It’s time to take a deep breath! We’ve come to the end of another busy and productive academic year in Purdue Agriculture. Soon we’ll welcome the newest members of the Purdue Ag family when Day On Campus begins. You’ll see lots of parents and students walking around with their campus maps and looking lost; please take a minute to help them find their way around!
You no doubt heard or saw the announcement
of Dr. France Córdova as Purdue’s 11th president. Dr.
Córdova comes to Purdue from the
Another piece of good news for Purdue is
that the Indiana General Assembly passed a budget at the end of last
month! This budget includes a 1.5 and 1.7% increase in state
appropriations for Purdue’s operating budget for e3ach of the next two fiscal
The General Assembly also passed the Corn
Check-off. This is a ½ cent per bushel check-off for corn produced in
It was a very busy legislative session and I want to thank John Baugh for staying on top of things. As always, John served Purdue and Indiana Agriculture very well through his involvement in the legislative process.
Botany and Plant Pathology to honor Ralph Nicholson
The Botany and Plant Pathology department will host a special science symposium and tribute to the scientific career of Dr. Ralph L. Nicholson on Monday, June 18 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Deans Auditorium of Pfendler Hall. Dr. Nicholson has spent more than 30 years elucidating the biochemistry of plant phenolic compounds and their role in plant disease resistance and host-pathogen interactions. The tribute will highlight some of his remarkable discoveries and will feature several prominent speakers. This symposium will be held immediately prior to and in conjunction with the American Phytopathological Society North Central Division meeting on June 19-21. For more information contact Ray Martyn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 49-46465.
Entomology establishes John Osmun Endowed Chair
Over his long career, entomology professor Dr. John Osmun was a pioneering advocate of education and training in the pest control industry. The Entomology department, in partnership with pest control companies, distributors and others, established the John V. Osmun Endowed Professorship to honor his contributions and carry on his work. The position will perform research that is timely and immediately applicable to the pest control industry. Department head Steve Yaninek is enthusiastic about the opportunity, saying, “John Osmun’s interactions with the pest management industry were innovative and trend-setting, so it is appropriate that this new professorship will support faculty working on cutting-edge research that addresses industry priorities.”
CIE helps teach teachers
The Center for Instructional Excellence will present a series of College Teaching Workshops over five afternoons in June. These sessions are designed to improve the teaching skills of Purdue faculty, staff, and graduate teaching assistants. To register online for any or all of the sessions, visit: http://www.cie.purdue.edu/workshop/register/index.cfm
Victory on the quarter scale
Congratulations to the ABE quarter scale team on
their overall 2nd place finish last weekend at the International
Quarter Scale Tractor competition in
Diversity Fellows program available to faculty
Assistant Dean Pamala Morris encourages
From the Business Office
One Purdue brings new vocabulary….
From the Agriculture business office come descriptions of new terms associated with One Purdue/SAP. If you are responsible for preparing forms, please be sure to use appropriate identifiers. For example, the PERNR is required on the new leave forms. NOTE: The Person ID and the Personnel Number are not the same as your PUID. Confused? Contact your business office for more information or help.
… and New Forms
“Request for Absence From Campus” (Form 33) and 33F “Request for Sabbatical,
Research, Outside Activity Leave or Change in Duty Station” (Form 33F) have
changed in conjunction with One Purdue. Please start using these forms
immediately. When you look at the form you will see that some of the
information requested is new such as “Org Unit” “PERNR” and “
June 13-15: 4-H Science Workshops on Purdue campus. Contact Clint Rusk at 494-8427 for more information.
June 25-27: 4-H Youth Round-up on Purdue campus. Contact Carl Broady at 494-8435 for more information.
August 28-30: Farm Progress Show in
September 6-8: Farm World Expo in
September 15: Family Day activities. Contact the Office of Academic Programs at 494-8470 for more information.