Events this Week

February 8, 2016  

Here is a list of events happening Feb. 8-14, 2016, 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, Feb. 8

-- Chinese New Year's Reception (all-campus). Organizer: Confucius Institute at Purdue. Chinese food, music and calligraphy demonstrations, performance of folk and lion dances. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. PMU, South Ballroom. (New Year's Day is Feb. 8. It will be the Year of the Monkey.) URL:

Tuesday, Feb. 9

-- Last day to order singing Valentines from Purdue Musical Organizations. Delivered 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 12 in Greater Lafayette and by phone. Cost: $30. Call 765-494-3941 or 800-893-3041.

-- VITA tax return help. Organizer: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program of United Way of Greater Lafayette. 4-8 p.m. McCutcheon Residence Hall, Room C217. See linked story for how to make appointment (required) and what to bring. This is the first of six sessions scheduled on campus, all at the same hours and site; remaining dates are Feb. 11, 16, 18, 23 and 25. URL:

-- Men's basketball vs. Michigan State. 7 p.m. Mackey Arena. Tickets: $10-$60; URL:

-- Film screening in Singing for Peace and Justice series: "Paul Robeson: Here I Stand" (1999, documentary, 90 minutes). Organizer: Committee on Peace Studies. An event for Black History Month. 7-9 p.m. Beering Hall, Room 2290. URL for peace studies at Purdue: URL for film: (Films also Feb. 16 and 23; same time and place)

-- Film screening for Chinese New Year celebration: "A World Without Thieves" (2004, action/crime drama, 113 min., Chinese with English subtitles). Organizer: Confucius Institute at Purdue. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239. URL for institute: URL for movie:

Wednesday, Feb. 10

-- Jewish Studies Noon Lecture and Discussion Series. "The Holocaust in the Soviet Union." Amber Nickell, graduate student, Department of History. 12:30 p.m. STEW, Room 313. Questions: 49-47965 or or

-- Purdue Lectures in Ethics, Policy, and Science. "Culture, Poverty, and Justice: Responsibilities of Individuals and Institutions." Eric Weber, associate professor of public policy leadership at University of Mississippi School of Law and in Department of Philosophy. 5:30-7 p.m. Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, Room 121. URL:

-- BCC Alumni Speaker Series. "Climbing Out of Entry Level Hell." Cheryl Pearson-McNeil, alumna and senior vice president of US Strategic CommunityAlliances and Consumer Engagement, a Nielsen unit. A hands-on session with the 12 tips for a good start in the workforce and not having to move back in with your parents. 7 p.m. Lilly Hall, Room 3118. URL:

Thursday, Feb. 11

-- Awards ceremony and reception for Leadership in Action Award recipients. Organizer: Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence. Honorees: Joan Fulton, faculty; Ashley York and April Sauer, staff; doctoral student Priyanka Brunese. 2 p.m. PMU, Room 118. URL:

-- Books and Coffee series (66th annual). Week 2 of 4. Elaine Francis, associate professor of English, speaking on "Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen" by Mary Norris. Organizers: Department of English and Purdue Student Union Board. 4-4:30 p.m.: Refreshments. 4:30-5 p.m.: Talk. STEW, Rooms 302-306. Prize drawing at each event available to those present. URL:

-- "Annie." Broadway musical. Purdue Convocations. 7 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Tickets: $24-$54. URL:

Friday, Feb. 12

-- Purdue Musical Organizations Singing Valentines. Delivered 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. in Greater Lafayette and by phone. Cost: $30. Order deadline: Feb. 9. Call 765-494-3941.

-- Seminar. "The Latent Challenges Concerning Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the STEM Classroom: Revelations from a Faculty Study" with Alford A. Young Jr., the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and chair of the Department of Sociology at University of Michigan. Organizers: Discovery Learning Research Center, ADVANCE-Purdue and the Center for Faculty Success; Center for Trans-Institutional Capacity Building; and the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. 11:30 a.m. Hall for Discovery and Learning Research, Room 143A/B. Presentation and question-and-answer session.

