Academic Success Workshops

Building study skills, combating procrastination, and improving your motivation are worthwhile efforts that yield positive results in college and beyond.  To that end, check out the Academic Success Workshop Series!  Workshops are free and open to any Purdue student:

 “ACING” Your Exams

Wednesday, January 29 in STEW 318 at 4:30-5:30 p.m.

“I’ll Do It Tomorrow”: How to Avoid Procrastination

Wednesday, February 5 in STEW 318 at 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Staying Focused: Improve Motivation & Concentration

Wednesday, February 12 in STEW 318 at 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Surviving Finals Week (with a student panel)

Wednesday, April 23 in TBD at 4:30-5:30 p.m.

A Day of Healing, Friday Jan. 31

Adapted from Purdue Today, Jan. 28, 2014:

Purdue counselors and therapy dogs from Indiana’s K-9 Assisted Crisis Response Team will be on hand to assist students in need on Friday, Jan. 31st at the France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

If you belong to a student organization that would like to hold a Day of Healing-related event, please call Kelley Stier in the Office of the Dean of Students at (765) 494-1232, or e-mail her at

Upcoming events and opportunities!

If you missed the Study Abroad Fair last week, here’s another chance to explore the possibilities.  From Elizabeth Diaz in the CLA:

The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) Study Abroad Fair will be held on Wednesday, January 29 in the PMU West Faculty Lounge (room 250) from 10 am – 2 pm.  Information about programs in Italy, China, Spain, Colombia and other international locations will be available to ALL Purdue students.  Refreshments will be available as well as live Jazz music from the School of Visual & Performing Arts very own Danny Weiss Quartet.


The CCO is holding a Job Fair Workshop on Jan. 29th from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in REC 133.  Check out the scrolling CCO Bulletin for great future workshops and info sessions!  It is never too early to start building job search and networking skills.

In addition, the CCO is scouting for potential CCO Ambassadors (job # 761841)  and Marketing & Media Interns (job #764920).  Apply on myCCO by Feb. 10 and Feb. 24, respectively. 


The Purdue Center for Global Food Security (PCGFS) announces a new grant competition for undergraduate students. The PCGFS Student Innovation Grant support undergraduate students in any academic discipline working in teams to develop a technology or program that may render creative solutions to a vexing food security problem for stressed communities in a developing country or for programs that support food insecure communities within the state of Indiana. Two grants of $10,000 each for international projects and two grants of $3,000 each for local projects will be awarded. To carry innovations forward, students must commit to entering their projects in subsequent national or international innovation grant competitions.  Applications are due March 14, 2014


A limited number of Indiana College Network (ICN) online courses are avaible in the spring, but only if Purdue in-class or online version of these courses are not available.  Students must have enough credit hours available to add these courses.  That means, for example, if a student has restricted hours due to probation, an ICN cannot be added to try to circumvent the limit.

Spring Courses include:

EAPS 10000 Intro  Topics Earth Atmo                       3 credits               CRN 71878

EAPS 19100 Intro  Topics Earth Atmo  Lab              1 credit                 CRN 71879

MUS  25000  Music Appreciation                               3 credits               CRN  71881

MGMT 20000 Financial Accounting                           3 credits               CRN 71877

OLS 27400  Applied Leadership                                   3 credits               CRN 71880

Courses are 8-weeks in length: March 17 – May 10.  The last day to register for an ICN course is March 12.  An ICN application and advisor-signed Form 23 is required, so make an appointment with your EXPL advisor before adding a course. The Division of Online Learning is located in STEW, G-59 and is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Wednesday hours are 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  They are closed daily 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. for lunch. 


From Corey Linkel, Student Affairs Specialist in the OSRR.  This opportunity would be great experience for those seeking careers in law, law enforcement, etc.: 

The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities is looking for students interested in volunteering their time to assist in adjudicating student conduct cases. For more information, please see our website:

You can read more about the Community Standards Board (CSB) and fill out an application on the website. We plan on holding trainings soon, so apply today!


Pre-Professional Advising Updates

Their new website is up at! (Yea!!)  The News and Events page will include announcements summer programs, and research opportunities, so check back regularly.

Online appointment scheduling is coming soon – stay tuned!

Evening advising hours are available in Meredith Hall on Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.

Spring Callouts:

  • Caduceus Club: Jan 29th, 6:30 p.m., SMTH 118
  • Pre-Vet Club: Jan 28th (tonight!), 7:00 p.m., LYNN 1136

Drop and Add Deadlines for Late Jan. – Early Feb.

A few reminders about drop and add deadlines:

As of Jan. 21st, In order to add a class or modify a section:

  • Contact your academic advisor and pick up a Form 23 from them
  • Take it to the instructor or professor of the class you want to add.  Have him/her sign the form and indicate the CRN(s) of the new course.
  • Sign the form where it says “Student Signature”
  • Take the Form 23 to Hovde Hall, room 45 (The Registrar’s Office).  They’ll immediately process the add.
  • Then check MyPurdue to make sure that all your hard work paid off!

Courses can be added or modified through 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 10th.

Remember:  It is always the decision of the instructor or professor to add new students to their class!  They know the challenges of their course best and base their decision on whether they feel you can be successful starting late.  That being said, the later students attempt to add a class, the more likely it is they will be denied entrance.

In order to drop a course:

  • Courses can still be dropped via MyPurdue by the student through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27th.
  • Jan. 28th – Feb. 10th: Students will need to pick up a signed Form 23 from their advisor and take it directly to The Registrar’s Office (HOVDE 45).  Students will receive a “W” on their transcript for the course.  A “W” is not figured into the GPA.
  • There is no need to notify the professor or instructor of a class you want to drop (unless you want to!)
  • Check your textbook receipts for return and refund deadlines.

The full set of Drop/Add Deadlines for Fall 2013 – 14 are available on the The Registrar’s Website.

Important Message Concerning “Boiler Strong” Apparel

An official statement from the Purdue Marketing and Media:

An outpouring of support following Tuesday’s tragic campus event has resulted in many in the Boilermaker community asking how they can best express it. Among the many suggestions received have been apparel and other wearable items.

Out of respect for the families we ask that groups not pursue the purchase or promotion of these types of items at this time.

There may be an opportunity at some later time to support an official item and/or memorial fund that will support those who were affected by this tragedy. For now, what Boilermakers need most is a shoulder or a helping hand.

There also have been a number of unauthorized  products presented in the marketplace under the “Boiler Strong” message. Please avoid purchase of such items. The University will seek to present a means for expression when appropriate and once the wishes of the families affected have been consulted.