Purdue’s Featured Organization of the Month- Purdue Alumni Student Experience

Happy end of February Everyone!

I hope you’re enjoying this short month despite the crazy, artic, snowstorms that West Lafayette has been bombarded with!

Love is in the air all around campus… especially our student’s love for PASE, an organization also known as the Purdue Alumni Student Experience. This organization is all about connecting students with the ever-incredible Purdue alumni, as well as promoting Purdue’s many traditions.

Each year, PASE holds multiple events for its members! Some events include The Nearly Naked Mile, Fun Football Fridays (where members can win free stuff!), and The Alumni Networking Dinner that is held in the fall. A list of upcoming events is listed below:

  • Thursday, March 27, 2014-PASE Nearly Naked Mile: a community service running event benefiting the Lafayette Transitional Housing organization.
  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014-PASE Senior Send Off

PASE has over 4,000 members on campus, making it one of the largest organizations at Purdue. Its headquarters are located at the Dick and Sandy Dauch Alumni Center over by Krannert and Young Hall. Besides fun events, PASE members can get discounts at Follett’s Bookstore, University Bookstore, and TONS of restaurants in the Chauncey area! If you’re not a member, considering joining! You never know what kind of connections you can make…plus who doesn’t love a good discount on textbooks?!

If you want more information about PASE, please visit any of their social media outlets!

  • Official Website: www.purduealumni.org/PASE
  • Facebook: Purdue Alumni Student Experience
  • Twitter: @PASEPurdue
  • Instagram: pasepurdue

Wishing you a fabulous February filled with lots of love and tons of great memories!

Until next time… Boiler Up!


Exploratory Studies,  Class of 2017

Scholarship Opportunity for Current Exploratory Studies Students

The Purdue Federal Credit Union (PFCU) Citizenship Award in Honor of Ronda E. Feathers application is now available.

This award recognizes the outstanding school/community involvement and strong academic achievement of a continuing Exploratory Studies student with preference going to a member of the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band, or one of the other bands, or in one of the PMO groups.

  • Awarded to first-year, continuing Exploratory student(s).
  • Purdue cumulative (overall) GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Total award of $1000 (non-renewable) disbursed in equal installments during the fall and spring semesters of the student’s sophomore year
  • Recipients will be notified by April 1

For more information, visit our website at http://www.purdue.edu/exploratory/admitted-students/scholarships.html


Getting Through the Daily Grind

If you’re like most college students, caffeine is one of your closest friends. If you’re not dependent on it yet, you may want to prepare yourself for the inevitable. Lucky for you, Purdue has an abundance of coffee shops to get you through those stressful exam weeks, lengthy group meetings, and inescapable all-nighters.

Many of our academic buildings have little coffee places, but I’ll cover a few of the best places that you can go to catch up with a friend, have a quiet meeting, or peacefully study before class.

Purdue Memorial Union

The Union offers three great spots for coffee! Starbucks is the go-to for many students, but the lines there can get really long, especially between classes in the afternoon. If you’re going to the Starbucks in the union, make sure you’ve got some time to kill! If you’re in a hurry and want an espresso beverage like Starbucks has, check out the Oasis down the hall from Starbucks. The Oasis is a nice place for coffee and lunch, and makes a fantastic white-mocha. Last for the union, if you’re trying to just get your fix of a regular brewed coffee, Urban Market has a good selection of coffee to choose from too!

Chauncey Village Area

If you’re looking for something a little more peaceful and away from the hustle and bustle of campus, there are two coffee shops in the Chauncey Village area that are great for studying and relaxing! The first is Vienna Coffee, which is just east of the corner of State St. and Northwestern Ave. Vienna has a broad selection of drinks and baked goods to choose from, as well as an abundance of comfy furniture for lounging. Right on the corner of State and Northwestern and pretty close to Vienna is Greyhouse Coffee Co. Greyhouse makes a delicious crème brulee latte, and sells coffee beans and teas to take home too! Like Vienna, they have a good selection of foods, but also offer gelato and hot crepes. Greyhouse fills up quick at in the evening, so get there early to claim a good study spot.

I hope these great places on campus offer you some relaxation and fuel for your exam weeks ahead! You can check out Purdue’s Dining Services for a full list of places to get coffee on campus! http://www.union.purdue.edu/HTML/DiningServices/

Best Wishes,


Classes 411: Bowling & Organizational Behavior

Hey there, Madi here! I hope everyone has been enjoying the new (ish) semester!

For my first post of the year, I will start with something fun to cheer y’all up in this dreary winter we seem to be perpetually stuck in.

Maybe you are having a little cabin fever or getting bogged down by loads of work? Checkout PES115 – Bowling. You read that right, you can take Bowling for credit here at Purdue! It’s for all skill levels, just be prepared to have fun. If you want to improve your game or learn how the pros bowl, this class just might be for you! Let’s be honest here, who doesn’t want to learn how to make a bowling ball head straight towards the gutter but end up knocking down all the pins instead??

Maybe you just want something easy to help you relax a little? Well, OLS 252 will be right up your alley. It’s Organizational Behavior and though it might not sound like it, it is a fun class and could provide a nice break between all your other aggressive classes.

Remember, some classes I suggest may not be offered every semester. Simply tuck them away for future reference and keep an open eye out every new registration period 🙂

Boiler Up, Madi out!