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Sunday, March 23rd, 2008
3:20 pm
Hello fellow Boilermakers! I graduated from HSCI in '92.

I'm surprised there's not more basketball talk on this board, especially after this past season. What a ride! While I was sorry to see us fall to Xavier, I was thrilled to see that we went down fighting hard, no rolling over, no giving up. Next year, wowzah, that is going to be one fantastic team!
Saturday, September 15th, 2007
11:53 am
2007 Homecoming
is anyone going back to purdue for homecoming? if so, where are you staying? all of the hotels in laf and westlaf are sold out. i'm thinking indy. anyone with any suggestions?
Tuesday, March 13th, 2007
10:32 am
Just have to say...
Its awesome to live in Michigan with UofM only in the NIT and Purdue going to the NCAA tourney :)

Work with 2 rabid UofM fans... get to have fun with them for at least a few days ;)

Current Mood: devious
Wednesday, September 6th, 2006
1:18 pm
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Monday, September 4th, 2006
12:48 pm
Artist sketch of Purdue
We went to a festival in Pontiac, MI called Arts, Eats, & Beats this weekend and found this artist's booth, they do artwork only matted/framed pictures as well as diploma holders. The purdue print is really pretty, thought I would share :) (and the fountain doesn't appear to have the damn tube in it).


If you click on the picture it blows up the artwork a bit. Was really pretty in person. :)
Sunday, September 3rd, 2006
1:07 pm
Not a big surprise, but...
Purdue 60, Indiana St. 35


I'm excited, we're finally coming back for homecoming this year...
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005
3:02 pm
We have astronauts and a stove top stuffing inventor...

Cook who helped create Stove Top stuffing dies
30-year employee of General Foods was among four who perfected recipe

Updated: 2:48 p.m. ET Nov. 23, 2005
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Ruth M. Siems, a home economist who helped create Stove Top stuffing, a Thanksgiving favorite that will be on dinner tables across the country this year, has died at 74.
Siems grew up in Evansville and graduated from Purdue University in 1953 with a home economics degree. She later took a job at a General Foods plant in Indiana, researching flour and angel food cake mixes.

She retired in 1985 and settled in a historic house in Newburgh, near Evansville.

Current Mood: working
Friday, November 18th, 2005
8:43 am
what time is the game tomorrow & what national station is carrying it?
If its not on tv (which would be highly unlikely as its a "rival matchup") I'll just have t go rip the xm receiver out of my husband's car and listen to the big ten station that picks up the Lafayette broadcast :)

I was so happy that we beat MSU, just happens that I live in MI and interact with a lot of MSU grads. I just hope our season greatly improves next year, that streak of 6 losses was pretty damn depressing, having gone to Purdue in the Drew era I expect more out of Tiller.

Current Mood: working
Saturday, September 24th, 2005
2:54 pm
Here's the fighting varsity, that wear the black and the gold...
Aaaah! There are things I need to be doing and I can't tear myself away from this football game!

PS I didn't know we were ranked! I should pay more attention.

Current Mood: Go Boilers!
Wednesday, September 7th, 2005
12:34 pm
Football Season!
It's almost time for the first boilermaker football game of the season...
(3 days)


Current Mood: excited
Wednesday, April 27th, 2005
4:49 pm
New community
I hope it's okay to post this here...

I've created a new community called indianapolis_lj. Mostly because, I no longer live there but I'd like to stay up to snuff on the happenings. Check it out, and join if you're interested! And then, tell your friends!

Thanks! :)
Tuesday, April 5th, 2005
12:29 am
Big 10 University supports animal cruelty!
Hello, I am an alumni of Purdue University and am currently attending Purdue University Calumet, both in the state of Indiana in the USA. I didn't learn until I left the main campus that we offered a course called "Furbearer Management" where the students are taught to trap furbearing animals using steel jawed leghold traps (which have been banned by the European Union because of the cruelty inherent in the trap itself). This course is taught in conjunction with a trapping group know as the Fur Takers of America and Purdue provides two credits of "continuing education" upon completion of the course. In the course, the students are taught to grade the pelts of the animal and learn how to market the fur to the public. This shows an intent to kill the animals for profit and no other reason. The course used to use mock traps and students would be graded on whether or not there'd be paw prints in the mock traps, but that's changed.

