Events this Week
November 30, 2015
Here is a list of events happening Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2015, at the West Lafayette campus. Additional information below: exhibitions; ticket purchasing information.
Tuesday, Dec. 1
-- QPR Gatekeeper Training in suicide prevention. Designed primarily for faculty and staff, but students welcome. Organizer: Advocacy and Support Center in the Office of the Dean of Students. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lawson Computer Science Building, Room 1142. Registration needed. (Departments also can schedule sessions.) URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2015/Q4/additional-sessions-of-suicide-prevention-qpr-gatekeeper-training-available.html (sessions also Dec. 2).
-- Provost's town hall meeting on results of 2015 COACHE survey. For faculty. Presenters: Provost Deba Dutta and Peter Hollenbeck, associate vice provost for faculty affairs. 1:30-2:30 p.m. PMU, North Ballroom. Also by webcast. URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2015/Q4/coache-results-to-be-reviewed-at-town-hall.html
-- "What is Free Speech?" Forum organized by Purdue Graduate Student Government and the Office of the President. Moderator: Andrew Zeller, PGSG president. Opening remarks: President Mitch Daniels. Speakers, Q&A. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Matthews Hall, Room 210. First event in PGSG Lectureship Series. URL with speaker information: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q4/purdue-graduate-student-government-to-host-free-speech-forum-dec.-1.html
-- Chamber Music Recitals. Purdue Bands & Orchestras. 7 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. Companion program Thursday. URL: www.purdue.edu/bands
Wednesday, Dec. 2
-- QPR Gatekeeper Training in suicide prevention. Designed primarily for faculty and staff, but students welcome. Organizer: Advocacy and Support Center in the Office of the Dean of Students. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lawson Computer Science Building, Room 1142. Registration needed. (Departments also can schedule sessions.) URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2015/Q4/additional-sessions-of-suicide-prevention-qpr-gatekeeper-training-available.html
Thursday, Dec. 3
-- Women's basketball vs. Boston College. Big Ten/ACC Challenge. 6 p.m. Mackey Arena. Tickets: $3-$13; URL: www.purduesports.com/tickets/pur-tickets.html
-- PVM Family Program Series presentation. "Cow Math." Presenter: Jonathan Townsend, assistant professor. Organizer: College of Veterinary Medicine. 6-7 p.m. Lynn Hall, Room 1136. Monthly series designed for families with students grades K-4 but allowing older children. On first Thursdays: March 3, April 7. Free but registration required. URL for details and registration method: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q4/purdue-family-programs-help-youth-learn-about-veterinary-medicine-careers.html
-- Science on Tap. Monthly forum for Purdue and Lafayette-West Lafayette area to talk about science. Organizer: Discovery Park. This month: Richard Mattes, Distinguished Professor of Nutrition Science, on "Redefining the Sense of Taste: Is Fat a Primary Quality?" 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 or www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q4/science-on-tap-to-feature-talk-on-fat-as-the-new-basic-taste.html
-- Chamber Music Recitals. Purdue Bands & Orchestras. 7 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. URL: www.purdue.edu/bands
Friday, Dec. 4
-- Deadline to register for Clerical and Service Staff Recognition Luncheon. By reservation. Organizer: Human Resources. (Event is 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 10 at PMU, Ballrooms.) Cost for those other than honorees: $10. URL including link to reservation and list of honorees: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2015/Q4/registration-open-for-clerical-and-service-staff-recognition-luncheon.html
-- Cultural Arts Festival: "The Black Freedom Struggle: Historical Narratives, Contemporary Echoes." Organizer: Black Cultural Center. 7 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Admission: public, $7; Purdue students, $5. URL: www.purdue.edu/bcc
-- Flicks at Fowler occasional film series. "Black Mass." Purdue Student Union Board. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. Admission: public, $4; Purdue student ID, free. Films subject to change. 49-48976. Also Saturday at same times.
Saturday, Dec. 5
-- 82nd Annual Purdue Christmas Show. Purdue Musical Organizations. Noon, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Elliott Hall of Music. Tickets: adults, $29; senior citizens, $27; students, $20; ages 12 and under, $12. Call 765-494-3933. URL: www.purdue.edu/pmo
-- Men's basketball vs. New Mexico. 2:15 p.m. Mackey Arena. Tickets: $10-$46; URL: www.purduesports.com/tickets/pur-tickets.html
-- Flicks at Fowler occasional film series. "Black Mass." Purdue Student Union Board. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. Admission: public, $4; Purdue student ID, free. Films subject to change. 49-48976.
-- Purdue Symphony and Philharmonic orchestras in concert. Purdue Bands & Orchestras. 8 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Free. URL: www.purdue.edu/bands
Sunday, Dec. 6
-- 82nd Annual Purdue Christmas Show. Purdue Musical Organizations. 2 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Tickets: adults, $29; senior citizens, $27; students, $20; ages 12 and under, $12. Call 765-494-3933. URL: www.purdue.edu/pmo
-- Women's basketball vs. Dayton. 2 p.m. Mackey Arena. Tickets: $3-$13; URL: www.purduesports.com/tickets/pur-tickets.html
--"All-American" Marching Band in Lafayette Christmas Parade. 2-4 p.m. Downtown Lafayette. Free. URL: www.purdue.edu/bands
-- "Etty Yaniv: Urban Sediments." Oct. 26-Dec. 5. Purdue University Galleries. Installation of 3-D paper constructions simulating layered blocks of the detritus of urban society. STEW, Robert L. Ringel Gallery. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday plus until 8 p.m. Thursday (except holidays). URL: www.purdue.edu/galleries
-- "David Weinberg: Mr. Wild's Garden." Oct. 27-Dec. 5. Purdue University Galleries. Photographic narrative series which creates a haunting presence while working to blur the line between dreamlike wonder and dark fantasy. Fountain Gallery, 330 Main St., Lafayette. Hours: Noon-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (except holidays). URL: www.purdue.edu/galleries
-- "They Dared." Sept. 18-Dec. 5. Original paintings by Yvette Quarles Chatman. Black Cultural Center. During building hours at BCC. Chatman's book of the same name teaches history to all, highlighting African American contributions. URL: www.purdue.edu/bcc
-- Exhibitions in the Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries, Pao Hall. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; until 7 on Thursdays (except holidays); closed Oct. 12-13. URL: www.cla.purdue.edu/vpa/rueffgalleries
* Exhibition (MFA). Weiran Lei. Nov. 30-Dec. 4
* Exhibition (MFA). Xiaohang Zhang. Nov. 30-Dec. 4
-- "Surfaces and Contours: Celebrating Aldo Giorgini's Contributions to Art and Science." Sept. 28-Dec. 18. 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