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September 17, 2012

Weekly liberal arts series highlights alumni

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Entrepreneurship, international affairs, and film sound preservation and restoration are some of the careers highlighted in the Purdue University's College of Liberal Arts weekly alumni series.

The fall class and speaker series is part of the GS 300, LA (Liberal Arts) Influentials course that is offered to liberal arts students and taught by Irwin Weiser, the Justin S. Morrill Dean of Liberal Arts. The class meets from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. on Fridays in Beering Hall, Room 2290. The lectures are free and open to the public as seating allows.

The dates and speakers are:

* Sept. 21. Susan Brock Williams, director of Governmental Relations for Purdue University, who earned a bachelor's degree in political science in 1990. More information is available at http://www.cla.purdue.edu/alumni/gs300/Fall%202012%20Susan%20Brock%20Williams.html

* Sept. 28. Thomas Scholl, general partner of Novak Biddle Venture Partners, who earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy in 1970. More information is available at http://www.cla.purdue.edu/alumni/gs300/Fall_2012_Scholl.html

* Oct. 5. Karen Siciliano, president of Siciliano Landscape Co. LLC, who earned a bachelor's degree in communication in 1983. More information is available at http://www.cla.purdue.edu/alumni/gs300/Fall_2012_Siciliano.html

* Oct. 12. Curt Rose, vice president and deputy general counsel of Hewlett-Packard Co., who earned a bachelor's degree in electrical and computer engineering in 1981 and a bachelor's degree in communication in 1982. More information is available at http://www.cla.purdue.edu/alumni/gs300/Fall_2012_Rose.html

* Oct. 19. Robert Heiber, vice president of Audio and Deluxe Media Services at Chace Audio, who earned a bachelor's degree in communication in 1973. More information is available at http://www.cla.purdue.edu/alumni/gs300/Fall_2012_Heiber.html

* Oct. 26. Art Dubose, vice president of human resources at Air Liquide, who earned a bachelor's degree in communication in 1988. More information is available at http://www.cla.purdue.edu/alumni/gs300/

* Nov. 2. Melissa Lewis, director of membership and external affairs at the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians, who earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in health and kinesiology, in 1999 and 2003, respectively. More information is available at http://www.cla.purdue.edu/alumni/gs300/Fall_2012_Lewis.html

* Nov. 9. Ambassador Donald Mahley, special negotiator for nonproliferation at the U.S. Department of State, who earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy in 1964. More information is available at http://www.cla.purdue.edu/alumni/gs300/Fall_2012_Mahley.html

* Nov. 16. Stephen McKinley Henderson, actor and professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at State University of New York Buffalo, who earned a master's degree in theatre in 1977. More information is available at http://www.cla.purdue.edu/alumni/gs300/Fall_2012_Henderson.html

* Nov. 30. David Omholt, chief executive officer for The Entrepreneur Authority LLC, who earned a bachelor's degree in economics in 1992. More information is available at http://www.cla.purdue.edu/alumni/gs300/Fall_2012_Omholt.html

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

Sources: Chris Sharp, director of alumni relations and special events, 765-494-7884, ctsharp@purdue.edu

Irwin Weiser, Justin S. Morrill Dean of Liberal Arts, 765-494-3661, iweiser@purdue.edu