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JOURNALISTS: Here are story ideas and a list of selected Purdue events during the next two weeks.

January 17, 2003


Jan. 22 – Corporate gift to provide new scholarships
Jan. 23 – Purdue to dedicate new Colby Fitness Center
Jan. 27 – University Senate meeting
Feb. 5 – Acclaimed author Maya Angelou to speak



Corporate gift to provide new scholarships

Wednesday, Jan. 22. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. An announcement of a major corporate gift will be made. The donation will help underrepresented students and those with the greatest financial need get an education at Purdue University in engineering and computer science. Contact: Jesica Webb, Purdue News Service, (765) 494-2079, (765) 423-7326 (pager).

Purdue to dedicate new Colby Fitness Center

Thursday, Jan. 23. 3 p.m. Recreational Sports Center. Purdue will dedicate its new Colby Fitness Center, located in the lower level of the Recreational Sports Center. The center was named in honor of Ken and Linda Colby of San Diego, Calif., who donated $1 million toward construction of the 19,000-square-foot facility, which features new cardiovascular and weight training equipment. Purdue President Martin C. Jischke will present a Pinnacle Award to the Colbys and unveil a plaque. Ken Colby; Tom Robinson, vice president for student services; Carol Stickel, Recreational Sports Center director; and a student who uses the new fitness center will speak. CONTACT: Reid Ricciardi, Purdue Development Office, (765) 496-2046,; Carol Stickel, (765) 494-3113,

University Senate meeting

Monday, Jan. 27. 2:30 p.m. University Senate meeting. Stewart Center, Room 302.

Acclaimed author Maya Angelou to speak

Wednesday, Feb. 5. 7 p.m. Maya Angelou will deliver an address in the Elliott Hall of Music. Tickets for the speech will go on sale Wednesday, Jan. 15. Admission is $5 for Purdue students and $10 for the general public. Seats will be reserved for the media, however, flash photography is not permitted and only the first five minutes of her address can be recorded. In addition to Angelou's address, a variety of related campus events will take place the week of Feb. 3, for which the theme is "Project Respect: Expressions of Human Rights." CONTACT Pablo Malavenda, Office of the Dean of Students associate dean, (765) 494-1232,; Stephanie Warner, Purdue Student Government president, (765) 494-7201,

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;

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