Upcoming events for Purdue retirees
Campus and Community Committee Announcements
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.
Program Committee Announces 2013-2014 Monday Luncheon Speakers
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.
|December 2||Topic: International Students and Programs at Purdue University
Speaker: Dr. Joe Potts, Associate Dean
Coordinator: Olivia Wood
|January 6||Topic: Future of the Drug War in Indiana
Speaker: Capt. Gary Sparger, West Lafayette Patrol Captain
Coordinator: Don Jones
|February 3||Topic: Purdue University Archives
Speaker: Sammie Morris, Associate Professor of Library Science
Coordinator: John Trott
|March 3||Topic: Research in Degenerative Diseases
Speaker: Dr. Mary Guerriero Austrom, PhD, Professor, Indiana Alzheimer’s Disease Center
Coordinator: Don Jones
|April 7||Topic: Update on the Big Ten Conference
Speaker: Morgan Burke, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
Coordinator: Ken Coleman
|May 5||Topic: The West Lafayette Trail System: Present & Future; and Update on the Morton Community Center
Speakers: Joe Payne, West Lafayette Parks Dept. and Bess Witcosky, Director of the Morton Community Center
Coordinator: Doug Sprenkle
|June 2||Topic: Future of Public Education in Indiana
Speaker: Prof. James Freeland, College of Education, Purdue University
Coordinator: Lyle Lloyd
|July 7||Speaker: Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski
Coordinator: Dale Margerum
|August 4||Topic: Stop Fraud & Crime Before They Strike
Speaker: Michelle Mayer, Outreach Services Director, Office of the Attorney General
Coordinator: Sue Scholer
Trips & Tours Plans November 30, 2013 Trip to Louisville
The Trips and Tours Committee invites you and your guests to join fellow retirees at the following event this fall:
Saturday, November 30 – A Christmas Celebration of the Lights – For only $89.00 per person, PURA members and their guests can enjoy a daylong trip to “Mega Cavern, Lights Under Louisville,” a holiday light spectacular event that features the only underground holiday light show with 2,000,000 points of light and 750 themed characters animated with Christmas music. In addition, participants will stop at the Galt House for their KaLightoscope, another unique and spectacular display. Imperial motorcar transportation and event admissions are included. For reservations, call IMPERIAL 447-9321 or 800-642-6645 and ask to register for the PURA trip to the Celebration of the Lights on November 30.