March 18, 2019

Events for the next four weeks

Here is an early list of events happening at the West Lafayette campus in the four weeks (Monday through Sunday) after the current week. As other events become known, they will be added each Monday.

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

 

Week 1: March 25-31
Week 2: April 1-7
Week 3: April 8-14
Week 4: April 15-21

Week 1: March 25-31

Monday, March 25

-- Exhibition opening: "Return to Entry." March 25-May 11. Organizer: Purdue University Galleries. with Purdue Libraries. Artworks responding to the documents and artifacts in the Neil A. Armstrong Papers and other items related to space flight, 50 years after first moon landing. STEW, Robert L. Ringel Gallery. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday (except holidays). Reception and talk at 5:30 p.m. April 4. (Exhibitions are listed each week in a section below.) News release | Exhibition

-- Symposium: “Sustainability for the 21st Century: What IF Solving Climate Change is the Next Moon Shot?” Organizers: Office of Campus Master Planning and Sustainability; Agricultural and Biological Engineering Graduate Student Association; Ecological Sciences and Engineering Interdisciplinary Graduate Program. Daytime events: Presentations on life in 2169, 9-10:10 a.m. and 10:20-11:30, PMU, various rooms. Poster session: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. PMU, South Ballroom. Three-Minute Thesis competition, 3:30-5:30 p.m., PMU, North Ballroom. (See listing below for evening keynote.) The event addresses the theme “Toward a Sustainable Economy & Planet.” Website

-- AAE Distinguished Lecture: “A Systems Approach to Management of Transient Thermal Systems for Mobile Electrification.” Andrew Alleyne, the Ralph and Catherine Fisher Professor and director of the NSF Engineering Research Center on Power Optimization for Electro-Thermal Systems, University of Illinois. Organizer: School of Aeronautics and Astronautics. 3:30-5 p.m. Neil Armstrong Hall, Atrium. Website

-- Symposium keynote: “What IF Carbon Capture is the Next Moon Shot?” Jennifer Wilcox, the James H. Manning Chaired Professor of Chemical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Boston. 6 p.m. PMU, North Ballroom. This event is part of “Sustainability for the 21st Century” symposium (see listing above). This event also is a part of Purdue’s Ideas Festival, the centerpiece of Purdue’s Giant Leaps Sesquicentennial Campaign, addressing the IF theme “Toward a Sustainable Economy & Planet.” Website

-- “A Moderated Conversation with Daymond John.” John founded apparel company FUBU and is a regular on “Shark Tank” TV program. Organizer: Purdue Student Government. Moderator: Aaron Banks, PSG president. 5:30 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. News release

-- “Outta This World Cooking Demonstration.” For students, faculty, staff, retirees, alumni and their families. Organizer: Recreation & Wellness. History of nutrition leading to current dietary recommendations. 7-8 p.m. Córdova Recreational Sports Center, Demonstration Kitchen. No registration needed. Article

Tuesday, March 26

-- Learning management system candidate demonstration: Blackboard Ultra. For faculty and staff. Purdue is selecting a new system to replace Blackboard Learn, and a demonstration by each of three selected potential replacements will occur on the West Lafayette, Northwest and Fort Wayne campuses. At West Lafayette: 10-11:15 a.m. and 1:30-2:45 p.m. Córdova Recreational Sports Center, Feature Gym. See article to register to attend in person or attend virtually. (Other candidate demonstrations were March 4 and March 18.)

