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June 29, 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

 

EVENTS 

-- June 30. 5:30 p.m. Mollenkopf Athletic Center. Culmination of the Campaign for Purdue. Event will feature Purdue trustees and cabinet members, deans, the President's Council, local officials and the steering committee of the Campaign for Purdue. Reception will start at 5:30 p.m.; dinner and program will begin at 6:15 p.m.

** -- July 4. 7 p.m. Stars and Stripes. Slayter Center. Annual Fourth of July event will include a performance by the Purdue Jazz Band, the Lafayette Citizens Band, the Greater Lafayette Freedom Singers and the Tippecanoe Fife and Drum Corps. Fireworks will begin around 10 p.m.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

** -- July 11. 6:30 p.m. Purdue Memorial Union Summer Concert Series, featuring the Clayton Miller Band. Academy Park. The concert series will kick off with blues music by the Clayton Miller Band. The concert is free and begins at 6:30 p.m. Food from Lemongrass will be for sale beginning at 5:30 p.m. In case of rain, the concert will be held in the Purdue Memorial Union North Ballroom. The series is sponsored by Purdue Memorial Union and PEFCU.

** -- July 12. 6:30 p.m. Christmas in July concert. Riehle Plaza. The Purdue Summer Concert Band will come together with the Lafayette Citizens Band for a free concert. Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

** -- July 14. 9-11 p.m. Grupo Fantasma. Slayter Center, 1209 W. Stadium Ave. The free concert is sponsored by the Latino Cultural Center. The group is making its third appearance at Purdue. Based in Austin, Texas, Grupo Fantasma features Spanish-language vocals and a four-piece horn section anchored by a percussion and rhythm section. They were named best Latin contemporary band four times at the Austin Music Awards.

** -- July 18. 6:30 p.m. Purdue Memorial Union Summer Concert Series, featuring Dave Tamkin. Academy Park. The concert will feature acoustic music by Dave Tamkin. The concert is free and begins at 6:30 p.m. Food from Pappy's will be for sale beginning at 5:30 p.m. In case of rain, the concert will be held at Pappy's in the Purdue Memorial Union. The series is sponsored by Purdue Memorial Union and PEFCU.

** -- July 25. 6:30 p.m. Purdue Memorial Union Summer Concert Series, featuring the Danny Weiss Quartet. Academy Park. The concert will feature jazz music by the Danny Weiss Quartet. The concert is free and begins at 6:30 p.m. Food from La Salsa will be for sale beginning at 5:30 p.m. In case of rain, the concert will be held in the Purdue Memorial Union North Ballroom. The series is sponsored by Purdue Memorial Union and PEFCU.

** -- Aug. 1. 6:30 p.m. Purdue Memorial Union Summer Concert Series, featuring Baaro. Academy Park. The concert will feature reggae music by the Baaro. The concert is free and begins at 6:30 p.m. Food from Flatbreads will be for sale beginning at 5:30 p.m. In case of rain, the concert will be held in the Purdue Memorial Union North Ballroom. The series is sponsored by Purdue Memorial Union and PEFCU.

 

CAMPS

-- Through July 3 and July 11 through Aug. 1. Camp Calcium, open to girls of all races between the ages of 12-14, is a research effort that studies how calcium and other nutrients affect the body. This year's camp will focus on measuring the effects of vitamin D on calcium absorption. The girls will take part in swimming and other sports, arts and crafts, classes taught by university staff, and field trips to nearby locations.  Campers pay $100 for programs offered during the camp but are paid $10 per day for their participation. To learn more or to register for the camp, contact Martin at bmartin1@purdue.edu  or call (765) 494-6559 or (800) 830-0175. More information, including a camper application, is available online at http://www.cfs.purdue.edu/fn/campcalcium/public.htm

 -- July 21-24. Cheering in the Classroom. A new summer camp at Purdue University will offer high school students with an interest in cheerleading an opportunity to explore college and career opportunities in technology fields. The camp is open to students in grades 9-12. Campers will participate in a variety of activities and sessions that give them an overview of the various technology-related fields and real-life applications by incorporating the topic of cheerleading into examples. More information can be found at http://www.tech.purdue.edu/student_life/
diversity/cheering_in_the_classroom.cfm

 

WORKSHOPS

** -- July 11. 6 p.m. Biomedical Engineering Building, Room 2001. The Oncological Sciences Center in Purdue's Discovery Park will hold a workshop titled "Ovarian Cancer and Early Detection Biomarkers." Presenters include Gregory Sutton of the Indiana University School of Medicine; Phil Low, the Ralph C. Corley Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Purdue; and M. Daniel Raftery, Purdue chemistry professor. Co-sponsor is health care and pharmaceutical  company GlaxoSmithKline PLC. The event continues a series of Discovery Park workshops on building a bridge between Purdue cancer research and clinical translation in the medical community. For information, contact Kris Swank of the Oncological Sciences Center, at (765) 494-4674, kswank@purdue.edu.

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

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