September 19, 2017

Reporter's calendar: Purdue events for journalists

JOURNALISTS: Here is a list of upcoming Purdue events that reporters may want to consider covering.

PURDUE EVENTS

* Sept. 22 – Zucrow lab expansion dedication

* Sept. 22 – Bob L. and Joyce Beery Miles Outdoor Learning Space dedication

* Sept. 22 – Wilmeth Active Learning Center dedication

* Sept. 22-23 – Purdue industrial design medical design hackathon to take place

* Sept. 23 – Boilers on Track monument dedication

* Sept. 23 – Bechtel Innovation Design Center dedication

* Sept. 25 – Anita Hill to speak on equality, equity

* Sept. 28 – Purdue alumnae take the stage for Krannert event in Indianapolis

* Sept. 29 – Event to honor professor Michael Rossmann

 

Zucrow lab expansion dedication

Sept. 22. 1-2:30 p.m. 500 Allison Road, West Lafayette. Purdue will dedicate Zucrow Labs in an event that is free and open to the public. Speakers include John Philo, graduate assistant at Zucrow Labs; Mung Chiang, John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering; and Purdue President Mitch Daniels. Zucrow Laboratories, located in the Purdue Aerospace District, is one of the nation's largest university propulsion laboratories for research aimed at reducing fuel consumption and emissions for next-generation jet engines. A related news release is available at http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2017/Q3/purdue-dedications-set-for-sept.-22-and-23.html.

CONTACT: Megan Huckaby, Purdue News Service, 765-496-1325, mhuckaby@purdue.edu

 

Bob L. and Joyce Beery Miles Outdoor Learning Space dedication

Sept. 22. 2-3 p.m. 715 Clinic Drive, West Lafayette. There will be a dedication of the Bob L. and Joyce Beery Miles Outdoor Learning Space, a playground located at Lyles-Porter Hall. Each component of the playground was selected to support children with issues related to communication, sensory and motor skills. The equipment encourages children to play together rather than in isolation, and it will be used as part of research and clinical programming in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. A related news release is available at http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2017/Q3/purdue-dedications-set-for-sept.-22-and-23.html.

CONTACT: Amy Patterson-Neubert, Purdue News Service, 765-494-9723, apatterson@purdue.edu

Wilmeth Active Learning Center dedication

Sept. 22. 3-5 p.m. Walkway east of Purdue Bell Tower. The dedication of the Wilmeth Active Learning Center is invitation-only; journalists are welcome to attend. President Mitch Daniels and Dean James Mullins will speak. Parking is available in the nearby Grant Street or Northwestern parking garages. More information about the center is available at https://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2017/Q3/wilmeth-active-learning-center-to-offer-advanced-learning-environment.html.

CONTACT: Teresa Koltzenburg, director of strategic communications for Purdue Libraries, 765-496-0069, tkoltzen@purdue.edu

 

Purdue industrial design medical design hackathon to take place Sept. 22-23

From 6 p.m. Sept. 22 through 6 p.m. Sept. 23. Matchbox Co-working Studio, 17 S 6th St, Lafayette. Purdue industrial design will host the second annual Design Good Now conference, a medical design hackathon in which participants design adaptive and assistive devices for people with disabilities. More than 2,000 students from 30 universities around the world will participate. More information is available here. A related news release is available at http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2017/Q3/purdue-industrial-design-medical-design-hackathon-to-take-place-sept.-22-23.html.

CONTACTS: Kelsey Schnieders, Purdue News Service, kschnied@purdue.edu; Amy Patterson Neubert, Purdue News Service, apatterson@purdue.edu

 

Boilers on Track monument dedication

Sept. 23. 11 a.m. On the lawn between Elliott Hall of Music, Psychological Sciences Building and Haas Hall. The Boilers on Track monument commemorates Purdue’s new student honor pledge. The monument replaces a sidewalk with 40 feet of black granite railroad track. Event speakers include Purdue President Mitch Daniels and several students. The granite ties of the tracks spell out iconic words from Purdue's new student honor pledge. More information about the pledge is available here. The project was the work of the Order of the Iron Key, a Purdue student society devoted to service-oriented leadership. More than 75 individual and student organization donors contributed more than $60,000, plus materials and labor.

CONTACT: Amy Patterson Neubert, Purdue News Service, apatterson@purdue.edu

 

Bechtel Innovation Design Center dedication

Sept. 23. 12:30 p.m. 1090 Third St., West Lafayette. The dedication of the Bechtel Innovation Design Center is free and open to the public. Speakers will be Allison Gruninger, electrical and computer engineering graduate and Purdue Engineering Student Council alumna; Gary Bertoline, dean of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute; Mung Chiang, John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering; and Purdue President Mitch Daniels. The center is a new student project facility that encourages creativity; hands-on, collaborative learning opportunities across disciplines; and the development of teamwork, problem-solving and leadership skills through curricular and student-led projects. A related news release is available at http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2017/Q3/purdue-dedications-set-for-sept.-22-and-23.html.

CONTACT: Christine Babick, director of communications for Purdue College of Engineering, 765-496-0417, babick@purdue.edu

 

Anita Hill to speak on equality, equity

Sept. 25. 6 p.m. Stewart Center’s Loeb Playhouse. Activist Anita Hill will speak about equality in a talk titled “Reimagining Equality: Inclusive Communities in Post-Obama America.” Hill will discuss how individuals address questions of equity, including sexual harassment and assault; gender and racial economic gaps; and leadership disparities. The event is free and open to the public. A related news release is available at http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2017/Q3/anita-hill-to-speak-on-equality,-equity-on-sept.-25-.html.

CONTACTS: Olivia Crouse, Purdue News Service, ocrouse@purdue.edu; Amy Patterson Neubert, Purdue News Service, apatterson@purdue.edu

 

Purdue alumnae take the stage for Krannert event in Indianapolis

Sept. 28. 6:30 p.m. Indiana Roof Ballroom, Indianapolis. The Krannert School of Management will hold its 17th annual Leadership Speakers Series. A panel of pioneering Purdue alumnae and businesswomen, including Beth Brooke-Marciniak, Linda Clement-Holmes and Carolyn Woo, will keynote the event. Several Krannert awards will also be presented. A related new release is available at http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2017/Q3/purdue-alumnae-take-the-stage-for-krannert-event-in-indianapolis.html.

CONTACT: Tim Newton, Krannert director of external relations and communications, 765-496-7271, tnewton@purdue.edu

 

Event to honor professor Michael Rossmann

Sept. 29. All day. Stewart Center’s Fowler Hall. Purdue’s Department of Biological Sciences and the Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease is presenting “A Celebration of Structural Biology Honoring Professor Michael G. Rossmann.” The event will include multiple sessions of scientific presentations and a reception and dinner in the Shively Club at Ross-Ade Stadium. A related news release is available at: https://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2017/Q3/registration-underway-for-day-long-event-to-honor-renowned-purdue-scientist.html.

CONTACT: Brian Peloza, Purdue News Service, 765-496-9711, bpeloza@purdue.edu

 

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