Purdue Events Calendar

April 17, 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

** -- April 17. 7 p.m. St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Center, 535 W. State St., West Lafayette. Purdue Musical Organizations bands, including the University Choir, Purdue Bells, Heart & Soul and the All-Campus and Community Chorale, will perform a free spring concert.

-- April 17-18. 7 p.m. Black Cultural Center. New Directional Players present their spring production directed by Kecha Nickson.

-- 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.

** -- April 18. 4 p.m. Matthews Hall, Room 210. Hayashiya Niraku, a Japanese paper-cutting artist will perform Kamikiri, with a short lecture analysis by Professor Kazumi Hatasa prior to the performance.

-- April 18. 2 p.m. Robert L. Ringel Gallery in Stewart Center. Chicago-based artist Nick Cave will lead a "Soundsuit Invasion" from the gallery to the Spring Fest area. More information available here.

-- April 19. 2:30 p.m. Stewart Center, Loeb Playhouse. Purdue Bands and Orchestras' Percussion Ensemble will perform whimsical, mischievous and unpredictable Christmas pieces.

-- April 19. 6:30 p.m. Slayter Hill. Rock the Quad concert featuring New Politics as a part of the Grand Prix week activities. More information here.

-- April 23. 7:30 p.m. France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. Sol will perform with opening acts Pat App and Grey Lamb with Ghost Club for Purdue students and guests 18 and older as a part of Grand Prix week activities. Admission is free with Purdue ID and canned food or monetary donation for the Purdue Food Pantry. Related news release.

-- April 24. 8 p.m. to midnight. Purdue Engineering Mall. Battle of the Bands will feature performances by local bands, followed by Carnival Night, part of the Grand Prix week activities.

-- April 24-26. 8 p.m. April 24-25. 2:30 p.m. April 26. Elliott Hall of Music. Purdue Bands and Orchestras Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band's spring showcase concert on April 24. Purdue Bands and Orchestras Concert, Collegiate and Varsity Bands spring showcase concert on April 25. Purdue Bands and Orchestras Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras spring showcase concert on April 26. Cost for the three concerts is $10 for the general public, and $5 for students

-- April 25. 9 p.m. Slayter Hill. "American Sniper" screening for Purdue Student Union Board's annual Movie on the Hill. Rain location, Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. Free and open to the public.

** -- April 25. 7 p.m. Stewart Center, Loeb Playhouse. Black Cultural Center presents the Jahari Dance Troupe Spring Revue featuring choreography by Joshua Ishmon. Tickets are $7 for public and $5 for Purdue students.

** -- April 25. 7:30 p.m. Long Center for the Performing Arts, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. Purdue Musical Organizations presents Purduette Spring Spectacular. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for adults and can be purchased at Bailey Hall, 359 Northwestern Ave., 765-494-3941.

-- April 25. 6 p.m. Conrad hotel, 50 W. Washington St., Indianapolis. "Strong Families, Strong Communities" anniversary gala held by Purdue University's Center for Families and Military Family Research Institute. Cocktail reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. dinner service. Registration is available at the gala website.

** -- April 28. 7 p.m. Stewart Center, Fowler Hall. Chamber Ensembles Concert, organized by Purdue Bands and Orchestras. More information here.

** -- April 29. 7 p.m. Stewart Center, Fowler Hall. Chamber Ensembles Concert, organized by Purdue Bands and Orchestras. More information here.

** -- May 1. 7:30 p.m. Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts, Nancy T. Hansen Theatre. Purdue Contemporary Dance Company presents their Spring Works 2015 dance concert. Tickets are $14 for public, $12 for Purdue students.

** -- May 2. 2 p.m. Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts, Nancy T. Hansen Theatre. Purdue Contemporary Dance Company presents their Spring Works 2015 dance concert. Tickets are $14 for public, $12 for Purdue students.

** -- May 2. 7:30 p.m. Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts, Nancy T. Hansen Theatre. Purdue Contemporary Dance Company presents their Spring Works 2015 dance concert. Tickets are $14 for public, $12 for Purdue students.

** -- May 3. 2:30-5 p.m. Slayter Center of Performing Arts. Concert featuring Purdue student jazz bands and Purdue graduates in the Alumni Jazz Band.

** -- May 16. 7:30 p.m. Long Center for the Performing Arts, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. Glee Club End of Season Concert. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and can be purchased at Bailey Hall, 359 Northwestern Ave., 765-494-3941 beginning April 6. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

 

EVENTS

-- April 18. 8:30 a.m. Ross-Ade Stadium. Purdue Challenge 5k run/walk for Purdue University Center for Cancer Research. Registration may be completed online or at the North end of Ross-Ade from 4-7 p.m. April 17 or 7-8 a.m. April 18. Until April 1 registration is $20 for students and $25 for non-students and after April 1 is $30 for all participants.

 -- April 18-19. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spring Fest, a campus-wide family-friendly event with activities and booths from departments across disciplines. More information here.

** -- April 20. 9 p.m. Purdue Memorial Union, great hall followed by a procession to the "Unfinished Block P" sculpture. Golden Taps ceremony to honor students who have died in the past year.

