May 25, 2007

Reporters' Calendar: Purdue Events for Journalists

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

May 25, 2007

 

PURDUE EVENTS

• May 25 through June 11 - First Science Bound class to graduate from IPS

• June 7-9 - Indiana Rivers Rally to provide info on protecting waterways

First Science Bound class to graduate from IPS

May 25 through June 11. Indianapolis Public Schools. Thirty Science Bound students who have earned four-year scholarships to Purdue will celebrate the next step in their academic careers during eight Indianapolis Public Schools graduation ceremonies May 25 through June 11. Science Bound, a program initiated by Purdue President Martin C. Jischke, mentors eighth-grade to 12th-grade IPS students and encourages them to take classes in preparation for future careers in science, engineering, technology, agriculture and math-science education. Upon acceptance, the students receive an opportunity to earn a full-tuition scholarship to Purdue to study in an approved technical field. Twenty-five of the students have enrolled at Purdue and will begin classes Aug. 20. Approximately 250 students from eighth grade through high school will continue in the Science Bound program in the fall. For a complete list of high school graduation dates and times or assistance in arranging student interviews, contact Marydell Forbes, Purdue News Service, (765) 496-7704, mforbes@purdue.edu .

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

 

Indiana Rivers Rally to provide info on protecting waterways

June 7-9. Stewart Center. The Indiana Rivers Rally will offer presentations, workshops and field trips to educate the community on ways to protect the state's rivers and watersheds. The conference will include a special session to organize the state's first Indiana Rivers Alliance. Award-winning author and photographer Tim Palmer and best-selling author James Alexander Thom will present keynote addresses. The rally is sponsored by Purdue's Center for the Environment, Indiana Watershed Leadership Program and Hanover College's Rivers Institute. More information is available online at http://www.indianariversrally.org  or by calling Brent Ladd, learning and engagement coordinator for the Center for the Environment at (765) 494-1949.

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

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