- Footsteps on the moon and a promise at home: Indiana’s flagship public university celebrating 150 Years of Giant Leaps to better the world
Neil Armstrong’s voice crackled over the NASA feed almost 50 years ago from the surface of the moon as he proclaimed “… One giant leap for mankind.” It is probably the best-known giant leap in the world, but Purdue’s faculty, students and alumni continue
to strive making giant leaps to solve the world’s greatest challenges. Purdue University is celebrating 150 years of innovation by looking forward, beginning with the Giant Leaps Sesquicentennial Campaign kickoff event during homecoming week and concluding
with an astronaut reunion during Homecoming 2019.
- Purdue AD and former student-athletes to highlight Krannert event in Indianapolis
Purdue University’s Mike Bobinski and a trio of championship-winning Boilermaker alumni will share the spotlight at the Krannert School of Management’s 18th annual Leadership Speakers Series on Oct. 11 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis. Taking
“A Night of Champions” as its theme, the event will feature a discussion with Bobinski, Purdue’s vice president and director of Intercollegiate Athletics; Ukari Figgs, a mechanical engineer and member of the Boilermakers’ 1999 NCAA women’s basketball championship
team and former WNBA champions the Los Angeles Sparks; former Purdue men’s basketball All-American and current ESPN broadcaster Robbie Hummel; and former Purdue men’s football player Matt Light, who won three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots.
- Krannert’s John McConnell recognized by University College Dublin with honorary doctorate
Krannert Professor John J. McConnell was among seven outstanding leaders across various fields of academia whose career achievements were recognized by University College Dublin (UCD) with honorary doctorates at its recent conferring ceremonies. McConnell,
a leading financial economist, is renowned for his stellar leadership in the finance discipline. He is the Burton D. Morgan Distinguished Chair of Private Enterprise (in Finance) at the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, where he has spent
much of his career and won numerous teaching awards.