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March 5, 2007

Reporters' Calendar

JOURNALISTS: Here is a list of upcoming events at Purdue that reporters may want to consider covering.

 

PURDUE EVENTS

 

*  March 5 - Hip hop activists, authors to discuss gender issues in art form

*  March 6 - Pharmacy dean to speak about plans for the college

*  March 6 - Ackerman Center sponsors student program on Holocaust

*  March 9 - Ratheon executive to discuss ethics

*  March 23 - Motorola director of quality to speak on the global workplace

*  March 23  - Science Bound students to compete in Bridge Bust contest

*  March 29 - National Institute on Drug Abuse speaker to discuss medication for addiction

*  March 30 - United Bank of Switzerland adviser  to speak at Krannert

*  April 6 - Home Depot executive to speak at Krannert

*  April 13 - Terex Corp. president/coo to speak at Krannert

*  April 20 - La-Z-Boy director of consumer research to speak at Krannert

*  June 19 - VP for Human Relations Alysa Christmas Rollock to speak at  Lafayette Rotar

Hip hop activists, authors to discuss gender issues in art form

March 5. 7 p.m. Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. The Black Cultural Center will present a town hall meeting called Does Hip Hop Hate Women? A Community Dialogue. The discussion will be moderated by Bakari Kitwana, author and co-founder of the National Hip Hop Political Convention, and will include a range of issues associated with race and hip hop. Panelists include Tracy Sharply-Whiting, author of "The Black Feminist Reader"; Joan Morgan, author of "When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost: A Hip-Hop Feminist Breaks it Down"; Raquel Rivera, author of "New York Ricans from the Hip Hop Zone"; and Mark Anthony Neal, author of "That's the Joint!: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader" and several other books. A related release is available at http://news.uns.purdue.edu/x/
2007a/070216ThomasWomen.html

CONTACT: Renee Thomas, Black Cultural Center director, (765) 494-3091, rathomas@purdue.edu

 

Pharmacy dean to speak about plans for the college

March 6. 12:30 p.m. University Inn. Craig Svensson, dean of the College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Sciences will speak about plans for the college at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Lafayette. His talk, titled "Plans for the College: Making a Difference Near and Far," will feature new initiatives to improve patient safety in Indiana. Reporters are welcome to join Rotary for lunch, which is served 11:30 a.m. to noon. The program begins at noon and the speaker begins about 12:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Elizabeth Gardner, (765) 494-2081, ekgardner@purdue.edu

 

Purdue's Ackerman Center sponsors student program on Holocaust

March 6. 10 a.m. Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. More than 400 local elementary and middle school students will participate in a student program as part of the 26th annual Greater Lafayette Holocaust Remembrance Conference. Children?s author and Holocaust survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan will discuss her book, "Four Perfect Pebbles," which details her family's experiences during the Holocaust. The age-appropriate program is sponsored by the James F. Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship.

CONTACT: Tanya Brown, (765) 494-2079, tanyabrown@prudue.edu

 

Raytheon executive to discuss ethics

March 9. 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Rawls Hall, Room 1086. John Balaguer, vice president and general manager of Raytheon Technical Services Co., will speak on "Business Ethics in the Defense Industry." His talk is part of the Krannert Executive Forum, which brings in business professionals to speak to undergraduates. Since the primary purpose of the lecture is educational, journalists are requested to not ask questions during the presentation. Videotaping and photography are not permitted during the formal part of the lecture but are allowed during the student question-and-answer sessions. Interviews with speakers can be prearranged.

CONTACT: Tim Newton, Krannert School of Management director of external relations, (765) 496-7271, tnewton@purdue.edu

 

Motorola director of quality to speak on the global workplace

March 23. 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Rawls Hall, Room 1086. Rodney Glass, director of quality at Motorola will present "Are You Global Ready? Fine Tuning Your Complete Skills in Our Global Workplace." His talk is part of the Krannert Executive Forum, which brings in business professionals to speak to undergraduates. Since the primary purpose of the lecture is educational, journalists are requested to not ask questions during the presentation. Videotaping and photography are not permitted during the formal part of the lecture but are allowed during the student question-and-answer sessions. Interviews with speakers can be prearranged.

