Events this Week

April 20, 2015  


Here is a list of events happening April 20-26, 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 20

-- P-12 Networking Summit. Organizer: Office of Engagement. Poster and breakout sessions; remarks by Provost Deba Dutta and Vic Lechtenberg, special assistant to the president. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Hall for Discovery and Learning Research. Poster submissions invited through April 15. URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2015/Q2/purdues-inaugural-p-12-networking-summit-set-for-april-20.html

-- Transportation fleet sale. Through April 29. Organizer: Purdue University Surplus Store. Inventory: 20 Chevrolet Impalas, 2011 and 2012 model year. Noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, plus special sale hours 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday (April 25). At Surplus Store, 3601 Sagamore Parkway North, Suite K, Lafayette. URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2015/Q2/transportation-fleet-sale-underway.html

-- "Data stories" seminar and workshop. Leader: Stacy Rebich Hespanha, research associate at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at University of California, Santa Barbara. Organizer: Purdue University Libraries. (1) Seminar: "Data Stories: Researcher Stories Highlight Conflicts and Barriers to Effective Data Management and Sharing," With focus on new practices. 10 a.m. STEW, HSSE Library, Room 353. (2) Workshop: "Using Data Stories to Support Professional Development in Data Management and Sharing." 2-4 p.m. Hicks Undergraduate Library, Room G959. URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2015/Q2/purdue-libraries-to-offer-data-stories-seminar-and-workshop-april-20.html

-- Discovery Lecture Series event for Earth Day celebration. Richard E. Thorsten, director of international programs, Water.org. "The Value of Capital in Securing Safe Water and Sanitation Today and Tomorrow." 7-8:30 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. URL: www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/events/view.php?id=1789 and www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q2/water.org-official-to-speak-during-earth-week-activities-this-month.html

-- Money Smart Week continues (through Saturday). Local organizers include staff from Purdue's Division of Financial Aid. Local lunchtime or evening events. URL for description and schedule: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q2/free-financial-programs-available-during-money-smart-week.html

-- Golden Taps. Ceremony to honor students who have died in the past year. Organizers: Office of the Dean of Students, University Residences, Purdue Student Union Board, others. 9 p.m. Gathering in PMU's Great Hall; procession to "Unfinished Block P" sculpture north of STEW. Reception following in PMU, Room 118.

Tuesday, April 21

-- Council for Manager Development team presentations. Open to Purdue faculty, staff and students. Topics: Construction Managers in Training (student job opportunities on campus); Expanding Intercollegiate Athletics Outreach to International Students (and developing attendance measurement methods); Student Employment Management System (unify systems). 10 a.m.-noon. STEW, Fowler Hall. URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2015/Q2/cmd-teams-to-present-project-results.html

-- Workshop: "What is Information Literacy?" For faculty members and teaching assistants. Organizer: Center for Instructional Excellence. Leader: April Grotberg, PhD student in linguistics with master's also in library and information science. Topic: Connecting information literacy, as one requirement of the core curriculum, to the course you teach. 10:30-11:45 a.m. Hicks Undergraduate Library, Room B853. URL for more details and registration: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2015/Q2/cie-to-host-workshop-of-information-literacy.html

-- Sears Lecture Series event: "Women's Rights Have No Country: National, Transnational and International Politics of Women's Human Rights." Organizer: Department of Political Science. Four speakers: Lisa Baldez, Dartmouth College; Maylei Blackwell, UCLA; Amy Elman, Kalamazoo College; Anne Marie Goetz, NYU; speech titles and biographical data at link. 5:30 p.m. PMU, West Faculty Lounge. URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q1/sears-lecture-series-to-present-free-womens-rights-lecture-in-april.html

-- Baseball vs. Indiana State. 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.)

