Wine Appreciation (FS 47000) Registration (Fall 2017)

From the Department of Food Science:

FS 470 – Wine Appreciation is a course that is permitted by Indiana Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Fire Arms, and Explosives (ATF), from which we have a license to serve alcohol if the student shows that they are 21 years old on or before August 21, 2017.  The Food Science Department is the only department on campus that allows overrides for this course.

On Monday, March 20, 2017 the Department of Food Science will begin signing forms for FS 47000 – Wine Appreciation. All students need to come in person to the Nelson Food Science Building (NLSN), Room 2203 to receive signature approval/override permission to take FS 47000 – Wine Appreciation.   NLSN 2203 will be open Mondays – Fridays from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.


  • Form 23 filled out (required) and signed by their advisor (preferred but not required)
  • Driver’s license or passport to verify that the student will be 21 years old on/before August 21, 2017.  If the student does not have proper ID, we will not sign their forms.

There are NO audits for this course.

If students need instructor signature, they will need to contact Dr. Christian Butzke, the professor teaching FS 47000, in the Food Science Department.

Walk-ins Changing to Info Meetings for Some Science Departments

In the recent past, if you were a non-major student interested in learning about Mathematics, Statistics, Actuarial Science, or CS, you attended a walk-in time.  However, with the advent of Fall registration, these departments are suspending their walk-ins and asking that students with questions instead attend an informational meeting.  Here’s some specific information:

Mathematics, Statistics, and Actuarial Science questions?  From Feb. 20 until April 28, please sign up for an information session. There is a link to the sign up near the top of the page before the walk-in calendar.

Attendance at an information session is not required prior to CODO, but it is recommended.  If you want to learn more information about the Math, Statistics or Actuarial Science majors without attending a meeting, you can view their CODO information PowerPoint.  Information about minors are available for Statistics and Mathematics.

Computer Science questions?  Starting Feb. 27 . . . (from the CS CODO page):

Prior to attending walk-ins students must attend a group CODO meeting that will review the CODO requirements, the CODO process, and information about the CS major. Students need not attend a CODO meeting to submit CODO papers.

Sign up for a CODO meeting here:  Please only choose ONE meeting time. If you choose more than one time, both of your registrations will be canceled and you will not be on the list to attend either meeting.

If you need to cancel, please contact at least 24 hours in advance. Two late cancels and/or no shows will result in you being unable to attend the CODO meeting until the following semester.

If you are absolutely unable to make any CODO meeting, and your question is not answered by a thorough review of our CODO requirements, the College of Science CODO instructions page, and our CS degree requirements, please email

CODO Walk-in Times:
If a student attended one of the CODO Meetings and had more specific questions, they may then attend one of the CODO walk-in times.  Please see the CODO Walk-in times here:


Australia Study Abroad (June 6 – 26)

New 3-week Summer Study Abroad (June 6 – June 26): The Australian Lived Experience

Students from all majors and all years in school may apply to the program.

The Australian Lived Experience is an extraordinary study abroad opportunity, focused on learning the unique ways Indigenous Australians look at health and wellbeing as well as how this differs from the dominant Australian narrative. Our program emphasizes the importance of observing and understanding the lived experiences of the different groups in Australia and what “health” means to them.

During our immersive, 3-week, 6 credit hour experience, students will learn to utilize learning about these lived experiences as a lens through which they will be able to compare the meanings of health and wellbeing of other groups, such as: mainstream Australians, U.S. mainstream, as well as Native American tribes. These comparisons to the U.S. mainstream and Native American communities will provide students with a better understanding and appreciation for both the similarities and differences between the Australian and American lived experiences.

Our program allows students an opportunity to learn outside of the classroom setting. Students will be able to explore this enchanting continent, participate in various site visits and discussion groups, and gain unique insights on the topics of health and wellbeing by directly interacting and learning from indigenous Australians.

Check out our magazine for even more details:   Questions? Contact Jaziel Ramos-Ortiz or Stewart Chang Alexander.

Supplemental Instruction Open House and SI Leader Info (Feb. 21)

From Ethel Swartzendruber, Director of Supplemental Instruction:

Supplemental Instruction (SI) will hold an Open House next Tuesday, February 21, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm in the first floor lobby of KRCH.  There will be refreshments and some basketball hoops to attempt. This is to help students enrolled in the SI-linked courses to be more aware of this peer-led academic resource.  Current student leaders will be on hand to help students understand what SI is and what to expect if they haven’t attended a study session yet.  There will also be an information table for students who may want to apply to be a SI leader for the fall semester.  (Our application goes live on February 22 and remains open until March 5.)


Camp DASH staff needed (Summer 2017)

From Elizabeth Stremke, Dept. of Nutrition Science:

These positions are open to any Purdue student in any major.

Dr. Connie Weaver in the Nutrition Science department is recruiting employees for summer 2017 to work on an exciting research opportunity!  Camp DASH is a summer research camp for selected boys and girls (aged 11- 15) held on Purdue’s campus with the aim of determining how diet affects blood pressure.  Session dates for these children are June 10-July 5 and July 11- August 5.  Room and board for these campers are free and campers will be paid for their participation.

To apply for any of the staff positions below for Summer 2017, please download the application under the “Camp Staff” tab at Submit the completed application and an updated resume to  All applicants hired will have a mandatory, intensive training week beginning June 5, 2017.Any further questions about the study or positions may also be directed to

Camp DASH employee positions:

***Deadline for all applications: February 15, 2017 (but applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.  Please feel free to apply after this date!)

Camp Counselor:

Number of Openings: 40

Pay: $9.50/hr

Full-time and part-time positions available and hours are flexible. Camp counselors will be in charge of a group of teens. He/she will make sure the teens follow appropriate procedures in the collection of urine samples and research protocols. He/she will maintain discipline during camp activities, meal time, and bedtime. Counselors will also provide supervision during activities or may plan/lead activities. Selected counselors will have the opportunity to live in the dorms with the campers for the summer.

Food Prep Staff:

Number of openings: 11

Pay: $9.50/hr.

Full-time and Part-time positions are available. Food prep staff will work in the Purdue Nutrition Science Metabolic Kitchen under the supervision of a Research Dietitian. Tasks will include careful preparation and weighing of all foods and the food portions for service and analysis. Individuals would be employed from May 2017 – August 2017.

Laboratory Staff:

Number of openings: 4

Pay: $9.50/hr.

Full-time or part-time positions are available. Lab staff will process samples and perform analytical assays in the laboratory, such as pooling 24-hour urine, adding acid, labeling bottles, preparing frozen diets for analyzing nutrient content. Lab staff will also perform data entry for the research study. Individuals would be employed from May 2017-August 2017.