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To spit a cricketNew

​Tom Turpin
On Six Legs
April 10, 2014

Date Added: 4/16/2014

Cricket_spitting.jpgOne of the rites of spring here at Purdue University is an event appropriately called Spring Fest. This family-friendly event draws thousands of people to the campus over a single weekend. It is a fun-filled way to provide a glimpse of what is going on within the hallowed halls of "Good Ol' Purdue."

The Department of Entomology contributes to Spring Fest with Bug Bowl. This will be the 24th edition of this "all things insect" celebration. Bug Bowl participants have the opportunity to mimic the behavior of our long-lost ancestors and turn insects into human food. Paleo diet, anyone? If eating insects isn't your thing, you can cheer on racing cockroaches, peer through a microscope at small insects or actually touch an insect or arachnid at the petting zoo.

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"5 Students Who . . . " senior minored in Forensic Sciences

​Trevor Stamper

Date Added: 4/10/2014

Purdue senior Caleb Waddell minored in forensic sciences and worked in Trevor Stamper's lab for two semesters. Now Caleb is featured as one of "5 Students Who Move the World Forward." His profile was in the April 9 issue of Purdue Today.
To read about Caleb, click on Caleb Waddell.
Grad students receive NSF awards

​Steve Yaninek

Date Added: 4/10/2014

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Congratulations to Carmen Blubaugh and Michael Garvey who recently received competitive awards from the National Science Foundation (photo attached).
Carmen obtained a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant to help support her research activities, while Michael got an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship which provides three year of support for graduate studies.
Carmen and Michael are both in Ian Kaplan’s lab.
Ian Kaplan and Mike Scharf promoted

​Steve Yaninek

Date Added: 4/10/2014

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Congratulations to Ian Kaplan and Mike Scharf!

Ian has been granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor, and Mike has been promoted to Professor. The Board of Trustees gave final approval for these promotions on Friday. These promotions take effect on July 1st. Attached are photos of each individual receiving the official word from Dean Jay Akridge.