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Purdue Northwest will visit the West Lafayette campus on Thursday, March 22 to register students for Summer 2018 at its Hammond and Westville locations.   The event will take place at the Stewart Center East Foyer from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

Info about programming languages in STAT courses can be found at:  
Stat 350 will use R exclusively, and STAT 512 sticks with SAS. What the students heard about STAT 512 moving into R is not true. It is good for our students to expose to multiple packages.
STAT 506 is on advanced SAS programming. STAT 598Z teaches people programming skills and algorithmic thinking. It uses R. STAT 506 and 598Z are very different courses. STAT 506 focus on SAS programming on data management and data structure while STAT 598Z prepares students for further studies in computational statistics. Students in 598Z generally continue into STAT 545 and 546. Hence STAT 598Z does have strong statistical contents.

Great Issues Courses for Fall 2018








EAPS 36000



Great Issues in Science and Society

TR 9-10:15

COM 217/BIOL 232 and Jr/Sr class

EAPS 37500



Great Issues Fossil Fuels, Energy and Society

MW 4:30-5:45

Jr/Sr class

EAPS 30100




TR 9:00-10:15

ENGL 106/108 and J Jr/Sr class

EAPS 36400



Natural Hazards: Science and Society

TR 9:00-10:15

Jr/Sr class

POL 32700



Global Green Politics

MWF 9:30-10:20


POL 32700



Global Green Politics

MWF 8:30-9:20


HONR 29900



Food Security


Min GPA 3.0

HONR 39900



Rise & Fall of American Empire

MWF 8:30-9:20

Min GPA 3.0

HIST 35205



Death, Disease and Medicine in 20th century American History

MWF 2:30-3:20


BIOL 31200



Great Issues: Genomics and Society

MWF 1:30-2:20

DPT consent; Non-Biology majors contact Rex Fodrea

MA 27900



Modern Mathematics In Science And Society

TR 9-10:15

Calculus I -

It is good if they know linear algebra to some extent. It is good if they know a bit of discrete math. Neither is a hard prereq.



EAPS 360:  The focus of the course is on the integration of different perspectives and the need for interdisciplinary approaches to solve the challenges facing students’ local, national, and global communities. The course format is discussion intensive, team-oriented ,and stresses the need to continually ingest and integrate new information, as the technologies and social proposed action that can contribute to the solution of a Great issue.

EAPS 375:  Prosperity of the 20th century was based on abundant and cheap energy; during the 21st century we will be faced with difficult challenges. Our society will face higher energy prices, decline of petroleum based fuels supplies, increased environmental effects of fossil fuels usage, and the challenge of solving the technological problems of developing alternative fuels. This course will review the structure, economics, and geopolitical issues faced by fossil fuel industries and the mitigation strategies that will be needed to change to low fossil fuel use society based on low polluting renewable energy sources.

EAPS 301   Oil!

Petroleum is a common thread that interweaves Geoscience with the Political-Economic history of the 20th century. Its dominance in current society has major repercussions on our current and future society and environment. The unequal distribution of petroleum and natural gas, coupled with innovative geologists and engineers, has set the stage for the modern geo-political world. This course is a unique survey into the multitude of aspects of petroleum -- from its formation to "resource wars".

EAPS 36400: This course will investigate the role of data and science in policy and decision-making as it relates to natural hazard resiliency. We will cover three types of natural disasters: hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes/severe storms. The scientific fundamentals of each of these hazards will be introduced first followed by an exploration of how available data, various policies, programs, and real-time decisions can impact a community’s response and recovery from disasters. This course is not designed to arrive at particular consensus solutions to the specific case studies that we will cover; rather, the goal of this course is to explore the linked complexities between the science of the threat and the political and social response. The format will include guest speakers who give accounts of their role in specific disasters and in framing the policies and decisions made in the aftermath of the natural hazards.



BIOL 312   Great Issues in Genomics and Society.  

The course will revolve around genomics, the science and technology involved in determining the sequence of the entire DNA complement in an organism.  Almost everyone has heard of the human genome project, but fewer are aware of the spectacular technical progress in this field and the fact that over 1,000 different organisms have had their genome sequenced.  Until recently, most of these have been microorganisms, but technological and computational progress has made it progressively easier and cheaper to sequence the genomes of higher organisms.  This field may have more of an impact on your future lives than almost any other field of the life sciences-mostly because it touches on all areas of study. The course will focus on the impact that genomics will have in selected areas.  It will begin with a basic understanding of the science and technology that gave rise to our current capabilities in sequencing and the fact that technology continues to provide greater capacity and cheaper prices.  You will soon see that every field in the College of Science is well represented in the science and technology. We will then go on to see how genomics influences many topics that affect our daily lives and can possibly provide answers to some critical questions (or at least pose better questions): What is the basis of personalized medicine? What does genomics tell us about the genealogy of mankind? What impact will genomics have on our future food supply and our ability to feed a population of 9 Billion people? What is the human microbiome and what does that mean to me? Similarly, what is the gut microbiome, the mouth microbiome, etc? What impact will genomics have on the development of alternative energy sources, especially biofuels? In every area, we will discuss the scientific challenges, but also the ethical and societal implications.  In most cases, there is no one right answer, but a series of choices that can be guided by ethical considerations.


