Archive | October, 2008

Economist: Farm credit available, more strings attached

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A global economic slowdown isn’t likely to hit agriculture as hard as other industry sectors, but that doesn’t mean farmers and their lenders won’t see changes ahead, said Michael Boehlje, a Purdue University agricultural economist. While Boehlje said he believes credit will be available for crop and livestock producers, farmers and […]

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Boiler Volunteer Network gathering donations for food bank

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue’s Boiler Volunteer Network kicked off the eighth annual Fall Harvest Food Drive on Monday (Oct. 27). Students, faculty and staff will be able to donate to the food drive through Nov. 21. All donations will benefit Food Finders Food Bank, which serves 16 counties in Indiana. Boiler Volunteer Network Director […]

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Purdue Homecoming to feature full week of fun

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue’s Homecoming events will include a full week of activities for students and the public, including the traditional pep rally, parade, fireworks and family activities. The week’s events run Monday (Oct. 20) through Saturday (Oct. 25) and include the noon kickoff Homecoming game on Saturday, in which Purdue takes on Minnesota. […]

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Purdue sororities, fraternities to sponsor annual Halloween event

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue Panhellenic Association, joined by the Interfraternity Council and Multicultural Greek Council, will sponsor the annual Halloween Trick-or-Treating event for families throughout the community from 3-5 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 26). Parents can accompany their children to a number of university organizations’ doorsteps for a safe environment of trick-or-treating. There is […]

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Early, Election Day voting offered on Purdue West Lafayette campus

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Student voting in the Nov. 4 general election will be easier than ever, thanks to a new system worked out between Purdue and county election officials. Under the new system, Purdue student identification cards will be accepted as a photo ID, provided election officials can verify current enrollment by tapping into […]

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Some whites struggle more with obesity related to discrimination than blacks, Hispanics

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A new study confirms that discrimination is a stress factor that is related to obesity, but surprisingly, this is most true among ethnic white groups and not blacks or Hispanics. “We wanted to determine whether feeling discriminated against was linked with having excess tummy fat in adults,” says Haslyn Hunte, an […]

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