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Alumni Associations planning Weekend U of’ Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll’


INDIANAPOLIS –The theme of “Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll” will be explored by Indiana University Bloomington and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 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 at 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; “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