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  • SFI Systems wins Lilly Endowment-Purdue business plan competition

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – SFI Systems won the top $25,000 prize today (Wednesday, Nov. 30) in the Opportunity for Indiana Business Plan Competition, sponsored by the Lilly Endowment, the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship and Purdue Research Park.

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  • Finalists to compete in Purdue-Lilly Endowment biz plan competitionWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Finalists have been named in the $50,000 Opportunity for Indiana Business Plan Competition, sponsored by the Lilly Endowment, Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship and Purdue Research Park.
  • Entrepreneurs profit from marketing and sales workshopWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Entrepreneurs and small business owners often face challenges when trying to market and sell their products, but a new Purdue Extension workshop, Bigger Profits Through Targeted Sales, can help them hone their marketing plans.
  • Holiday retail shopping forecast ranges from cool to gloomyWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A Purdue University retail expert foresees a best case of only a small uptick in holiday retail shopping dollars this year, and there are some worrying possibilities that could reverberate negatively through the economy for months to come.
  • Ben & Jerry's co-founder to discuss business, values, ice creamWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Jerry Greenfield, who with partner Ben Cohen built Ben & Jerry's into both corporate and socially conscious successes, will be the featured speaker on Nov. 29 as part of the Purdue Series on Corporate Citizenship and Ethics.
  • Endocyte receives notice of a U.S. patent allowance for a targeted immunotherapy treatmentWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Endocyte Inc., a Purdue Research Park-based company, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued the company a notice of allowance for a patent encompassing a proprietary treatment method that helps the immune system find and destroy cancer cells. A notice of allowance is a written notification that a patent application has cleared an internal review and is nearing issuance.
  • Purdue workshop gives entrepreneurs recipe for successWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service will take part in a Nov. 11 workshop in Madison, Ind., for entrepreneurs interested in starting a specialty food business in Indiana.
  • Purdue management sources can discuss Cendant breakupWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Two Purdue University Krannert School of Management strategic management sources and two finance professors can discuss Cendant Corp.'s plans announced Monday (Oct. 24) to split into four separate companies.
  • Financial Times ranks Krannert executive MBA among world's bestWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – One of Purdue University's Krannert School of Management executive MBA programs – the International Master's in Management (IMM) – placed 16th worldwide in rankings released today (Monday, Oct. 24) by the Financial Times.
  • Krannert students earn scholarshipsWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Twenty-eight students in Purdue University's Krannert School of Management recently received scholarships for study at Purdue. The scholarships ranged from $1,000 to $5,000.
  • Holiday shopping forecast: The good, the bad and the squeezedWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A Purdue University retail expert says consumers will have deals galore early and late as retailers adjust to gas prices that will likely limit shoppers' trips to the mall.
  • Purdue Extension helps entrepreneur begin businessWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Good things often come in small packages, Just ask Kalista Johnston, creator of Baked Cheese Crisps.
  • Purdue announces gifts for biomedical and pharmacy programsWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue and Indiana universities on Saturday (Oct. 15) celebrated a $525,000 gift from the Guidant Foundation that will help biomedical engineering graduate students, MBA students and medical fellows perform biomedical research and develop commercialization opportunities in the medical device industry.
  • Business Week: Krannert executive MBAs among world's bestWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University's Krannert School of Management executive MBA degree program placed 18th worldwide in rankings released Thursday (Oct. 13) by Business Week.
  • Two Krannert alumni CEOs honored for $1 million giftsWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Two corporate CEOs and their spouses were honored for making $1 million gifts to Purdue University and the Krannert School of Management.
  • Author to speak on Gatorade's marketing juggernautWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The author of Gatorade's success story, "First in Thirst," will talk about the book and the brand at Purdue University's Krannert School of Management on Oct. 14.
  • Wall Street Journal again ranks Krannert a No. 1 MBA schoolWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – For the second straight year, The Wall Street Journal has named Purdue University's Krannert School of Management a No. 1 MBA school in a special section published today (Wednesday, Sept. 21).
  • Steve Forbes to headline Krannert event, alumni to be honoredWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine and former presidential candidate, will give the keynote address Thursday, Oct. 13, at Purdue University's Krannert School of Management Leadership Speakers Series.
  • Undergrad entrepreneurship certificate aims to enroll 1,000 studentsWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A new entrepreneurship and innovation certificate program at Purdue University's Discovery Park has an enrollment goal of 1,000 undergraduate students from every college and school on campus.
  • Krannert School invites public to business speakers seriesWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A baker's dozen of corporate and media leaders will present their ideas to Purdue's Krannert School of Management students during fall semester. Among the speakers are a Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia vice president, a Houston energy trader and a Wall Street Journal editor and senior writer.
  • Purdue entrepreneurs sought for $100,000 business plan contestWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University students and faculty have the opportunity to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur and compete for $100,000 in total prize money on Feb. 16 in the 19th annual Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurial Competition.
  • Indiana companies to find new employees at Purdue's High Tech Job FairWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – This fall more than 1,000 Purdue University students hope to launch their careers at Purdue's High Tech Job Fair for Indiana Companies.
