Purdue Today

May 5, 2008

Events this week

Here is a list of events happening May 5-11 at the West Lafayette campus.

May 5-11, 2008


-- Exhibition: "BR: The Life and Work of Bruce Rogers." Libraries: Archives and Special Collections. Rogers was a Purdue alumnus (Sc1890) and an internationally renowned typographer and book designer. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Through June 6. Room 279, STEW. www.lib.purdue.edu/spcol.

Monday, May 5

-- NEXTRANS Inaugural Summit: "Exploring Partnerships for Innovative Transportation and Logistics Solutions." 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; luncheon and awards ceremony at 12:30 p.m. PMU. More at http://www.purdue.edu/dp/nextrans/summit08_main.php

-- Catalyst Award Showcase. Office of the Executive Vice President and Treasurer. Finalists (units in the treasurer's area) will make six-minute presentations about their programs and practices regarding diversity. 2:30-4 p.m. Jade Room, Shreve Hall. International desserts and other refreshments. More at http://www.purdue.edu/treasurer/diversity/events.shtml.

Tuesday, May 6

-- Advancing Manufacturing Summit VII: "The Impact of Innovation in Manufacturing Competitiveness." Center for Advanced Manufacturing. Registration at 8 a.m.; program at 9 a.m. Keynote speakers: Alan Hubbard, former White House economic adviser; Doug Hall, noted innovator. Registration required; for more, see http://www.purdue.edu/dp/amap.

-- Purdue Forum on Scholarly Communication. "The Evolving World of Scholarly Communication and its Impact on your Promotion and Tenure." Provost Task Force on Scholarly Communication. 8:30 a.m. opening; 9 a.m. morning session; 12:30 afternoon breakouts and panel. Fowler Hall, STEW. Boxed lunches provided to registered attendees; register at http://scholarly.lib.purdue.edu.

-- Grades due at Office of the Registrar. 5 p.m.

Thursday, May 8

-- Affirmative Action Office workshop: "The Essentials of Staff Recruitment and Selection." Designed for supervisors and committees. Topics will include how to enlarge applicant pools, evaluating applicant credentials, conducting a fair and legal interview, what to include in offer letters, and successful documentation of the process. 10 a.m.-noon. Room 318, STEW. Registration requested. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact AAO at 49-47253 or aao@purdue.edu.

Friday, May 9

-- Summer Jazz Band Bon Voyage Concert. Purdue Bands. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Slayter Center.

-- Commencement at West Lafayette, Division I. Education; Engineering. 8 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. By ticket only. See note below about cable TV and Web viewing.

May 9-11

-- Baseball vs. Michigan State. Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday, 1 p.m. Lambert Field. Tickets: public, $5; students, $2.

Saturday, May 10

-- Track and field. Purdue Outdoor Open. All day. Rankin Track and Field. Tickets: public, $5; students, $2.

-- Commencement at West Lafayette, Division II. Consumer and Family Sciences; Management; Science. 9:30 a.m. Elliott Hall of Music. By ticket only. See note below about cable TV and Web viewing.

-- Commencement at West Lafayette, Division III. Agriculture; Liberal Arts. 2:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. By ticket only. See note below about cable TV and Web viewing.

-- Purdue Varsity Glee Club End-of-Season Concert. Purdue Musical Organizations. 8 p.m. Long Center, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. Tickets: public, $15; students, $10; to order, 49-43941.

Sunday, May 11

-- Commencement at West Lafayette, Division IV. Pharmacy, Nursing, and Health Sciences; Technology; Veterinary Medicine. 9:30 a.m. Elliott Hall of Music. By ticket only. See note below about cable TV and Web viewing.

* Electronic viewing of West Lafayette commencements: Each of the four ceremonies May 9-11 will be shown on Comcast cable Channel 5, which locally is Purdue's educational access channel, and via Webcast at mms://video.dis.purdue.edu/graduation. The Web link will not be active before 8 p.m. Wednesday. For online viewing, the computer must have Windows Media Player, which can be downloaded and installed free at http://www.Microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/AllDownloads.aspx.