Archive | January, 2010

2010 Salute to Women Award Recipients announced, 9 to be honored March 2

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The YWCA Greater Lafayette will showcase the achievements and contributions of nine local women at the annual YWCA Salute to Women Banquet on March 2nd at the Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms, 101 N. Grant Street, West Lafayette. Chicago Sky Assistant Coach Stephanie White will be the evening’s keynote speaker. White, who is […]

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SB 283 seeks to protect consumers against unfair interest rates

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A bill containing consumer protections from unfair credit card interest rates is now eligible for consideration by the Indiana Senate. State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Wheatfield) successfully amended Senate Bill 238 to include conditions that would prevent public money from being invested in banks issuing credit cards with exorbitant interest rates to patrons […]

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Sugarcoating your sweetheart’s financial health can be hazardous to your own

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Before you get caught up in the romance of Valentine’s Day, take a moment to consider your sweetheart’s financial health, says a Purdue University personal finance expert. Looking for financial bad habits is particularly crucial if the Valentine’s celebration is likely to include a marriage proposal, says Sharon Burns, associate professor […]

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Purdue EPICS students designing disaster-resistant homes for Haiti

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A group of Purdue University engineering students is working with Habitat for Humanity International to develop disaster-resistant homes for Haiti. The students are in Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS), a service-learning program at Purdue in which teams of students work with local partners for community improvement. About five years ago, […]

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Tippy Connect Young Professionals host first executive roundtable

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — On February 3rd, leadership coach and Lafayette native, Travis Brown of The TBI Group, partners with Tippy Connect Young Professionals to lead Lafayette’s first Executive Roundtable on Leadership. This event features a panel of top community executives as they share their experience of leadership and knowledge on tough topics such as overcoming […]

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Survey shows Indiana voters support more public school options

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A survey of registered Indiana voters found strong support for increased public school options and for opening more public charter schools in Indiana according to a public opinion survey released today by the Indiana Public Charter Schools Association. The survey, found that 82 percent of those surveyed favor parents having more public […]

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