Entomology Cartoons

August 3, 2012

Among the historical documents in the Entomology Department archives is a large selection of cartoons having to do with insects and the people who interact with them.  Most - if not all - of these cartoons were collected by J.J. Davis.  If you...

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Special Exhibits

July 31, 2012

“Dedicated to Service…” Members of the department have been busy with the planning and implementation of a number of special festivities designed to engage and celebrate 100 Years of Entomology at Purdue University. Chief among them are the two anchor events that will mark the commencement and closing of this year of celebration. They are...

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Welcome to Bug Scout

July 20, 2012

You may have noticed the addition of "Bug Scout" to our banner photos.  Tom Turpin developed Bug Scout, the cartoon character, in the mid 1970's. Natalie Brown drew the cartoon. She based the cartoon on a photographic version of a stereotypical entomologist decked out...

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Homecoming Game and Tailgate Party

July 16, 2012

Purdue's homecoming football game (against Wisconsin) will be on Saturday, October 13th.  The department will be hosting a tailgate party outside of Smith Hall immediately before the game.  In addition, we have reserved a block of seats in the north end zone so that alumni who attend can all sit together.  To order your tickets:  1.           ...

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J.J.’s Letters to Entomology Majors in the Armed Forces

July 13, 2012

Any of you who are interested in the World War II era may want to check out the listing under "Our History - Historical Documents."  In the early 1940's Dr. Davis wrote regularly to the Purdue Entomology students who were in the armed forces.  Excerpts from those letters are included - the university enrollment,...

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