 75-60 at Mackey Arena.

“In the past we knew we had trouble finishing games and we knew we were going to let this one go, so we are happy about it,“ said Ryne Smith. “We are finally getting back to what Purdue basketball is all about. I think early in the season we weren’t playing up to our potential.”

Bowl Win A Momentum Builder for Purdue

Dec 28, 2011


Purdue senior linebacker Joe Holland said the team’s season is defined by its final game.

 “Some ups and downs and the ebb and flow of everything, it made it a lot of fun,” he said. “To come out on top means a lot to us, especially the senior class.”

The Boilermakers capped off their 2011 campaign with a 37-32 win over Western Michigan in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl in Detroit.

Forum at Purdue Focuses on Biomass Efficiency

Dec 15, 2011

The Midwest is poised to bring in billions of additional dollars by developing renewable energy alternatives.

That’s the assessment of Steve Brick with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

He discussed biomass and its impact during a presentation at Purdue, Wednesday.

Brick says residuals, such as corn stover, can help inject some extra money into the region’s economy.

He says scientists are getting closer to developing technology allowing for more cost efficient practices of converting biomass into energy.

Purdue Sports Podcast

Dec 12, 2011

WBAA's Sam Klemet and Rob McMahon discuss the Purdue Volleyball team's season, which ended in the Sweet 16.  They also cover both Boilermakers' basketball teams and the football team as it prepares for its first bowl game in four years.