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Anthrop Family

Podcast Ep. 56: Boilermakers for Life: The Anthrop Family Legacy

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re highlighting the story of the Anthrop family, a Purdue Athletics legacy from West Lafayette, Indiana. If you’re a Purdue sports fan, you’ve probably heard the name Anthrop. Brothers Dru, Danny and Jackson …

Purdue Day of Giving

Podcast Ep. 55: Purdue Day of Giving Celebrates Boilermaker Spirit and Community

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re diving into Purdue Day of Giving, an annual event to support Purdue’s giant leap as one of the world’s leading academic institutions. Every year on Purdue Day of Giving, thousands of alumni, …

Purdue couple

Podcast Ep. 54: Boilermaker Bond: Celebrating 45+ Years of Marriage

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” two couples share their love stories that began during their time at Purdue University. Randy and Linda Shields, co-chairs of President’s Council (part of the Purdue for Life Foundation), and Norm and Karen …

Gene Keady

Podcast Ep. 53: In-depth with Purdue Basketball Icon Coach Gene Keady

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to Purdue basketball icon Coach Gene Keady. It’s prime time for college basketball season and March Madness is officially here. What better way to celebrate than to listen to our episode …


Podcast Ep. 52: Aviation Alum, Philanthropist Scott Niswonger on Purdue’s Lifelong Impact

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to Scott Niswonger, founder and chair of the Niswonger Foundation, which was established to make a positive and sustainable difference in education in Northeast Tennessee. After graduating from Purdue, Scott (associate …


Podcast Ep. 51: In-depth with Purdue Women’s Basketball Head Coach Katie Gearlds

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to Katie Gearlds, the first-year Purdue women’s basketball head coach. As an Indiana native and former Purdue player, Coach Gearlds describes what it feels like to have her dream job and …


Podcast Ep. 50: Purdue Celebrates Black History Month

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re celebrating Black Boilermaker excellence with stories from three Purdue University alumni who have made significant giant leaps.   Amber Johnson (above, PhD computer science ’19), Sydney Simone (BA communication ’19), and Curtis Baylor …


Podcast Ep. 49: Purdue-Discovered Drug Strengthens Fight Against Cancer

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re featuring a Boilermaker whose innovations are changing and saving lives across the world. Philip Low, Purdue University’s Presidential Scholar for Drug Discovery and the Ralph C. Corley Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, developed …


Podcast Ep. 48: NASA Space Suit Engineer Amy Ross Discusses Purdue’s Impact on Her Career

On this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to Amy Ross, NASA Space Suit Engineer and Purdue alumna. Listen in as Amy discusses her first big design project at NASA, working with her father (NASA astronaut and fellow Purdue …


Podcast Ep. 47: This Is Purdue’s Greatest Hits of 2021

On this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re celebrating some of our most popular episodes of 2021 to ring in the new year! Listen in as we share clips from episodes with Purdue University President Mitch Daniels, men’s head basketball …


Podcast Ep. 46: Purdue Super Fans Featuring Comedian Joey Mulinaro

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re highlighting Purdue super fans including comedian Joey Mulinaro, two young sisters who are aspiring to be part of Purdue’s All-American Twirling Team one day, and even a Golden Retriever who is the …


Podcast Ep. 45: Purdue’s Whitest Paint Appears in Guinness World Records

In this episode of This Is Purdue, we’re sharing a new update from our conversation with Xiulin Ruan, professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University.  In an effort to curb global warming, Xiulin and his team created the whitest white …