June 4, 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

* Through June 11 - First Science Bound classes to graduate from IPS

* June 5 - Audiologist to speak about how noise in society damages hearing

* June 6 - Workshop to focus on clinical partnerships for cancer research

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

* June 19 - Purdue's VP for human relations to speak at Lafayette Rotary

First Science Bound classes to graduate from IPS

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 Indianapolis Public Schools graduation ceremonies. 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

 

Audiologist to speak about how noise in society damages hearing

June 5. Noon. University Inn, 3001 Northwestern Ave. Robert Novak, a professor of audiology and head of Purdue's Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, will speak to the Lafayette Rotary Club on "How Noise in Society Today is Damaging Hearing." 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

 

Workshop to focus on clinical partnerships for cancer research

June 6. 6 p.m. Purdue Biomedical Engineering Building, 206 S. Intramural Drive. Wael Harb, of the Horizon Oncology Center, will lead a workshop for faculty and clinicians titled Targeted Therapies for Advanced Breast Cancer. The session is sponsored by Discovery Park's Oncological Sciences Center and the Horizon Oncology Center.

CONTACT: Phillip Fiorini, Purdue News Service, (765) 496-3133, (765) 427-3009 (cell), pfiorini@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

 

Purdue's VP for human relations to speak at Lafayette Rotary

June 19. Noon. University Inn, 3001 Northwestern Ave. Alysa Christmas Rollock, Purdue's vice president for human relations, will speak about diversity at the university. 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: Maggie Morris, Purdue News Service, (765) 494-2432, maggiemorris@purdue.edu

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

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