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March 05 at 3:00 PM - April 03, 2015 at 11:59 PM

This summer (actually Maymester) take a FUN course that reflects YOUR generation!

Academics | Arts & Entertainment | Campus Life

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Changing Landscapes

March 09 at 10:00 AM - April 02, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Changing Landscapes features drawings, collage, and mixed media pieces by artists Zaria Forman, Matthew Shelley, and Amy Alice Thompson. The collective works inspire and contribute to conversations about environmental and geographical shifts, with an emphasis on human contributions to or interpretations of the landscape.

Thursday, March 26, 5:30 pm

Join us for a gallery talk by Zaria Forman in Ringel Gallery,

with a reception to follow.

Arts & Entertainment | Culture, Religion & Society | Colleges and Schools

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Natural Places, a NICHES Anniversary Celebration

March 10 at 12:00 PM - April 02, 2015 at 7:00 PM

NICHES Land Trust is a regional environmental non-profit organization that has created over 2800 acres of nature preserves along the Wabash River. NICHES is celebrating their 20th Anniversary in 2015 with a year-long celebration throughout their service area.

Artist Glenn Chang has been contracted to create a series of 20 photos depicting NICHES Land Trust preserves throughout the seasons. These will be displayed throughout the celebration, traveling to various venues after the initial showing at the Purdue Fountain Gallery. Rensselear artist Bonnie Zimmer will also be featured, creating a natural materials installation in the space that will complement Chang’s photos.

Thursday, March 12 5:30 pm

Join us for a reception in Fountain Gallery. Artists Glenn Chang and Bonnie Zimmer will discuss their works in the exhibit. Featuring an ensemble from the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra.

Arts & Entertainment | Campus Life | Colleges and Schools

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Screening: Set in Motion III

April 03, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Set in Motion is a series of one-night screenings featuring contemporary video art and experimental short films hosted by Purdue University’s Fountain Gallery in Lafayette, IN. Through multiple screenings, we will explore how motion, time, repetition, and narrative can change the way we see art. With video capabilities becoming part of our everyday, we encourage artists to challenge the medium and question our reality.

Join Us:
April 3, 2015 at 6pm for the screening at Purdue’s Fountain Gallery, 330 Main Street, Lafayette, Indiana 47901

Participating Artists:
Evelin Stermitz
Jourdan Rahschulte
Sydney Mullis
Garet Martin
Mara Battiste
John Kelley

For more information, contact:

Lisa Wicka or Liz Erlewine @

Arts & Entertainment | Campus Life | College of Liberal Arts

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Ship of Fools Performance

April 03, 2015 | 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Free improv comedy is happening on campus, thanks to the Ship of Fools! Come to Matthews Hall, room 210, at 8:00 PM on April 3rd! It promises to be a fantastic, hilarious, wonderful time!

Arts & Entertainment | Campus Life

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Peter and the Starcatcher

April 09, 2015 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Peter and the Starcatcher, the most magical evening of madcap fun, is now on tour! Hailed by The New York Times as “the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades,” this comedy takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew. The winner of five Tony Awards®, this swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight. Peter and the Starcatcher is the innovative and imaginative play based on the bestselling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. A company of a dozen actors plays more than 100 unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become the boy who never grew up? This epic origin story of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captivating place in the world.

Peter and the Starcatcher is suitable for younger audiences but most enjoyable for ages 10 and up.

PRE-SHOW / 6PM / Purdue Professor Jill May will discuss the history of Peter Pan in the Lawson Computer Science Building (LWSN), Room 1142 .

Arts & Entertainment

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Beer Blues and BBQ at the John Purdue Room

April 10, 2015 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us in the John Purdue Room for Beer, Blues and BBQ Reception. Purdue's HTM 492 students with award winning Chefs Lulay and Conway will prepare BBQ styled foods that will be paired in People's Brew Co. draft stations. This reception will have musical performances by Queen Delphine and the Crown Jewels.

The cost is $50 per person (plus) tax. Space is limited so we encourage calling the JPR reservation hotline to guarantee entry at 765.494.6845.

