Events this Week

October 20, 2014  


Here is a list of events happening Oct. 6-12, 2014, 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, Oct. 20

-- Green Week. Day 1 of 6. Numerous events, some listed individually here, including ESE summit and Discovery Lecture on Monday. URL for summary of week's schedule: www.purdue.edu/sustainability/news/getinvolved/greenweek14/index.html; URL for event descriptions: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2014/Q4/green-week-begins-monday.html

-- Ecological Sciences & Engineering symposium: "#SCIENCE: Effective Interdisciplinary Communication." Organizer: ESE interdisciplinary graduate program. Speakers, student research showcase and poster competition. 8 a.m. check-in at Rawls Hall, atrium (first floor). Program 8:45 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Morning keynote (8:45-9:45 a.m.): Andrew Rosenberg, director of the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists. Evening keynote (7-8:30 p.m.): Joel Sartore, conservationist, National Geographic fellow. Registration free but required for planning (no registration for Sartore lecture). URL: www.purdue.edu/gradschool/ese/symposium

-- OIE workshop. "The Americans with Disabilities Act and the ADA Amendments Act Briefing" (General Session - Schedule #15607). Organizer: Office of Institutional Equity. An event of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. 3:15-4:45 a.m. Neil Armstrong Hall, Room 1021. Online registration for this workshop is at www.purdue.edu/ethics/oie/upcoming.html; select event title at preferred date. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact OIE at 49-47253 (voice), 49-61343 (tty), or equity@purdue.edu.

-- Discovery Lecture for Green Week. "Photo Ark: Communicating Science Through the Lens." Joel Sartore, National Geographic photographer pursuing 20-year project to document endangered species and landscapes. 7 p.m. PMU, North Ballroom. URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2014/Q4/green-week-begins-monday.html

-- Purdue University Libraries Distinguished Lecture. Andrew Yang, founder and CEO of Venture for America. Organizers: Libraries, Discovery Lecture Series. 7 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. Related events: (1) Reception at 5 p.m. in STEW, HSSE Library, Periodicals Reading Room; RSVP for reception requested by Oct. 13 at http://go.lib.purdue.edu/events/yanglecture. (2) Book sale and signing to follow lecture. Questions: libevent@purdue.edu or 49-42849. URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2014/Q4/author,-founder-and-ceo-of-venture-america,-to-speak-about-book,-entrepreneurship.html

-- Larry Axel Memorial Lecture in Religion. Victoria Aarons, professor of English, Trinity University. "The Shape of Memory: Post-Holocaust Literary Representation." Organizers: Jewish Studies and Religious Studies programs. 8 p.m. Rawls Hall, Room 1062. Questions: 49-47965 or wengera@purdue.edu or www.cla.purdue.edu/jewish-studies

Tuesday, Oct. 21

-- Green Week. Day 2 of 6. Numerous events, some listed individually here, including film screening on Tuesday. URL for summary of week's schedule: www.purdue.edu/sustainability/news/getinvolved/greenweek14/index.html; URL for event descriptions: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2014/Q4/green-week-begins-monday.html

-- Tech Tuesdays. Organizer: ITaP. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Hampton Hall of Civil Engineering, Room 3144. An open forum to discuss and sample different teaching and learning technologies. Topics on this date include Canvas, Piazza and Kaltura MediaSpace. Registration: www.itap.purdue.edu/training/calendar. Questions: tlt-consulting@purdue.edu

-- ADA audio conference. 2014-15 first session. Office of Institutional Equity. 2-3:30 p.m. Young Hall, Room B64. Description and online registration at www.purdue.edu/ethics/oie/upcoming.html; select event title. For more information, for registration assistance or to request a reasonable accommodation: OIE at 49-47253 (voice), 49-61343 (tty), or equity@purdue.edu.

-- Green Week film screening and discussion: "Power Paths" (2009, documentary, 56 min.). Story of Native Americans' taking control of their energy future. Discussion theme: "Energy Access in Focus: Civil Rights, Tribal Sovereignty and the Path to Power." Organizers: Native American Educational and Cultural Center, Diversity Resource Office. 6-8 p.m. STEW, Room 218. Film URL: http://powerpaths.semkhor.com/show.asp?content_id=11694

-- "Mamma Mia!" Musical. Purdue Convocations. 7:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Tickets: $22-$52. URL: www.convocations.org

-- College Teaching Workshop Series I: Making a Better Learning Environment. "Fostering Academic Integrity & Responsibility." For faculty, staff and grad students. Center for Instructional Excellence. 10:30-11:45 a.m. Hicks Undergraduate Library, Room B853. Weekly workshop 6 of 10 through Nov. 18; choose one or more. Registration required: www.purdue.edu/cie/documents/CTW1_flyer.pdf. Questions: 49-66422 or cie@purdue.edu

