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Homecoming Events

Tuesday, September 23

11:00 - 1:00 p.m.

C-SPAN Bus Big Ten University Tour
University Hall on Oval Drive (across from John Purdue grave fountain)

Purdue University students will have the opportunity to learn about C-SPAN’s programs and resources on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 by stepping aboard the C-SPAN Bus during a stop on its fall tour of all fourteen universities in the Big Ten® Conference. The Bus, now in its 21st year on the road, will be at Purdue University and other locations helping to inform communities about the public affairs network. It is visiting cities, schools and universities across the country, promoting C-SPAN’s educational and political resources for students, teachers and community members along the way.

Free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Chellie Zou - czou@c-span.org or Sara Zou - szou@c-span.org.

Thursday, September 25

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Ferguson Teach-In
Stewart Center Room 218

The Message: A Conversation on Ferguson and its Implications. 3 panel discussion plus Q & A.

Free and open to the public.

Friday, September 26

10:00 - 7:00 p.m.

AVMA Animal Connections Exhibit
South side of Memorial Mall, adjacent to State Street

A traveling Smithsonian exhibit developed to mark the 150th Anniversary of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is coming to Purdue University for Homecoming Weekend, September 26-27. “Animal Connections: Our Journey Together,” is the name of the exhibit that is housed in an expandable 18-wheel truck and introduces visitors of all ages to the complex bond between humans and animals.

Created to inspire the next generation of veterinarians, the exhibit uses a dynamic combination of interactive learning stations, films and touch screen videos, and three- dimensional settings to explore topics about animals in the home, on the farm, in the wild, at the zoo and in the veterinary clinic. It debuted last year at the AVMA’s 150th anniversary convention in Chicago and has been traveling around the country since. The free mobile museum is made possible through support from the American Veterinary Medical Foundation and the generous support of founding sponsor, Zoetis, Inc.

There is no cost to see the exhibit. For more information, including videos about the exhibit, click here to go to the exhibit web page on the AVMA website.

11:30 - 1:00 p.m.

College of Engineering Alumni/Alumnae Cookout
Purdue Mall (raised lawn near MSEE)

Join Leah H. Jamieson, the John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering, in celebrating the College of Engineering Class of 1964.

RSVP to Strategic Events at (765) 494-0900 or strategicevents@prf.org.

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

"All-American" Marching Band
Mackey Arena Spurgeon Club

Reconnect with band and orchestra students and celebrate the leaders of the "All-American" Marching Band at this festive event!

Saturday, September 27

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

College of Agriculture Alumni Pancake Breakfast
Tailgate tent, north end of Memorial Mall

Join us for pancakes and sausage served by the students of the Purdue Ag Council. We'll have department displays, prize give-aways and opportunities to network with faculty, staff, students and fellow alumni. No formal program, drop by any time during the serving hours. No reservations needed. Open to all alumni and friends of the College of Agriculture.

9:00 - 4:00 p.m.

AVMA Animal Connections Exhibit
South side of Memorial Mall, adjacent to State Street

A traveling Smithsonian exhibit developed to mark the 150th Anniversary of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is coming to Purdue University for Homecoming Weekend, September 26-27. “Animal Connections: Our Journey Together,” is the name of the exhibit that is housed in an expandable 18-wheel truck and introduces visitors of all ages to the complex bond between humans and animals.

Created to inspire the next generation of veterinarians, the exhibit uses a dynamic combination of interactive learning stations, films and touch screen videos, and three- dimensional settings to explore topics about animals in the home, on the farm, in the wild, at the zoo and in the veterinary clinic. It debuted last year at the AVMA’s 150th anniversary convention in Chicago and has been traveling around the country since. The free mobile museum is made possible through support from the American Veterinary Medical Foundation and the generous support of founding sponsor, Zoetis, Inc.

There is no cost to see the exhibit. For more information, including videos about the exhibit, click here to go to the exhibit web page on the AVMA website.

3:30 p.m.

College of Engineering Dean's Homecoming Dinner
Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms

Leah H. Jamieson, The John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering, invites Engineering alumni to the Dean’s Homecoming Dinner on Saturday, September 27 immediately following the Homecoming football game vs. Iowa. Wear your game day attire and join the Dean as we celebrate Purdue Engineering!

RSVP to Strategic Events at (765) 494-0900 or strategicevents@prf.org.

4:30 - 7:00 p.m.

College of Technology - Donor Appreciation Dinner
The Trails - Prophets Room
325 Burnetts Road
West Lafayette, IN 47906

Gary R. Bertoline, dean of the College of Technology, cordially invites you to celebrate with us as we recognize alumni and friends who support our college our annual Donor Apprecation Dinner.

Click here to RSVP.

9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Homecoming Dance
Windsor Circle

Homecoming dance featuring a live DJ, Belgium chocolate fountains, and more. Hosted by a collaborative effort of all the Resident Halls.