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August 13, 2003

Purdue student leaders to attend retreat at Camp Tecumseh

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Approximately 90 student leaders at Purdue University will attend the fourth annual Student Leaders Retreat on Aug. 20-22 at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Ind.

The theme for this year's retreat, sponsored by the student activities and organizations area of the Office of the Dean of Students, is Freshly Squeezed Leadership. Retreat attendees will learn about leadership, collaboration, networking, embracing diversity and being inclusive. A panel of campus administrators will be assembled to provide updates on campus events and answer questions. A town meeting, during which student organization leaders will share information about upcoming events and programs, also will take place.

Purdue President Martin C. Jischke and several Purdue vice presidents will join the student leaders for lunch in Heritage Hall at noon on Thursday, Aug. 21. Karyn Nishimura Sneath of "Npower," a consulting company that focuses on empowering leaders, will be the keynote speaker.

Bridget Williams Golden, leadership coordinator, said the student leaders look forward to the retreat each year.

"The Student Leaders Retreat serves as a dynamic energizer for our student leaders," Golden said. "It gets them back and ready for the school year. The retreat will be most beneficial to students who are involved in undergraduate student organizations that plan campuswide programs, provide diversity education, sponsor diversity programs, govern a large segment of the student population or produce a campus publication, since it will foster collaboration between other organizations and administrators at Purdue."

For registration information or a complete schedule of events, visit the retreat Web site.

CONTACT: Golden, (765) 494-1232,

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;

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