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January 13, 2003
STORY IDEAS1. Spring semester study abroad reception 2. Corporate gift to provide new scholarships 3. Purdue to dedicate new Colby Fitness Center 4. University Senate meeting 5. Acclaimed author Maya Angelou to speak
PURDUE EVENTSJan. 15 - Purdue, NASA kick off new nanotech center Jan. 15 - Spring semester study abroad reception Jan. 23 - Corporate gift to provide new scholarships Jan. 23 - Purdue to dedicate Colby Fitness Center Jan. 27 - University Senate meeting Feb. 5 - Acclaimed author Maya Angelou to speak
Purdue, NASA kick off new nanotech center
Wednesday, Jan. 15. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Luncheon meeting to formally announce a new NASA Institute for Nanoelectronics and Computing, a collaboration of six universities led by Purdue. The meeting will be in the Purdue Memorial Union North Ballroom. Researchers also will hold a series of meetings Thursday and Friday to talk about the new institute and to discuss another new federally funded nanotechnology effort. CONTACT: Emil Venere, Purdue News Service, (765) 494-4709, email@example.com.
Spring Semester study abroad reception
Wednesday, Jan. 15. 5-7:30 p.m. The Programs for Study Abroad Office is hosting a reception in Young Graduate House, Room 105, for returning Purdue students and incoming study abroad participants. About 60 incoming international students from 15 countries are expected to attend. Contact: Michael Starks, marketing and publications coordinator, (765) 494-9866, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corporate gift to provide new scholarships
Wednesday, Jan. 23. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A "press coffee" will be in the Purdue Memorial Union to announce and discuss a major corporate gift. 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, email@example.com; Carol Stickel, (765) 494-3113, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com; Stephanie Warner, Purdue Student Government president, (765) 494-7201, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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