Purdue Today

November 5, 2007

Events this week

Here is a list of events happening Nov. 5-11 at the West Lafayette campus.

All week

-- Exhibition: "Dried -- Cracked -- Wet -- Dripping -- Blooming Installations by Charles A. Gick." Internationally known artist and Purdue art and design professor. Stewart Center Gallery. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, plus Thursday until 8 p.m.; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Purdue University Galleries, Patti and Rusty Rueff Department of Visual and Performing Arts. Through Dec. 2.

-- Exhibition: "Does Gender Still Matter?" Works by eight artists about gender in contemporary society. Robert L. Ringel Gallery, Purdue Memorial Union. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, plus Thursday until 8 p.m.; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Purdue University Galleries, Patti and Rusty Rueff Department of Visual and Performing Arts. Through Dec. 2.


-- Exhibition opening: Islamic architecture, curated by David Parrish, professor of art history. Includes photographs of Islamic architecture, examples of religious writings, and prayer rugs. Rueff Galleries, Pao Hall. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Purdue University Galleries, Patti and Rusty Rueff Department of Visual and Performing Arts. 49-62958. Nov. 5-23. (For curator lecture, see entry under Nov. 5.)

-- John Purdue Room lunch specials: Puree of lentil; pork roulade with blue cheese & spinach. To access the menu: http://www.cfs.purdue.edu/HTM/about/restaurants.shtml.

Through Friday

-- Open enrollment for flexible benefits -- medical insurance plan, etc. Human Resource Services. Packets were mailed Oct. 26; if you should have received one but did not, call 49-42222. Through Nov. 9. www.purdue.edu/benefits.

Monday, Nov. 5

-- OnePurdue Town Hall. Topic: Student systems and an overview of how work procedures may be affected by changes that will occur within the Financial Aid, Bursar/Student Accounts, Admissions and Registrar's offices. 1-3 p.m. Fowler Hall, Stewart Center. Questions: onepurdue@purdue.edu.

-- Bioethics Seminar Series. Leigh Raymond, political science. "The Ethics and Politics of Climate Change." 5-7 p.m. Room 121, Burton Morgan Center. www.purdue.edu/bioethics. Registration recommended at https://ias.itap.purdue.edu/rgs/wgb_workshop.disp_online_workshop.

-- Curator lecture with Islamic architecture exhibition. "Sacred Spaces of Islam: Mosque Design and Related Arts." David Parrish, art history. 5 p.m. Rueff Galleries, Pao Hall.

-- Coach Tiller Radio Show. 6 p.m. Pappy's Sweet Shop, Purdue Memorial Union. The one-hour radio show takes place live each Monday throughout the football season.

-- Purdue Varsity Glee Club. Purdue Musical Organizations. 7:30 p.m. At Old Masters all-campus reception. Hillenbrand Hall.

-- Old Masters public reception. 8 p.m. Atrium, Hillenbrand Hall.

Tuesday, Nov. 6

-- College Teaching Workshop Series 1: Basics of Teaching. "Subjective Tests and Assigning Grades." For faculty, staff and grad students. Center for Instructional Excellence. 9-10:30 a.m. Registration required: www.cie.purdue.edu.

-- All Campus and Community Chorale concert. Purdue Musical Organizations. 7-8 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 1700 State Road 26 West (one-quarter mile west of Airport Road).

Wednesday, Nov. 7

-- Supervisory skills workshops: new series. Affirmative Action Office and Human Resource Services-Employment. Attend any or all. Room 206, Stewart Center. To reserve a space at a session, for more information, or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Affirmative Action Office at 494-7253 or aao@purdue.edu. 9-9:50 a.m.:  "Conducting Quality Interviews." 10-10:50 a.m.: "A Guide to Reference Checking." 11-11:50 a.m.: "Diversity in Employment."

-- World Film Forum. "To Live." (1994; subtitles, 125 min.). Host: Weijie Song, Chinese. Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures. 5 p.m. WL Public Library, 208 W. Columbia St.

-- Writers Harvest. Readings to collect food or funds for Food Finders local food bank. Presented by Sycamore Review. Readers: guest Donald Bain, author of "Murder, She Wrote" series and dozens of other books; faculty members Donald Platt, poet, Mary Leader, poet, and Bich Minh Nguyen, memoirist and novelist. 7:30 p.m. Room 210, Matthews Hall. Request contributions: adults, $7; students, $5; or five nonperishable food items.

