Volume 17, Number 2, Fall 2012

Zookeeper bonds with animals and work

Zookeeper bonds with animals and work
Jillian Wagner looks like a lot of students: she wears jeans and a nice top to class, and makes sure every hair is in place. But if you take a closer look you’ll see scratches on her arms and legs, reminders of her less-than-glamorous job.

 

Pete delights crowds for Purdue's sake

Pete delights crowds for Purdue's sake
Layne Koester is seeing Purdue in a different way: through the eyes of an oversized fiberglass head.

 

Grad making great snacks for Kellogg

Destination Career: Grad making 'grrreat' snacks for Kellogg
Have you ever walked down a supermarket snack aisle and wondered who comes up with all this stuff?

 

Junior seeks harmony with water project

Junior seeks harmony with water project
Scott Peters studied yoga in southern India for six years, studied gardening in Japan for a month and started a design consulting business in West Lake Village, Calif., in 2001. His travels and early career didn’t leave this junior landscape architecture major much time for college, until now.

 

Senior goes native while in New Zealand

Senior goes 'native' while in New Zealand
If Brad Thomas could sum up his life in one word, he would say “adventurous.” The senior natural resources and environmental science (NRES) major from Indianapolis would add that he’s “always on the move from one misadventure to the next.”

 

Food science major travels around the world to combat hunger

Food science major travels around the world to combat hunger
Molly McKneight is only a sophomore food science major from Carmel, Ind., but she already has plenty of international experience. And she is focusing her attention on world hunger issues.

 

Students on the Streets

Students on the Street
What was your most embarrassing moment on campus?

 

A word from the editor

A word from the editor
I credit my success at Purdue to taking advantage of the abundant opportunities the university offers.

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Bonus Web-only story

Outgoing senior is driven to succeed

Outgoing senior is driven to succeed
Joe Harmeyer is a teaching assistant for an animal sciences course that focuses on leadership. On the first day of classes he was dressed in boots and jeans and introduced himself to the group of juniors and seniors. “I’m just a dumb country boy from southern Indiana,” said the senior animal agribusiness major from Batesville, Ind.