December 5, 2016

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

Center for Healthy Living. Operated for Purdue by Premise 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. 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.

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:

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.) URL:
Also: Presentations on this subject are available; they require registration. See relevant section at this URL for fall 2016 presentations:,-student-of-concern-presentation-.html

QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training. For faculty, staff and students. QPR refers to the key steps to question, persuade and refer. URL to register for a fall 2016 session:,-student-of-concern-presentation-.html

Mental Wellness Task Force. Information on typical stressors for students month by month; five universal messages for those needing support; campus resources. URL: (also Purdue Today article explaining context and role for the task force:,-promote-student-success.html

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. URL:

Whistleblower protection and other reporting information. URL:

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

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

Amazon@Purdue store. For students, faculty, staff. Located in Purdue Memorial Union and 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

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). 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 2280. URL:

Literary Reading 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 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. URL: Events.html

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

Religious, Ethnic and Civic Observances: Memo from the vice president for ethics and compliance, linking to a 2016-17 calendar and a general (non-Purdue) calendar of religious observances. URL:,-ethnic,-and-civic-observances.html

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 40 interest groups. URL:

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. 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. URL:

Dining venues from Purdue Dining & Catering. Places to eat at Purdue Memorial Union, around campus and in residence halls. 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 atrium of Marriott Hall; entry to the John Purdue Room is from the atrium. Schedule (no service Sept. 5, Oct. 10-11, Nov. 23-25, Dec. 19-30):
     * Boiler Bistro. Fall hours (Aug. 15-Dec. 16): 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Jazz nights in the atrium with an ensemble from Purdue Bands & Orchestras on Wednesdays: Sept. 14, 21, 28; Oct. 5, 26; Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30.
     * John Purdue Room lunches (HTM 291 lab). Fall hours (through Dec. 9): 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; reservations made at 49-46845 are strongly encouraged.
     * John Purdue Room dinners (HTM 492 lab). Fall hours (through Dec. 9): 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; reservations made at 49-46845 are strongly encouraged.
     * JPR Patio/Atrium. Food, beer, wine. Fall hours (through Dec. 9): 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; rain or shine, no reservation needed.
     URL for 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 main lobby; Lavazza has sweet treats including gelato, coffee and specialized drinks. Fall hours: 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (through Dec. 9).

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: 49-48285. URL: 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. URL:



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:



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

WBAA public radio. 920 AM, 101.3 FM and 105.9 FM. URL:

Matt Painter Radio Show. Host: Larry Clisby. Focus: Purdue men's basketball. At 6-7 p.m. On Mondays: Nov. 28; Dec. 12, 20; Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27; March 6; 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. Network 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. 28; Dec. 5, 12; Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27; March 6; 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. 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 17.1. In Lafayette-West Lafayette, it is on Comcast at Channel 67 (Channel 1715 for HD); on DirecTV on Channel 610; on DISH Network on Channel 410 and/or 405; on Metronet at Channel 22 (Channel 822 for HD); and online live and on-demand at for subscribers of participating TV providers.

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