Purdue Today

October 8, 2009

Today's events

Here is a list of events happening Thursday, Oct. 8, at the West Lafayette campus.

Thursday, Oct. 8

-- Symposium on Vaccine Research: New Developments and Opportunities. Center for Global Research and Intervention in Infectious Diseases, an affiliate of Bindley Bioscience Center. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Room 121, Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship. Keynote at 9 a.m.: Gregory Poland, director of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group and editor-in-chief of the journal Vaccine. Free, but registration required: www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/C-GRIID/fall09symposium.php. Questions: 49-42276 or lml@purdue.edu.

-- Pre-enrollment benefits information session with CIGNA. HRS Staff Benefits. Presentation of 20-30 minutes by CIGNA (Purdue's 2010 medical plan administrator) followed by Q&A. 9-11 a.m. Room 1142, Lawson Computer Science Building. More including list of all pre-enrollment session times at http://news.uns.purdue.edu/insidepurdue/2009/091002_CIGNASessions.html.

-- OIE/HR Staff Recruitment and Selection Series workshops. Choose any or all of three workshops (see next paragraphs below) by Office of Institutional Equity and Human Resource Services Employment. To register online, go to www.purdue.edu/ethics/oie/events.shtml and click on the appropriate workshop title(s) by date. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact OIE at 49-47253 (voice), 49-61343 (tty), or equity@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 204, STEW.

* "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 204, STEW.

* "Diversity in Employment." Workshop's focus is conversation with suggestions for recruiting and retaining. 11-11:50 a.m. Room 204, STEW.

-- College Teaching Workshop Series 2: Expanding Your Teaching Toolkit. "How to Get Your Students to Take Responsibility for Their Learning." Pete Bill, basic medical sciences. For faculty, staff and grad students. Center for Instructional Excellence. 9-10:30 a.m. Workshop 4 of 5 in series through Oct. 22. Registration required: www.cie.purdue.edu. Questions: 49-66422 or CIE@purdue.edu.

-- "Global China Forum: Images of China." Confucius Institute at Purdue, others. All day to 9 p.m. Rooms 202 and 206, STEW. An Experience Liberal Arts month event. More at www.cla.purdue.edu/experience/events/?e=20090026.

-- Purdue campus programming on BTN. Big Ten Network. 10:30 a.m.: "Boiler Bytes 3." 4:30 p.m.: " Boiler Bytes 3." Summary of Big Ten athletics and Purdue-produced campus programming on BTN is at www.bigtennetwork.com/schedule/Big-Ten-Network-Purdue-programming.asp.

-- Physics Department General Colloquium. Kameshar Wali, Syracuse Univ. "Styendra Nath Bose (1874-1974) and S. Chandrasekhar (1910-1995)." 3:30 p.m.: Refreshments in Room 242, Physics Building. 4 p.m.: Talk in Room 203, Physics Building. More at www.physics.purdue.edu/colloq.

-- Author lecture. Helena Maria Viramontes, Cornell Univ. Latino Cultural Center, Latin American and Latino Studies, others. 4 p.m. Room 218C&D, STEW. See also book reading on Friday. An Experience Liberal Arts month event. More at www.cla.purdue.edu/experience/events/?e=20090029.

-- Philosophy colloquium. "Modes of Knowing: Autism, Fiction, and Second-person Perspectives." Eleonore Stump, Saint Louis University. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Room 1268, Beering Hall. An Experience Liberal Arts month event.

-- "Waiting for Godot": The Classical Theatre of Harlem's production of Samuel Beckett's play. Convocations, Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Loeb Playhouse, STEW. With Experience+ options. Tickets: $28-$20. More at www.convocations.org.



All week

-- Exhibition: "Living Stone: The Casts Project." Purdue University Galleries. Setting in keeping with studio practice, using prints by Jim Dine, plaster casts, and artworks from classes and visitors. Through Sunday (Oct. 11) in Stewart Center Gallery. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, plus until 8 p.m. Thursday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. More about Galleries is at www.purdue.edu/galleries.

-- Exhibition: Rotating Selections from the Permanent Collection. Purdue University Galleries. Current: "Shrouds, Masks, and the Floating World." Robert L. Ringel Gallery, PMU. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, plus Thursday until 8 p.m.; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. More about Galleries is at www.purdue.edu/galleries.



-- Exhibition: "Purdue's Place in Space: From the Midwest to the Moon."  Libraries Archives and Special Collections. Includes items from Neil Armstrong, Eugene Cernan and other Purdue astronaut alumni in celebration of 40 years since the first moon landing. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center, fourth floor, STEW. Through Oct. 30. More at www.lib.purdue.edu/spcol. For a group tour, call 49-42839.

-- John Purdue Room Lunch Special. This week, the featured specials in the John Purdue Room are cream of mushroom (soup) and salmon cakes (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. More at www.purduesports.com.

For Purdue Convocations and Purdue Theatre events and some others as announced, 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 two hours before ticketed events there. The Stewart Center box office is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and two hours 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 two hours before ticketed events there.

More about box offices and venues is at www.housing.purdue.edu/HTML/HallOfMusic.