Welcome to another issue of The Communicator.
Our department is very fortunate to have many outstanding alumni, and this publication gives us a chance to focus a spotlight on their activities. Please let us know what you are doing. It's important to us to learn about your successes since leaving Purdue. Jane Natt and her students do a great job in putting out this publication each semester, and we are very appreciative of their work.
This is going to be a very interesting semester at Purdue. Martin Jischke is stepping down as Purdue's president and as I write this column, a search for his replacement is in its final stages. We have a new dean in the College of Liberal Arts, and I expect there will be other changes in the near future.
Our program continues to evolve and change, and we will welcome four new faculty colleagues to West Lafayette in the fall semester. In August, we will see the launch of the new "Big Ten Television Network." Our program is very involved in this effort with Pat Rochon coordinating Purdue student internships for this fledging cable network.
We continue to be excited by our international activities, and we expect to announce new initiatives in the next issue of this publication. We welcome your contributions … write and tell us what you are doing!