Purdue Events Calendar
September 19, 2014
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
-- Sept. 20. 7-9 p.m. in Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse. Traditional Chinese music, folk dances and Beijing opera by student artists from North China Electric Power University from Beijing will be featured in a performance to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the world Confucius Institutes, and the seventh anniversary for the Confucius Institute at Purdue.
-- Sept. 28. 2 and 6 p.m. Loeb Playhouse in Stewart Center. "VeggieTales Live! Silly Song Sing-Along," presented by Purdue Convocations. Gold Zone tickets are $30, which includes admission to the "VeggieTales Live!" VIP Meet and Greet. All other tickets are $21 in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets are available at campus box offices, convocations.org or by phone at 765-494-3933.
-- Oct. 1. 7:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Pentatonix, winners of NBC's "The Sing-Off," will perform. Presented by the Purdue Student Concert Committee. Tickets are $29 for students and $39 for the general public. There is a limit of six tickets per person. Tickets are available through campus box offices, convocations.org or by phone at 765-494-3933.
-- Oct. 24. 8 p.m. Elliott Hall of music. Comedian Nick Offerman of NBC's "Parks and Recreation," brings his "Full Bush Tour," with comedian Ahmed Bharooka, to Purdue. Tickets are $30 for students and $35 for the general public, with a limit of six tickets per person. Tickets are available through convocations.org/tickets or by phone at 765-494-3933.
-- Sept. 19. 7 p.m. Fowler Hall in Stewart Center. Delta Phi Mu Latino Heritage Show. Reception follows in Newman Hall at St. Thomas Aquinas Center. The 16th annual show by Purdue's first Latina-based sorority, promoting the essence of Latino/a culture. Presented by the Latino Cultural Center. Free and open to the public.
-- Sept. 20. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Latino Cultural Center, 600 N. Russell St., West Lafayette, and Ross-Ade Stadium. Orgullo de Purdue. Tailgate activities before the Southern Illinois-Purdue football game, hosted by the LCC. Cost is $25 and includes a game ticket, T-shirt and tailgating activities at the LCC. Presented by the LCC in collaboration with Purdue Intercollegiate Athletics. To order a ticket go to http://ev9.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/EVExecMacro?linkID=purdue&evm=prmo&RSRC=&RDAT=&caller=PR and type in promotion code: "orgullo."
-- Sept. 22. 4-6 p.m. Fowler Hall, Stewart Center. "One Community: Unpacking Ferguson." The topic is "Know Your Constitutional Rights." A panel of law enforcement will take questions from the audience about rights and responsibilities.
** -- Sept. 23. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. C-SPAN Bus will visit Purdue as part of its fall tour of all 14 universities in the Big Ten Conference. The event is free, and the bus will be parked on Oval Drive in front of University Hall.
** -- Sept. 25. 4-6 p.m., Stewart Center, Room 218. Ferguson Teach-In. "A Conversation on Ferguson and its Implications."
** -- Sept. 27. 9-11 a.m. Stadium Mall, between Armstrong Hall of Engineering and Schleman Hall of Student Services. Homecoming family-friendly celebration. Entertainment on main stage; activity tents hosted by colleges, schools and units across campus; food vendors; and other activities on the mall. More details at http://www.purdue.edu/giving/events/homecoming/index.html
** -- Sept. 26-27. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 27. South side of Memorial Mall, adjacent to State Street between Stewart Center and Stone Hall. Animal Connections: Our Journey Together, a traveling Smithsonian exhibition. Divided into five sections, the exhibition focuses on animals in the home, on the farm, at the zoo, in the wild and at the veterinary clinic. Free and open to the public. More information is available at http://vet.purdue.edu/newsroom/2014/avma-animal-connections-exhibit-bound-for-purdue-university.php Related news release.
** -- Through Oct. 10. Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries in the Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts. The re[connect] exhibition is curated by Min Kim Park, an assistant professor of visual and performing arts. More information about the exhibit and its related symposium is available online.
-- Sept. 21. 2 p.m. West Lafayette Public Library. Michael Watts, professor of economics and director of the Center for Economic Education, will discuss painting and drawings that illustrate economic concepts and issues. The presentation, sponsored by the Wabash Area Lifetime Learning Association, is free and open to the public.
