Don't Miss It!

August 14, 2014  

Quiet is Loud

"Distraction" exhibition by alumna Suzanne Faris

It's on. The year is here. Most Purdue incoming students are here or will arrive this weekend. And Purdue's school-year parade of arts, sports and entertainment is about to kick off. Let's consider this the kickoff of Don't Miss It! for -- believe it or not -- 2014-15.


Two Purdue exhibitions are up and wowing: "Distraction" by alumna Suzanne Faris through Sept. 4 in the Rueff Galleries, and "Quest for Equality: Celebrating the Leadership, Advocacy and Commitment of Five Purdue Women" about the series of amazing deans through Sept. 30 in the Libraries' Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center. Want more? The Libraries have online exhibitions, and more gallery exhibitions are just weeks away.


The Farmers Market on campus remains a popular spot for fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, freshly prepared lunches and more. This week, "more" means one of the market's chef visits this week with Aaron Buschman, production chef at Hillenbrand Dining Court. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. weekly through Oct. 30 except Sept 11 and 18. North end of Memorial Mall. Details

Kids Day

Kids Day for Purdue football


On Kids Day for Purdue football, the sport isn't so hard: 1) Show up for free; 2) Watch the big Boilermakers scrimmage; 3) Get on the field and get autographs, photos, some fun activities. Concessions available. 11:15 a.m. Ross-Ade Stadium. Details

Purdue volleyball's intrasquad scrimmage offers a first glimpse of these Boilermaker women's elite preparation, skill and intensity. This team isn't just Big Ten -- it's ranked top 10 after an NCAA Elite Eight finish last year. 2 p.m. Holloway Gymnasium in the Brees Center. Free. Details

AUGUST 22 and 24

In soccer's Boilermaker Challenge Cup, Purdue's women, with Butler's help, will defend this fine state against two eastern neighbors. On Friday, it's Butler vs. Ohio at 4 p.m., then Purdue vs. Miami U. at 7 p.m. On Sunday, they swap invaders for matches at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. $ (one ticket good for both matches on one day). Boilermaker Soccer Complex. Details


Volleyball's alumni match will show off a gold-star recent history with two tough squads on the floor, loving every bit of it. 6 p.m. Holloway Gymnasium in Brees Center. Free.

The Band Camp Finale Concert caps a thrill ride of a week for the "All-American" Marching Band from Purdue Bands & Orchestras. They'll be ready; will you? 7:30 p.m. Hull Field (practice field along Third Street near the fire station).




Boilerfest at the Black Cultural Center is part orientation, part performance by a DJ and BCC ensembles, and part dance-and-eat celebration of this semester's study (and travel) focus: Trinidad/Brazilian culture and cuisine. 4-6 p.m. BCC parking lot. Details

Purdue volleyball

Purdue volleyball season opener


Varsity spirit (Friday). Ride the Boilermaker Special. Walk the Bridge Walk. It's that time. Details

Varsity voices (Friday). Purdue Varsity Glee Club "First Nighter" Concert. Free. 7:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Details

Varsity sport goes big. Purdue's top 10 women's volleyball team opens its season with two matches Friday and one Saturday in the Mortar Board Premier. The Boilermaker soccer women have their second weekend of Friday evening and Sunday afternoon matches. …

… and football season opens at noon Saturday against Western Michigan. The spirit and the temperature start rising with Boilermaker Crossing and the 211° Session pep rally that morning. And the "All-American" Marching Band will help ignite passions. Details

For varsity sport tickets, go here; information about football ticket dynamic pricing is there also. For football tickets, see also information on mini-plans.


Weekend Two of football season. Same spirit events on Friday and Saturday, plus jazz bands pregame. Details

Football vs. Central Michigan adds Band Day/Family Day to the excitement of college football. Kickoff is at noon. Details

Friends and Family Day at the Black Cultural Center after the game. Details


Bring your supper and Picnic with the Purduettes. They'll bring the songs. 6 p.m. Slayter Hill. Free. Details


These and other events, plus other timely information, are listed in the Purdue Today calendars under "Events" at

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