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August 21, 2012

Conference to examine past, future of Title IX

The "Title IX @ 40: Looking Back, Moving Forward" conference on Oct. 11 will focus on Title IX's effect on Purdue, women's sports and education over the past 40 years as well as future challenges and opportunities.

The conference will be 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Ross-Ade Stadium's Shively Club.

The day's events will include presentations and panel discussions. Joni Comstock, former Purdue senior associate athletic director and currently senior vice president for championships for the NCAA, will be the keynote speaker.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was signed into law on June 23, 1972, by President Richard M. Nixon. Title IX is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity.

The event is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Ethics and Compliance, Diversity Resource Office, Intercollegiate Athletics, Office of Institutional Equity, Purdue Alumni Association, the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence, Women for Purdue, and Women's Resource Network.

To register, visit www.conf.purdue.edu/TitleIX. For registration information, contact Ed Keller at 49-49482.

For conference information, contact Barbara Devine at titleix@purdue.edu.