We have some of our biggest events of the year coming soon. Read below for details and links to RSVP!
Annual Dinner Meeting
- Wednesday, May 29, 6-8:30 pm
- 6030 Chandler Ct., Westerville, OH 43082
- Cost: $25/person
Family-Style Italian Dinner Menu
Dinner salad, penne pusateri (pasta with marinara, mushrooms/onions/peppers, and mozzarella), fettucine alfredo, and chicken piccata
The Club will provide appetizers of fried mushrooms and mozzarella garlic bread.
Nonalcholic beverages are included; a cash bar will be available.
A high school football player may take anywhere from 200 to 1800 hits to the head during the course of a single season. Now Purdue Professors Eric Nauman, Thomas Talavage and Larry Leverenz are leading a team of neurotrauma researchers who are asking whether these impacts might impair the brain, even if a player shows no clinical signs of a concussion. They are using MRI technology to locate biomarkers indicating brain damage or a predisposition to brain disease.
Findings could aid efforts to develop safety guidelines that stipulate the number of hits a high school player should receive and may help determine techniques that coaches and players might use to reduce the severity of blows to the head. The work has also led to the development of new shock-absorbing materials for football and military helmets.
We’ll hear about their findings and potential applications and impacts at all levels of play – Dr. Leverenz was recently named the head of the NFL’s new Head Health Initiative medical advisory panel.
To RSVP and pay via PayPal, please go here. Please respond no later than Thursday, May 23.
Student Welcome Picnic
It’s almost that time – to bring new and returning students together, and send them off for another great school year. This is a great event for student and alumni families of all ages.
- Sunday, July 28, 5:30-8:30 pm
- Sycamore Shelter at Blendon Woods Metro Park
- 4265 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Westerville, OH 43081
- Cost: FREE for Purdue students, $5/child under 12, $8/adult
We’ll have BBQ and assorted sides and desserts, as well as the usual picnic games, trivia, raffles, and more! Please join us for one last summer hurrah.
To RSVP and pay via PayPal, please go here.
Other Coming Events
Networking Happy Hour
Join us for a casual networking event. Bring business cards if you are interested in making career contacts or finding new opportunities; even if you aren’t looking to network, join us to socialize with other alumni as we enjoy happy hour at a Purdue-alumnus-owned venue.
- Wednesday, May 1, 6-8 pm
- House Wine
- 644 N. High St., Old Worthington
Bus Trip to Purdue v Cincinnati Football Game
We’re all excited for a new coach and the start of a new era in Purdue football. We’re still in the planning stages, but look for more details soon on a package deal on Saturday, August 31, including bus ride from Columbus to Cincinnati, ticket to the game, and the official Purdue Alumni Association pregame tailgate!