April 6, 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. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. School of Veterinary Medicine's 44th Open House. A blacksmith demonstration, a parade and an opportunity for children in the community to experience "A Day in the Life of a Vet." Parade starts at 9:30 a.m. Other attractions include an ultrasound on a pregnant pig; falconer's lecture and demonstration; a live spay or neuter; llamas and other exotic animals; herding dogs rounding up sheep; and task force dogs with the sheriff's department and animal rescue groups.

** -- April 14-15. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Purdue Spring Fest. In its ninth year as a campuswide event, Spring Fest seeks to draw attention to the lighter side of higher education with hands-on games, experiments and programs. Returning favorites this year include exhibits and activities from more than 25 Purdue colleges and departments. Student designers enrolled in an apparel design and technology course will showcase a year's worth of garment designs during the Purdue Fashion Association's J'adore la Mode Fashion Show at 1 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. on April 14. The Purdue Alumni Association also will sponsor its Gala Weekend concurrently with Spring Fest, from April 14-16. The weekend will kick off April 14 with a variety of college and organization alumni activities. Visit http://news.uns.purdue.edu/x/2007a/070312KirkpatrickSfest.html for more information on the weekend.

-- 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 21. 2:45 p.m. Grand Prix kart race. Track north of Ross-Ade Stadium. The annual Grand Prix kart race will mark its 50th year with events that will reunite alumni racers of the past, leading up to the main race event. This year two alumni races, featuring drivers who raced from 1958-2002, will precede the main race. The event's grand marshal is David Wolf, a NASA astronaut and a 1978 Purdue graduate. Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the gate.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

-- 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 13. 8 p.m. Friday the 13th. Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse. Purdue's Drumline and Percussion Ensembles will pay tribute to the superstition-filled day with a variety of tunes. Sponsored by Purdue University Bands & Orchestra.

** -- April 14. 7 p.m. U-Sing. Slayter Center of Performing Arts. Student groups will go head to head in a competition that involves vocal and dance/step categories. Following the competition, Phenomena, a student-produced rock show featuring the men and women of Purdue Musical Organizations, will take the stage.

** -- April 19. 9:30 a.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. Presentation is a one-hour performance and dance demonstration geared to students in grades 6-12 but is now open to the public. Presented by Purdue Convocations. Tickets are $10 and are available by calling (765) 494-3933 or (800) 914-SHOW.

** -- April 19. 7:30 p.m. Diavolo. Loeb Playhouse. SOLD OUT. 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.

** -- April 27-28. Nancy T. Hansen Theatre in the Pao Hall for Visual and Performing Arts. Purdue Repertory Dance Company, Spring Works 2007 Dance Concert. The company will perform eight new dance works choreographed by students and faculty. The performances are at 7:30 p.m. on both days, and a matinee performance is 2 p.m. on April 28. Tickets are $12 for the general public, $10 for students and $6 for children 12 and under. Reserved tickets can be purchased in the Loeb Box Office in Stewart Center, the box office in Elliott Hall of Music or the box office in Pao Hall. Tickets also can be reserved by calling (765) 494-3933 and (800) 914-SHOW or through Ticketmaster at (765) 743-5151.

 

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 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 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 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 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/

 

SEMINARS

** -- April 11. 1-2 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 214B. "Can Video Games Be Educational?" Carlos Morales, an associate professor of computer graphics technology, and Gabriela Weaver, an associate professor of chemical education and physical chemistry, will give a demonstration of the chemistry video game they created, as well as examine how video games can serve to engage students and supplement classroom materials.

 

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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