Purdue Events Calendar

February 27, 2015  


EDITORS: This calendar lists events on Purdue's West Lafayette campus or involving people or programs off campus during the next four weeks. Events are free, except where noted, and are open to news media coverage. New or updated listings are designated by two asterisks (**).

Events in this calendar, plus many others, are listed in Purdue's online calendar at http://calendar.purdue.edu 

ENTERTAINMENT

** -- Feb. 27. 7:30 p.m. Ralph and Bettye Bailey Hall, 359 Northwestern Ave, West Lafayette. Purdue Musical Organizations Variety Show. Tickets are available at the door: adults $14 and students $7 or 2 for $12. Doors open at 7 p.m.

** -- Feb 27. 8 p.m. Stewart Center, Loeb Playhouse. Purdue Bands' American Music Repertory Ensemble will perform music by the Gene Krupa Orchestra and Anita O'Day. Purdue Jazz Guitar Ensemble will begin the show with songs by Bobby Timmons, Wayne Shorter and Carlos Santana. Free and open to the public.           

-- Feb. 27. 7 p.m. "Sister Act," five-time Tony-nominated Broadway musical comedy, will be presented by Purdue Convocations with Friends support from Westminster Village and Kettelhut Construction, Inc. Tickets are $22-$52 for adults and $22-$39 for those 18 years and younger, Purdue students and Ivy Tech Lafayette students. Tickets are available at the Stewart Center box office at 765-494-3933 or 800-914-SHOW. Group discounts are available to groups of 10 or more. Call 765-496-1977 or visit http://www.convocations.org/group-sales/ for more details. See related news release.

-- March 6-7. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts, Dance Studio Theatre. Purdue Contemporary Dance Company presents "X Works," featuring choreography by Division of Dance students. Admission is $5 at the door and seating is limited.

-- March 7. 8 p.m. Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse. Purdue Philharmonic Orchestra concert by Purdue Bands & Orchestras. Free and open to the public.

-- March 7. 8 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Concert by Timeflies, with Truslow. Presented by the Purdue Student Concert Committee. Tickets are $28 for students for students and $38 for the general public, with a limit of six tickets per person. Students may place group orders, for groups of 10 or more, by calling 765-494-3933 by 5 p.m. Jan. 27. Orders will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis until tickets are unavailable. Tickets go on sale to Purdue and Ivy Tech Lafayette students and Purdue faculty, staff and retirees with a current identification card at 10 a.m. Jan. 29 at the Stewart Center box office or at 765-494-3933. Students will receive an email with instructions on how to buy tickets online. Tickets for the general public go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 30 through convocations.org/tickets or by phone at 765-494-3933.

-- March 8. 2:30 p.m. Stewart Center, Loeb Playhouse. Spain Tour ¡Buen Viaje! Concert. Purdue Bands & Orchestras. A sendoff concert for/by student musicians who will travel and perform in Spain during spring break. Free and open to the public.

 -- March 27. 8:15 p.m. Tippecanoe Arts Federation Grand Hall, 638 North St., Lafayette. Jayme Stone, with the Lomax Project Residency, will host a community musician workshop. Collaboration between Purdue Convocations and Indiana Fiddlers for "Traditional Music Week" to celebrate traditional roots and acoustic music. Free and open to the public.

-- March 28. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Carnahan Hall, 820 Main St., Lafayette. Community Field Recording Open House with Jayme Stone. Collaboration between Purdue Convocations and Indiana Fiddlers for "Traditional Music Week" to celebrate traditional roots and acoustic music. Free and open to the public.

-- March 28. 8 p.m. Lafayette Theater, 600 Main St., Lafayette. Performance by Jayme Stone and the Lomax Project. Collaboration between Purdue Convocations and Indiana Fiddlers for "Traditional Music Week" to celebrate traditional roots and acoustic music. Tickets are $25 for adults and $19 for those 18 years and younger, Purdue students and Ivy Tech Lafayette students. Tickets are available at the Stewart Center box office at 765-494-3933 or through www.convocations.org/tickets.

** -- March 29. 3 p.m. Stewart Center, Loeb Playhouse. Black Voices of Inspiration Spring Concert performed by the Black Cultural Center vocal ensemble. Tickets are $7 for the public and $5 for students.

** -- April 4. 6 p.m. Thomas Duncan Hall, 619 Ferry St., Lafayette. Steam, a contra dance band from Tucson, Arizona, featuring flying fiddle and mandolin harmonies, will perform. The event is open to the public and will be followed by a dance event at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door and food and beverages will be available for purchase.

