Archive | July, 2008

Olympic training for spectators includes lessons in Chinese etiquette

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — First-time visitors to China can score points with the host country if they study the local culture and etiquette before they arrive, says a Purdue University expert who helped prepare college students who are interning at the Olympics. “People in China are very friendly and welcoming,” says Wei Hong, a professor […]

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Purdue sends equipment, students to help Humane Society shelter

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A pilot program this summer is giving Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine students surgical experience while helping the Almost Home Humane Society prepare shelter animals for adoption. The school has set up a spaying/neutering surgery site at the humane society’s shelter in Lafayette with equipment that isn’t needed on campus […]

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REMINDER: Purdue IT service down July 26

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — All central IT services on the West Lafayette campus will be down for up to 16 hours this weekend. At 4 p.m. Saturday (July 26), a complete power outage in Freehafer Hall will allow steps in installing larger transformers to support IT data center loads. Services should resume by 8 a.m. […]

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High-impact firms create Indiana jobs and growth

WASHINGTON, DC — “High-impact” firms create Indiana’s new jobs and growth, according to a study recently released by the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Distributed across all industries, high-impact firms account for almost all employment and revenue growth in the national economy, the study concludes. Of the 376,604 high impact firms […]

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Indiana Arts Commission to implement new regional block grant funding plan

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced today the implementation of a new regional funding formula designed to more equitably distribute public arts funding throughout the state. “This new funding formula was developed with the input of all 12 of our Regional Arts Partners, and represents their joint recommendations,” explained Lewis C. Ricci, […]

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Motion for Moms starts Aug 5 at Kathryn Weil Center

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The August sessions for “Motion for Moms” will start at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008. Motion for Moms is a light exercise and fitness program for expecting moms, as well as for moms who have recently delivered and is sponsored by St. Elizabeth Regional Health’s Physical Therapy Department. Motion for […]

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