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March 30, 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

** -- April 14. 2 p.m. Purdue ROTC Hall of Fame ceremony. Purdue Armory. Six Purdue distinguished graduates from the Army, Navy/Marine and Air Force ROTC programs will be honored.

** -- April 15. 2-4 p.m. Preschool Language Program 20th anniversary celebration. Redeemer Lutheran Church, 510 Lindberg Road, West Lafayette. Refreshments and tours. RSVP to (765) 494-3800. The program is supported by the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences.

** -- April 21. 1-3 p.m. Book signing at Von's Books, 315 W. State St., West Lafayette. Donald Platt, associate professor of English, will sign copies of his third collection of poetry, "My Father Says Grace." The collection was published in March by the University of Arkansas Press ($16).

 

ENTERTAINMENT

-- 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.

** -- April 2-6. reclaiming the circle by Ina Kaur. Patti and Rusty Rueff West Gallery, Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts. The exhibition represents Kaur's interest in personal identity and hybridity. The colorful work refers to henna painting, spices and natural earthy pigments. A reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. April 5. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

** -- April 2-6. Color by Design. Patti and Rusty Rueff East Gallery, Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

** -- April 9-13. ABSOLUTES by Amy and Beth Dowell. Patti and Rusty Rueff West Gallery, Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts. Exhibit explores the anatomy of difference and similarity, asserting the interconnectedness of relationships of identical twin sisters. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

** -- April 16-27. Please Remain Standing While the Bus is in Motion. Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries, Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts. The annual exhibition includes a wide variety of artwork created by seniors majoring in fine arts. Works will include ceramics, textiles, paintings, illustrations, printmaking and metals and jewelry. A reception will take place from 5-7 p.m. April 27. The galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

** -- April 30 to May 11. Photography and Related Media Senior Exhibition. Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries, Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts. The annual exhibition showcases the best work from seniors majoring in photography and related media. The galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

 

LECTURES

-- 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 4. 10:30 a.m. Deans Auditorium in Pfendler Hall. Rita Colwell, distinguished professor at the University of Maryland at College Park and Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, will give a lecture titled "Oceans, Climate and Health: The Cholera Paradigm. A reception will follow her talk. The campus visit by Colwell, who served as director of the National Science Foundation from 1998-2004, is sponsored by the Sigma Xi and Discovery Park's Center for the Environment. Colwell holds a bachelor's degree in bacteriology and a master's degree in genetics Purdue University. She received a doctorate degree in oceanography from the University of Washington. For information, call (765) 494-5146.

** -- April 4. 1:30-3 p.m. Krannert Building, Room 253. Part two of 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, (765) 494-3300, hsypher@purdue.edu.

-- 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/

 

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

-- 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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