-- April 17. 8 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Concert by the Avett Brothers, presented by Purdue Convocations and the Purdue Student Concert Committee with support from the Student Fee Activities Board. Tickets for students are $36.50. Tickets are $49.50 for the general public. There is a limit of six tickets per person. Ticket may be purchased at convocations.org/tickets or by phone at 765-494-3933.

 

EVENTS

-- Feb. 28. 9 a.m. until noon. Hampton Hall of Civil Engineering rooms 2118 and 2123. Purdue's Women in Engineering Imagination, Innovation, Discovery and Design program will hold a free open house for students in kindergarten through eighth grade and their families. Hands-on activities will be held at 10 and 11 a.m. For more information, email program coordinator Sue Bayley at sbayley@purdue.edu, call 765-496-7442 or go to https://engineering.purdue.edu/WIEP

-- Feb. 28. 6:30 p.m. Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse. TEDxPurdueU, Purdue University's independently organized TED conference, will present the breakout session "The Financial Crisis of 2008." The session will feature a screening of the Academy Award-winning documentary, "Inside Job," that argues the 2008 financial crisis was caused by the reckless behavior of an out-of-control industry. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by David Hummels, dean of the Krannert School of Management. Panelists include the film's key participants and some of the nation's most prominent financiers, economic commentators, and regulators. Free and open to the public. Related news release.

** -- March 1. 2-4 p.m. Purdue Memorial Union, North and South Ballrooms. Family Fun Day featuring food, inflatables and crafts, as well as information about summer opportunities for children. Free and open to the public.

-- March 3. 12-5 p.m. Purdue Memorial Union, North Ballroom. Ninth Annual Graduate Student Educational Research Symposium, organized by the College of Education, Graduate Student Education Council. Keynote speaker is Terry Wiley, president and chief executive officer of the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington, D.C. For more information, see related news release.

-- March 4. 2 p.m. Black Cultural Center, MP Room 1. "The Will to Adorn: Understanding Black Aesthetics, Identity & Dress," presented by Kadari Taylor-Watson, a doctorate student in American studies. Showcase of pieces from the BCC collection and their place in black cultural history.

-- March 5. 7 p.m. Beering Hall, Room 2290. Viewing of an episode of the award-winning documentary film series "Eyes on the Prize," which documents the struggles to desegregate schools, end discrimination in public facilities and gain voting rights for black Americans. Sponsored by a group of Purdue academic programs and community organizations in recognition of Black History. Following the showing there will be discussions about the events described. Free and open to the public as seating permits. For more information, see related news release.

-- March 7. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Stewart Center. Women in Leadership Institute and Elect Her leadership conference offer a day of training for students. Participants will attend a keynote speaker, diverse presentations, lunch and a networking reception. This year's program has two tracks to help students develop the leadership skills necessary for a strong campaign including communication, networking and self-advocacy. Returning for a second year, Elect Her is a collaborative effort between the American Association of University Women and Running Start to train college women to run for student government and future office. The general track costs $25, but full and partial scholarships are available. Registration is open until filled. Applications are due by Feb. 11 and can be found online or by emailing electher@purdue.edu

** -- March 12. 5:30-7 p.m. Fountain Gallery, 330 Main St., Lafayette. Purdue Galleries will host an opening reception for the "Natural Places: A NICHES Anniversary Celebration" exhibit, featuring both artists discussing their works, as well as a string quartet from the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra.

** -- March 26. 5:30-7 p.m. Robert L. Ringel Gallery in Stewart Center. Purdue Galleries will host an opening reception for the "Changing Landscapes" exhibit with a talk by artist Zaria Forman.

-- March 28. 6 p.m. Purdue Memorial Union, North and South Ballrooms. Hospitality and Tourism Management presents the annual Black Tie Dinner. Part of the Life Inspired program by the College of Health and Human Sciences, this event will include a reception in the South Ballroom at 6 p.m. and a formal dinner at 7 p.m. in the North Ballroom. Tickets are available at the Black Tie Dinner website, and must be reserved by March 14. Registration is $200 per guest and $2000 per table of ten. For more information please visit the Life Inspired website and the Black Tie Dinner website.

** -- April 4. 12 p.m. Tippecanoe Arts Federation Grand Hall. Steam, contra dance band from Tucson, Arizona, will present a workshop. A collaboration between Purdue Convocations and Indiana Fiddlers for "Traditional Music Week" to celebrate traditional roots and acoustic music. Free and open to the public.

 

EXHIBITS

** -- March 9 through April 25. Robert L. Ringel Gallery in Stewart Center. "Changing Landscapes" drawings, collage and mixed media pieces will be on exhibit. Robert L Ringel Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and until 8 p.m. on Thursdays. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Related news release.