Wednesday, Oct. 22

-- Green Week. Day 3 of 6. Numerous events, alternative transportation expo on Wednesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Memorial Mall and Centennial Mall. URL for summary of week's schedule: www.purdue.edu/sustainability/news/getinvolved/greenweek14/index.html; URL for event descriptions: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2014/Q4/green-week-begins-monday.html

-- Jewish Studies Noon Lecture and Discussion Series. Nicole Fourman, winner of the 2014 Edward Simon B'nai B'rith Barzillai Lodge No. 111 Prize in Jewish Studies. "The Jewish Dietary Laws: A Matter of Interpretation." 12:30 p.m. STEW, Room 313. Questions: 49-47965 or wengera@purdue.edu or www.cla.purdue.edu/jewish-studies

-- "Cover Letter and Resume Writing Workshop for Purdue Jobs." Organizers: Office of Institutional Equity, Center for Career Opportunities and Human Resources-Talent Acquisition. An event of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. 2-3 p.m. Peirce Hall, Room 277. Description and online registration at www.purdue.edu/ethics/oie/upcoming.html; select event title. For more information, for registration assistance or to request a reasonable accommodation: OIE at 49-47253 (voice), 49-61343 (tty), or equity@purdue.edu.

-- "Interview Workshop." Organizers: Office of Institutional Equity and Human Resources-Talent Acquisition. An event of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. 3:15-4 p.m. Peirce Hall, Room 277. Description and online registration at www.purdue.edu/ethics/oie/upcoming.html; select event title. For more information, for registration assistance or to request a reasonable accommodation: OIE at 49-47253 (voice), 49-61343 (tty), or equity@purdue.edu.

-- President's Colloquium. For faculty only, by registration. "The Importance of Animal Companionship." Alan Beck, the Dorothy N. McAllister Professor of Animal Ecology. 4-6 p.m. Hosted by President Mitch Daniels at Westwood. Lecture plus wine and hors d'oeuvre reception. URL: https://www.purdue.edu/president/events/faculty-colloquia.html

-- Campus bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure: presentation of final recommendations. Organizer: Physical Facilities. 4:30-6 p.m. PMU, Anniversary Drawing Room. URL including instructions on how to arrange for an accommodation: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2014/Q4/consultants-to-share-bicycle,-pedestrian-infrastructure-recommendations-at-wednesday-public-meeting.html. After this meeting, an executive summary of the recommendations will be at www.purdue.edu/bikes.

-- National Security Agency briefing: "NSA 101: Today's NSA and the Way Ahead." For Purdue faculty, staff and students, and media only (not general public). David Shore, deputy chief, NSA Media Leaks Task Force. 6-7:30 p.m. Physics Building, Room 114. URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2014/Q4/speaker-to-discuss-national-security-agencys-mission-transparency.html

Thursday, Oct. 23

-- Green Week. Day 4 of 6. Numerous events, some listed individually here, including farmers market and film screening Thursday. URL for summary of week's schedule: www.purdue.edu/sustainability/news/getinvolved/greenweek14/index.html; URL for event descriptions: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2014/Q4/green-week-begins-monday.html

-- Farmers market on campus. Organizer: Office of University Sustainability. Fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, freshly prepared lunches, more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Through Oct. 30. North end of Memorial Mall. URL on this and links to other local farmers markets: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2014/Q2/farmers-market-to-return-this-week.html

-- "Disclose or Not to Disclose Disability During the Employment Process." Organizers: Office of Institutional Equity, Center for Career Opportunities. An event of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Lawson Computer Science Building, Room B151. Description and online registration at www.purdue.edu/ethics/oie/upcoming.html; select event title. For more information, for registration assistance or to request a reasonable accommodation: OIE at 49-47253 (voice), 49-61343 (tty), or equity@purdue.edu.

-- English (Evening) Tea Hour: "Loving (and Learning from) Young Adult Literature" with Professor Melanie Shoffner's students in English education. 6-7 p.m. West Lafayette Public Library, 208 W. Columbia St. Information: Melanie Shoffner, associate professor of English education, at shoffner@purdue.edu

-- Green Week film screening and discussion: "Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch" (2013, documentary, 57 min.). 6 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. After film, panel discussion with Angela Sun, the film's writer and director; Purdue alumna Holly Chan; Larry Nies, professor of civil engineering; and Leigh Raymond, professor of political science and director of the Center for the Environment. URL for film: www.imdb.com/title/tt2277946/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

-- Dance Samba School. Black Cultural Center. Learn this energetic Brazilian dance. 6:30 p.m. at BCC. URL: www.purdue.edu/bcc

-- David Dorfman Dance: "Come, and Back Again." Contemporary dance and music. Purdue Convocations. 7:30 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Tickets: $22-$32. +. URL: www.convocations.org

