February 18, 2019

Events this week

Here is a list of events happening Feb. 18-24, 2019, at the West Lafayette campus. Additional information below: exhibitions; ticket purchasing information.

Other Purdue Today calendar documents
Events for the next 4 weeks (events and exhibitions)
Ongoing series and opportunities
Deadlines for faculty and staff

 

Monday, Feb. 18

-- National Engineers Week. See featured lecture under Thursday.

-- Pop-up clinic: “High, Low, or Just Right?” Measurements of, explanations about blood pressure, blood sugar levels, blood oxygen levels. Organizer: College of Health and Human Sciences. 10 a.m.-noon. Center for Family Health in Lyles-Porter Hall. Article

-- “How We Think” forum. Organizer: Honors College. Topic: “Twin Landing of the Falcons.” At these forums, a faculty member will discuss a common thing to showcase what that person’s field has to say about it. The subject this time is the synchronized landing of twin SpaceX Falcon heavy rockets. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Honors College and Residences North, Honors Hall. Event

Tuesday, Feb. 19

-- Green Zone Training. For faculty and staff. Organizer: Veterans Success Center. Topic: How best to serve veteran and military students. 9-11 a.m. Lawson Computer Science Building, Room 1142. Registration required; article has link. (Also April 10; Green Zone student panel, March 22)

-- "Did You Know? Information About Resources on Campus" information session. For faculty, staff and students. Panel on “Teaching Resources: Emphasis on Undergraduates.” Organizer of session and series: Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence. Noon-1:30 p.m. PMU, West Faculty Lounge. Lunch will be provided. Article including panelists’ names and link to registration (required)

-- Lecture: "Architecture and Structural Design in the Computational Age." William (Bill) Baker on his role in constructing the world's tallest building. Organizer: College of Engineering. 4:30-6 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. Event

-- Career challenges faced by students with disabilities: presentation and panel. Organizers: Disability Resource Center; Center for Career Opportunities; with Indiana-based Initiative for Empowerment and Economic Independence. 6:30-8 p.m. WALC, Room 2087. Article

Wednesday, Feb. 20

-- Last day to participate in survey about living, working, playing and visiting Greater Lafayette. Organizer: Greater Lafayette Marketing Coalition. Article with link to survey

-- Data Science Consulting Service presentation. Information about new service at Purdue. Organizers: Integrative Data Science Initiative; College of Science. Presenter: Guang Lin, center director and professor. 1:30-3 p.m. Potter Engineering Center, Fu Room (Room 234). Article

-- President's Colloquia event. For faculty only, by registration. Randy W. Roberts, Distinguished Professor of History and 150th Anniversary Professor, on “Writing Lives.” 4-6 p.m. Westwood, the presidential home. Article with link for registering (other dates: March 21, April 17)

-- "Bryant Terry, Chef Food Justice: At the Intersection of Food, Politics, Poverty, and Public Health." Terry is an African-American eco-chef whose interactive presentation shows how healthful eating, poverty, sustainability and structural racism connect, and an author. 6-8 p.m. Marriott Hall, Demo Kitchen. Event

-- “An Evening with Ted Allen.” Allen is a Purdue alumnus and host of Food Network’s “Chopped.” Moderated conversation with audience Q&A. Part of the 150th year Giant Leaps Series. 6:30-8 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. News release

-- Collaboration concert: Students in Purdue Musical Organizations’ University Choir with the St. Tom’s Chorale. 7 p.m. St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Center, 535 W. State St. Free. PMO

Thursday, Feb. 21

-- Purdue Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series. Two events. "Water Quality, Microbiology, and Public Health." Joan B. Rose, the Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research, departments of Fisheries and Wildlife and of Crops and Soil Sciences, Michigan State University. Organizers: College of Engineering; Environmental and Ecological Engineering; and Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. Seminar: 9:30-11:45 a.m., Pfendler Hall, Deans Auditorium (Room 241). Includes panel, 10:45-11:45 a.m., same location. Distinguished series

