Reporter's Calendar: Purdue Events for Journalists

April 20, 2015  


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

PURDUE EVENTS

* April 20 - Water.org official to speak during Earth Week activities

* April 21 – International Programs to recognize students, community members at reception

* April 22 - Earth Day Soundscape Festival scheduled for Discovery Park

* April 24 - Ford Motor executive to give Krannert talk

 

Water.org official to speak during Earth Week activities

April 20. 7 p.m. Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. Rich Thorsten, director of international programs at Water.org, will present this Earth Week talk as part of Discovery Lecture Series on the global problems of those who live without safe and basic sanitation. His talk, “The Value of Capital in Securing Safe Water and Sanitation Tomorrow and Today,” is free and open to the public. Event organizers are Purdue Global Sustainability Institute and Purdue Water Community.

CONTACT: Phillip Fiorini, 765-496-3133, 765-427-3009 (cell), pfiorini@purdue.edu

 

International Programs to recognize students, community members at reception

April 21. 6-7:30 p.m. Dauch Alumni Center’s Prusiecki Room. International Programs will recognize students and community members at its spring awards reception. Awards given will include the Martin C. Jischke International Student Year of the Award, the Integration Award and two community member awards. During the event, domestic students who have created a welcoming environment for international students will be honored. The event’s speakers are Gebisa Ejeta, Distinguished Professor, 2009 World Food Prize Laureate and director of the Purdue Center for Global Food Security, and Martin C. Jischke, former Purdue president.

CONTACT: Amy Patterson Neubert, 765-494-9723, apatterson@purdue.edu

 

Earth Day Soundscape Festival scheduled for Discovery Park

April 22. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Discovery Park. Sounds of all kinds will take center stage for the first Earth Day Soundscape Festival event, led by the Center for Global Soundscapes in Discovery Park. The public festival will offer live music, interactive instruments, museum kiosks, artists and painters in action, a multimedia room, and a lecture. The event coincides with the center's Record the Earth initiative that encourages citizens to record sounds around them and upload them via a mobile device app. For more information, go to https://www.globalsoundscapes.org/. A related news release is available at http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q2/discovery-park-center-plans-soundscape-festival-to-share-earths-sounds.html.

CONTACT: Phillip Fiorini, 765-496-3133, 765-427-3009 (cell), pfiorini@purdue.edu

 

Ford Motor executive to give Krannert talk

April 24. 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Krannert Auditorium. Dave Pericak, director of global performance vehicles for Ford Motor Co., will give a Krannert School of Management Executive Forum talk, which is free and open to the public as seating permits.

CONTACT: Judith Barra Austin, Purdue News Service, 765-494-2432, jbaustin@purdue.edu 

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