CONTACT: Tim Newton, Krannert School of Management director of external relations, (765) 496-7271, tnewton@purdue.edu

 

Science Bound students to compete in Bridge Bust contest

March 23. 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Tippecanoe Mall, Lafayette, Ind. Science Bound students from Indianapolis Public Schools will compete against teams from other central Indiana high schools to build and then break bridges in the Bridge Bust contest. The annual competition, administered by the Purdue University chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers, features bridges the teams construct from 20 sticks of balsa wood and a bottle of glue. Bridges will be judged on their loading efficiency, aesthetic qualities and structural concepts. Loading efficiency will be determined by pouring sand into buckets that will be hanging from the bridges. The bridge that can hold the most weight wins that category. The media are invited to take photos and video footage of the bridges breaking.

CONTACT: Marydell Forbes, (765) 496-7704, mforbes@purdue.edu

 

National Institute on Drug Abuse speaker to discuss medication for addiction

March 29. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 218 A-D. Eliot Gardner, chief of the neuropsychopharmacology section of the intramural research program of the National Institute on Drug Abuse will present "Medication Development for Treating Addiction: New Strategies Based on the Brain's Role in Addiction." Gardner will discuss a recently identified receptor in the brain that is key to the development of new anti-addiction, anti-craving and anti-relapse medications. He also will discuss recent developments in research to treat such addictions as nicotine and alcohol dependence.

CONTACT: Elizabeth Gardner, (765)494-2081, ekgardner@purdue.edu, or P.V. Ramachandran, (765) 494-5303, chandran@purdue.edu

 

United Bank of Switzerland adviser  to speak at Krannert

March 30. 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Rawls Hall, Room 1086. Michele Fanner, wealth management adviser for United Bank of Switzerland will speak on "Creating Opportunities." Fanner's talk is part of the Krannert Executive Forum, which brings in business professionals to speak to undergraduates. Since the primary purpose of the lecture is educational, journalists are requested to not ask questions during the presentation. Videotaping and photography are not permitted during the formal part of the lecture but are allowed during the student question-and-answer sessions. Interviews with speakers can be prearranged.

CONTACT: Tim Newton, Krannert School of Management director of external relations, (765) 496-7271, tnewton@purdue.edu

 

Home Depot executive to speak at Krannert

April 6. 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in Rawls Hall, Room 1086. As part of an undergraduate class, the Krannert Executive Forum brings in business professionals to talk about their careers. Colleen Repplier, president of Creative Touch Interiors, Home Depot: "Top 10 learnings on how to manage your own career." Since the primary purpose of the lecture is educational, journalists are requested to not ask questions during the presentation. Videotaping and photography are not permitted during the formal part of the lecture but are allowed during the student question-and-answer sessions. Interviews with speakers can be prearranged.

CONTACT: Tim Newton, director of external relations,  Krannert School of Management, (765) 496-7271, tnewton@purdue.edu

 

Terex Corp. president/coo to speak at Krannert

April 13. 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in Rawls Hall, Room 1086. As part of an undergraduate class, the Krannert Executive Forum brings in business professionals to talk about their careers. Thomas Riordan, president and Chief Operating Officer, Terex Corp.: "Being flexible + adding value = very valuable." Since the primary purpose of the lecture is educational, journalists are requested to not ask questions during the presentation. Videotaping and photography are not permitted during the formal part of the lecture but are allowed during the student question-and-answer sessions. Interviews with speakers can be prearranged.

CONTACT: Tim Newton, director of external relations, Krannert School of Management, (765) 496-7271, tnewton@purdue.edu

 

La-Z-Boy director of consumer research  to speak at Krannert

April 20. 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in Rawls Hall, Room 1086. As part of an undergraduate class, the Krannert Executive Forum brings in business professionals to talk about their careers. Tom Zwolan, director of consumer research, La-Z-Boy: "Making the La-Z-Boy brand relevant in the 21st century." Since the primary purpose of the lecture is educational, journalists are requested to not ask questions during the presentation. Videotaping and photography are not permitted during the formal part of the lecture but are allowed during the student question-and-answer sessions. Interviews with speakers can be prearranged.

CONTACT: Tim Newton, director of external relations,  Krannert School of Management, (765) 496-7271, tnewton@purdue.edu

 

V.P. for Human Relations Alysa Christmas Rollock to speak at  Lafayette Rotary

June 19, Noon, University Inn, 3001 Northwestern Ave. V.P. for Human Relations Alysa Christmas Rollock will speak about diversity at Purdue. Reporters are welcome to join Rotary for lunch, which is served 11:30 a.m. to noon. The program begins at noon and the speaker begins about 12:30 p.m.

CONTACT:  Maggie Morris, University News Service, (765) 494-2432, maggiemorris@purdue.edu

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