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Upcoming Events for Purdue Retirees

Mark Your Calendars!

May 2  PURA Monthly Meeting, MCL Cafeteria, 11  AM

Topic:  Hearing Technology — New Facts You Should Know
Speaker:  Joshua Alexander, Ph.D., CCC-A, Dept. of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences,
Assistant Professor, Purdue University

May 7 Heritage Day "200 Years of Work & Play in Indiana"

Tippecanoe Battlefield Park, Battle Ground, 10AM-5PM.  FREE.  Family event for fun day of activities and demonstrations highlighting our unique local history and place in the Hoosier story.  Tippecanoehistory.org

May 25  Spring Fling (note this is a Wednesday), PURA booth open 11:30 AM—4:00 PM.

For full schedule of events visit the Spring Fling web page.

June 6  PURA Monthly Meeting, MCL Cafeteria, 11  AM

Topic:  Fall Prevention
Speaker:  Shirley Riedek

September 12  Annual PURA Kickoff Luncheon, Four Points by Sheraton, West Lafayette

Gallery of 2016 PURA Events

Purdue Softball/Baseball

Alexander field softball

More than 20 PURA members and their guests were treated to a great weather day and a tight 1-0 Purdue women’s softball win over Illinois on Saturday, April 16.  Pitcher Gina Snyder was credited with the shutout win in a dramatic finish to the game.

With runners on second and third in the seventh inning, it took two consecutive strikeouts by relief pitcher Lilly Fecho to end the game in successful fashion. Pinch hitter and freshman Emily Kenny had hit a triple off the center field wall to score Mary Gooding with the only run of the game, after Mary was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the sixth inning. 

The tickets provided by the Campus and Community Activities Committee entitled attendees to also attend the Purdue men’s baseball game that began an hour later. Unfortunately for Boiler fans, Michigan State won that game 5-3.

Alexander field baseball

Alexander field, home of Purdue baseball,
and the nearby softball field shown in the background.

March luncheon speaker

March luncheon speaker Prof. Edwin Garcia,
Purdue University Energy Center, and PURA host Don Jones

Purposeful Living in Retirement Conference

Scott Rumble

Scott Rumble
Purposeful Living in Retirement Chair

Purposeful Living     Purposeful Living

Purposeful Living

Kate LaMar

Kate LaMar, Purdue Human Resources
PURA contact for Health Insurance

Gallery of Fall 2015 PURA Trips & Tours

Purdue DLRC & Voss Model

Voss ModelOn September 22, 2015, Thirty-five retirees attended the PURA tour of Purdue’s Discovery Learning Research Center (DLRC), designed to house research spaces to explore and study innovations in education, and the VOSS (Visiting Our Solar System) Model, located just behind DLRC. The sculpture is a model of the solar system, and is named in honor of the late Janet Voss, a Purdue astronaut who flew on five shuttle missions.

Walking Tour of Water Conservation Efforts

Rain barrel On October 8, 2015, PURA retirees attended a walking tour of Lafayette area water conservation efforts, co-hosted by the Community Committee and the Wabash River Enhancement Corporation.  The group visited local businesses and private homes.

Belle of Louisville Paddle-wheelerBelle of Louisville

On Oct. 24, 2015, a group of 55 people (including 10 PURA members) participated in the Imperial Travel tour to Louisville, Kentucky, for a trip aboard the Belle of Louisville paddle
wheel river cruiser, celebrating its 101st year.

Boarding sternwheeler

During the 3-hour tour, a full-scale German buffet lunch was served, and musical entertainment provided by a German polka band that had many of the passengers up and dancing.  While some toured the ship’s boiler room, many others enjoyed river scenery from inside the cabin, and some braved the cool weather to enjoy sights from the open-air seating on the top of the ship.Dining on sternwheeler

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