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Alumni associations planning Weekend U of 'Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll'

February 18, 2014

The theme of “Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll” will be explored by IUPUI and IU Bloomington faculty at Weekend U, a half-day continuing education conference offered by the IU and Purdue alumni associations.

The event will take place March 8 in the NCAA Hall of Champions and Conference Center. It begins at 8 a.m. and concludes with lunch. The cost is $25 for members of the IU and Purdue alumni associations and $30 for nonmembers. Registration is required by Feb. 28.

Some sessions offered at Weekend U will examine sex, drugs and rock and roll, while others will focus on one of those elements.

Among the sessions are "The Politics of Youth Culture: Selling Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll in Contemporary Consumer Culture"; "Sex and the United States: From Alfred Kinsey to Fifty Shades," which will look at women’s and men’s sexual experiences from the 1930s to contemporary times; "Say What? Hearing Loss by Rock Stars and Concert-Goers"; and "Marijuana, Pills and Bath Salts, Oh My!" which will include a brief review of social use of intoxicants throughout history and a look at current drug policies, focusing on marijuana legalization.

During lunch, a music and arts technology lecturer will discuss the greatness and influence of the Beatles’ 1967 masterwork, "Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band."

For more information, contact Kimberly Helton at 317-274-8905 or kdhelton@iupui.edu.

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