Events Calendar

March 2, 2007

EDITORS: This calendar lists events on Purdue's West Lafayette campus or involving people or programs off campus during the next four weeks. Events are free, except where noted, and are open to news media coverage. New or updated listings are designated by two asterisks (**).

Events in this calendar, plus many others, are listed in Purdue's online calendar at http://calendar.purdue.edu

EVENTS

- Feb. 24. 10:30 a.m. 2007 Rube Goldberg Regional Machine Contest in the Purdue Armory. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Teams will make juice from oranges and pour the juice into a cup using 20 or more steps. Six teams will compete for the title. The Indiana high school Rube Goldberg competition begins at 2 p.m. on the same day in the same location. No cost to attend. For information, contact Cynthia Sequin, (765) 494-4192, csequin@purdue.edu.

-  Feb. 26 to March 2. Semana de la Raza/Week of the People, sponsored by the Latino Cultural Center, is a series of events intended to raise awareness on current issues facing Latinos. More information is available on the center's Web site at http://www.purdue.edu/lcc/

-  Feb. 27. 7 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 310. "A FreeZONE State of Mind" will be presented in a workshop format as a way to enhance state of mind beyond the everyday thoughts of life. It is part of Project Respect, an annual series designed to increase awareness of diversity. The workshop, sponsored by the Student Orientation Committee, will include a diversity presentation.

-  Feb. 28. 7 p.m. Beering Hall, Room 1268. Leadership and learning sessions facilitated by Learning through Experience and Awareness in Diversity peer mentors. Part of Project Respect, an annual series designed to increase awareness of diversity.

-  March 1. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Purdue Technology Center, Purdue Research Park, 3000 Kent Ave., West Lafayette. More than 92 jobs and 17 research park-based companies will be featured at the 2007 Purdue Research Park High-Tech Job Fair. The fair attracts hundreds of job seekers from around the Midwest interested in positions in the fields of engineering design, process and software engineering, life sciences, information technology, homeland security and more. Admission is free and attendees are encouraged to bring their resume. For information, visit http://www.purdueresearchpark.com/fair.

-  March 1. 8 p.m. Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. "Murderball," a documentary about the competitive sport of quadriplegic rugby featuring Mark Zupan, a Paralympic rugby player featured in "Murderball," will be shown. The event, part of Project Respect, an annual series designed to increase awareness of diversity, is sponsored by Purdue Student Union Board.

-  March 5. 7 p.m. Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. "Does Hip Hop Hate Women? A Community Dialogue." A town hall meeting sponsored by the Black Cultural Center aims to help people think through the range of issues associated with race and hip hop. A panel of leading hip-hop intellectuals, activists and authors includes Tracy Sharply-Whiting, Joan Morgan, Raquel Rivera and Mark Anthony Neal. For information, call the Black Cultural Center at (765) 494-3092.

-  March 6. 10 a.m. Purdue Memorial Union, West Faculty Lounge. Disability Awareness Month Reception, part of Project Respect, an annual series designed to increase awareness of diversity. The event is open to the public.

-  March 6. 3 p.m. Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. Mark Zupan, a Paralympic rugby player featured in "Murderball," will speak about disability awareness as part of Project Respect, an annual series designed to increase awareness of diversity.

-  March 8. Noon. Mechanical Engineering Building, Room 156. Brown Bag Luncheon: "Dimensions of the Feminine as Seen Through the Veil" will feature Mary Pilat, associate professor in curriculum and instruction as part of Project Respect, an annual series designed to increase awareness of diversity. The presentation will include images of physical and psychological examples of veiling in central Asia and the United States.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

-  Through Feb. 25. "Urinetown: The Musical." Nancy T. Hansen Theatre in the Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts. Purdue Theatre will stage the Tony Award-winning comedy. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 23-24 and at 3 p.m. on Feb. 24-25. Tickets are $18 for the general public, $15 for seniors age 62 and older and $12 for students and are available at Loeb, Elliott and Yue-Kong Pao Hall box offices or by calling (765) 494-3933 or (800) 914-SHOW.

-  March 1. 7:30 p.m. Davide Cabassi. Loeb Playhouse. Finalist of the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Cabassi made his orchestral debut at age 13. He has recorded a solo disc for BMG records called "Dancing with the Orchestra" featuring works by Bartok, De Falla, Ravel and Stravinsky. Presented by Purdue Convocations. Tickets are $11 and are available by calling (765) 494-3933 or (800) 914-SHOW.

-  March 2. 7 p.m. "Super Scientific Circus." Loeb Playhouse. Mr. Fish and Trent the Mime prove that science can be fun and funny. Using circus skills involving boomerangs, bubbles, beach balls, bull whips and magic, they introduce the principles of friction, inertia, centripetal force, aerodynamics, sonic booms, air pressure and ultraviolet light. Presented by Purdue Convocations. Tickets are $14 for the general public, $10 for students and are available by calling (765) 494-3933 or (800) 914-SHOW.

** -  March 23-24. 7 p.m. Black Cultural Center, 1100 Third St. The Haraka Writers will present the annual Haraka Fest, directed by Khari Bowden. The group is a collective of student and community writers committed to literary expression of the black experience. For information, call the Black Cultural Center at (765) 494-3092.