Thursday, Nov. 8

-- Discovery Lecture Series. "Global Business Development in Life Sciences." Keynote: G. Steven Burrill. With morning Kauffman Campus Best Practices Workshop on entrepreneurial skills. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Ross-Ade Pavilion. Details and registration: www.purdue.edu/dp/dls or call 49-43662.

-- Science Journalism Laureates town hall. 9:30-11 a.m. Commons, Lawson Computer Science Building. www.sciencejournalismlaureates.net/2007/.

-- Science Journalism Laureates convocation. 3-5 p.m. Commons, Lawson Computer Science Building. www.sciencejournalismlaureates.net/2007/.

-- Sterling Plumpp, poet. Black Cultural Center. 7 p.m. Room 214, STEW.

-- Film showing. "The Odyssey" (1997, 176 min., Andrei Konchalovsky). Classical Studies. 7 p.m. Room 239, Stanley Coulter Hall.  On Nov. 15, Keith Dickson, classicial studies, will lead a discussion of the film at 7:30 p.m. in the same room. The discussion is titled "Homer in Hollywood: Odysseus's Homecoming in American Popular Culture."

-- PSUB Jazz Night. Featuring "Don't Satiate the Hate" and "Cause and Affect." Purdue Student Union Board. 7-9 p.m. Union Commons, ground floor, PMU.

-- Men's basketball vs. Saginaw Valley State (exhibition). 8 p.m. Mackey Arena. Tickets: $18.

Nov. 8-12

-- All OnePurdue applications unavailable from 6 p.m. Thursday to 8 a.m. Monday. System software will be updated and tested while the production system is temporarily "frozen." This required maintenance must be performed now so Purdue can run year-end payroll work and produce employee W-2 forms in January. To learn more or check for schedule changes, www.purdue.edu/onepurdue.

Friday, Nov. 9

-- Ecological Sciences & Engineering Symposium: "Keeping the World Green: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Sustainability." Interdisciplinary gathering including graduate research and poster session. Center for the Environment, Discovery Park. 9 a..m.-5 p.m. Rooms 206, 218, 302/306, Stewart Center. laddb@purdue.edu or 49-41949.

-- Veterans Day observance. Speakers, patriotic songs by Purduettes, Table of Remembrance. Purdue Student Union Board. 11-11:30 a.m. Great Hall, PMU. "An American Hero" poster display in Room 118. 49-48976.

-- Regenstrief Center Brownbag Speaker Series. 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Room 203, Mann Hall. Bring your lunch and learn about the latest in Purdue healthcare delivery research. This week: Organ Donation. Speaker: Susan Morgan, associate professor, Department of Communication.

-- Purdue Electronic Theater Screening. Class of 1950 Lecture Hall. 4:30 p.m.: Paul Debevec, associate professor at USC and 2007 Siggraph Animation Chair, presents "New Techniques for Acquiring, Rendering and Displaying Human Preformances." 6 p.m. High-definition screening of 2007 Siggraph Electronic Theater. Free to ACM Siggraph student members, $5 general public. www.purdue.edu/siggraph

-- Volleyball (women's) vs. Iowa. 7 p.m. Intercollegiate Athletic Facility. Tickets: adult, $9-$8; student, $6-$5.

-- NOTE: The Purdue Convocations presentation of Rosanne Cash scheduled for this date has been canceled.

Nov. 9-10

-- Flicks at Fowler film series. "Superbad." 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Fowler Hall, STEW. Admission: public, $4; Purdue student ID, $2. Films subject to change. 49-48976.

Saturday, Nov. 10

-- Game Day Concerts. 10 a.m.: "All-American" Marching Band's "Thrill on the Hill" at Slayter Center. Post-game: Marching Band marches from stadium to Purdue Mall for concert. Purdue Bands; 49-66785 or kcmatter@purdue.edu.

-- Football vs. Michigan State. Noon. Ross-Ade Stadium. Tickets: $45.

-- 2007 Chinese Speech and Performance Contest. Sponsored by Purdue's Confucius Institute. 1-5 p.m. Room 239, Stanley Coulter. Purdue students, as well as students from West Lafayette and Lafayette school corporations, will perform songs, skits and Kongfu, which is a martial art. The event is free and open to the public.

-- Volleyball (women's) vs. Minnesota. 8 p.m. Intercollegiate Athletic Facility. Tickets: adult, $9-$8; student, $6-$5.