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Homecoming 2013

Homecoming Events

Monday, September 23

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

PSUB Homecoming Kickoff Cookout
Purdue Memorial Union Front Lawn

Kickoff a great Homecoming week with FREE hot dogs, crafts and games.*
Meet the Homecoming candidates, and take your picture with Purdue Pete!

*Free with Purdue student ID
For more information, email psubhomecoming@purdue.edu.

Wednesday, September 25

Noon - 4:00 p.m.

Food Drive Drop-off Event
Purdue Memorial Union South Ballroom

We're partnering with Food Finders Food Bank to give back to the community! Help us reach our goal of 500 lbs. by bringing in canned goods to the drop-off event.

For more information, email psubhomecoming@purdue.edu.

Thursday, September 26

8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Trivia Night
Purdue Memorial Union Commons

Compete in teams of six people and show off your ‘90s knowledge. There will be seven rounds with categories ranging from ‘90s movies to Purdue ‘90s history. Grab some friends and challenge yourselves with ‘90s culture trivia!

Free and open to the public; only students w/ Purdue ID will be eligible to win prizes.
For more information, email psubhomecoming@purdue.edu.

Friday, September 27

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) Open House
Heavilon Hall, Room 226

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) will host a Homecoming Open House to celebrate the upcoming 20th Anniversary of the OWL. The OWL is one of the most visited writing websites in the world, serving more than 248 million pages each year. Dr. Muriel Harris started the OWL as a gopher site in 1994, allowing students, teachers and tutors to request helpful writing-related handouts. Now, the OWL has more than 300 resources online, including YouTube videos and podcasts. Alumni, current students, faculty, staff and the community are encouraged to drop by the Open House to learn more about the history of the OWL and its innovation, outreach and impact on writers around the world. Refreshments will be served.

Free and open to the public
For more information, contact Tammy Conrad-Salvo at tcsalvo@purdue.edu.

4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

College of Liberal Arts Emerging Voice Awards
Purdue Memorial Union, Room 118

Irwin Weiser, Justin S. Morrill Dean of Liberal Arts, and the College of Liberal Arts Alumni Board invite you to a reception honoring the 2013 Emerging Voice Award Winners: Kendra Bracken-Ferguson (BA 2002, Brian Lamb School of Communication), Co-Founder and COO, Digital Brand Architects; and Eric Siebenaler (BA 2002, Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts), Design Manager, Hasbro, Inc.

Free and open to the public; RSVP required by Sept. 23 to CLAevents@purdue.edu.
For more information, contact Chris Sharp at ctsharp@purdue.edu.

5:45 p.m.

Boiler Bridge Walk
John Myers Pedestrian Bridge

Meet and greet the Boilermaker football team on hom game weekends at the Boiler Bridge Walk. Marshalled by Purdue Pete, the cheerleaders and the Boilermaker Special, the football team takes the home game walk across the John Myers Pedestrian Bridge into Lafayette.

Free and open to the public
For more information, contact Chris Peludat at cpeludat@purdue.edu.

6:00 p.m.

School of Nursing Painting Unveiling
Purdue Memorial Union East Faculty Lounge

The School of Nursing is proud to announce the unveiling of a painting to commemorate our 50th Anniversary, painted and donated by Kathleen L. McCann. The painting will be presented to the School of Nursing at a 6:00 p.m. reception in the East Faculty Lounge of the Purdue Memorial Union. We invite you to join us in this celebration, to meet the artist and view the painting Kathleen has created as a tribute to the School of Nursing and our founder, Helen R. Johnson.

Free and open to the public.
For more information, visit http://www.nursing.purdue.edu/50 or contact Muna DeStefano at nursing50th@purdue.edu.

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

College of Pharmacy Alumni and Student Chili Supper
Tent on lawn behind JNSN and next to RHPH

What a better way to kick off Homecoming weekend than with a great bowl of chili with fellow Purdue Pharmacy alumni, students and faculty! Visit www.pharmacy.purdue.edu/events.php for more information.

Free and open to Pharmacy alumni, students and faculty.
For more information, contact Dana Neary at nearyd@purdue.edu.

8:00 p.m.

Homecoming Parade

Celebrate with friends at the Boilermaker Night Train Parade! The parade will feature walking units, vehicles and floats made by student organizations and local businesses. The route will begin at the corner of Pierce and State Street, west on State Street, north on Martin Jischke Drive, east on Third Street before turning north on University Street and ending at Mackey Arena. The parade will highlight this year’s theme “The Good, The Bad, The 90's.”

Come celebrate our university and community at the parade! 


The Homecoming King and Queen and the Homecoming competition winners will be announced at the 211 Session in Mackey Arena on Saturday.

Saturday, September 28

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Family Friendly Homecoming Celebration on Stadium Mall

Bring the whole family to enjoy stage performances, food vendors, and activity tents hosted by colleges, schools and units across campus.

