Photos from Exit 23 Clean Up Day

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Saturday a small but experienced clean-up crew of Purdue alums took on the task of cleaning up Exit #23 on Interstate 94, the Stevensville exit.  Part of a larger team of thirty people, mostly Lakeshore High School students, we made quick work of the project.  More than thirty bags of paper, wood, metal, and other items were collected.  Lots of broken car and truck parts and parts of tires were in the mix.  Here are a couple of photos from the service day.

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Purdue Alumni Team, left to right, Howard Poole, John Ripley, Sam Curtis, and Charlotte Poole

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Reception for Purdue Professor Dr. Jules Janick

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More than twenty attendees learned about the Voynich Herbal Manuscript at a reception in honor of Dr. Jules Janick’s sixty-five years of academic work in the Horticulture Department at Purdue University.  Dr. Janick, James Troop Distinguish Professor of Horticulture, presented evidence that the Voynich illustrated work was produced in Central America by a native American being schooled by Spanish priests. The reception was held at the Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Center near Buchanan, MI.  Carol Line, Fernwood Director and Steve Bornell, Horticulturist at Fernwood were former students of Dr. Janick.  Also attending were Purdue colleagues and current residents of southwest Michigan, Dr. George and Louise McNelly, former Dean of the College of Technology at Purdue, and Dr. Chuck and Earline Jones, a faculty fellow at Purdue.  Other Purdue alumni and persons interested in the herbal manuscript attended.  A good time was had by all who attended.  See photos provided by Purdue Alumni Club member, Charlotte Poole.

Fernwood Entrance Sign with Purdue University Mini Flags

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Professor Janick and his wife Shirley (center) with Jones’ (left) and McNelly’s (right).

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Introduction of Speaker

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View of room during Dr. Janick’s presentation.

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Other side of room during presentation

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Comparison of herbal illustrations in Voynich Manuscript with known Central American plants.

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Dr. Janick signing a “old” text book used by Carol Line when she attended Purdue as an undergrad student.

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Steve Bornell and Carol Line, former horticulture students of Dr. Janick with his text book on the History of Horticulture.

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Spring Meeting – Thursday, May 12, 2016

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Don’t miss our special guest speaker!

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Join the Purdue Alumni Club of Southwest Michigan for our annual spring meeting and social gathering. Our guest speaker will be Lawrence Merritt, Jr, manager of Worldwide Environmental Support at Ford Motor Company’s Environmental Quality Office. Mr. Merritt will outline strategies by Ford Motor to develop global water and waste reduction strategies. He will also discuss Ford’s efforts concerning global greenhouse gas initiatives and environmental performance of worldwide manufacturing facilities.

We will announce 2016–17 student scholarship winners and conduct a brief business meeting.

Date:
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Where:
St. Joseph River Yacht Club
128 North Pier Street
St. Joseph, MI 49085
Time:
6:00 p.m. — Social with cash bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres
7:00 p.m. — Program and brief meeting
Cost:
$20 — Per person
RSVP:
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Questions:
Contact Howard Poole at poole@wmich.edu or 269-424-3221

Pay online with credit card.

Make checks payable to: Purdue Alumni Club of Southwest Michigan

Mail check and RSVP form to:
Howard Poole
31594 Maple Island Road
Dowagiac, MI 49047

Visit the club website for more information.

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Professor Janick Reception at Fernwood

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LET’S HONOR JULES JANICK

WHEN HE VISITS US:

Sunday, April 17, 2-4pm

 Come join us as we recognize Jules Janick, James Troop Distinguished Professor of Horticulture at Purdue University, at a special afternoon reception. 

(Perhaps you were one of his students?)

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He will be introduced by two of his colleagues and a former student, then he will discuss and illustrate his current research project on the mysterious Voynich Herbal Manuscript.

The event is being co-sponsored by Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve and the Purdue Alumni Club of Southwest Michigan.  There is no charge for the event.

However, funds are being accepted in support of the Horticulture Garden on Purdue’s campus in honor of Jules Janick.  Please make checks payable to the “Purdue Research Foundation” and mail them to John Ripley, Treasurer, Purdue Alumni Club of Southwest Michigan, 1487 Drew Dr., Niles, MI  49120.  And “thank you!”

Sit down with us and have a glass of wine and some finger food as we relax and enjoy this reception honoring Professor Janick for his 65-year career at Purdue.  Please RSVP to Fernwood or to the Purdue Alumni Club of Southwest Michigan (Howard Poole – poole@wmich.edu or 269-424-3221).
 
