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October 20 at 7:00 PM - October 23, 2014 at 9:00 PM
The First-Year Leadership Series (FLS) is for first year Purdue students with developing interpersonal skills and beginning leadership identities. Utilizing the Student Leadership Challenge, students will explore theorists Kouzes and Pozner’s Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership.
Sponsored by Civic Engagement and Leadership Development, these interactive, discussion–based, and reflection-focused workshops will also highlight professionals and their programs from across the Division of Student Academic Affairs and encourage the students to pursue other leadership opportunities at Purdue. Upon completing all seven sessions, FLS will be recorded on their co-curricular transcripts and students will receive a certificate.
October 22, 2014 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Nicole Fourman, Winner of the 2014 Edward Simon B'nai B'rith Barzillai Lodge No. 111 Prize in Jewish Studies, "The Jewish Dietary Laws: A Matter of Interpretation"
October 22, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Come and hear Fr. Glenn Kohrman give a special talk about "Natural Law and Virtue." Fr. Glenn is a Purdue graduate, the pastor of Holy Family Parish in South Bend, and taught at Ancilla College.
This talk is sponsored by Purdue Catholic Students (PCS) Catholic Truth League (CTL). St. Thomas Aquinas Church is located across the street from memorial mall, 535 W State Street, West Lafayette, IN.
October 31, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
This event will be hosting our guest speaker, Mr. Kenan Rahmani, Executive Board Member of the Syrian American Council, to talk about the situation in Syria, in the aim to answer questions about the issue and spread awareness about the current situation in the Middle East.
Some of the topics that will be discussed during the presentation include:
- The massive protests against the Assad regime that erupted into a civil war within the country.
- The rise of the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' and their spread into Eastern Syria.
- The steps that the National Coalition for Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces will be taking and the decisions that will be made thus far.
The speaker will focus on the Syrian Crisis from beginning to the present state and the future consequences.
Now, as Arabs from that region, Purdue Arab Society carries the responsibility to educate Purdue's community and to increase the awareness of what’s actually happening in Syria, the reasons behind it, how the crisis started, the future consequences in the Middle-eastern region, how this affects the international relations between countries, possible solutions from this, and the motives for the solutions not taking place so far.
As Purdue has around 40,000 students and faculties spread at hundreds of different departments, our goal is to reach as many boilermakers as we can whom are interested and curious to learn about what's really happening in Syria.
November 03, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
TEDxPurdueU's 2014-2015 season continues with the breakout session “Confronting Our Environment Health Risks” at 7:00 p.m. Monday, November 3 in Stewart Center - Fowler Hall.
We have partnered with the Purdue Cancer Culture and Community group to bring you TEDx talks by leading Purdue and Lafayette community researchers, as well as videos submitted from a student-based competition. The program aims to acknowledge, assess, and confront the complex health risks facing us all, both locally and globally.
The event’s speakers include:
* Dr. Leigh Raymond, Professor of Political Science
* Dr. Daniel Aldrich, Associate Professor of Political Science
* Dr. Jason Cannon, Assistant Professor of Toxicology
* Dr. Jennifer Freeman, Associate Professor of Toxicology
* Ms. Sara Peel, Director of Watershed Projects
Following the talks, a post-event reception will be held for attendees in the attached Ringel Gallery of Stewart Center for guests to network with speakers, and interact with exhibits on the state of our local environment presented by the Wabash River Enhancement Corporation.
The event is free and open to the public.
To purchase tickets for the flagship annual TEDxPurdueU conference on April 11, or for more information about this and other upcoming events, visit www.TEDxPurdueU.com.
November 06, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Billy Mills, Oglala Lakota (Sioux), will share his journey of overcoming racism as a young boy to winning the gold medal in the 10,000 meter event in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. In his new role as a philanthropist, Billy serves as a strong advocate for American Indian youths through his foundation, Running Strong for American Indian Youth. This event is held in collaboration with the Division of Diversity and Inclusion; the Eiteljorg Museum; The LGBTQ Center.
Event is free and open to the public. To make your reservation, go to http://bit.ly/BillyMills or call 494-4540
November 12, 2014 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Rebekah Klein-Pejšová, Jewish Studies Assistant Professor of History, Purdue University, "Between Refugees and the State: Hungarian Jews and Jewish Refugee Policy in Wartime Austria-Hungary"
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