September 23, 2016

Purdue Events Calendar

EDITORS: This calendar lists events on Purdue's West Lafayette campus or involving people or programs off campus during the next four weeks. Events are free, except where noted, and are open to news media coverage. New or updated listings are designated by two asterisks (**).

Events in this calendar, plus many others, are listed in Purdue's online calendar at 


** -- Sept. 23. 8 p.m. Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse. "The Revenge of Prince Zi Dan" ("Hamlet"), by the Shanghai Jingju Theatre Company (Peking Opera). Presented by Purdue Convocations. Tickets are $36 for adults and $25 for students, Purdue students and Ivy Tech Lafayette students. Tickets are available at the Stewart Center box office at 765-494-3933 or 800-914-SHOW. Group tickets are also available to groups of 10 more. Call 765-496-1977 for more details or visit

-- Oct. 21. 8 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. The REPRESENT TOUR, with Wake Flocka Flame, TOKiMONSTA and D.R.A.M., presented by the Purdue Student Concert Committee with support from the Student Fee Advisory Board. Student tickets are $20 and general public tickets are $32. There is a limit of six tickets per person. 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. Aug. 31 at the Stewart Center box office or at 765-494-3933. Students may place group orders, for groups of 10 or more, by calling 765-494-3933 beginning on August 31. Orders will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis until tickets are unavailable. Tickets for the general public go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 2 through or by phone at 765-494-3933. Related news release.


-- Sept. 29. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. North end of Memorial Mall. Purdue Farmers Market. Fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, freshly prepared lunches, more. For more, visit

-- Sept. 24. 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Purdue University Airport. Girls in Aviation Day. Open to third- through eighth-grade girls in Indiana. Registration, which includes a T-shirt and lunch, is $25 and is available here. Related news release.

-- Sept. 24. Immediately following the noon Purdue home football game with the University of Nevada. Black Cultural Center, 1100 Third St. BCC Friends and Family Day, featuring a hands-on workshop led by Marcia Fountain-Blacklidge. Participants will create artwork that reflects connections between culture, nature and spirituality. A short theatrical performance of Oklahoma history also will be presented. Free and open to the public, event is part of BCC's Fall Cultural Arts Series.

-- Sept. 29. 6:30 p.m. Indiana Roof Ballroom, Indianapolis. Krannert Leadership Speakers Series, featuring Purdue alumnus and four-time Olympic diving medalist David Boudia. Tickets for the dinner are available to the general public for $100 per person, $50 of which qualifies as a charitable donation. All dinner guests will receive a copy of Boudia's book, "Greater Than Gold: From Olympic Heartbreak to Ultimate Redemption." Ticket information is online at or by calling 765-494-0901. Specially priced tickets are available for Purdue faculty, staff and students. Proceeds from the event go to Krannert undergraduate and graduate scholarships. Related news release.

-- Oct. 1. 8 a.m. Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. Annual Dr. Skip Jackson Dog Jog, held in conjunction with the college's annual conference for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Registration and information for the 5k run and walk are available here. Related news release.



-- Through Oct. 8. Robert L. Ringel Gallery in Stewart Center.  "Interspace," which investigates virtual reality in the contemporary moment as an interspace between early experiments and notions of virtual reality and those of today; between art, design and technology; between virtuality and reality; and between rationality and emotion. Curated by Shannon McMullen and Fabian Winkler, and featuring works by Rachel Rossin, Daniel Sauter and Lucas Kuzma. Free and open to the public. More information is available here.

-- Through Oct. 8. Fountain Gallery, 330 Main St., Lafayette. "Alysha Kupferer: Unsustainable Systems," featuring work of Alysha Kupferer. Free and open to the public. More information here.



-- Sept. 26. 8 p.m., Krannert Auditorium. Tzvi Novick, Department of Theology at Notre Dame, will be presenting "God in the Lab: Technical Expertise and Rabbinic Authority." Co-sponsors of the event include Purdue Jewish Studies and the Religious Studies Programs. Part of Jewish Studies Lecture Series.

-- Sept. 27. 5:30 p.m. Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. Elanco Human-Animal Bond Lectureship. Candace Croney, director of the Center for Animal Welfare Science, will talk about "Friends, Family or Food? Factors Shaping Perceptions of animals and Their Welfare Implications." Free and open to the public. A light reception will precede the lecture at 5 p.m. in Stewart Center's Robert L. Ringel Gallery. Related news release.

-- Oct. 20. 6 p.m. Honors College and Residences North, Room 1066. Rolfe Peterson, an assistant professor of political science at Susquehanna University. The topic is the tone of the 2016 presidential campaigns. Sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the Honors College.

-- Oct. 26. 12:30 p.m., Stewart Center, Room 313. Arman Kavalekar, winner of the 2016 Edward Simon Essay Prize in Jewish Studies, will present "Judaism Through the Eyes of Global Media." Part of Jewish Studies Lecture Series.

** -- Nov. 3. 6 p.m. Honors College and Residences North, Room 1066. Terri Towner, an associate professor of political science at Oakland University, will talk about the role of social media in political campaigns. Sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the Honors College.

Compiled by Greg McClure, 765-496-9711,  

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