POL 32700 - Global Green Politics  Analysis and assessment of the nature of global environmentalism, its connections with other new social movements, and its impact on domestic and international politics worldwide, with particular attention to green political parties and nongovernmental organizations


HONR 29900:  Food Security

This course examines the complex issue of human food security in different global and local contexts.  Lectures by Prof. Ejeta (prize).  LO:  Provide a broad overview of where food comes from and the emerging challenges that threaten our food system.  Develop an enhanced understanding of the social, economical and political issues that result in food insecurity in a household and the broader community.  Develop and understanding of the science, technology, innovation and policy essentials that guide the global food and agricultural system that feeds the world. Develop knowledge and respect for the abundant natural resources, as well as the global policy and governance needed for their management for feeding humanity sustainably.  Develop an understanding of the evolving issue of food insecurity on college campuses and the various policies and programs that exists to provide food relief.  Develop new knowledge about issues of campus food insecurity on the Purdue WL campus through research.

MA 27900:  The course covers topics in combinatorics and probability applied to real life situations such as the paradoxa of democracy, weighted voting, fair division, apportionment, traveling salesmen, the mathematics of networks, Fibonacci numbers, golden ratio, growth patterns in nature, mathematics of money, symmetry, fractals, censuses and surveys, random sampling, sample spaces, permutations and uniform probability spaces.


This FALL:  SCI 49000: Dean’s Career Development Forum - This course will help students network, explore, and develop transferrable skills necessary for the professional world.  Each week will feature in-depth presentations and networking events with alumni.  Assignments will include exploration of the career competency areas, participation in networking events, and a final essay connecting the seminar topics and competency areas with student Strengths and career opportunities for scientists.   Fall Semester  CRNs: 15902 & 20422  1 Credit Hour  Fridays 10:30 a.m. -12:20 p.m.  Restriction: Juniors and Seniors in CoS

APA/MLA Style and Citation Practices Wednesday, March 7th | 1:30 – 2:30 PM HEAV 220 To get the most out of this workshop, bring a draft. Join us to learn more about using sources in your writing, from your introduction to your bibliography. We will focus specifically on MLA and APA styles.
Free and open to all Purdue students, staff and faculty. Registration is required, so sign up online at and choose the “Group Workshops” schedule from the menu.

Statistics has a new Learning Community open to all students at all levels in all majors.  Student just need an interested in data and will commit to living in Hildenbrandt Residence Hall next year.  Students must be selected and the link for the application is at:

The Mathematics Education Learning Community (MELC) is designed to bring together students who are planning to be mathematics teachers through academic, professional development, and social activities. The one-credit seminar course is offered in the spring – you will have the opportunity to get to know others who are interested in mathematics teaching and learning and participate in both curricular and extracurricular activities co-planned by students and instructors providing opportunities for learning and engagement. This learning community is just for the spring semester.  Members are encouraged to also participate in the TEACH! Seconday Learning Community during the fall semester to begin to get to know others planning to become middle and high school teachers. A residence option is available for all TEACH! students in Owen Hall.  Note:  Students can apply for this learning community during the Fall 2018.  Questions regarding the application can be directed to Professor Jill Newton (

The English Department and West Lafayette Public Library present our first annual “Big Read,” a celebration designed to link Purdue and Greater Lafayette readers. The "Big Read" book for 2017-2018 is Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.  For events surrounding the Big Read, check out: 

There is now a Advance Credit exam for CS 15900 which could meet the College of Science computing requirement.   If you are interested and you are aware that students who typically succeed at passing the exam, have at least 3 months of experience in the C programming language, (experience in related programming languages will not be sufficient) - you should contact your academic advisor for more information.

Placement test in Chinese is March 26, 2018, 7-9pm in SC G030. Most students will be charged a rate of $35 (but they do not have to bring money to the exam). They still need to bring the permission form, signed by the advisor, and a picture i. d. Advance registration is not necessary.

Time Tickets for Purdue West Lafayette Summer Registration will be availalbe on December 20th.  If you plan to register for summer courses, please make sure you speak with your academic advisor.  The Summer 2018 Schedule of Classes is now available.

PHYS 172 D is a first semester calculus-based physics course that is taught in an online format at Purdue University. The course meets the same requirements as PHYS 172 and can be taken in place of the face-to-face PHYS 172 course. It will use the same text as the face-to-face version of PHYS 172, but various course materials – lectures, homework, labs, recitations, and exams will be different from the face-to-face course. All of the course materials will be distributed online through Blackboard Learn website for the course.

Human Resource Management Minor advising:
Additionally, two Human Resource Management Minor Advance Topic courses will need to have pre-req. overrides entered until we are able to get the Form 40s for them updated for Summer and Fall 2018. We give any PU advisor permission to enter in the necessary pre-req. override for these two courses. Please feel free to openly communicate this to your students so that they know that they can indeed register for these classes.  E-mail your advisor if you need the override for:
MGMT 44362
MGMT 44429

Text reminders via BoilerConnect (appointment reminders, etc.) will start pulling from a new area in MyPurdue.  If you wish to continue to received texts from your advisor, the Registrar, etc.  PLEASE update your cell phone: Students can log into the myPurdue Portal;  click on Academics and then Personal Information to add their cell phone.

To receive priority consideration for federal, state and university-based financial aid, all current and prospective students planning to attend Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus in the fall of 2018 may file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as Oct. 1, but no later than Purdue’s priority filing date of March 1, 2018.

“The 2018-19 FAFSA will use 2016 tax data,” said David Reseigh, assistant director of outreach services in Purdue's Division of Financial Aid. “Instead of waiting until January or February, most students and families can use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) any time after Oct. 1 to complete the FAFSA with their already completed 2016 IRS tax return information. Students and families should first visit to create a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID and then go to to file the 2018-19 FAFSA.”

