April 12-13 Expanded Spring Fest offers new
Governor to discuss
Energize Indiana plan
Tuesday, April 1. 2 p.m.
Purdue Technology Center, 3000 Kent Ave. Indiana Gov. Frank O'Bannon will speak at a news conference about his
Energize Indiana plan. The plan, unveiled in December, calls for investing
$1.25 billion over the next 10 years to diversify the state's economy and spur
job growth. In addition to the governor, Purdue President Martin C. Jischke and
area mayors also are expected to speak.
CONTACT: Jeanne Norberg, Purdue News
Service, (765) 494-2084, email@example.com.
Wednesday and Thursday,
April 2-3. Stewart Center. Focusing
on Teaching's sixth annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Showcase:
Reaching New Frontiers. The event provides faculty the opportunity to
demonstrate how technology increases their teaching effectiveness. A new student
component will highlight how digital resources impact learning through a
display of class projects and an animation contest. John P. Campbell, associate
vice president for instructional computing services at Purdue, is the keynote
speaker. He will present ³Teaching and Learning in the Wireless Classroom² at
10 a.m. April 2 in Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. Additional information is
available on the Web at http://tlt.ics.purdue.edu/. CONTACT: Edward J. Evans,
Teaching and Learning with Technology co-chair, (765) 496-6496,
workshop on accessibility
Thursday, April 3, 11 a.m.
Stewart Center, Room 322. In recognition of Disability Awareness Month, Purdue
is sponsoring a workshop on accessibility. Robin Jones, director of the Great
Lakes ADA and Accessible IT Center, will speak on ³Accessible Information
Technology in Education." CONTACT: Gina Kerr, Purdue Affirmative Action
assistant director, (765) 494-7253, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purdue launches $200
million scholarship campaign, satellite coordinates available
Thursday, April 3. 11:45
a.m. Ross-Ade Stadium Pavilion,
Buchanan Club. President Martin C. Jischke will announce the largest
scholarship campaign in the universityıs history, including the new Purdue
Opportunity Awards, which will benefit one student in each of Indianaıs 92
counties. The scholarship campaign is a facet of the $1.3 billion Campaign for
Purdue announced last fall. A satellite uplink of announcement highlights will
be available from 3:30-3:45 p.m. EST. CONTACT: Jesica Webb, Purdue News
Service, (765) 494-2079 (office), (765) 427-4178 (cell phone),
U/L Type: Analog, KU-Band
SBS 6 /05 K (74ıW)
U/L: 14123.000 Mhz Vertical
D/L: 11823.000 Mhz
Allocated bandwidth (Mhz):
Board of Trustees to
Friday, April 4. 9 a.m. Board of Trustees meeting. Stewart Center, Room 326.
Sununu to speak on role
of scientists in politics
Friday, April 4. 3:30 p.m.
Former White House Chief of Staff John H. Sununu, who also is an engineer, will
speak about the need for engineers and scientists to become more involved in
politics. Sununu will deliver the 20th Annual Hawkins Lecture as part of the
three-day "Celebration of Heat Transfer at Purdue," a gathering of world
leaders in the field of heat transfer. The Hawkins lecture, from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
in Stewart Center's Fowler Hall, is open to the public and will be followed by
a question-and-answer session from 4:30-5 p.m. Sununu was governor of New
Hampshire for three consecutive terms beginning in 1983, after which he joined
the White House staff under President George H.W. Bush, serving as chief of
staff from 1989 to 1992. He holds a doctoral degree in mechanical engineering
from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was associate dean of
engineering at Tufts University from 1968 to 1973. A publication-quality
photograph of Sununu is available at
ftp://ftp.purdue.edu/pub/uns/sununu.j.jpeg. CONTACT: Emil Venere, Purdue News
Service, (765) 494-4709, email@example.com; Suresh Garimella, (765) 494-5621,
Kerr cancels, but Boilermaker Black Tie dinner still a go
Saturday, April 5. 6 p.m. Graham Kerr has canceled his appearance as keynote speaker at Purdue University's fifth annual Boilermaker Black Tie Dinner due to health reasons. The dinner will go ahead as planned, and video segments of Kerr will be shown throughout the dinner on Saturday (4/5) at the Purdue Memorial Union. The reception is at 6 p.m. in the South Ballroom of the Purdue Memorial Union, and dinner begins at 7 p.m. The event is organized by the Society of Hosteurs, a student group made up of HTM majors in the School of Consumer and Family Sciences. CONTACT: Mike Lillich, Purdue News Service, (765) 494-2077, firstname.lastname@example.org
Purdue alums featured
at leadership conference
Friday, April 11. 11:30 a.m.
The School of Consumer and Family Sciences has invited leading alumni to speak
at this yearıs Felker Leadership Conference. The conference begins at 11:30
a.m. with lunch and is followed by a panel discussion at University Inn and
Conference Center in West Lafayette. The keynote speaker is Travis Carpenter,
who received his bachelorıs degree in 2002. Carpenter is a corporate training
coordinator at Fiorellaıs Jack Stack Barbecue in Kansas City, Mo. As a student,
Carpenter was the recipient of the Statler Foundation Scholarship that honors
only five hospitality students in the nation. In the afternoon participants
will include Sheri Wilson-Gray, executive vice president and chief marketing
officer for Saks Fifth Avenue; Todd Greenwood, associate director of sales and
marketing for NCAA Hall of Champions; and Julie Eddleman, brand manager for
Procter & Gamble. The Felker Leadership Conference was established in 1993
to honor the late Dean Donald W. Felker. CONTACT: Amy Patterson-Neubert, Purdue
News Service, (765) 494-9723, email@example.com.
students to be recognized at Honors Convocation
Friday, April 11. 7:30
p.m. Purdue University faculty and
students will be recognized for their achievements during the annual University
Honors Convocation. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Elliott Hall of Music.
