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September 22, 2002

Purdue-based council celebrates 50 years of service to teachers, students

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Indiana Council for Economic Education, based at Purdue University, on Oct. 10 will celebrate its 50th anniversary of providing teacher training and resources to K-12 educators.

"Just as celebrating 50 years of marriage is an important milestone in two people's lives, we believe that the partnership of business, labor, agriculture, education and government that is the ICEE should be celebrated for not only existing 50 years, but thriving as a statewide voice and vehicle for economic education," said Beverly Brewer, director of development and public relations for the Indiana Council for Economic Education.

The anniversary celebration, which is open to the public, will be at the Indianapolis Athletic Club. The day will begin with a teachers' award program at 4 p.m., followed by a demonstration of the mini-economy curriculum. Mini-economy is a program in which students experience entrepreneurship in the classroom.

There will be a dinner at 6:30 p.m., with celebration ceremonies immediately following. The master of ceremonies will be Scott Swan, news anchor at Channel 13-WTHR. The keynote speaker during the dinner will be Peter Harrington, former executive director of the ICEE. Also included in the activities will be a silent auction and historical displays. The evening will conclude with music, dancing and social time.

The ICEE is a partnership of leaders from business, labor, agriculture, education and government dedicated to increasing economic literacy in Indiana. Through a statewide network of 13 regional university centers, and in cooperation with the Indiana Department of Education, the ICEE provides economic education training, materials and consulting assistance to thousands of Indiana educators each year.

The cost for the event is $60.00, which covers the meal, dessert bar and evening's entertainment. For more information, contact the ICEE at (765) 494-8545 or go online.

Writer: Meggie Issler, (765) 494-8402, agnews-stories@purdue.edu

Source: Beverly Brewer, (765) 496-3780, brewerb@mgmt.purdue.edu

Ag Communications: (765) 494-2722; Beth Forbes, bforbes@aes.purdue.edu; http://www.agriculture.purdue.edu/AgComm/public/agnews/


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