NOTE:  Spring 2017 and forward, ENGL 211 at Ivy Tech will NOT be equivalent to ENGL 42100 at Purdue.

Free Tutoring from the College of Science.

New students always have many questions and we feel that you can be a valuable partner in helping them navigate their first steps at Purdue and the College of Science. We are asking you to participate in an email exchange with a first semester student.   If you participate in this program, you will be required to exchange 3-4 emails within the first few weeks before and after the start of the semster. Entering students will be informed that this is an email only relationship.   Your role will be to respond to questions about the major, the College of Science, and Purdue in general. You will not be expected to answer any questions about academic requirements and if you find your freshman partner has any, please refer him/her to their advisor.   If you would like to be a part of this program, please fill out the survey on the following link:

Are you interested in making friends from around the world?  Are you interested in increasing your marketability by improving your intercultural competence?
Do you enjoy learning about other cultures AND sharing things about your own culture?  Would you be willing to mentor a new College of Science student (freshman, transfer or exchange)?   Global Partners are Purdue College of Science student leaders who work to create a  comfortable and safe                 environment in which entering students can individually and collectively “find their feet”  in the Purdue community.  These partners provide new students with the tools and knowledge they need to start their college career, and aid them throughout their transitions as first-year students in the College of Science at Purdue University.  The Global Partners program is also dedicated to enhancing cross-cultural understanding and to helping all students involved to expand their knowledge of cultures other than their own.   Join us for the 2017/18 school year for monthly dinners, trips and activities (free for you!)
that are designed to help you learn about other cultures……..while having fun!
To sign up for Global Science Partners, please follow this link: 

Confused by all the acronyms and names on campus?  This sheet may help!

NOTE:  STAT majors cannot use STAT 11300, STAT 30100 for credit.  Students should check with their advisor about taking 500 level courses not listed on the plan of study.

Students can give parents, legal guardians, or other trusted parties access to view certain pieces of their student information online. This access is referred to as proxy access, and the person who is granted this authorization is called a myPurdue proxy. The student controls the entire process through their myPurdue Portal, and can add anyone with a valid email address as a proxy.  More information.

MyPurduePlan video- Planner

MATH Course Offering Plan:
MA 42500 - Fall Only
MA 46000 - Fall Only, MAED Only
MA 42800 - Spring Only
MA 27900 - Spring Only in EVEN YEARS
MA 42100 - Fall Only in EVEN YEARS - Fall 2017 will be the final semester this course will be offered due to low enrollment

Opportunity Announcements

Purdue Pugwash Conference 2018 | Climate Change: How to Sustain our Future April 13-14th | 6PM | PMU West Faculty Lounge 
First 50 students at the door receive eco-planter and basil seeds to grow! 

Hors D'oeurves and refreshments to be held Friday evening; breakfast on Saturday
Keynote Presentation By:
Winona LaDuke, Native American Environmentalist -- Political ActivistThe Next Energy Economy: Grassroots Strategies to Mitigate Global Climate Change & How We Move Ahead
​Speakers include: 
Dr. Jeffrey Dukes, Director of Purdue Climate Change Research Center
Dr. Manjana Milkoreit, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Lafayette Columbian Park Zoo and Animal Ambassadors (get the chance to see live animals!)
Register at: (free of charge)

Student Pugwash USA Workshop! April 14th at 12PM | RAWLS 2070
"Climate & Society"
Purdue Pugwash will be hosting a workshop series in collaboration with Student Pugwash USA that take a deeper dive into the theme of the conference. Because this year's conference is Climate Change: How to Sustain our Future​ we will be featuring a climate simulation, case study on climate change ethics, and a conference debate. The workshop will be held from 12:00-5:30pm following the conference on Saturday, April 14th. 
Applications are due by March 24th by 5:00pm EST. ​All undergraduate and graduate students from all majors are eligible to apply.  Lunch is provided!

One Health Club is hosting a documentary viewing this Thursday, March 22nd from 6PM to 8PM in the Wilmeth Active Learning Center, Room 1055 (Hiler Theater). The documentary is called Minutes to Die – Snakebite: The World’s Ignored Health Crisis. We’d love to be able to share this documentary with as many people as possible. It is not geared towards veterinary medicine at all so have no fears. It also isn’t not geared solely towards medicine, but covers a variety of topics from social work to public health. I have watched the documentary myself and can say it is quite interesting, especially since I know so little about poisonous snakes in general and we don’t live in an area with many if any poisonous reptiles. We’d love to have you attend and please feel free to share this email with your students, club members, colleagues, departments, advisors, etc.   View the trailer here:


EPICS in summer -We are offering a 3 credit EPICS course this Maymester.   There will be additional charges for the week we are off-campus.  We would be appreciative if you would post in your building as we would like to reach as many students as possible.  This is a great opportunity for non-engineering students as it will not be heavy technical concepts.   If you have questions please feel free to contact the instructor:  Nusaybah Abu-Mulaweh (

Professional Writing Minor:  Students in any major interested in improving their writing can register for courses that fulfill the minor. Pre-professional students may particularly benefit from a minor in professional writing as it will prepare students to manage their time, plan and prepare larger writing projects, and anticipate publishing and workload requirements of their legal, medical, and other technical publication workload.
More information is available online: httg://  
In addition to Business (42000) and Technical Writing (42100). the program offers Writing for the Health Sciences (42201) and Multimedia Writing (41900) every semester. ENGL 20300, 30600, 30900, and 43200, Editing and Publishing, are available for fall registration for students interested in the minor. 15 credits in professional writing credits fulfill the requirements for a minor. Students can take any fifteen credits in ENGL to complete an English minor.

