sealPurdue Events Calendar

March 9, 2001

EDITORS: This calendar lists selected Purdue events during the next four weeks. Events are free and open to the public, except where noted, and all are open to news media coverage. New or updated listings have two asterisks (**). All events in this calendar, plus many others, are listed in Purdue's online calendar.

Updated travel directions around road construction zones near campus are available on the Web.


• Thursday, March 22. 7 p.m. "Through the Eyes of Tomorrow." Fowler Hall, Stewart Center. Krannert Graduate Student Organization is sponsoring this Black History Month program.

• Friday, March 23. 8:30 a.m. Introducing Purdue. An on-campus program for sophomores and juniors. The program consists of an information fair, meetings with academic schools and campus tours.

** • Saturday, March 24. 9 a.m. Elementary IDEAS. Physics, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering buildings. Purdue Engineering Student Council is conducting this outreach program for elementary students.

• Sunday, March 25. Noon. Miss Purdue Scholarship Pageant. Long Center for the Performing Arts, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. Miss Purdue Scholarship Foundation is sponsoring this program.

** • Wednesday, April 4. 2 p.m. Interview with the President. Purdue President Martin C. Jischke will have an interview with Dan Skinner on WBAA AM-920.

** • Saturday, April 7. 11 a.m. National Rube Goldberg Machine Contest. West Lafayette High School Gymnasium, 1105 N. Grant Street, West Lafayette. This year's task is to select, clean and peel an apple. Sponsored by Theta Tau Fraternity.

** • Saturday, April 7. 4:45 p.m. Prairie Home Companion. Elliott Hall of Music. Event sold out.

** • Saturday and Sunday, April 7 and 8. Spring Fest. Campuswide activities include the 11th annual Entomology Bug Bowl, the 88th annual Horticulture show sponsored by the Purdue Historical Society, the Purdue Student Union Board's annual Mother's Weekend Arts and Crafts Show and numerous school open houses. More information is available on the web.


• Thursday, March 22. 8 p.m. "Chicago." Elliott Hall of Music. National tour of the Broadway musical revival. A part of the Lively Arts Package presented by Purdue Convocations. Tickets are $35, $29 or $21 for the public; $22, $18 or $16 for Purdue students.

** • Friday, March 23. 8 p.m. Purdue Jazz Band. North Ballroom, Purdue Memorial Union.

• Saturday, March 24. 8 p.m. The Regina Carter Quintet. Loeb Playhouse, Stewart Center. A part of the 20th anniversary Jazz Set presented by Purdue Convocations. Tickets are $24 for the public, $16 for Purdue students.

• Thursday, March 29. 7:30 p.m. Sean Curran Dance Company. Loeb Playhouse, Stewart Center. A part of the Patron's Choice Series presented by Purdue Convocations. Tickets are $24 for the public, $18 for Purdue students.

** • Friday, March 30. 7:30 p.m. Purdue Varsity Glee Club Spring Show South Ballroom, Purdue Memorial Union. Donations accepted for admission.

** • Thursday, April 5. 7:30 p.m. Emerson String Quartet. Loeb Playhouse, Stewart Center. A part of the Loeb Music Collection presented by Purdue Convocations. Tickets $27 for the public, $18 for Purdue students.


• Friday, March 23. 11:30 a.m. Krannert Executive Forum. Krannert Auditorium, Krannert Building. John Edwardson, Purdue University Board of Trustees member, will speak on "My Life's Plan and What Actually Happened." Edwardson was a top executive at United Airlines and Burns International Services.

• Tuesday, March 27. 4:30 p.m. Jewish Studies Public Lecture Series. Krannert Auditorium, Krannert Building. Joshua Rubenstein, northeast regional director of Amnesty International USA, will speak on "A Monstrous Case: The Trial of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee in 1952."

**• Wednesday, March 28. 7 p.m. Floyd Cochran, founder and director of the Education and Vigilance Network, will present "Inside the Racist Movement." Room 314, Stewart Center. Sponsored by the School of Liberal Arts.

• Friday, March 30. 11:30 a.m. Krannert Executive Forum. Krannert Auditorium, Krannert Building. Donald J. "Jerry" Ehrlich, president, chairman and chief executive officer of Wabash National Corp., will speak on "Managing Growth."

** • Friday, April 6. 11:30 a.m. Krannert Executive Forum. Krannert Auditorium, Krannert Building. Wayne Hockmeyer, chairman of the board of directors, Medimmune Inc., will speak.


• Through April 1. Purdue Galleries exhibit: "Master of Arts Thesis Exhibits." Ralph G. Beelke Memorial Gallery, Creative Arts Building 2. Thesis exhibitions by candidates for the master of arts degree in the division of art and design.

• March 19-April 29. Purdue Galleries exhibit: "The Ceramica Exchange: Purdue University and Orvieto, Italy." Robert L. Ringel Gallery, Purdue Memorial Union. Ceramic objects by members of the Purdue Ceramics Alliance and a group of Italian ceramists.

• March 19-April 29. Purdue Galleries exhibit: "New Art/New Design." Stewart Center Gallery, Stewart Center West Lobby. Artwork by members of the art and design faculty of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.


• Tuesday, March 20. 3 p.m. "Women's Role in Educating for Global Citizenship and Peace." Room 204, Stewart Center. The Women's Resource Office is sponsoring the presentation by Judy Myers-Walls of child development and family studies in conjunction with International Women's Day.

• Wednesday, March 21. 12:30 p.m. Jewish Studies Noon Series. Room 313, Stewart Center. Solomon Gartenhaus, Purdue's Department of Physics, will speak on "The Jewish Calendar: Why It Works."

** • Thursday, March 22. 7 p.m. Gender Issues Program. Room 214D, Stewart Center. Purdue Student Government sponsoring a presentation by West Lafayette Mayor Sonya Margerum.

** • Tuesday, April 3. 3:30 p.m. "Eating Disorders and How to Help Loved Ones Facing Them." Room 320, Stewart Center. Women's Resource Office sponsoring a program by Sue Abney, Student Wellness Office.

** • Wednesday, April 4. 12:30 p.m. Jewish Studies Noon Series. Room 313, Stewart Center. Professor Emeritus George Horwich, School of Management, will speak on ""The World of Jewish Music: A Listener's Choice."

** • Friday, April 6. Noon. Entrepreneurs' Forum. Purdue Technology Center, Purdue Research Park. Monthly, hour-long forum invites faculty, staff, students and other interested individuals to network and learn more about what is involved in starting a company. The speaker is Scott Swenberg of CID Equity Partners. He will speak on Seed-Stage Investing. RSVP one week prior to Courtney Hedge at (765) 494-2610 or


• March 12. First day of spring break. Classes resume March 19.

** • Through April 5. International Dinner Series sponsored by the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management. John Purdue Room in Stone Hall. Purdue seniors plan, organize and serve a four-course meal with appetizer, salad, choice of three entrees and two desserts. Reservations required. Call (765) 494-6845. Cost: $10 - $15.

Coming up:
March 13-15: Closed
March. 20-22: Tuesday, New England; Wednesday, Greek; Thursday, German
March 27-29: Tuesday, Middle Eastern; Wednesday, Cajun; Thursday, Japanese
April 3-5: Tuesday, Thai; Wednesday, Southwestern; Thursday, French

Compiled by J. Michael Willis, (765) 494-0371;

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;

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