-- Virtual Fair and Global Symposium for Online Graduate Programs. Organizer: Purdue Online Learning; Graduate School. Opportunities to learn about a variety of graduate programs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Occurs online. Website | Multi-university event

-- Baseball vs. Valparaiso. 4 p.m. Alexander Field. Tickets: adult, $5-$8; youth/Purdue student, $2-$8; groups of 20 or more, $2. (On game day, tickets are sold at site starting one hour before game time.) Sport | Tickets

-- “The Secret Lives of Professors.” Featuring 150th Anniversary Professors. Organizer: Honors College. Topics: A professor’s responsibilities, use of time, ways of handling intersections of teaching and research, etc. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Honors College and Residences North, Honors Hall. Website

-- Science on Tap. Monthly forum for Purdue and Lafayette-West Lafayette area to talk about science. Organizer: Discovery Park; this month also by Ecological Sciences and Engineering graduate program (as part of March 26-27 symposium). This month: “Science on Tap presents Science on Display,” with several displays and discussion by Jamē McCray. 6-9 p.m. Upstairs at Lafayette Brewing Co., 622 Main St., Lafayette. The event is free and open to the public to those ages 21 or older. Event website; tickets encouraged as a help for planning, but not required | Facebook

-- “Inequality, Deaths of Despair, and the Future of Capitalism.” Sir Angus Deaton and Anne Case, economists and professors emeriti, Princeton University. 6:30 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. This is an event in the Giant Leaps Series, part of the Purdue sesquicentennial celebration. News release

Wednesday, March 27

-- ESE symposium: “In Data We Trust? Perceptions of Science in a Post-truth World.” Organizer: Ecological Sciences and Engineering graduate program. (This listing is for two daytime events; keynote has separate listing below.) 1) “How to Illustrate Your Science” featuring Liz Anna Kozik. 1- 2:30 p.m. STEW, Room 214. 2) “Science Communication (#SciComm) Panel” moderated by Jeff Dukes, director of the Purdue Climate Change Research Center and professor. 2:45- 4:15 p.m. Also in STEW, Room 214. Article including names of panelists

-- Softball vs. Indiana State. 5 p.m. Bittinger Stadium. Tickets: adult, $5; youth (age 3-college), $2; season flex pack of 20 vouchers, baseball or softball, $40; groups of 20 or more, $2. (On game day, tickets are sold at site starting one hour before game time.) Sport | Tickets

-- Comedy Night. Through videos and sharing stories, Disability Resource Center staff will discuss important issues around disability in a humorous way. Attendees also will have opportunities to share their stories. Organizer: DRC. An event of National Disability Awareness Month. 6:30-8 p.m. WALC, Room 2087. Questions about the event or accessibility: DRC at 765-494-1247. Article

-- ESE symposium keynote: “Science in a Fact-Free World: What IF Society Trusted Scientists.” Katharine Hayhoe, director of the Climate Science Center and professor in public administration at Texas Tech University; as climate scientist, listed by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, among other public recognitions. Organizers: Ecological Sciences and Engineering graduate program; Purdue Climate Change Research Center. 7:30-9 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. This event is a part of Purdue’s Ideas Festival, the centerpiece of Purdue’s Giant Leaps Sesquicentennial Campaign, addressing the IF theme “Toward a Sustainable Economy & Planet.”  Article | Seat reservations recommended

Thursday, March 28

-- Road to Retirement presentations. Designed for benefits-eligible employees age 50 and older. Organizer: Human Resources. One-hour presentations by/about Fidelity, PERF, PURA/retiree health plan options, Social Security, TIAA-CREF; Henriott Group/Marketplace Health Care Options; attend any or all. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. STEW, rooms 302, 306 and 310. Attend sessions as you wish; no registration needed. Article

-- Autism Seminar Series. Two talks by Brian Boyd, associate professor of applied behavioral science at the University of Kansas and director of Juniper Gardens Children’s Project. Organizer: Purdue Autism Cluster. Both events will be in Lawson Computer Science Building, Room 1142. 1) Research lecture: “Implementing Interventions in Real-World Settings: Where Do We Go From Here?” 10 a.m. Free and open to Purdue students, faculty and staff. 2) Community seminar: “Promoting the Social-communication and Play Skills of Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder.” 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Article | Purdue Autism Cluster

-- Big Idea Challenge 2.0: Q&A session. For faculty, staff, students. Organizer: Discovery Park. Session leader: Sasha Boltasseva, professor in the College of Engineering and inaugural Discovery Park fellow. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, Room 129. Article

