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January 4, 2002

EDITORS: This calendar lists selected Purdue events during the next four weeks. Events are free and open to the public, except where noted, and all are open to news media coverage. New or updated listings have two asterisks (**). All events in this calendar, plus many others, are listed in Purdue's online calendar.

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• Sunday, Jan. 6, 1-6:30 p.m., Winter welcome. Stewart Center. A free orientation program for transfer and first-year students who will begin classes in the spring 2002 semester. New students will hear a presentation about Purdue by a student panel. They also will have the opportunity to tour campus, attend a university resource fair, get ID cards, set up computer accounts and access class schedules. Dinner in the Purdue Memorial Union will be provided. Winter Welcome is sponsored by the Office of Admissions and funded from the Purdue University Lilly Endowment Retention Initiatives. Contact Shawna Lusk at (765) 494-2329,; Lisa Walkup, (765) 494-7854,

** • Monday, Jan. 21. 9 a.m. to noon. Affirming the Dream VII: A Day of Service. Volunteers will assist more than 25 non-profit agencies in the Greater Lafayette area and then share a luncheon.


• Friday, Jan. 18. Poncho Sanchez Latin Octet. Loeb Playhouse, Stewart Center. Presented by Purdue Convocations. Tickets $15-$22.

** • Friday through Sunday, Jan. 18, 19 and 20. Purdue Jazz Festival. Purdue Memorial Union and Stewart Center. Three-day festival of jazz concerts, clinics and student competitions.

** • Thursday, Jan. 24. 7:30 p.m. Violinist Joseph Lin. Fowler Hall, Stewart Center. Presented by Purdue Convocations. Tickets are $9.

** • Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 24, 25 and 26. 8 p.m. Purdue Theatre Festival. Experimental Theatre, Stewart Center. The undergraduate student-produced Theatre Festival plays for three evenings. Admission is free, but seating is limited.

** • Friday, Jan. 25. 8 p.m. "Spartacus" by the Moscow Grigorovich Ballet. Elliott Hall of Music. The physical prowess and emotive power of some of the best dancers Russia has to offer will provide a backdrop for this classic battle. Presented by Purdue Convocations. Tickets are $12-$34.

** • Thursday, Jan. 31. 7 p.m. American StoryFeast. Fowler Hall, Stewart Center. Three nationally known storytellers – Jon Spelman, Charlotte Blake Alston and Gayle Ross – tell tales drawn from their national heritage. Presented by Purdue Convocations. Tickets are $7-$10.

** • Friday, Feb. 1. 8 p.m. Underground Swing. Elliott Hall of Music. Swing dance event featuring Purdue's American Music Review, Lab and Concert Jazz bands.

** • Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 5 and 6. 7:30 p.m. Stomp. Elliott Hall of Music. This driving blend of movement, rhythm and music is one of the biggest hits in Convos' history, and it is coming back for two encore performances. Presented by Purdue Convocations. Tickets are $10-$36.


• Through Jan. 27. Purdue Galleries exhibit: "Sixty Square Inches – 13th Biennial National Small Print Exhibition." Robert L. Ringel Gallery, Purdue Memorial Union. The Galleries' biennial competition of small-scale, contemporary American printmaking.


** • Thursday, Jan. 17. 6:30 p.m. Harry G. Leslie Day Dinner. North Ballroom, Purdue Memorial Union. Sponsored by the Purdue College Republicans. The dinner will be followed by a presentation by retired Lt. Col. Oliver North at 8 p.m. in Loeb Playhouse, Stewart Center.


** • Monday through Friday, Jan. 7-11. Purdue Pest Control Conference. Urban and industrial pest management professionals are invited to hear speakers and industry leaders give training seminars, research and regulatory updates, product development, marketing and management hints.

** • Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 28 and 29. Indiana Horticultural Congress. Adam's Mark Hotel, Indianapolis. An annual event sponsored by several Indiana horticultural associations, the Department of Horticulture and the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Office. For more information or to register, contact Jane Slipher at (765) 494-1293.


** • Friday, Feb. 8. Board of Trustees meeting.


• Monday, Jan. 7. Spring semester begins.

** • Friday, Jan. 11. Last day for late registration.

** • Monday, Jan. 21. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Official holiday. University offices closed.

Compiled by J. Michael Willis, (765) 494-0371;

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;

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