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This and that: A Sunday Feast edition
This and that on a Sunday morning
Thanks to the Long Center for the Performing Arts for sponsoring today’s edition. Coming to the Long Center Nov. 18: The Wizards of Winter. Featuring former members of classic rock giants: The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Def Leppard, Rainbow, Alice Cooper, Blue Oyster Cult and Broadway stars. This 11-member ensemble boasts soaring vocal harmonies, precision string instrumentation, powerful percussion, and stunning keyboard work, layered around a rich storyboard that evokes memories and emotions. Celebrate the Season with Wizards of Winter. Tickets: www.longpac.org
This and that on a Sunday morning …
LAST CHANCE TODAY FOR THE FEAST: The Tippecanoe County Historical Association couldn’t have dialed up better weather for big crowds at the 55th annual Feast of the Hunters’ Moon, which ends its two-day run today at Fort Ouiatenon, on South River Road, four miles southwest of West Lafayette. The grounds are open until 4 p.m. for the recreation of 18th century life along the Wabash River. Tickets at the gate are $13 for adults, $7 for kids ages 4-16. For parking, shuttle information from Purdue’s Ross-Ade lot and more, check here: feastofthehuntersmoon.org
PURDUE’S MAKE-OR-BREAK DAY AT MINNESOTA: From J&C reporter Mike Carmin, after Purdue’s 20-10 win at Minnesota Saturday: “An 0-2 start to the Big Ten season would’ve spelled doom for the Boilermakers, who already lost to Penn State in the opener. Another road game next week at Maryland, which can score a lot of points in a short period of time, and a trip to Wisconsin at the end of the month made Saturday nearly make or break. Purdue didn’t break.” For Carmin’s full story: “Painful early season losses create pathway to success for Purdue football.”
Speaking of Saturday’s game, IndyStar columnist Gregg Doyel had nice feature on walk-on running back Devin Mockobee, tracing why coaches and fans back home at Boonville High School weren’t surprised by his big, game-sealing day at Minnesota. Here’s the story: “Absurd Devin Mockobee run may be new to you, but not folks in southwestern Indiana.”
OATH KEEPERS ROSTER: As Oath Keepers leaders and members face trial for sedition for their roles in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, WLFI reporter Joe Paul tapped into recently leaked membership communication for the far-right organization and found two retired Lafayette Police Department officers in the mix. Here’s a way into Paul’s report, including LPD’s response, plus a Purdue expert’s take.
TSC’S SCHOOL SAFETY FORUMS: Tippecanoe School Corp. will host a series of forums for parents to touch on what’s happening in school safety efforts in the district. The first one will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at the McCutcheon High School auditorium, 4951 Old U.S. 231 South. Aaron Gilman, TSC’s safety and security manager, said the initial session to center on the district’s standard response protocol for students and staff in an emergency.
“We will cover the (standard response protocol) in greater detail so the parents understand their role in that response and offer up direction on reporting sources and communications from the TSC,” Gilman said. The session also will cover issues about student and cellphones and an initiative designed to help parents delay cellphone ownership by kids until later in life.
Other sessions will be Dec. 13, March 7 and May 15, with times and locations to be announced later at tscschools.com.
WEST LAFAYETTE LIBRARY EVENTS, FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT: The West Lafayette Public Library will host a pair of events on back-to-back Saturdays on homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, including one in West Lafayette.
The first will be Oct. 8 and features Scott W. Perkins, senior director of preservation and collections at Fallingwater, a Frank Lloyd Wright home in Mill Run, Pennsylvania. The free lecture begins at 6 p.m. at the library, 208 W. Columbia St., and will be livestreamed.
The second will be Oct. 15, featuring Bob Score of Harboe Architects, which is working on renovations of Frank Lloyd Wright’s SAMARA in West Lafayette. The free lecture begins at 6 p.m. at the library and will be livestreamed via this link.
For more, check the West Lafayette Public Library’s calendar here.
PURDUE/DUKE NUCLEAR DISCUSSIONS CONTINUE: As Purdue and Duke Energy explore the feasibility of using advanced nuclear energy to power the West Lafayette campus’ long-term energy needs, the pair have set the second and third installments of its “Understanding Tomorrow’s Nuclear Energy” lecture series, with two dates in October. The initial talk, Aug. 30, came from Arden Bement Jr., the former director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, former director of the National Science Foundation, and the David A. Ross Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Nuclear Engineering at Purdue. Upcoming:
3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5: Maria Korsnick, president and CEO of the Nuclear Energy Institute, will discuss “A New Landscape for New Nuclear.” The free talk will be in Fowler Hall in Purdue’s Stewart Center.
3 p.m. Oct. 24: William Magwood IV, director-general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Nuclear Energy Agency, will talk about “The 21st Century Nuclear Resurgence: Opportunities and Challenges.” The free talk will be in the Purdue Memorial Union ballrooms.
To register to attend either talk, here’s the link.
DANIELS WILL HOST ROUNDTABLE WITH UKRAINIAN SCHOLARS: Purdue President Mitch Daniels will lead a panel discussion with three participants in the Purdue Ukrainian Scholars Initiative at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13, in Hiler Theater at Purdue’s Wilmeth Active Learning Center. The initiative, launched in a month after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, offered safe harbor and continued studies on the West Lafayette campus for Ph.D. students and faculty from Ukrainian schools until it’s safe to return. Purdue reports that seven Ukrainian scholars are on campus now, with three more expected soon, working at the university for at least the next 12 months. Among the panelists expected to participate in the forum:
Yaryna Borenko, a trainer and adviser for the Skills Lab at the Women’s League of Donechchyna in Mariupol.
Tetiana “Tanya” Gordiienko, who is continuing her doctoral studies in media consumption and literacy from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy through Purdue’s Brian Lamb School of Communication.
Illia Kuznietsov, an associate professor of neuroscience at Volyn National University in Lutsk, who was here on a yearlong U.S. Fulbright fellowship with Purdue’s Department of Psychological Sciences in the College of Health and Human Sciences when the war broke out in February.
The event is free to attend.
Thanks, again, to the Long Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Lafayette for sponsoring today’s edition. For tickets and schedules – including for The Wizards of Winter performance Nov. 18 – go to www.longpac.org.
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