March 16, 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
**March 21. 4 p.m. U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns will visit Purdue. Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. Johanns will give a presentation on the Bush administration's proposed Farm Bill, followed by a roundtable discussion on renewable fuels research led by Purdue Agriculture researcher Bernie Tao. Tao and other Purdue researchers will highlight progress in biofuels research and take questions from Johanns and the audience. USDA chief economist Keith Collins also will participate in the discussion.
**March 22. 7:30 p.m. Mock Trial: Brown vs. the 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 A display of historical documents will show the history of the educational system in Kansas beginning in the 1850s.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 22. 7:30 p.m. Eisenhower Series College Program public forum. Wetherill Laboratory of Chemistry, Room 172. Purdue's Department of Political Science will sponsor the free forum, "National Security for a New Era: Challenges in the Complex Strategic Environment of the 21st Century." The forum, sponsored by the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Security Series, seeks to encourage dialogue on national security and other public policy issues between senior officers of the U.S. military and the general public.
-- 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
** -- March 26. 5:30-7 p.m. Opening reception for silent art auction benefiting the Wade Steffey reward fund. Waldron Art Center, Fountain Square Mall, Bloomington. More than 60 pieces of artwork have been donated by Lafayette, Bloomington and surrounding area artists for the auction. All proceeds will be donated to the Wade Steffey reward fund. At the reception, food will be available and local musicians O2R will perform. For information, contact event organizer Jennifer Bailey, (812) 336-6296, firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- 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.
** -- April 19. 7:30 p.m. Diavolo. Loeb Playhouse. Diavolo's approach to dance examines the ways individuals interact with their environment. Doors, chairs and stairways provide backdrop for their dramatic movements. Presented by Purdue Convocations. Tickets are $26 for the general public, $18 for students and are available by calling (765) 494-3933 or (800) 914-SHOW.
** -- April 21. 7 p.m. Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse. The Jahari Dance Troupe presents their Spring Revue. The troupe performs a repertoire choreographed by K. Iega Jeff that includes African, ballet, folk, jazz, tap and modern dance. Admission is $5 for students and $7 for the public. For information, call the Black Cultural Center at (765) 494-3092.
-- 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.
-- 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, email@example.com.
-- 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."
** -- April 13. 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. Thomas Riordan, president and chief operating officer, Terex Corp.: "Being Flexible + Adding Value = Very Valuable."
** -- April 16. 3:30-5 p.m. Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse. Discovery Park, in collaboration with Lilly Endowment, Honeywell Corp. and Nobel Media AB, is holding a Discovery Lecture Series event with keynote speaker John L. Hall, who shared the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2005. His talk is titled "Making a Big Deal out of the Small Decimal Digits: The Remarkable Utility of Precision Measurement." After the keynote lecture, Purdue President Martin C. Jischke will join Hall onstage for an armchair conversation titled "What's Next for Science?" Hall shared the Nobel Prize for his role in developing laser-based precision spectroscopy, which allows scientists to measure frequencies with an accuracy of 15 digits. This technique helps researchers develop extremely accurate clocks and improved global positioning satellite technology. More information is available at: http://www.purdue.edu/dp/dls/hall/
** -- April 19. 8 p.m. Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. Poet, fiction writer and performer Sherman Alexie will be reading and discussing at the 76th annual Purdue Literary Awards. Alexie is the author of 17 books including the PEN/Hemingway-award winning short story collection "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven," which also won a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award.
** -- April 20. 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. Tom Zwolan, director of consumer research, La-Z-Boy: "Making the La-Z-Boy Brand Relevant in the 21st Century."
-- 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 are due by 5 p.m. March 23.
-- 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, firstname.lastname@example.org Additional information about the conference including a list of sessions is available at http://pugwash.student-orgs.purdue.edu/conference
** -- March 22. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Venture Out Business Center, 975 Industrial Drive, Madison, Ind. The Purdue Technical Assistance Program will offer a free program on the principles of lean manufacturing and value-stream mapping. The Southern Indiana Manufacturing Network also will highlight best practices in manufacturing of its member companies. The program is designed to help Indiana manufacturers better capitalize on growth opportunities by forming strategic partnerships and alliances between member organizations. Assisting the program are the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce, Madison-Jefferson County Economic Development Corp., and the Indiana Small Business Development Corp. To register, contact Sean Furlow, (317) 850-0260, email@example.com.
** -- March 24. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Hope for Homeless Cats." Wabash Landing, 335 Brown St., next to the Wabash Landing 9 theater. The student chapter of the American Association of Feline Practitioners is sponsoring a community project with the Tippecanoe Humane Society for an adoption event called "Hope for Homeless Cats." The students hope to find homes for older cats that would otherwise have difficulty being adopted from the Humane Society.
** -- April 9. Noon to 4 p.m. Krannert Drawing Room. Blood drive sponsored by the Krannert Doctoral Student Association. Prizes to be given through a game of skill. For information, contact Bart Sharp, Department of Strategic Management, Krannert, (765) 494-9922, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compiled by Christy Jones, (765) 494-1089, email@example.com
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