** -  March 23. 8 p.m. Kurt Elling Quartet. Loeb Playhouse. In just more than seven years, Elling has risen to prominence as a jazz vocalist, established himself as a composer and lyricist, and has written and directed critically acclaimed literary, artistic and musical events. Presented by Purdue Convocations. Tickets are $28 for the general public, $20 for students and are available by calling (765) 494-3933 or (800) 914-SHOW.

 

EXHIBITS 

** -  March 1-9. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. "Shoes of Memory: Holocaust Ceramic Work." Rueff Gallery, Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts. Traveling exhibition from the Vancouver Holocaust Education Center includes 70 pairs of ceramic shoes created by artist Jenny Stolzenburg. Also included are photographs of piles of shoes, clothing, hair, glasses and suitcases found in the warehouses of Auschwitz after the liberation.

** -  March 5-9. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. West Gallery, Rueff Gallery, Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts. Paintings by Sun Xiangming, a visiting scholar in visual communication design. His watercolor and gauche paintings are landscape life drawings which represent different Chinese cultures and customs.

 

LECTURES

-  Feb. 24. 7 p.m. Black Cultural Center, 1100 Third St. BCC Coffee House. For information, contact (765) 494-3092.

-  Feb. 28. 12:30 p.m. Jewish Studies Lecture Series. Stewart Center, Room 313. Joyce Field, volunteer and JewishGen vice president of data acquisition, will present "Genealogical Value of Yizkor Books."

-  March 2. 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Rawls Hall, Room 1086. Krannert Executive Forum. Lectures are part of undergraduate class but are free and open to the public as seating permits. Glenn Campbell, chief operating officer of Hat World Inc., will discuss "Blowing the Lid off Mall Retail: Entrepreneurial Hat World's Roots Began at Tippecanoe Mall."

-  March 7. 12:30 p.m. Jewish Studies Lecture Series. Stewart Center, Room 311. Stuart Robertson, lecturer in Biblical Hebrew in Purdue's Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church in West Lafayette, will present information on two courses he will be teaching. The courses are "The Bible and its Early Interpreters" and "Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity."

-  March 9. 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Rawls Hall, Room 1086. Krannert Executive Forum. Lectures are part of undergraduate class but are free and open to the public as seating permits. John Balaguer, vice president and general manager, Raytheon Technical Services Co.: "Business ethics in the defense industry."

-  March 13. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Ivy Tech Public Library, 3101 S. Creasy Lane, Lafayette. Holly Jaycox, continuing lecturer in visual and performing arts, will speak about body movement for the library's series on mind-body fitness. Sponsored by Tippecanoe County Public Library and Ivy Tech. For information, contact Sarah Brown, (765) 269-5393.

-  March 19. 7:30 p.m. Purdue Literary Reading Series. Hicks Undergraduate Library Bookstall. Heather McHugh, who teaches in the master of fine arts program for writers at Warren Wilson College and is the Milliman Writer-in-Residence at the University of Washington in Seattle, will present a poetry reading.

-  March 19. 8 p.m. Krannert Auditorium. Steven Weitzman, the Irving M. Glazer Chair of Jewish Studies at Indiana University, will present "Readers of the Lost Ark: Ancient Clues about the Lost Treasures of the Temple."

** -  March 23. 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Rawls Hall, Room 1086. Krannert Executive Forum. Lectures are part of undergraduate class but are free and open to the public as seating permits. Rodney Glass, director of quality, Motorola: "Are you global ready? Fine tuning your complete skills in our global workplace."

 

CONFERENCES

** -  March 1-9. Greater Lafayette Holocaust Remembrance Conference. Various locations on campus and surrounding community. Conference will focus on subjects ranging from the Holocaust in Nazi Germany to today's hate crimes, anti-Semitism and genocides. Registration is at 2:30 p.m. March 4 in Stewart Center, Room 214. Conference events include:

--    March 1-9. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. "Shoes of Memory: Holocaust Ceramic Work." Rueff Gallery, Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts.

--    March 2. Preconference Shabbat dinner at Purdue Hillel Foundation. RSVP by Feb. 28 by calling Hillel at (765) 743-1293. Meal is $3 for students; general public can donate as they wish.

--    March 4. 3:30 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 214. "Reflections on the Frightening Legacy of the Holocaust."

--    March 4. 4:30 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 214. "Globalization and Its Impact on Contemporary Antisemitism."

--    March 4. 6:30 p.m. Purdue Memorial Union Drawing Room. Dinner. RSVP by Feb. 27 to sue@glhrc.org. General public, $15; students, $3.

--    March 6. 7:30 p.m. St. Thomas Aquinas Center, 535 W. State St., West Lafayette. "New Directions in Jewish-Christian Dialogue."

--    March 7. 7:30 p.m. Krannert Auditorium. "A Symposium on the Darfur Catastrophe."

--    March 8. 7 p.m. Purdue Hillel Foundation. 912 W. State St., West Lafayette. 2005 film "Protocols of Zion." Discussion will follow.

March 9. 8:30 p.m. Temple Israel. 620 Cumberland Ave., West Lafayette. "Anti-Gay Activism and the Propaganda of Hate." Presentation will follow Shabbat services, which begin at 7:30 p.m.

Compiled by Christy Jones, (765) 494-1089, christyjones@purdue.edu

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