-- Books and Coffee series (69th annual). Week 3 of 4. Janet Alsup, professor and department head of curriculum and instruction, on Tara Westover's "Educated: A Memoir." Organizers: Department of English and Purdue Student Union Board. 4-4:30 p.m.: Refreshments. 4:30-4:55 p.m.: Talk. STEW, Rooms 302-306. Prize drawing at end of each event available to those present. Series with links to weekly details

-- David Finckel, cello, and Wu Han, piano. Also creative directors for the Lincoln Center. Chamber music. Organizer: Purdue Convocations. 7:30 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Tickets $22-$28. Pre-show discussion with WBAA’s Greg Kostraba at 6:30 p.m. in PMU, 1869 Tap Room. Event

-- "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" by William Shakespeare. Purdue Theatre. Directed by Richard Sullivan Lee, associate professor of theatre. This early comedy shows two young men, at court to learn mannerly ways, competing for the ruler's daughter. 7:30 p.m. Pao Hall, Nancy T. Hansen Theatre. Performances also at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22, 23; also at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 24. Tickets: public, $19.50; student, $12.50; senior (62+), $15.50. Theatre season

-- Young the Giant on Mirror Master Tour, with Sure Sure. Various types of rock music. Organizer: Purdue Convocations with Student Concert Committee. 7:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Tickets: $25-$35; VIP, $139. Event

Friday, Feb. 22

-- 40th annual Bridge Bust. Organizer: Lyles School of Civil Engineering. Competition for area high school students. All day. PMU, North Ballroom.

-- Seminars on data science and digital agriculture. Ranveer Chandra, principal researcher at Microsoft, on Microsoft’s FarmBeats platform for digital agriculture and data streaming and the development of TV whitespace for data transmission. Organizer: College of Agriculture. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Pfendler Hall, Deans Auditorium (Room 241). (Other seminar dates: March 22, April 19, May 24.) Article

-- BCC Coffee House. Featuring Black Cultural Center Performing Arts Ensembles. 7 p.m. At BCC, Room MP1. (Also Saturday.)  News release listing BCC events

-- "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" by William Shakespeare. Purdue Theatre. Directed by Richard Sullivan Lee, associate professor of theatre. This early comedy shows two young men, at court to learn mannerly ways, competing for the ruler's daughter. 7:30 p.m. Pao Hall, Nancy T. Hansen Theatre. Performances also at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23; also at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 24. Tickets: public, $19.50; student, $12.50; senior (62+), $15.50. Theatre season

-- "Stomp." Broadway music, dance, family show. Organizer: Purdue Convocations. 8 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Tickets: $25-$45. Event

-- Guitar & Saxophone Ensemble, Purdue Tower of Power Band, and AMRE. Organizer: Purdue Bands & Orchestras. AMRE is American Music Repertory Ensemble, adding vocals to Bands' lineup. 8-10 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse.

Saturday, Feb. 23

-- Swimming and diving (men). Day 1 of 2. First Chance meet vs. Indiana. All day. Burke Aquatic Center. Free. Men

-- Boilermaker Ball. Organizer: Purdue Alumni Association. Theme: "Giant Leap Forward." 5:30 p.m.: Cocktails and silent auction; 6:45 p.m.: Call to dinner; 7 p.m.: Entertainment, remarks, introductions; 7:15 p.m.: Dinner; 8 p.m.: Live entertainment and dancing with music by Endless Summer Band; ends at midnight. Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, 350 W. Maryland St. in downtown Indianapolis. Cost: Association member, $175; nonmember, $225; recent grads (within five years),  $140 for association members, $175 for nonmembers; benefactor option for a table available. Reservation required; URL: www.boilermakerball.org

-- BCC Coffee House. Featuring Black Cultural Center Performing Arts Ensembles. 7 p.m. At BCC, Room MP1. News release listing BCC events

-- "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" by William Shakespeare. Purdue Theatre. Directed by Richard Sullivan Lee, associate professor of theatre. This early comedy shows two young men, at court to learn mannerly ways, competing for the ruler's daughter. 7:30 p.m. Pao Hall, Nancy T. Hansen Theatre. Performance also at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 24. Tickets: public, $19.50; student, $12.50; senior (62+), $15.50. Theatre season

