Tom Turpin has been named an honorary Old Master for 2012. The program activities are being held November 4-6, and the excerpt on Dr. Turpin from the program booklet reads as follows: Tom Turpin is a Purdue University professor of entomology and Cooperative Extension Service entomologist. Turpin created "Bug Bowl" in 1990 to demonstrate insect mobility to his students; the annual event now attracts more than 20,000 people as well as worldwide media attention. A popular speaker, he gives presentations on a variety of agricultural-related topics to audiences of all ages and has been featured in national magazines, on network television shows, and talk and call-in radio programs. A dedicated teacher, he has received numerous teaching honors, including Purdue's top undergraduate teaching award.
Congratulations, Tom, you Old Master, you!