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A miniature replica of the university's over 2,600-acre campus.

Campus history as seen within Purdue’s Campus Model

The Purdue Campus Model has been around since 1957, but not much is known about its beginnings. Learn about this hidden icon and how it is part of Purdue’s spirit.

Dave and Donna Beering

Podcast Ep. 92: Dave and Donna Beering on Continuing Former Purdue President Dr. Steven Beering’s Legacy

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to Dave and Donna Beering, proud alumni and son and daughter-in-law of Dr. Steven C. Beering, former Purdue president.   If you’re a Boilermaker, you’ve likely heard the name “Beering” or possibly …

Engineering professor Andrew Whelton contributes to recovery efforts at communities impacted by wildfires like Maui, Hawaii.

Purdue professor ‘brings the world’ to help after Maui, Hawaii, wildfires

The sense of purpose that initially inspired Andrew Whelton still pushes him to help at disaster sites today.

Michele Buzon

Podcast Ep. 91: Purdue Research Series | A Look Into Bioarchaeology and the Ancient Nile River Valley With Michele Buzon

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to Michele Buzon, professor of anthropology in Purdue University’s College of Liberal Arts. This marks the final episode in our 2023 Purdue Research Series, which shares how Purdue provides practical solutions …

Purdue astronaut Loral O’Hara

How Purdue astronaut Loral O’Hara fulfilled her childhood space dreams

Since completing astronaut training in 2020, Loral O’Hara has been waiting for her flight to space. It’s finally coming.


Discover the comebacks of Purdue Global students 

Explore stories about the incredible people who chose to come back and move forward with Purdue Global.

Tyler Trent Award Andrew Kinder

Leukemia couldn’t stop 2023 Tyler Trent Award winner Andrew Kinder

From the moment of his leukemia diagnosis, Andrew Kinder had just one goal in mind: resuming a normal life as soon as possible.   As an honors student with a 4.3 GPA in high school, Kinder had to temper his expectations …

Dave Cappelleri and Georges Adam work in Birck Nanotechnology Center.

The world’s smallest drum

Boilermakers know that Purdue is home of the World’s Largest Drum. But have you heard about the world’s smallest drum?


All hail Purdue!

Boilermakers expect more when it comes to higher education.

Coach Ryan Walters

Podcast Ep. 90: Coach Ryan Walters and the New Era of Purdue Football

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to our new Purdue University head football coach, Ryan Walters. Listen as Coach Walters describes how he felt when he got the call from Purdue Athletics Director Mike Bobinski and what …

Andrew Kinder, sophomore at Purdue, standing in Purdue Memorial Union.

Tyler Trent Award winner back in the game after leukemia diagnosis

Andrew fell in love with lacrosse in second grade. Taking hits comes with the territory. This time, something was different.

Justin Scott

DSS special agent Justin Scott: From Purdue to the U.S. Department of State

Justin Scott’s globe-spanning career packs more action in a day than seems possible.

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