Sunday, Feb. 24

-- Swimming and diving (men). Day 2 of 2. First Chance meet vs. Indiana. All day. Burke Aquatic Center. Free. Men

-- College Goal Sunday. Statewide locations to help high schoolers and parents with FAFSA and other aspects of financial aid. Organizer: Indiana Student Financial Aid Association. FAFSA online and Spanish interpreter available at this site. 2 p.m. www.collegegoalsunday.org | Article

-- "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" by William Shakespeare. Purdue Theatre. Directed by Richard Sullivan Lee, associate professor of theatre. This early comedy shows two young men, at court to learn mannerly ways, competing for the ruler's daughter. 7:30 p.m. Pao Hall, Nancy T. Hansen Theatre. This is the final performance for this production. Tickets: public, $19.50; student, $12.50; senior (62+), $15.50. Theatre season

-- Jack London's "Call of the Wild." Family theatre; multimedia. Organizer: Purdue Convocations. 3 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Tickets: $10-$15. Pre-show activity at 2 p.m. in STEW, west lobby; learn about the story, meet trained service dogs through the College of Veterinary Medicine's Pets for People Club. Event

-- “208 Seconds: A Lifetime of Lessons.” Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, alumnus and pilot in the “Miracle on the Hudson” emergency landing of a commercial airliner with 155 aboard. This Giant Leaps Series event is one of many in Purdue’s 150 Years of Giant Leaps sesquicentennial celebration. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.; event at 6:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. NOTE: Security will check all bags. News release

 

EXHIBITIONS

-- "Southern Roots" by Sandra Bridges. Organized with Black Cultural Center. Dec. 14-March 3. A deja vu experience through endearing and contemplative paintings. Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, 102 S. 10th St., Lafayette. Free. Hours: 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. daily except major holidays. BCC | Museum

-- Exhibitions in the Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries, Pao Hall. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday (except holidays, and closing at 5 p.m. on final day of an exhibition).
     * Paintings from India: Historical and Modern. Feb. 11-22. Reception at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 14.
     * Lobyn Hamilton Solo Exhibition. Feb. 18-22. Reception at 6 p.m. Feb. 21.

-- Archives and Special Collections: "Around the World in 150 Years: Purdue’s International Footprint." Jan. 10-March 8. Items representing international students at Purdue over the decades. Blog. Semester hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center, fourth floor, STEW (enter from HSSE Library). The library also has online exhibitions.

-- Lawson Computer Science Building. Second floor: "Experience Color: Algorithm & Expression" by Petronio Bendito, associate professor of visual and performing arts. Third floor: "The Intersection of Art and Science" curated by Bendito and Tim Korb, retired assistant head of the Department of Computer Science. Open during building hours. News release

 

TICKETS

Events are free unless noted (except that conference registrations may be omitted here); some performance and athletic events are marked "free" for clarity. Ticket prices are for single events unless stated otherwise. For information about series, seasons, packages, discounts, groups, promotions at games, etc., see the URLs in the next two paragraphs.

For varsity athletics tickets, go online; or call the Athletic Ticket Office, 765-494-3194 or 800-49-SPORT [497-7678]; or visit the office in the Mackey Complex facing Northwestern Avenue. The office is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and before ticketed events at Mackey Arena, Ross-Ade Stadium, and Holloway Gymnasium in the Brees Center. For ticketed sports events at other Purdue venues, tickets will be on sale before the event at the venue. Gameday promotions in association with varsity events

For Purdue Convocations and Purdue Theatre events and some others as announced, go to a campus box office or call 765-494-3933 or 800-914-SHOW [914-7469]. Hours (during semester):

* Loeb Playhouse box office (west lobby, Stewart Center): 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Also open two hours before ticketed events in that building.
* Elliott Hall box office (lower level, northeast end by Hovde Hall): open two hours before ticketed events in that building.
* Pao Hall box office (first floor southeast): 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Also open two hours before ticketed events in that building.


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