-- Special Lecture in Neuroscience: "Astrocyte-Neuron Crosstalk is Required for the CNS Control of Metabolism.” Cristina Garcia Cáceres, associate director and group leader, Institute for Diabetes and Obesity, Helmholtz Zentrum München, German Research Center for Environmental Health (GmbH), Neuherberg, Germany.  3-5 p.m. Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, Room 121. Website

-- "Monty Python's Spamalot." Broadway comedy. Organizer: Purdue Convocations. 7:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Tickets: $28-$60. Event

-- Purdue Jazz Band, Purdue Tower of Power Band, and Guitar & Saxophone Ensemble. Organizer: Purdue Bands & Orchestras. 8 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse.

Friday, March 29

-- Innovation for International Development Exposition. For faculty, staff, students. Organizer: Shah Family Global Innovation Lab in Global Engineering Programs and Partnerships. With representatives of major organizations involved in international development. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Neil Armstrong Hall. Includes student poster session. Website

-- Teaching and Learning Excellence Initiative forum. For faculty, staff, students. Topic: Future of the undergraduate program. Host: Jay Akridge, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and diversity. 11 a.m.-noon. WALC, Room B058. Article (Another session April 1.)

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

-- Baseball vs. Penn State. 6 p.m. Alexander Field. Tickets: adult, $5-$8; youth/Purdue student, $2-$8; groups of 20 or more, $2. (On game day, tickets are sold at site starting one hour before game time.) Sport | Tickets

-- American Music Repertory Ensemble, Lab Jazz Band I and II, and Concert Jazz Band. Organizer: Purdue Bands & Orchestras. 8 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse.

Saturday, March 30

-- Family-Friendly Fun Run. This is a benefit 1K run or walk for all ages benefiting the Patty Jischke “Kids Are the Future” Endowment. Dogs on leashes, bikes, strollers and wagons are welcome. 9:15 a.m. Purdue University Early Care and Education Center, 1568 W. State St. Tickets: adults, $20; ages 3-12, $5. To purchase event T-shirt: adult sizes, $12; youth sizes, $10. Online registration and on-site (8-9 a.m.) registration available. Article for registration link, additional parking, list of sponsors

-- “Experience 4-H: Science of Games.” For grades 7-12. Organizer: Purdue Extension’s Indiana 4-H. Create a board game, and in doing so learn STEM principles and the role of creativity in game design. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. ET. Three locations: 1) North (Allen County): Purdue Fort Wayne campus; 2) Central (Hamilton County): Indiana IoT Lab, Fishers; 3) South (Jackson County): Seymour Ag Science and Research Farm Building, Seymour. Registration: $30, including lunch (limit 35 per location); due March 22, and parents or guardians should go to http://purdue.ag/CloverGamingConnection. Questions: Arin Weidner at arin@purdue.edu

-- “WOC (Women of Color) in Design Summit.” Organizers: Black Cultural Center; Butler Center for Leadership Excellence. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. BCC. BCC events | Butler Center

-- Men's tennis vs. Michigan. Noon. Schwartz Tennis Center. Free. Sport | Information for attending              

-- Baseball vs. Penn State. 1 p.m. Alexander Field. Tickets: adult, $5-$8; youth/Purdue student, $2-$8; groups of 20 or more, $2. (On game day, tickets are sold at site starting one hour before game time.) Sport | Tickets

Sunday, March 31

-- Men's tennis vs. Michigan State. Noon. Schwartz Tennis Center. Free. Sport | Information for attending

-- Baseball vs. Penn State. 1 p.m. Alexander Field. Tickets: adult, $5-$8; youth/Purdue student, $2-$8; groups of 20 or more, $2. (On game day, tickets are sold at site starting one hour before game time.) Sport | Tickets

 

Week 2: April 1-7

Monday, April 1

-- Human Library. Event to allow and promote dialogue and understanding. Organizers: Office of the Vice Provost for Student Life; Krannert School's Jane Brock-Wilson Women in Management Center. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. PMU, Ballrooms. Event

