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March 9, 2007

Events Calendar

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

7:30 p.m. Mock Trial: Brown vs. Board of Education. Purdue Memorial Union Faculty Lounges. The mock trial will feature five actors reenacting the important series of cases. A display of historical documents will show the history of the educational system in Kansas beginning in the 1850s.

** -- March 24. 4-6 p.m. Purdue Cancer Benefit. Columbus Club, 121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis. Sponsored by Purdue Musical Organizations and the Purdue Cancer Center, the fourth annual fundraiser will include a reception, a performance by the Purduettes, desserts, speakers, a cash bar and giveaways. Cocktail attire is appropriate. A tax-deductible gift of $30 for the general public and $15 for students is requested. Proceeds will benefit an endowed scholarship that will alternate between a PMO student and a student doing research at the Purdue Cancer Center. To make reservations, call (765) 494-3941.

** -- March 25 to April 14. Purdue International Festival. Various locations on and around campus. The festival is an opportunity for university students, faculty and staff to acknowledge, explore and celebrate the many cultures that are represented by nearly 5,000 international students and 700 visiting scholars from 127 countries who work or study at Purdue. A listing of events is available at http://www.iss.purdue.edu/pif

 

ENTERTAINMENT

-- 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.

-- March 29. 7:30 p.m. Ethos Percussion Group. Loeb Playhouse. For more than 15 years, Ethos Percussion has presented a diverse world of percussion music to audiences. Presented by Purdue Convocations. Tickets are $26 for the general public, $16 for students and are available by calling (765) 494-3933 or (800) 914-SHOW.

** -- March 29. 7:30 p.m. Running Dry. Purdue Memorial Union, South Ballroom. Documentary about global water crisis surrounding China, Africa, the Middle East and the American Southwest. A discussion will follow the film. Sponsored by Starbucks and organized by the Purdue Student Union Board.

** -- March 30 to April 7. Living Out. Carole and Gordon Mallett Theatre in Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Performing Arts. Play explores the relationship of a Salvadoran nanny and the Anglo-Caucasian mother who hires here. A production of Purdue Theatre and the Latino Cultural Center. Evening performances will be offered at 7:30 p.m. on March 30-31 and April 4-7. Matinees will be offered at 3 p.m. on March 31 and April 1 and April 7. Tickets are $7.50 for the general public and $6 for students and are available at the Stewart Center, Elliott and Pao Hall box offices or by calling (765) 494-3933 or (800) 914-SHOW.

-- April 1. 3 p.m. Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse. The Black Voices of Inspiration will perform their spring concert. The director is Twana Harris. The ensemble's repertoire includes traditional spirituals, gospel and jazz music by African-American composers. Admission is $5 for students and $7 for the general public. For information, call the Black Cultural Center at (765) 494-3092.

** -- April 6-7. 7 p.m. Black Cultural Center, 1100 Third St. The New Directional Players will present their spring production. The director is McKenya Dilworth. For information, call the Black Cultural Center at (765) 494-3092.

 

EXHIBITS

 ** -- Through April 22. Ekphrasis: Writing on the Collection. Robert L. Ringel Gallery, Purdue Memorial Union. Ekphrasis is a term to denote poetry or poetic writing concerning itself with the visual arts, artistic objects and/or highly visual scenes. Visitors can express themselves through writing about the artworks on display. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday and from 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

** -- Through April 22. Discontinuum: Photographs by Jane Calvin. Stewart Center Gallery. Her images are created by montaging projected imagery and found objects into room-sized assemblages, which she then photographs in color. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday and from 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

 

LECTURES

-- 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 22. 5:30 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 218. Jane Calvin, an artist from Chicago with an exhibit in the Stewart Center Gallery, will speak and a reception will then follow in Stewart Center Gallery.

-- 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."

** -- March 26. 8 p.m. Krannert Auditorium. Archbishop Celestino Migliore, the Vatican's permanent observer to the United Nations, will give a public lecture titled "Coming Together to Debate and Deliver on the Challenges Confronting the World." Migliore, appointed as Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations by the late Pope John Paul II in 2002, has championed the global issues of health, small arms trading, workers rights and poverty. Discovery Park and the Aquinas Educational Foundation are sponsoring the visit. For information, contact Barbara Doremire, (765) 494-3153, bjd@purdue.edu.

-- March 28. 12:30 p.m. Jewish Studies Lecture Series. Stewart Center, Room 313. Maren Linett, assistant professor of English at Purdue, will present, "Inauthenticity and the Modernist 'Jew.'"

-- March 29. 7:30 p.m. Purdue Literary Reading Series. Hicks Undergraduate Library Bookstall. Donald Platt, associate professor of English at Purdue, will present a poetry reading from his new book "My Father Says Grace."

-- March 30. 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. Michele Fanner, wealth management adviser, United Bank of Switzerland: "Creating opportunities."

-- March 30. 10:30 a.m. Pfendler Hall auditorium. Avanelle Kirksey Lecture Series. Teresa Davis, associate professor of pediatrics at the Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine, will present "Insulin and Amino Acids Are Critical Regulators of Neonatal Muscle Growth." The lecture, presented by the Department of Foods and Nutrition, is free and open to the public. A short luncheon will follow in Stone Hall's John Purdue Room. For more information, or to RSVP for the lunch, call (765) 494-8231 or (800) 535-7303.

** -- April 6. 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. Colleen Repplier, president of Creative Touch Interiors, Home Depot: "Top 10 Learnings on How to Manage Your Own Career."

 

STUDENTS

** -- March 23. Deadline for 2007 Homecoming King and Queen applications. Applicants must be full-time students carrying at least 12 credit hours. Applications are available in the Purdue Student Union Board office in Purdue Memorial Union, Room 268, or online at http://www.union.purdue.edu/psub. Seven copies of the form and $10 is due by 5 p.m. March 23.

 

CONFERENCES

-- Through March 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. Conference events include:

    Through March 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 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.

** -- April 6-7. 2007 Purdue Student Pugwash Midwest Conference - Space and Society: Challenges and Opportunities. The conference is held to increase awareness of current techno-societal issues. This year's conference will focus on space exploration and its effects on society. Bill Nye will be a featured speaker. Space in sessions may be limited. Registration fees are $25 for the general public and $20 for students. For registration information, contact Nona Schaler at (765) 494-2756, njschaler@purdue.edu Additional information about the conference including a list of sessions is available at http://pugwash.student-orgs.purdue.edu/conference

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

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