December 11, 2017

Ongoing series and opportunities

Here is a summary of some continuing opportunities and events sponsored or arranged by academic and administrative units at the West Lafayette campus. (Other submissions are welcome. Send by Wednesday; list updated on Monday. Contact:

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Deadlines for faculty and staff


Purdue OneCampus Portal. Links to many of the Purdue online resources used most by employees. Portal

Training @ Purdue. Lists/calendars of training in eight general categories, including links to descriptions and registration. Training @ Purdue. The eight areas: Employee Training and Development, Family Friendly Workshops, and Leadership and Organizational Development, all within Human Resources; Information Technology (ITaP); Vice President for Ethics and Compliance and the Office of Institutional Equity; Business Intelligence Competency Center; and Center for Instructional Excellence.

Human Resources -- Supervisor Springboard training. From HR Organizational Effectiveness, Employee Training and Development section. Article with course registration links

Human Resources -- Skills for Performance training. From HR Organizational Effectiveness, Employee Training and Development section. Article; added dates for two classes; calendar

Human Resources main campus location. Convenient assistance on benefits and retirement matters. Stewart Center, Room G66. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Appointments strongly encouraged; 765-494-2222 or (Human Resources is now based at Kurz Purdue Technology Center in Purdue Research Park. Assistance is available there also.)

Center for Healthy Living. Operated for Purdue by One to One Health at Purdue West Shopping Plaza, 1400 W. State St. The center offers a wide array of health care services and health information using a team approach.
     Tips: Appointments are recommended; go online or call 765-494-0111. Also, first-time center visitors will need to allow time to complete an intake form before going (using online form) or upon arriving.
     * Workshop sign-ups are at the center's patient portal.

LiveHealth Online. Doctor visits 24/7/365, intended as a complement to traditional office visits and particularly useful for common illnesses or concerns such as headache, cough, cold, allergies or flu. A cost is involved; service open to all employees and their dependents regardless of benefits status. Details



Emergency Preparedness and Planning Office. Information, links and training opportunities regarding weather, safety, building emergency plans, all-hazards awareness, special needs, etc. Resources include numerous videos. Emergency Preparedness and Planning Office

Student of Concern reporting link. For use by anyone who is concerned about a student's behavior. This is a tool of the Advocacy and Support Center within the Office of the Dean of Students. (If behavior constitutes an emergency, call 911.) Student of Concern including link to presentations.

QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training. For faculty, staff and students. QPR refers to the key steps to question, persuade and refer. QPR

Mental Wellness Task Force. Information on typical stressors for students month by month; five universal messages for those needing support; campus resources. Task force page | Article explaining role of task force

Purdue Identities Project. For students, faculty and staff. An initiative to promote inclusivity for persons with non-visible attributes or experiences that they often feel a need to hide; e.g., mental illness/depression, abuse survival. Includes training, testimonials and resources. Identities project

Religious, ethnic and civic observances. A memo from the vice president for ethics and compliance explains some factors and links to two resources.

Central Lost and Found procedures, location and hours. Article

Whistleblower protection and other reporting information. Hotline

Suggestions for cost savings. Email account at

Purdue Perks discount program from CSSAC. National and local discounts; also PayCheck Direct provision. Purdue Perks (requires career account login)

Amazon@Purdue store. For students, faculty, staff. Located in Purdue Memorial Union and Krach Leadership Center and online

Graduate student professional development workshops. Schedule. For questions about workshops:



Most or all listings in this section refer to events within the fall and spring semesters, not all of the year.

Discovery Park. Variety of events and topics for specialized and more general audiences. Discovery Park calendar (centers at DP may maintain their own event calendars)

Dean's Executive Science Forum. 10:30 a.m. Fridays in Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239. Fall 2017

Chemical Engineering Graduate Seminar Series. Normally 9-10:15 a.m. Tuesdays in Forney Hall, Room G140. Schedule

Psychological Sciences Weekly Colloquia. List by research area

Genomics Core Forum. Biweekly at 2 p.m. Mondays (started Oct. 2). Whistler Hall, Room 116. Organized by the Purdue Genomics Core Facility.

Krannert Executive Forum. A course in the Krannert School of Management at which visitors are welcome as space allows. Each week, a highly successful corporate executive discusses their experiences and ideas. 11:30-12:20 p.m. Fridays during the semester. Krannert Building, Krannert Auditorium (Room 140). Schedule

LA Influentials. A course in the College of Liberal Arts at which visitors are welcome as space allows. Each week, the class features a CLA graduate who has forged an interesting career. 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Fridays during the semester. Beering Hall, Room 2290. Schedule

Literary Reading Series. Discussions and readings. Creative Writing program, Department of English. Schedule

School of Hospitality and Tourism Management speaker series: J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Executive in the Classroom. Leaders in lodging, food service, event planning, conventions and other HTM areas to speak. Classroom setting; visitors are welcome as space allows. 10:30-11:20 a.m. Various Tuesdays; more information.

Discipline-Based Education Research Group (DBER-GS). For graduate students interested in education research, especially as related to STEAM disciplines. Alternate Wednesdays in Lilly Hall, Room G-457. DBER-GS on Google Group at!forum/dber-gs- or contact

International films (often with English subtitles) in the School of Languages and Cultures. Schedules may include World Film Forum and film shown by programs in French, German, Chinese, Portuguese and Japanese. More


CAMPUS LIFE and more

Boiler Volunteer Network. Volunteer opportunities in joining specially organized volunteer events and meeting ongoing needs in the area. Online or contact or 49-62450, or stop at the office in STEW, Room G4.

