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April 20, 2007

Purdue Events 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 http://www.purdue.edu

 

EVENTS

-- 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 20. 5-8 p.m. Jazz on the Hill. Slayter Center of Performing Arts. Purdue jazz bands will perform. In case of rain, event will be moved to Elliott Hall of Music.

-- April 21. 7 p.m. The Jahari Dance Troupe presents its Spring Revue. Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse. 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 21. 7:30 p.m. Purduette Spring Spectacular. Holiday Inn Select, 515 South St., Lafayette. Performance will feature classic hits and contemporary pieces by Purdue's female vocal ensemble. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and children. For information, call (765) 494-3941.

-- April 21. 8 p.m. Varsity, Collegiate and Purdue Concert Bands. Elliott Hall of Music. Guest conductor/composer David Gillingham, professor of music at Central Michigan University, will be featured.

-- April 22. 2:30 p.m. Purdue Symphonic Band and Purdue Orchestra. Elliott Hall of Music. Guest conductor/composer David Gillingham, professor of music at Central Michigan University, will be featured. There also will be short sets by the Sousa Honor Band and the Purdue Alumni Band.

-- April 22. 5 p.m. "We Are Family" featuring Heart & Soul. Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse. Performance will feature selections from "Dreamgirls" and will pay tribute to Morgan Guice, a Purdue student and Heart & Soul members who died in a car accident during spring break. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and children. For information, call (765) 494-3941.

-- April 27-28. Purdue Repertory Dance Company Spring Works 2007 Dance Concert. Nancy T. Hansen Theatre in Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts. 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.

-- May 12. 8:30 p.m. Purdue Varsity Glee Club End of Season Concert. Long Center, 111 N. Sixth St., Lafayette. Concert will feature material from the Glee Club's entire season. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and children. For information, call (765) 494-3941.

 

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 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 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/.

-- April 23. 7:30 p.m. "African American Spirituality: A Catholic Perspective." Krannert Auditorium. The speakers are Diana Hayes, professor of systematic theology at Georgetown University, and the Rev. Cyprian Davis, professor of church history at St. Meinrad Archabbey. It is sponsored by the Aquinas Educational Foundation, St. Thomas Aquinas' Dorothy Day Lecture Series and the Haigerty-Piguet Lecture Fund. Purdue's African American Studies & Research Center and the Religious Studies Program are co-sponsoring the event.

-- April 26. 3:30 p.m. "Engaging Black Russia." Black Cultural Center. African American Studies and Research Center is sponsoring "Engaging Black Russia." Allison Blakely, the George and Joyce Wein Professor of African American Studies and professor of European and comparative history at Boston University, will present the keynote address, "Russia and the Negro: Blacks in Russian History and Thought."

 

CONFERENCES

-- May 10. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Purdue's sixth annual Advanced Manufacturing Summit. Stewart Center. The summit will feature John Engler, ex-governor of Michigan and president of the National Association of Manufacturing, the largest industry trade group in the United States. Luncheon speaker is Gerry Dick, from WFYI's Inside INdiana Business. For information, see http://discoverypark.purdue.edu/wps/portal/cam.

 

OTHER

** -- May 11-13. Spring Commencement. Elliott Hall of Music. Tickets are required. Doors will open to guests 90 minutes prior to the ceremony. Four commencement ceremonies will take place.

        - Division I. May 11. 8 p.m. College of Technology and School of Management.

        - Division II. May 12. 9:30 a.m. College of Engineering, College of Education and School of Veterinary Medicine.

        - Division III. May 12. 2:30 p.m. College of Liberal Arts and College of Science.

        - Division IV. May 13. 9:30 a.m. College of Agriculture, College of Consumer and Family Sciences and College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Sciences.

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

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