September 18, 2018

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. 21 - Groundbreaking for Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Purdue SEL

• Sept. 21 - Boilermaker Night Train Parade

• Sept. 22 – Giant Leaps announcement

• Sept. 22 – Homecoming activities

• Sept. 25 – Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Advocacy Day at Purdue

• Sept. 25 - Akinwumi Adesina, World Food Prize laureate to speak at Scale Up Conference

• Sept. 26 – Political commentators to discuss Supreme Court nomination, arguments in American politics at 150th Giant Leaps event

• Oct. 18 – Former First Lady Laura W. Bush and daughters will speak at Purdue

 

Groundbreaking for Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Purdue SEL

Sept. 21. 3 p.m. Northwest corner of State Road 231 and State Road 26 (across the street from Purdue Technology Center Aerospace, 1801 Newman Road). Groundbreaking for Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, a 100,000-square-foot facility for electric power research. Reporters attending are asked to contact Tom Coyne at Purdue Research Foundation, 765-588-1044, tjcoyne@prf.org

 

Boilermaker Night Train Parade

Sept. 21. 8 p.m. The parade route will begin at Memorial Mall and will end at the University Street and Stadium Avenue intersection. Participants will distribute goodies to those lined up to watch the parade.

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

 

Giant Leaps announcement

10:30 a.m. Sept. 22. The outdoor courtyard behind the Union Club Hotel at the Purdue Memorial Union. A very special surprise Giant Leaps announcement by Board of Trustees Chairman Michael Berghoff and President Mitch Daniels.

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

 

Homecoming activities.

Sept. 22. 9-11 a.m. on Stadium Mall. Various Homecoming activities will take place during the morning of the 2018 Homecoming game and all colleges will be represented with booths and various family-friendly activities. Also new this year is a Boiler Beer Garden.

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

 

Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Advocacy Day at Purdue

Sept. 25. 10 a.m. to noon. Lyles-Porter Hall. Purdue’s Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Student Advocacy Council will host an advocacy event for government leaders; Purdue administrators; and speech, language and hearing sciences faculty and students. At the event, students and faculty will showcase departmental clinical services and research and discuss important issues, as well as provide lab tours, advocacy training for students and faculty and roundtable discussions. This Purdue event was inspired by the January 2018 Legislative Day at the State Capitol that the student group organized along with the Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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

 

Akinwumi Adesina, World Food Prize laureate to speak at Scale Up Conference

Sept. 25. 4 p.m. Stewart Center’s Loeb Playhouse. Adesina is president of the African Development Bank and Purdue alumnus. Expanding technologies that can improve and save millions of lives will be the focus of Purdue University’s Scale Up Conference on Sept. 25-27, the first of its kind in North America. The event will be livestreamed.

CONTACT: Emma Ea Ambrose, 765-494-2406, eeambros@purdue.edu 

 

Political commentators to discuss Supreme Court nomination, arguments in American politics at 150th Giant Leaps event

Sept. 26. 6:15 p.m. Stewart Center’s Fowler Hall. The Giant Leaps Series: The Current Supreme Court Nomination and Evolving Arguments in American Politics is free and open to the public. Renowned political writers and commentators Ben Domenech and Ezra Klein will be featured speakers at an upcoming 150 Years of Giant Leaps event. Domenech, the founder and publisher of The Federalist, and Klein, editor-at-large and founder of Vox, will join Purdue President Mitch Daniels for an hourlong conversation and audience Q&A. Related news release.

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

 

Former First Lady Laura W. Bush and daughters will speak at Purdue

Oct. 18. 6:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. “Women in the White House and Beyond: A Conversation with Mrs. Laura W. Bush, Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Bush Hager” is presented by the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of History as part of the Sears Lecture Series. This is one of many events celebrating Purdue’s Sesquicentennial, 150 Years of Giant Leaps. Photographs and video recordings, without sound, for b-roll footage are permitted during the first three minutes of the talk. No other recordings, including audio recordings, are allowed. No other pre- or post-event activities will take place. More information, including ticket information, is online.

CONTACT: Joseph Paul, Purdue News Service, 765-494-9541, paul102@purdue.edu

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