Ongoing series and opportunities

September 3, 2012  

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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WorkLife Programs. For workshops and other forms of learning and assistance from Human Resources' WorkLife Programs, go to and log in via career account. Topics range from nutrition and health to personal finance to tobacco cessation.

Benefit Overview sessions. Human Resources. Topics: "issues affecting Purdue’s medical plans and benefit changes being considered for 2013." Occasional, Sept. 4-Oct. 12. No preregistration needed. 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.

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: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Open.
* John Purdue Room lunches: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday. To open for the semester on Sept. 4.
* John Purdue Room dinners: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. To open for the semester on Sept. 11.
For JPR lunch or dinner, 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, open 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday in the Marriott Hall main lobby; Lavazza has sweet treats including gelato, coffee and specialized drinks.

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



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

Spanish Conversation Table. Wednesdays, Sept. 5-Nov. 28. Latino Cultural Center weekly table for fall semester. All levels welcome. 6-7 p.m. LCC. 49-42530. LCC

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

Samuel D. Conte Distinguished Lecture Series. Department of Computer Science; special edition of annual series celebrating department's 50th year. Events to be added through April. Details



Danny Hope Radio Show: Host: Tim Newton. At 6-7 p.m. every Monday Aug. 27-Nov. 19 except Sept. 17 on the Purdue Sports Network. It originates from Buffalo Wild Wings on Brown Street in West Lafayette. The number to call is 888-246-2678.

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 12. 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 439 (Channel 9500 for HD).

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