Purdue Events Calendar

January 23, 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

-- Jan. 28 through Feb. 1. Three Stories High Theatre Festival. Includes 13 performances in downtown Lafayette at the Long Center for the Performing Arts, Lafayette Theater and Carnahan Hall. The collection of festival-length shows, presented by Purdue Convocations, have running times of 60 to 90 minutes. Tickets for all performances are $20 for adults and $15 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, 800-914-SHOW or at www.convocations.org/tickets. For more information, see related news release.

-- Feb. 7. 8 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Concert by Brad Paisley, along with Parmalee and The Swon Brothers. Presented by Purdue Convocations and the Purdue Student Concert Committee with support from the Student Fee Activities Board. There is a limit of six tickets per person. General public Zone A tickets are $85. Zone B tickets are $65. All student tickets are $45. Tickets may be purchased at convocations.org/tickets or by phone at 765-494-3933.

-- Feb. 16. 6 p.m. Krannert Auditorium. Film viewing of "Red Sorghum" in Chinese with English subtitles, a part of the Chinese New Year's celebration for the Year of the Sheep. This event is 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.

-- 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. 16. 2 p.m. Purdue Memorial Union, South Ballroom. Chinese New Year's Reception, sponsored by the Confucius Institute at Purdue. This annual reception is a part of the Chinese New Year's celebration for the Year of the Sheep. It will feature Chinese food, music and calligraphy demonstrations, as well as performances of folk and lion dances. It is free and open to the public.

** -- 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.

 

EXHIBITS

-- Through Feb. 6. Rueff Galleries, East. Yue-Kong Pao Hall. Richard Renaldi's "Touching Strangers" photographs will be on exhibit. Rueff Galleries are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and until 7 p.m. on Thursdays. The exhibits are free and open to the public. Schedule updates and more information about the galleries are available online.

-- Through Feb. 21. Robert L. Ringel Gallery in Stewart Center. "DOCUMERICA" photographs 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. Schedule updates and more information about the gallery is available online. Related news release.

-- Through Feb. 21. Fountain Gallery, 330 Main St., Lafayette. "MATERIALIZE: Sculpture Using Digital Fabrication" will be on exhibit. Fountain Gallery is open noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Schedule updates and more information about the gallery is available online. Related news release.

 

LECTURES

** -- Jan. 29. 6 p.m. "Science on Tap. Point-of-use Drinking Water Treatment in Rural Communities in Colombia, East Africa and Western China." Lafayette Brewing Company, 622 Main St., Lafayette. Purdue civil engineering and of environmental and ecological engineering professor Chad Jafvert will explain how Purdue students are working to alleviate water troubles in global developing areas by designing point-of-use drinking water treatment systems. The Division of Environmental and Ecological Engineering, the Lyles School of Civil Engineering and Discovery Park sponsor the talk, which is free and open to those 21 and older. For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1511624115757290/?ref_notif_type=plan_user_invited&source=1

 **-- Jan. 30. 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Krannert Auditorium. Corey Wilson, associate vice president of Professional Edge Center, University of Indianapolis, will give a Krannert School of Management Executive Forum talk. Free and open to the public as seating permits.

** -- Jan. 30-31. 7 p.m. Symposium 2015. "Origins: Follow the Evidence Where it Leads." Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse. Astrophysicist Hugh Ross and Biochemist Fazale Rana will explore and debate faith-based questions, as well as discuss scientific discoveries that promote the existence of God and the validity of the Bible. Plenary talks continue on Jan. 31 by Ross and Rana, as well as nearly a dozen breakout sessions on the origin of human sexuality, racism, morality and evil. Symposium 2015 is sponsored in part by Covenant Church, Faculty Commons, First Assembly Community Ministries, and Campus House. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, go to www.symposiachristi.com.

-- Feb. 5. 4 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 302/306. English Department and Purdue Student Union Board. John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars" discussion presented by Melanie E. Shoffner, associate professor of English education. Refreshments will be served from 4-4:30 p.m. with a brief discussion after. The discussion is part of the weekly Books and Coffee series in February and is free and open to the public.

** -- Feb. 6. 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Krannert Auditorium. Young Lee, vice president and wealth management advisor, Merrill Lynch, Lafayette, will give a Krannert School of Management Executive Forum talk. Free and open to the public as seating permits.

** -- Feb. 11. 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Purdue Memorial Union North Ballroom. Col. Gail Yoshitani will present "Six Words that Changed Our World: Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall." Sponsored by the Purdue Institute for Civic Communication.

-- Feb. 12. 4 p.m. Purdue Memorial Union, North Ballroom. English Department and Purdue Student Union Board. "An Untamed State" written by Purdue creative writing associate professor Roxane Gay, discussed by Marlo D. David, Purdue assistant professor of English and interdisciplinary studies. Refreshments will be served from 4-4:30 p.m. with a brief discussion after. The discussion is part of the weekly Books and Coffee series in February and is free and open to the public.

** -- Feb. 13. 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Krannert Auditorium. Chuck Armstrong, retired president of the Seattle Mariners, will give a Krannert School of Management Executive Forum talk. Free and open to the public as seating permits.

-- Feb. 17. 10:30 a.m. Rawls Hall, Room 2070. "Vernacular Drama and Fiction," presented by Sabina Knight, a professor of Chinese at Smith College. Sponsored by the Comparative Literature Department, this seminar discussion is part of the Chinese New Year's celebration for the Year of the Sheep. This event is free and open to the public.

-- Feb. 18. 12:30 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 313. Jewish Studies Program. "The Effectiveness of Israel's Use of Social Media to Publicize Its Counterterrorism Efforts," presented by 
Aaron Hoffman, associate professor of political science.

-- Feb. 19. 4 p.m. Purdue Memorial Union, North Ballroom. English Department and Purdue Student Union Board. "Take Me Home: A Novel" award-winning historical fiction novel written by Brian Leung, Purdue director of Creative Writing, presented by Monica M. Trieu, Purdue assistant professor of interdisciplinary studies. Refreshments will be served from 4-4:30 p.m. with a brief discussion after. The discussion is part of the weekly Books and Coffee series in February and is free and open to the public.

-- Feb. 26. 4 p.m. Purdue Memorial Union, North Ballroom. English Department and Purdue Student Union Board. Louise Erdrich's "The Round House" discussion presented by Nancy J. Peterson, Purdue professor and head of the English department. Refreshments will be served from 4-4:30 p.m. with a brief discussion after. The discussion is part of the weekly Books and Coffee series in February and is free and open to the public.

** -- Feb. 27. 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Krannert Auditorium. Rose Kelly-Falls, senior vice president of Rapid Ratings International, Indianapolis, 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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