Five percent of children under the age of 5 show signs of stuttering before they reach elementary school. For some unknown reason, about two thirds of these children grow out of the speech disorder by the time they turn 8. The other half is not so lucky. Why some children recover and others do not is a mystery that Purdue professors Anne Smith and Christine Weber-Fox (MS LA’85, PhD LA’89) are trying to solve.
In what many students dub the perfect mix – clever costumes and bars that open at 7:00 a.m. – the Village in West Lafayette wakes up early on home football game and Grand Prix Saturdays. Begun in the mid-1980s, Breakfast Club’s increasing popularity prompted change in 2009: barriers temporarily narrowed State Street to widen sidewalks and Purdue police stepped off campus to share foot patrols with West Lafayette officers.
On the eve of the Big Ten season, with expectations as high as they’ve been in years, the Purdue men’s basketball team is hoping Chris Kramer will help make 2010 a season to remember with his football-like intensity on the hardwood.
Cale Burdick, now faring well on the professional skiing circuit while simultaneously preparing for a professional life in the pharmacy field, hopes his Purdue pharmacy degree will help keep his skiing career in high gear.
Foundation gifts have made a major mark on Purdue, and alumni are playing key roles in making a difference. This feature story highlights the students that are being directly touched by these gifts.
Throughout its 125-year history of service, Purdue’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has helped advance research and education, provided innovative healthcare applications, formed global partnerships, and graduated a myriad of leaders who are making their own contributions.
Feature in Nov/Dec 2009 Purdue Alumnus
Art Direction and Design: Ryan Gibboney
Photography: Supplied by University Archives