JOURNALISTS: Here are story ideas and a list of selected Purdue events during the next two weeks.
November 4, 2002
Purdue EventsFriday, Nov. 8 Cookie man Wally 'Famous' Amos to speak
Friday, Nov. 8 'Refrigerator Rights' book signing
Friday, Nov. 8 President's Council views Purdue's oldest book
Monday, Nov. 11 through Tuesday, Nov. 12 ROTC group to conduct remembrance ceremony
Alumnus to discuss Joint Fighter Program in fourth Boeing Lecture
The officer in charge of the Joint Strike Force Fighter Program will be at Purdue on Monday (11/18) to discuss the next generation advanced weapon system program, as well as his thoughts on leadership and life.
Maj. Gen. John L. Hudson, executive officer and program director, will deliver the fourth annual William E. Boeing Distinguished Lecture on "Life, the Universe and the Joint Strike Fighter Program."
The lecture, sponsored by School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, begins at 4 p.m. in Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. A reception will follow the lecture in Stewart Center's west foyer.
Hudson was commissioned in 1973 after being honored as a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has a bachelor's degree in astronautical engineering and a 1974 Purdue master's degree in aeronautics and astronautics, national security and strategic studies, and management.
As executive officer and program director of the Joint Strike Fighter Program, Hudson works for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition in Arlington, Va. This program will develop and produce the next generation strike warfare weapon system for the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force; the Royal Navy and Air Force; and for other partner countries.
Hudson's awards and commendations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Defense Superior Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, and the U.S. Air Force Commendation Medal.
CONTACT: Tim Bobillo, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics development director, (765) 494-9124, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students to learn stats during Purdue-Ohio State football game
Indianapolis Public Schools students involved in the Science Bound program, along with their parents and mentor teachers, will visit Purdue's West Lafayette campus on Saturday (11/9) to attend the Purdue-Ohio State game.
But they won't just be cheering they will be keeping track of statistics for the football players.
The students will be greeted by Purdue President Martin C. Jischke when they arrive on campus at 9 a.m. Jischke will then speak with the students in the Class of 1950 Lecture Hall, Room 224.
Before heading to Ross-Ade Stadium for the game, the students will be "schooled" in the art of taking football statistics by Dustin Allen, a senior majoring in organizational leadership and supervision.
Each student will keep statistics on a designated player and will be seated in rows 55-63, section 13, so they can monitor their individual players. Students can be identified by their black Science Bound T-shirts.
Science Bound, a partnership between Purdue and Indianapolis Public Schools, is a program that gives underrepresented students an opportunity to earn a full scholarship to Purdue to study for a career in engineering, science, math, technology or math/science education.
Journalists wishing to cover this event can make arrangements by contacting Jesica Webb, Purdue News Service media coordinator, (765) 494-2079, email@example.com; pager, (765) 423-7326.
A story with additional information about the Science Bound program is available at http://news.uns.purdue.edu/uns/html3month/020905.Gery.scibound.html.
CONTACT: Julia Hains, Science Bound program director, (765) 494-7861, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cookie man Wally 'Famous' Amos to speak
'Refrigerator Rights' book signing
President's Council views Purdue's oldest book
ROTC group to conduct remembrance ceremony
Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096; email@example.com