  • U.S.News ranks Krannert's undergrad program among nation's finestWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – U.S.News & World Report magazine ranks Purdue's Krannert School of Management undergraduate management program tied for No. 12 nationally in results released today (Friday, Aug. 19).
  • U.S.News ranks Purdue's undergrad engineering, business among best nationallyWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University ranked among the top 25 public universities nationally, and its undergraduate programs in engineering and business are among the best in the country, according to U.S.News & World Report magazine rankings released today (Friday, Aug. 19).
  • Discussion on cancer detection, treatment planned at PurdueWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A symposium at Purdue University will bring together some of the top minds in oncology and basic science to explore new methods for finding cancer earlier and treating it more effectively.
  • Prof: Can China brand its products past its borders?WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Chinese manufacturers are attempting to expand by acquiring foreign companies, but a Purdue University international marketing expert warns that the Asian country's new companies will most likely struggle when it comes to creating global brand image and loyalty.
  • Purdue's Krannert School ranks high in survey of CEOsWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University's Krannert School of Management ranked No. 16 among the nation's business schools among CEOs in a recent survey by Chief Executive magazine.
  • New Purdue center will expand cancer research across disciplinesWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University announced Tuesday (July 19) the formation of the Oncological Sciences Center, an interdisciplinary research facility that will increase the university's contribution to the battle against cancer.
  • Purdue Extension seeks businesses for international researchWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service is looking for Indiana agribusinesses and farmers to participate in an international market research program. The purpose is to increase trade between Indiana and Latin America.
  • Rebar named Discovery Park interim executive directorWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Alan H. Rebar, dean of Purdue's School of Veterinary Medicine, has been named interim executive director of Discovery Park, the university's hub for interdisciplinary research and entrepreneurism.
  • Purdue trustees approve new vice provost, honor 4 professorsWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue University Board of Trustees today (Thursday, June 30) named a new vice provost for academic affairs and approved the appointments of three designated professorships and a designated department head position.
  • Researcher, distinguished prof to head entrepreneurship centerWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Jerry M. Woodall, a Purdue University distinguished professor who spent 31 years as a researcher in IBM labs and has started three companies, today (Tuesday, June 7) was named director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship in Discovery Park.
  • Purdue trustees OK nursing doctoral program, new Krannert chairWESTVILLE, Ind. – The Purdue University Board of Trustees today (Friday, May 20) created a new doctoral program in nursing practice and approved the appointment of a Krannert School of Management professor to a new chair in operations management.
  • Two Krannert profs among most prolific finance researchersWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Two finance professors from Purdue University's Krannert School of Management are among the most prolific researchers in the field of finance, according to a recently published study.
  • 2005 Honorary DegreeArnold C. Cooper has distinguished himself as a world-renowned authority on entrepreneurship and as a professor in Purdue University's Krannert School of Management, a position from which he will retire later this spring.
  • Purdue to award 19 honorary degrees in commencement ceremoniesWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue will award 19 honorary doctoral degrees this month during commencement ceremonies at the university's West Lafayette and Fort Wayne campuses.
  • Purdue staff members earn Mortar Board Rose AwardsWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Ten clerical and service staff members from Purdue University's West Lafayette campus recently received Rose Awards from Purdue's Barbara Cook Chapter of Mortar Board.
  • QuadraSpec first Hoosier company to win life sciences biz plan contestWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – QuadraSpec took first place and won $80,000 in cash and business services in the third annual Purdue University Life Sciences Business Plan Competition on Wednesday (April 20) in the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship in Discovery Park.
  • Faculty, staff honored at Purdue Honors ConvocationWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue faculty and staff received several special honors on Sunday (April 17) during the university's annual Honors Convocation at the Elliott Hall of Music.
  • Finance prof and MBA spouse publish book on personal financeWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A new book on personal finance by a former business school dean and his MBA spouse distinguishes itself from the shelves of books on investing by defining itself as both a wake-up call and workbook for families interested in taking charge of their financial lives.
  • Purdue Notebook– Kenneth J. Musselman has been named the strategic collaboration director of the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, which is located administratively in Discovery Park's e-Enterprise Center. The Regenstrief Center, which officially started operation Jan. 1, aims to improve the quality and efficiency of health-care delivery, both in Indiana and nationally.
  • Eight alumni to be inducted into Purdue ROTC Hall of FameWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Eight alumni will be inducted into the Purdue University Reserve Officer's Training Corps Hall of Fame on Saturday (April 16).
  • Students' product designs recognized in national competitionWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – First-place honors in the Engineering Projects in Community Service, or EPICS, Idea-to-Product Entrepreneurship Competition went to Purdue University's EPICS team working with the Lafayette Adult Resource Academy.
  • Finalists vie for $147,000 in prizes in life sciences business plan competitionWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Eight finalists, including two from Indiana, have been chosen to compete for $147,000 in prizes on April 20 during the third annual Purdue University Life Sciences Business Plan Competition.