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is now accepting applications for the Spring 2018 OUR Undergraduate Travel Grants.  Applications are due Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 11:59pm.   The student application ( and research mentor letter of support ( must be submitted by the deadline for the application to be complete. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered.  Additional information is available on the website:   The OUR Travel Grant recognizes Purdue University undergraduate students who have been selected to present research findings at a national or international professional or academic conference. This program supports undergraduate students in the dissemination of their research and improvement of their communication skills through the participation in scholarly activity. These awards, up to $500, are competitively awarded in the spring semester (travel from Jan 1 - Jun 30) and fall semester (travel from Jul 1 - Dec 31).  The awards will be announced by April 10, 2018.  Funds will be disbursed directly to the awardees after the travel has occurred.  Portions of this funding have been made possible through generous donations from parents of Purdue students, Student Life, and the Parents Fund.
Any Purdue University – West Lafayette undergraduate student currently or previously engaged in research, creative endeavors, or scholarly works under the guidance of a Purdue University faculty or staff mentor.

  • The undergraduate student must have received official acceptance for a presentation.
  • The student must be enrolled in good standing in an undergraduate degree-seeking program (or PharmD) at Purdue University-West Lafayette both when the research was conducted and at the time of the travel grant application.
  • The student may only submit a grant application for one conference presentation per competition. Scholarship money may only be applied towards the stated event.
  • Travel must occur between January 1, 2018 and June 30, 2018.

Center for Families Internship  Fall 2018/Spring 2019  The Center for Families undergraduate internship seeks to position students for success in their careers. It offers the opportunity to gain real-world experience & build their resumes. 
-Management of a Non-Profit Organization
-Role in Brand Execution 
-Project Management (Creation of Plans and Deliverables)
-Oversight of Strategic Initiatives
-Content Creation for Web, Social Media Platforms, & Print 
Candidates should have strong communication and organizational skills, be able to work with limited supervision and on multiple projects, be creative and have strong oral and written skills. CFF is proud to work in collaboration with Purdue departments to educate future leaders. Public Relations/Communication, OBHR, and HTM majors are encouraged to apply.   Internship for HDFS 390 credit Public Relations/Communication, OBHR, and HTM majors are encouraged to apply. Submit resume by May 1 Interviews will be conducted over the summer 

We are thrilled to announce our 2018 Data-Dive hosted by the Business Information and Analytics Center (BIAC).  Participating students will work on a real-world data analytics problem utilizing a dataset provided by CISCO.  The top eight teams will present their findings to a panel of judges consisting of senior executives on April 20th.  The registration deadline is March 21st at 10:00 a.m. Call-Out for the event will be held on March 7th beginning at 6 p.m. in RAWL 3082.  If you have any questions or would like further information, please feel free to contact me or Professor Rahman at

Lavendar Gradaution April 19th from 7-9 PM in the PMU Faculty Lounges - Are you graduating in May or December of 2018? If you are graduating in 2018 and wish to be honored, please register at:  This event is a special ceremony for LGBTQ and Ally students to acknowledge their achievements, contributions, and unique experiences at Purdue University. This community building program is a gathering that celebrates the graduating students and our distinguished guests as well as an opportunity to share our history and progress on campus. Graduates are welcome to invite their friends, family, and people who have been influential while at Purdue. The ceremony will be followed by a catered reception! As a graduate you will receive a rainbow stole that you may wear at the Purdue University graduation ceremony. All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to participate. There is no cost associated with participating.

