Purdue University Mollenkopf/Keyes Weekend

Mollenkopf/Keyes Weekend

Back to Class Sessions

SESSION 1 - 9:00 - 10:15

1Experience Leadership: A Transformational Journey From Gettysburg

Oftentimes, leadership is best learned by looking to successful leaders of the past. In this session, you will be transported to a time when some of our country’s greatest leaders emerged — on the battlefield at Gettysburg. Join Dr. Brad Alge — on the heels of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address — for a brief glimpse of a transformational leadership journey that will improve your leadership acumen and be remembered for the rest of your life.

Bradley Alge, Associate Professor of Management

2Flight Simulation: An Uplifting Educational Experience

Have you ever pondered the experience of piloting an aircraft through the sky, navigating weather and soaring above mountains — all culminating with a spot landing at your destination? Learn the fundamentals of modern flight technology as you share the thrill of flying with Robert Moser in a Purdue flight simulator.

Robert Moser, ATP-MEI,
Manager of Flight Simulation,
Purdue Flight Operations Captain

3Purdue Athletics: Winning The Future

Join Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Morgan Burke and Head Football Coach Darrell Hazell for an “Inside Purdue Athletics” update. You’ll get a glimpse of Purdue’s playbook for recruitment, lessons on rebuilding the football program, and projects on the horizon. Find out what winning is all about at Purdue for our student-athletes in competition, on the field, in the classroom and in all endeavors of life. Bring your questions about winning the future at Purdue.

Morgan Burke, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

Darrell Hazell
, Head Football Coach

SESSION 2 - 10:30-11:45

4Student First: Affordability at Purdue

Pushing to the forefront of education expense reform, Purdue has taken innovative steps to curtail student tuition costs. In this informative and interactive session, you will hear remarks from student scholarship recipients and gain insight into University scholarships and the changing cost platform.

Dale Whittaker, Vice Provost for
Undergraduate Academic Affairs

5Strengthening Computer Science

STEM leadership is one of the top Purdue Moves, and powering up Computer Science is a top priority. Get with the program, and find out what lies ahead for strengthening the nation’s first and oldest computer science program. As we enter the age of “Big Data,” discover how Purdue will educate more students to develop and build technology that will turn data into power to address growing local, national and global needs.

Sunil Prabhakar, Head of the Department
of Computer Science and Professor

Jennifer Neville, Associate Professor
of Computer Science and Statistics

6Tax Law Updates for 2014 and Solutions With Planned Giving

What impact will the 2014 tax law changes have on you? Join us for a discussion on the latest changes to the tax law and what that means to you. Preview actual case studies on how planned giving strategies can meet your philanthropic goals and lessen the tax impact of highly appreciated assets.

Marcus Knotts, Senior Director,
Planned Giving

Kathy Bowman, Director,
Development, Planned Giving

SESSION 3 - 1:30 - 2:45

7Global Impact: Expanding Student Experience

With world population growing drastically, energy, food and water resources are being depleted at an alarming rate. This session will tackle the question of how we can prepare the next generation of Purdue students to be problem-solvers who are equipped to address these pressing issues. Learn how a group of driven Purdue students are getting involved internationally and working on the challenges of energy, food, water and the environment.

John Lumkes Jr., Associate Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

8I'm With The Band: Marching Band 101

Marching Band 101 is a course designed to introduce the process of creating a marching band show from initial concepts to completion on the field. The course will begin by walking the class through the music selection process, the copyright process, drill writing, teaching and show preparation, and finally preparing the show for performance at a home football game.

Jay Gephart, Al G. Wright Chair
of Purdue University Bands and
Orchestras, Director of Bands

9Strategic Growth: Preeminent Teams in Engineering

What areas will define Purdue Engineering research in the next decade? Find out what the future may hold as the College of Engineering introduces its first four “Preeminent Teams,” whose research has the greatest potential to move the world forward. The teams, which will determine faculty hiring, are part of the college’s strategic growth initiative and the Purdue Moves initiatives designed to broaden Purdue’s global impact and enhance educational opportunities.

Preeminent Teams Leaders

PLEASE CALL (800) 213-3044 OR (765) 494-0900 BY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3.

Purdue Contacts

President's Council
(800) 213-9279
(765) 494-2418

Office of Strategic Events
403 West Wood Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2007
(800) 213-3044
(765) 494-0900

Naples Visitor Information

(800) 688-3600

Convention and Visitors Bureau
3050 North Horseshoe Drive, Suite 218
Naples, FL 34104
(239) 252-2384

Hotel Accomodations

Hotel rooms must be reserved by January 17, 2014.

Hilton Naples
5111 Tamiami Trail North
Naples, FL 34103
(239) 430-4900
(800) 445-8667

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