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March 19, 2007

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PURDUE EVENTS

* March 20 - President to discuss Purdue during Indianapolis luncheon

* March 21 - USDA secretary to visit Purdue for renewable fuels discussion

* March 22 - TAP to offer manufacturing workshop in Madison

* March 22 - Executive director of Great Lakes Initiative to speak at Center for the Environment

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

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

USDA secretary to visit Purdue for renewable fuels discussion

March 21. 4 p.m. Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns will visit Purdue to discuss the 2007 Farm Bill and learn more about renewable fuels research on campus. The public is invited to hear a short presentation by Johanns on the Bush Administration's proposed Farm Bill, followed by a roundtable discussion on renewable fuels research led by Purdue Agriculture researcher Bernie Tao. Tao and other Purdue researchers will highlight progress in biofuels research and take questions. Johanns will begin his campus visit with a tour of Purdue's cellulosic ethanol research labs at 3:30 p.m. Leading the tour will be Michael Ladisch, director of Purdue's Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering. A related news release is available at http://news.uns.purdue.edu/x/2007a/070316WoodsonJohanns.html

CONTACT: Beth Forbes, Purdue Ag Communications, (765) 494-2722, forbes@purdue.edu

 

TAP to offer manufacturing workshop in Madison

March 22. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Venture Out Business Center, 975 Industrial Drive, Madison, Ind. The Purdue Technical Assistance Program will offer a free program on the principles of lean manufacturing and value-stream mapping. The Southern Indiana Manufacturing Network also will highlight best practices in manufacturing of its member companies. The program is designed to help Indiana manufacturers better capitalize on growth opportunities by forming strategic partnerships and alliances among member organizations. Assisting in the program are the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce, Madison-Jefferson County Economic Development Corp. and the Indiana Small Business Development Corp. To register, contact Sean Furlow at (317) 850-0260, sfurlow@purdue.edu.

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

 

Executive director of Great Lakes Initiative to speak at Center for the Environment

March 22. 1-2 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 214 A-B. David A. Ullrich, executive director of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, will be the keynote speaker for the Center for the Environment's graduate research showcase. His talk, titled "Environmental Problem Solving in the Future ? The Challenge of Integrating Disciplines," will address challenges expected over the next few decades in the environmental field and why society will need professionals with expertise across a wide range of disciplines to help solve those issues.

CONTACT: Elizabeth Gardner, Purdue News Service, (765) 494-2081, ekgardner@purdue.edu; Brent Ladd, (765) 494-1949, laddb@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

 

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

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

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