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To make friends, new college students should go offline from Facebook, email

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — While it is tempting for new college students to stay connected with high school friends through Facebook or email, a communication expert encourages them to take time to mute their phones, close their laptops and meet people the old-fashioned way: face to face. “College students should take advantage of conversational time […]

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Research finds Twitter app in the classroom increases involvement

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A pilot study of a new technology that lets students use Twitter and text messages during and after class has found that it increases student engagement and is used more often by higher-performing students. The technology, called Hotseat, was developed by Purdue University in 2009 to increase student engagement in large […]

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Purdue temporarily suspends Phi Kappa Theta fraternity for violations

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University on Friday (Sept. 25) suspended Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity for three months for violating university regulations and the Interfraternity Council Risk Management policy on alcohol consumption. The suspension will last through Dec. 31, at which time the fraternity chapter can petition the Office of the Dean of Students for […]

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PEFCU invites Greater Lafayette teens to show off talent

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — In honor of International Credit Union Day (October 15, 2009), Purdue Employees Federal Credit Union (PEFCU) invites local high-school students to showcase their creative talents in a video contest for a chance to win up to $500. To enter the “It’s My Money. It’s My Choice. I Choose PEFCU Because…” contest, […]

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Campus community urged to register for emergency notification text messages

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University officials are urging students, faculty and staff to sign up to receive emergency notification text messages for situations that pose a threat to campus community safety. Those who have already signed up and have changed cell phone numbers should update their information, said Carol Shelby, senior director of environmental […]

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Purdue students find ways to utilize Web 2.0 in K-16 classrooms

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Teams of Purdue University students have created an online teacher resource for utilizing Web 2.0 technologies like Facebook, Google Docs, Flickr and Twitter in K-16 classrooms. Timothy Newby, professor of educational technology, charged the students of the “Introduction to Educational Technology and Computing” class with investigating 34 different Web 2.0 technologies […]

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