WBAA to air recording of Astronaut Alumni Public Forum

Apr 18, 2014

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.

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.

The public has a few more days to provide feedback on pedestrian and bicycle safety for the next phase of Purdue’s campus development.

An online survey on the Purdue Bikes website will close this Friday.

A steering committee of Purdue University faculty, staff and students is working with a consulting team to develop a strategy for the future of pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure on the West Lafayette campus.

The information gained from the survey will help guide the process.

Purdue planning astronaut reunion

Mar 17, 2014

Purdue will host a group of its NASA astronaut alumni for a reunion next month that will culminate with a public forum.

The unviersity has had 23 graduates become astronauts, including the late Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, and Eugene Cernan, the most recent man to walk on the moon.

Eight of the astronauts, including Cernan, are expected to attend the forum, "A Conversation with Our Astronauts," on April 12th at 7 p.m. in Elliott Hall of Music.

The forum is free, but those attending will need tickets.

Anonymous gift to help make Purdue more affordable

Feb 17, 2014

An anonymous $5 million gift will help make Purdue more affordable for in-state students.

Matching components of the donation could nearly double the amount of scholarship endowments available.

Three-point-seven-five million dollars will create the Purdue Affordability Scholarship Challenge, with a match being offered for donations between $25,000 and $250,000.

Additional funds will be put toward the President’s Student Affordability and Accessibility Fund, which was set up to help Purdue meet its needs during the current tuition freeze.

Purdue establishes partnership with Chrysler Group

Feb 13, 2014

Purdue and automaker Chrysler Group are partnering in a program that will share research and development efforts and provide learning opportunities for Purdue students and Chrysler Group employees.

The agreement establishes seven initial research projects designed to enhance Chrysler’s manufacturing processes.

The company is providing $1.2-million to fund the work.

Also being developed are internship and co-op programs for Purdue students at Chrysler Group facilities in Kokomo and worldwide, and distance-education programs for the company's employees.

Purdue master plan promotes compact growth

Feb 13, 2014

Purdue’s director of Physical and Capital Planning says the university’s master plan is a balance between preserving the university’s history and looking toward the future.

Ken Sandel made the comments during a President's Forum on the West Lafayette campus.

He says there has been an explosion of growth in the past decade, including 52 new buildings with nine more under construction.

Shooting reported on the Purdue campus

Jan 21, 2014

A shooting is being reported on the Purdue campus in the Electrical Engineering Building. Officials are asking the public to avoid the area. If you are on campus you should shelter in place until further notice. Shelter in place means to stay inside, preferably in an interior location with a door that can be locked. Check Purdue's homepage for more information.

Purdue announces research collaboration with Gallup

Dec 17, 2013

Purdue is announcing a research collaboration with Gallup to measure the overall success at work and in life of America's college graduates and Purdue graduates specifically.

The Gallup-Purdue Index will constitute the largest representative study of college graduates in U.S. history.

University president Mitch Daniels says over the next few months, the first annual national benchmark survey will be conducted of approximately 30,000 college graduates.

Purdue executive vice president and treasurer leaving

Dec 6, 2013

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.