March 20, 2017

Events this week

Here is a list of events happening March 20-26, 2017, at the West Lafayette campus. Additional information below: exhibitions; ticket purchasing information.

Other Purdue Today calendar documents
Events for the next 4 weeks (events and exhibitions)
Ongoing series and opportunities
Deadlines for faculty and staff

 

Tuesday, March 21

-- Campus-wide tornado drill. Part of Indiana's Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Includes TEST of components of the Purdue Alert system including outdoor all-hazards sirens, text messaging, Boiler TV and desktop pop-up alert. These will be activated about 10:15 a.m. A second test of sirens (but not other Purdue system components) will occur about 7:35 p.m. as part of the state's evening drill. If there is a chance of severe weather anywhere in Indiana, the drill will be postponed one day. (Note: Tornado awareness workshops will be offered March 31, April 7 and 14 on campus.) News release

-- College Teaching Workshop Series I: Making a Better Learning Environment. "Assessment II: Feedback & Grading." For faculty, staff and graduate TAs. Center for Instructional Excellence. 10:30-11:45 a.m. Hicks Undergraduate Library, Room B853. Weekly workshop 8 of 10 through April 4; choose one or more. Registration required. Questions: 49-66422 or cie@purdue.edu

-- Policy Brief Writing Workshop. For faculty, staff and students. Organizer: Purdue Policy Research Institute. Presenter: Tyler Spence, postdoctoral policy fellow at PPRI. 11 a.m.-noon. Honors College and Residences North, Room 1143. Article with names of faculty participants in Q&A

-- Film screening: "Hidden Figures" (2016, biography/drama/history, 127 min., English, rated PG). Black women scientists provide mathematical data for NASA. Part of Global Movie Fest; presented by Asha for Education, Purdue Chapter, with support of 11 Purdue units. Semester theme: "Celebrating Education, Gender Equality and Diversity." 6 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. Free. Panel after film. Series website. Dates subject to change; updates also on Facebook page. Questions: purdue@ashanet.org or 352-870-3473. Film

Wednesday, March 22

-- Presentation by candidate for dean of the College of Science. Thomas O'Halloran, founding director of the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute and Charles E. & Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry, Northwestern University. Presentation, Q-and-A. 9 a.m. STEW, Room 218. Article | Candidates' curriculum vitae and feedback button. (Other candidate presentations: March 27; April 3, 11, 13.)

-- Jewish Studies Noon Lecture and Discussion Series. "Did the Exodus Really Happen?" Stuart Robertson, continuing lecturer, Hebrew, School of Languages and Cultures, Purdue. 12:30 p.m. STEW, Room 313. Questions: 49-47965 or wengera@purdue.edu or www.cla.purdue.edu/jewish-studies

-- OIE/VPEC workshop: "Advanced Americans with Disabilities Act for Supervisors." Organizer: Office of Institutional Equity/Office of the Vice President for Ethics and Compliance. A Disability Awareness Month event. This is an advanced event and has an online prerequisite; details and registration link. 2-3 p.m. Neil Armstrong Hall, Room B071. For more information, for registration assistance or to request a reasonable accommodation: OIE at 765-494-7253 or at equity@purdue.edu

-- NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships. 800 free relay. 6 p.m. IU Natatorium, IUPUI campus, Indianapolis. $. Championships

-- "Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue." Organizer: Purdue Convocations. Dance, music and theatre. 7:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. With pre-show talk about the show and Bollywood tradition; 6:30 p.m. at Lawson Computer Science Building, Room 1142. Tickets: $22-$38.

Thursday, March 23

-- NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships. Day 1 of 3. Prelims at 10 a.m. Finals at 6 p.m. IU Natatorium, IUPUI campus, Indianapolis. $. Championships

-- MV-22 Osprey and USMC HUMVEE displays. Free event is a public celebration recognizing the Purdue Research Park Aerospace District dedication. To see Osprey landing, be at Purdue University Airport by 9:30 a.m.; landing expected about 10:10 a.m. Osprey on display on runway 10:30 a.m. until takeoff about 2:40 p.m.; first 300 visitors get tickets to walk through Osprey. Parking signs will direct visitors from the airport to a parking area about one-fourth mile from the airport. A shuttle will take guests to and from the airport. Landing will be live-streamed. This event is free and public. (Dedication event is invitation-only.) News release

 -- Public meetings on State Street Redevelopment Project: Vehicular traffic plan for April-November, plus Q&A time regarding entire project. Organizer: SSRP representatives from Purdue and City of West Lafayette. Two sessions: 1) Noon at STEW, Room 206; 2) 5:30 p.m. in the Elm and Walnut rooms, West Lafayette Public Library, 208 W. Columbia St. Article | SSRP

-- Books and Coffee series (67th annual). Week 4 of 4. President Mitch Daniels on "Alexander Hamilton" by Ron Chernow. Organizers: Department of English and Purdue Student Union Board. 4-4:30 p.m.: Refreshments. Note special arrangements: Reception at 4 p.m. in STEW, Ringel Gallery; talk at 4:30 p.m. in STEW, Fowler Hall. Prize drawing at each event available to those present. Series with links to book details

-- Race/gender lecture. Brittany Cooper, the "Professor Crunk" of blog Crunk Feminist Collective, also assistant professor of women's and gender studies and Africana studies at Rutgers University and TV commentator. Organizer: Black Cultural Center. 7-8 p.m. STEW, Room 218CD.

-- NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Midwest Region semifinal (Sweet 16). Purdue vs. Kansas. 9:39 p.m. Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO. Telecast on CBS. Note: Winner advances to regional final (Elite Eight) on Saturday; see listing under Saturday. Tournament | Game/TV schedule

Friday, March 24

-- Road to Retirement presentations. Designed for benefits-eligible employees age 50 and older. Organizer: Human Resources. Presentations by/about Human Resources, PERF, PURA/retiree health plan options, Social Security, Fidelity, TIAA, Henriott Group on marketplace and HSA tips; attend any or all, no registration needed. Spouse/guest welcome. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. STEW, rooms 302, 306 and 313. Information and videos

-- NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships. Day 2 of 3. Prelims at 10 a.m. Finals at 6 p.m. I Natatorium, IUPUI campus, Indianapolis. $. Championships

-- "Usable Materials in the Classroom." A Disability Awareness Month event. Presented by Tanisha Willoughby, associate director of digital compliance. 1-2 p.m. Rawls Hall, Room 2079. Article

-- IARPA information session: Research mission and opportunities with federal Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity. Speaker: Jason Matheny, IARPA director. Open to faculty, staff and students. Organizer: Discovery Park. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, Room 121. Article

-- Softball vs. Michigan State. 6 p.m. Boilermaker Softball Stadium. Tickets: adult, $5; youth (age 3-college), $2; groups of 20 or more, $1. (On game day, tickets are sold only at site starting one hour before game time.)

-- Flicks at Fowler occasional film series. Title TBA. Purdue Student Union Board. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. Admission: public, $4; Purdue student ID, free. Films subject to change. 765-494-8976. Also Saturday at same times.

Saturday, March 25

-- Norwegian Foot March. Open to all. An 18.6-mile hike with 25-pound backpack. Organizer: Purdue Army ROTC. 8 a.m. North end of Ross-Ade Stadium. Registration: $40 online in advance or 5-7 a.m. on day of event. Note: Some brief traffic closures or periods of directions by police will occur. News release with registration link, course map link.

-- TEDxPurdueU event: "unscripTED." Lectures by 12 speakers. Organizer: TEDxPurdueU with Purdue Convocations. 1-5 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Tickets: public, $25; students, $15; through Ticketmaster. Details | News release describing speakers

-- NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships. Day 3 of 3. Prelims at 10 a.m. Finals at 6 p.m. IU Natatorium, IUPUI campus, Indianapolis. $. Championships

-- Women's tennis vs. Michigan State. 1 p.m. Schwartz Tennis Center. Free.

-- Softball vs. Michigan State. 1 p.m. Boilermaker Softball Stadium. Tickets: adult, $5; youth (age 3-college), $2; groups of 20 or more, $1. (On game day, tickets are sold only at site starting one hour before game time.)

-- NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Midwest Region final (Elite Eight). If Purdue has advanced, it will play in this game at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO. Time either 6 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. Telecast on TBS. See also listing under Thursday. Tournament | Game/TV schedule

-- Flicks at Fowler occasional film series. Title TBA. Purdue Student Union Board. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. Admission: public, $4; Purdue student ID, free. Films subject to change. 765-494-8976.

Sunday, March 26

-- Women's tennis vs. Michigan. 11 a.m. Schwartz Tennis Center. Free.

-- Softball vs. Michigan State. Noon. Boilermaker Softball Stadium. Tickets: adult, $5; youth (age 3-college), $2; groups of 20 or more, $1. (On game day, tickets are sold only at site starting one hour before game time.)

 

EXHIBITIONS

-- "Sonja Peterson: Transverse Travesties." March 6-April 22. Purdue University Galleries. Cut-paper and sculptural works evoke narratives from history and science that speak to present-day dilemmas. STEW, Robert L. Ringel Gallery; hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday plus until 8 p.m. Thursday (except holidays). URL: www.purdue.edu/galleries

-- "Color Expressions: Art and Design Perspectives." March 7-April 22. Purdue University Galleries. Curated by Petronio Bendito, associate professor, Department of Art and Design. This showcase of ways to employ color to build identities and thinking patterns through sensory engagement. Fountain Gallery, 330 Main St., Lafayette; hours noon-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (except holidays).

-- 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).
     * Industrial Design Senior Show. March 20-24.

-- Archives and Special Collections: "Looking Down, Looking Out and Looking Up: Maps and the Human Experience." Jan. 11-June 23. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday during semester. Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center, fourth floor, STEW (enter from HSSE Library). The library also has online exhibits; go to https://www.lib.purdue.edu/spcol/exhibits

-- 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

 

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. 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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