August 21, 2017

Events this week

Here is a list of events happening Aug. 21-27, 2017, at the West Lafayette campus. Additional information below: exhibitions; ticket purchasing information.

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Events for the next 4 weeks (events and exhibitions)
Ongoing series and opportunities
Deadlines for faculty and staff


Monday, Aug. 21

-- First day of fall semester.

-- Eclipse safe viewing parties. 1) Event at noon at south end of Memorial Mall. By Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences with the Purdue Astronomy Club. 2) Event 1-4 p.m. near Loeb Fountain in Founders Park. By College of Education and Center for Advancing the Teaching and Learning of STEM (CATALYST). ----- For West Lafayette, eclipse will run from 12:56-3:46 p.m.; peak at 90 percent coverage will be at 2:22 p.m. It is very important not to look directly at eclipse because of the strong risk of eye damage. Both events will have special glasses, viewers and/or a telescope, as well as knowledgeable people. Article

-- Purdue police ceremonial event. Lt. Allen Myles' promotion ceremony; introduction of new K-9 team; recognition of competition participants' successes. 3 p.m. Purdue Police Department, Terry House conference room. Article

-- Soccer (women's) vs. Loyola Marymount. 7 p.m. Folk Field. Free. Sport

Thursday, Aug. 24

-- Purdue Farmers Market. Organizer: Office of Campus Master Planning and Sustainability. Fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, freshly prepared lunches, more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. August through October. North end of Memorial Mall. Suggested parking is Grant Street Garage or Armory lot (for "A" permit holders). Article with information about other local farmers markets. Updates etc.:  Facebook | Twitter

-- Boilerfest - New Student Orientation. Organizer: Black Cultural Center. Music, food, fun, performances by BCC performing arts ensembles. 4-6 p.m. BCC parking lot. BCC

Friday, Aug. 25

-- Volleyball (women's). Mortar Board Premier. Day 1 of 2 days. Early session: 10 a.m.: Purdue vs. Oral Roberts. Noon: Alabama vs. Cleveland State. Late session: 5:30 p.m.: Oral Roberts vs. Alabama. 7:30 p.m.: Purdue vs. Cleveland State. Brees Center, Belin Court in Holloway Gymnasium. Tickets (for two-game session): adult, $8-$15; youth, $5-$8; Purdue student, $3-$5; groups of 20 or more, $5 as available. Sport | Tickets

-- Purdue Varsity Glee Club First Nighter concert. Purdue Musical Organizations. 7:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Free. PMO

Saturday, Aug. 26

-- Volleyball (women's). Mortar Board Premier. Day 2 of 2 days. Noon: Cleveland State vs. Oral Roberts. 3 p.m.: Purdue vs. Alabama. Brees Center, Belin Court in Holloway Gymnasium. Tickets (for two-game session): adult, $8-$15; youth, $5-$8; Purdue student, $3-$5; groups of 20 or more, $5 as available. Sport | Tickets

Sunday, Aug. 27

-- Soccer (women's) vs. Indiana State. 1 p.m. Folk Field. Free. Sport



-- "Myung Gyun, You: Forest of History." Aug. 18-Sept. 23. Purdue University Galleries. Korean artist uses dyed newspapers to create abstract installations. Fountain Gallery, 330 Main St., Lafayette. Hours: Noon-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (except holidays). Exhibition

-- Archives and Special Collections: "Missing You." June 29-Dec. 8. Communications and logs from Amelia Earhart's final flight, plus her efforts for women's rights. Summer hours: 1-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday (through Aug. 18; except closed Aug. 7-11). Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center, fourth floor, STEW (enter from HSSE Library). The library also has online exhibits; go to

-- Lawson Computer Science Building. Second floor: "Experience Color: Algorithm & Expression" by Petronio Bendito, associate professor of visual and performing arts. Third floor: "The Intersection of Art and Science" curated by Bendito and Tim Korb, retired assistant head of the Department of Computer Science. Open during building hours. News release

-- Exhibitions in the Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries, Pao Hall. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; until 7 on Thursdays; (except holidays).
     * Closed for the summer.



Events are free unless noted (except that conference registrations may be omitted here); some performance and athletic events are marked "free" for clarity. Ticket prices are for single events unless stated otherwise. For information about series, seasons, packages, discounts, groups, promotions at games, etc., see the URLs in the next two paragraphs.

For varsity athletics tickets, go online; or call the Athletic Ticket Office, 765-494-3194 or 800-49-SPORT [497-7678]; or visit the office in the Mackey Complex facing Northwestern Avenue. The office is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and before ticketed events at Mackey Arena, Ross-Ade Stadium, and Holloway Gymnasium in the Brees Center. For ticketed sports events at other Purdue venues, tickets will be on sale before the event at the venue. Gameday promotions in association with varsity events

For Purdue Convocations and Purdue Theatre events and some others as announced, go to a campus box office or call 765-494-3933 or 800-914-SHOW [914-7469]. Hours (during semester):

* Loeb Playhouse box office (west lobby, Stewart Center): 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Also open two hours before ticketed events in that building.
* Elliott Hall box office (lower level, northeast end by Hovde Hall): open two hours before ticketed events in that building.
* Pao Hall box office (first floor southeast): 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Also open two hours before ticketed events in that building.

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