** -- April 22. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Discovery Park. Earth Day Soundscape Festival featuring sounds from various different sources and include music, instruments, museum kiosks, artists and painters in action, a multimedia room and a lecture. Organized by the Center for Global Soundscapes, the festival coincides with the center's Record the Earth initiative encouraging people to record and upload sounds around them using a mobile device application. Related news release.

-- April 22. Earth Day Soundscape Festival in Discovery Park. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sounds of all kinds will take center stage for first annual event, led by the Center for Global Soundscapes in Discovery Park. The Purdue community and general public are invited. Festival will offer live music, interactive instruments, museum kiosks, artists and painters in action, a multimedia room and a lecture.  Event coincides with center's Record the Earth initiative that encourages citizens to record the sounds around them and upload them via a mobile device app. For more information, go to: https://www.globalsoundscapes.org/

** -- April 25. 2:30 p.m. Grand Prix track, near the corner of McCormick Road and Cherry Lane. 58th annual Purdue Grand Prix’s 160-lap race. Seating opens at 8:45 a.m. Free shuttle service available 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets $7 in advance, $10 at the gate and $5 for children under age 12.

** -- April 25. 6-10 p.m. Beck Agricultural Center, 4540 U.S. 52 West. Blue Jean Ball, fundraiser for Food Finders Food Bank, including a barbecue pork dinner, silent and live auctions and dancing. Ticket information here.

** -- April 29. 4:30 p.m. Stewart Center, Loeb Playhouse. Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center will celebrate its opening with a ceremony including remarks by Purdue Provost Debasish "Deba" Dutta, a Japanese drumming performance group from Chicago and an opportunity to visit the center in Stewart Center, Room 162 until 7:30 p.m.

-- April 29. 3-6 p.m. Purdue Memorial Union, North Ballroom. Destress Fest will provide free massages, food, an oxygen bar and crafts.

 

EXHIBITS

-- April 18. 4 p.m. Matthews, Room 210. Hayashiya Niraku, a Japanese paper cutting artist will perform Kamikiri, with a short lecture analysis by Professor Kazumi Hatasa prior to the performance.

-- 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.

-- April 23. 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Anvil, 320 North St., West Lafayette. Ilya Rehkter, CEO and co-founder of DoubleMap will speak as a part of the Forge Innovation Series.

-- 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

-- April 20. 7-8:30 p.m. Stewart Center, Fowler Hall. Discovery Lecture Series presents Richard E. Thorsten, current director of international programs at Water.org, who will discuss "Water in the Developing World."

-- April 21. 5:30 p.m. Purdue Memorial Union, West Faculty Lounge. Sears Lecture Series and the Department of Political Science will present "Women's Rights Have No Country: National, Transnational and International Politics of Women's Human Rights," featuring Lisa Baldez, director of the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning; Maylei Blackwell, associate professor in Chicana and Chicano Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles; Amy Elman, professor of political science and the William Weber Chair of Social Science at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan; and Anne Marie Goetz, clinical professor at the Center for Global Affairs in New York University who is on sabbatical from U.N. Women, where she served as chief adviser on women peace and security.

** -- April 21. 6 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 322. Part of the Earth Day activities, the Office of University Sustainability will present a screening of the documentary "Racing to Zero: In Pursuit of Zero Waste." Snacks will be provided.

** -- April 22. 12-1:30 p.m. Begins at the Gateway to the Future Arch and ends at the Unfinished P with lunch and talks about campus bicycling. "Bike to Class," part of Earth Day activities by the Office of University Sustainability. Register here.

** -- April 22. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Purdue Memorial Union, Room 118. Earth Day Climate Change Research Poster Session and Spring Mixer by the Office of University Sustainability.

** -- April 22. 6 p.m. Stewart Center, Fowler Hall. Earth Day keynote lecture by Mayor James Brainard of Carmel, Indiana, on "Sustainable Communities."

** -- April 23. 12-1:30 p.m. McCutcheon Residence Hall, North side facing the parking garage. A tree planting ceremony will be held as a part of Earth Day activities organized by the Office of University Sustainability. Register here.

-- April 24. 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Krannert Auditorium. Dave Pericak, director of global performance vehicles for Ford Motor Co., will give a Krannert School of Management Executive Forum talk. Free and open to the public as seating permits.

-- April 29. 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Beck Agricultural Center, 4540 U.S. 52 W, West Lafayette. "An Introduction to Starting a Specialty Food Business in Indiana." Workshop will provide knowledge, contacts and resources through lectures and question-and-answer sessions with speakers and entrepreneurs. Registration is $100 per person, which includes a binder of information, lunch and refreshments in the morning and afternoon. The registration deadline is April 22 and the form can be found online. Related news release.

-- April 30. 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Anvil, 320 North St., West Lafayette. Charlies Adler, co-founder of Kickstarter will speak as a part of the Forge Innovation Series.

 ** -- May 21. 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 214. Purdue Center for Animal Welfare Science will host a symposium "Addressing Current Animal Welfare Issues: Scientific Challenges and Their Societal Context." The keynote address will be delivered by Bernard Rollin, a professor of philosophy, animal sciences and biomedical sciences at Colorado State University. Registration information available here

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

 

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