-- Teaching and Learning Excellence Initiative forum. For faculty, staff, students. Topic: Future of the undergraduate program. Host: Jay Akridge, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and diversity. 2:30-3:30 p.m. WALC, Room B058. Article

Wednesday, April 3

-- Indiana Public Health Association conference: “Creating the Healthiest Indiana: For Science. For Action. For Health.” Keynote address: Pam Aaltonen, professor emerita of nursing, former associate head of the School of Nursing, and president of the American Public Health Association. Conference 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. PMU, Ballrooms. Registration: $80-$150; students, $40. Event

-- Fireside chat with Provost Jay Akridge and Nobel laureate Roald Hoffman. Fireside chat will follow a talk, “Research Strategy: Teach” by Hoffman, a Nobelist in chemistry. Overall topic is “Research, Teaching, and Engagement in the 21st Century Land-grant University.” 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. Event

-- Distinguished Women Scholars award reception. Organizers: Butler Center for Leadership Excellence; Office of the Provost. Two alumnae to be honored exceptional career contributions. Award presentations by Jay Akridge, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and diversity. 4 p.m. PMU, West Faculty Lounge. Free but registration needed by March 29. Article with registration link

-- Softball vs. Purdue Fort Wayne. 5 p.m. Bittinger Stadium. Tickets: adult, $5; youth (age 3-college), $2; season flex pack of 20 vouchers, baseball or softball, $40; groups of 20 or more, $2. (On game day, tickets are sold at site starting one hour before game time.) Sport | Tickets

-- Baseball vs. Indiana State. 6 p.m. Alexander Field. Tickets: adult, $5-$8; youth/Purdue student, $2-$8; groups of 20 or more, $2. (On game day, tickets are sold at site starting one hour before game time.) Sport | Tickets

-- C-SPAN Conversation. Brian Lamb, alumnus and C-SPAN founder will talk with Doug Mills, photographer in the New York Times’ Washington bureau. 6-8 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. This is an event in the Giant Leaps Series, part of the Purdue sesquicentennial celebration. Event

-- Sigma Xi banquet and awards. Organizer: Sigma Xi scientific research honor society, Purdue chapter. Speaker: Jeffrey Karpicke, the James V. Bradley Professor of Psychological Sciences. 6-8:30 p.m. Marriott Hall, John Purdue Room. Registration was due at noon March 18; Sigma Xi membership not required. Article

Thursday, April 4

-- “Howard Mandel J.A.M Session.” Organizer: Black Cultural Center. Mandel, noted author and jazz critic, will discuss the contributions of black jazz musicians in the 1960s and 1970s. 4 p.m. BCC. BCC events

-- “What if Artists Helped Us Get to Space?” Organizer: Purdue University Galleries. Panel on artistic input into science fiction and actual space exploration. 5:30 p.m. STEW, Ringel Gallery. With reception. Event | Related exhibition

Friday, April 5

-- Helen R. Johnson Leadership Conference. Organizer: School of Nursing. 8 a.m.-noon. PMU, South Ballroom. Event

-- Engineering 2169 Competition. Organizer: College of Engineering. Two parts: 1) “How Will We Communicate in 2169?” Graduate students respond to the title question. 9-10 a.m. Wang Hall, Room 2501. 2) Engineering 2169 Graduate Poster Session. 10-11 a.m. Wang Hall, ECE first-floor lobby.

-- “What IF Machines Thought Like Humans?” Vint Cerf, vice president and chief internet evangelist at Google. 1-2 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. This event is a part of Purdue’s Ideas Festival, the centerpiece of Purdue’s Giant Leaps Sesquicentennial Campaign, addressing the IF theme “Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms and Automation.” Event
• Engineering faculty panel to follow at 2 p.m. Moderator, Mung Chiang, dean. Panelists: Jennifer Neville, William Cleveland, Anand Raghjunathan.

