The “It” Places Around Campus #1

Hey everyone, it’s Kaleigh again! You might remember me from an earlier blog post in which I was introduced as one of the Co-Chairs for the Exploratory Studies Ambassadors. Beyond fulfilling my lovely duties as a Co-Chair, I will also be posting on our awesome blog! I’ll be focusing on all the wonderful places to study, hang out, and have fun here at Purdue University.  Some of these places may even be unfamiliar to a lot of students who have been here for a long time! There are a lot of really interesting spaces and places on this beautiful campus, as you will see.

As an added little bonus, I will also be posting a funny meme once a week because who doesn’t love memes?! I think they are hilarious and they are a nice way to hopefully brighten your week. So be looking out for those weekly memes too! 😉

The first place I am featuring is the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics. I actually just recently discovered this awesome library, and it is my new favorite place to study! It is located on the second floor of the Krannert School of Management building, which is right across the street from the Union. The Parrish Library was completed in 2012 after a $4.2 million renovation project. According to the Library’s official site, some of its features include “state-of-the-art facilities, including the Steelcase LearnLab IMPACT classroom, modern conference rooms, and integrated group study spaces”.  As is expected in a library, there are many computers – most of which are iTap computers completely open to students of all majors (requiring a username and password of course) – and a wide selection of books and journals.

Beyond this, it is super easy to find as well! When you walk in the main door on the north side of the Krannert building, you will see a white spiral staircase. Make your way up the winding staircase, and you have reached your destination! As soon as you land on the floor of the library, you will see a wide array of different sections to pick from. There are comfy booths, benches, chairs, and private cubby-holes all around the library which are perfect for a quiet place to study, relax, eat a snack, or even take a quick nap in between classes! The modern decorations and features of the library create a really unique environment and calming atmosphere. Check out some of these pictures to get a little preview of how beautiful the new library is before you explore it for yourself! I hope you enjoy investigating this new space as much as I do.


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Last day to drop a class approaching

*** October 23rd at 5:00 pm.  October 23rd at 5:00 pm.  October 23rd at 5:00 pm.  October 23rd at 5:00 pm. ***

Just a reminder that the last day to drop a class is Wednesday, October 23rd at 5:00 p.m.!  :)  The procedures to drop a class depends on your age “classification”:

  • Freshman: Pick up a signed drop form from your advisor.  Take the form directly to the Registrar’s Office in Hovde Hall, room 45.  No instructor’s signature is needed. “Grade” will be a “W” (withdraw).  W’s do not affect your GPA.
  • Sophomores and older: Pick up a signed drop form from your advisor.  Take the form to your instructor.  They must sign it and then note whether you are currently passing (“W”) or failing (“WF”) the course.  A W or WF will not affect your GPA.   Then take the form to the Registrar’s Office in Hovde Hall, room 45.

Please do not wait until the last minute.  Just like you, advisors and instructors are extremely busy at this point in the semester and can be hard to reach (because there is one of them and 150+ of you)! 

October 23rd is also the last day to withdraw completely from the university without committee approval.  What this means is that a student could easily leave the university at this point, no questions asked, with all “W’s” on their record.  Then he or she could begin again in a later semester.  Remember: W’s are easy to replace and explain to an employer, F’s are not!  If you are considering this option, speak to your advisor or to someone in the Office of the Dean of Students in SCHL 207 (765-494-1747).

Classes 411: HORT360, THTR133, EAS106

Hey guys Madi here! I hope you guys are as excited for autumn, costumes and free candy as much as I am. I know it is hard to believe that October Break is this weekend (thank goodness!), but personally I find it’s even harder to believe that we will be signing up for spring classes soon! In fact this Monday, October 7, the registrar will open up the classes for all Purdue campus to see, enjoy, and fret over. Don’t stress your self out too much, though. Not only do you have access to Purdue’s Scheduling Assistant to take some of the tedious work away but you also have me to help you find fun, easy, and/or interesting classes to take to fill requirements and discover different courses you didn’t know Purdue had. Or if you’re looking to maybe come to Purdue next year, you’ll already have a perfect guide for classes to take!

Though I have not taken this class myself, I have only ever heard great things about it: HORT360 Flower Arranging. It is exactly how it sounds; a class that teaches you how to arrange flowers in great designs. It’s a lot of fun and requires minimal out-of-class work.

From personal experience, I know this next class is a blast. THTR 133 Survey of Acting is a great way to meet new people from all majors and basically just have a great time. Naturally, you have to memorize lines and perform in front of the class but don’t let that turn you away. You practice in class a LOT, get feedback, and practice yet again. Everyone is in the same boat as you; no one is a professional actor. Students take this class to have fun and believe it or not you actually learn real life skills that apply to any career (don’t believe me? Consider public speaking).

Last but certainly not least, there is EAS106 Geosciences in the Cinema in which you get to watch disaster movies and then discuss if this could really happen. What more is there to say? You had me at disaster movies. But in all seriousness, this is a great class to take to learn more about the Earth we live on and participate in class discussion.

Every month I will be discussing different classes you won’t want to miss out on so don’t worry, there is plenty more where that came from!

Meet Our Ambassador Bloggers

With such a large campus, it’s hard to keep track of everything that happens at Purdue. We’ve gathered some of our Exploratory Studies Ambassadors to post once a month on certain topics. Let’s meet our  first 2 bloggers, shall we?

 Meet Madi Herman


Hometown: Needham, IN

Major: Psychology / Pre-Med

Year: Senior

Blogging topic: Classes galore at Purdue from how to pass the classes you’re in to what fun classes to take next semester. (or when you come to Purdue!)

Fun fact: I have been in karate for 13 years now. Even though I’m away at college I still stay involved.

Meet Sarah Kober


Hometown: Grand Haven, MI

Major: Biology

Year: Junior

Blogging topic: Clubs and Organizations

Fun fact: I studied abroad in New Zealand Spring 2013.


Stay tuned to meet the rest of our Ambassador Bloggers and check out our blog every week for their posts!