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May 7, 2007

Reporter's 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 7 - Purdue trustees to vote on university's next president

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

* May 11 - Purdue to dedicate tennis center

* 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 - Purdue trustees to meet

* May 18 - University to celebrate Jischke's accomplishments

Purdue trustees to vote on university's next president

May 7. 2 p.m. Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse. Trustees will meet on the Loeb Playhouse stage to vote on a candidate to succeed Martin C. Jischke as Purdue's 11th president. Following the vote, the candidate will speak and be available to answer audience questions. A live Webcast of the vote and announcement will be available via the Purdue home page at http://www.purdue.edu. Journalists planning to cover the announcement must arrange for credentials in advance by contacting Larry Farr, Purdue News Service, at (765) 494-5014, lfarr@purdue.edu. The credentials will be available to journalists on Monday (May 7) at Loeb Playhouse prior to the announcement. A news release will be available to media at Loeb Playhouse and also will be sent via e-mail. An updated news release will be available after the announcement at Purdue's home page. A satellite uplink of the announcement will begin at 2 p.m. (ET). Satellite information is as follows:

U/L TYPE: Analog

Band Type: Ku-Band

SBS-6 Transponder 15

U/L: 14368.00 (Vertical)

D/L: 12068.00 (Horizontal)

CONTACT: Jeanne Norberg, Purdue News Service director, (765) 494-2084, (765) 491-1460 (cell), jnorberg@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

 

Purdue to dedicate tennis center

May 11. 3:30-5 p.m. Indoor courts, Dennis J. and Mary Lou Schwartz Tennis Center. Purdue President Martin C. Jischke, Intercollegiate Athletics director Morgan J. Burke, Purdue men's tennis coach Tim Madden and two tennis players will provide remarks at the formal dedication ceremony of the tennis center. Dennis Schwartz also will speak. The $7.2 million facility was made possible by gifts from Schwartz, John and Connie Basham of Lafayette, and the Purdue Employees Federal Credit Union.

CONTACT: Marydell Forbes, Purdue News Service, (765) 496-7704, mforbes@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: 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 the e-Enterprise Center, Center for Advanced Manufacturing, Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, Oncological Sciences Center and Purdue Homeland Security Institute. A related news release is available at http://news.uns.purdue.edu/x/2007a/070501RebarMann.html

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

 

Purdue trustees to meet

May 18. 8:30 a.m. Stewart Center, Room 326.

CONTACT: Brian Zink, Purdue News Service, (765) 494-2080, bzink@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 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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