** -- March 10 through April 25. Fountain Gallery, 330 Main St., Lafayette. "Natural Places: a NICHES Anniversary Celebration" photos will be on exhibit to celebrate the 20th anniversary of NICHES Land Trust and the 2800 acres of nature preserves along the Wabash River. Fountain Gallery is open noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Related news release.

 

LECTURES

** -- March 3. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 313. "Making Your Community a Livable Community," presented by Brian Petraits, senior manager of industries at Bosma Enterprises. Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity in recognition of Disability Awareness Month. Related news release.

** -- March 3. 4:30 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 318. Q&A session with writer Bonnie Jo Campbell, as part of the 2014-2015 Literary Reading Series.

-- March 3. 7:30 p.m. Krannert Auditorium, Room 140. Department of English and Creative Writing Program. 2014-2015 Literary Reading Series features Bonnie Jo Campbell, who will read works of fiction literature. The event is free and open to the public.

** -- March 4. 2-3:30 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 218AB. "In Search of Building Highly Effective Professional Relationship," a Graduate Student Workshop presented by Jennifer R. Cohen, biochemist and advocate for diversity and mentoring in STEM disciplines. Open to all disciplines at Purdue. Related news release.

** -- March 5. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 214AB. "Strategies to Continue to Lift as You Climb," a Faculty and Staff Workshop presented by Jennifer R. Cohen, biochemist and advocate for diversity and mentoring in STEM disciplines. Open to all disciplines at Purdue. Related news release.

-- March 5. 7 p.m. Fowler Hall, Stewart Center. Tara Zahra, professor of history at University of Chicago and MacArthur fellow, will present "Exodus from the East: Emigration from East Central Europe and the Making of the Free World."  An installment in the Department of History's Stover Lecture Series, the event is free and open to the public as seating permits.

-- March 6. 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Krannert Auditorium. Patrice Picard, CEO of Cornerstone Family Programs in Morristown, New Jersey, will give a Krannert School of Management Executive Forum talk. Free and open to the public as seating permits.

** -- March 6. 2-3 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 111. Assistive Technology Center Open House. Related news release.

-- March 9. 7 p.m. Loeb Playhouse, Stewart Center. Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, will give the annual Purdue Series on Corporate Citizenship and Ethics lecture. He will speak on "Democracy and the Internet." Free and open to the public.

** -- March 10. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Lawson Computer Science Building, Room 1142. "Preventing Suicide Among LGBTQ Service Members." This session features a viewing of "Ask Not," a PBS documentary on the history and effects of "don't ask, don't tell" followed by a panel discussion with veterans and professionals trained in suicide prevention. Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity and others in recognition of Disability Awareness Month. Light refreshments provided. Related news release.

-- March 10. 7:30 p.m. Krannert Auditorium, Room 140. Department of English and Creative Writing Program. 2014-2015 Literary Reading Series features Allison Funk. The event is free and open to the public.

** -- March 11. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Agricultural and Biological Engineering Building, Room 106. "Assistive Technology in Agriculture and Gardening." Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity and others in recognition of Disability Awareness Month. Related news release.

** -- March 11. 3:30 p.m. Beering Hall, Room 1245. "Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace: Black Women State Legislators on Same-sex Marriage," presented by Nadia Brown, Purdue assistant professor of political science. Book signing and reception will follow.

-- March 11. 12:30 p.m. Beering Hall, Room 1222. Jewish Studies Program. "Chabad: Its History and Journey from White Russia, 1773 to West Lafayette, Indiana, 2014," presented by Rabbi Levi Tiechtel.

-- March 11. 7 p.m. Purdue Memorial Union, North Ballroom. "Why We Need and How We Can Have Vibrant Nature in a World of 10 Billion People," presented by Peter Karieva. An installment in the Distinguished Lecture Series sponsored by the Center for the Environment in Discovery Park and the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources. Free and open to the public.

** -- March 12. 10-11 a.m. Terry Memorial House, Large Conference Room. "Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities (including Autism Safety)." Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity and others in recognition of Disability Awareness Month. Related news release.

-- March 12. 6:30 p.m. Stewart Center, Fowler Hall. "Challenges and Solutions to Achieving Global Food Security" will be presented by Howard Buffett, author, manager of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and supervisor of several foundation-operated research farms. A part of the Presidential Lecture Series, President Mitch Daniels and Buffett will discuss global food security. Free and open to the public as seating permits.

