September 20, 2021

Events for the coming weeks

In support of the Protect Purdue Plan, event guidelines are available to help ensure the health and safety of the campus community. Be aware of those guidelines, which may change as circumstances change, and what is expected from event organizers and those attending. All Intercollegiate Athletics events will follow NCAA and conference rules and guidelines.

* Protect Purdue website
* Protect Purdue Health Center: Reachable 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 765-496-4636 or 833-571-1043 and pressing option “1.” For all faculty, staff and students if they have concern about symptoms of or exposure to COVID-19.

Here is an early list of events happening at the West Lafayette campus in the four weeks (Monday through Sunday) after the current week. Event information submitted to Purdue Today will be added each Monday. Events are free and open to everyone unless otherwise indicated. Additional information below: exhibitions; intercollegiate sports; ticket purchasing.

Other Purdue Today calendar documents
Events this week (events and exhibitions)
Ongoing series and opportunities
Deadlines for faculty and staff

 

WEEK 1: Sept. 27-Oct. 3
WEEK 2: Oct. 4-10
WEEK 3: Oct. 11-17
WEEK 4: Oct. 18-24

 

WEEK 1: Sept. 27-Oct. 3

Monday, Sept. 27

-- Interactive virtual reading program: Meet and greet with author. Organizers: Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center; Brian Lamb School of Communication; West Lafayette Public Library. Book: “The Land of Big Numbers,” short stories by Te-Ping Chen. 6 p.m. ET. Virtual event. Registration required. Questions: aaarcc@purdue.edu. AAARCC events

-- An Evening with Kim Haas. Haas is a TV producer and host of PBS’ “Afro-Latino Travels with Kim Haas.” Organizers: Numerous centers, departments and schools. Program will include discussion of cultures and travels, plus a screening of one of Haas’ episodes. 6-7:30 p.m. Electrical Engineering Building, Room 170. Registration available.

Tuesday, Sept. 28

-- Steps to Leaps Discussion and Dialogues session. Geared toward faculty and staff. This session: "Supporting Networks With Faculty Members in Residential Life." 9-10 a.m. ET. Via Webex. To register, click on the event title in the news story about Steps to Leaps Discussion and Dialogues. (Other fall sessions on Oct. 19, 28; Nov. 4, 12; Dec. 1.) Steps to Leaps

-- Verbal De-escalation training. Organizer: Purdue Police Department. 9-11 a.m. ET. Conducted online. Minimum age 18. Note: This is session 1 of 3 sessions offering the same training during September. Registration required. Article about Verbal De-escalation in September

-- Homecoming event: Virtual Boilermaker Boulevard. 8 p.m. Virtual event. Campus updates, followed by choice of interactive booths by campus units and student organizations. Homecoming, Sept. 28

Wednesday, Sept. 29

-- “Essential Insurance for Smart Life Planning” workshop. Organizer: Human Resources. Presenter: Representatives of Securian Financial, Purdue’s provider of certain insurance coverage. This workshop supports the financial wellness pillar of the Healthy Boiler Program. Noon-1 p.m. ET. Virtual event. Register by Sept. 28. News story about insurance planning workshop

-- Verbal De-escalation training. Organizer: Purdue Police Department. 1-3 p.m. ET. Conducted online. Minimum age 18. Note: This is session 2 of 3 sessions offering the same training during September. Registration required. Article about Verbal De-escalation in September

-- Shared Governance Task Force listening session 4. For the Purdue community. 3-4 p.m. ET. Via Zoom. NOTES: 1) Those registered for the Aug. 18 date do not need to re-register and will receive an Outlook calendar invitation. 2) Others can register until 5 p.m. Sept. 28. More information, FAQs, and summaries from each of the three previous listening sessions are available on the Restructure Website.

Thursday, Sept. 30

-- Last day for discounted registration for Boilermaker Half-Marathon & 5K using Human Resources’ 50% discount offer under the Healthy Boiler Program. Offer available for both half-marathon ($30 plus processing fee) and 5K ($15 plus processing fee); discount code is in news story about Half-Marathon & 5K. (Event is on Oct. 16; all registrations including participants and volunteers end at 8 a.m. Oct. 15.) Register on event website.

-- Purdue Farmers Market. Host: Purdue Campus Planning, Architecture and Sustainability; with Greater Lafayette Commerce. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 28. Memorial Mall. Protect Purdue protocols will be observed; see news story about farmers market for details.

