Upcoming Events: Sept. 21, 2015 - Sept. 27, 2015

Dawn or Doom Lecture

Thursday, September 24, 12:00 am - Friday, September 25, 11:59 pm

Stewart Center

IS TECHNOLOGY MOVING FASTER THAN OUR ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND IT? Will technologies such as big data, internet surveillance, robotics, artificial intelligence, and nanotechnology provide the solutions to society's largest problems, and usher in an new era of security, and convenience? Or will these technologies put or jobs or personal well-being at risk? IS SPACE TRAVEL AND EXPLORATION AN EXPENSIVE LUXURY OR A NECESSITY? Is public policy effectively dealing with new technologies, or are the technologies moving too fast for effective legislation and regulation? These are the questions discussed at the two-day conference Dawn or Doom 2: The New Technology Explosion. Purdue faculty experts and leading national authorities will present their perspectives on the technology explosion, explore conditions that will foster innovation and investment into the next generation, and address the big-picture issues where both optimism and pessimism are warranted. PLANNED CONFERENCE TRACKS INCLUDE: Data science, privacy, and surveillance, Tech Policy and and legislation in a giga-speed world, Advance manufacturing, robotics, and artificial intelligence, Space travel and exploration.

Betty's Diner, The Musical

Thursday, September 24, 7:30 pm - Saturday, October 10, 10:00 am

Carole and Gordon Mallett Theatre

Music and Lyrics by Carrie Newcomer, Book by Carrie Newcomer and Richard K. Thomas; Directed by Robin McKee; Carole and Gordon Mallett Theatre; Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts; 552 W. Woods St. West Lafayette IN 47907. Betty's Diner might be one of those diners along US 231 or any of those roads that pass through small towns in the Midwest. It's a place that's been there forever, a place that feels like home, a place where they remember that you like your coffee black and your eggs over easy. But the new highway is opening up and business is slowing down. Miranda puts a For Sale sign up in the window and a stranger by the name of Gabriel wonders in, and that's where our story begins....Related PG - Some adult references may not be appropriate for young audiences. General Public-$20.00; Student-$14.00; Senior (62+) $17.00. Tickets may be purchased at all campus box offices, or by calling (765) 494-3933 or (800) 914-SHOW), or online at www.purdue.edu/theatre/tickets/.

Boilermaker Bridge Walk

Friday, September 25, 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge between West Lafayette and Lafayette

Members of the Purdue football team join Purdue Pete, the spirit squad and community leaders to greet their fellow citizens and hand out promotional items.

Cumbia All Stars Cumbia Dance Party

Friday, September 25, 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms

The cumbia causes dancers to rush to the dance floor nearly everywhere it is heard. With an infectious beat and beckoning vocals, the cumbia was born from a diverse collection of African, Spanish, and Central American Indian influences as it merged and morphed its way through the Carribean and Central American in the late 1800s. As with any folkloric tradition, each nation infused its own identity into the cumbia soun. In 1960s and '70s Peru, the golden age of cumbia, distinctly evolved to embrace a wide swath of musical history and heritage-from colonial-era huayno dance to contemporary surf-rock with psychedelic flourishes. The Cumbia All Stars, a supergroup comprised of luminaries from Peru's legendary Cumbia bands, majestically resurrect the classics of their heyday and honor that legacy with innovative compositions. With a propulsive beat driven by sparkling guitars and bold percussion, these teen-aged musician planted their roots of their sound in Lima's urban bustle and saw it spread to remote cities of the Amazon jungle. As the Cumbia All Stars, they've reunited to resurrect an important piece of Peru's sonic soul, and their performance will have you moving all night on the Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms' big dance floor to their transfixing, transcendent grooves!

Football vs. Bowling Green (Hammer Down Cancer)

Saturday, September 26

Ross-Ade Stadium

Cheer on and support the Boilermakers as they take on the Falcons.

Boilermaker Crossing

Saturday, September 26

Sally & Bob Weist Plaza between Mackey Arena and Holloway Gymnasium

Fans, especially families, looking for fun before home games will want to check out the popular Boilermaker Crossing. Meet-the-team events, inflatable games and interactive opportunities highlight the list of activities.

211° Session (pep rally)

Saturday, September 26

Mackey Arena

Join the football team and the "All-American" Marching Band two hours and 11 minutes prior to kickoff to get ready for the game. Players and coaches will speak, and the band will perform a concert.

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