  • Purdue offers dual pharmacy-management degreeWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue's schools of pharmacy and management are offering a dual degree combining the doctor of pharmacy and master's of science in industrial administration, a one-year equivalent to the MBA.
  • Krannert again 'rises' to top in investment fund contest in four-peatWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A Krannert School of Management team earned a first-place award for the fourth consecutive year in the nation's largest student-managed investment fund contest, which took place Thursday (March 31) at the University of Dayton.
  • U.S. News ranks Purdue's Krannert School MBA among nation's bestWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – U.S.News & World Report has ranked Purdue University's Krannert School of Management's MBA program 23rd overall, and six specialty areas also were ranked among the nation's best.
  • Purdue's grad programs rank among best in U.S. News surveyWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University's pharmacy, engineering and management programs rank among the top graduate programs in the country, according to the U.S.News & World Report survey released today (Friday, April 1).
  • Krannert offers MBA students new career-oriented study optionsWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University's Krannert School of Management is offering three new inter-disciplinary study options to enable MBA students to customize their degrees both to chart long-term career aspirations and to appeal to employers.
  • Entrepreneurial competition to showcase students' product creationWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Creativity will join productivity on April 1-2 during the second annual Engineering Projects in Community Service Idea-to-Product Competition at Purdue University.
  • Fourth annual Purdue symposium to celebrate entrepreneurismWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The fourth annual Purdue University Entrepreneurship Symposium on April 1 will offer speakers on the key elements of entrepreneurial success and the contributions of entrepreneurship to society.
  • Purdue reprises 'mini MBA' management programs for engineers, scientistsWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University's Krannert Executive Education Programs is continuing its longstanding collaboration with the College of Engineering and College of Science to offer two short-course "mini MBA" programs in May for engineers and scientists.
  • Purdue Notebook– Nicki Reas has joined the Purdue Alumni Association staff as assistant director of young alumni and constituent relations. Reas' responsibilities include organizing Purdue Homecoming activities, young alumni programming and geographic club activities, along with other initiatives. Reas earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Purdue in 2000. She previously was the marketing and events coordinator for the women's fraternity Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity Inc. in Indianapolis. Reas also previously served as educational programs coordinator and collegiate leadership consultant for Alpha Chi Omega.
  • Quadraspec takes top prize in Burton Morgan competitionWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Quadraspec, a Purdue Research Park company, took the top $30,000 prize today (Thursday, Feb. 17) at Purdue University's 18th annual Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurial Competition.
  • Finalists vie for $100,000 in campus business plan contestWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Finalists have been chosen to compete for $100,000 in prize money on Thursday (2/17) during Purdue University's 18th annual Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurial Competition.
  • Krannert School reorganizes MBA, executive education programsWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University's Krannert School of Management has combined the administration of its MBA and executive education programs with the goal of better serving the needs of both students and employers.
  • Finalists vie for $100,000 in campus business plan contestWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Finalists have been chosen to compete for $100,000 in prize money on Thursday (Feb. 16) during Purdue University's 19th annual Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurial Competition.
  • United Technologies executive to talk on 'Growth Through Innovation'WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A senior vice president of United Technologies Corp. will speak to Purdue University Krannert School of Management MBA candidates on Friday (Feb. 11) in Stewart Center's Fowler Hall.
  • Krannert offers short classes in advanced manufacturing, IT managementWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University's Krannert School of Management Executive Education Program is offering short-course workshops in advanced manufacturing and information technology.
  • Purdue extends deadline for life sciences business plan competitorsWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University has extended the entry deadline for its business plan competition that will award $147,000 for startup companies that describe the best path to market for products and technologies in the life sciences, biotechnology and biomedicine.
  • Krannert offers short Six Sigma and RFID workshopsWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University's Krannert School of Management Executive Education Program and Flexware Innovation are offering two short-course executive education workshops on hot business topics – Six Sigma and RFID (radio frequency identification).
  • Lilly Endowment grants $25 million to Purdue's Discovery ParkWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue officials today (Friday, Jan. 21) announced that Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded the university a $25 million grant to start four new interdisciplinary research centers and to provide operational support for six existing centers at Discovery Park.
  • Winners named in Lilly Endowment-sponsored biz plan contestsWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Winners have divided $150,000 in winnings from business plan competition in Fort Wayne, Hammond and West Lafayette.
  • Krannert School invites public to business speakers seriesWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A baker's dozen of corporate and media leaders will present their ideas to Purdue's Krannert School of Management students during spring semester. Among the speakers are a Fox News Channel anchor, Guidant Corp.'s board chairman and the former chief financial officer of a venture capital firm.
  • Purdue puts out call for life sciences business plan competitorsWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University is seeking entrants for a business plan competition that will award $147,000 for startup companies that describe the best path to market for products and technologies in the life sciences, biotechnology and biomedicine.
  • Former Sears CEO to speak in Purdue ethics seriesWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Arthur Martinez (MAR-ten-ez), former chairman and CEO of Sears, will speak on Jan. 18 as part of the Purdue Series on Corporate Citizenship and Ethics.