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Grace Hasler

Spring commencement student respondent aims to “meet the moment”

May 2, 2022

Being the student responder for Purdue’s Division One spring commencement certainly isn’t Grace Hasler’s first rodeo when it comes to public speaking.

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Esters Levon and Haley Oliver

Food Safety Innovation Lab (FSIL) launches MSI-led partnerships for global food safety research

April 27, 2022

The projects are the culmination of a competitive Request for Applications (RFA) process that recruited experts at MSIs to address gaps in food safety research in Africa and Asia. Officially designated by the U.S. Department of Education, MSIs include colleges and universities that enroll a significant percentage of Alaskan Native, Asian American, Black, Hispanic, Native American, Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian students.

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Rob Weiner Spotlight

Graduate Student Spotlight: Rob Weiner

March 2, 2022

“Even if it’s a hard conversation, it’s good to gain perspective on where other people are coming from and why they have the beliefs they do. It can be emotionally draining, but it’s also very worthwhile.”

— Rob Weiner, PhD student, Department of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication

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MANRRS Group

Graduate students participate in agricultural policy at D.C. summit

February 28, 2022

Three Purdue graduate students participated in the third annual MANRRS NASDA Agriculture Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. February 13-16.

Crenel Francis Jr. attended from the Department of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication, as did Alexander Robinson and Xavier Miranda, both from the Department of Agricultural Economics.

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Amirah Haweit

Freshman strives for social justice through her sorority

November 5, 2021

By Harley Lumley Amirah Haweit had a hand in social justice on campus before she even attended her first class at Purdue. During freshman orientation,…

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Cameron Matthews

Junior finds himself by leaving the country

November 5, 2021

By Sydney Burkhart Last spring, Cameron Matthews earned the best grades of his college career. Part of the reason, he explained, was because of a…

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Mia Brann working in a lab

Working with students and fungi help plant sciences major grow

November 5, 2021

By Kayla Sweatland DNA extractions and polymerase chain reactions (PCRs) are just a couple things that Mia Brann, a junior majoring in plant sciences from…

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Maya Fulton in Owen Hall

Sophomore strives to provide some kind of normal

November 5, 2021

By Corynn Christjansen As a freshman, Maya Fulton enjoyed spending her free time with the students on her residence hall floor and attending dorm-sponsored events.…

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Erin Sukala

Food Science student finds purpose in quality

November 5, 2021

By Hannah Walker Titratable acidity, standard operating procedures, microbiology, spoilage, color, texture. These are the thoughts that run through Erin Sukala’s mind whenever she monitors…

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Jackson Smeltz pitching

Pandemic just the latest event to sideline pitcher

November 5, 2021

By Macey Orme Jackson Smeltz was gathering up his gear last March with the rest of the Purdue men’s baseball team when the coaches walked…

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Saving small towns has a big appeal

November 5, 2021

By Madison Hire If you ever want to get Mason Gordon talking, just start asking him about small towns. “You go through so many small…

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MESA director wins national award for farmworker advocacy

October 13, 2021

Kimber Nicoletti-Martinez, director of Multicultural Efforts to End Sexual Assault (MESA), recently received the 2021 Jefferson Award Presented by Multiplying Good.

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LaRose

ASEC professor wins regional recognition for pedagogy

October 12, 2021

Sarah LaRose, assistant professor of agricultural sciences education and communication (ASEC), was nominated for Indiana Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Postsecondary Teacher of the Year in 2020. This year, LaRose was selected as the regional winner for the same honor and is now a finalist for the national award.

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Purdue awarded $10 million for #DiverseCornBelt project

October 6, 2021

A $10 million project seeks to make Midwestern agriculture more resilient by diversifying farms, marketing and the agricultural landscape.

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Kids Running

Equipping schools to create bully free cultures

September 3, 2021

About 20 percent of U.S. students between the ages of 12-18 have experienced bullying in some form. Bullying affects everyone involved and is linked to negative physical, emotional, academic and mental health issues. Purdue’s Multicultural Efforts to end Sexual Assault (MESA) is determined to help prevent bullying by guiding youth and teachers to model kindness and respect for all.

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Scientific Animations Without Borders scales knowledge for impact

August 26, 2021

How do you make access to scientific knowledge more democratic for people around the world?
How can we be inclusive of diverse groups in the creation of that knowledge?
And, finally, how can we equitably transfer that information to those who speak different languages, may not read or write or live in hard-to-reach areas of the world?
These questions have guided the organization Scientific Animations Without Borders (SAWBO) since its founding in 2011. Co-founded by newly hired agricultural sciences education and communication assistant professor Julia Bello-Bravo and Barry Pittendrigh, Purdue’s Osmun Endowed Chair of Urban Entomology and director of the Center for Urban and Industrial Pest Management, SAWBO has created a research and highly scalable outreach program that uses the power of animation to disseminate scientific knowledge around the world.

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The College of Agriculture welcomes seven new faculty members this fall

August 12, 2021
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Rocks

From Joshua Tree to Germany, ASEC alumna always seeking new horizons

June 23, 2021
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Purdue Alumnus Named New FFA Chief Executive Officer

June 8, 2021

The National FFA Organization and the National FFA Foundation has named Scott Stump the new chief executive officer of both organizations, effective Monday, June 21. Stump’s extensive background in agricultural education, career and technical education and FFA includes a bachelor’s in agricultural education from Purdue University.

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College of Agriculture faculty and staff receive recognition for efforts in community engagement

May 13, 2021

Purdue’s Office of Engagement presents awards annually to university faculty and staff that highlight excellence in engaged scholarship and education. This year, there are several recipients from the College of Agriculture.

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