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June 8, 2007

Purdue events calendar

EDITORS: This calendar lists events on Purdue's West Lafayette campus or involving people or programs off campus during the next four weeks. Events are free, except where noted, and are open to news media coverage. New or updated listings are designated by two asterisks (**).

Events in this calendar, plus many others, are listed in Purdue's online calendar at http://calendar.purdue.edu

EVENTS 

-- June 12. 6 p.m. Purdue Memorial Union North Ballroom. Event to honor Purdue President Martin C. Jischke. Dinner for the board of trustees, the president's cabinet, deans, University Senate, department heads, directors, student leadership, local officials, mayors, donors, state officials and others. A reception will be at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the program at 6:30 p.m. The program will include remarks from students, faculty, trustees and others.

-- June 30. 5:30 p.m. Mollenkopf Athletic Center. Culmination of the Campaign for Purdue. Event will feature Purdue trustees and cabinet members, deans, the President's Council, local officials and the steering committee of the Campaign for Purdue. Reception will start at 5:30 p.m.; dinner and program will begin at 6:15 p.m.

 

CONFERENCES

** -- Through June 9. Events run all day and take place at various locations on and off campus. The registration desk will be located in the lobby of Stewart Center and will open at 10 a.m. on June 7. 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 beginning at 1 p.m. in Stewart Center, Room 218 ABCD. The rally is sponsored by Purdue's Center for the Environment, Indiana Watershed Leadership Program and Hanover College's Rivers Institute. Registration is required and the cost is $235 for the full conference or $125 for a day pass. 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.

 

CAMPS

-- June 10-14. TOTAL (Turned on to Technology and Leadership), a camp for seventh- and eighth-graders that is targeted toward a multicultural audience. Activities will include sessions on graphic design, creating computer games, manufacturing processes and automation, a visit to the Purdue Airport and a session on surveying and math. More information, including how to register, can be found online at http://www.tech.purdue.edu/student_life/
diversity/TOTALSummerCamp.cfm
 

-- June 13 through July 3 and July 11 through Aug. 1. Camp Calcium, open to girls of all races between the ages of 12-14, is a research effort that studies how calcium and other nutrients affect the body. This year's camp will focus on measuring the effects of vitamin D on calcium absorption. The girls will take part in swimming and other sports, arts and crafts, classes taught by university staff, and field trips to nearby locations.  Campers pay $100 for programs offered during the camp but are paid $10 per day for their participation. To learn more or to register for the camp, contact Martin at bmartin1@purdue.edu  or call (765) 494-6559 or (800) 830-0175. More information, including a camper application, is available online at http://www.cfs.purdue.edu/fn/campcalcium/public.htm

-- June 24-28. TEAM (Technology's Expanding All Minds), a camp for girls in eighth and ninth grades. Some of the activities will include sessions on electronic toys, digital electronics, assembling  motors, team-building exercises with faculty from the organizational leadership and supervision department and a visit to the Purdue Airport. More information, including how to register, can be found online at http://www.tech.purdue.edu/student_life/
diversity/TEAMSummerCamp.cfm
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-- June 24-29. Computer graphics camp.  The camp is open to high school students and will include sessions on Web site development, 3-D animation, 3-D modeling, multimedia design, desktop publishing, digital illustration and computer game development. Participants will use a variety of software programs commonly used by computer graphics artists, including 3D Studio Max, Maya, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator and RHINO. More information, including how to register, can be found online at http://www2.tech.purdue.edu/cgt/information/camp/2007/

Compiled by Christy Jones, (765) 494-1089, christyjones@purdue.edu

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