Please encourage your students to attend one of our upcoming FREECrave series events. For more details on descriptions, times, locations, and which events require pre-registration visit:  - Wednesday, March 7th (7-8pm): Color Your Plate wit h Veget ables - Tuesday, March 21st (6-7pm): Figuring Out Finances - Sunday, March 25th (2-4pm): Weight lif t ing Series- Squat - Wednesday, March 28th (7-7:45pm): Bodyweight Training
- Sunday, April 8th (2-4pm): Weight lift ing Series- Deadlift - Tuesday, April 10th (6-7pm): St ress Smash Session It's
FREE testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV at PUSH onThursday, March 22nd. Students can register online through the PUSH patient portal. Thanks to our Purdue Student Health Advocates for helping to secure funds to assist PUSH with providing this important free service on campus.
Tuesday, March 13thThe Eitlejorg Museum in Indianapolis, IN Trip includes a tour the Museum, presentation by Dr. Scott Shoemaker, Curator of the Native American Art, History, and Culture, and lunch at the museum café. We will depart from campus at 9 am and return at 5 pm. Wednesday, March 14thThe Field Museum in Chicago, IL Trip includes a tour of the Museum, lecture presentation by Joseph “Woody” Aguilar (San Ildefonso Pueblo), guided tour of the “Drawing on Tradition: Kanza Artist Chris Pappan,” and lunch at the museum café. We will depart from campus at 830 am and return at 6 pm.  These spring break cultural immersion trips are open to Purdue students and includes transportation, museum admission fees, and lunch. To sign up, contact Guyia Muhammad at and for questions, contact Felica Ahasteen-Bryant at Reserve your spot by Monday, March 12th
Please see the flyer regarding events for Disability Awareness Month.
The Fashion Scholarship Fund case study scholarship competition will open soon!  We invite students who are interested in pursuing a career in the fashion industry after graduation to attend the FSF Information Session on this opportunity on Tues., April 3th at 6:00 p.m. in MTHW 209Case studied may be addressed from a marketing, a retail, or a technology perspective. Consumer Science is a member of the Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF).  All students at Purdue who have an interest in working in the fashion industry after college may apply for the annual FSF Case Study Scholarship.  Scholars will complete a case study focused on a fashion company looking for strategic growth opportunity.  HHS/CSR has had a $5,000 winner and has attended the Gala for the last two years! Scholarships are $5,000 - $35,000 payable to you.  Winners are invited to attend the annual January Awards Gala in New York City (complimentary hotel and travel reimbursements are provided!).  Access to a national network of internship opportunities, Mentor program, and regional events are all part of the added perks! Students from all majors may attend the Info session to learn more.  If you have a career interest in fashion you will not want to miss learning more about this exciting opportunity for scholarship and future industry connections!   See you on Tues., April 3rd at 6:00 p.m. in MTHW 209.   ===============Win Up To A $35,000 Scholarship  
 The Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting education of the fashion arts and business. Our mission is to advance the fashion industry by encouraging gifted and enterprising young people to pursue careers in design, merchandising, retailing and business, ensuring the industry will continue to attract dedicated, capable and creative individuals.This year, the FSF proudly awarded 239 students from 64 member schools each a scholarship ranging from $5,000 to $35,000.  As further support to its scholars, the FSF facilitates internships with prestigious fashion companies and provides mentorship by prominent senior executives and FSF alumni.  Learn more about the FSF scholarship competition at the upcoming information session: Date:            Tues., April 3, 2018Time:           6:00 p.m.Location:     MTHW 209 The FSF invites a diverse group of students from business, creative and liberal art disciplines to attend the scholarship information session.Advertising, Art History, Business Management, Communication, Computer Science, Consumer Science, Design (Apparel, Graphic, Interior), English, Human Asset Management, Finance, Information Technology, Marketing, Mathematics, Merchandising, Product Development, Retail Studies, Visual Merchandising, Supply Chain Management, Web Design, Website Media, etc. Come to the FSF info session to learn more about the case study scholarship competition.  This is one case study which can very possible launch your career!! Visit the FSF website
It is my pleasure to announce that the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) is hosting a Six Sigma Green Belt course over a period of ~21 hours from April 13th - 15th. The instructors are industry professionals who’ve had years of experience applying these methods in a variety of industries ranging from healthcare to manufacturing. Topics covered in the course include statistical process control, root cause analysis, financial implications, and the typical DMAIC/Six Sigma philosophy. Upon course completion, you will be equipped to support and champion Six Sigma implementation and stand out among other job applicants. On the course’s final day, you will have the option to take IISE's green belt exam, which is included in the course fee. Thanks to the high quality of the course, the exam pass rate is over 95%. Participants who pass the exam will also receive a Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate. Pricing is as follows: If you sign up by March 27th, the cost of the event is $550 for IISE student members (Must provide valid IISE student number) and $625 for non IISE student members. After March 27th, the cost will rise to $600 for IISE student members and $675 for non IISE student members. Refunds will only be given if we cannot meet the minimum registration requirement. Compared to the Purdue offered Green Belt course, the course we are offering is about $1,500 cheaper and a few weeks shorter. Our offered course is shorter as only the tools and necessary information for immediate application are presented. There will also be an information session in WALC 3154 from 6:30-7:30 PM on March 6th and March 22nd where we will give a high level overview of the Six Sigma Course and answer any questions that you may have.  To register, visit this link. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to me at
We are thrilled to announce our 2018 Data-Dive hosted by the Business Information and Analytics Center (BIAC).  Participating students will work on a real-world data analytics problem utilizing a dataset provided by CISCO.  The top eight teams will present their findings to a panel of judges consisting of senior executives on April 20th. The registration deadline is March 21st at 10:00 a.m. Call-Out for the event will be held on March 7th beginning at 6 p.m. in RAWL 3082.  
All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend the inaugural lecture of the new Honors College Aronson Family Science and Society Lecture Series this Tuesday.  ​Dean Wolfe will be introducing the speaker, Purdue alumna Moira Gunn. 
​The lecture series is supported by an endowment from Arthur Aronson (professor emeritus in the Department of Biological Sciences) and his family. The Arc of Media and the Future of Truth Moira Gunn, Radio Show Host of Tech Nation ​Honors College Aronson Family Science and Society Lecture SeriesTuesday, March 6, 20185 p.m., Honors Hall
If you're interested in having a voice in decisions that impact you and other young alumni, you're willing to fulfill a three-year commitment as a member of the Board of Directors, and you LOVE PURDUE, then apply for the 2018 Class Representative position on the Purdue Alumni Board of Directors. Eligibility to apply is limited to August 2017, December 2017, and May 2018 graduates and the application deadline is Friday, March 9. If you have any questions, please contact LaDarius Gorden at 
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Master of Science in Law (MSL) Program
Open House on Saturday, March 3rd (students can register here if they are able to make it to Chicago) and will be hosting webinars on Wednesday, March 7th (from 6-7 pm CST) for our online program and on Friday, March 9th (from 12-1 pm CST) for our residential program.  We would love for your students to join us to learn more – they can find more information via the attached flyer and on our website.
PREP at The University of New Mexico -PREP is an NIH-funded post-baccalaureate training program, designed to enhance the ability of individuals in the biomedical sciences to gain entry to, and succeed in, nationally-recognized PhD programs. PREP is intended for individuals from under-represented groups in the sciences who have recently received a Bachelors degree. These individuals will either have relatively little laboratory experience, or will be changing research fields between their BS and PhD courses.In PREP, our Scholars are paid an annual salary of $27,200, plus health and dental benefits, for one year of support. During this year they are paired with a Faculty mentor from one of our departments, and engage full-time in cutting-edge research. This experience is essential to successful application in many of the top graduate schools in the country.  For More Info:
Master Degrees in Mathematics at San Diego State University For more information, visit:

