Archive | February, 2009

Historian: Obama will affect how we remember Lincoln on the 200th anniversary

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The connections between presidents Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln define Obama’s image today, but these associations also influence how Lincoln will continue to be remembered, says a Purdue University historian. “Lincoln, who was born 200 years ago on Feb. 12, is known as a great speechwriter, thinker and consensus builder,” says […]

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Baskin-Robbins opens Indianapolis franchise sales; plans 50+ new stores

CANTON, Mass. — Baskin-Robbins shares plans to rapidly expand its national footprint with today’s announcement that Indianapolis is now open for franchise sales. More than 50 new stores are projected over the next several years throughout Indianapolis and the surrounding region. This unprecedented growth campaign is designed as part of a plan to double Baskin-Robbins’ […]

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Ivy Tech students provide free tax filing assistance

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — IRS-certified Ivy Tech accounting students will provide free tax help to qualified income tax filers now through April 11. Tax assistance will be available Ivy Hall Room 2337 located on the Ivy Tech campus at 3101 S. Creasy Lane in Lafayette. Tax filers must make an appointment by calling 269-5848. Times are […]

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Teams vie for brightest idea at regional Rube Goldberg contest

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Changing a light bulb is a simple task, but how about completing that duty in 20 steps or more, or even designing a new kind of light source altogether? Those are the tasks that will challenge teams in this year’s regional Rube Goldberg Machine Contest on Feb. 21 at Purdue University. […]

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Theater companies team up to present Shakespeare’s ‘Henry V’

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Acting Company and the Guthrie Theater will present “Henry V,” a Shakespearean epic about the power of courage and the price of glory, at 7 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Loeb Playhouse of Purdue’s Stewart Center. The production is presented by Purdue Convocations as part of its World Stage series. […]

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World premiere of ‘The Spy’ at Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Acting Company and the Guthrie Theater will present the world premiere stage adaptation of an 1821 novel by James Fenimore Cooper, “The Spy,” at 8 p.m. Feb. 7 at Purdue Stewart Center’s Loeb Playhouse. The performance, which is a thriller with romance, adventure, disguises and double crosses, is presented by […]

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