Events this Week

May 18, 2015  

Here is a list of events happening May 18-24, 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, May 18

-- Summer school begins. Four-week module (May 18-June 12) and first six-week module (May 18-June 26). ----- Eight-week module is June 15-Aug. 7. Second six-week module is June 29-Aug. 7. Commencement is Saturday, Aug. 8, at 9:30 a.m. ----- Summer grades are due by 5 p.m. of the second working day after the end of each module. Fall semester will begin Aug. 24.

-- Opening of Amazon@Purdue location in Purdue Memorial Union. 9 a.m. Main floor.

-- Commencement for Purdue North Central. 7-9 p.m. (CDT). Athletics-Recreation Center, Valparaiso University, 1009 Union St., Valparaiso. URL: (live streaming at same site)

-- Northwestern Avenue Parking Garage cleaning (south half) continues. 10:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. nightly through May 20. No vehicles in affected area during cleaning hours; days are approximate. (North half will begin May 25.) URL for overall garage cleaning schedule:

Wednesday, May 20

-- Purdue Coaching Community networking event. For faculty, staff, graduate students. Discussion, practice, questions. 3-4:30 p.m. Hall for Discovery and Learning Research, Room 131. RSVP requested. URL:

Thursday, May 21

-- Symposium: "Addressing Current Animal Welfare Issues: Scientific Challenges and Their Societal Context." Organizer: Center for Animal Welfare Science. Check-in and breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Stewart Center. Keynote: Bernard Rollin, distinguished professor of philosophy, animal sciences and biomedical sciences at Colorado State University. URL:

-- Farmers market on campus. Organizer: Office of University Sustainability. Fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, freshly prepared lunches, more. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays through July 30; then 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 6-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:

-- Spring Fling. Employee appreciation event. For faculty, staff, graduate student staff, and retirees (not families, friends, or other students). 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. In and around Córdova Recreational Sports Center. URL:

Saturday, May 23

-- Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade. "All-American" Marching Band. Noon-1:30 p.m. Downtown Indianapolis (starts at North and Pennsylvania). Tickets for seating: $15-$35; standing room free. URL for parade:

Sunday, May 24

-- Indianapolis 500 Race. "All-American" Marching Band in opening ceremonies. 8 a.m. Indianapolis Motor Speedway. $. URL:



-- "FABRICation." May 12-Aug. 8. Three-venue exhibition by Purdue University Galleries. Textile or textile-like artworks by seven artists. Related event on July 17. URL: Galleries and hours:

* Robert L. Ringel Gallery in Stewart Center. Summer hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and by appointment.
* Patti & Rusty Rueff Galleries in Pao Hall. Summer hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday and by appointment. NOTE: The exhibition will begin May 20 in the Rueff Galleries.
* Fountain Gallery, 330 Main St., Lafayette. Hours: Noon-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

-- "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. Summer hours: 1-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The library also has online exhibits; go to



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 Summer hours:

* 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.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
* Pao Hall box office (first floor southeast): Closed for summer.

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