-- Softball vs. Penn State. 6 p.m. Bittinger Stadium. Tickets: adult, $5; youth (age 3-college), $2; groups of 20 or more, $2. (On game day, tickets are sold at site starting one hour before game time.) Sport | Tickets

Saturday, April 6

-- Spring Fest. Day 1 of 2. Campus-wide family-friendly event "showcasing the lighter side of higher education." Includes Bug Bowl, Horticulture Show and Boiler Barnyard. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Most activities are free; some are fundraisers for student organizations. Some activities are Saturday-only. Website

-- College of Veterinary Medicine open house. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Lynn Hall. Theme: "The Human-Animal Bond." Includes longtime favorites and new displays/presentations. Website

-- Football spring game. Noon. Ross-Ade Stadium. Free admission, free parking available. Gates open at 11 a.m.; clear bag policy in effect. Game, fan information

-- Women's tennis vs. Indiana. Noon. Schwartz Tennis Center. Free. Sport | Information for attending

-- Softball vs. Penn State. 3 p.m. Bittinger Stadium. Tickets: adult, $5; youth (age 3-college), $2; groups of 20 or more, $2. (On game day, tickets are sold at site starting one hour before game time.) Sport | Tickets

Sunday, April 7

-- Spring Fest. Day 2 of 2. Campus-wide family-friendly event "showcasing the lighter side of higher education." Includes Bug Bowl, Horticulture Show and Boiler Barnyard. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Most activities are free; some are fundraisers for student organizations. Some activities are Saturday-only. Website

-- Softball vs. Penn State. Noon. Bittinger Stadium. Tickets: adult, $5; youth (age 3-college), $2; groups of 20 or more, $2. (On game day, tickets are sold at site starting one hour before game time.) Sport | Tickets

-- Percussion Ensemble. Organizer: Purdue Bands & Orchestras. 2:30 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse.

 

Week 3: April 8-14

Monday, April 8

-- “Sex, Love, and Disability.” Sexuality is something that belongs as much to people with disabilities as to anyone else. This will be a candid discussion about sex and disability. Organizer: Disability Resource Center. An event of National Disability Awareness Month (national observance in March). 6:30-8 p.m. WALC, Room 2087. Questions about the event or accessibility: DRC at 765-494-1247. Article

Wednesday, April 10

-- Green Zone Training. For faculty and staff. Organizer: Veterans Success Center. Topic: How best to serve veteran and military students. 9-11 a.m. Rawls Hall, Room 2079. Registration required; article has link.

-- Ending Global Hunger Colloquium. Day 1 of 2. Theme question: “What If We Were Able to End World Hunger?” Welcome at 8:15 a.m.; program at 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. each day. PMU and STEW. An event in the "Health, Longevity and Quality of Life" theme of the Ideas Festival, the centerpiece of Purdue's yearlong Giant Leaps Sesquicentennial Campaign. Registration is free but required by March 31. Article | Ideas Festival preview

Thursday, April 11

-- Tornado awareness session. Organizer: Environmental Health and Public Safety. Presenter: Tom Cooper, fire safety specialist. 10-11 a.m. Terry House (police station), Terry Conference Room. Sign-up: Tempess Williams at 765-494-1424. Questions: Cooper at tncooper@purdue.edu.

-- Purdue Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series. Two events. "Machine Learning, Statistics and Artificial Intelligence." Michael I. Jordan, the Pehong Chen Distinguished Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley. Organizers: College of Engineering; School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Lecture: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Neil Armstrong Hall, Kurz Atrium. Panel: 1:45-2:45 p.m., same location. Distinguished series

-- Veronica Swift featuring the Emmet Cohen Trio. Jazz (and more) vocals and ensemble. Organizer: Purdue Convocations. 7:30 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Tickets $15-$20. Pre-show discussion with WBAA's Don Seybold at 6:30 p.m. in PMU, 1869 Tap Room. Event

