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ENE Memo: April 22, 2013

From the Head: 4/22

The book for the Common Reading Program at Purdue for 2013-14 is No Impact Man, the story of Colin Beavan as he tries to live more sustainably by reducing his impact on the planet.

"The Common Reading Program provides a shared first year experience for all new students (first years and transfers) that sets high academic expectations for students from the onset of their undergraduate career. It engages students, faculty, and staff in a common intellectual experience through year-long programming. The Common Read intends to stimulate discussion, critical thinking, and classroom integration".

We have purchased sufficient copies of the book for all staff and faculty who work with FYE students, so that the experience of reading this book is truly a shared one.   

In the spirit of the topic of the common read and our espoused values, we should challenge ourselves as a school to find effective and sustainable ways to reduce our impact in 2013-14. Maybe we could finally achieve the long-awaited nirvana of the "paperless office." If so, I could finally find my desk again! 

Something to consider on this Earth Day 2013


Being socially conscious in what we do and how we do it - espoused value ENE Strategic Plan, p3.

Calendar: 4/22

Spring 2013

  • April 24: Final Faculty Meeting for 2012-13 (8:30-9:20)
  • May 8-9: ENE Advance (9:30-3:30) ENE's Second Decade

Summer 2013

  • June 17 - July 11:  STAR​ (Student Transition, Advising and Registration)

Fall 2013

  • Aug 13: ENE Faculty Advance 
  • Aug 14: BGR lunch
  • Aug 14-16: ENE PhD orientation
  • Aug 19: Classes Begin
  • Sept 27: 2nd Annual First-Year Engineering Friday
  • Sept 28 Homecoming & Family Weekend
  • TBD:   ABET Site Visit (Mon + Tues; most likely in Oct)
  • Nov 8: Engineering Education Industrial Advisory Council (E2IAC) 
  • Nov 9: ENE Friends at the Football
  • Nov 14: 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Engineering Colloquium

Kudos: 4/22 David Radcliffe on being named a Fellow Member of the American Society for Engineering Education. David will be inducted at ASEE's annual awards banquet on June 26. Lorie Groll on successfully defending her dissertation last week. George Bodner (Courtesy ENE Faculty) on receiving a Purdue Morrill Award for 2013. The award recognizes faculty members whose careers have demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, and engagement. INSPIRE on the publication of J-PEER 3:1. Check it out at

News and Information: 4/22

President's Forum

President Mitch Daniels invites all faculty, staff and students to join him for a President’s Forum at 8 a.m. April 25 in the East and West Faculty Lounges, Purdue Memorial Union. The forum will feature remarks and a panel discussion about innovation and commercialization and steps Purdue is taking to encourage entrepreneurism among faculty, staff and students.

The forum will be webcast via Windows Media Live Stream at mms://

It will be archived on the President’s Website after the event at mms://

To suggest content for future issues of ENE Memo, contact David Radcliffe or Lisa Tally by midday Friday for the following week's issue.