Purdue Events Calendar

March 27, 2015  


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 http://calendar.purdue.edu 

ENTERTAINMENT

-- March 27. 7 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Phenomena rock concert presented by Purdue Musical Organizations.

-- March 27. 8 p.m. Stewart Center, Loeb Playhouse. Purdue Jazz Jam celebrating West Coast Jazz featuring all of Purdue's jazz bands playing historic songs.

-- March 27. 8:15 p.m. Tippecanoe Arts Federation Grand Hall, 638 North St., Lafayette. Jayme Stone, with the Lomax Project Residency, will host a community musician workshop. Collaboration between Purdue Convocations and Indiana Fiddlers for "Traditional Music Week" to celebrate traditional roots and acoustic music. Free and open to the public.

-- March 28. 5 p.m. Krannert Auditorium, Room 140. Film screening of "The Grand Budapest Hotel" as part of the Global Film Fest series. Free and open to the public, donations accepted for education in India.

-- March 28. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Carnahan Hall, 820 Main St., Lafayette. Community Field Recording Open House with Jayme Stone. Collaboration between Purdue Convocations and Indiana Fiddlers for "Traditional Music Week" to celebrate traditional roots and acoustic music. Free and open to the public.

-- March 28. 8 p.m. Lafayette Theater, 600 Main St., Lafayette. Performance by Jayme Stone and the Lomax Project. Collaboration between Purdue Convocations and Indiana Fiddlers for "Traditional Music Week" to celebrate traditional roots and acoustic music. Tickets are $25 for adults and $19 for those 18 years and younger, Purdue students and Ivy Tech Lafayette students. Tickets are available at the Stewart Center box office at 765-494-3933 or through www.convocations.org/tickets.

-- March 29. 3 p.m. Stewart Center, Loeb Playhouse. Black Voices of Inspiration Spring Concert performed by the Black Cultural Center vocal ensemble. Tickets are $7 for the public and $5 for students.

-- April 1. 2-3:30 p.m. Native American Educational and Cultural Center, 503 Harrison St., West Lafayette. Art demonstration by artist Shirley Brauker on the ceramics and cultural traditions of the Litter River Band of Ottawa People. Reserve a spot by calling the NAECC at 765-494-4540 or emailing naecc@purdue.edu. There also will be a gallery for public viewing. More information here.

-- April 4. 6 p.m. Thomas Duncan Hall, 619 Ferry St., Lafayette. Steam, a contra dance band from Tucson, Arizona, featuring flying fiddle and mandolin harmonies, will perform. The event is open to the public and will be followed by a dance event at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door and food and beverages will be available for purchase.

-- April 9. 7 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. "Peter and the Starcatcher" sequel telling the origins of Peter Pan with 12 actors playing over 100 characters. Includes a 6 p.m. pre-show discussion in Lawson Computer Science Building, Room 1142 with Purdue professor Jill May about the history of Peter Pan. Tickets $22-$52. More information here.

-- April 10. 8 p.m. Stewart Center, Loeb Playhouse. Dublin Guitar Quartet presented by Purdue Convocations will feature new adaptations, guitars with 8 or 11 strings and special amplification. Tickets are $15.

-- April 14. 6-7:30 p.m. Matthews, Room 210. Film viewing of "Kuma Hina," a docu-drama about Hawaii. More information here.

-- April 17. 8 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Concert by the Avett Brothers, presented by Purdue Convocations and the Purdue Student Concert Committee with support from the Student Fee Activities Board. Tickets for students are $36.50. Tickets are $49.50 for the general public. There is a limit of six tickets per person. Ticket may be purchased at convocations.org/tickets or by phone at 765-494-3933.

 

EVENTS

-- March 28. 10-11:30 a.m. Stewart Center, Rooms 302 and 306. Books and Chocolate Milk featuring books by Laura Numeroff, plus cookie decorating and crafts.

-- March 28. 6 p.m. Purdue Memorial Union, North and South Ballrooms. Hospitality and Tourism Management presents the annual Black Tie Dinner. Part of the Life Inspired program by the College of Health and Human Sciences, this event will include a reception in the South Ballroom at 6 p.m. and a formal dinner at 7 p.m. in the North Ballroom. Tickets are available at the Black Tie Dinner website, and must be reserved by March 14. Registration is $200 per guest and $2000 per table of ten. For more information please visit the Life Inspired website and the Black Tie Dinner website.

-- March 31. 7 p.m. Stewart Center, Loeb Playhouse. Laurie Garrett will give the keynote speech of the annual Life Inspired showcase. She will discuss "Epidemics R' Us: Three Decades Inside Outbreaks," including Ebola, measles and vaccination. A public reception will follow the event, which is free and open to the public.

-- April 4. 12 p.m. Tippecanoe Arts Federation Grand Hall. Steam, contra dance band from Tucson, Arizona, will present a workshop. A collaboration between Purdue Convocations and Indiana Fiddlers for "Traditional Music Week" to celebrate traditional roots and acoustic music. Free and open to the public.

