January 17, 2020

Purdue events calendar

EDITORS: This calendar lists events on Purdue's West Lafayette campus or involving people or programs off campus during the upcoming weeks. Events are free, except where noted, and are open to news media coverage.  

Events in this calendar, plus many others, are listed in Purdue's online calendar at http://calendar.purdue.edu

 

ENTERTAINMENT

      -- March 10, 7:30-9 p.m. in Stewart Center’s Loeb Playhouse. Joint Performance by the Morehouse and Purdue glee clubs. This event is free, but general admission tickets will be required and will be available from the Purdue box offices at a later date.

EVENTS

      -- Jan. 20: Day of Service honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Volunteers will celebrate King’s legacy by serving with local community service agencies and the United Way of Greater Lafayette. Student organizations can sign up to be matched with volunteer opportunities by emailing Vanessa Pacheco at vpacheco@purdue.edu.

 

LECTURES

      -- Jan. 22, 7 p.m., Stewart Center’s Loeb Playhouse. Democracy, Civility, and Freedom of Expression event: 83rd U.S. AG Loretta Lynch, ex-Sen. Jeff Flake headline MLK Jr. events at Purdue. Loretta Lynch, who served as the nation’s 83rd attorney general, and former U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake will be the keynote speakers at this year’s Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at Purdue University. This event is free, but general admission tickets will be required and will be available starting Monday (Jan. 13) at the Purdue box offices, located in Stewart Center and at Pao Hall, and online.

       -- Feb. 19, 6 p.m., Stewart Center’s Loeb Playhouse. Democracy, Civility and Freedom of Expression panel discussion: "Religion, Polarization, and the Public Space." Panelists include Arun Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and president of the Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute; Sarah Hurwitz, who served as a speechwriter to former first lady Michelle Obama and recently wrote “Here All Along: A Reintroduction to Judaism” about her rediscovery of Judaism; Ron Reagan, who identifies as an atheist, the son of the late President Ronald Reagan and former radio host and commentator; Reza Aslan, an Iranian-American scholar of religious studies, writer and television host; and Amy Goodman, a host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, who will serve as the moderator.

       -- March 31, 6 p.m., Stewart Center’s Loeb Playhouse. Democracy, Civility and Freedom of Expression panel discussion: "The Role of the Media in Democracy Now." Panelists include Mara Liasson, national political correspondent for National Public Radio; Juan Williams, political analyst with Fox News and award-winning columnist and author; and Soledad O’Brien, broadcast journalist and executive producer. This event is free, but general admission tickets will be required and will be available from the Purdue box offices at a later date.

Compiled by Brian Peloza, 765-496-9711, bpeloza@purdue.edu

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