Events this Week
October 27, 2014
Here is a list of events happening Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2014, at the West Lafayette campus. Additional information below: exhibitions; ticket purchasing information.
Monday, Oct. 27
-- Benefits open enrollment period begins. Guides put in campus mail. Through 6 p.m. (ET) Friday, Nov. 14. URL for benefits website: www.purdue.edu/benefits
-- Presidential Lecture Series. "A View From Washington." Mara Liasson, national political correspondent, National Public Radio. Including discussion with President Mitch Daniels. 6:30 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2014/Q4/nprs-mara-liasson-to-speak-as-part-of-presidential-lecture-series.html
Tuesday, Oct. 28
-- Forum by candidate to be Justin S. Morrill Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Open to all. Candidate: J. Kevin Barge, professor and head, Department of Communication, Texas A&M University. 9-10:30 a.m. Pfendler Hall, Deans Auditorium (Room 241). Videotape to be available in 48 hours at www.cla.purdue.edu/search/index.html. (Other candidate forums: Oct. 31, Nov. 11, Nov. 13.) URL for schedule and CVs: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2014/Q4/forums-set-for-college-of-liberal-arts-dean-candidates.html
-- Libraries seminar. Topic: The changing science research communication landscape in an era of social media. Kirk Englehardt, director of research communications, Georgia Institute of Technology. Organizer: Purdue University Libraries Seminar Committee. 10-11:30 a.m. STEW, Room 202. Questions or special needs: email@example.com or 49-42849. URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2014/Q4/purdue-libraries-to-host-first-fall-2014-seminar-tuesday.html
-- College Teaching Workshop Series I: Making a Better Learning Environment. "Objective Assessment: Tools & Techniques." For faculty, staff and grad students. Center for Instructional Excellence. 10:30-11:45 a.m. Hicks Undergraduate Library, Room B853. Weekly workshop 7 of 10 through Nov. 18; choose one or more. Registration required: www.purdue.edu/cie/documents/CTW1_flyer.pdf. Questions: 49-66422 or firstname.lastname@example.org
-- Cummings-Perrucci public lecture. Speaker is bell hooks (pen name; doesn't capitalize), feminist author and social activist. Organizer: College of Liberal Arts with support of Black Cultural Center. 5 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2014/Q4/author-bell-hooks-to-speak-at-purdue.html
Wednesday, Oct. 29
-- Wireless Wednesday. Organizer: ITaP. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Lyles-Porter Hall, Room 1160. Forum for faculty and staff to share apps and innovative uses of mobile technology in educational contexts. Registration: www.itap.purdue.edu/training/calendar. Questions: email@example.com
-- "One Purdue Alumnus' Perspective on the Employment Process." Brian Petraits, senior manager of industries at Bosma Enterprises. Experiences as a person with a disability who has been applicant, employee and supervisor. Organizer: Office of Institutional Equity. An event of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. 2:30-4 p.m. Hampton Hall of Civil Engineering, Room 2117. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. URL for news release: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2014/Q4/purdue-alumnus-to-share-career-path-as-an-individual-with-a-disability.html
-- "One Community: Unpacking Ferguson" forum/event series (referencing events in Ferguson, Missouri). Theme for this forum: "Who Owns the Narrative?: Bias in Media Reporting." Kenny Irby, senior faculty of visual journalism and diversity, and director of community relations, Poynter Institute. URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2014/Q4/poynter-institute-executive-to-discuss-media-issues-as-part-of-unpacking-ferguson-series.html
-- Volleyball (women's) vs. Wisconsin. 7 p.m. Holloway Gymnasium in Intercollegiate Athletic Facility. Tickets: adult, $8-$12; youth/Purdue student, $5-$8; groups of 20 or more, $5 as available.
Thursday, Oct. 30
-- Assessment Forum: "We Are the 'A' in OIRAE and This Is What We Do." For faculty and staff. Organizer: Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Effectiveness. 9:15 a.m.-noon. PMU, West Faculty Lounge. Attend any or all of seven presentations. URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2014/Q4/office-of-institutional-research,-assessment,-and-effectiveness-to-host-third-annual-forum.html
-- PQUG: Purdue Qualtrics Users Group. Organizer: ITaP. 10:30-11:30 a.m. STEW, Room 218C. Hear the latest announcements, watch demonstrations and get questions answered about using Qualtrics online survey software. Registration: www.itap.purdue.edu/training/calendar. Questions: email@example.com
-- Farmers market on campus. Organizer: Office of University Sustainability. Fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, freshly prepared lunches, more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. This is the final market session of the year. 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
-- Keynote lecture for 10th anniversary of PULSe (Purdue University Interdisciplinary Life Science Program). "Time Travel Through the Evolving Metabolic Systems." Jing-Ke Weng, faculty member at MIT and recipient of the first PULSe Outstanding Graduate Student in Research award in 2009. Keynote: 4-5:15 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 310. Reception: 5:30 p.m. Purdue Memorial Union, North Ballroom.
