December 9, 2019

Ongoing series and opportunities

Here is a summary of some continuing opportunities and events sponsored or arranged by academic and administrative units at the West Lafayette campus. (Other submissions are welcome. Send by Wednesday; list updated on Monday. Contact:

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Events this week (events and exhibitions)
Events for the next 4 weeks (events and exhibitions)
Deadlines for faculty and staff


Purdue OneCampus Portal. Links to many of the Purdue online resources used most by employees. Portal

Human Resources location on main campus. Convenient assistance on benefits and retirement matters. Stewart Center, Room G66. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Through Oct. 21. Appointments strongly encouraged; 765-494-2222 or (Human Resources is now based at Kurz Purdue Technology Center in Purdue Research Park. Assistance is available there also.)

Training @ Purdue. Lists/calendars of training in seven general categories, including links to descriptions and registration. Training @ Purdue. The seven areas:
* Employee Training and Development and Leadership and Organizational Development, all within Human Resources.
* Information Technology (ITaP).
* Vice President for Ethics and Compliance and the Office of Institutional Equity.
* Club Sports and Co-Rec Fitness.

Human Resources -- Supervisor Springboard training. From HR Organizational Effectiveness, Employee Training and Development section. Program with course registration links

Human Resources -- Skills for Performance training. From HR Organizational Effectiveness, Employee Training and Development section.  Employee training categories with links; calendar to register for courses

Healthy Boiler Wellness Program. This program, launched in 2018, provides a money incentive to benefits-eligible faculty and staff (and spouses covered by a Purdue medical plan) for completing a few steps toward better health. Introductory article with registration guidance | Healthy Boiler portal

Center for Healthy Living. Operated for Purdue by One to One Health at Purdue West Shopping Plaza, 1400 W. State St. The center offers a wide array of health care services and health information using a team approach.
     Tips: Appointments are recommended; go online or call 765-494-0111. Also, first-time center visitors will need to allow time to complete an intake form before going (using online form) or upon arriving.
     * Workshop sign-ups are at the center's patient portal.

LiveHealth Online. Doctor visits 24/7/365, intended as a complement to traditional office visits and particularly useful for common illnesses or concerns such as headache, cough, cold, allergies or flu. A cost is involved; service open to all employees and their dependents regardless of benefits status. Details



Emergency Preparedness and Planning Office. Information, links and training opportunities regarding weather, safety, building emergency plans, all-hazards awareness, special needs, etc. Resources include numerous videos. Emergency Preparedness and Planning Office

Student of Concern reporting link. For use by anyone who is concerned about a student's behavior. This is a tool of the Advocacy and Support Center within the Office of the Dean of Students. (If behavior constitutes an emergency, call 911.) Student of Concern including link to presentations.

QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training. For faculty, staff and students. QPR refers to the key steps to question, persuade and refer. QPR

Mental Wellness Task Force. Information on typical stressors for students month by month; five universal messages for those needing support; campus resources. Task force page | Article explaining role of task force

Purdue Identities Project. For students, faculty and staff. An initiative to promote inclusivity for persons with non-visible attributes or experiences that they often feel a need to hide; e.g., mental illness/depression, abuse survival. Includes training, testimonials and resources. Identities project

Religious, ethnic and civic observances. A memo from the vice president for ethics and compliance explains some factors and links to a calendar.

Central Lost and Found procedures, location and hours. Details.

Whistleblower protection and other reporting information. Hotline

Suggestions for cost savings. Email account at

Purdue Perks discount program from CSSAC. National and local discounts; also PayCheck Direct provision. Purdue Perks (requires career account login)

Amazon@Purdue store. For students, faculty, staff. Located in Purdue Memorial Union and Krach Leadership Center and online

Graduate student professional development workshops. Schedule. For questions about workshops:



Most or all listings in this section refer to events within the fall and spring semesters, not all of the year.

Discovery Park. Variety of events and topics for specialized and more general audiences. Discovery Park calendar (centers at DP may maintain their own event calendars)

HTM Colloquium on Tourism, Health, and the Quality of Life. 150th Anniversary Making-Lives-Better Series organized by the Purdue Tourism and Hospitality Research Center and the HTM Office of Graduate Programs. 3-5 p.m. Fridays (except holidays) through Dec. 14. Marriott Hall, Room 237.

School of Hospitality and Tourism Management speaker series: J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Executive in the Classroom. Leaders in lodging, food service, event planning, conventions and other HTM areas to speak. Classroom setting; visitors are welcome as space allows. Website

Dean's Executive Science Forum. 10:30-11:20 a.m. Fridays in Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239. Website

Chemical Engineering seminars. Weekly and special seminars. Website

Psychological Sciences Weekly Colloquia. List by research area

Krannert Executive Forum. A course in the Krannert School of Management at which visitors are welcome as space allows. Each week, a highly successful corporate executive discusses their experiences and ideas. 11:30-12:20 p.m. Fridays during the semester. Krannert Building, Krannert Auditorium (Room 140). Website

LA Influentials. A course in the College of Liberal Arts at which visitors are welcome as space allows. Each week, the class features a CLA graduate who has forged an interesting career. 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Fridays during the semester. Beering Hall, Room 2290. Website

Literary Reading Series. Discussions and readings. Creative Writing Program, Department of English. Website

Discipline-Based Education Research Group (DBER-GS). For graduate students interested in education research, especially as related to STEAM disciplines. Alternate Wednesdays in Lilly Hall, Room G-457. DBER-GS on Google Group at!forum/dber-gs- or contact

International films (often with English subtitles) in the School of Languages and Cultures. Schedules may include World Film Forum and film shown by programs in French, German, Chinese, Portuguese and Japanese. More


CAMPUS LIFE and more

Boiler Volunteer Network. Volunteer opportunities in joining specially organized volunteer events and meeting ongoing needs in the area. Website or contact or 765-496-2450, or stop at the office in STEW, Room G4.

