Archive | May, 2011

“Goin’ Like 60” goes behind the scenes at Loeb House Inn

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A new episode of “Goin’ Like 60”, a local television program produced by the Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs in conjunction with Comcast Digital Cable, is now available to Greater Lafayette residents on Comcast On Demand. This latest episode, which began airing this spring, features a behind the […]

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Purdue Convocations announces 2011-12 season

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue Convocations’ 2011-12 season will bring 22 performances, including an array of Broadway musicals, plays and concerts to Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus. Highlights of the season include Broadway shows such as “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” “In the Heights,” “Young Frankenstein,” and “Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles,” as well […]

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Gasoline likely to stay below $4 this summer

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Drivers have something worth honking their horns over: Summer gasoline prices likely will remain below $4 a gallon, a Purdue University agricultural economist says. Market conditions that caused oil prices to shoot past $110 a barrel have improved in recent weeks, pushing oil back under $100 a barrel, said Wally Tyner, […]

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Purdue Rube Goldberg machine shatters Guinness world record, destroys planet

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University students shattered the Guinness World Record for the largest Rube Goldberg machine ever with a 244-step juggernaut that destroys the planet several times over before restoring hope by watering and growing a flower. The Purdue Society of Professional Engineers’ “Time Machine” traces world history from the Big Bang to an […]

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Purdue prof’s books serve as guides to making, enjoying wines

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Christian Butzke knows wine, and he’s sharing his knowledge – from the vineyard to the glass. Butzke is an associate professor of enology in Purdue University’s Department of Food Science and a member of the Indiana Wine Grape Council and the Purdue Wine Grape Team. He authored one book that covers the […]

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Registration under way for $100,000 life sciences business plan competition

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Registration is under way for Purdue University’s seventh Life Sciences Business Plan Competition, a Nov. 10 event with $100,000 in prizes for the nation’s most promising startup life-science businesses. This competition targets US-based start-up business entities in the life sciences arena. The business entity must be no more than three years […]

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