Purdue Events Calendar

February 12, 2016  


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          

-- Feb. 14. 3 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. "Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School," presented by Purdue Convocations. Performance also includes a pre-show activity, a Valentine's Day craft project, free for ticket holders at 2 p.m. in Stewart Center west lobby. The performance, based on Barbara Park's book series, will last approximately 60 minutes and is recommended for children in grades K-5. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 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 800-914-SHOW. Group tickets are also available to groups of 10 more. Call 765-496-1977 for more details or visit https://purdue.edu/convocations/group-sales/. Related news release.

-- Feb. 16. 7-9 p.m. Beering Hall, Room 2290. "Pete Seeger, The Power of Song." Film will be followed by a discussion. Organized by the Committee on Peace Studies.

-- Feb. 18. 7:30 p.m. Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse. "A Moon for the Misbegotten." Presented by Purdue Convocations. Performance includes a pre-show discussion at 6:30 p.m. in Stewart Center, Room 310, with Tom Adler, professor emeritus of English at Purdue, who will discuss the Eugene O'Neil play. Tickets are $30 for adults and $22 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 800-914-SHOW. Group tickets are also available to groups of 10 more. Call 765-496-1977 for more details or visit https://purdue.edu/convocations/group-sales/. Related news release.

-- Feb. 20. 7 p.m. Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse. Concert by composer Philip Glass and four pianists, who will bring to life "The Complete Piano Etudes." Presented by Purdue Convocations, concert includes a pre-show discussion at 6 p.m. in Stewart Center, Room 279, with pianist and composer Judd Danby. He will discuss Glass's compositional approaches and "The Complete Piano Etudes." Tickets are $45-75 for adults and $35-75 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 800-914-SHOW. Group tickets are also available to groups of 10 more. Call 765-496-1977 for more details or visit https://purdue.edu/convocations/group-sales/. Related news release.

-- Feb. 23. 7-9 p.m. Beering Hall, Room 2290. "Joan Baez, How Sweet the Sound." Film will be followed by a discussion. Organized by the Committee on Peace Studies.

-- Feb. 25 7 p.m. Black Cultural Center, 1100 Third St. BCC Coffee House, featuring BCC's Performing Arts Ensembles.

-- Feb. 27. 8 p.m. Lafayette Theater, 600 Main St., Lafayette. Concert by Convocations artist-in-residence Meklit Hadero, a folk-jazz-global roots singer, musician and cultural activist. Presented by Purdue Convocations, the Office of the Provost and the BCC. Tickets are $18-25. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.purdue.edu/convocations/event/meklit/

** -- March 4. 8 p.m.  Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse. Purdue Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestra concert. Free and open to the public.

-- April 14. 7:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Concert by Panic! At the Disco, presented by Purdue Student Concert Committee with support from the Student Fee Advisory Board. Ticket information: General Public tickets are $49 and $39, and student tickets are $35 (limit of six tickets per person). Students may place group orders, for groups of 10 or more, by calling 765-494-3933 by 5 p.m. Feb. 1. Orders will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis until tickets are unavailable. 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. Feb. 4 at the Stewart Center box office or at 765-494-3933. Purdue students will receive an email on how to buy tickets online. Tickets for the general public go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 5 through convocations.org/tickets or by phone at 765-494-3933. Related news release.

EVENTS

-- Feb. 19-21. Midwest Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Ally College Conference 2016: Introspection at the Crossroads. Conference registration is available online for $85 though Feb. 10. Onsite registration is $100. The three-day conference requires registration, but the "The Legacy of Matthew Shepard" talk by Judy Shepard is free and open to the public. Shepard is the mother of Matthew Shepard and a LGBTQIA+ rights advocate and will speak 6-7 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Elliott Hall of Music. The Crossroad Coalition, a Purdue University student organization, is hosting the event and working in collaboration with the LGBTQ Center at Purdue and the Purdue Student Leadership Initiative. MBLGTACC 2016 is sponsored by PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, General Motors and Purdue's offices of the Provost and Dean of Students.

EXHIBITS

-- Through March 31. Black Cultural Center, 1100 Third St. Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Firsts Panel Exhibition." The exhibit presents historical information and captures key animation art images from the late 1960s and the 1970s. Included are Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, the Jackson Five, School House Rock and 1970s morning cartoons that featured positive black characters.