STAR Ambassadors. We are seeking well-informed and resourceful undergraduate students who are reliable, proactive, and customer-oriented, with a proven willingness to help new students and families. We are hiring both full-time and part-time staff members ($9/hr) in order to accommodate students who are taking summer classes. The callouts for the position are on February 26th and 27th at 6pm in PHYS 203 (see attached flyer and job description for additional details).    The application will open on Wednesday, February 28th at 12pm and will close on Sunday, March 18th at 11:59p.m. Application information can be found at:

Dr. Filley in combination with C4E is hosting an Environmental Programs and Research expo. If you have any students who are currently doing research in any area related to environment, please forward them the information for this opportunity.  A message from Dr. Filley - Please consider attending the Undergraduate and Environmental Programs Expo April 12, 2018. Showcase your research or just attend to meet other undergraduate environmental researchers and explore the range of programs on campus.  If you are presenting at the April 10 student fair recycle your poster from that event.   Here is a link to the event:

Discussion Groups at Purdue Counseling and Guidance CenterIf you are stressed about a romantic breakup, or are grieving the loss of someone important to you, the Purdue Counseling and Guidance Center (PCGC) can help. The PCGC will be offering discussion groups on each of these topics on Wednesday nights, beginning February 28th and running until April 25th.  Each night will start with a free meal from 6:00 to 6:30pm and the groups will be from 6:30 to 8:00pm.   Topics for the groups are as follows:  o Grief discussion group—opportunity for college students who have experienced the death of someone important to them to talk about their experiences with grieving during college, with an emphasis on the uniqueness of grief.   o Romantic breakup discussion group—opportunity for college students who have recently experienced a breakup to talk about their reactions and responses, with an emphasis on the losses and gains that are often connected with the ending of significant relationships.   Students interested in attending one of these groups must contact the PCGC—spaces are limited.  For more information and/or to sign up, call 494-9738. Limited spaces are also available for individual counseling for general concerns. Our email address is and our website is   
Mathematics Advanced Study Semesters at PennState.  Please view this flyer for more information.  Deadline is April 15, 2018.
The Purdue Division of Student Life is seeking applicants for two scholarships to be awarded for the 2018 – 2019 academic year.  The Charles O. McGaughey Leadership Award will be given in the amount of at least $2000 to multiple students (last year six students received the award).   The Class of 1937 Scholarship will also be given to multiple students (last year 18 students received scholarships).   Both scholarships recognize undergraduate students for leadership and academic achievement.   Students may use these links to complete their applications (you may copy this link and send it to your students):  McGaughey Leadership Award Application 2018-2019     Class of 1937 Scholarship Application 2018-2019

Did you know?  STAT Job Postings are available at: and also others are posted on the 5th Floor of the MATH building by the elevators.  There are BS, MS, and PhD job postings listed.

Post-baccalaureate program at The University of New Mexico. Our application posting has just gone live and now we can start accepting applications for the 2018-2019 PREP year.  This program is for recent graduates, within the past 36 months, who want to continue their education in the biomedical sciences by entering a PhD program. PREP’s main benefit is to engage the scholar in cutting edge research for one full year with a faculty mentor of their choice, while receiving assistance in preparing their PhD applications. We offer many additional benefits, such as annual salary of $27,200, health/dental benefits, GRE preparation classes, tuition for academic courses, travel support to attend conferences and many additional activities geared to aid with the overall professional development of our scholars. For further questions or comments that you have please contact Program Manager, Antonio Bañuelos at or Tel: (505) 610- 1725. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

ATTENTION ALL FIRST YEAR COLLEGE OF SCIENCE STUDENTSNow that you have almost completed your first semester in the Purdue College of Science, it’s time for you to step out of your comfort zone.Join us during the spring semester for monthly dinners, trips and activities (free for you!) that are designed to help you learn about other cultures……..while having fun!  To find out more about the Global Science Partnerships Learning Comunity, follow this link: join Global Science Partnerships Learning Community, please follow this link: contact Terry   or

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE GLOBAL DIALOGUES PROGRAM - Attention:  College of Science sophomores, juniors and seniors.  You are invited to apply for the College of Science Global Dialogues program. BEGINS 1/15
Would you like to add value to your Purdue degree by transforming the ways you view yourself and the world?
Would you like to stand out from the crowd?
Would you like to improve your cross-cultural communication skills?
If any of these apply to you, Global Dialogues may be the program for you!
The Global Dialogues program will consist of eight dinner meetings and DINNER IS ON US!
The Program will also include a field trip to Chicago, a community service event, and more
Check out our web page: opportunity is open to College of Science students only.  The Global Dialogues group will consist of 15-20 students representing all CoS majors and classes (sophomore-senior) and we aim to include equal numbers of domestic and international students.  The 1st dinner meeting is the first day of next semester (Jan.9)….so act now if you’re interested.  For more information contact:

Did you know the math department has a contest for students call the PROBLEM OF THE WEEK.  Check it out!

Curious about undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors?  Join us for any of these sessions to learn about many aspects of the student research experience!

