Purdue Today

September 15, 2008

Events this week

Here is a list of events happening Sept. 15-21 at the West Lafayette campus.

Listings for exhibitions and other ongoing or weeklong events are at the bottom. Also there is information about ticket procedures for most ticketed events.


A daily Purdue Green Week item is provided each day this week in Purdue Today, listing the day's theme and events plus related information. A summary of Green Week is www.purdue.edu/green.

Through Wednesday

-- Conference for Collaboration and Innovation. Department of Organizational Leadership and Supervision. More at http://www.purdue.edu/uns/x/2008b/080716BeyerleinConference.html.

Tuesday, Sept. 16

-- Conference: "Transforming Healthcare Delivery: Advancing Multidisciplinary Research at Purdue University." Purdue Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Burton D. Morgan Center.  Registration is closed, but information is at http://news.uns.purdue.edu/insidepurdue/2008/080820_Regenstrief.html.

-- Faculty Mentoring Workshop. Graduate School. 9-11 a.m. Room 214CD, STEW (Note new location).

-- College Teaching Workshop Series 1: Basics of Teaching. "Designing Instruction: Where Do You Start?" For faculty, staff and grad students. Center for Instructional Excellence. 9-10:30 a.m. Weekly workshop 3 of 10 through Nov. 18 except Oct. 14 and Nov. 11. Registration required: www.cie.purdue.edu. Questions: 49-66422 or CIE@purdue.edu.

-- Chemical Engineering Dow Graduate Seminar Series. Jayant Modak, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. " Multiobjective Optimization of Pichia Pastoris Fermentations." 3 p.m. reception, Atrium, Forney Hall. 3:30-4:30 p.m. lecture, Room G140, Forney Hall.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

-- Constitution Day Celebration. Variety of events and displays. James F. Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Room 118, PMU. News release at http://news.uns.purdue.edu/x/2008b/080908VanFossenConstitution.html. Event page at http://www.purdue.edu/constitution-day/.

-- AAO/HR workshops. Choose any or all of three workshops in Staff Recruitment and Selection Series by Affirmative Action Office and Human Resource Services Employment. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact AAO at 49-47253 (voice), 49-61343 (tty), or aao@purdue.edu.

"Conducting Quality Interviews." Workshop's focus is on role of supervisors and the tools and practices that will help them. 9-9:50 a.m. Room 214AB, STEW. Online registration for this single workshop is at http://www.itap.purdue.edu/training/login/login.cfm?location=/training/registration/index.cfm&offeringid=3059&file=0.

"A Guide to Reference Checking." Workshop's focus is on the who, what, when, how, and why of reference checking. 10-10:50 a.m. Room 214AB, STEW. Online registration for this single workshop is at http://www.itap.purdue.edu/training/login/login.cfm?location=/training/registration/index.cfm&offeringid=3060&file=0.

"Diversity in Employment." Workshop's focus is conversation with ten suggestions for recruiting and retaining. 11-11:50 a.m. Room 214AB, STEW. Online registration for this single workshop is at http://www.itap.purdue.edu/training/login/login.cfm?location=/training/registration/index.cfm&offeringid=3061&file=0.

-- Purdue Working Parents Club meeting. Guest speaker: Candace Shaffer, Tippecanoe County Chapter of the Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children. Noon to 1 p.m. Room 202, STEW.

-- CyberSecurity Presentation Series. "Configuring VLAN." Information Technology Networks and Security (ITNS). Series addresses topics relevant to the work of the Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT). Noon-1:30 p.m. Room 214D, STEW.

-- Languages Matter! International Year of Languages event. Faculty forum: "Why Languages Matter in the Global University: A Multidisciplinary Faculty Forum for Exploring New Synergies." Moderator, Rabindra Mukerjea, Director of Strategic Planning and Assessment. Diversity Resource Office. 3-4:30 p.m. Room 202, STEW. More on series and panelists at www.purdue.edu/humanrel/dro/.

-- Religion and spirituality lecture. Donald Mitchell, philosophy. "Buddhist Emptiness, Christian Trinity and the Spirituality of Unity." Religious Studies Program and the Aquinas Educational Foundation. 4:30 p.m. Krannert Auditorium, Krannert Building.

-- Spanish Conversation Table. Latino Cultural Center weekly table for fall semester. For those who know basic Spanish but want to practice their conversational skills in a friendly group atmosphere. 6-7 p.m. LCC. 49-42530.

-- Congo Square Drumming Series. Purdue’s CircAfriq Drummers in New Orleans tradition. Black Cultural Center. 6-7 p.m. Multipurpose Room 1, BCC. Also Oct. 15 and Nov. 19.

Thursday, Sept. 18

-- AAO workshop: "Search and Screen Essentials." Faculty Search and Screen Procedures Series by Affirmative Action Office.  Workshop's focus is on role of faculty members of committees undertaking search and screen work. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Room 322, STEW. Online registration for this workshop is at http://www.itap.purdue.edu/training/login/login.cfm?location=/training/registration/index.cfm&offeringid=3154&file=0. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact AAO at 49-47253 (voice), 49-61343 (tty), or aao@purdue.edu.

-- Physics Department General Colloquium. Speaker: Fuqiang Wang, Purdue associate professor of physics. Title:  "Ridges and Peaks from Brookhaven." 4 p.m. PHYS 203. 

