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March 23, 2007

NEWS 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

-- 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 memorial fund. Waldron Art Center, Fountain Square Mall, Bloomington. More than 90 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 memorial 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.

** -- March 28. 6-8 p.m. Fashionista Runway Fashion Show. Macy's at Tippecanoe Mall, 2415 Sagamore Parkway South, Lafayette, Ind. Students from Purdue University's Department of Consumer Sciences and Retailing will be models in an event sponsored by Macy's and INC International Concepts. Also free will be hors d'oeurves, music and fashion advice from an INC fashion expert. Complimentary cosmetics gift while supplies last. Macy's is making a $500 donation to support the efforts of the Purdue Retail Organization and Purdue Fashion Association. For information, contact faculty adviser Sally Harmon at (765) 494-8306.

 

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.

** -- March 30. 8 p.m. Purdue's Super Jazz Jam. Loeb Playhouse. The Purdue Jazz Band, Lab Jazz Band, Concert Jazz Band and the American Music Repertory Ensemble will perform.

-- 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 11. 8 p.m. Laugh Out Loud Comedy Show. Loeb Playhouse. Roy Wood Jr. and Josh Sneed will perform. Sponsored by the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity and the Student Concert Committee as part of Greek Week Activities. Tickets are $10 and are available by calling (765) 494-3933 or (800) 914-SHOW, visiting a campus box office or Ticketmaster.

-- 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

-- 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 28. 1 p.m. Top NASA administrator to speak at Purdue about history, future of aerospace engineering. Stewart Center Fowler Hall. Michael Griffin, who was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the 11th administrator for NASA in 2005, will present "System engineering and the two cultures of engineering." He will focus his talk on the development of aerospace during the past century. The event is free and open to the public. For information, contact Cynthia Sequin, Purdue News Service, (765) 494-4192, csequin@purdue.edu.

-- 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 3. 4:15 p.m. Electrical Engineering Building, Room EE190. Cable Mavericks Lecture Series. Doug Hurst, Purdue alumnus and senior vice president and general manager of non-linear distribution at Scripps Networks, will talk about the cable telecommunications industry. The lecture, presented by the Department of Communication and trade organization The Cable Center, is part of a series that takes cable executives on campuses to deliver lectures, promote discussion and dispense career advice to undergraduate and graduate students. Contact Howard Sypher,  hsypher@purdue.edu, (765) 494-3300.

-- 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 10. 3 p.m. Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. Emily Stover DeRocco, assistant secretary of the Employment and Training Administration in the U.S. Department of Labor, will give the keynote address for the College of Technology's Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series. The title of her talk is "Maintaining America's Competitiveness in the 21st Century Global Economy: WIRED (Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development)." There will be a brief question-and-answer session after her speech. Her talk is part of Purdue's inaugural Technology Week.

** -- April 12. 2:30 p.m. Rawls Hall, Room 3082. Former AT&T executive Dick Martin will discuss anti-Americanism in business as he challenges business leaders to accept their share of responsibility at a lecture sponsored by the Purdue Center for International Business and Research (CIBER), the Krannert School of Management and the Department of Communication. Martin will discuss his book "Rebuilding Brand America, " which explores anti-Americanism from its causes and earliest manifestations to current efforts at its mitigation.

-- 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."

** -- April 23. 1:30-4 p.m. Purdue Memorial Union. Two national leaders in the health-care field will deliver talks at a Discovery Lecture Series event organized by the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering in Purdue University's Discovery Park. Stephen Shortell, dean of the School of Public Health at the University of California-Berkeley, will begin the lecture series with a 1:30 p.m. talk titled "Marriage of Medicine and Management: Sustaining Improvements in Delivery, Quality, Cost and Outcomes." That will be followed by a 3 p.m. lecture by Karen Davis, president of the Boston-based Commonwealth Fund. Her talk is titled, "Achieving the Best: The Road to Improving National Performance of Healthcare Delivery." The Discovery Lecture Series event, sponsored by Purdue and the Lilly Endowment, will kick off the Regenstrief Center's annual conference titled, "Advancing the Future of Healthcare Delivery: Access, Quality and Responsibility." More information is available at http://www.purdue.edu/dp/dls/rche/ 

 

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 are due by 5 p.m. March 23.

 

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

 

OTHER

-- 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 School of Management, (765) 494-9922, sharpb@purdue.edu.

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

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