April 30, 2007

Reporters' Calendar

Purdue Events for Journalists

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

PURDUE EVENTS

* May 1 - History professor to speak on 'Megabucks and Microloans'

*  May 10 - Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman, John Engler to speak at Advanced Manufacturing Summit

*  May 11 - Seniors from ROTC programs to be commissioned during ceremony

*  May 11-13 - Purdue graduates to take part in commencement ceremonies

*  May 15 - Dedication set for Discovery Park's Mann Hall

*  May 18 - University to celebrate Jischke's accomplishments at reception

History professor to speak on 'Megabucks and Microloans'

May 1. Noon. University Inn, 3001 Northwestern Ave. John Larson, professor of history, will speak on "Megabucks and Microloans." His talk is about Muhammad Yunis and the Grameen Bank. Reporters are welcome to join Rotary for lunch, which is served from 11:30 a.m. to noon. The program begins at noon and the speaker begins about 12:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Amy Patterson Neubert, Purdue News Service, (765) 494-9723, apatterson@purdue.edu

 

Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman, John Engler to speak at Advanced Manufacturing Summit

May 10. 9:15 a.m. Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman and John Engler, ex-governor of Michigan and president of the National Association of Manufacturing, will speak at Advancing Manufacturing VI: Manufacturing Competitiveness: Firm, Industry and Regional Imperatives for Success. The conference will examine improving a firm's supply chain competitiveness. A related news release is available at http://news.uns.purdue.edu/x/2007a/070412SullivanSummit.html

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

 

Seniors from ROTC to be commissioned during ceremony

May 11. 11 a.m. Purdue Memorial Union South Ballroom. Maj. Gen. Richard B. Moorhead, commanding general of the 38th Infantry Division of the Indiana Army National Guard, will commission approximately 50 graduating seniors from Purdue's Army, Naval and Air Force ROTC programs as second lieutenants and ensigns.

CONTACT: Christy Jones, Purdue News Service, (765) 494-1089, christyjones@purdue.edu

 

Purdue graduates to take part in commencement ceremonies

May 11-13. Elliott Hall of Music. Purdue will award degrees during four commencement ceremonies. Division I will be 8 p.m. May 11 with the College of Technology and the School of Management. Division II will be at 9:30 a.m. May 12 with the College of Education, College of Engineering and School of Veterinary Medicine. Division III will be at 2:30 p.m. May 12 with the colleges of Liberal Arts and Science. Division IV will be at 9:30 a.m. May 13 with the colleges of Agriculture; Consumer and Family Sciences; and Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Sciences. Journalists must have media passes to attend.

CONTACT: Christy Jones, Purdue News Service, (765) 494-1089, christyjones@purdue.edu ; Mike Willis, Purdue News Service, (765) 494-0371, jmwillis@purdue.edu

 

Dedication set for Discovery Park's Mann Hall

May 15. 1:30 p.m. Gerald D. and Edna E. Mann Hall, 203 S. Intramural Drive. A dedication ceremony will take place for the $12.4 million Mann Hall in Purdue's Discovery Park. The two-story building will provide laboratories and offices for e-Enterprise Center, Center for Advanced Manufacturing, Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, Oncological Sciences Center and Purdue Homeland Security Institute. Purdue President Martin C. Jischke and Discovery Park director Alan Rebar will make remarks. The Manns also will speak during the ceremony.

CONTACT: Phillip Fiorini, Purdue News Service, (765) 496-3133, pfiorini@purdue.edu

 

Purdue to celebrate Jischke's accomplishments

May 18. 3:30-5 p.m. Purdue Memorial Union North and South ballrooms. All-university retirement reception for Purdue President Martin C. Jischke. The event is open to the members of the university and community and will feature brief remarks from board of trustees chairman J. Timothy McGinley and Jischke. A related news release is available at http://news.uns.purdue.edu/x/2007a/070425JischkeHistory.html

CONTACT: Kim Medaris, Purdue News Service, (765) 494-6998, kmedaris@purdue.edu

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

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