-- Film screening for Earth Day celebration: "Racing to Zero: In Pursuit of Zero Waste" (2014, documentary, 59 min.). Organizer: Office of University Sustainability. 6 p.m. STEW, Room 322. URLs for film: http://trash24.org or www.imdb.com/title/tt3896114/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

Wednesday, April 22

-- Earth Day Soundscape Festival. Organizer: Center for Global Soundscapes. Sounds of all kinds: live music, interactive instruments, museum kiosks, artists and painters in action, a multimedia room and a lecture.  Event coincides with center's Record the Earth initiative, which encourages citizens to record the sounds around them and upload them via a mobile device app. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mann Hall, lobby. (See also listing for afternoon lecture.) URL: https://www.globalsoundscapes.org and www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q2/discovery-park-center-plans-soundscape-festival-to-share-earths-sounds.html

-- 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. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Rawls Hall, Room 1086. (Forums also on April 16, April 17.) Questions: Linda Higbee at 49-49095 or lhigbee@purdue.edu.

-- Faculty Lunch and Learn. Session 5 of 5. Student panel; speakers TBD. 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. STEW, Room 318. Theme is awareness of substance abuse and mental health issues. Registration required because lunch is provided and seating is limited; email to Student Wellness Office at swo@purdue.edu with name, title, department, sessions attending. Questions: Tammy Loew at tfloew@purdue.edu or Jane Krause at jkrause@purdue.edu.

-- "Bike to Class" celebration for Earth Day. Noon-1 p.m. Meet at "Gateway to the Future" arch (University Street at Stadium Avenue), proceed to "Unfinished Block P" sculpture north of Stewart Center. Registrants will receive free grab-and-go lunch, information about campus cycling. URL to register: https://purdue.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_87iylKn1cJR7w3z

-- Wireless Wednesday Users Group. Organizer: ITaP. Noon to 1 p.m. Krannert Building, Room 250. Speakers will discuss educational app development and deployment, including soil science Professor Darrell Schulze, who will talk about his Isee tablet app and website, which allows students to use digital maps to learn complex concepts about soils and landscapes. Lunch provided. Registration: www.itap.purdue.edu/training/calendar. Questions: tlt-consulting@purdue.edu

-- Canvas informational meeting. Organizer: ITaP. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Lilly Hall, Room G420. Anne Lucietto, visiting assistant professor in engineering 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

-- Soundscape Festival lecture for Earth Day. Bryan Pijanowski, director of the Center for Global Soundscapes and professor of forestry and natural resources. 2:30 p.m. Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, Room 121. URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q2/discovery-park-center-plans-soundscape-festival-to-share-earths-sounds.html

-- Earth Day Climate Change Research Poster Session and Spring Mixer. Organizer: Purdue Climate Change Research Center. 3:30-5:30 p.m. PMU, Room 118. URL for center: www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/climate

-- Baseball vs. Ball State. 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.)

-- Earth Day lecture. "Sustainable Communities." James Brainard, mayor of Carmel, Indiana, and appointee to President Obama's Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. 6-8 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2015/Q2/earth-day-activities-scheduled-for-this-week.html

-- CIE/IP Lecture: "Student Learning Abroad: Three Stories We Tell." For faculty and staff. Michael Vande Berg, principal at MVB Associates and former vice president for academic affairs at the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). Organizers: Center for Instructional Excellence; International Programs. 7-8:30 p.m. Krannert Building, Krannert Auditorium (Room 140). URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2015/Q2/expert-on-study-abroad-to-speak-on-how-students-learn.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 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

Thursday, April 23

-- Tree planting for Earth Day celebration. Noon-2 p.m. Meet at north side of McCutcheon Hall. Free lunch for registrants; register at https://purdue.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1M1Jz7R8i1Nv63b

-- Forge Innovation Series speaker. Ilya Rehkter, CEO and founder of DoubleMap. 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 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

Friday, April 24

-- Women's golf. Big Ten Championships. Day 1 of 3. All day. The Fort Golf Resort, Indianapolis.

-- Google Project Tango demonstration. Organizer: ITaP. Noon-1 p.m. STEW, Envision Center, Room B001. A prototype tablet computer designed by Google to see the world as humans do will be demonstrated for faculty researchers who might like to collaborate on research employing the technology. URL: https://www.rcac.purdue.edu/news/753. Questions: gtakahas@purdue.edu

-- Baseball vs. Maryland. 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.)