-- April 9. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stewart Center, Rooms 302 and 306. Introductory Composition Program and Professional Writing Program will host the annual writing showcase and awards ceremony featuring work by students and instructors. For more information, contact Stacy Nall, snall@purdue.edu

-- April 11. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. William Henry Harrison High School, 5701 N. 50 W., West Lafayette. Operation Heart health fair hosted by Purdue American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists. Free and open to the public.

** -- April 11. 6-10 p.m. Stewart Center, Loeb Playhouse. TEDxPurdueU, Purdue's independently organized TED conference will host its fourth annual event. Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m. and following the conference, a special post-event reception will be held for speakers and attendees at 10 p.m. in the Anvil, 320 North St., West Lafayette. Tickets cost $15 for students and $25 for the general public and are available for purchase at http://tedxpurdueu.com/.  See related news release.

-- April 15. 4:30 p.m. Purdue Memorial Union, Anniversary Drawing Room. Literary Awards pre-dinner reception, followed by the 2015 Literary Awards Banquet at 5:30 p.m. in the Purdue Memorial Union North Ballroom. Tickets are $25 for adults and $17 for students and can be purchased beginning in March in Heavilon Hall, Room 324. The banquet includes dinner, the Literary Awards ceremony and remarks from Roz Chast, storyteller and cartoonist regularly published in the New Yorker.

-- April 15. 6-8 p.m. NanoDays for Girl Scouts & Birck Families. April 16-17. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities for K-12. NanoDays: The Biggest Event for the Smallest Science. Birck Nanotechnology Center. NanoDays is a nationwide festival on nanoscale science and engineering activities for K-12 students. Co-sponsored by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network, NanoDays offers a host of fun, accessible educational programs to get students excited about nanoscale science and engineering. For more information, go to http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/nanotechnology/nanodays/

-- April 17. Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, in Discovery Park. Demo Day presentations by three finalists in The Boiler, an eight-week student-run business competition held by the Anvil for aspiring entrepreneurs. Winners will receive $5,000, $3,000 and $1,500 for first, second and third places. For more information see related news release.

-- April 18. 8:30 a.m. Ross-Ade Stadium. Purdue Challenge 5k run/walk for Purdue University Center for Cancer Research. Registration may be completed online or at the North end of Ross-Ade from 4-7 p.m. April 17 or 7-8 a.m. April 18. Until April 1 registration is $20 for students and $25 for non-students and after April 1 is $30 for all participants.

-- April 25. 6 p.m. Conrad hotel, 50 W. Washington St., Indianapolis. "Strong Families, Strong Communities" anniversary gala held by Purdue University's Center for Families  and Military Family Research Institute. Cocktail reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. dinner service. Registration is now open at the gala website.

 

EXHIBITS

** -- April 18. 4 p.m. Matthews, Room 210. Hayashiya Niraku, a Japanese paper cutting artist will perform Kamikiri, with a short lecture analysis by Professor Kazumi Hatasa prior to the performance.

-- Through April 25. Robert L. Ringel Gallery in Stewart Center. "Changing Landscapes" drawings, collage and mixed media pieces will be on exhibit. Robert L Ringel Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and until 8 p.m. on Thursdays. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Related news release.

-- Through April 25. Fountain Gallery, 330 Main St., Lafayette. "Natural Places: a NICHES Anniversary Celebration" photos will be on exhibit to celebrate the 20th anniversary of NICHES Land Trust and the 2800 acres of nature preserves along the Wabash River. Fountain Gallery is open noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Related news release.

-- March 31. 4-6 p.m. Native American Educational and Cultural Center, 503 Harrison St., West Lafayette. There will be an artist reception and gallery show for public viewing. Display by artist Shirley Brauker on the ceramics and cultural traditions of the Litter River Band of Ottawa People. More information here.

-- April 8. Black Cultural Center. Gordon Parks Ensemble Spring Exhibition "A Retrospective: Exploring Purdue Life Through a Black Lens." The Black Cultural Center is open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday.

 

LECTURES

-- March 30. 6 p.m. Stewart Center, Fowler Hall. "Championing Equality: LGBTQ Athletes and Allies" keynote speech delivered by Dr. Sue Rankin, followed by a responding panel including Dr. Heidi Lewis and current and former Purdue student athletes.

-- March 31. 3-4:30 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 313. Panel discussion by Purdue students and employees with disabilities to share their life, school and work experiences and things they wish people knew about disability. Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity and others in recognition of Disability Awareness Month. Related news release.

** -- March 31. 7:30 p.m. Armstrong Hall, Room 1010. Andrew Maner Lecture Series. Geoffrey D. Dabelko, professor and director of the Environmental Studies Program at the George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University, will present "Backdraft: The Conflict and Peace Potential of Responding to Climate Change."