Friday, April 12

-- James C. Snyder Lecture (45th annual). “A Conversation with Beth Ford.” Ford is president and CEO of Land O’Lakes Inc. Organizer: Department of Agricultural Economics. Format is interview-style Q&A with presubmitted questions and audience questions. Interview leader is Jayson Lusk, distinguished professor and department head. 1:30 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. This is an event in the Giant Leap Series, part of Purdue’s sesquicentennial celebration. News release

-- Baseball vs. Iowa. 6 p.m. Alexander Field. Tickets: adult, $5-$8; youth/Purdue student, $2-$8; groups of 20 or more, $2. (On game day, tickets are sold at site starting one hour before game time.) Sport | Tickets

-- Softball vs. Nebraska. 6 p.m. Bittinger Stadium. Tickets: adult, $5; youth (age 3-college), $2; groups of 20 or more, $2. (On game day, tickets are sold at site starting one hour before game time.) Sport | Tickets

-- "She Kills Monsters" by Qui Nguyen. Purdue Theatre. Directed by Amy Lynn Budd, visiting assistant professor of theatre. A surprisingly energetic dramatic comedy in which a dead sister's notebook leads a girl into the world of fantasy role-playing games. 7:30 p.m. Pao Hall, Nancy T. Hansen Theatre. Performances also at 7:30 p.m. April 13, 17, 18, 19, 20; also at 2:30 p.m. April 14. Tickets: public, $19.50; student, $12.50; senior (62+), $15.50. Theatre season

-- Showcase Concert I. Part of four-concert weekend from Purdue Bands & Orchestras. Featuring String Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra. 8-10 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music.

Saturday, April 13

-- The Challenge 5K run/walk. Benefit for Purdue University Center for Cancer Research, specifically its Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment. 8:05 a.m.: welcome and warm-up. 8:30 a.m.: start run/walk. 10 a.m.: awards ceremony. All at north end of Ross-Ade Stadium. Register: $30. Important: Websites have much information about how to participate, including recommended (but optional) Friday check-in and packet pickup 4-6:30 p.m., parking instructions, volunteering and "sleep-in" alternative. Saturday packet pickup is 7-8:15 a.m. Event | Registration

-- Men's golf. Boilermaker Invitational. Day 1 of 2. Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex, Kampen Course. Sport | Information for attending

-- Women's golf. Lady Boilermaker Classic. Day 1 of 2. Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex, Ackerman-Allen Course. Sport | Information for attending

-- Men's tennis vs. Iowa. Noon. Schwartz Tennis Center. Free. Sport | Information for attending

-- Baseball vs. Iowa. 1 p.m. Alexander Field. Tickets: adult, $5-$8; youth/Purdue student, $2-$8; groups of 20 or more, $2. (On game day, tickets are sold at site starting one hour before game time.) Sport | Tickets

-- Showcase Concert II. Part of four-concert weekend from Purdue Bands & Orchestras. Featuring University Band, Campus Band, Concert Band. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music.

-- Softball vs. Nebraska. 3 p.m. Bittinger Stadium. Tickets: adult, $5; youth (age 3-college), $2; groups of 20 or more, $2. (On game day, tickets are sold at site starting one hour before game time.) Sport | Tickets

-- Spring Cultural Arts Festival. Organizer: Black Cultural Center. Featuring BCC’s performing arts ensembles. 7 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. BCC events

-- "She Kills Monsters" by Qui Nguyen. Purdue Theatre. Directed by Amy Lynn Budd, visiting assistant professor of theatre. A surprisingly energetic dramatic comedy in which a dead sister's notebook leads a girl into the world of fantasy role-playing games. 7:30 p.m. Pao Hall, Nancy T. Hansen Theatre. Performances also at 7:30 p.m. April 17, 18, 19, 20; also at 2:30 p.m. April 14. Tickets: public, $19.50; student, $12.50; senior (62+), $15.50. Theatre season

-- Showcase Concert III. Part of four-concert weekend from Purdue Bands & Orchestras. Featuring Varsity Band, Symphonic Band. 8-10 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music.

