Appointments and Promotions:
-- Thomas Bacher, former vice president of marketing and sales for M.E. Sharpe Inc. of Armonk, N.Y., has been appointed director of the Purdue University Press. Bacher, who has 15 years of experience in various publishing fields, said he plans to widen the scope of the press's activities to include serial and electronic products.
-- Charles "Chuck" O'Keefe has joined the staff of Personnel Services as a human resources consultant. Formerly an attorney with the Indianapolis firm of Sommer & Barnard, O'Keefe spent the last two years representing clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Indiana Civil Rights Commission.
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-- The Council on the Status of Women is seeking nominations for its annual Violet Haas Award. The award is presented in May to a department, program or individual that has made a positive impact on behalf of women. Nomination packages, including nomination letters of two pages or less, should be sent to Carolyn Percifield at the Office of the Dean of Engineering, Engineering Administration Building, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. 47907. Nominations must be submitted by March 7.
-- Alpha Sigma Lambda, an academic honor society for undergraduate students age 24 or older, will send out invitations for new members this month. Members must have at least a 3.6 grade point average and be at least a junior. New members will be initiated April 6 in the Anniversary Drawing Room, Purdue Memorial Union. Guest speaker for the ceremony will be Tony Hawkins, dean of students. The society was established in 1945 at Northwestern University. The organization has more than 250 chapters and 11,000 members nationally.
-- The priority deadline for filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is March 1. Students attending Purdue must list the university as a data recipient in Section H, said Joyce Hall, director of the Division of Financial Aid. Information from the form is used to determine financial aid from Purdue as well as state and federal aid programs. More information is available at https://www.purdue.edu/DFA/ or by calling (765) 494-5050.
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