General Updates
November PCC Meeting
Mark your calendar for the next Purdue Communicators Council meeting. This meeting will be held on Microsoft Teams. 
Date: November 21
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.  
Meeting Link: Microsoft Teams Meeting
Purdue in the News
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‘Piano Man’ Bruce Barker on His Purdue Experience, Playing in Front of Millions and Retirement
In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to Purdue’s “Piano Man,” Bruce Barker. 
Despite growing up in Lafayette, Bruce didn’t see himself attending Purdue. He wasn’t the best student while in school, and he didn’t peg himself as someone who would succeed in college.  
But after high school, he struggled to find meaningful work without a college degree. On a whim, he applied to Purdue. Pretty soon, Bruce was auditioning for the Varsity Glee Club, teaching himself to play piano and reinventing himself as the person we’ve come to know and love for decades — Purdue’s “Piano Man.” 
In Bruce’s nearly three decades on the stage, he has become a beloved fixture in the Boilermaker community, attracting thousands to his weekly shows and even inspiring alumni to return from as far away as Georgia, Colorado, Florida and Texas. 
Tune in to discover how Bruce got his job at the Neon Cactus, his favorite memories from performing in front of millions, the story of the night he met his wife during a performance, what it meant to give back to Purdue during the pandemic — and why he’s decided to hang up the mic at the end of the 2023 fall semester.  
Bruce Barker
Communicators' Tip of the Week
An Astronaut and a Communication Advocate Return to Their Alma Mater as Presidential Ambassadors
Andrew “Drew” Feustel launched himself from the Cradle of Astronauts into a life dedicated to the pursuit and promotion of space, serving as commander of the International Space Station and NASA's acting chief of astronauts. Now Drew and his wife and partner, Indira, a speech-language pathologist, are helping others make those small steps to giant leaps as Purdue graduates and as thoughtful and strategic explorers into new frontiers through an appointment as Presidential Ambassadors of Purdue University. Read more here.
Presidential Ambassadors
Pioneering Astronaut, Purdue Alumna Beth Moses to Join President Chiang for Presidential Lecture Series
Commercial space pioneer Beth Moses, who has successfully completed three spaceflights for Virgin Galactic and serves as its chief astronaut instructor, will join Purdue President Mung Chiang at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, in Stewart Center’s Fowler Hall for a conversation as part of the Presidential Lecture Series.
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John Purdue
Creative Content Library Available
Friendly reminder that the Creative Content Library is available for campus partners to utilize on Photoshelter. This library holds valuable resources for campus marketers such as ranking graphics, photos and more. Browse the gallery on Photoshelter.
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LinkedIn Update
LinkedIn has made some changes to how they collect "Total Follower" counts on pages which may effect your accounts. They are removing any inactive accounts, including restricted and hibernated accounts when it comes to showing followers. 

So you might notice a loss in follower count in the next coming weeks.
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