Events this Week

April 13, 2015  


Here is a list of events happening April 13-19, 2015, 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, April 13

-- Chemistry industry seminar: "Continuous Flow Technology: 'From Research to Production'." Host: Chemtrix. Speakers also from Eli Lilly and Co., Proteaf Technologies, Fuji Techno, and Waters; plus panel and equipment showcase. Assisted by Discovery Park. 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Event includes lunch; RSVP to mlongori@purdue.edu

-- Canvas informational meeting. Organizer: ITaP. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Beering Hall, Room 1255. Jonathon Day, associate professor of hospitality and tourism management, will talk about his experiences using the Canvas learning management system, a potential alternative to Blackboard. Registration: none. Questions: Eric Yee at ejyee@purdue.edu

Tuesday, April 14

-- Undergraduate Research and Poster Symposium. 1-5 p.m. PMU, North and South Ballrooms. Awards presentations at 4 p.m. URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2015/Q2/undergraduate-research-and-poster-symposium-scheduled-for-tuesday.html

-- Film screening: "Kumu Hina" (2014, docudrama, 75 min.). Organizers: Native American Educational and Cultural Center, LGBTQ Center. 6-7:30 p.m. Matthews Hall, Room 210. URL for film: www.imdb.com/title/tt3163238

Wednesday, April 15

-- Tornado awareness session. Organizer: Environmental Health and Public Safety. Presenter: Tom Cooper, fire safety specialist. 9-10 a.m. Terry Memorial House (police station; TERY), Conference Room. Sign-up: Mary Stair at 49-41424. Questions: Cooper at tncooper@purdue.edu or Ron Wright, director of university emergency preparedness, at rdwright@purdue.edu

-- ESS leave request/approval software showcase. (Not related to leaves policy discussion.) Organizer: Human Resources. This software tool is available to all exempt employees. 9-10 a.m. Hicks Undergraduate Library, Room B853. URL including registration link: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2015/Q1/technology-upgrade-effective-april-6-simplifies-employee-self-service-ess-leave-tool.html

-- Jewish Studies Noon Lecture and Discussion Series. " 'In the Abundance of Thy Lovingkindness': The Portuguese Synagogue of Amsterdam."
Lynn Parrish, graduate student, philosophy and classical literature. 12:30 p.m. STEW, Room 313. Questions: 49-47965 or wengera@purdue.edu or www.cla.purdue.edu/jewish-studies

-- 84th annual Literary Awards. Organizer: Department of English. Featured guest: Roz Chast, storyteller and cartoonist. Events: 1) 4:30-5:15 p.m.: pre-dinner reception, PMU, Anniversary Drawing Room (included with ticket to banquet). 2) 5:30 p.m.: banquet, PMU, North Ballroom. Includes pre-dinner reception, dinner and remarks by Chast. Tickets: public, $25; students, $17; for sale by the department at Heavilon Hall, Room 324, through April 10. 3) Reading by Chast. 8 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. The reading is free and open to the public. URLs: https://www.cla.purdue.edu/english/literaryawards

-- Baseball vs. IPFW. 5:30 p.m. Alexander Field. Tickets: adult, $5-$8; youth/Purdue student, $2-$8; groups of 20 or more, $2. (On game day, tickets are sold only at site starting one hour before game time.)

-- ESE Keystone Series panel discussion: "Genetic Modification of Crops." Organizer: Ecological Sciences and Engineering graduate program; series is dedicated to analytical, interdisciplinary and nonpolitical discussion of current topics. 5:30 p.m.: Doors open; reception. Room is expected to fill during this half-hour. 6 p.m. Panel program. 7 p.m.: Q&A. Pfendler Hall, Deans Auditorium (Room 241). URL for details, program content and RSVP: www.purdue.edu/gradschool/ese/keystone/agenda.cfm

-- Three-Minute Thesis competition finalist presentations. 7 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. Graduate students will present research in three minutes using a single, static PowerPoint slide. www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q1/three-minute-thesis-competition-challenges-students-to-get-to-the-point.html