-- "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 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

-- Spring Showcase Concert. Concert 1 of 3 on consecutive days. Purdue Bands & Orchestras. Featuring Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. With guest conductor Col. Thomas Palmatier, leader and commander of the U.S. Army Band. Tickets: $10 for set of three concerts; proceeds to benefit scholarships. 8 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. URL: www.purdue.edu/bands

Saturday, April 25

-- 58th Purdue Grand Prix. Scholarship benefit. Venue opens 8:30 a.m. Qualifying heats for final six positions start at 11:30 a.m. Feature race at 2:30 p.m. Grand Prix track, west of McCormick Road near Cherry Lane. Note: No public parking at venue; free shuttle 8 a.m.-6 p.m. from several campus pickup points. Tickets: $10 at gate, $7 in advance; children under 12, $5; URL for ticket sale locations and other details: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q2/58th-purdue-grand-prix-set-for-april-25.html. URL: www.purduegrandprix.org; for schedule, click on "Race Information"

-- Women's golf. Big Ten Championships. Day 2 of 3. All day. The Fort Golf Resort, Indianapolis.

-- Baseball vs. Maryland. 2 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.)

-- "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. Performance also at 2:30 p.m. April 26. Tickets: public, $19.50; student, $12.50; senior (62+), $15.50. Rated R; recommended for mature audiences only. URL: www.purdue.edu/theatre

-- Blue Jean Ball benefit for Food Finders Food Bank. Organizer: College of Agriculture is a partner; Boilermaker Butcher Block is donating its butchering and processing services. Barbecue pork dinner; silent and live auctions; dancing. 6-10 p.m. Beck Agricultural Center, 4540 U.S. 52 West. Tickets: TBA. To obtain tickets: www.food-finders.org or 471-0062.

-- Anniversary Gala for Center for Families (20 years) and Military Family Research Institute (15 years). At Conrad Indianapolis, 50 W. Washington St. Check-in and cocktails at 6 p.m. in West Foyer; dinner at 7 p.m. in Vienna Ballroom. Attire: black tie optional. Tickets: $150. URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q1/celebrate-milestones-with-mfri,-center-for-families.html

-- Jahari Dance Troupe Spring Revue. Black Cultural Center dance ensemble, 7 p.m. Loeb Playhouse, Stewart Center. Choreography by Joshua Ishmon. Tickets: public, $7; Purdue students, $5. URL: www.purdue.edu/bcc

-- Purduette Spring Spectacular. Purdue Musical Organizations. 7:30 p.m. Long Center for the Performing Arts, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. $10-$15. 765-494-3941. URL: www.purdue.edu/pmo

-- Spring Showcase Concert. Concert 2 of 3. Purdue Bands & Orchestras. Featuring Concert, Collegiate and Varsity bands. With guest conductor Col. Thomas Palmatier, leader and commander of the U.S. Army Band. Tickets: $10 for set of three concerts; proceeds to benefit scholarships. 8 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. URL: www.purdue.edu/bands

-- Movie on the Hill: "American Sniper" (2014, bio drama/action, 132 min., rated R). Organizer: Purdue Student Union Board. 9-11 p.m. Slayter Hill. (Rain location: STEW, Fowler Hall.) Concesssions on sale. URL for film: www.imdb.com/title/tt2179136/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Sunday, April 26

-- Women's golf. Big Ten Championships. Day 3 of 3. All day. The Fort Golf Resort, Indianapolis.

-- Baseball vs. Maryland. Noon. 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.)

-- "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 p.m. Pao Hall, Carole and Gordon Mallett Theatre. This is the final performance for this production. Tickets: public, $19.50; student, $12.50; senior (62+), $15.50. Rated R; recommended for mature audiences only. URL: www.purdue.edu/theatre

-- Spring Showcase Concert. Concert 3 of 3. Purdue Bands & Orchestras. Featuring Philharmonic and Symphony orchestras. With guest conductor Col. Thomas Palmatier, leader and commander of the U.S. Army Band. Tickets: $10 for set of three concerts; proceeds to benefit scholarships. 2:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. 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
      * Fine Arts Senior Show. April 20-May 1.

-- "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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