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Herbig in NYT Article
Online VPA Listing
"Rock and Roll"
Retirement Incentive
Omnibus Lecture Series
Food Choices
IPFW Choral Union
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IPFW Events Calendar
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Art Herbig Interviewed for NYT Article

Art Herbig, instructor in media production, was recently interviewed for an article in The New York Times concerning a documentary on Corporal Pat Tillman. Tillman, a childhood friend of Herbig, was the NFL football player who died fighting for his country in Afghanistan and was posthumously promoted to corporal. Read the article

Online VPA Listing

An up-to-date list of Visual and Performing Arts events and auditions is now available online. Check back frequently for updates.

Rock and Roll with the Red Cross

It's Rock and Roll time at the American Red Cross on Coliseum Blvd. through August 28. There is a critical need for donors, and all types are needed, particularly type O.

Inside IPFW
Purdue Board of Trustees Will Consider Retirement Incentive on August 30
By Vice Chancellor Walter Branson, financial affairs
Purdue's Board of Trustees is expected to consider a proposal to offer a retirement incentive to Purdue faculty and staff on August 30. If the Board approves the proposal, the incentive will be offered beginning September 1, bringing with it a temporary change that I want to make you aware of.
With the rollout of the retirement incentive offering, the University's Voluntary Early Partial Retirement (VEPR) program will be temporarily suspended through October 29. During the retirement incentive window, no new VEPR arrangements will be approved. We will fully reinstate the program Oct. 30, 2010. 
Following the reinstatement, faculty and staff members who wish to request VEPR approval should follow the Business@Purdue protocol to initiate the standard review and decision process. Executive Memorandum C-32 mentioned in the Business@Purdue protocol can be found here.
Should the Board decide not to offer the retirement incentive, the VEPR program will continue without suspension. 
The official notice of meeting and information to access the meeting via Webcast is available here (PDF).
If you would like additional information, please contact in Human Resources, Rose Costello, Tina Grady, or Tina Sullivan.
2010-11 Omnibus Lecture Series Season
Omnibus Logo The Omnibus Lecture Series, featuring nationally recognized speakers, celebrates its 16th season of offering free lectures to the public.
  • Sean Astin, September 14, "On Acting, Leadership, and Other 'Very Important' Stuff." TICKETS REQUIRED FOR THIS LECTURE
  • Ken Auletta, October 7, "Googled: The Future Of Media"
  • Andrew Ross Sorkin, November 10, "Too Big to Fail"
  • Rick Steves, February 16, "Perspectives on Adventure, Culture, and a Changing World"
  • Patrick Henry Hughes, March 16, "Achieving Your Potential"
  • Tom Rush and Country Joe McDonald, April 27, "Activism: Then and Now"
Tickets for the Sean Astin lecture will be available beginning August 30. For complete information, read the news release or visit the Web site.
Food Choices on Campus 
Kettler Hall Ground Floor
     Subway has reopened with a whole new look. It offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner items. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri. 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
     Fresh food vending offers sandwiches, salads, fruit cups, etc.
Kettler Hall and Rhinehart Music Center Second Floors
     Frozen food vending featuring entrees and ice cream.
Walb Student Union
     Pizza Hut: pizza, pasta, salad bar, and now burgers and fries.
     Taco Bell: tacos, burritos, salads, nachos, etc.
     Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Engineering Building Lobby
     Higher Grounds Coffee Bar: various coffee blends and baked goods. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri. 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Coke and AVI vending machines are located in all buildings.
IPFW Choral Union Extends Invitation 
Choir graphicThe IPFW Choral Union is seeking community members who love to sing. The choir is open to adult singers of all ages and backgrounds, and there is no fee to join. Rehearsals are on Mondays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Rhinehart Music Center Choral Room. Informal placement auditions will be held Aug. 30 and Sept. 13. For more information, contact Aaron Mitchell at 260-481-6714 or visit his Web site.
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