-- "Good Kids" by Naomi Iizuka (2014). Purdue Theatre. Directed by Joel Ebarb. This new play explores the attitudes of college-age men and women regarding sexuality and relationships. 7:30 p.m. Pao Hall, Carole and Gordon Mallett Theatre. Performances also at 7:30 p.m. April 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25; also 2:30 p.m. April 18, 25, 26. Tickets: public, $19.50; student, $12.50; senior (62+), $15.50. Rated R; recommended for mature audiences only. URL: www.purdue.edu/theatre

Thursday, April 16

-- Forum on shaping new initiative to increase corporate and industry collaborations. For faculty. Organizer: Office of Corporate and Global Partnerships. Host: Dan Hirleman, chief corporate and global partnerships officer. Purpose: Gathering input to help develop this initiative. 9-10 a.m. Lawson Computer Science Building, Room 1142. (Forums also on April 17, April 22.) Questions: Linda Higbee at 49-49095 or lhigbee@purdue.edu.

-- Blackboard Users Group. Organizer: ITaP. 9:30-10:30 a.m. STEW, Room 320. Joe Orczyk, associate professor of building construction management technology, will talk about using Blackboard Learn homework and quizzes in undergraduate and online graduate courses. Registration: www.itap.purdue.edu/training/calendar. Questions: tlt-consulting@purdue.edu

-- Canvas informational meeting. Organizer: ITaP. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Beering Hall, Room 1254. Mihaela Vorvoreanu, assistant professor of computer graphics technology, will talk about her experiences using the Canvas learning management system, a potential alternative to Blackboard. Registration: none. Questions: Eric Yee at ejyee@purdue.edu

-- EAPS Energy Colloquium: "Geosciences Inspiring Engineering: What Dyke Swarms Teach us about Hydraulic Fracturing." Andrew Bunger, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, University of Pittsburgh. Organizer: Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. Refreshments at 3 p.m. in Hampton Hall, Room 2201. Lecture at 3:30 p.m. in Hampton Hall, Room 1252. NOTE: The weekly EAPS Colloquium is having a four-part series on energy; other dates are April 2, 9 and 30. URL: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~nowack/EAPS-Energy-April16-bungerflyer-1a.htm

-- Presidential Lecture Series. "The Rules of Writing and When to Break Them." Harlan Coben, novelist. Including discussion with President Mitch Daniels. 6:30 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q1/purdue-announces-lineup-for-presidential-lecture-series.html

-- Forge Innovation Series speaker. Johnny Park, CEO and founder of Spensa Technologies. Organizer: Purdue's Anvil co-working space. 6:30-8:30 p.m. At the Anvil, 320 North St. URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q2/entrepreneurs-to-speak-during-forge-innovation-series-.html

-- "Good Kids" by Naomi Iizuka (2014). Purdue Theatre. Directed by Joel Ebarb. This new play explores the attitudes of college-age men and women regarding sexuality and relationships. 7:30 p.m. Pao Hall, Carole and Gordon Mallett Theatre. Performances also at 7:30 p.m. April 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25; also 2:30 p.m. April 18, 25, 26. Tickets: public, $19.50; student, $12.50; senior (62+), $15.50. Rated R; recommended for mature audiences only. URL: www.purdue.edu/theatre

Friday, April 17

-- "Convergence for Smarter Agriculture: Scoping Meeting." Organizer: Purdue Agriculture and Discovery Park with Knowinnovation. Part of Plant Sciences initiative in Purdue Moves. Agenda: A diverse group will begin to identify key research questions and build interdisciplinary teams for smarter agriculture; this will lead to workshops to identify funding sources and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Beck Agricultural Center, 4540 U.S. 52 West. Limited seating; to register, contact Bill Bogan at bogan@purdue.edu.