Arts & Entertainment | Campus Life | College of Health and Human Sciences

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Dublin Guitar Quartet

April 10, 2015 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

With a cultural legacy as vibrant as its landscape is verdant, Ireland can boast centuries of remarkable contributions to the range of human creative expression. In a decidedly incomplete list, such Irish voices as James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, Samuel Beckett, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, Seamus Heaney, Van Morrison, Bono and U2, and Sinéad O’Connor all charted new artistic territory. Entering this strong and independent group is the Dublin Guitar Quartet. A guitar quartet is at once a classical configuration, but one with a smaller body of historical repertoire when compared to the iconic string quartet format. Nonetheless, the DGQ has seized upon this seeming liability and turned it into artistic opportunity. Since its 2002 formation at the Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama, the ensemble has commissioned new work, adapted contemporary pieces not originally written for guitar, and broadened both its range and tuning capabilities through the use of eight- and 11-string guitars, as well as specialized amplification. Their catalogue now includes work by Steve Reich, Gyorgi Ligeti, Philip Glass (with a soon-to-be-released recording of his recast string quartets) and Arvo Pärt (who collaborated on the quartet’s arrangement of his Summa, originally written for chorus). With full-bodied power and grace, the Dublin Guitar Quartet is firmly charting its place on the map of Irish voices on the global artistic stage.

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Indonesian Cultural Festival 2015

April 11, 2015 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

To promote and introduce Indonesian culture, the annual cultural event is held again by the Indonesian Student Association at Purdue. Attendees will be able to experience Indonesian shows, games, and traditional food. The events is open for public and there will be free food.

Come and experience the beauty of Indonesia!

Arts & Entertainment | Culture, Religion & Society | Campus Life

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April 11, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

TEDxPurdueU, an independently organized TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) event, uses storytelling to nurture a culture of innovation through sharing ideas developed by Purdue students, faculty, alumni, and community members with the global TED community. At TEDxPurdueU, several live speakers from diverse fields and schools of thought, such as history, science, education, the arts, engineering, business, and technology, will combine to spark deep discussion and interconnection among our community of lifelong learners.

With the introduction of an expanded, daylong format this season, attendees will receive even more engaging programming, exquisite conference gifts, and exclusive networking opportunities than ever before. In addition to their annual flagship conference, TEDxPurdueU hosts multiple breakout sessions year-round, fostering an environment for collaborative, interdisciplinary progress around the unique and thought-provoking stories in the Purdue and Greater Lafayette community.

For more information:
For a complete 2014-15 TEDxPurdueU series of events, please visit

Arts & Entertainment | Lectures & Seminars | Campus Life

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3 Minute Thesis Competition - Final Round

April 15, 2015 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This is a fast-paced competiton that forces graduate students to present the significance of their research results in an engaging manner, to the general public! Students only have 3 minutes and one slide to summerize years of research. This annual competition encourages students to develop the ability to effectively and succinctly explain their research in language appropriate for a non-specialist audience. The public is invited to this free event. After the top ten students have presented, audience members will have the opportunity to vote for the recipient of a People's Choice award. The winner of the competition will be presented with $500, a runner-up with $250 and a People's Choice awardee with $250.

Arts & Entertainment | Lectures & Seminars | Campus Life

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The Avett Brothers

April 17, 2015 | 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Presented by Purdue Convocations and the Purdue Student Concert Committee with support from the Student Fee Activities Board.

The Avett Brothers will bring their unique combination of bluegrass, folk, and rock and roll to Purdue University’s Elliott Hall of Music on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

Students: $36.50 / General public: $49.50 (Limit 6 tickets per person)

FRIENDS PRESALE: Seating for Friends of Convocations is very limited for this performance. Orders may be placed by calling (765) 494-3933 by Monday, November 17 at 5 p.m. Orders will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis until tickets are unavailable. There is a limit of six tickets per household. Friends of Convocations will be seated in the best available location using the priority point system. For more information about priority points, visit

GENERAL PUBLIC SALE: Tickets for the general public go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, November 21 through or by phone at (765) 494-3933.

CAMPUS: Tickets go on sale to Purdue and Ivy Tech Lafayette students and Purdue faculty, staff and retirees with a current identification card at 10 a.m. November 20 at the Stewart Center box office or at (765) 494-3933.

GROUPS: Have a group of 10 or more? Beginning on November 21, please call (765) 496-1977 to order.

Arts & Entertainment | Campus Life