-- Verbal De-escalation training. Organizer: Purdue Police Department. 2-4 p.m. ET. Conducted online. Minimum age 18. Note: This is session 3 of 3 sessions offering the same training during September. Registration required. Article about Verbal De-escalation in September

-- “Choir! Choir! Choir!” Day 1 of 2. Led by Nobu and Daveed. Organizer: Purdue Convocations with Purdue Student Concert Committee. This is a featured event of Homecoming Week. Each of three performances (also Friday) will feature a different song and theme. Theme for this performance: “The Beatles’ Jukebox.” 7:30 p.m. Slayter Center. Free to attend. No tickets required. Purdue Convocations | Choir! Choir! Choir!

-- "Sweat" by Lynn Nottage. Purdue Theatre. Directed by William P. Caise, assistant director/interim director of the Black Cultural Center. Things change for chummy longtime factory workers when layoffs come and picket lines rise around racial and economic tensions. 7:30 p.m. Pao Hall, Nancy T. Hansen Theatre; in-person and digital recording options. Performances also, with in-person and digital recording options, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1, 2. Also at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 3. (Any pandemic policies on gatherings will apply.) Tickets: public, $19.50; student, $12.50; senior (62+), $15.50. Season subscriptions available. Theatre season | Season brochure

Friday, Oct. 1

-- Homecoming event: Free Ride Friday. Organizer: Purdue Reamer Club. Noon-5 p.m. Outside west end of STEW. Ride the Boilermaker Special. No registration.

-- “Choir! Choir! Choir!” Day 2 of 2. Led by Nobu and Daveed. Organizer: Purdue Convocations with Purdue Student Concert Committee. This is a featured event of Homecoming Week. Each performance will feature a different song and theme. 6 p.m. theme: “Don’t Stop Believin’ in the ‘80s” (before Homecoming parade). 9 p.m. theme: “I Want It That 2000s Pop Way” (after parade). Slayter Center. Free to attend. No tickets required. Purdue Convocations | Choir! Choir! Choir!

-- "Sweat" by Lynn Nottage. Purdue Theatre. Directed by William P. Caise, assistant director/interim director of the Black Cultural Center. Things change for chummy longtime factory workers when layoffs come and picket lines rise around racial and economic tensions. 7:30 p.m. Pao Hall, Nancy T. Hansen Theatre; in-person and digital recording options. Performances also, with in-person and digital recording options, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2. Also at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 3. (Any pandemic policies on gatherings will apply.) Tickets: public, $19.50; student, $12.50; senior (62+), $15.50. Season subscriptions available. Theatre season | Season brochure

-- Homecoming Parade. Organizer: Purdue Student Union Board. 8 p.m. State Street plus; route and map to come. Also available by livestream. Homecoming, Oct. 1

Saturday, Oct. 2

-- Homecoming event: Boilermaker Boulevard. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Stadium Mall, Purdue Mall, Memorial Mall. Tents and such by many units from around campus. Map to come. Homecoming, Oct. 2

-- Homecoming music: Thrill on the Hill. By Purdue’s “All-American” Marching Band. Organizer: Bands & Orchestras. 10:30 a.m. Slayter Center. No registration.

-- Football vs. Minnesota. Homecoming. Noon. Ross-Ade Stadium. Football | Schedule | Tickets

-- "Sweat" by Lynn Nottage. Purdue Theatre. Directed by William P. Caise, assistant director/interim director of the Black Cultural Center. Things change for chummy longtime factory workers when layoffs come and picket lines rise around racial and economic tensions. 7:30 p.m. Pao Hall, Nancy T. Hansen Theatre; in-person and digital recording options. Performance also, with in-person and digital recording options, at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 3. (Any pandemic policies on gatherings will apply.) Tickets: public, $19.50; student, $12.50; senior (62+), $15.50. Season subscriptions available. Theatre season | Season brochure

Sunday, Oct. 3

-- "Sweat" by Lynn Nottage. Purdue Theatre. Directed by William P. Caise, assistant director/interim director of the Black Cultural Center. Things change for chummy longtime factory workers when layoffs come and picket lines rise around racial and economic tensions. 2:30 p.m. Pao Hall, Nancy T. Hansen Theatre; in-person and digital recording options. This is the last performance of this production. (Any pandemic policies on gatherings will apply.) Tickets: public, $19.50; student, $12.50; senior (62+), $15.50. Season subscriptions available. Theatre season | Season brochure

 

WEEK 2: Oct. 4-10

Monday, Oct. 4

-- Purdue United Way Campaign special event: Silent online auction Oct. 4-29. Donations made to the campaign through Nov. 17 will count toward this year’s total. Purdue UW website | United Way news story with event details, donation instructions and a link for this event.

Tuesday, Oct. 5

-- Drop-in conversation on several leadership roles. For faculty, staff and students. A Support Circle WEN-U Drop-in organized by the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence. Format is 30 minutes of panel remarks and 60 minutes on discussion of vignettes on how panelists’ leadership shows up. Noon-1:30 p.m. ET. Offered in person at Dauch Alumni Center and by livestream. See news story about Drop-in for registration and information about the panel.

