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Spring 2014 Newsletter
Tom TurpinOn Six LegsMarch 26, 2015
Time has been so important to humans that we have been keeping track of it in some way for thousands of years. The earliest approach to chronicling time was probably related to obvious cycles in nature such as day and night, the phases of the moon and the changing of seasons. We may have scratched a mark on something or dropped a small stone in a container each time the sun rose or the growing season ended as a way to tally days or years.
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Coffee Break on March 25th honored special guest Judy Loven who is retiring from her position as State Director of the USDA-APHIS program at the end of the month. Judy has held this position in excess of twenty years and is looking forward to returning to her native Lone Star State to pursue other interests.
We all wish Judy happiness as we bid her goodbye. To see others in the department expressing their best wishes, click on this link:
On Friday, March 20, 2015, Dr. Clémentine Dabire from Burkina Faso in Africa was presented with a plaque recognizing her special efforts and success with the PICS program. Department Head Steve Yaninek made the presentation. Clémentine is pictured here with Dieudonné Baributsa, who is directing the PICS 3 program.
Dr. Ian Kaplan has been selected as a 2015 University Faculty Scholar from the College of Agriculture. Ian is being recognized for advancing the fundamental body of knowledge in insect-plant interactions, and his commitment to excellence in the classroom.
The University Faculty Scholars Program recognizes outstanding faculty members at the West Lafayette campus who are on an accelerated path for academic distinction. Eligible faculty must hold the rank of tenured associate or full professor and have been in that rank for no more than five years. Faculty Scholars are appointed for a nonrenewable five year term and receive an annual $10,000 discretionary allocation.
Attached is a photo of Ian receiving the good news this afternoon from Dean Jay Akridge. Congratulations Ian!