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

EVENTS

-- 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, jenniferjeanbailey@hotmail.com.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

-- 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.

-- 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 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.

 

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

** -- 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.

 

WORKSHOPS

** -- 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, sfurlow@purdue.edu.

 

CONFERENCES

-- 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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