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Purdue West Lafayette Campus Events, Thursday, April 10

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Here is a list of events happening Thursday, April 10, at the Purdue University West Lafayette campus.

Thursday, April 10

William E. Boeing Distinguished Lecture. Sigmar Wittig, former council chair of European Space Agency. School of Aeronautics and Astronautics. 10:30 a.m. Fowler Hall, STEW. Reception following, third floor, Neil Armstrong Hall.

The Diversity in the Classroom Project. Faculty panel facilitated by Carolyn Johnson, director, Diversity Resource Office. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Room 218, STEW.

Global University Convocation. A presidential inaugural event. Moderator: Brian Lamb, alumnus (LA 63) and C-SPAN co-founder and CEO. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Loeb Playhouse, STEW. For names of panelists, see and click Schedule.

Haraka Fest. Black Cultural Center. 7 p.m. BCC. Also Friday.

Dierks Bentley concert. Country music, with guests Bucky Covington and Luke Bryan. Purdue Convocations. 7:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Tickets: public, $36.50; Purdue and Ivy Tech students plus others under age 19, $29.50.

April 10-11

— PAJAMA (Purdue Arts Jewelry and Metals Association) spring jewelry sale. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Under mural, Stewart Center.

April 10-19

Purdue Theatre. “Hair” by James Rado, Gerome Ragni and Galt McDermott. Marquee Series. 7:30 p.m. April 10-12, 17-19; 3 p.m. April 13; midnight (end of day) April 12, 18. Nancy T. Hansen Theatre, Pao Hall. Tickets: public, $18; 62+ seniors, $15; students, $12. Recommended for mature audiences.

All week

Through April 20. “Autotelematic Spider Bots.” Stewart Center Gallery. Made by artist Ken Rinaldo, an associate professor of art and technology at Ohio State University, the Spider Bots are five spider-like sculptures that interact with the public in real-time and self-modify their behaviors based on their interaction with the viewer, themselves and their environment. They will function for 15-minute periods at 10:30 a.m. and at 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. daily. Sponsored by Purdue Galleries. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, plus Thursday until 8 p.m., and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

Through April 20. “Machinic Drift.” Robert L. Ringel Gallery in the Purdue Memorial Union. Various interactive works and imagery by artist Ken Rinaldo, including robotic fish and electronic sound work sculptures. Sponsored by Purdue Galleries. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, plus Thursday until 8 p.m., and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

WBAA radio membership drive. 920-AM and 101.3-FM. More at

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