The animal rights club on my campus wants to inform the public about this cruel course Purdue University refuses to end, despite intervention by the Humane Society of the United States 3 years back. There is much more information on our club's website, please take time to check it out.

We've talked personally with the president of Purdue University, Martin Jischke and he said that our voices were just 6 of 2,000 and that they aren't considering stopping the course. We have addresses to send letters to at the bottom of the page on our website, please take the time to look at it and consider at least writing a letter. Our hands are really tied because our club only has 5 or 6 members depending on the week. Please help! Purdue University is a highly respected school that is supporting cruel trapping! This needs to end!

X-posted ALL OVER. Please repost or link back here!
Saturday, February 26th, 2005
12:38 am
Who goes on these things?
Dear PAA,

Please stop sending me daily brochures for cruises which I'm sure will be filled with people who graduated long before I was born. In the future, you may want to save money by trimming your mailing list to retirees. Or at least people over age 50. 40 if you must. But honestly. People who graduated in the last 10, 15, 20 years are not going to be signing up for this stuff. So save your postage and printing fees.

Go Boilers! (cuz if it's alumni correspondence, we have to close this way!)

Current Mood: okay
Thursday, February 17th, 2005
10:24 am
Hail Purdue!
Hello everyone! I came across this site through the big 10 bands community and thought I would join. I'm a Purdue alum who graduated in May 1999 with a BS in Computer Information Systems Technology. I was in the AAMB, Varsity Band, Variety Band and Collegiate Band. I was a member and activities committe head for TBS (Tau Beta Sigman) and also a member of AITP (Association for Information Technology Professionals). I honestly don't know how I managed to do so much and graduate with decent grades.

Anyway, just wanted to say hi to my fellow alumns!

Current Mood: complacent
Wednesday, February 9th, 2005
10:32 am
I'm new to this group, I graduated in May '04, with a degree in electrical and computer engineering technology. I was a purdue "all american" marching band piccolo from 2000-2004. I was also an active member of our TBS chapter for a year and a half. I have a new job in a new city, and I'm hoping to make some new friends online!

Current Mood: cheerful
Monday, December 13th, 2004
3:58 pm
We made it :)
I remember someone posted about this awhile ago... well Purdue is in the top 6 "game changing performance" finalists.

Now that all the votes are in, the six best Game Changing Performances of the Year have been selected.


Week 7: Wisconsin - On Wisconsin!
Week 4: Auburn - Toomer's Corner
Week 3: Troy - Rumble Young Man!
Week 6: Purdue - Boiling Over
Week 11: Pitt - Catch Me If You Can
Week 5: Wyoming - Airing It Out


Now it's your turn.

Click on or paste the following URL into your browser

to vote now and help decide which play will become this year's
Game Changing Performance of the Year. Your vote decides not only
the winning play, but also which school gets the $100,000 general

You can vote once a week from December 5th to December 30th. Then
check back on Tuesday, January 4, 2005 to see which school's play
become the Game Changing Performance of the Year and the $100,000
scholarship recipient.
Monday, December 6th, 2004
2:51 pm
Great article in the Indianapolis Business Journal... :D
Indianapolis Business Journal
VOL. 25 NO. 36, NOV. 15-21, 2004

