Ongoing series and opportunities

March 20, 2015  

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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Events this week (events and exhibitions)
Events for the next 4 weeks (events and exhibitions)
Deadlines for faculty and staff


Purdue Employee Portal. Links to many of the Purdue online resources used most by employees. URL:

Center for Healthy Living. Operated for Purdue by CHS Health Services Inc. 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. Recently added: Weight management group. URL:
     Tips: Appointments are recommended; go to or call 49-40111. Also, first-time center visitors will need to allow time to complete an intake form before going (online form) or upon arriving; see

All-Hazards Awareness Training. In addition to in-person sessions, training is available online at the University's Blackboard Learn website. URL for instructions for using either type of session:

Suggestions for cost savings. Email account at URL for explanation:

Whistleblower protection information. URL:

Amazon@Purdue store. For students, faculty, staff. Located in Krach Leadership Center. URL:

Graduate student professional development workshops. 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. URL: (centers at DP may maintain their own event calendars)

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

Psychological Sciences Weekly Colloquia. Listed by research area at MCCS area semester calendar at

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. 11:30-12:30 p.m. Fridays during the semester. Krannert Building, Krannert Auditorium (Room 140). URL:

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. URL:

Visiting Writers Series. Discussions and readings. Creative Writing program, Department of English. URL:

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; for dates and sites, check URL:

Discipline-Based Education Research Group (DBER-GS). For graduate students interested in education research, especially as related to STEAM disciplines. Alternate Fridays. URL:

Good Coffee & Good Conversation Group (GCGC). For faculty and administrators. Discussions of global experiential learning. Center for Instructional Excellence. Second Friday of each month. 7:45-8:45 a.m. at Greyhouse Coffee, 100 Northwestern Ave. URL:

Spanish Conversation Table. 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays for most of each semester. Latino Cultural Center weekly table. All levels welcome. At LCC. 49-42530. URL:


CAMPUS LIFE and more

Boiler Volunteer Network. Volunteer opportunities in joining specially organized volunteer events and meeting ongoing needs in the area. Online at 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. URL:

Purdue Women's Club. Open to all women interested in Purdue and Greater Lafayette. Club has various series and events plus more than 30 interest groups. URL:

ICC-IT Friday coffee on entrepreneurship. Open to all. Hosted by Purdue Innovation and Commercialization Center-Information Technology. 8-9 a.m. every Friday except in the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship. URL: including link to related Google Group

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. URL:

Purdue Village Gardens plot rental. About 200 plots, each 30 feet by 30 feet, are available April-October near Purdue Airport. Cost: $40. URL:

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 main lobby of Marriott Hall; entry to the John Purdue Room is from the main lobby. Schedule:
* Boiler Bistro: Hours: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
* John Purdue Room lunches: Hours: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday.
* John Purdue Room Patio. Closed until weather is suitable in spring. Small plates, beer, wine. Age 21 or over.
* John Purdue Room dinners: Hours: 5:30-7 p.m. Monday-Friday.
For JPR lunch or dinner (not patio), reservations made at 49-46845 are strongly encouraged. To view menus and learn about other dining options from HTM:

----- HTM also operates Lavazza coffee shop in the Marriott Hall main lobby; Lavazza has sweet treats including gelato, coffee and specialized drinks. Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
----- Notices of changes to menus or hours of business are available by email alert. To sign up, go to

Boilermaker Butcher Block. A meat sales service of the Department of Animal Sciences in the College of Agriculture. 2-5:30 p.m. Wednesday and Friday. Smith Hall, Room 170; parking and entrance at southwest corner of building. Phone: 49-48285. URL: with current list under "Products."



Division of Recreational Sports. In the expanded and renovated Córdova Recreational Sports Center, numerous resources and activities are available to everyone at Purdue without membership at the center. DRS offers, for example, nutrition and fitness guidance, and it offers massages. DRS 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:



WBAA public radio. 920 AM and 101.3 FM. URL:

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

Boiler TV channel lineup. URL:

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. Schedule at BTN is on Boiler TV at Channel 17. In Lafayette-West Lafayette, it is on Comcast at Channel 67 (Channel 958 for HD); on DirecTV on Channel 610; and on DISH Network on Channel 410 and/or 405. 




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