Camp Tecumseh YMCA Job Opportunity

From Meg Piechocki, Retreats Staffing Specialist, Camp Tecumseh YMCA:

Camp Tecumseh YMCA is looking for individuals who seek experience working with children.  Each weekend, we see several groups such as Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Church Groups, YMCA parent child programs, Family Camps, etc.  We typically have 200-600 youth and adults each weekend.

We are looking for students to run our program areas for the different groups.  Students would run program areas such as: Archery, Crafts, Rock Climbing, Canoeing, etc. No prior experience necessary. We offer paid training, which will teach you how to run each area. This job is a great opportunity to build your resume and get more experience working with children.  We pay $7.50-$9.00 an hour.  We are located about 25  minutes (18 miles) north of the Purdue – West Lafayette campus.

If you would like more information, please send an e-mail to or call (765) 564-2898.

Family Day 2015

Mark your calendars! Family Day is will be Saturday, September 19th. The Exploratory Studies Family Day will be from  9:30 am – 11:00 am (EST) in Stewart Center 302-306 (3rd floor). There will be a light breakfast and refreshments during the event.

All incoming students, current students, and families are invited! Be sure to RSVP at no later than August 31st!

Why should you all come to our Family Day celebration?

  •  Meet and chat with your student’s academic advisor
  • SWAG! Door prizes will be drawn! Games! Hilarity!
  • You will already be here for the big weekend of fun – check out the AWESOME campus events here
  • Free food and coffee, need we say more?!
  • Honoring scholarship recipients with certificates beginning at 10:15 am
  • Get some Purdue face paint before the big game!

If you have questions, please e-mail Colleen Brown at We hope to see you there!

Center for Families Internship Opportunity (Fall 2015/Spring 2016)

from Kate Kester, Assistant Director of the Center for Families:

The Center for Families is seeking students who want the opportunity to gain real-world experience that will position them for success in their future career.  Students in this internship position will work closely with advisory council members, donors, legislators, and faculty partners, gaining experience in project management, copy writing (web and print), website management, and event planning.

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. Public Relations, Communications, OBHR, and HTM majors are encouraged to apply, but any student from any major may apply.

This internship gives HDFS 39000 or 59000 credit.

Interested?  Please submit your resume to

Advanced Credit Testing (Fall 2015)

Advanced Credit Testing is an opportunity to test out of a specific Purdue college courses in Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Communications, and Physics.  These tests are similar to the final exam for the course (passing percentages differ by course). Passing an advanced credit test confers credits only, not grades. Check with your academic advisor to see how the course could be used in your degree plan.

If you intend to take an advanced credit test in a course, you cannot have taken the course for a grade at any college or have previously tested out of it through AP, CLEP, IB, etc.  You can only attempt an advanced credit test in a course only once – it is a one-time opportunity!

Advanced credit test-out dates, calculator restrictions, procedures, and study guides for subjects can be found at:

All tests require a Form 231 signed by your academic advisor and at LEAST one form of picture ID.  Students without the proper calculator (if a calculator is allowed) will be turned away at the door.


IE 49000: Imagine, Model, and Make (Fall 2015; 3 cr.)

IE 49000: Imagine, Model, and Make

Note: This course is open to any student from any major.  It does NOT require students to have any previous experience on 3D modeling software, design, or manufacturing techniques.

In this course you will learn how to model and animate objects using Autodesk 3D Max (the software used in Avatar, X-Men, and Transformers). After your design is created, you will be able to optimize it and to manufacture it using rapid prototyping techniques like laser cutting or 3D printing.  The teaching style is based on active learning and a balance of lectures and hands-on activities.  No textbook is required for this course – just the professor’s lecture notes!

Don’t Miss This Course If You Want to Learn:
*  How to model anything (including your face!) in 3D.
*  How to render to photo-realistic images of your projects.
*  How to make animation movies of the objects/characters you create.
*  The capabilities of modern manufacturing and rapid prototyping techniques.
*  How to do hand sketching, optimize products, and meet tolerance requirements.

Volunteers Needed to Welcome International Students to the U.S.

Every August and January International Programs and International Students & Scholars team up to welcome new international students during their Weeks of Welcome (WOW!).  They need student volunteers to assist for a few hours during international student check-in from August 12th – 19th.  As a volunteer, you would answer questions and help new international students through their check-in process. Specific tasks will be assigned when checking in on the day of the event.  Attendance at a separate training session is required.

Interested?  To sign up for a specific day and time slot, please visit the ISS website!