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Upcoming events for Purdue retirees

Spring Fling 2014 Registration

Spring Fling will be held on Thursday, May 22 at the Memorial Mall. PURA members are welcome to attend the scheduled events or to work as a volunteer. Please fill out the information form available here.

2014 Monday Luncheon Speakers

PURA luncheon

We hope you will join us for lunch at the MCL Cafeteria in West Lafayette the first Monday of each month.  You will have an opportunity to visit with friends and to learn from an interesting speaker who will keep us current on the activities of Purdue and the community.

Lunch is available from 11:00 a.m., and the programs begin at 11:50 in the Purdue Room.

August 4    Topic: Update on the Big Ten
Speaker: Morgan Burke, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
Coordinator: Ken Coleman


Kickoff Luncheon Set for September 8

Register Now Online

All Purdue retirees are invited to join former colleagues and friends at the PURA Annual Kickoff Luncheon at Four Points by Sheraton on Monday, September 8, 2014.  The cost this year is only $15, a reduction from the past three years.  President Daniels will be the featured speaker and will bring us an update on campus initiatives and events.

Doors to the Grand Ballroom will open at 11:30 a.m.  The luncheon will begin at 12:00 noon. Attendees will be eligible to win door prizes given by local merchants.  Drawing for door prizes will start at 11:45 a.m.

In additon, PURA will begin a new exciting program at this luncheon, a “common read” of a Purdue University Press book that can be purchased at a reduced price immediately after the luncheon and will be discussed by PURA readers at a later date.  The first book selected for this momentous occasion is Angie Klink's The Deans’ Bible: Five Purdue Women and Their Quest for Equality. Copies will be available to PURA attendees and their guests at the fall luncheon for $20.00, a 1/3 reduction of the book's regular price.

Registration for the Kickoff Luncheon will be handled through the Division of Conferences and can be paid with credit card through the online web site www.conf.purdue.edu/pura
All reservations must be received no later than Friday, August 22, 2014.

See you at the Kickoff!

Exercising at the Cordova Center

A number of great options for exercise are now available to PURA members at the France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center. Ask at the Co-Rec desk for a schedule of Group X, Limited Retiree options, that are basically available before 2 PM on weekdays. The price is amazing — only $20 for the classes, in addition to the semester membership charge of $75; and the price of each is pro-rated by the month as the semester advances.

Among other options: Mondays Zumba Gold is available from 8:30 to 9:20 and Tai Chi from 9:30 to 10:20. On Tuesday Step N' Sculpt is scheduled from noon to 12:50. On Wednesday Zumba Gold is from 8:30 to 9:20 and Vortex Challenge is from 12:15 to 12:45. On Thursday Water Walking is from 9:30 to 10 and Deep Water Fitness is from noon to 12:45. See the schedule for other more vigorous options on weekdays and weekends.

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