Purdue Events Calendar

October 24, 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 

ENTERTAINMENT

-- 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.

-- Oct. 30. 7:30 p.m. Loeb Playhouse. Concert by Donald Sinta Quartet, saxophone ensemble. Presented by Purdue Convocations with Friends support from Westminster Village. All tickets are $15 for adults, 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 online through www.convocations.org/tickets.

** -- Nov. 4. 7-9:30 p.m., Lafayette Theater, 600 Main St., and doors open to the public for free popcorn and cash bar at 6:30 p.m. Brief introductions for each film will be given at 7 p.m. World Film Forum: Screening the Past. "White Sun of the Desert," from the former Soviet Union is a 1970 action, adventure and comedy with English subtitles. Its music, one-liners and ironic mockery of Soviet mythology have made this Soviet Western an audience favorite ever since its release. Presenter is John Hope, an assistant professor of Russian.

** -- Nov. 11. 7-9:30 p.m., Lafayette Theater, 600 Main St., and doors open to the public for free popcorn and cash bar at 6:30 p.m. Brief introductions for each film will be given at 7 p.m. World Film Forum: Screening the Past. "Z," from France and Algeria with English subtitles, was directed by Costa-Gavras. A political assassination plot is uncovered, and then covered up again, in "Z." This 1969 political thriller is based on the true story of the death of Greek politician Grigoris Lambrakis in 1963. Presenter is Madeleine Henry, professor of classics and head of the School of Languages and Cultures.

** -- Nov. 18. 7-9:30 p.m. Lafayette Theater, 600 Main St., and doors open to the public for free popcorn and cash bar at 6:30 p.m. Brief introductions for each film will be given at 7 p.m. World Film Forum: Screening the Past. "La Rafle," (The Round Up) a 2010 drama from France with English subtitles, was directed by Roselyne Bosch. The film confronts one of the most notorious examples of official complicity in the Nazi occupation of France: the roundup of 13,152 Jewish men, women and children in Paris' Indoor Bicycle Arena, before they were sent to French internment camps and then to Auschwitz. Presenter is Allen Wood, professor of French. 

 

EVENTS

** -- Oct. 30. 4-7 p.m. France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center, Black & Gold Gym, Courts 1-3. "Día de los Muertos," or Day of the Dead, celebration, sponsored by the Purdue University Latino Cultural Center. Traditional and contemporary ofrendas, or altar displays, made to celebrate and honor the lives of lost loved ones, will be featured. There also will be music and arts and craft stations, where participants can decorate sugar skulls and paper masks. Traditional food, including "pan de muerto" (dead bread), also will be available. Related news release.

-- Nov. 4. 12 p.m. Fowler Hall in Stewart Center. Screening of the PBS documentary "Freedom Summer," which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Mississippi Summer Project in which blacks and whites came together to fight racism. The film explores the history of the campaign for voter registration and education in Mississippi. Free and open to the public.

-- Nov. 4. 7 p.m. -- Loeb Playhouse in Stewart Center. An evening with Julian Bond. Bond is former chairman of the NAACP and a leader of the American civil rights movement. He helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee while a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta in 1960 and organized voting drives and student protests against segregation in public facilities in Georgia. Bond will reflect on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. The Office of the Vice Provost sponsors his talk for Diversity and Inclusion.

-- Nov. 6. 7:30 p.m. "Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation." Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dan Fagin will headline Purdue's 2014 Cancer Culture & Community Colloquium, in conjunction with the Discovery Lecture Series. His book won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction. A related series of Purdue TEDx talks also are planned beginning at 7 p.m., Nov. 3, in Fowler Hall, themed "Confronting Our Environmental Health Risks." All events are free and open to the public. Primary sponsors are the Oncological Sciences Center and the Department of English, with special 2014 partner, the Center for the Environment in Discovery Park. For more information, go to: http://www.purdue.edu/research/ccc/

 

LECTURES  

-- Oct. 24. 8 p.m. Class of 1950 Lecture Hall. Purdue alum and astronaut Charles Walker will talk about his experience in the space program. He also will speak at the annual Space Day program for students in grades 3-8 at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 25 in Elliott Hall of Music. Both speeches are free and open to the public.

-- Oct. 28. 5-6:30 p.m. Loeb Playhouse in Stewart Center. Feminist author, scholar and social activist bell hooks will present the 2014 Cummings-Perrucci Lecture. Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies program.

-- Oct. 30. 6 p.m. Science on Tap. Dark Matter: Darker than Stout. Lafayette Brewing Company, 622 Main St., Lafayette. Purdue physics and astronomy professor Rafael Lang will provide a tour of the universe from the Big Bang to colliding galaxy clusters, exploring detectors in space or buried deep underground. The talk is free and open to those 21 and older. Sponsors are the Purdue Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, the Department of Physics, the College of Science and Discovery Park. For more information, go to: https://www.facebook.com/scienceontaplafayette

-- 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.

-- Nov. 4. 10:30-11:20 a.m., Electrical Engineering Room 129. Cynthia D'Aoust, chief operating office of Meeting Professionals International, 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.

-- Nov. 7. 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Beering Hall, Room 2290. GS 300, LA (Liberal Arts) Influentials. Penelope Farthing, senior adviser at Bose Public Affairs Group. The lectures are free and open to the public as seating allows.

-- Nov. 7. 11:30 a.m. -12:20 p.m. Krannert Auditorium. Jay Johnson, general manager of parts distribution, Daimler Trucks North America, will give a Krannert Executive Forum talk. Free and open to the public as seating permits.

-- Nov. 12. 12:30 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 313. Purdue Jewish Studies Program Noon Lecture and Discussion Series. Rebekah Klein-Pejšová, Jewish Studies assistant professor of history. "Between Refugees and the State: Hungarian Jews and Jewish Refugee Policy in Wartime Austria-Hungary."

-- Nov. 14. 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Beering Hall, Room 2290. GS 300, LA (Liberal Arts) Influentials. Kevin Speer, CEO of Hendricks Regional Health. The lectures are free and open to the public as seating allows.

-- Nov. 14. 11:30 a.m. -12:20 p.m. Krannert Auditorium. Charlie Martin, president of Papa Charlie's, will give a Krannert Executive Forum talk. Free and open to the public as seating permits.

-- Nov. 18, 10:30-11:20 a.m., Electrical Engineering Room 129.  Jeff Kmiec, president and managing director of The Greenbrier resort, 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.

-- Nov. 21. 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Beering Hall, Room 2290. GS 300, LA (Liberal Arts) Influentials. Judd Lord, director of industrial design at Delta Faucet Co. The lectures are free and open to the public as seating allows.

-- Nov. 21. 11:30 a.m. -12:20 p.m. Krannert Auditorium. Charisse Martin, technology consultant with Deloitte Consulting, will give a Krannert 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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