-- Sept. 23. 10:30-11:20 a.m. Loeb Playhouse, Stewart Center. Liam Brown, president of Marriott International Inc., U.S. and Canada division for select service and extended stay lodging, and owner and franchise services, will give the first of the new J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Executive in the Classroom speaker series for the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Free and open to the public as seating permits.
-- Sept. 25. 1:30 p.m. Discovery Lecture Series. Religion, Science and Naturalism: Where the Conflict Really Lies. Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. Author and academician Alvin Plantinga, who has spent his career creating a place for religion in philosophy and now in science, will deliver his argument about the unexpected common ground between religion and science. His talk is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow the talk. The Department of Philosophy, the Religious Studies Program, the College of Liberal Arts and Discovery Park are joining the Lilly Endowment as primary sponsors of the talk.
-- Sept. 25. 6 p.m. Science on Tap. Coronaviruses - 21st Century Threats. Lafayette Brewing Company, 622 Main St., Lafayette. Andrew Mesecar, Purdue University's Walther Professor of Cancer Structural Biology, will discuss the deceptive characteristics of coronaviruses and the quest for drugs that could defeat them. Sponsors are the Department of Chemistry, the College of Science and Discovery Park.
-- Sept. 30. 10:30-11:20 a.m., Electrical Engineering Room 129. Terry Dale, president and CEO of the United States Tour Operators Association, will give a J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Executive in the Classroom talk for the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Free and open to the public as seating permits.
-- Oct. 7. 10:30-11:20 a.m., Electrical Engineering Room 129. Aylwin Lewis, president and CEO of Potbelly Sandwich Works, will give a J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Executive in the Classroom talk for the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Free and open to the public as seating permits.
** -- Oct. 9. 6 p.m. Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. Latino Heritage Month keynote speech. Sonia Manzano, who plays Maria on "Sesame Street," will speak. The 7 p.m. speech will be preceded by a meet-and-greet session at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. The topic of Manzano's talk, which is co-sponsored by Purdue's Latino Cultural Center and Black Cultural Center, is "Black Latinos and the Civil Rights Movement."
-- Oct. 17. 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Beering Hall, Room 2290. GS 300, LA (Liberal Arts) Influentials. Amanda Lopez, president of Transform Consulting Group. The lectures are free and open to the public as seating allows.
-- Oct. 17. 11:30 a.m. -12:20 p.m. Krannert Auditorium. Rusty Rueff, chairman of The GRAMMY Foundation, will give a Krannert Executive Forum talk. Free and open to the public as seating permits.
** -- Oct. 21. 10:30-11:20 a.m., Electrical Engineering Room 129. Bill Marler, a food safety attorney and managing partner of Marler Clark, a food safety law firm, will give a J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Executive in the Classroom talk for the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Free and open to the public as seating permits.
** -- Oct. 22. 12:30 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 313. Purdue Jewish Studies Program Noon Lecture and Discussion Series. Nicole Fourman, winner of the 2014 Edward Simon B'nai B'rith Barzillai Lodge No. 111 Prize in Jewish Studies, "The Jewish Dietary Laws: A Matter of Interpretation."
** -- Oct. 24. 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Beering Hall, Room 2290. GS 300, LA (Liberal Arts) Influentials. Leah Kegler, director of Government Affairs at Edwards Lifesciences. The lectures are free and open to the public as seating allows.
** -- Oct. 24. 11:30 a.m. -12:20 p.m. Krannert Auditorium. Paula Dwyer, editor of Bloomberg View, will give a Krannert Executive Forum talk. Free and open to the public as seating permits.
** -- Oct. 31. 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Beering Hall, Room 2290. GS 300, LA (Liberal Arts) Influentials. Cheryl Pearson-McNeil, senior vice president of U.S. Strategic Community Alliances and Consumer Engagement at Nielsen. The lectures are free and open to the public as seating allows.
** -- Oct. 31. 11:30 a.m. -12:20 p.m. Krannert Auditorium. Robert Zimmerman, managing director of Inforistec Group, will give a Krannert Executive Forum talk. Free and open to the public as seating permits.
Compiled by Greg McClure, 765-496-9711, email@example.com