Provost Sally Frost-Mason will announce the award recipients. CONTACT: Jim
Vruggink, director of special projects, (765) 494-2086, firstname.lastname@example.org.
IPS Science Bound
students back on campus
Saturday, April 12. Science Bound students will be visiting Purdue for
their annual camp kickoff event and to take part in Spring Fest weekend.
Students will arrive on campus at 10 a.m. in the South Ballroom of the Purdue
Memorial Union. President Martin C. Jischke will visit with the students from
11 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. in Rooms 206, 213, 214, 306 and 307 of Stewart Center as
they tour displays of summer camp site selections in engineering, technology,
science and agriculture. Students also will visit Bug Bowl from 2-3 p.m.,
located outside of Entomology Hall. Science Bound is a partnership between
Purdue and the Indianapolis Public Schools that gives interested IPS students
an opportunity to earn a full scholarship to Purdue to study for a career in
engineering, science, math, technology or math/science education. CONTACT:
Angela Champion, (765) 494-0018, email@example.com.
compete at Rube Goldberg
Saturday, April 12. 10:30 a.m.
The 15th annual Theta Tau Fraternity's national Rube Goldberg Machine Contest
will test the can-do spirit of college engineers. The contest begins at 11 a.m.
in the Cumberland Place Exhibition Center in West Lafayette, near the Purdue
campus. Teams from Purdue and four other universities will compete to select,
crush and place a 12-ounce aluminum can into a recycling bin with a minimum of
20 steps. Journalists can shoot photos and videos of the machines beginning at
10:30 a.m. Photos and video may be shot during the event, but the area
surrounding the machines will be roped off. The contest honors the late
cartoonist Rube Goldberg, who specialized in drawing whimsical, complicated machines to perform simple tasks. CONTACT: Willie Karashin, national Rube Goldberg Machine Contest chairman, (765) 743-2461, ext. 865, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Largest Purdue library
Saturday, April 12. 10 a.m.
The Humanities, Social Science & Education Library open house will start at
10 a.m. at the libraryıs new west entrance in Stewart Center. Library tours and
demonstrations are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Journalists can view the Walter and
Saraellen Veon Electronic Reference Center, the Center for Scholarly
Communication and other new features. CONTACT: Judith Schumaker, director of
development and public relations, (765) 494-7987, email@example.com.
Purdue Bands to select
24th Golden Girl
Saturday, April 12.
10:30 a.m. During its first-ever
spring auditions, Purdue Bands will evaluate candidates for the 24th Golden
Girl, the Girls in Black and the Silver Twins. Auditions begin at 10:30 a.m. at
the band practice field across from Shreve Hall. In the event of rain,
auditions will be held in the Lambert Field House. Winners will be announced at
approximately 4 p.m. in the Elliott Hall of Music, Room 15. CONTACT: Kathy
Matter, Purdue Bands public relations director, (765) 496-6785,
Bug Bowl among top
attractions at Spring Fest
Saturday and Sunday,
April 12-13. Cockroach racing and
cricket spitting are among the many popular insect activities that will draw
thousands of visitors to Purdue University's annual Bug Bowl on Saturday and
Sunday, April 12-13. Tom Turpin, professor of entomology and Bug Bowl co-founder,
said the cricket-spitting contest made its debut in 1997 and is sanctioned by
the Guinness Book of Records. Visitors also will be able to taste foods cooked
with insects, visit a honey bee exhibit to taste some honey, stop by an insect
petting zoo and watch the cockroach races. Bug Bowl, which has gained national
exposure for its combination of entomology, education and entertainment,
celebrates its 12th birthday this year. The event is free and open to the
public. It takes place outside of Entomology Hall on the Purdue campus. Bug
Bowl is part of Spring Fest, which offers nearly 100 different events,
activities and demonstrations, and is sponsored by the schools of Agriculture,
Veterinary Medicine, Science, Consumer and Family Sciences, Education, Liberal
Arts and Engineering. CONTACT: Dana Neary, event organizer, (765) 494-9113,
Expanded Spring Fest
features new attractions
Saturday and Sunday,
April 12-13. From becoming a forensic
scientist to building and launching a rocket, Purdue Universityıs Spring Fest
offers many activities beyond the time-tested Bug Bowl and Vet School Open
House. This year's festival will take place on Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the West Lafayette
campus. Activities will be offered by seven schools, including Agriculture,
Consumer and Family Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Science, Education, Liberal
Arts and Engineering. Some of the new activities allow participants to solve a
case like a forensic science detective, dress up in costumes like actors and
actresses, build a mini-rocket and launch it, and create a charm with their
name in hieroglyphics. All events are free and open to the public. Visitors can
obtain a map and a list of all the events at http://www.ces.purdue.edu/sfest/index.html. CONTACT: Dana Neary, event
organizer, (765) 494-9133, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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