** -- March 13. 3-4 p.m. Matthews, Room 210. Wheelchair Ballroom Dancing featuring Frank Epperson and Nicole Thompson, partner and instructor from Five Star Dance Studio. Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity in recognition of Disability Awareness Month. Related news release.

-- March 13. 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Krannert Auditorium. Kim Hauer, Caterpillar vice president and chief human resources officer, will give a Krannert School of Management Executive Forum talk. Free and open to the public as seating permits.

-- March 16. 1 p.m.-6 p.m. 1601 W. State St., West Lafayette. Grant writing workshop to help potential applicants understand, develop and submit federal grant applications for the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program. To register, participants must fill out this form and for more information on other locations where workshops will be held, see related news release.

** -- March 16. 12-1 p.m. Rawls Hall, Room 1057. "Web Accessibility: What it is, How it Applies to you, and Helpful Resources." Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity and others in recognition of Disability Awareness Month. Related news release.

** -- March 16. 3:30-5 p.m. Stanley Coulter, Room 277. "Building Blocks to Creating Accessible Word Documents and PowerPoint Slides" workshop to provide hands on training to improve accessibility of documents and slides. Participants are encouraged to bring and use their own files. Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity and others in recognition of Disability Awareness Month. Related news release.

** -- March 17. 9-10 a.m. Rawls Hall, Room 1057. "Advance Americans with Disabilities Act Workshop for Supervisors." The Risk Management Employment Claims Initiative Module 2-Americans with Disabilities Act online training is a prerequisite for this course.  Related news release.

** -- March 18. 1:30-2:15 p.m. Stanley Coulter, Room 102. Panel discussion about Compliance Sheriff, an automated accessibility testing tool. Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity and others in recognition of Disability Awareness Month. Related news release.

** -- March 18. 2:30-4 p.m. Stanley Coulter, Room 283. Training session for Compliance Sheriff, an automated accessibility testing tool. Recommended that participants have a basic understanding of HTML code. Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity and others in recognition of Disability Awareness Month. Related news release.

** -- March 19. 9-10 a.m. Rawls Hall, Room 1057. "Advance Americans with Disabilities Act Workshop for Non-supervisors." The Risk Management Employment Claims Initiative Module 2-Americans with Disabilities Act online training is a prerequisite for this course.  Related news release.

** -- March 19. 1:30-3 p.m. Stanley Coulter, Room 283. “Building Blocks to Creating Accessible PDFs.” Participants are encouraged to bring and use their own files. Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity and others in recognition of Disability Awareness Month. Related news release.

** -- March 20. 12-1 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 313. "Ensuring Events are Accessible." Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity and others in recognition of Disability Awareness Month. Related news release.

** -- March 23. 9-10:30 a.m. Stanley Coulter, Room 277. "Building Blocks to Creating Accessible Word Documents and PowerPoint Slides" workshop to provide hands on training to improve accessibility of documents and slides. Participants are encouraged to bring and use their own files. Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity and others in recognition of Disability Awareness Month. Related news release.

** -- March 23. 10-11:15 a.m. Stewart Center, Room 310. Leaves information session for eligible faculty and staff members. More information here.

** -- March 23. 7-8 p.m. Rawls Hall, Room 1086. "What is Project Eye to Eye?" Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity in recognition of Disability Awareness Month. Related news release.

** -- March 24. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 313. "A Life Not Otherwise Specified," presented by David Bowker about his learning disorder and personal journey shared through words and music. Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity in recognition of Disability Awareness Month. Related news release.

** -- March 25. 9-10:30 a.m. Hampton Hall, Room 31. "Building Blocks to Creating Accessible PDFs." Participants are encouraged to bring and use their own files. Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity and others in recognition of Disability Awareness Month. Related news release.

-- March 27. 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Krannert Auditorium. Todd Hyatt, executive vice president and chief financial officers of IHS, Englewood, Colorado, will give a Krannert School of Management Executive Forum talk. Free and open to the public as seating permits.

** -- March 31. 3-4:30 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 313. Panel discussion by Purdue students and employees with disabilities to share their life, school and work experiences and things they wish people knew about disability. Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity and others in recognition of Disability Awareness Month. Related news release.

** -- April 2. 7:30 p.m. Krannert Auditorium, Room 140. Department of English and Creative Writing Program. 2014-2015 Literary Reading Series features Alice Friman. The event is free and open to the public.

** -- April 3. 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Krannert Auditorium. Cheryl Snead, president, CEO and facility security officer for Banneker Industries, North Smithfield, Rhode Island, will give a Krannert School of Management Executive Forum talk. Free and open to the public as seating permits.  

Compiled by Greg McClure, 765-496-9711, gmcclure@purdue.edu  

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