sealPurdue Events Calendar

February 1, 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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• Saturday, Feb. 9. 11 a.m. Rube Goldberg Machine Contest. Elliott Hall of Music. This year's student teams must build a machine to secure, raise and wave the national flag in at least 20 steps.

• 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.


• 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 to $36.

• Saturday, Feb. 9. 8 p.m. Evening of Romance. Maize Catering, 625 Columbia St., Lafayette. Purdue Jazz Band plays for listening and dancing in candlelit cabaret atmosphere. Sponsored by Purdue Bands. Tickets $15 at Purdue box office.

• 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.

** • Saturday, Feb. 23. 8 p.m. Saturday Night Fish Fry. Long Center for the Performing Arts, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. Presented by Purdue Convocations. Tickets are $15 to $22.

• Sunday, Feb. 24. 2:30 p.m. Windworks. Long Center for the Performing Arts, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. Concert band music featuring Varsity, Collegiate and University Concert bands.

** • Sunday, Feb. 24. 3 p.m. National Acrobats of China. Elliott Hall of Music. Presented by Purdue Convocations. Tickets are $10 to $24.


• 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.


** • Thursday, Feb. 7. 4:30 p.m. Spring 2002 Philosophy Colloquium Series. University Hall, Room 201. William L. Craig will speak on "Time and the Metaphysics of Reality."

• 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. 10:30 a.m. Dean's Pharmacy Executive Forum Lecture Series. Heine Pharmacy Building, Room 164. Marilyn K. Speedie, dean of the College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, will speak on "Building Bridges to the Future: A Career in Academia."

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

• Wednesday, Feb. 13. 12:30 p.m. Jewish Studies Noon Lecture and Discussion Series. Liberal Arts and Education Building, Room 2291. 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."

• Friday, Feb. 22. 11:30 a.m. Krannert Executive Forum. Krannert Auditorium, Krannert Building. Ronald W. Dollens, president and CEO of Guidant Corp., will speak on "Turbulent Times – What Matters Most Right Now."

** • Friday, Feb. 22. 10:30 a.m. Dean's Pharmacy Executive Forum Lecture Series. Heine Pharmacy Building, Room 164. Mark Foglesong, executive director of animal health and cephalosporin networks, Eli Lilly and Co., Indianapolis, will speak on "Change Management and Jumbo Shrimp: A Case Study for Implementing Change in the Manufacturing Organization at Eli Lilly and Company."

• Thursday, Feb. 27. 12:30 p.m. Jewish Studies Noon Lecture and Discussion Series. Stewart Center, Room 320. Jun Miyamoto, Department of Physics, will speak on "Converting to Judaism: A Personal Journey."


• Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 28 to March 2. Intercollegaite Men's Choruses National Seminar. The Purdue Varsity Glee Club is playing host for the biannual national seminar. Contact: David Huhnke, marketing director for Purdue Musical Organizations, (765) 494-3949,


** • Sunday, Feb.10, 2-6 p.m. The Purdue University chapters of the Society of Women Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers will host their 28th Annual Job Fair and Awards Program. Purdue Memorial Union, South Ballroom.

• 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.

** • Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 26-28. Keeping Kids Safe Workshop. Brown County Inn, Nashville, Ind. This workshop for community leaders and professionals who work with youth will emphasize awareness and prevention of juvenile violence. The cost of the three-day conference is $120 or $50 for a single-day session. Preregistration is due by Feb. 15 to Pam Robbins, Department of 4-H Youth, Purdue University, 1161 AGAD Building, West Lafayette, Ind. 47907.


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

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

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;

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