Appointments, honors and activities
• Campus activities:
-- The MD Steer Audiology and Speech Language clinics will provide free speech, language and hearing screenings to adults from the community from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 20. Individuals who have ringing in the ears, exposure to loud noise, ear infections, difficulty hearing in noisy rooms, difficulty swallowing, hoarse voice or loses voice easily should consider participating in a screening. The screenings will be held in the basement of Heavilon Hall, and individuals should call 765-494-3789 to make an appointment for a screening. More information about the clinics, is available at http://www.cla.purdue.edu/slhs/clinics/
• Faculty and staff honors:
-- Marshall Porterfield, a Purdue professor of biological engineering, moderated a panel of scientists discussing "Space and the Emerging Biological Economy" for the U.S. House Committee on Science and Technology on Thursday (Sept. 16) in the Rayburn House Office Building. The discussion was held in conjunction with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology. The panel focused on educating the congressional committee on the emergence of the biological economy and leveraging of telemedicine, agriculture, energy and the environment and how space biological research can and has enabled those applications.
-- Arden L. Bement Jr., director of Purdue's Global Policy Research Institute, has been named a recipient of the 2010 Navigator Award from the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. The awards will be presented to recipients during an Oct. 21 banquet in Washington, D.C. Bement, a former Purdue nuclear engineering professor and department head, served as director of the National Science Foundation since 2004 and previously was director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Navigator Awards are presented to members of Congress and to representatives of the executive branch, industry and academia in recognition of distinguished contributions in the arena of science and technology.
• Alumni honors:
-- The 2010 College of Liberal Arts Emerging Voice Award winners have been named. They are:
* Stephen Caliendo, who earned his ?master's and doctorate degrees in political science in 1995 and 1998, respectively, from Purdue, is now a professor of political science at North Central College in Naperville, Ill.
* Kenya Davis-Hayes, who earned her doctorate degree in American Studies in 2005 from Purdue, is now an assistant professor of American history at California Baptist University.
* Gerritt VanderMeer, who earned a bachelor's degree in German in 1996, a bachelor's degree in engineering in 1996 and a bachelor's degree in theater in 1997 from Purdue, is now a professional actor who has worked in classical, contemporary and musical theatre, as well as film, television and commercials.
The award is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and the college's Alumni Board, in cooperation with the Purdue Alumni Association, to recognize young alumni from the college who are successfully achieving their career goals, serving their communities, and representing the college’s mission by shaping today’s world while imaging a better one. The alumni will be honored Sept. 24. More information is available at http://www.cla.purdue.edu/alumni/awards/emergingvoice/
-- Betsy Marti, community adviser to the Barbara Cook chapter of the Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society at Purdue, recently received the Excellence in Advising Award, the national society’s top award for a chapter adviser. Marti is one of five advisers who received the award during the 2010 Mortar Board National Conference in July. She was nominated by students from the Barbara Cook chapter. Marti received both her bachelor’s degree in vocational education and a master’s degree in housing and community development from Purdue.