Sunday, April 14

-- Men's golf. Boilermaker Invitational. Day 2 of 2. Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex, Kampen Course. Sport | Information for attending

-- Women's golf. Lady Boilermaker Classic. Day 1 of 2. Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex, Ackerman-Allen Course. Sport | Information for attending

-- Women's tennis vs. Penn State. Noon. Schwartz Tennis Center. Free. Sport | Information for attending

-- Men's tennis vs. Nebraska. Noon. Schwartz Tennis Center. Free. Sport | Information for attending

-- Softball vs. Nebraska. Noon. Bittinger Stadium. Tickets: adult, $5; youth (age 3-college), $2; groups of 20 or more, $2. (On game day, tickets are sold at site starting one hour before game time.) Sport | Tickets

-- Baseball vs. Iowa. 1 p.m. Alexander Field. Tickets: adult, $5-$8; youth/Purdue student, $2-$8; groups of 20 or more, $2. (On game day, tickets are sold at site starting one hour before game time.) Sport | Tickets

-- "She Kills Monsters" by Qui Nguyen. Purdue Theatre. Directed by Amy Lynn Budd, visiting assistant professor of theatre. A surprisingly energetic dramatic comedy in which a dead sister's notebook leads a girl into the world of fantasy role-playing games. 2:30 p.m. Pao Hall, Nancy T. Hansen Theatre. Performances also at 7:30 p.m. April 17, 18, 19, 20. Tickets: public, $19.50; student, $12.50; senior (62+), $15.50. Theatre season

-- Showcase Concert IV. Part of four-concert weekend from Purdue Bands & Orchestras. Featuring Collegiate Band, Wind Ensemble. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music.

 

Week 4: April 15-21

Tuesday, April 16

-- Gordon Parks Exhibit: Black Migration. Organizer: Black Cultural Center. Featuring works by the famous artist and photographer. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. BCC. BCC events

-- Softball vs. Notre Dame. 6 p.m. Bittinger Stadium. Tickets: adult, $5; youth (age 3-college), $2; groups of 20 or more, $2. (On game day, tickets are sold at site starting one hour before game time.) Sport | Tickets

-- Baseball vs. Butler. 7 p.m. Alexander Field. Tickets: adult, $5-$8; youth/Purdue student, $2-$8; groups of 20 or more, $2. (On game day, tickets are sold at site starting one hour before game time.) Sport | Tickets

-- Three Minute Thesis. Graduate research communication competition. Organizer: Graduate School. Reception sponsored by the President’s Council. A fast-paced competition where the top 10 graduate student finalists summarize their two to three-plus years of research in only three minutes with only one slide. 7-9 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Website

-- Say It In 6. Graduate communication competition. Organizer: Graduate School. Say It In 6® is a competition that challenges graduate students and postdocs to tell a story about their graduate experience — in a clear, concise and, most importantly, creative way by using only six written words and a visual aid.  8-9 p.m. STEW, Loeb Playhouse. Finalists’ entries shown during 3MT Reception (see listing above). Website

Wednesday, April 17

-- President's Colloquia event. For faculty only, by registration. Erica W. Carlson, professor of physics and astronomy and 150th Anniversary Professor, on “Fractal Views on Quantum Matter.” 4-6 p.m. Westwood, the presidential home. Article with link for registering

-- "She Kills Monsters" by Qui Nguyen. Purdue Theatre. Directed by Amy Lynn Budd, visiting assistant professor of theatre. A surprisingly energetic dramatic comedy in which a dead sister's notebook leads a girl into the world of fantasy role-playing games. 7:30 p.m. Pao Hall, Nancy T. Hansen Theatre. Performances also at 7:30 p.m. April 18, 19, 20. Tickets: public, $19.50; student, $12.50; senior (62+), $15.50. Theatre season

