Events this Week
August 24, 2015
Here is a list of events happening Aug. 24-30, 2015, at the West Lafayette campus. Additional information below: exhibitions; ticket purchasing information.
Monday, Aug. 24
-- First day of fall semester.
-- Meet and Greet: West Lafayette and Purdue welcome students living off campus. Volunteers from the city and the university to visit residences in small teams. Gather at 6 p.m. at Materials and Electrical Engineering Building (MSEE). URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q3/purdue,-west-lafayette-to-welcome-students-living-off-campus.html
Wednesday, Aug. 26
-- Opening of ticket sales for hip-hop artist Hoodie Allen, in concert with R&B artist Natalie La Rose. Organizer: Purdue Convocations. (Event is at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in Elliott Hall of Music.) Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today (Aug. 26) 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. Aug. 27 through convocations.org/tickets or by phone at 765-494-3933.) Single-ticket price: public, $35; students, $30. Limit six. Campus policies for ticket lines apply. URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q3/hoodie-allen-to-perform-oct.-24-at-purdue.html
-- Bike Share Program launch event. Organizer: Office of University Sustainability. Speakers include President Mitch Daniels. 11 a.m. "Gateway to the Future " arch near Stadium Avenue and University Street. URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2015/Q3/purdue-to-celebrate-launch-of-bike-share-program.html
-- Purdue Bowlermakers women's bowling league: organizing meeting. 5:30 p.m. STEW, Room 202. (Bowling is on Wednesday Sept. 2 through mid-April at Purdue Memorial Union.) URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2015/Q3/purdue-bowlermakers-to-organize-on-aug.-26.html
Thursday, Aug. 27
-- 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: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2015/Q2/farmers-market-to-return-may-7.html
-- Activities Bonanza for students. Places to get involved. Organizer: Purdue Student Union Board. 1-5 p.m. PMU, front lawn. Rain date: Friday.
-- Boilerfest: New Student Orientation. Black Cultural Center. An introduction to BCC, student organizations and campus support services. With live music and presentations by BCC ensembles. 4-6 p.m. BCC parking lot. URL: www.purdue.edu/bcc
-- Science on Tap. Monthly forum for Purdue and Lafayette-West Lafayette area to talk about science. Organizer: Discovery Park. This month: Maggie O'Haire, assistant professor in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology, on "The Science Behind the Human-Animal Bond," 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.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q3/science-on-tap-talk-to-feature-discussion-on-human-animal-bond.html
Friday, Aug. 28
-- Volleyball (women's). Mortar Board Premier. Day 1 of 2 days. 4 p.m.: Ohio vs. Austin Peay. 7 p.m.: Purdue vs. VCU. Intercollegiate Athletic Facility, Holloway Gymnasium. Tickets: adult, $8-$15; youth, $5-$8; Purdue student, $3-$8; groups of 20 or more, $5 as available. Tickets are by two-game session.
-- Soccer (women's). Boilermaker Challenge Cup (today and Sunday). 4 p.m.: Indiana vs. Missouri. 7 p.m.: Purdue vs. Baylor. Boilermaker Soccer Complex. Tickets: adult, $5; student, $2; groups of 20 or more, $1 (on game day, tickets are sold only at site). One ticket good for both games.
-- Purdue Varsity Glee Club First Nighter concert. Purdue Musical Organizations. 7:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Free. URL: www.purdue.edu/pmo
Saturday, Aug. 29
-- Volleyball (women's). Mortar Board Premier. Day 2 of 2 days. Session one: 11 a.m.: Purdue vs. Austin Peay. 1 p.m.: Ohio vs. VCU. Session two: 5 p.m.: VCU vs. Austin Peay. 7:30 p.m. Purdue vs. Ohio. Intercollegiate Athletic Facility, Holloway Gymnasium. Tickets: adult, $8-$15; youth, $5-$8; Purdue student, $3-$8; groups of 20 or more, $5 as available. Tickets are by two-game session.
Sunday, Aug. 30
-- Soccer (women's). Boilermaker Challenge Cup (today and Sunday). 11 a.m.: Indiana vs. Baylor. 2 p.m.: Purdue vs. Missouri. Boilermaker Soccer Complex. Tickets: adult, $5; student, $2; groups of 20 or more, $1 (on game day, tickets are sold only at site). One ticket good for both games.
-- Exhibitions in the Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries, Pao Hall. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; until 7 on Thursdays (except holidays). URL: www.cla.purdue.edu/vpa/rueffgalleries
* "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: 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