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“Bug Bowl” Centennial Celebration

Will feature the annual Bug Bowl extravaganza, an insect art exhibit, and selected tours and visits with a Centennial cookout headlining the weekend. This event will takes place as part of SpringFest on April 13th to 14th, 2013.

 

Purdue Entomology Centennial Events Spring 2013

“Bug Bowl” Centennial BBQ
Menu: BBQ Pulled Pork, Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Marinated Vegetables, Potato Salad, Fresh Fruit Salad, Baked Beans, Jalapeno Corn Bread w/Cinnamon Honey Butter, Kaiser Rolls, Hamburger Buns, Assorted Brownies and Dessert Bars, Lemonade & Iced Tea

April 13, 2013  -  5:00 – 7:00 pm
Whistler Hall, Room 116 – Purdue Campus, West Lafayette, IN

There is no charge for this event but please let us know if you plan to attend so we can be sure to have plenty of food for everyone – Thank You!

RSVP by 5:00pm on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 to:

Beth York, bbyork@purdue.edu or  765-494-4554

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“The Insect Play”

April 13, 7:30pm, Eliza Fowler Hall, Stewart Center

(Previews – April 9 & April 10, 7:30pm, Pao Hall, Carole and Gordon Mallett Theatre)

The play will be performed by a Purdue Theatre troupe. It is a 1922 play by the Czech writers Karel and Josef Capek that uses insect characters to address societal foibles in the context of post World War I. Inspired by French Entomologist John Henri Fabre, the Capeks’ insect characters seek love, worry about material possessions, and go to war.

Admission is free but you must have a ticket to attend

Contact: Beth York, bbyork@purdue.edu or  765-494-4554

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Spring 2013 Centennial Lecture Series

Featuring members of the department, nationally acclaimed scientists, distinguished alumni, and some special stakeholder partners.

April 4 – James Hagler    USDA – Maricopa, Az  “Leaving a mark: Pretein tags to study insect dispersal and feeding activity”

April 11 – Austin Frishman (PhD ’68)   AMF Pest Management, Boca Raton, FL   “The development, evolution and emergence of urban entomology in the United States: the past, present and future including challenges for entomology departments, their faculty and students”

April 25 – Peter Dunn, Purdue University  “Insect immunity: yesterday, today and tomorrow”

May 2 – Michelle Smith   Dow AgroSciences   “Development of baiting as a method of subterranean termite control – a retrospective”

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“On Six Legs: Celebrating 100 Years of Insect Art and Science”

March 4 through April 21 – Ringel Gallery, Stewart Center

The exhibit will showcase art by a number of gifted artists that have been associated with the department over the years. Contributions include scientific illustrations by Arwin Provonsha, Bug Bowl artwork from students PK-12, cartoon art and period posters chosen from the department’s private collection, as well as insect photography submitted by alums.