Free and open to the public

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

College of Agricultural Homecoming and Family Day
North end of Memorial Mall

Dean Jay Akridge will make brief remarks at 10:00 AM. All alumni, students, family and friends of the College of Agriculture are invited to join us for a pancake breakfast prior to the Purdue Homecoming game. The breakfast is a drop-in affair, so you can come and go as you please. Departments will have tables and representatives in the tent to visit with guests. Purdue Ag Council students will be serving all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage. No pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Donya Lester at lesterd@purdue.edu.

9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

Purdue University Libraries Homecoming Activities
Stadium Mall, Tent #2 (near Armstrong Hall)

Purdue University Libraries invites you to join us at Tent #2 (near Armstrong Hall) where special guest and alumnus, Jerry Ross will be signing his book, “Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA’s Record-Setting Frequent Flyer,” from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Books will be available to purchase from Purdue University Press for $20. Ross was the first human to fly into space seven times and set the original spacewalk record at nine for NASA astronauts. His 30+ year career at NASA spanned the entire US Space Shuttle program. Ross retired from NASA in January 2012. Read more at www.jerrylross.com. We will also have fun giveaways for Purdue family and friends of all ages, including sunglasses, t-shirts, Frisbees and temporary tattoos!

Free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Becky Bunch at rsbunch@purdue.edu or 765-494-2849.

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

School of Nursing Pre-game Activities
Johnson Hall of Nursing

Join the School of Nursing, fellow alumni, friends and family as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary. Tour the Center of Nursing Education (JNSN 108), and meet faculty, staff and current nursing students. Reconnect with fellow classmates, see what’s new within the School of Nursing and on campus. Make plans to join us as we celebrate our golden anniversary!

Free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Roxanne Martin at nursing50th@purdue.edu.

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

College of Pharmacy Homecoming Tailgate
Tent on lawn behind JNSN and next to RHPH

College of Pharmacy Alumni and students are invited to join us for the Annual Homecoming Tailgate. Enjoy great food and visiting with Pharmacy friends.

Free to Pharmacy Alumni and students.
For more information, contact Dana Neary at nearyd@purdue.edu.

9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Boilermaker Crossing
Sally and Bob Weist Plaza between Mackey Arena and the Brees Academic Center

Fans, especially families, looking for fun before home games will want to check out the popular Boilermaker Crossing. Meet-the-team events, live music, inflatable games and interactive opportunities highlight the list of activities. Boilermaker Crossing is free and open to fans of all ages.

Free and open to the public
For more information, contact Chris Peludat at cpeludat@purdue.edu.

9:49 a.m.

211 Session
Mackey Arena

New for 2013! The Purdue “All-American” Marching Band will march into Mackey Arena and perform a 45-minute concert on the court. Coach Hazell and the Boilermaker football team will make an appearance, and the Homecoming King and Queen and Homecoming competition winners will be announced. Following the performance, the band will march out of Mackey and enter Ross-Ade Stadium via the southeast corner.

Free and open to the public; space is limited.
For more information, contact Chris Peludat at cpeludat@purdue.edu.


Homecoming Football Game

  • Purdue vs. Northern Illinois

Boiler Up! Hammer Down! Hail Purdue!

Sunday, September 29

11:00 a.m.

Purdue Varsity Glee Club Worship Service
University Church (320 North Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906)

Join the Purdue Varsity Glee Club for the annual Homecoming Worship Service at University Church.

For more information, email Lance Connolly at lconnoll@purdue.edu or visit www.purdue.edu/pmo.

Multi-Day Events

Sept. 22 and 23

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Purdue Galleries presents: Amanda Small – “All Truths Wait in All Things”
Robert L. Ringel Gallery in Stewart Center

In room-size installations, or “environment systems,” emphasizing the repetitive organic patterns common in nature, Amanda Small creates intricate ceramic and mixed media ”maps” implying both a literal and figurative reference to collective history and identity. She explores ways to utilize repetitive, shared patterns as a metaphor for collective experiences. Visit www.amandasmall.com or www.cla.purdue.edu/vpa/galleries for additional details.

Free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Purdue Galleries at galleries@purdue.edu.

Sept. 21 – 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 22 – 2:30 p.m.
Sept. 26 – 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 27 – 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 28 – 2:30 p.m.
Sept. 28 – 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 29 – 2:30 p.m.

Purdue Theatre presents “Brighton Beach Memoirs” by Neil Simon, Directed by Richard Stockton Rand
Nancy T. Hansen Theatre in the Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts

Amidst the canon of autobiographical playwriting, Brithon Beach Memoirs lives closer to Eugene O’Neill’s Ah Wilderness! than Tennessee Williams’ Glass Menagerie. Within the four walls of the Jerome home we are privy to adolescent fantasies, Depression-era hardships, teenage rebellion and sibling rivalry. In the bigger picture, money is tight and a world war is looming. But in Neil Simon’s heartfelt masterpiece, there’s only one way to go” “Onwards and Upwards!” Rating: PG-13.

General Public - $19.50, Student - $15.50, Senior (62+)-$12.50
For more information, visit www.cla.purdue.edu/theatre/current_season/index.html or email Purdue Theatre at theatre@purdue.edu.