Fall 2018 Stories

Chelsea Maupin high fives a student in a Vietnamese classroom

My Purdue View

Friday, December 14th, 2018

Chelsea Maupin Major Sustainable food and farming systems, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Hometown Kokomo, Indiana I grew up gardening and have always loved state parks and environmental sciences. Testing water quality in the Wildcat Creek during the watersheds unit in eighth grade science was one of my favorite field trips. I found out…

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Government building

When They Speak, Policymakers Listen

Friday, December 14th, 2018

Assessing alternatives and consequences The “alternatives and consequences approach,” pioneered in the 1930s by Department of Agricultural Economics faculty members John Kohlmeyer and J. Carroll Bottum, infuses much of Tyner’s teaching. It’s also a mindset the department is passionate about passing on to junior faculty and students. “I tell my students that our job is…

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Agricultural Administration Building

The View Ahead – Fall 2018

Friday, December 14th, 2018

This fall Purdue launched the recognition of our 150th anniversary by celebrating Giant Leaps of discovery and innovation. This focus on anniversaries prompted me to reflect on why they matter. Ultimately, I believe these occasions are about capturing what is both timeless and timely and, most of all, about looking forward. That will be our…

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Brent Bible stands among farm equipment in the field

Alumni Close-Up

Friday, December 14th, 2018

A View from the Ground on Trade With the tariff-based trade battle of 2018 aiming at American agriculture, most farmers voiced their opinions at the dinner table or perhaps the local diner. Brent Bible chose a larger platform. Bible (BS ’98, agricultural economics) co-owns Stillwater Farms, a 5,000-acre grain farm in northern Indiana. He’s been…

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Alumni Spotlights

Friday, December 14th, 2018

Remembering our dairy days Just in time for Purdue’s 150th anniversary, John Cleland (BS ’73, animal sciences) has published a history of the Purdue Creamery and Smith Hall, where students and faculty snacked on ice cream and other dairy treats from the 1910s to 1969. Smith Hall was dedicated to teaching students the principles of…

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cans of Purdue Black beer are spinning off the line

Final View

Friday, December 14th, 2018

If you’ve enjoyed a pint of Boiler Gold, you can probably make a good guess about what’s whirling away in this photo. Boiler Black, the second Purdue-branded beer, rolled out of the canning line just in time for Homecoming 2018 and the beginning of Purdue’s 150 Years of Giant Leaps celebration, commemorating the University’s 150-year…

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corn harvesting

Then and Now

Friday, December 14th, 2018

One aspect of agriculture that isn’t always readily apparent is its political side — fighting for farmers’ rights, lobbying for beneficial legislation and telling the story of rural America. Two of Indiana’s storytellers work every day to represent the farmers who help feed the world. —{ then | Chuck Conner – BS ’80, agricultural economics…

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The Big Idea: How Climate Projections are Made

Friday, December 14th, 2018

Purdue’s Climate Change Research Center led the IN CCIA team. Faculty and staff from Purdue, the University of Notre Dame, Ball State University, Indiana University and the Midwestern Regional Climate Center examined historical climate trends and developed future projections for Indiana’s climate. Learn more about the impact of climate change.

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Tony Vyn visited the childhood home of Henry A. Wallace, the namesake of his new chair title.

What’s in a Name?

Friday, December 14th, 2018

It’s easy to imagine how donating to scholarships benefits agriculture students, or how contributing to a building fund provides cutting edge research and teaching spaces. Another way alumni and friends have been stepping forward to support the College of Agriculture is the Endowed Chair Challenge Matching Gift Program. You may have seen these expanded titles…

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campus students unpack in heat

Climate Change Comes to Campus

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Heat’s impact on health The consolation for students of the 2050s is that all residence halls are likely to have air conditioning by then — and they’ll have to, for several health reasons. “Those move-in weeks can be hot,” says Barb Frazee, executive director of University Residences. “But because we’re building two new halls and…

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