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JOURNALISTS: Here is a list of selected upcoming Purdue events.

March 31, 2003

Purdue Events

  •  April 1 – Governor to discuss Energize Indiana plan
  •  April 2-3 – Event showcases teaching technology
  •  April 3 – Purdue sponsors workshop on accessibility
  •  April 3 – Purdue launches $200 million scholarship campaign, satellite coordinates available
  •  April 4 – Board of Trustees to meet
  •  April 4 – Sununu to speak on role of scientists in politics
  •  April 5 – Kerr cancels, but Boilermaker Black Tie dinner still a go
  •  April 11 – Purdue alums featured at leadership conference
  •  April 11 – Purdue faculty, students to be recognized at Honors Convocation
  •  April 12 – IPS Science Bound students back on campus
  •  April 12 – Five universities compete at Rube Goldberg
  •  April 12 – Largest Purdue library celebrates renovation
  •  April 12 – Purdue Bands to select 24th Golden Girl
  •  April 12-13 – Bug Bowl among top attractions at Spring Fest
  •  April 12-13 – Expanded Spring Fest offers new attractions

     

    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, jnorberg@purdue.edu.

    Event showcases teaching technology
    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, edevans@purdue.edu.

    Purdue sponsors 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, aao@purdue.edu.

    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), jwebb@purdue.edu.

    Satellite Coordinates:
    U/L Type: Analog, KU-Band
    SBS 6 /05 K (74ıW)
    U/L: 14123.000 Mhz Vertical
    D/L: 11823.000 Mhz Horizontal
    Allocated bandwidth (Mhz): 43.000

    Board of Trustees to meet
    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, venere@purdue.edu; Suresh Garimella, (765) 494-5621, sureshg@ecn.purdue.edu.

    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, mlillich@purdue.edu

    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, apatterson@purdue.edu.

    Purdue faculty, 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, jvruggink@purdue.edu.

    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, aachampi@purdue.edu.

    Five universities 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, chairman@rubemachine.com.

    Largest Purdue library celebrates renovation
    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, jschumkr@purdue.edu.

    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, kcmatter@purdue.edu.

    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, bug_bowl@entm.purdue.edu.

    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, bug_bowl@entm.purdue.edu.

    Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096; purduenews@purdue.edu


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