-- Purdue Shakespeare Symposium. Speakers: David Bevington, the Phyllis Fay Horton Professor of Humanities at the University of Chicago, will present "'As You Like It' on Stage and in Film." Peter Holland, the McMeel Family Professor in Shakespeare Studies at the University of Notre Dame, will speak on "Passing Through: Shakespeare, Internet and Performance." Reception at 4:30 p.m. Symposium at 5 p.m. Krannert Auditorium. Sponsored by Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Purdue Theatre and the Department of English. More at http://news.uns.purdue.edu/x/2008b/080910WhiteShakespeare.html

-- Purdue campus programming on BTN. Big Ten Network. 4 p.m. "Discovery with Delivery" (debut).

Friday, Sept. 19

-- Soccer (women’s) vs. Washington. 5 p.m. Varsity Soccer Complex. Tickets: public, $5; students $2.

-- Green Week featured lecture. Thomas L. Friedman, foreign affairs columnist, New York Times. Topic: His most recent book, "Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution -- and How It Can Renew America." College of Engineering, numerous other Purdue units sponsoring. 7:30 p.m.; book signing to follow, and book will be on sale before and after the talk. Elliott Hall of Music. Reserved tickets free but required; available while they last at Elliott box office (see hours at bottom). More about lecture at http://news.uns.purdue.edu/x/2008b/080819HirlemanFriedman.html.
Saturday, Sept. 20

-- Family Day at Purdue. Schedule coordinated and some events presented by Purdue Student Union Board. Includes 8-9 a.m. pancake breakfast hosted by President Córdova at the Armory; reservations required ($5); go to www.union.purdue.edu/PSUB/ and find Family Day; for questions about the breakfast, call (800) 213-3044. Also scheduled: 9-11 a.m. tours and open houses, post-game no-reservation barbecue, evening activities including special rates on Xtreme bowling and billiards at Union Rack & Roll. See Web site.

-- Game Day Concerts. Band Day. 9:30 a.m.: Jazz bands, followed by “All-American” Marching Band’s “Thrill on the Hill,” at Slayter Center. Post-game: Marching Band marches from stadium to Purdue Mall for concert. Purdue Bands; 49-66785 or kcmatter@purdue.edu.

-- Football vs. Central Michigan. Band Day/Family Day. Noon. Ross-Ade Stadium. Tickets: public, $40; regular employees may use CSSAC coupon from Aug. 28 Inside Purdue to buy tickets for $25.

-- PSUB Outdoor Music Series. Kyle Bledsoe performing. Purdue Student Union Board. 3 p.m. Front lawn, PMU. (Rain location: Union Commons, ground floor, PMU.)

-- BCC Friends & Family Day open house. Black Cultural Center. Immediately after the Purdue football game. Line parade from stadium to BCC with the Hot 8 Brass Band; strut your New Orleans-style items if you wish. More music, craft, activities at BCC.

Sunday, Sept. 21

-- Soccer (women’s) vs. Colorado College. 1 p.m. Varsity Soccer Complex. Tickets: public, $5; students $2.

-- Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month dinner and dance. Latino Cultural Center and local United Businesses Serving the Community. Scholarship fundraiser. $50, or table of eight for $400. 5:30 p.m. Ballrooms, PMU. To RSVP, contact UBSC at 446-8086. Send payments to UBSC, P.O. Box 4832, Lafayette, IN 47903.


All week

-- Purdue University Galleries. "Li’l Heads, Too!" Images of heads, small portraits, various media. Visitors can make and add their own work on computer. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, plus Thursday until 8 p.m.; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Stewart Center Gallery. 49-67899 or galleries@purdue.edu or www.purdue.edu/galleries. Exhibition through Oct. 12.

-- Purdue University Galleries. "'No Danger' Airplane Show." Paper or other lightweight airplanes, 4 to 20 inches, displaying fine art printmaking. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, plus Thursday until 8 p.m.; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Robert L. Ringel Gallery. 49-67899 or galleries@purdue.edu or www.purdue.edu/galleries. Exhibition through Oct. 12.


-- Exhibition: "From the Kitchen to the Classroom: Lillian Gilbreth and Home Economics." Libraries: Archives and Special Collections. Purdue researcher and innovator in efficiency methods. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Room 279, STEW. www.lib.purdue.edu/spcol. Through Sept. 26.

-- John Purdue Room Lunch Special. This week, the featured specials in the John Purdue Room are postage au pistou (soup) and pork roulade with bleu cheese & spinach (entrée). 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Stone Hall. Reservations encouraged; call 49-46845. To access the full menu and learn about other dining options from the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management: www.cfs.purdue.edu/htm/about/restaurants.shtml.


Events are free unless noted (except that conference registrations may be omitted here). Ticket prices are for single events, not any series or discount offers. An exception to the following will be noted in the listing.

For varsity athletics tickets, call the Athletic Ticket Office, (765) 494-3194 or (800) 49-SPORT [497-7678]; or visit the office in the Intercollegiate Athletic Facility. The office is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and before ticketed events at IAF, Mackey Arena and Ross-Ade Stadium. For ticketed sports events at other Purdue venues, tickets will be on sale before the event at the venue.

For Purdue Convocations and Purdue Theatre events and some others, go to ticket offices in Elliott Hall (lower level, northeast end by Hovde Hall) or Stewart Center (west lobby), or call (765) 494-3933 or (800) 914-SHOW [914-7469]. The Elliott Hall box office is open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and before ticketed events there. The Stewart Center box office is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and before ticketed events there.

Purdue Theatre tickets are sold also at the Pao Hall box office. It is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and before Purdue Theatre performances there.