This Friday 3/11 at 2:30PM
Purdue Game-Watching in Buchanan, MI
What are YOU doing this Friday :-)?
It’s the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament! Hey, TGIF! Leave work a little early or whatever else you’ve planned and join us for our second game-watching party when we gather to enjoy Men’s Basketball at the newly renovated Bucktown Tap in Buchanan, Michigan. It’s just a few miles west of the 31 bypass Exit 5 on Niles-Buchanan Road in the heart of Buchanan across from Dave and Tracy Dippo’s “Do It Best” hardware store, 259 E Front St, Buchanan, MI, (269) 409-8464. Come in the Bucktown Tap’s front door and yell “Boiler UP!” to proprietors Dan O’Sullivan ’93 and his wife, Laura ’93.
The Big Ten Basketball Tournament schedule HAS BEEN determined, and our boys have earned a “double bye” in the brackets so that we do not have to play until FRIDAY 3/11 AT 2:30PM. At that time, we will play the winner of the…oh, well, suffice it to say it will be Illinois, Minnesota, or Iowa! And, yes, be sure to wear all your Purdue gear.
There is no charge to attend this, our 2nd Bucktown game-watching event. Please plan to join us…and enjoy the fabulous though not mandatory Bucktown Tap menu AND libations. (Hint: the bleu cheese salad with optional grilled chicken is to die for!)
You do not need to be a member of the Purdue Alumni Association or the Purdue Alumni Club of Southwest Michigan to attend.
Please also check out our website (www.purduealumni.org/swmichigan) and our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Purdue-Alumni-Club-of-Southwest-Michigan/159879414105515).
Here are a few photos of hardy alumni from as far away as Elkhart who came for our first game-watch to watch us almost upset the Wolverines on their home court!
Reminder: Horticulture professor still passionate
about Purdue after 65 years.
Come join us to recognize Dr. Jules Janick, James Troop Distinguished Professor, and his successful career as part of the Purdue Horticulture Department. A reception will be held at Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Center near Buchanan, MI on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 2:00 pm. Over the years Jules has accomplished many things including creating more than 20 cultivars of apples and pears as a fruit breeder. Many of his fruit cultivars are being grown in Indiana and around the world. Jules is an accomplished writer and editor. He has edited and authored over 150 books and proceedings and is the founder and editor of Horticultural Reviews (44 volumes) and Plant Breeding Reviews (40 volumes). Jules has taught thousands of students over the years including Fernwood’s Executive Director Carol Line and Steve Bornell, Manager of Horticulture (and maybe YOU). Join us to meet Dr. Jules Janick, enjoy some refreshments, hear introductions by one of his students and by fellow Purdue colleagues.