-- "One Community: Unpacking Ferguson" forum/event series (referencing events in Ferguson, Missouri). Theme for this forum: "Understanding Ferguson and What We Can Do" 4-6 p.m. STEW, Room 214. URL including series schedule: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2014/Q3/unpacking-ferguson-aims-to-build-police,-community-relationships.html
--Dîa de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Commemoration of family and friends of all generations who have died; an important day in Mexico particularly. Organizers: Purdue Student Union Board and Latino Cultural Center. Food, crafts, music. 4-7 p.m. Córdova Recreational Sports Center, Black & Gold Gym, Courts 1-3. URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2014/Q4/purdues-latino-cultural-center-to-celebrate-día-de-los-muertos.html
-- Science on Tap. Monthly forum for Purdue and Lafayette-West Lafayette area to talk about science. Organizer: Discovery Park. This month: Rafael Lang, physics and astronomy, on "Dark Matter: Darker than Stout" plus discussion. 6 p.m. Upstairs at Lafayette Brewing Co., 622 Main St., Lafayette. The event is free and open to the public to those ages 21 or older. URL: www.facebook.com/scienceontaplafayette
-- Donald Sinta Quartet. Saxophone quartet with classic to current music. Purdue Convocations. 7:30 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Tickets: $15. URL: www.convocations.org
Friday, Oct. 31
-- Women's tennis. Schwartz Challenge. Day 1 of 3. All day. Schwartz Tennis Center. Free.
-- Forum by candidate to be Justin S. Morrill Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Open to all. Candidate: David A. Reingold, professor and executive associate dean, School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), Indiana University. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Pfendler Hall, Deans Auditorium (Room 241). Videotape to be available in 48 hours at www.cla.purdue.edu/search/index.html. (Other candidate forums: Oct. 28, Nov. 11, Nov. 13.) URL for schedule and CVs: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2014/Q4/forums-set-for-college-of-liberal-arts-dean-candidates.html
-- Masquerade Ball. Music and dance, Carnival style; samba, calypso, soca. Attire in character encouraged. Black Cultural Center. 8 p.m. Adelino's Old World Kitchen, 112 N. Third St., Lafayette. URL: www.purdue.edu/bcc
Saturday, Nov. 1
-- Women's tennis. Schwartz Challenge. Day 2 of 3. All day. Schwartz Tennis Center. Free.
-- Soccer (women's) vs. Michigan. 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).
-- Volleyball (women's) vs. Minnesota. 8:30 p.m. Holloway Gymnasium in Intercollegiate Athletic Facility. Tickets: adult, $8-$12; youth/Purdue student, $5-$8; groups of 20 or more, $5 as available. NOTE: This is a change of time due to television arrangements.
Sunday, Nov. 2
-- Daylight saving time ends. Clocks "fall back" (officially, at 2 a.m. reset to 1 a.m.). URL for effects at University: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2014/Q4/daylight-saving-time-ends-sunday.html
-- Women's tennis. Schwartz Challenge. Day 3 of 3. All day. Schwartz Tennis Center. Free.
-- Men's basketball vs. California (Pa.). Exhibition. 2 p.m. Mackey Arena. Tickets: $5-$28; URL: www.purduesports.com/tickets/pur-tickets.html
-- "What Will You Remember When I’m Gone?" Oct. 27-Dec. 6. Purdue University Galleries. Historic photographs by Charles Pansirna from Chicago's early Lithuanian community. STEW, Robert L. Ringel Gallery. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday plus until 8 p.m. Thursday. (Reception Nov. 6.) URL: www.purdue.edu/galleries
-- "Quilt National '13." Oct. 28-Dec. 6. Purdue University Galleries. A biennial juried competition dedicated to the promotion of the contemporary art quilt. Fountain Gallery, 330 Main St., Lafayette. Hours: Noon-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. URL: www.purdue.edu/galleries
-- 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
-- "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. 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