Location – Fernwood Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve
From the US 31 Bypass, follow the signs and travel west from Exit 7 (Walton Road) then north on Range Line to Fernwood
13988 Range Line Road
Niles, MI 49120
269-695-6491
 
info@fernwoodbotanical.org
www.fernwoodbotanical.org

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(Photos from Purdue University and Fernwood Botanical Garden
and Nature Preserve)

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I-94 Exit 23 Cleanup

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Join us for a few minutes or an hour or two!

Purdue Alums to Help Clean Exit 23 of I-94

The Purdue Alumni Club of Southwest Michigan will help Michigan’s Lincoln Township Volunteer Corps at a litter pickup at I-94 Exit 23 on Saturday, April 23.

Boilermakers interested in volunteering should call club Scholarship Chair Glenn Youngstedt 269-428-2878 for more information or the Lincoln Township office at 269-429-1589 to sign up.

Alumni and friends will meet at the Lincoln Township Hall, 2055 John Beers Rd., at 8 AM for a mandatory MDOT safety briefing, pick up their safety vests and trash bags, receive their assigned sectors of the interchange and parking locations.

Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age.  Volunteers must wear light colored clothes that cover arms and legs, wear leather shoes or boots, hat, gloves and safety glasses.  If you have a pickup tool or pointed stick, bring that, too!

Please join us!

Boiler Up!

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Basketball Game Watch – Friday, March 11, 2016

This Friday 3/11 at 2:30PM

Purdue Game-Watching in Buchanan, MI

What are YOU doing this Friday :-) ?

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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!)
http://www.bucktowntap.com

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!

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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.

Hail Purdue!
Boiler Up!

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Horticulture Professor Reception

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.  Join us to meet Dr. Jules Janick, enjoy some refreshments, hear introductions by one of his students and by fellow Purdue colleagues.

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Hail Purdue!
Boiler Up!

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Basketball Game Watch

Events Update: Big 10 Tourney

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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.

This time we will get together to watch Purdue play in the Big Ten Basketball Tournament.  The schedule and seedings have not been determined as yet, so we will keep you advised.  Purdue will get a “bye” for the first and maybe the second round of the Big 10 basketball tournament, depending on how they do in their last game Sunday night at home against Wisconsin at 7:30 pm.  You can see that on the Big Ten Network and/or maybe hear it on WCYM radio 95.7.

Purdue goes into Sunday’s finale one game behind Wisconsin in the Big Ten standings. The Boilermakers are still playing for a top-four seed in the conference tournament, which comes with a double-bye (they would play on Friday 3/11) if they are a top-four seed in the NCAA tournament.
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 tho not mandatory Bucktown Tap menu AND libations.  (Hint: the bleu cheese salad is to die for!)
www.bucktowntap.com.

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!
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Basketball Game Watch Photos- Feb 2016

With a Winter Storm Warning on display everywhere for 4-8 inches of snow, blowing and drifting snow, and below zero wind chills, 8 hardy Boilermaker alumni made it to the Bucktown Tap in Buchanan, Michigan, to cheer on the Boilers. Some came from as far away as Elkhart!  Purdue almost pulled off a victory, but faded at the end of game.  The warm atmosphere inside the Tap, the root beer from the XXX (Tri Chi) on campus, and Purdue pompons and banners.  Everyone went home determined to meet again with more fans during the Big 10 basketball tourney (Thursday, March 10th – Time to be determined)

Here are some photos of the event:

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Basketball Game Watch – Sat. Feb. 13, 2016

It’s Almost Here! Sat. 2/13 2PM

Watch Biggie (below) and

the Boilers vs. Michigan!

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REMINDER: Join us at our new game-watching location as 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 the Do It Best hardware store, 259 E Front St, Buchanan, MI, (269) 409-8464.  Come in the front door and yell “Boiler UP!” to proprietors Dan O’Sullivan ’93 and his wife, Laura ’93.

We will get together for the 2PM tipoff for Purdue vs. Michigan on this Saturday, Feb. 13.  And, yes, be sure to wear all your Purdue gear and even bring your Michigan friends.  Come one, come all!

Just drop a note to Purdue Boilermaker Spirit Award Winner Howard Poole (howard.poole@wmich.edu) before the tipoff to let him know how many are coming and if you need more information.  Not mandatory, we’re just hoping to get an idea about how popular this new game-watching idea might be.

There is no charge to attend this, our 1st annual Bucktown Tap game-watching event.  You may plan to begin arriving at Bucktown Tap just after they open at Noon ET.
At 2:00 p.m., we will watch the game on four large flat-screen TVs, cheering, and enjoying food and beverages from Laura and Dan’s outstanding menu.  Learn more about the Bucktown Tap and the menu at www.bucktowntap.com.

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).

Hail Purdue!
Boiler Up!

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