-- Indoor track and field (men and women). Fred Wilt Invitational. Day 1 of 2. TBA. Lambert Fieldhouse (spectators use west entrance). Free.

-- Women's tennis vs. DePaul. 3 p.m. Schwartz Tennis Center. Free. (Note: DePaul plays Tulsa at noon Saturday.)

-- Valentine's Dinner Menu. Organizer: HTM 492, senior course in Hospitality and Tourism Management operating John Purdue Room dinners. Valentine's Dinner has six courses and six wines; meal prepared and served by the students. 5:30 p.m. Marriott Hall, John Purdue Room. Cost: $60 per person; seating limited. By reservation only at 765-494-6845 or

Saturday, Feb. 13

-- Indoor track and field (men and women). Fred Wilt Invitational. Day 2 of 2. TBA. Lambert Fieldhouse (spectators use west entrance). Free.

-- Men's tennis. Two matches: Purdue vs. Valparaiso at 4 p.m. Purdue vs. Indiana Tech at 8 p.m. Schwartz Tennis Center. Free.

-- Evening of Romance featuring Purdue Jazz Band. Organizer: Purdue Bands & Orchestras. 8 p.m. Marriott Hall, John Purdue Room. Ticket information on URL:

Sunday, Feb. 14

-- Women's tennis vs. Tulsa. Noon. Schwartz Tennis Center. Free.

-- Wrestling vs. Rutgers. Noon. Holloway Gymnasium in Intercollegiate Athletic Facility. Tickets: adult, $5; youth (ages 3 through college), $2; Purdue students free with PUID; groups of 20 or more, $1.

-- Women's basketball vs. Michigan. 2 p.m. Mackey Arena. Tickets: $3-$13; URL:

-- "Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School." Theatreworks USA musical. Purdue Convocations. 3 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse (+). Tickets: $10-$15. URL:



-- "Sixty Square Inches: 18th North American Small Prints Exhibition." Jan. 11-Feb. 20: Purdue University Galleries. STEW, Robert L. Ringel Gallery. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday plus until 8 p.m. Thursday (except holidays). URL:

-- "360 Degrees of Separation: Artists of the Guldagergaard Program." Jan. 12-Feb. 20: Purdue University Galleries, Fountain Gallery, 330 Main St., Lafayette. Hours: Noon-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (except holidays). URL:

-- Exhibitions in the Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries, Pao Hall. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; until 7 on Thursdays (except holidays). URL:
     * Entry for the Art & Design Undergraduate Exhibition. Feb. 8-12.

-- "The Fierce Urgency of Now: Honoring the Past with David Crosthwait." Through Feb. 29. Created by Sandy Galloway. Siegesmund Engineering Library, Potter Engineering Center, Room 160.

-- "Ambiguous Reflections of Race and Identity: A Question of Color." Dec. 18-Feb. 28. Paintings by Gerald Griffin. Exhibition presented by Purdue's Black Cultural Center at Art Museum of Greater Lafayette; 102 S. 10th St., Lafayette. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily except holidays. Free; donations accepted. (Artist's talks Feb. 4 at noon at the museum, and 4 p.m. at BCC.) URL:

-- "Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Firsts Panel Exhibition." Feb. 1-March 31. Historical information and captures key animation art images from the late 1960s and 1970s, notably from television. Organizer: Black Cultural Center. Open during building hours at BCC. URL:

-- "The Intersection of Art and Science." Fall 2015, to continue about two years. Lawson Computer Science Building, third floor. Open during building hours. URL:

-- Archives and Special Collections: Library open; next exhibition opening TBA. The library also has online exhibits; go to



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. URL: URL for 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]. URLs: and Hours (during semester):

* Elliott Hall box office (lower level, northeast end by Hovde Hall): open two hours before ticketed events in that building.
* 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.
* 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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