-- Through February. Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, 102 S. 10th St., Lafayette. "Ambiguous Reflections of Race and Identity: A Question of Color," by artist Gerald Griffin. Griffin, a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, owns Griffin Fine Art and Interior Design. The exhibitions are presented in cooperation with the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette. Griffin also will be featured in an "Art Talk" at 4 p.m. Feb. 4 in the BCC Multipurpose Room.

-- Through Feb. 20. Robert L. Ringel Gallery in Stewart Center. "Sixty Square Inches: 18th North American Small Print Exhibition." The exhibit presents a current review of North American printmakers working within a format of less than 60 square inches in image area, as delineated in the title of the show. These small works present the viewer with an intimate experience and invite close attention to the visual message. From 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 14, Purdue Galleries will host an opening reception and "print talk" in the Ringel gallery, with additional notable prints from the Galleries collection. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and until 8 p.m. on Thursday. All Purdue Galleries exhibitions and events are free and open to the public. Related news release.

-- Through Feb. 20. Fountain Gallery, 330 Main St., Lafayette, in the Perrin Building. "360 Degrees of Separation." The exhibit suggests both a circle and the global nature and provenance of the ceramic artists who are participating in this show. Chosen from countries all over the world, the common denominator for the artists' selection is having spent a residency at the Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Skaelskor, Denmark. The gallery is open noon to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. All Purdue Galleries exhibitions and events are free and open to the public. Related news release.

 LECTURES

-- Feb. 18. 4-5 p.m., Stewart Center, Room 302/306. Francis Robicheaux, professor of physics and astronomy, will present "What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions," by Randall Munroe. Books and Coffee series presented by Department of English and Purdue Student Union Board.

** -- Feb. 18. 6 p.m. Lafayette Brewing Company, 622 Main St., Lafayette. Science on Tap. Jackie Linnes, an assistant professor from the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, will talk about the current and future advancements that are making health care accessible around the world. The talk also will shine the spotlight on point of care molecular diagnostics in light of the ongoing Zika virus outbreak. The talk is free and open to those 21 and older. Related news release.

-- Feb. 19. 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m., Beering Hall, Room 2290. Guests are welcome as seating allows. GS 300 LA Influentials. Bridgett Epp, vice president of sales, fine wine and education at Wente Family Estates and a 1982 graduate with a bachelor's degree in communication.

** -- Feb. 22. 6 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 214. W.E.B. DuBois Annual Pan-African Lecture. "The Slave Ship: Race, Terror and Resistance," by Marcus Rediker, distinguished professor of Atlantic history at the University of Pittsburgh. African American Studies & Research Center and Global Studies Program.

-- Feb. 25. 4-5 p.m., Purdue Memorial Union South Ballroom. Sandor Goodhart, professor of English, will present "All the Light We Cannot See," by Anthony Doerr. Books and Coffee series presented by Department of English and Purdue Student Union Board.

-- Feb. 26. 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m., Beering Hall, Room 2290. Guests are welcome as seating allows. GS 300 LA Influentials. Shane Hageman, president of Hageman Group and 2008 graduate with a bachelor's degree in political science and agricultural economics and 2012 graduate with a master's degree in food and agribusiness management.

-- March 2. 7 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 302. Tamara Winfrey Harris, author of "The Sisters Are Alright; Changing the Broken Narrative for Black Women in America," will speak. Harris specializes in the intersection of race and gender with politics and pop culture.

-- March 4. 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m., Beering Hall, Room 2290. Guests are welcome as seating allows. GS 300 LA Influentials. Adrienne Eckert Petersen, CEO of Skirt PR and 2000 graduate with a bachelor's degree in communication and media studies.

-- March 11. 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m., Beering Hall, Room 2290. Guests are welcome as seating allows. GS 300 LA Influentials. Wally Brant, CEO of Indiana Oxygen Co. and a 1971 graduate with a bachelor's degree in history.

-- March 23. 12:30 p.m., Stewart Center, Room 313. Joyce Field, emerita JewishGen vice president of research and data acquisition, will present "Zachor: Jewish Genealogy as Discovery and Remembrance of a Lost World." Purdue Jewish Studies Program 2016 lectures.

** -- March 25. 11:30 a.m. Beering Hall, Room 2290. Guests are welcome as seating allows. GS 300 LA Influentials. Dale Pupillo, retired assistant director of the U.S. Secret Service and a 1976 Purdue graduate with a bachelor's degree in political science.

  

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

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