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Purdue Libraries’ Ask a Librarian service expands online chat

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University Libraries has expanded a feature of its “Ask a Librarian” service, making it more user-friendly to those seeking quick answers on library services. Patrons are now able to chat with library staff directly from the Libraries’ home page at The interface appears in the lower left corner of […] Read the full story

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Purdue to end contract with Russell Athletics

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University announced Thursday (Feb. 19) that it will terminate its licensing contract with Russell Athletic, which makes apparel with the university’s logo, effective March 31. James Almond, interim executive vice president for business and finance and treasurer, told Russell in a letter that actions surrounding the closing of two apparel […] Read the full story

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Construction competition course callout Feb 25, all majors welcome

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue student chapter of the National Association of Home Builders will hold a callout Wednesday (Feb. 25) for students interested in learning about a course that provides an opportunity to participate in a residential construction, design and planning competition. The callout will be held at 6 p.m. in the construction […] Read the full story

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‘Lunacy’ to take over Purdue Armory

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Thirty-five teams of students from the Midwest will attempt to defy gravity for the fifth annual FIRST Boilermaker Regional Robotics Competition March 19-21 at Purdue University. FIRST — For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology — combines sports with science and technology to create a high-tech event for high school […] Read the full story

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Applications available for Alpha Chi Omega art scholarship

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Applications are now available for the Purdue University Alpha Chi Omega chapter scholarship, which is awarded each year to a student whose college career has been touched by the arts. The annual scholarship, which was endowed in 2002, is awarded to a Purdue student who has demonstrated excellence in visual or […] Read the full story

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Teams vie for brightest idea at regional Rube Goldberg contest

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Changing a light bulb is a simple task, but how about completing that duty in 20 steps or more, or even designing a new kind of light source altogether? Those are the tasks that will challenge teams in this year’s regional Rube Goldberg Machine Contest on Feb. 21 at Purdue University. […] Read the full story

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Greater Lafayette Community Calendar

 July 2012