-- Boiler Mini-Accelerator Competition finals for student startups, aka Demo Day. Organizer: The Anvil, student co-working space. Time TBA. Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship. URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q1/purdue-student-business-competition-announces-first-phase-finalists.html

-- Web Conferencing Users Group. Organizer: ITaP. 1:30-3 p.m. STEW, Room 313. Guest speakers and ITaP staff will focus on best practices for online teaching using Purdue’s Web conferencing tools. Registration: www.itap.purdue.edu/training/calendar. Questions: tlt-consulting@purdue.edu

-- Forum on shaping new initiative to increase corporate and industry collaborations. For faculty. Organizer: Office of Corporate and Global Partnerships. Host: Dan Hirleman, chief corporate and global partnerships officer. Purpose: Gathering input to help develop this initiative. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Lilly Hall, Room 3102. (Forums also on April 16, April 22.) Questions: Linda Higbee at 49-49095 or lhigbee@purdue.edu.

-- Softball vs. Iowa. 5 p.m. Boilermaker Softball Stadium. Tickets: adult, $5; youth (age 3-college), $2; groups of 15 or more, $1. (On game day, tickets are sold only at site starting one hour before game time.)

-- Men's tennis vs. Michigan State. 5 p.m. Schwartz Tennis Center. Free.

-- New Directional Players Spring Production. Black Cultural Center acting ensemble, directed by Kecha Nickson. 7 p.m. BCC. Also Saturday. URL: www.purdue.edu/bcc

-- "Good Kids" by Naomi Iizuka (2014). Purdue Theatre. Directed by Joel Ebarb. This new play explores the attitudes of college-age men and women regarding sexuality and relationships. 7:30 p.m. Pao Hall, Carole and Gordon Mallett Theatre. Performances also at 7:30 p.m. April 18, 22, 23, 24, 25; also 2:30 p.m. April 18, 25, 26. Tickets: public, $19.50; student, $12.50; senior (62+), $15.50. Rated R; recommended for mature audiences only. URL: www.purdue.edu/theatre

-- Avett Brothers in concert. Purdue Convocations. Blend of bluegrass, folk, rock 'n' roll. 8 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Tickets: $36.50-$49.50; limit six. URL: www.convocations.org

Saturday, April 18

-- The Challenge 5K run/walk. Benefit for Purdue University Center for Cancer Research. 8 a.m. lineup. 8:30 a.m. start. North end of Ross-Ade Stadium. Register through April 1: $20-$25. Register April 2-17: $30 and no guarantee of shirt. Important: Websites have much information about how to participate, including recommended (but optional) Friday check-in 4-7 p.m., parking instructions, volunteering and "sleep-in" alternative. URL: https://raceroster.com/events/2015/3405/the-challenge-5k-runwalk? or https://www.cancerresearch.purdue.edu/the-challenge

-- Spring Fest. Day 1 of 2. Campus-wide family-friendly event "showcasing the lighter side of higher education." 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Activities are free. URL: www.purdue.edu/springfest and www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q2/purdue-spring-fest-opportunity-to-learn-through-fun-activities.html

-- Veterinary Medicine open house. Organizer: College of Veterinary Medicine. Theme: "The Human-Animal Bond." Various animals and activities including a petting zoo. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Saturday only). Lynn Hall. URL for activities and schedule: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q2/annual-college-of-veterinary-medicine-open-house-set-for-april-18.html

-- Men's golf. Boilermaker Invitational. Day 1 of 2. All day. Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex.

-- Money Smart Week opens (through April 25). Local organizers include staff from Purdue's Division of Financial Aid. Today's local event "Personal Finance 101/Budgeting" at 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Ivy Tech. URL for description and schedule: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q2/free-financial-programs-available-during-money-smart-week.html

-- Football's Family Fun Fest and Tailgate. Fun Fest 11 a.m.-noon on Ross-Ade Stadium field. Tailgate 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at south end zone; food and drink available; Den of Defensive Ends and hall of famers autograph signing noon-1 p.m.

-- Spring football game. 1 p.m. Ross-Ade Stadium. URL for details of teams, game and related activities: www.purduesports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/040715aaa.html

-- Softball vs. Iowa. 1 p.m. Boilermaker Softball Stadium. Tickets: adult, $5; youth (age 3-college), $2; groups of 15 or more, $1. (On game day, tickets are sold only at site starting one hour before game time.)

