Events this Week

August 31, 2015  

Here is a list of events happening Aug. 31-Sept. 6, 2015, 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


Monday, Aug. 31

-- Candidate visit with livestreamed presentations in chancellor search for Purdue University Northwest (PNW officially will exist July 1, 2016). Day 1 of 2 days. Candidate: Michael Stevenson, recently the senior fellow for academic affairs for the University of Maine system. Presentation 2-2:30 p.m. with audience questions. Alumni Hall SUL 360, at Purdue Calumet. URL for links to candidate bios, livestream and feedback tool: (other candidates Sept. 10-11, Sept. 14-15, Sept. 16-17).

Tuesday, Sept. 1

-- Tech Tuesdays. Organizer: ITaP. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Hampton Hall, Room 4173. Discuss and learn from colleagues who are using videos created in the Video Express labs to enhance their instruction and improve student course experience. Registration: Questions:

-- Candidate visit with livestreamed presentations in chancellor search for Purdue University Northwest. Day 2 of 2 days. Candidate: Michael Stevenson. Presentation 1:15-1:45 p.m. with audience questions. LSF 170A, at Purdue North Central. (See listing at previous day for other facts and link.)

-- Blackboard Inline Grading webinar. Organizer: ITaP. 2:30-3:15 p.m. online via WebEx. Learn how to receive and grade papers electronically with Blackboard Learn. Registration: Questions:

Wednesday, Sept. 2

-- Study Abroad Fair (University-wide). Open to all majors. Organizer: Office of Programs for Study Abroad. Information, advising, talk with past participants. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. STEW, rooms 302-306. URL:

-- LSC Lunch Series at the Latino Cultural Center. Organizer: Latino Student Council. A venue for hearing or making a presentation, sharing conversation. First Wednesday of each month in fall and spring semesters. Noon-1:30 p.m. URL:

-- WebEx. Organizer: ITaP. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 189. Practice creating content in Blackboard Learn and reviewing features. You work at your own pace with educational technologists available to answer questions. Registration: Questions:

-- HHS Study Abroad Fair. Organizer: College of Health and Human Sciences. 3:30-7:30 p.m. Marriott Hall, Atrium. URL:

Thursday, Sept. 3

-- Opening of ticket sales for country musician Hunter Hayes on his "21 Tour." Organizer: Purdue Convocations with Student Concert Committee. (Event is at 8 p.m. Oct. 29 in Elliott Hall of Music.) Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today (Sept. 3) to Purdue and Ivy Tech Lafayette students, and Purdue faculty, staff and retirees with a current ID, at the Stewart Center box office or at 765-494-3933. (Sales to the general public open at 10 a.m. Sept. 4 through or by phone at 765-494-3933.) Single-ticket price: public, $36; students, $33. Limit six. Campus policies for ticket lines apply. (Group sales offered as available through Aug. 31.) URL:'21-tour'.html

-- Farmers market on campus. Organizer: Office of University Sustainability. Fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, freshly prepared lunches, more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. through Oct. 29. Center of Memorial Mall. Nearby 20-minute parking available near "Unfinished Block P" sculpture during market hours. URL on this and links to other local farmers markets:

-- Blackboard Rubrics webinar. Organizer: ITaP. 12:15-1:15 p.m. online via WebEx. Participants will learn how to build a rubric, and then integrate the rubric into an assignment for evaluation purposes during this 30 minute webinar. Registration: Questions:

-- Opening reception for exhibition "Tom Berenz: Towards the North." Purdue University Galleries. 5:30 p.m. Fountain Gallery, 330 Main St., Lafayette. Gallery talk by the artist. (See also exhibition details below under "Exhibitions.") URL:

Friday, Sept. 4

-- Soccer (women's) vs. Evansville. 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).

Sunday, Sept. 6

-- Last day to submit written comments for reaccreditation process for the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. Site visit will be Sept. 21-22. URL:,-language,-and-hearing-sciences-public-input-sought.html



-- "Shifting Spaces: Rachel Hellmann, Ben Marcin, Ryan Parker." Aug. 31-Oct. 10. Purdue University Galleries. Works inspired by architectural environments. STEW, Robert L. Ringel Gallery. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday plus until 8 p.m. Thursday (except holidays). (Reception and gallery talk 5:30 p.m. Oct. 1.) URL:

-- "Tom Berenz: Towards the North." Sept. 1-Oct. 10. Purdue University Galleries. Large mixed media canvases using the disaster motif as a metaphor to discuss personal, socio­political, environmental and ideological issues. Fountain Gallery, 330 Main St., Lafayette. (Reception and gallery talk 5:30 p.m. Sept. 3.) Hours: Noon-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (except holidays). URL:

-- Exhibitions in the Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries, Pao Hall. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; until 7 on Thursdays (except holidays). URL:
     * "Design Inspiration, Rome to Kathmandu." Steve Visser. Aug. 24-Sept. 4.
     * "Becoming Attraction." Liz Weirzbicki. Aug. 24-Sept. 11.



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: URL for 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]. URLs: and 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.

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