sealPurdue Events Calendar

January 18, 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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• 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.

• Monday, Jan. 21. 7 p.m. Affirming the Dream VII: Acts of Justice. Loeb Playhouse, Stewart Center. David Fankhauser, a white freedom rider during the civil rights movement in the 1960s, will present the keynote address. The program, which pays tribute to the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., also will feature performances by the Human RITE Theater, the Purdue Bell Choir and the Black Cultural Center's Jahari Dance Troupe.

• Saturday, Feb. 2. 11:30 a.m. Ag Alumni Fish Fry. Cumberland Place Exhibition Center, 1780 Cumberland Ave., West Lafayette. Former U.S. Senator Bob Dole will be the featured speaker as the Fish Fry moves to a new location and a Saturday schedule. Tickets: $15. Contact: Donya Lester, Ag Alumni executive secretary, (765) 494-8594,

** • Monday, Feb. 18. 8:30 a.m. Purdue's for Me. Stewart Center. Admissions program designed for students who have been admitted but are still undecided about coming to Purdue, have not yet visited the campus or have last-minute questions about Purdue.


• 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.

** • Friday through Sunday, Feb. 15-17 and 22-24. "The Tempest." Loeb Playhouse, Stewart Center. Purdue Theatre presenting the Shakespeare classic. Tickets: $12 and $14 for the public; $8 and $10 for students and senior citizens.

** • Friday, Feb. 15. 8 p.m. "Ragtime." Elliott Hall of Music. Based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow and played against a backdrop of this nation's history, "Ragtime" has been called "the musical of a new century." Presented by Purdue Convocations. Tickets: $12 to $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.

• Feb. 4-22. Purdue Galleries exhibit "The Still Life Project." Ralph G. Beelke Gallery, Creative Arts Building 2. Still life arrangements will be assembled for visitors to study and create their own works, which will then be displayed on the gallery walls in a salon-style exhibition.

• Feb. 4 through March 22. Purdue Galleries exhibit: "Serial Thinking" The Zeuxis Group. Robert L. Ringel Gallery, Purdue Memorial Union. Group exhibit, each artist will present multiple still-life images. Opening reception 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7.


** • Friday, Jan. 25. 10:30 a.m. Dean's Pharmacy Executive Forum. Room 164, Heine Pharmacy Building. Robert W. Dollens, president and chief executive officer of Guidant Corp., Indianapolis, will speak on "It's not about Pharmacy; It's about Pharmaceuticals, Clinical Trials, Regulatory Affairs, Medical Technology, Leadership and Business Strategy! Or is it about Pharmacy?"

** • Friday, Jan. 25. 11:30 a.m. Krannert Executive Forum. Krannert Auditorium, Krannert Building. Wade Lange, president and CEO of Indiana Health Industry Forum, will speak on "Management of a Non-profit Organization, the Indiana Health Industry Forum."

** • Wednesday, Jan. 30. 12:30 p.m. Jewish Studies Noon Lecture and Discussion Series. Stewart Center, Room 313. Michael Simpson, Lafayette area businessman, will speak on "Allach: My Experience with Typhus."

** • Friday, Feb. 1. 11:30 a.m. Krannert Executive Forum. Krannert Auditorium, Krannert Building. Breck Hanson, executive vice president of commercial real estate for LaSalle Bank, will speak on "Krannert ... to a B-52 Cockpit ... to a Bank."

** • Friday, Feb. 8. 10 a.m. Professional Development Presentation. Fowler Hall, Stewart Center. Les Parrott III, a professor in clinical psychology at Seattle Pacific University, will speak on "Bringing Out the Best in the People You Work With." This event is free and open to Purdue University administrative and professional staff. Sponsored by the Administrative and Professional Staff Advisory Committee.

** • Friday, Feb. 8. 11:30 a.m. Krannert Executive Forum. Krannert Auditorium, Krannert Building. Roger Miller, senior quality advisor global laboratory operations for Eli Lilly, will speak on "Partner Well, Lead Better."

** • Wednesday, Feb. 13. 12:30 p.m. Jewish Studies Noon Lecture and Discussion Series. Elias Franses, professor of chemical engineering, will speak on "How Did the Jews from Greece Fare During the Holocaust?"

** • Friday, Feb. 15. 11:30 a.m. Krannert Executive Forum. Krannert Auditorium, Krannert Building. David Omholt, senior manager for Accenture, will speak on "Fast Tracking with Integrity."


• 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.


• Wednesday, Jan. 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Living in an Inclusive Society." Stewart Center, Room 214. The workshop will feature presentations on celebrating diversity, religious diversity, workplace diversity, teaching to diversity and understanding sexual orientation. A film on dealing with hate will be shown at noon, followed by a discussion. Registration is required by Jan. 15. Contact Angela Walker, Diversity Resource Office, (765) 494-7307.

• Monday through Wednesday, Feb. 11-13. Intern Expo. Purdue Memorial Union ballrooms. Purdue Engineering Student Council is sponsoring this job fair.

** • Saturday, Feb. 16. 10 a.m. Diversity Workshop. Stewart Center. Sponsored by Student Activities and Organizations and Office of the Dean of Students, the workshop is designed to educate student leaders on the topics of diversity and multicultural programming.


** • Friday, Feb. 8. 9 a.m. Board of Trustees meeting. Stewart Center, Room 326.


• 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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