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Purdue West Lafayette Campus Events for September 8-14

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Here is a list of events happening Sept. 8-14 at the West Lafayette campus of Purdue University.

Monday, Sept. 8

“SmartAid: Consultants Without Costs.” Presentation by Lor Foster Thompson, visiting professor in Department of Organization Leadership and Supervision, about her project to develop an Internet-based support system for volunteers in developing countries. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Room 447, Young Hall.

“Will Your Vote Be Counted? How Do You Know?” Speaker: Eugene H. Spafford, the executive director of Purdue’s CERIAS (Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security). The event is sponsored by PLACE (Purdue Liberal Arts Community Engagement), the Unitarian Universalist church and the American Civil Liberties Union in Indiana. 7-9 p.m. Morton Community Center, 222 N. Chauncey Ave.

International Symposium on Audible Acoustics in Medicine and Physiology. Monday and Tuesday. Jischke Hall of Biomedical Engineering. Registration closed.

Tuesday, Sept. 9

College Teaching Workshop Series 1: Basics of Teaching. “University Policies and Procedures Related to Teaching.” For faculty, staff and grad students. Center for Instructional Excellence. 9-10:30 a.m. Weekly workshop 2 of 10 through Nov. 18 except Oct. 14 and Nov. 11. Registration required: Questions: 49-66422 or

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Purdue University Galleries. Curator’s lecture for “‘No Danger’ Airplane Show” exhibition, showing through Oct. 12. Edward Bernstein, Indiana Univ. 5:30 p.m. Robert L. Ringel Gallery, PMU. Exhibition details at bottom under Ongoing Events.

Spanish Conversation Table. Resumption of Latino Cultural Center weekly table for fall semester. All levels welcome. 6-7 p.m. LCC. 49-42530.

Digital Literacy Contest. A multi-university competition in finding information online. Presented at Purdue by Purdue Libraries and ITaP. 6-8 p.m. Campus computer labs. Registration at Questions: (765) 425-6033 or

Thursday, Sept. 11

College Teaching Workshop Series 2: Expanding Your Teaching Toolkit. “Effective Course Design Can Make You a Better Teacher.” Tom Turpin, entomology. For faculty, staff, grad students. Center for Instructional Excellence. 9-10:30 a.m. Five events through Oct. 9. Registration required: Questions: 49-66422 or

Libraries Open Houses. 2-4 p.m. Each of 11 libraries on the West Lafayette campus. Click here for a map of the participating locations:

Technology lecture. Krishna Madhavan, Clemson Univ. “Challenges and Opportunities in Creating Virtual Organizations for Engineering and Technology Education Research.” 2:30 p.m. Room 202, STEW. More at

Physics Department General Colloquium, Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecture. Title: “Right and Left: Mineral Surfaces, Molecular Selection, and the Origin of Life’s Homochirality.” Speaker Robert H. Hazen, senior staff scientist at the Carnegie Institution’s Geophysical Laboratory and Clarence Robinson Professor of Earth Science at George Mason University. 4 p.m. Fowler Hall, Stewart Center. See for more information.

Friday, Sept. 12

Patent examination lecture. John Calvert, administrator of the Inventor Assistance Program, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. “A Perspective of the Patent Examiner.” Siegesmund Engineering Library and the Patent and Trademark Depository Library Program. 12:30-1:20 p.m. Room G124, Forney Hall of Chemical Engineering.

Discovery Lecture Series. Phillip Sharp, co-recipient of 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. “The Roles of Short RNAs in Cancer and Biology.” 3:30 p.m. Fowler Hall, STEW. More at

Latino Heritage Month opening ceremony. Latino Cultural Center. 4-6 p.m. LCC.

PSUB Outdoor Music Series. Steve Means performing. Purdue Student Union Board. 7 p.m. Front lawn, PMU. (Rain location: Union Commons, ground floor, PMU.)

National Living Treasures: Kevin Locke with special guest Mary Louise Defender Wilson. Convocations, World Stage. 8 p.m. Loeb Playhouse. Tickets: $26-$19. More at

Sept. 12 and 14

Soccer (women’s). Boilermaker Challenge Cup. 5:30 p.m. Friday: Purdue vs. Rhode Island; Indiana State vs Morehead State. 1 p.m. Sunday: Purdue vs. Morehead State; ISU vs. Rhode Island. Varsity Soccer Complex. Tickets: public, $5; students $2.

Saturday, Sept. 13

Game Day Concerts. 1 p.m.: Jazz bands, followed by “All-American” Marching Band’s “Thrill on the Hill,” at Slayter Center. Post-game: Marching Band marches from stadium to Purdue Mall for concert. Purdue Bands; 49-66785 or

Chinese Folk Song and Dance Performance. By Jiangsu Silk & Bamboo Performing Group. Confucius Institute at Purdue. 2-3:30 p.m. Loeb Playhouse, STEW. (Doors open at 1:45 p.m.) More at

Football vs. Oregon. 3:30 p.m. Ross-Ade Stadium. Tickets: public, $40.


All week

— Purdue University Galleries. “Li’l Heads, Too!” Images of heads, small portraits, various media. Visitors can make and add their own work on computer. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, plus Thursday until 8 p.m.; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Stewart Center Gallery. 49-67899 or or Exhibition through Oct. 12.

— Purdue University Galleries. “‘No Danger’ Airplane Show.” Paper or other lightweight airplanes, 4 to 20 inches, displaying fine art printmaking. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, plus Thursday until 8 p.m.; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Robert L. Ringel Gallery. 49-67899 or or Exhibition through Oct. 12. — Curator’s lecture: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 10. Edward Bernstein, Indiana Univ.


— Exhibition: “From the Kitchen to the Classroom: Lillian Gilbreth and Home Economics.” Libraries: Archives and Special Collections. Purdue researcher and innovator in efficiency methods. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Room 279, STEW. Through Sept. 26.

— John Purdue Room Lunch Special. This week, the featured specials in the John Purdue Room are butternut squash soup and cod baked in sour cream. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Stone Hall. Reservations encouraged; call 49-46845. To access the full menu and learn about other dining options from the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management:


Events are free unless noted (except that conference registrations may be omitted here). Ticket prices are for single events, not any series or discount offers. An exception to the following will be noted in the listing.

For varsity athletics tickets, call the Athletic Ticket Office, (765) 494-3194 or (800) 49-SPORT [497-7678]; or visit the office in the Intercollegiate Athletic Facility. The office is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and before ticketed events at IAF, Mackey Arena and Ross-Ade Stadium. For ticketed sports events at other Purdue venues, tickets will be on sale before the event at the venue.

For Purdue Convocations and Purdue Theatre events and some others, go to ticket offices in Elliott Hall (lower level, northeast end by Hovde Hall) or Stewart Center (west lobby), or call (765) 494-3933 or (800) 914-SHOW [914-7469]. The Elliott Hall box office is open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and before ticketed events there. The Stewart Center box office is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and before ticketed events there.

Purdue Theatre tickets are sold also at the Pao Hall box office. It is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and before Purdue Theatre performances there.

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