BENNER: Boilermakers putting sorry Hoosiers to shame
By Bill Benner

Even in the (very) off chance that Indiana University beats Purdue University and carts the Old Oaken Bucket back to Bloomington, the euphoria should be short-lived and muted. Because the fact is, my dear fellow IU alumni, Purdue is flat kicking our sorry Hoosier tails. In athletics. In academic reputation. In spirit. In image. In fund-raising. In tangibles. In intangibles. It is no contest. IU still has the prettier campus. But that's about it. Academics? Purdue's Krannert School recently received national honors. At Indiana, it's the Party School that gets national acclaim. At Purdue, students prepare to visit outer space. At Indiana,students prepare to get spaced out. Purdue's president, Martin Jischke, against IU's--um,uh, oh yeah--Adam Herbert? Not even close. Hardly a week goes by without Jischke's making news, appearing in the media, trumpeting the latest Boilermaker cause, being presidential. Herbert? Sure, he's still relatively new to the job, but has anyone actually seen him? Athletic directors? Again, not even close. Purdue has Morgan Burke, an alumnus in faithful service to his alma mater, a former athlete, and one smart son of a gun. IU's A.D. is a revolving door, and
the latest to step through is--uh, um, oh yeah--Rick Greenspan, whose connection to the university family comes from a contract, not from the heart. I would have preferred someone who knows the words to the fight song ... or can at least hum it. In sports, it is true IU has claimed the most recent national champion. Thank goodness for (now retired) Jerry Yeagley's soccer program. But overall, in what was known as the "Titan Series" and is now the Crimson and Gold Cup, Purdue has won the last two seasons of all-sports head-to-head competition with the Hoosiers.
When it came to getting rid of legendary coaches, look how that worked out? At IU, the long-overdue firing of Bob Knight was a messy bloodletting that left a house bitterly divided; indeed, some of those divisions remain. And somehow, Steve Alford ended up at the University of Iowa. At Purdue, meanwhile, Gene Keady gets to do a victory lap while Matt Painter, one of his former players, serendipitously waits in the wings. Women's basketball? Again, a huge difference. Purdue dominates, both on its home floor and when the Big Ten women's tournament comes to Indianapolis every March, when hundreds of Boilermaker faithful show up. They believe in and support the women's game. By comparison, you can't get more than a few dozen IU fans to drive downtown and spend 5 bucks to watch Kathi Bennett's Hoosiers. But it is football where the greatest, most obvious and--from the IU perspective--shameful disparity exists. Sure, as of this writing, Purdue has lost four games in a row and a once-promising season is circling the drain. But to lose big games, you first have to play in them, and Joe Tiller has elevated the program to where games of consequence are the rule, not the exception. More than that, however, Purdue is big-time, Big Ten college football as it is supposed to be. A great tailgating atmosphere. Capacity or near-capacity crowds in a newly remodeled stadium with all the state-of-the-art amenities. And Purdue crowds don't just spectate; they participate. There is ritual and unity. At Ross-Ade Stadium, football games are a Boilermaker Family Reunion. Contrast that with the pathetic situation at Memorial Stadium. On a recent sunny, 70-degree afternoon--and it was homecoming,no less--there were 22,000 and change in the house. Twenty-two thousand! The smallest home crowd in 40 years! That's pitiful. That's a Crimson-faced embarrassment, made even more so by the home team's victory over (then) nationally ranked Minnesota. Indiana students don't go. Indiana alumni no longer go. They have abandoned a program when it needs them most. Not a fan of Gerry DiNardo? Me, either. But at least by showing up, you've purchased the right to express your dissatisfaction. By staying away, you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem. IU fans (an oxymoron, by the way) are by far the lamest in the Big Ten and, per capita, probably the poorest in the country. They've totally bailed on the football program, and if Mike Davis' team struggles this year, they'll quit on the basketball program. IU fans can't stomach the bad times. I don't want to hear excuses. A tough commute to Bloomington? Have you ever been to State College, Pa.? You can't get there from here, yet the Nittany Lion faithful continue to show up and fill those 100,000-plus seats, even as the Pennsylvania State University program suffers. I just don't get it, and having a sad-sack football program is no excuse for a crowd of 22,000. Even in the salad days of Bill Mallory, a sellout in the Big Ten's smallest stadium was the exception. And why the students stay away confounds me. As I've written before, I know they're not in the library on Saturday afternoons.
Anyway, Boilermakers everywhere are enjoying a hearty last laugh. I never thought I'd say it, but the bumper sticker I long ago detested is true.
Purdue is THE Indiana university.--

Current Mood: amused
Friday, October 22nd, 2004
5:25 pm
Hackers Crack Purdue's Computer System

That's just not good at all. Yikes!

Current Mood: eep
Monday, October 11th, 2004
10:12 am
I love Purdue football!!! Of course, it can be a little stressful... *twitch twitch*

P.S. For those who haven't seen yet, we're ranked 5th now!

Current Mood: cheerful
Tuesday, October 5th, 2004
2:35 pm
Vote Now!
Vote for Purdue's 100 yd touchdown return from the ND game at this link on espn.com. The winning school receives $5,000 to its general scholarship fund. Winner will be announced Thursday during ESPN's half-time show.

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