January 17, 2017

Reporter's Calendar: Purdue Events for Journalists

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

PURDUE EVENTS

* Jan. 17 - Harry Belafonte to speak at Purdue Martin Luther King Jr. celebration

* Jan. 20 – PayPal CIO to speak at Krannert Executive Forum

* Jan. 30 – Presidential Lecture Series features J.D. Vance

 

Harry Belafonte to speak at Purdue Martin Luther King Jr. celebration

Jan. 17. 7 p.m. Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse. Harry Belafonte, singer, songwriter, actor and social activist, will give the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address. Belafonte is the first black performer to win an Emmy Award and the first recording artist to sell more than a million copies of a single album with "Calypso" in 1956, featuring his hit “Day-O.” Belafonte met Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on King's visit to New York City in the early 1950s. Belafonte and King developed a deep and abiding friendship, and Belafonte played a key role in the civil rights movement, including the 1963 March on Washington. A related news release is available at http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2016/Q4/harry-belafonte-to-speak-at-purdue-martin-luther-king-jr.-celebration.html.

CONTACT: Renee Thomas, director of Purdue’s Black Cultural Center and co-chair of the Martin Luther King Jr. Planning Committee, 765-494-3091, rathomas@purdue.edu

 

PayPal CIO to speak at Krannert Executive Forum

Jan. 20. 11:30 a.m. Krannert Auditorium. Brad Strock, chief information officer at PayPal (San Jose, California), will speak as part of the Krannert Executive Forum. The talk is open to the public, as space permits, and free of charge. A related news release is available at http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2017/Q1/top-business-leaders-to-speak-during-krannert-executive-forum.html.

CONTACT: Tim Newton, Krannert School of Management, 765-496-7271 tnewton@purdue.edu

 

Presidential Lecture Series features J.D. Vance

Jan. 30. 6:30 p.m. Loeb Playhouse. J.D. Vance, New York Times contributor and author of “Hillbilly Elegy,” will speak as part of the Spring 2017 Presidential Lecture Series. Vance is a political commentator and frequent guest on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC and CNBC. A related news release is available at http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2016/Q4/authors,-investor-headline-spring-2017-presidential-lecture-series.html.

CONTACT: Jim Bush, Purdue News Service, 765-494-2077, jsbush@purdue.edu

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