Wednesday, Oct. 6

-- QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training. For faculty, staff and students. Session 4 of 10 during fall semester. Organizer: Office of the Dean of Students. 2-4 p.m. Knoy Hall, Room B019. Registration needed. Article on QPR with registration link and schedule

Thursday, Oct. 7

-- Purdue Farmers Market. Host: Purdue Campus Planning, Architecture and Sustainability; with Greater Lafayette Commerce. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 28. Memorial Mall. Protect Purdue protocols will be observed; see news story about farmers market for details.

-- Provost’s Conversation: “Transformative Education 2.0.” Virtual event with panel led by Jay Akridge, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and diversity. To submit a question in advance, go to the Transformative Education 2.0 website. Event at 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET; to join livestream, go to same link. News story about Provost’s Conversation with list of panelists and facts about the topic, which is one of Purdue’s five Next Moves.

-- Purdue Convocations’ Party of the Season. Unveiling of the spring 2022 season, 7:30 p.m. PMU, South Ballroom. Tickets: $25. Purdue Convocations party

Saturday, Oct. 9

-- Unofficial start of October break. No classes Oct. 11-12.

 

WEEK 3: Oct. 11-17

Monday, Oct. 11

-- October break. No classes Monday or Tuesday. Offices open. Academic calendar

Tuesday, Oct. 12

-- October break. No classes Monday or Tuesday. Offices open. Academic calendar

Wednesday, Oct. 13

-- Conference for Assistant Professors. Day 1 of 2. Organizers: Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence; Office of the Provost. Theme: "Institutional Resources to Soar to Promotion.” 8 a.m. check-in. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ET program beginning in PMU, South Ballroom and virtually. (On Thursday, 8:15 a.m.-1 p.m.) Attendance can be in person or virtual. Registration is free for all Purdue faculty, postdocs, and graduate students using code obtainable at butlercenter@purdue.edu. (Registration for others has a cost.) News story about Oct. 13-14 conference | Conference website

-- QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training. For faculty, staff and students. Session 5 of 10 during fall semester. Organizer: Office of the Dean of Students. 9-11 a.m. Lilly Hall, Room 3418. Registration needed. Article on QPR with registration link and schedule

Thursday, Oct. 14

-- Conference for Assistant Professors. Day 2 of 2. See listing under Wednesday.

-- Mental Health First Aid course. For adults. This is session 3 of 8 sessions on campus for fall semester. Organizer: Office of the Dean of Students; Steps to Leaps Initiative. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; in-person, location TBA on registration page. Registration is limited in number. Article about MHFA (This training is available throughout Indiana from Purdue Extension.)

-- Purdue Farmers Market. Host: Purdue Campus Planning, Architecture and Sustainability; with Greater Lafayette Commerce. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 28. Memorial Mall. Protect Purdue protocols will be observed; see news story about farmers market for details.

-- Film showing: “Frida: Viva la Vida” (2019, documentary, 90 min., Spanish and English). Organizer: Purdue Convocations. A look at the different sides of the life of famed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. 7:30 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. Tickets: $6-$10. Convocations event | Movie

Friday, Oct. 15

-- Packet pickup for Boilermaker Half-Marathon & 5K. Noon-8 p.m. Location TBA. Packet pickup also available 6-8 a.m. Saturday (event day) north of Ross-Ade Stadium. News story about Half-Marathon & 5K | Event website

Saturday, Oct. 16

-- Boilermaker Half-Marathon & 5K. Benefit for the Purdue Athletes Life Success Program (PALS). Half-marathon starts at 8 a.m., and 5K at 8:10 a.m., north of Ross-Ade Stadium. (Registration ended at 8 a.m. Oct. 15.) Kids Fun Run at 10:30 a.m.; no registration. News story about Half-Marathon & 5K including training resources | Event website including parking, restroom, gear check and route information.

-- Mental Health First Aid course. For adults. This is session 4 of 8 sessions on campus for fall semester. Organizer: Office of the Dean of Students; Steps to Leaps Initiative. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; in-person, location TBA on registration page. Registration is limited in number. Article about MHFA (This training is available throughout Indiana from Purdue Extension.)