Thursday, April 18

-- "She Kills Monsters" by Qui Nguyen. Purdue Theatre. Directed by Amy Lynn Budd, visiting assistant professor of theatre. A surprisingly energetic dramatic comedy in which a dead sister's notebook leads a girl into the world of fantasy role-playing games. 7:30 p.m. Pao Hall, Nancy T. Hansen Theatre. Performances also at 7:30 p.m. April 19, 20. Tickets: public, $19.50; student, $12.50; senior (62+), $15.50. Theatre season

Friday, April 19

-- Seminars on data science and digital agriculture. Paul Miller, lead of product development at Agrible, on the tasks and values of entrepreneurship in the context of a data integration company working across the supply chain. Organizer: College of Agriculture. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Pfendler Hall, Deans Auditorium (Room 241). (Other seminar date: May 24.) Article

-- "She Kills Monsters" by Qui Nguyen. Purdue Theatre. Directed by Amy Lynn Budd, visiting assistant professor of theatre. A surprisingly energetic dramatic comedy in which a dead sister's notebook leads a girl into the world of fantasy role-playing games. 7:30 p.m. Pao Hall, Nancy T. Hansen Theatre. Performances also at 7:30 p.m. April 20. Tickets: public, $19.50; student, $12.50; senior (62+), $15.50. Theatre season

Saturday, April 20

-- 62nd Purdue Grand Prix. Scholarship benefit. Gates open at 9 a.m.; sprint races 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; feature race at 2:30 p.m. Full schedule information, including parking and transportation to track, is at website under Fan Guide. Grand Prix track, west of McCormick Road near Cherry Lane. Tickets: $10 before April 13; $15 at the gate. Website

-- Women's tennis vs. Maryland. Noon. Schwartz Tennis Center. Free. Sport | Information for attending

-- "She Kills Monsters" by Qui Nguyen. Purdue Theatre. Directed by Amy Lynn Budd, visiting assistant professor of theatre. A surprisingly energetic dramatic comedy in which a dead sister's notebook leads a girl into the world of fantasy role-playing games. 7:30 p.m. Pao Hall, Nancy T. Hansen Theatre. This is the last performance for this production. Tickets: public, $19.50; student, $12.50; senior (62+), $15.50. Theatre season

Sunday, April 21

-- Women's tennis vs. Rutgers. Noon. Schwartz Tennis Center. Free. Sport | Information for attending

 

EXHIBITIONS

-- “African Prints in Conversation: Reflections from a Global Synergy Grant.” March 4-30. Focus on textiles of Ghana and their role in history and culture. Black Cultural Center; open during building hours.

-- Archives and Special Collections: "Apollo 11 in the Archives: Selections from the Neil A. Armstrong Papers." March 18-Aug. 16. Items representing international students at Purdue over the decades. Blog. Semester hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Summer hours TBA. Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center, fourth floor, STEW (enter from HSSE Library). The library also has online exhibitions.

-- "Return to Entry." Purdue University Galleries. March 25-May 11. STEW, Robert L. Ringel Gallery. Three artists' explorations of Purdue archives, to celebrate 50 years since moon landing and 150 years of Purdue. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday (except holidays). Reception and talk at 5:30 p.m. April 4.

-- 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).
     * Janna Ahrndt MFA Exhibition. March 18-22. Reception at 5:30 p.m. March 21.
     * Sudi Zhou MFA Exhibition. March 18-22. Reception at 5:30 p.m. March 21.
     * Industrial and Interaction Design MFA Exhibition. March 25-April 5. Reception at 5:30 p.m. March 28.
     * Industrial Design Senior Exhibition. March 25-April 5. Reception at 5:30 p.m. March 28.
     * Emily Denton MFA Exhibition. April 8-12. Reception at 5:30 p.m. April 11.
     * Yilin Xu, Di Wang, and Fanfei MFA Exhibition. April 8-12. Reception at 5:30 p.m. April 11.
     * Integrated Studio Arts Senior Show. April 15-May 3. Reception and awards at 5:30 p.m. April 26.

-- 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 II: An Exhibition of Creative Processes in Science, Computing and Aesthetics" 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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