Events this Week
December 15, 2014
Here is a list of events happening Dec. 15-21, 2014, at the West Lafayette campus. Additional information below: exhibitions; ticket purchasing information.
Monday, Dec. 15
-- Final exam period begins; through Saturday.
-- "Wintry Mix" lunchtime benefit concerts. Day 6 of 10. Organizer: Purdue University Galleries. Noon. Fountain Gallery, 330 Main St., Lafayette. Weekdays Dec. 8-12 and 15-19. Light refreshments provided; bring your lunch if you wish. Each day features local musician(s); donations will be accepted for the performers and their local charities of choice. URL for details and schedule of performers: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2014/Q4/purdue-galleries-presents-2nd-annual-wintry-mix-lunchtime-entertainment-at-downtown-fountain-gallery.html
-- Purdue Surplus Store holiday sale continues. Noon-4 p.m. Monday through Friday through Dec. 24. Store is at 3601 Sagamore Parkway North, Suite K (entrance from Ninth Street). URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2014/Q4/purdue-surplus-store-holding-holiday-sale.html
-- Webinar on Blackboard Learn 9.1 April 2014 release. Organizer: ITaP. Overview of April 2014 release, which is set to take effect after fall semester. 1:30-2 p.m. Also Tuesday. URL: www.itap.purdue.edu/newsroom/news/141121_december_workshops.html
Tuesday, Dec. 16
-- SPUD meeting (SharePoint Users and Developers). Organizer: ITaP. Main topic: Updates about Purdue’s upgrade to SharePoint 2013; presentation and forum. 9:30-11 a.m. Lawson Computer Science Building, Room 1142.
-- WebEx: Web Conferencing Tool. Organizer: ITaP. An overview of Purdue's new Web conferencing tool, WebEx. Learn to manage online meetings for distance learning, professional development and collaboration. 10:30 a.m.-noon. STEW, Room 320. Registration: www.itap.purdue.edu/training/calendar. Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
-- Webinar on Blackboard Learn 9.1 April 2014 release. Organizer: ITaP. Overview of April 2014 release, which is set to take effect after fall semester. 1:30-2 p.m. URL: www.itap.purdue.edu/newsroom/news/141121_december_workshops.html
-- ADA audio conference. "Accommodating Persons with Environmental Sensitivities: Challenges and Solutions." 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 email@example.com.
Thursday, Dec. 18
-- Qualtrics Online Survey Tool Workshop. Organizer: ITaP. An introduction to online survey software and its basic features, including survey creation, result analysis and exporting data. 9-10 a.m. Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 179. Registration: www.itap.purdue.edu/training/calendar. Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
-- Qualtrics Advanced Features: Blocks and Survey Flow. Organizer: ITaP. A demonstration of Qualtrics’ advanced features such as creating question blocks, working with survey flow layout and editing active surveys. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 179. Registration: www.itap.purdue.edu/training/course/?OfferingID=6503. Questions: email@example.com
-- Commencement ceremonies for Purdue Calumet. Two ceremonies: (1) 11 a.m.: colleges of Business; Liberal Arts and Social Sciences; and Technology. (2) 3 p.m.: colleges of Nursing; Education; and Engineering, Mathematics, and Sciences. Both at Purdue University Calumet Fitness and Recreation Center. URL: http://webs.purduecal.edu/registrar/graduation-information
Friday, Dec. 19
-- Women's basketball. Basketball Travelers International Invitational (Day 1 of 3) doubleheader. Purdue vs. UC Irvine at noon; Denver vs. Wright State at 2:30 p.m. Mackey Arena. Tickets: adult, $8-$13; youth, $5-$6; group (20 or more), $5.
Saturday, Dec. 20
-- End of final exam period and end of semester. (Spring semester begins Jan. 12.)
-- Women's basketball. Basketball Travelers International Invitational (Day 2 of 3) doubleheader. UC Irvine vs. Wright State at noon; Purdue vs. Denver at 2:30 p.m. Mackey Arena. Tickets: adult, $8-$13; youth, $5-$6; group (20 or more), $5.
-- Men's basketball vs. Notre Dame. Crossroads Classic doubleheader. 5:15 p.m. (Preceded by Butler vs. Indiana at 2:30 p.m.) Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis. Tickets: $73.20-$104.35. URL for event: www.bankerslifefieldhouse.com/event/2014-12-20-crossroads-classic
Sunday, Dec. 21
-- Fall Commencement, Division I: Health and Human Sciences; Management; Pharmacy; Science; Technology; Veterinary Medicine. Speaker: Carol Pottenger, alumna and retired vice admiral, U.S. Navy. 9:30 a.m. Elliott Hall of Music. By ticket only. Doors open at 8 a.m.; procession begins at 9 a.m. Viewing available live on Boiler TV's Channel 26.4, Comcast's Channel 5, and streaming; DVD available for order. URL: www.purdue.edu/registrar/Commencement and www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2014/Q4/navy-vice-admiral-retired-to-return-to-alma-mater-for-purdue-winter-commencement.html
-- Women's basketball. Basketball Travelers International Invitational (Day 3 of 3) doubleheader. Denver vs. UC Irvine at noon; Purdue vs. Wright State at 2:30 p.m. Mackey Arena. Tickets: adult, $8-$13; youth, $5-$6; group (20 or more), $5.
-- Fall Commencement, Division II: Agriculture; Education; Engineering; Liberal Arts. Carol Pottenger, alumna and retired vice admiral, U.S. Navy. 2:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. By ticket only. Doors open at 1 p.m.; procession begins at 2 p.m. Viewing available live on Boiler TV's Channel 26.4, Comcast's Channel 5, and streaming; DVD available for order. URL: www.purdue.edu/registrar/Commencement and www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2014/Q4/navy-vice-admiral-retired-to-return-to-alma-mater-for-purdue-winter-commencement.html
-- "Steps to the Moon: Selections from the Neil A. Armstrong Papers and the Eugene A. Cernan Papers." Oct. 3-Feb. 27. Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center, fourth floor, HSSE Library, STEW. Hours during semester: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday (through Dec. 19). Winter break hours: Closed Dec. 20-Jan. 4; open 1-4:30 p.m. Jan. 5-9. Semester hours of 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday resume Jan. 12. The library also has online exhibits; go to www.lib.purdue.edu/spcol?page=exhibits
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