December 9, 2013
Events this Week
Here is a list of events happening Dec. 9-15, 2013, at the West Lafayette campus. Additional information below: exhibitions; ticket purchasing information.
Monday, Dec. 9
-- Final exam period begins; through Saturday.
Tuesday, Dec. 10
-- "How Do I Create Effective Blackboard Learn Assessments?" Organizer: ITaP. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Best practices for administering assessments in Blackboard Learn; rubrics, automated feedback tools and Respondus LockDown Browser for a good testing environment. Registration: www.itap.purdue.edu/training/calendar. Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
-- Financial aid presentation for high schoolers and parents. Presenters: Purdue Division of Financial Aid, Ivy Tech Lafayette financial aid office. Organizer: Indiana Student Financial Aid Association. Basic overview, details of FAFSA process. 6:30 p.m. Ivy Tech Auditorium, 3101 S. Creasy Lane, Lafayette. Additional session Jan. 22, same hour and place. URL for this and College Goal Sunday on Feb. 23: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2013/Q4/financial-aid-presentations-to-offer-information-for-students,-parents.html
Wednesday, Dec. 11
-- Forum presentation by candidate for associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students. Open to Purdue community. 9 a.m. STEW, Room 310. Candidate names n/a. (Other candidate presentations: Dec. 4, 5.)
* "How Do I Automate Blackboard Content?" 9-10 a.m. Adaptive Release feature and creating simple or complex rules to control the release of course content to specific students.
* "What Works in Teaching and Technology?" 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m. An open informational session for instructors' questions. Introduction, demonstration and Q&A on Respondus LockDown Browser, StudyMate, SafeAssign, Gradient, Studio tools, i>clickers, WordPress and Qualtrics.
* "How Do I Engage Students by Using Blogs?" 1-2 p.m. On easy creation of a personal or professional blog using WordPress, a free self-hosting blogging tool.
* "How Do I Use PowerPoint and Camtasia to Record and Edit Lectures?" 2:15-3:15 p.m. On creating, editing and uploading videos with voice narration and visual annotations using PowerPoint in conjunction with the PC version of Camtasia, software for screen recording and video editing.
* "How Do New Features in Kaltura Help with Video?" 3:30-4:30 p.m. New features in the Web-based application for viewing and sharing rich media.
Thursday, Dec. 12
-- Opening of ticket sales for Justin Moore's Off the Beaten Path Tour with special guests Randy Houser and Josh Thompson (country music). Organizer: Purdue Convocations with Student Concert Committee. (Event is at 7:30 p.m. March 13 in Elliott Hall of Music.) Ticket sales have three main parts: (1) For Purdue students only, tickets go on sale for one day for $29 at 10 a.m. today (Dec. 12); students are receiving a message about procedures for this price in their Purdue email. (2) For Purdue faculty, staff and retirees, and Purdue and Ivy Tech Lafayette students, all with a current ID, sales open at 10 a.m. today (Dec. 12) at the Elliott Hall of Music and Stewart Center box offices or at 765-494-3933. (3) Sales to the general public open at 10 a.m. Dec. 13 through campus box offices, at www.ticketmaster.com or at 800-745-3000. Single-ticket price: public, $37; students, $35. Limit six. Campus policies for ticket lines apply. Group sales subject to availability. URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2013/Q4/justin-moores-off-the-beaten-path-four-to-stop-at-purdue.html
* "How Do I Easily Track Students' Progress in My Course?" 1:15-2:15 p.m. On Blackboard Retention Center, a Blackboard Learn feature that makes it easy for instructors to monitor students’ academic behavior and provide feedback.
* "How Do I Use Course Signals to Track At-risk Students?" 2:30-3:30 p.m. On Course Signals, an early warning system that tracks students’ academic progress.
Saturday, Dec. 14
-- End of final exam period and end of semester. (Spring semester begins Jan. 13.)
-- Men's basketball vs. Butler. Crossroads Classic doubleheader. About 6 p.m. (First game is between Indiana and Notre Dame at 3:15 p.m.) Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 125 S. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis. Tickets: $72.95 or $104.10. URL for purchase information: www.bankerslifefieldhouse.com/tickets
Sunday, Dec. 15
-- Fall Commencement, Division I: Agriculture; Education; Engineering; Liberal Arts. 9:30 a.m. Elliott Hall of Music. By ticket only. Doors open at 8 a.m.; procession begins at 8:50 a.m. Speaker: Loretta H. Rush, justice on the Indiana Supreme Court. Viewing available live on Boiler TV, Comcast channel 5, and streaming; DVD available for order. URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2013/Q4/december-commencement-ceremonies-set-at-2-purdue-campuses.html
-- Fall Commencement, Division II: Health and Human Sciences; Management; Pharmacy; Science; Technology; Veterinary Medicine. 2:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. By ticket only. Doors open at 1 p.m.; procession begins at 1:50 p.m. Speaker: Loretta H. Rush, justice on the Indiana Supreme Court. Viewing available live on Boiler TV, Comcast channel 5, and streaming; DVD available for order. URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2013/Q4/december-commencement-ceremonies-set-at-2-purdue-campuses.html
-- Purdue Theatre Master of Fine Arts Restrospective: Aplin, Hopper, Miller, Robertson. Dec. 2-13. 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
-- Something Old, Something New III: Recent Acquisitions and Research, The Special Collection of Historic Dress. Dec. 2-13. 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
-- "Celebrating 100 Years of History, Preservation, and Scholarly Communication." Aug. 12-Dec. 30. A look at Purdue's Archives and Special Collections in Purdue Libraries. Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center, fourth floor, HSSE Library, STEW. Hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2013/Q3/purdue-libraries-commemorates-100th-anniversary-of-special-collections-with-exhibit.html. 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. In addition to listed hours, each box office is open two hours before ticketed events in that building.
* Elliott Hall box office (lower level, northeast end by Hovde Hall): 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
* Loeb Playhouse box office (west lobby, Stewart Center): 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday.
* Pao Hall box office (first floor southeast): 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
URL for box offices and venues: www.housing.purdue.edu/HTML/HallOfMusic