April 10 , 2018

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

* April 12 – Indiana students set to showcase classroom businesses at Purdue

* April 14 – 11th annual ‘Challenge’ 5K supports Purdue cancer center research

* April 14 – Aviation Day events to honor Purdue alums

* April 14 - From a mind-controlled car and racing robotic fish to cricket spitting, this year’s Spring Fest offers plenty of fun

* April 19 – ‘Station Eleven’ author to speak at Purdue Literary Awards

 

Indiana students set to showcase classroom businesses at Purdue

April 12. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Krannert Drawing Room. The Classroom Business Enterprise showcase will feature businesses started by students and teachers from schools in Lafayette and statewide. The event, which is free and open to the public, serves as a “market” where students display their products or ideas. Classrooms received funding, training and support from the Purdue Center for Economic Education, which coordinates the program and the annual showcase, as well as the Indiana Council for Economic Education.

CONTACT: Joseph Paul, Purdue News Service, 765-494-9541, paul102@purdue.edu

 

11th annual ‘Challenge’ 5K supports Purdue cancer center research

April 14. 8:30 a.m. Ross-Ade Stadium. The annual Challenge 5K Run/Walk to raise money for cancer research will take place. All of the money raised from the Challenge 5K supports work at the Purdue Center for Cancer Research. In total, the race has raised over $715,000 for cancer research at Purdue. This year, the Challenge 5K aims to raise $60,000. The Purdue Center for Cancer Research will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2018. A related release is available at http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2018/Q2/11th-annual-challenge-5k-supports-purdue-cancer-center-research.html.

CONTACT: Kayla Zacharias, Purdue News Service, 765-494-9318, kzachar@purdue.edu

 

Aviation Day events to honor Purdue alums

April 14. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Purdue University Airport. The third annual Purdue Aviation Day will honor alumni in various fields of aviation with its theme Wings of Success. The event is free and open to the public, and attendees may fly in, drive in or walk in to celebrate Purdue aviation. Military aircraft are among the attractions this year, with Department of Aviation and Transportation Technology alumni flying in two F/A-18 Hornets. The U.S. Army also is flying in a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter.

CONTACT: Brian Huchel, Purdue News Service, 765-494-2084, bhuchel@purdue.edu

 

From a mind-controlled car and racing robotic fish to cricket spitting, this year’s Spring Fest offers plenty of fun

April 14-15. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Grounds of Purdue College of Agriculture, 615 W. State St. Guests at this year’s Spring Fest, hosted by Purdue University Extension, might feel like extras in an epic science fiction film. They’ll have a chance to race robotic fish, operate a mind-controlled model car and interact with monstrous insects nearly half-a-foot long - all to celebrate the joy of learning. A related release is available at https://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2018/Q2/from-a-mind-controlled-car-and-racing-robotic-fish-to-cricket-spitting,-this-years-spring-fest-offers-plenty-of-fun.html.

CONTACT: Darrin Pack, Agricultural Communications, 765-494-8415, dpack@purdue.edu

 

‘Station Eleven’ author to speak at Purdue Literary Awards

April 19. 8 p.m. Stewart Center’s Fowler Hall. Author Emily St. John Mandel will present a reading from “Station Eleven” as part of the College of Liberal Arts’ 2018 Literary Awards. The reading will be followed by a book signing. More information is available at https://www.cla.purdue.edu/english/literaryawards/.

CONTACT: Joseph Paul, Purdue News Service, 765-494-9541, paul102@purdue.edu

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