 

WEEK 4: Oct. 18-24

Monday, Oct. 18

-- AAARCC Speaker Series: Kao Kalia Yang, Hmong American writer and author. Organizer: Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center. 6:30 p.m. Matthews Hall, Room 210. Registration is available. AAARCC events

Tuesday, Oct. 19

-- Trailblazers in Engineering workshop. Day 1 of 4. For persons considering a career in engineering academia. Participation by prior application. News story about Trailblazers

-- Steps to Leaps Discussion and Dialogues session. Geared toward faculty and staff. This session: "Learning from the Leadership and Professional Development Initiative." 9-10 a.m. ET. Via Webex. To register, click on the event title in the news story about Steps to Leaps Discussion and Dialogues. (Other fall sessions on Oct. 28; Nov. 4, 12; Dec. 1.) Steps to Leaps

-- Presidential Lecture Series: “Unsettling: A Conversation About Climate and Energy.” Steven E. Koonin, professor at New York University, founder of NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress, with President Mitch Daniels. 6:30-7:30 p.m. ET. In person in STEW, Fowler Hall, and livestreamed on Purdue’s YouTube channel. Book signing outside Fowler Hall before event. News story about fall PLS events

Thursday, Oct. 21

-- Purdue Farmers Market. Host: Purdue Campus Planning, Architecture and Sustainability; with Greater Lafayette Commerce. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 28. Memorial Mall. Protect Purdue protocols will be observed; see news story about farmers market for details.

Saturday, Oct. 23

-- Football vs. Wisconsin. Time TBA. Ross-Ade Stadium. Football | Schedule | Tickets

 

EXHIBITIONS

-- Exhibitions in the Robert L. Ringel Gallery. Purdue University Galleries. STEW, Robert L. Ringel Gallery. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday (except holidays). Protect Purdue protocols apply. Notice of events, including receptions, will be posted online, via email, and on social media.
      * “Still Moving.” Haran Kim, Yaloo Ji Yeon Lim, Karen Kriss and Jake Fried. Aug. 23-Oct. 1. Sculpture, projection and perception of animation. This exhibition is produced in partnership with Purdue Polytechnic Institute and is curated by professors Andrew Buchanan and Esteban Garcia.

-- 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). Protect Purdue protocols apply. Notice of events, including receptions, will be posted online, via email, and on social media.
     * “Indelible | Indexical.” Sept. 20-Oct. 8. Curated by Jen Scheuer, assistant professor.
     * “Transitions: Lydia Thompson.” Sept. 20-Oct. 15.

-- Archives and Special Collections. “Not Given But Earned: Women’s Fight for the Vote.” Aug. 23-Dec. 10. 1-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; appointment recommended. The library also has online exhibitions.

 

SPORTS

Season schedules are at the links shown below. Some special events such as postseason tournaments will be listed in the day-by-day calendar.

Intercollegiate Athletics home
General news releases
Ticket Central
Information about attending events in free admission sports

Fall sports
Football | Schedule | Tickets | Home season Sept. 4-Nov. 27 | Fan information article
Volleyball (women's) | Schedule | Tickets | Home season Aug. 27-Nov. 27
Cross Country | Schedule | No home events; schedule Sept. 3-Nov. 20
Soccer (women’s) | Schedule | Home season Aug. 11-Oct. 24

Winter sports
Men’s basketball | Schedule | Tickets | Home season Nov. 4-March 5
Women’s basketball | Schedule | Tickets | Home season Nov. 7-Feb. 27
Wrestling | Schedule | Home season begins Nov. 21-Feb. 6
Women’s swimming and diving | Schedule | Home season Oct. 15-Feb. 26
Men’s swimming and diving | Schedule  | Home season Oct. 15-Feb. 26

Winter-spring sports
Men’s tennis | Schedule | Fall home calendar: Purdue Fall Invite, Sept. 17-19
Women’s tennis | Schedule | Fall home calendar: Purdue Invite, Sept. 24-26
Track and field (indoor and outdoor) | Schedule TBA

Spring sports
Baseball | Schedule | Tickets | Fall calendar, free: open scrimmages Sept. 18-Oct. 8; games Oct. 9-23.
Softball | Schedule | Tickets | Fall calendar, free: Sept. 24-26
Men’s golf | Schedule | Fall home calendar: Purdue Fall Invitational, Oct. 11-12
Women’s golf | Schedule | No home events; schedule Sept. 13-April 24

 

TICKETS

Hours at campus box offices (not athletics): The Loeb Box Office (west end of Stewart Center is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; call 765-494-3933 or 800-914-SHOW [914-7469].  Or email to hlmctix@purdue.edu or go online to Account Manager.

The Hayes Family Athletics Ticket Office is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Also gameday hours for football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball. Hayes Family Athletics Ticket Office


Faculty-Staff News

More News

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

© 2015-20 Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Copyright Complaints | Maintained by Office of Strategic Communications

Trouble with this page? Disability-related accessibility issue? Please contact News Service at purduenews@purdue.edu.