Purdue P-12 Portal. A listing of Purdue activities and resources that engage young people grades P-12. From the College of Education and the Office of Engagement. Additions to the list, using career account login, are welcome.

Purdue Women's Club. This club provides opportunities for developing friendships with 500+ women of Purdue and/or Greater Lafayette through a variety of 40+ interest groups, events and educational opportunities. PWC

Read to Succeed local volunteer program. Employees may obtain supervisor's approval to donate an hour per week to help schools boost reading levels. Program is backed by Greater Lafayette Commerce and United Way. Website

Purdue Village Gardens plot rental. Garden plots are located on the southern side of Purdue Village. These plots vary in size from 8 feet x 25 feet to 25'x25' and the price is subject to change.

Dining venues from Purdue Dining & Catering. Places to eat at Purdue Memorial Union, around campus and in residence halls. More

1869 Tap Room. A campus pub with craft beers from around Indiana plus food from Pappy's next door. Hours: 4-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday during academic terms. Article | Website

John Purdue Room dining and other HTM food services. The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management operates the John Purdue Room and Boiler Bistro during most of each semester as part of its academic program. Boiler Bistro is in the atrium of Marriott Hall; entry to the John Purdue Room is from the atrium. Also in the atrium, Lavazza offers gelato, pastries, coffee and specialized drinks almost year-round. HTM also has catering service. HTM's Restaurants page provides information on hours and dates of service, menus, contacts and a sign-up for email alerts. NOTE: Reservations are strongly encouraged for John Purdue Room lunches or dinners at or 765-494-6845.

Boilermaker Butcher Block. A meat sales service of the Department of Animal Sciences in the College of Agriculture. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. In Land O'Lakes Inc. Center for Experiential Learning, west of Harrison Street Parking Garage; building entrance from Clinic Drive, and 20-minute is available on east side of building. Phone: 765-494-8285. More with current list under "Products."

Nutrition Science evening cooking classes. Leadership by registered dietitian and chef with local farmers and producers. Organizer: Department of Nutrition Science. More



Recreation & Wellness. A department in the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Life. In the expanded and renovated Córdova Recreational Sports Center, numerous resources and activities are available to everyone at Purdue without membership at the center. Recreation & Wellness offers, for example, nutrition and fitness guidance, and it offers massages. The department also manages several outdoor spaces and the Turf Recreation Exercise Center ---- For full use of the center's facilities and equipment, as well as personal training, an individual or family membership is required. Website

Swimming and diving. Burke Aquatic Center is Purdue's varsity and recreational swimming and diving center with Olympic-quality pools. Staff/faculty/family use is through Recreation and Wellness. It is adjacent to the Córdova Recreational Sports Center, which contains a Recreation Pool. Learn to Swim and other programs are available. Website

Tennis. Schwartz Tennis Center is Purdue's varsity and recreational center. Courts, lessons, events. Some costs. Website

Golf. Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex is Purdue's varsity and recreational center. Two 18-hole courses featuring Pete Dye design, training facility, driving range, clubhouse. Website



Social @ Purdue. A summary, with links, of Purdue's presence in the social media.

WBAA public radio. 920 AM, 101.3 FM and 105.9 FM. More.

Boiler TV channel lineup. Lineup

Jeff Brohm Radio Show. At 6-7 p.m. every Wednesday from Aug. 21 through Nov. 27 plus Dec. 18, except no show Sept. 18 or Nov. 13. Discussion of Purdue football. It originates from Stacked Pickle, 516 Northwestern Ave. (in Wang Hall). Fans are welcome there as a live audience. The number to call during the show with a question is 888-246-2678. Broadcast is on the Boilermaker Sports Network; flagship station is WAZY-96.5 FM in Lafayette; and on and the TuneIn mobile app.

"Matt Painter Show" radio broadcast/webcast. Host: Larry Clisby. Focus: Purdue men's basketball. At 6:05-7 p.m. On most Mondays Nov. 4-March 2; see schedule. Originates live from Stacked Pickle, 516 Northwestern Ave., #1700 (in Wang Hall). The call-in number is 888-246-2678. Broadcast is on the men’s basketball radio network; flagship station is WYCM 95.7-FM. Schedule page also has link to online listening.

"Sharon Versyp Show" radio broadcast/webcast. Host: Tim Newton. Focus: Purdue women's basketball. At 7:10 p.m. On most Mondays Nov. 4-March 2; see schedule. Originates live from Stacked Pickle, 516 Northwestern Ave., #1700 (in Wang Hall). Broadcast is on WBPE 95.3-FM. Schedule page also has link to online listening.

Purdue Channel on Comcast Video on Demand. This service available anytime at no extra cost to Comcast Digital Cable customers in Indiana and Illinois; go to Comcast's On Demand library, select "Hoosier TV" then "Purdue."

Big Ten Network. Program schedule. BTN is on Boiler TV at Channel 17.1. In Lafayette-West Lafayette, it is on some Comcast plans at Channel 67 and 517 (Channel 1715 for HD); DirecTV at Channel 610; most plans on DISH Network on Channel 410 and/or 405; on Metronet at Channel 22 (Channel 822 for HD); on streaming plans such as Hulu, PlayStation Vue, Fubo, Sling; and online live and on-demand at for subscribers of participating TV providers. Channel finder

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