-- April 1. 9-10 a.m. Purdue Police Department, TERY Conference Room, 205 S. Martin Jischke Drive. Tornado awareness workshop. To register, contact Mary Stair at 765-494-1424. Free and open to the public.

-- April 1. 6-7 p.m. Krannert Parrish Library, Corporate Study Room. Lecture presentation by artist Shirley Brauker who will discuss the cultural connection between her artwork and her tribal nation. Sponsored by the Native American Educational and Cultural Center.

-- April 2. 7:30 p.m. Krannert Auditorium, Room 140. Department of English and Creative Writing Program. 2014-2015 Literary Reading Series features Alice Friman. The event is free and open to the public.

-- April 3. 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Krannert Auditorium. Cheryl Snead, president, CEO and facility security officer for Banneker Industries, North Smithfield, Rhode Island, will give a Krannert School of Management Executive Forum talk. Free and open to the public as seating permits.

-- April 6. Tippecanoe County Extension Office, 3150 Sagamore Parkway S, Lafayette. Purdue Rainscaping Education Program will begin a pilot with the Purdue Master Gardener Program comprised of five weekly three-hour workshops including training sessions and educational service opportunities. Discounted registration cost is $25, with curriculum materials expected to be an additional $25. Register here by searching for the product code CW-FNR-9 or calling Purdue Extension's The Education Store at 888-398-4636. Related news release.

-- April 8. 9-10 a.m. Purdue Police Department, TERY Conference Room, 205 S. Martin Jischke Drive. Tornado awareness workshop. To register, contact Mary Stair at 765-494-1424. Free and open to the public.

** -- April 10. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Indiana Farm Bureau Assembly Hall A and B, 2225 S. East St., Indianapolis. Farmers market boot camp to help operators manage their business more effectively and better understand safety and health regulations. Participants must register by contacting Lori Jolly Brown at 765-494-1296 or ljollybr@purdue.edu. Lunch will be provided.

-- April 10. 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Krannert Auditorium. Breck Hanson, executive vice president of Associated Bank, Chicago, will give a Krannert School of Management Executive Forum talk. Free and open to the public as seating permits.

-- April 15. 9-10 a.m. Purdue Police Department, TERY Conference Room, 205 S. Martin Jischke Drive. Tornado awareness workshop. To register, contact Mary Stair at 765-494-1424. Free and open to the public.

-- April 15. 12:30 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 313. Jewish Studies Program. "'In the Abundance of Thy Lovingkindness': The Portuguese Synagogue of Amsterdam," presented by Lynn Parrish, Purdue graduate student in philosophy and classical literature.

** -- April 15. 7 p.m. Stewart Center, Fowler Hall. Three-Minute Thesis competition finalist presentations. Graduate students will present research in three minutes using a single, static PowerPoint slide.

-- April 15. 8 p.m. Loeb Playhouse, Stewart Center. 2015 Literary Awards presented by the Department of English will feature a reading by Roz Chast, storyteller and cartoonist, of her work. The reading is free and open to the public.

-- April 16. 6:30 p.m. Stewart Center, Fowler Hall. "The Rules of Writing and When to Break Them," by Harlan Coben, mystery and thriller author whose last six novels debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times Best Seller List. Coben will discuss writing tips, inspiration and how-tos. Part of the Presidential Lecture Series presented by Purdue Convocations. Free and open to the public as seating permits.

-- April 17. 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Krannert Auditorium. Ana Romero, global GIS project manager for Whirlpool Corp., Benton Harbor, Michigan, will give a Krannert School of Management Executive Forum talk. Free and open to the public as seating permits.

** -- April 21. 5:30 p.m. Purdue Memorial Union, West Faculty Lounge. Sears Lecture Series and the Department of Political Science will present "Women's Rights Have No Country: National, Transnational and International Politics of Women’s Human Rights," featuring Lisa Baldez, director of the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning; Maylei Blackwell, associate professor in Chicana and Chicano Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles; Amy Elman, professor of political science and the William Weber Chair of Social Science at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan; and Anne Marie Goetz, clinical professor at the Center for Global Affairs in New York University who is on sabbatical from U.N. Women, where she served as chief adviser on women peace and security.

-- April 24. 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Krannert Auditorium. Dave Pericak, director of global performance vehicles for Ford Motor Co., will give a Krannert School of Management Executive Forum talk. Free and open to the public as seating permits.

** -- April 29. 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Beck Agricultural Center, 4540 U.S. 52 W, West Lafayette. "An Introduction to Starting a Specialty Food Business in Indiana." Workshop will provide knowledge, contacts and resources through lectures and question-and-answer sessions with speakers and entrepreneurs. Registration is $100 per person, which includes a binder of information, lunch and refreshments in the morning and afternoon. The registration deadline is April 22 and the form can be found online. Related news release.

 

Compiled by Greg McClure, 765-496-9711, gmcclure@purdue.edu  

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