Purdue Today

November 11, 2008

Today's events

Here is a list of events happening Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the West Lafayette campus.

Tuesday, Nov. 11

-- 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 2-1 and 2-2, Freehafer Hall. Online registration for this single workshop is at www.itap.purdue.edu/training/login/login.cfm?location=/training/registration/index.cfm&offeringid=3140&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 2-1 and 2-2, Freehafer Hall. Online registration for this single workshop is at www.itap.purdue.edu/training/login/login.cfm?location=/training/registration/index.cfm&offeringid=3141&file=0.

* "Diversity in Employment." Workshop's focus is conversation with ten suggestions for recruiting and retaining. 11-11:50 a.m. Room 2-1 and 2-2, Freehafer Hall. Online registration for this single workshop is at www.itap.purdue.edu/training/login/login.cfm?location=/training/registration/index.cfm&offeringid=3142&file=0.

-- Veterans Day observance. Purdue Student Union Board. Speakers: Lt. Col. Daniel W. Carpenter; Bob Mindrum, director, PMU. Music by West Lafayette High School Concert Choir. Presentation of colors; table of remembrance. 11 a.m.-noon. Great Hall, PMU; also display in Room 118. NOTE: A 21-gun salute will occur about 11:30 a.m.

-- Ethics and Science Seminar. "Ethical Considerations for the Therapeutic Use of Animals." Alan Beck, director, Center of the Human-Animal Bond at Purdue. Noon-1 p.m. Room 129, Burton Morgan. For Purdue faculty, staff and students. Registration is required at https://ias.itap.purdue.edu/rgs/wgb_workshop.disp_online_workshop.

-- Chemical Engineering Dow Graduate Seminar Series. Monika Ivantysynova, Purdue Univ. "Advanced Surface Design Based on a Fully Coupled Fluid – Structure – Thermal and Multi-body Dynamics Simulation for a New Generation of Pumps and Motors." 3 p.m. reception, Atrium, Forney Hall. 3:30-4:30 p.m. lecture, Room G140, Forney Hall.

-- Film screening and discussion. Documentary "The Price of Sugar" (2007, English and Spanish, 90 min.). Dept. of Sociology; Arican Studies program; St. Thomas Aquinas Center. A priest's struggle to gain rights for Haitian sugar cane workers in the Dominican Republic; narrated by Paul Newman. 7 p.m. Room 161, Mechanical Engineering Building. Panel discussion following.

-- Panel discussion on national drinking age. Featuring John McCardell, founder of Choose Responsibility; with John Cox, interim chief of Purdue police; Matthew Murawski, associate professor of pharmacy practice. Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Association and Purdue Student Government. 7 p.m. Loeb Playhouse, STEW. Choose Responsibility is a nonprofit organization with the mission of stimulating informed and dispassionate public discussion about the presence of alcohol in American culture and policies to lower the drinking age; more at www.chooseresponsibility.org.