Purdue P-12 Portal. A listing of Purdue activities and resources that engage young people grades P-12. From the College of Education and the Office of Engagement. Additions to the list, using career account login, are welcome.

Purdue Women's Club. This club provides opportunities for developing friendships with 500+ women of Purdue and/or Greater Lafayette through a variety of 40+ interest groups, events and educational opportunities. PWC

Read to Succeed local volunteer program. Employees may obtain supervisor's approval to donate an hour per week to help schools boost reading levels. Program is backed by Greater Lafayette Commerce and United Way. Article

Purdue Village Gardens plot rental. Garden plots are located on the southern side of Purdue Village. These plots vary in size from 8 feet x 25 feet to 25'x25' and the price is subject to change.

Dining venues from Purdue Dining & Catering. Places to eat at Purdue Memorial Union, around campus and in residence halls. More

1869 Tap Room. A campus pub with eight taps, foods and a new room design. One beer is the new Boiler Gold-American Ale. Hours: 4-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday during academic terms. Article | Website

John Purdue Room dining and other HTM food services. The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management operates the John Purdue Room and Boiler Bistro as part of its academic program. Boiler Bistro is in the atrium of Marriott Hall; entry to the John Purdue Room is from the atrium. Both, and Lavazza also, will be closed Sept. 4 (Labor Day), Oct. 9-10 (October break), Nov. 22-24 (Thanksgiving break). Otherwise, these schedules apply for Fall 2017:
     * Boiler Bistro. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. For Aug. 21-Dec. 15.
     * John Purdue Room lunches (HTM 291 lab). Closed for winter break.
     * John Purdue Room dinners (HTM 492 lab). Closed for winter break.
Reservations are strongly encouraged for John Purdue Room lunches or dinners at or 765-494-6845.
HTM menus and other dining options. This page also offers the opportunity to sign up for email alerts about changes to menus or hours, or other news.

----- HTM also operates Lavazza coffee shop in the Marriott Hall atrium; Lavazza has sweet treats including gelato, pastries, coffee and specialized drinks. Hours are 7 a.m.-3 p.m. for finals week, Dec. 11-15.

----- The atrium of Marriott Hall also will host jazz musicians from Purdue Bands & Orchestras at 5:30-6:30 p.m. on many Wednesdays: Closed for winter break. Free. Bands

Boilermaker Butcher Block. A meat sales service of the Department of Animal Sciences in the College of Agriculture. Noon-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Smith Hall, Room 170; parking and entrance at southwest corner of building. Phone: 765-494-8285. More with current list under "Products."

Nutrition Science evening cooking classes. Leadership by registered dietitian and chef with local farmers and producers. Organizer: Department of Nutrition Science. More



Recreation & Wellness. A department in the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Life. In the expanded and renovated Córdova Recreational Sports Center, numerous resources and activities are available to everyone at Purdue without membership at the center. Recreation & Wellness offers, for example, nutrition and fitness guidance, and it offers massages. The department also manages several outdoor spaces and the Turf Recreation Exercise Center ---- For full use of the center's facilities and equipment, as well as personal training, an individual or family membership is required. URL:

Boilermaker Aquatic Center. Purdue's varsity and recreational swimming and diving center with Olympic-quality pools. Staff/faculty/family use is through Recreational Sports. The center (AQUA) also has Learn to Swim and other programs. URL:

Schwartz Tennis Center. Purdue's varsity and recreational center. Courts, lessons, events. Some costs. URL:

Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex. Purdue's varsity and recreational center. Two 18-hole courses featuring Pete Dye design, training facility, driving range, clubhouse. URL:



Social @ Purdue. A summary, with links, of Purdue's presence in the social media.

WBAA public radio. 920 AM, 101.3 FM and 105.9 FM. More.

Matt Painter Radio Show. Host: Larry Clisby. Focus: Purdue men's basketball. At 6:05-7 p.m. On Mondays: Nov. 13, 27; Dec. 4, 11, 18; Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26; March 5; see schedule. Originates live from Stacked Pickle, 516 Northwestern Ave., #1700 (in Wang Hall). The call-in number is 888-246-2678. Broadcast is on the Purdue Sports Network; flagship station is WYCM 95.7-FM. Schedule page also has link to online listening.

Sharon Versyp Radio Show. Host: Tim Newton. Focus: Purdue women's basketball. At 7:10 p.m. On Mondays: Nov. 13, 27; Dec. 5 (Tuesday), 11, 19 (Tuesday); Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 13 (Tuesday), 19, 26; March 5; see schedule. Originates live from Stacked Pickle, 516 Northwestern Ave., #1700 (in Wang Hall).  Broadcast is on WLFF 95.3-FM. Schedule page also has link to online listening.

Boiler TV channel lineup. Lineup

Purdue Channel on Comcast Video on Demand. This service available anytime at no extra cost to Comcast Digital Cable customers in Indiana and Illinois; go to Comcast's On Demand library, select "Hoosier TV" then "Purdue."

Big Ten Network. Program schedule. BTN is on Boiler TV at Channel 17.1. In Lafayette-West Lafayette, it is on Comcast at Channel 67 (Channel 1715 for HD); on DirecTV on Channel 610 (also on DirecTV Now); on DISH Network on Channel 410 and/or 405; on Metronet at Channel 22 (Channel 822 for HD); on PlayStation Vue; and online live and on-demand at for subscribers of participating TV providers. Channel finder

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