Indiana GEAR UP at Purdue needs tutors for middle school students in Lafayette and Frankfort. Not only would Purdue students have the content expertise but could be role models for these students as they go through middle and high school.   Additionally, Purdue students could take advantage of the EARN program and make an additional $10/hour tutoring on top of the $10 GEAR Up will pay them. Please apply here:

Discovery Park Internships available:

Need help preparing for interviews? Check out all the resources the Purdue CCO has to offer from Peer Mock Interview and Big Interview to our Core Series on the subject!

Homework and Tutoring program at Schuyler Avenue Wesleyan Church in Lafayette. We serve under privileged kids in the North End of Lafayette in a partnership with Vinton Elementary school to provide background checked and coached volunteers to help children in targets ways.  Our program has been a great success and we had a number of Purdue students volunteer throughout the first semester.  I would love if you could once again include our program in your announcements.  Right now we have more kids signed up than volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Shaina Patriquin at

Dress for success: Put on that business suit and get ready to network. Don't have a suit? Purdue's Career Closet is just for you! Click here to learn more!

Learning beyond the classroom


Scholarship/Grant/Financial Announcements

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR),  in partnership with the College of Science, offers a non-renewable $1,000 research scholarship.
  1. Full-time 201819 undergraduate student
  2. Attend seminars & enroll in a one-credit online course
  3. Engage in a learning community of peers
  4. Present at the 2019 Undergraduate Research Conference on campus
Application deadline: March 25, 2018   Apply at:

College of Science Continuing Student Scholarship Applicaiton is now open.  Priority DEADLINE is February 1st:

Microsoft Scholarship:

We're excited to kick off the New Year with a new scholarship!  StudySoup works to support students as they find success through education. And as part of that mission, we’re proud to stand behind female students who continue to break down gender barriers and move into crucial leadership positions. So we’re offering a $2,000 scholarship to one outstanding female student who’s exhibited extraordinary leadership skills and an ability to empower others.  Here are the details:   Scholarship Name - Future Female Leaders, Eligibility - Any individual at least sixteen (16) years old who meets one of the following criteria:
1) Currently attending high school (or equivalent) and will be attending an accredited university or college in the next academic year.
2) Currently attending an accredited university or college (undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible)
Deadline- March 30, 2018; Scholarship Amount - $2,000
How to Apply
Complete the application here:
Terms + Conditions
Terms and conditions can be found here:

Summer Finish Scholarship -  This scholarship targets students who choose to graduate during August rather than waiting until December.  If selected for the scholarship, students receive up to $1,000 toward summer tuition and fees.
How does the scholarship impact students?
 “I was able to finish my degree in time to start my graduate program in the fall.  If I had taken the Fall 2017 semester to finish my undergraduate, I would have had to postpone starting my master’s until Fall 2018.  The Summer Finish program is extremely helpful for those trying to finish their degree early, either to enter the workforce earlier or save time and money.  The scholarship helped me finish my degree in under four years, as well as save money." - Hannah Fischer, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
 "The summer finish program is a great opportunity for students who want to save money, graduate early, and begin their professional careers.  I spent my summer working full-time at Cary Home for Children to fulfill for-credit internship requirements for my degree." – Carolyn Pool, Human Services
What if your student is not selected for a scholarship? 
Graduating during summer rather than waiting until December provides a great return on investment as the opportunity allows students to accelerate academic and career goals; students who utilize this opportunity will net an average of $20,870 compared to peers who graduate during December.  Also, summer tuition for 8-9 credit hours is approximately half price compared to fall and spring rates.
Learn more about the scholarship or complete an advisor recommendation at  
Please contact Annie Jarrard, assistant director of summer session, at with any questions.  


Study Abroad Callouts/Information/Scholarships

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED to Friday, February 23, 2018  Tribal Immersion Program  Spring Break Trip 2018  Saturday, March 10 through Friday March 16, 2018  Haudenosaunee Nations in New York   Five-day immersion trip to explore the Eastern Woodland tribal nations in New York, specifically the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) nations: Onondaga, Oneida, Seneca, and Tuscarora Nations. Trip includes visits to the Kinzua Dam in Pennsylvania, Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, Niagara Falls, and more.   Student Cost = $500 per person. Expenses will cover transportation, lodging, museum fees, and some meals. Access the on-line application by clicking here.   Sponsored by the NAECC, CLA Innovate Award, DTA Grant, Office of the Provost, and Native American Indigenous Studies Program, School of Interdisciplinary Studies.
For more information, contact Felica Ahasteen-Bryant, NAECC Director, by email at or Dr. Dawn Marsh, History professor, by email at

Study abroad deadline: March 1 for most summer, fall and academic year programs.  There are some programs with earlier deadlines (February 1) so check with the study abroad office so as not to miss out.

Barcelona Summer, and the program has a few openings left.   The Boiler Up Barcelona program is designed to relate to a wide range of students across campus, as students earn 6 credits in courses that may be used for major, minor, or elective requirements. We regularly bring students from the Colleges of Engineering, Science, Agriculture, Liberal Arts, Health and Human Sciences, and Pharmacy, as well as the Polytechnic Institute.  
Here are the program particulars:
?        Students take 2 courses. Everyone takes Intercultural Communication (Com 303), and then they may choose between Interviewing (Com 325) and Social Media (Com 495).
?        Program cost includes all excursions, housing, daily meals, and weekly laundry service (only airfare is excluded)
?        The program is entirely in English, and Barcelona is easy to navigate without much Spanish experience
?        Classes are M-Th, so students have 3-day travel weekends to see the rest of Spain and Europe
?        We usually bring about 25 students.
?        The cost is the lowest it’s ever been: $3,800.
 The link for students to enroll in the program is:


Planning on going abroad this summer or for the fall semester? Apply for a College of Science Study abroad scholarship:

Barcelona in SUMMER:   The Boiler Up Barcelona program is designed to relate to a wide range of students across campus, as students earn 6 credits in courses that may be used for major, minor, or elective requirements. We regularly bring students from the Colleges of Engineering, Science, Agriculture, Liberal Arts, Health and Human Sciences, and Pharmacy, as well as the Polytechnic Institute.   Here are the program particulars:

  • Students take 2 courses. Everyone takes Intercultural Communication (Com 303), and then they may choose between Interviewing (Com 325) and Social Media (Com 495).
  • Program cost includes all excursions, housing, daily meals, and weekly laundry service (only airfare is excluded)
  • The program is entirely in English, and Barcelona is easy to navigate without much Spanish experience
  • Classes are M-Th, so students have 3-day travel weekends to see the rest of Spain and Europe
  • We usually bring about 25 students.
  • The cost is the lowest it’s ever been: $3,800.
 The link for students to enroll in the program is: deadline: January 26th (or until full).
We also have a call-out on Jan 25th at 6pm in BRNG 2275


There are several short-term study abroad programs run by College of Agriculture faculty that are open to non-Ag majors. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Study abroad to Peru this upcoming 2018 Maymester and kindly ask that you disseminate the information to any students who might be interested.  
Our study abroad program titled "Cross-Cultural Collaboration for Social Change" will take place in Lima, Peru for two weeks in May.   This course is cross-listed as TECH 400 as well as COM 303.   The estimated cost for the program (including airfare, hotels, tuition, etc.) will be below $2500 (this figure does not take into account the readily available scholarships).   The course will be transdisciplinary -- focusing on design and culture.   Here's our program link:


Please see our website for the complete list of programs and their flyers (

University Core Creditable Study Abroad Program in Paris - June 1 - 18 2018.   Between June 1 - 17 May 2018 I will offer again thee study abroad program Global Communication Perspectives in Paris, France in collaboration with some major French governmental and business organizations. See  for details. Highlights from last year’s program can be seen at

College of Science has recently approved study abroad exchange with Bristol in the UK.  There is the possiblity of math coursework through this university if you go for the semester.  Please see a counselor in the Study Abroad Office in Young Hall 105.

Science, Invention & Culture in Spain & Morocco, May 6-22  Explore the inter-connected cultural history of  Science in Spain & Morocco in the Medieval era.:

  • Activities in Morocco include a homestay and Cultural Creativity Workshop (e.g. cooking, zellige tile-making) in Fez, and a service-learning project in Tangier.
  • Visits to the medieval  Spanish cities  of Ronda, Granada, and Cordoba are planned.
  • In both countries  we will meet with local university students.
  • This 3 credit course includes mandatory preparatory pre-departure lectures during the spring semester (Tuesdays, 3:30-4:45).


Summer (8 Programs)
1). May 6 - June 22
Investigating Women’s Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues in Florence Italy
For more information checkout the program magazine - 
2. May 6 - June 2
Ethics in Edinburgh
For more information contact Mike Roe: 
3). May 14 - June 5
Wellness Throughout New Zealand: Maori and Mainstream Health
For more information checkout the program magazine - 
4) June 6 - June 26 
The Australian Lived Experience
For more information checkout the program magazine - 
5) May 14 - June 26 (Combined New Zealand and Australian Study Abroad)
Wellness Throughout New Zealand and the Australian Lived Experience
For more information checkout the program magazine - 
6). June 29 - July 19
The Japanese Lived Experience
For more information checkout the program magazine - 
7). Dates TBD
An Introduction to Negotiation and Product Sourcing in the Vibrant Environment of India
For more information contact Dr. Anita Dale at 
8). Dates TBD
The Dutch Experience, The Netherlands
For more information contact Sandy Rathod at


Service, Volunteer, Community Opportunities

CCO Career Closet donations: men’s and women’s suits, blouses and dress shirts, dress pants, belts, ties, gently worn dress shoes (can also be delivered to YONG 132, 10 AM – 4 PM Monday-Friday)

The United Way of Greater Lafayette, Purdue Alumni Association and the Purdue United Way Campaign have partnered to increase volunteerism in Greater Lafayette. More than a hundred volunteer opportunities with nonprofit organizations ranging from health and human services to environmental and animal services are available to Purdue student, faculty and staff teams who would like to volunteer locally. These opportunities can be found at

We are currently expanding our collaboration with ACEFood Pantry.  Not only are we continuing our pop-up food pantry in the CoRec on Fridays from 10-3, but we are doing more cooking demonstrations with food pantries in the area. Recently, we led a food demonstration at the ACEpantry location featuring simple breakfast recipes for busy students with items that can be found at the pantry. The recipes could be made in bulk at the beginning of the week so that participants avoid skipping meals. In addition, the ACEPantry newsletter will include a nutrition section written by our graduate assistant Haley. If you?d like more information on the recipes, email Haley at

The Career Closet was recently featured in JC Online and is currently participating in a SHOE & TIE drive. Please share this email with others who may be interested in donating and print the flyer attached above if you'd like to place it on your door. We are open to receiving other professional items as well, but are currently in high need of shoes and ties. Items can be donated during normal business hours to Young Hall, 132. 

Apply to be a CARE Peer Education. Info and aplication online at .  CARE - Center for Advocacy, Response & Education.

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