Friday, Oct. 24

-- Green Week. Day 5 of 6. Numerous events. URL for summary of week's schedule: www.purdue.edu/sustainability/news/getinvolved/greenweek14/index.html; URL for event descriptions: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2014/Q4/green-week-begins-monday.html

-- Child Wellness Day. For children of Purdue graduate students. Organizer: School of Nursing, Purdue Graduate Student Government. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lyles-Porter Hall, Nursing Center for Family Health. Vaccines, health screenings, physicals, health education. Registration recommended: https://www2.itap.purdue.edu/bs/WorkLife/index.cfm. See posted flier for procedure and transportation; URL: www.nursing.purdue.edu/news/child_wellness_day2014.pdf. Questions: Jenny Coddington at jsundell@purdue.edu or Liz O'Neil at oneile@purdue.edu

-- "James Baldwin and the Queer Imagination." Lecture and Q&A by Matt Brim, associate professor of queer studies, College of Staten Island, CUNY. Organizers: Department of English, LGBTQ Center, African American Studies, Black Cultural Center. 2:15 p.m.: Meet the author; refreshments. 2:45 p.m.: Lecture, followed by Q&A. STEW, Room 202.

-- "X Works." Purdue Contemporary Dance Company. Featuring choreography by Division of Dance students. 7 and 9 p.m. Dance Studio Theatre, Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts. Admission: $5 at the door. URL: http://www.cla.purdue.edu/dance (Also 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday.)

-- Nick Offerman, comedian, on Full Bush Tour with comedian Ahmed Bharooka. Organizer: Purdue Student Concert Committee with Purdue Convocations. Offerman has many TV and movie credits including playing Ron Swanson on "Parks and Recreation." 8 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Tickets: public, $35; students, $30. Limit six. URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2014/Q3/comedian-nick-offerman-of-parks-and-recreation-coming-to-purdue.html

-- Astronaut alumni talk. Organizer: School of Aeronautics and Astronautics' Purdue Space Day. Speaker: Charles Walker. 8 p.m. Class of 1950 Lecture Hall. (Space Day on Saturday includes another public talk by Walker; see listing under Saturday. But other activities of Space Day are for grades 3-8 and registration is full.) URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2014/Q4/astronaut-walker-to-give-talk-on-campus,-attend-space-day.html

-- "The Music of Oliver Nelson." Purdue Bands & Orchestras. Purdue Jazz Band honors Nelson, a jazz saxophonist and arranger and composer for legends including Count Basie. 8 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Free. URL: www.purdue.edu/bands

Saturday, Oct. 25

-- Green Week. Day 6 of 6. Numerous events, including "De-trash the Wabash" at 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; meet at Tapawingo Park Skating Rink; sign-up is at week's summary page. URL for summary of week's schedule: www.purdue.edu/sustainability/news/getinvolved/greenweek14/index.html; URL for event descriptions: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2014/Q4/green-week-begins-monday.html

-- Astronaut alumni talk. Organizer: School of Aeronautics and Astronautics' Purdue Space Day. Speaker: Roy D. Bridges. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Elliott Hall of Music. URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2014/Q4/astronaut-walker-to-give-talk-on-campus,-attend-space-day.html

-- "X Works." Purdue Contemporary Dance Company. Featuring choreography by Division of Dance students. 7 and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday (four performances). Dance Studio Theatre, Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts. Admission: $5 at the door. URL: www.cla.purdue.edu/dance

-- Soccer (women's) vs. Indiana. 7 p.m. Boilermaker Soccer Complex. Tickets: adult, $5; student, $2; groups of 20 or more, $1 (on game day, tickets are sold only at site).

Sunday, Oct. 26

 -- "Creepy Classics." Purdue Bands & Orchestras. Purdue Wind Ensemble family-friendly Halloween concert. 2:30 p.m. Long Center, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. Costumes encouraged; parade, treats, Purdue celebrities. Free. URL: www.purdue.edu/bands

 

EXHIBITIONS

-- PSNAEA (students in art education). Oct. 20-31. Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries, Pao Hall. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, plus until 7 p.m. Thursday. URL: www.cla.purdue.edu/vpa/rueffgalleries

-- Cancer, Culture, & Community. Oct. 20-31. Part of annual event series at Purdue. Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries, Pao Hall. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, plus until 7 p.m. Thursday. URL: www.cla.purdue.edu/vpa/rueffgalleries

 

TICKETS

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: www.purduesports.com/tickets/pur-tickets.html. URL for gameday promotions in association with varsity events: www.purduesports.com/promotions

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: www.purdue.edu/convocations and www.purdue.edu/theatre. 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.

URL for box offices and venues: www.housing.purdue.edu/HTML/HallOfMusic

 

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