-- LCC Día de la Familia (Day of the Family). 12th anniversary celebration for Latino Cultural Center. Tours, children's activities, food, music, fun. 1-3 p.m. At LCC. URL for center: www.purdue.edu/lcc

-- "Soundsuit Invasion" with artist Nick Cave. Organizers: Purdue University Galleries and Rueff Galleries, Purdue Contemporary Dance Company, Purdue Bands and Orchestras. 2 p.m. STEW, Robert L. Ringel Gallery, then moving to Spring Fest area (weather permitting). URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q2/nick-caves-soundsuits-to-invade-purdue-april-18.html

-- "Good Kids" by Naomi Iizuka (2014). Purdue Theatre. Directed by Joel Ebarb. This new play explores the attitudes of college-age men and women regarding sexuality and relationships. 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Pao Hall, Carole and Gordon Mallett Theatre. Performances also at 7:30 p.m. April 22, 23, 24, 25; also 2:30 p.m. April 25, 26. Tickets: public, $19.50; student, $12.50; senior (62+), $15.50. Rated R; recommended for mature audiences only. URL: www.purdue.edu/theatre

-- Kamikiri: Japanese paper cutting performance. Hayashiya Niraku, artist. Short lecture by Kazumi Hatasa, professor of languages and cultures. 4 p.m. Matthews Hall, Room 210. URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q2/traditional-japanese-paper-cutting-performance-on-april-18.html

-- Purdue Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony. Dinner at 5:45 p.m. Mackey Arena, Cardinal Court. Tickets for dinner: adults, $35; children 10 and under, $10. Induction ceremony at 7 p.m. in Mackey Arena (main arena); no charge to attend ceremony only. URL for details and names of inductees: www.purduesports.com/genrel/030315aab.html and  www.purduesports.com/genrel/012115aac.html

-- New Directional Players Spring Production. Black Cultural Center acting ensemble, directed by Kecha Nickson. 7 p.m. BCC. URL: www.purdue.edu/bcc

Sunday, April 19

-- Men's golf. Boilermaker Invitational. Day 2 of 2. All day. Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex.

-- Spring Fest. Day 2 of 2. Campus-wide family-friendly event "showcasing the lighter side of higher education." 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Activities are free. URL: www.purdue.edu/springfest and www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q2/purdue-spring-fest-opportunity-to-learn-through-fun-activities.html

-- Men's tennis vs. Michigan. 10 a.m. Schwartz Tennis Center. Free.

-- Softball vs. Iowa. Noon. Boilermaker Softball Stadium. Tickets: adult, $5; youth (age 3-college), $2; groups of 15 or more, $1. (On game day, tickets are sold only at site starting one hour before game time.)

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

-- Percussion Ensemble. Purdue Bands & Orchestras. Music will be Christmas-themed. 2:30 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. URL: www.purdue.edu/bands

 

EXHIBITIONS

-- "Changing Landscapes." March 9-April 25. Purdue University Galleries. Drawings, collage, and mixed media pieces regarding human contributions to or interpretations of the landscape. STEW, Robert L. Ringel Gallery. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday plus until 8 p.m. Thursday. (Reception March 26.) URL: www.purdue.edu/galleries

-- "Natural Places: A NICHES Anniversary Celebration." March 10-April 25. Purdue University Galleries. Photos and natural materials installation celebrating the 20th anniversary of NICHES Land Trust. Fountain Gallery, 330 Main St., Lafayette. Hours: Noon-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. URL: www.purdue.edu/galleries

-- Exhibitions in the Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries, Pao Hall. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; until 7 on Thursdays. URL: www.cla.purdue.edu/vpa/rueffgalleries
      * MFA exhibition: Joshua Lowe  (visual communications design). April 13-17.
      * MFA exhibition: Oren Darling (electronic and time-based art) and Yaman Terzioglu (visual communications design). April 13-17.

-- "First in the Field: Beginnings of the Nation's First Computer Science Department." March 16-July 24. 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. The library also has online exhibits; go to www.lib.purdue.edu/spcol?page=exhibits

 

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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