Student Organizations: Reserve YOUR Space in CSEL by March 7!

From Purdue Today (Feb. 26, 2014):

Now is the time for any Purdue University recognized student organization to apply if they are interested in office space, storage lockers and/or mailboxes for the 2014-15 academic year in the Purdue Memorial Union, Stewart Center or the new Center for Student Excellence and Leadership (CSEL) building (next to Wiley Hall).

The online application form is available on BoilerLink now through March 7 and also can be used by any student organization that would like to be considered for space. Failure to complete the form will result in no consideration for organizations seeking space.

The application, which must be filled out completely for consideration, also must be filled out annually by all organizations that currently have designated space in the Union and Stewart Center. To renew or request space, representatives from interested organizations should do the following:

* Go to

* Log in using your Purdue career account

* Click on “Organizations” and search for “PMU and Stewart Organization Space”

* Click on “Forms”

* Fill out the form titled “Application for Student Organization Space for 2014-15 within STEW, PMU and CSEL”

The application deadline is 11:45 p.m. March 7. Those with additional questions can contact Scott Savage or Hannah Scott at or by calling (765) 494-8976.

Summer Academic Experiences!

Study Abroad: Colombia, Maymester 2014

Food Security and Sustainable Development

May 19 – June 5, 2014

Cost: Estimated – $2100 includes ALL expenses – Spanish Fluency is NOT Required

All Students eligible to apply for the $ 1000 scholarship from Purdue!

This is a bilingual, technology intensive course; it provides an international and multidisciplinary perspective on food security and resources. Focus will be case studies that represent different regions of the world with special emphasis on the changing conditions for tropical agriculture.  The case studies, discussed in the context of the Millennium Development Goals, will help students gain knowledge and understanding of regional variations of food security and resources, sustainable development and economic growth throughout the world.

  • This is a 3-credit, three-week course, which offers units on social and demographic changes, changes on the physical environment, global climate change, economic systems, and global trade. Purdue will partner with the University of Caldas, UC, and the Technological University of Pereira, UTP.
  • The first week will be in Pereira at the UTP, second week is in Manizales at the UC. During these two weeks Purdue Students will have access to the course material: PPT slides with class’s notes, course program, and reading materials in English while their instruction will be in English and Spanish.
  • The third week will be back at Purdue with Colombian students and faculty for Team’s presentations; this will be shown via video-conference to other students and Instructors, in Colombia.

For more information, please contact:  Adriela Fernandez, IPIA, AGEC,


Informational Callouts for DLRC Summer Internship Programs: March 4 & 5 at 3:30 p.m. in UNIV 101.  The link above will also take you to a page that lists four other opportunities not highlighted below. 

Applications are being accepted until March 9, 2014.  Click on the link above and then click on “more information” to view the online application.

The Interns for Indiana and Interns for Entrepreneurship programs match qualified students with high-tech start-up companies.  The entrepreneurship experience allows students to gain valuable real-world skills and knowledge.  The programs are open to rising juniors and seniors from all majors with a minimum 2.8 GPA.  Applicants must be a full time student seeking their first Baccalaureate degree.  Most opportunities available for summer require transportation and a willingness to relocate for the summer.

The Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship (DURI)  program involves Purdue undergraduates in the interdisciplinary research environment of Discovery Park. The program provides opportunities for students to work with faculty affiliated with Discovery Park on cutting edge research projects that involve combining two or more disciplinary strengths. The program is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors from all majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Applicants must be a full time student in a degree seeking program.

The Cancer Prevention Internship program (CPIP)  engages Purdue undergraduates in cutting edge research combining two or more disciplinary strengths in cancer prevention research.  This full-year commitment is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors from all majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Applicants must be a full time student in a degree seeking program.

If you have questions, contact Monica M. Shively, Interns for Indiana/Interns for Entrepreneurship Coordinator, at





“Feathers” Scholarship for EXPL Students

Just posted on our Exploratory Studies Scholarship page:

Purdue Federal Credit Union (PFCU) Citizenship Award in Honor of Ronda E. Feathers

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). Students must have started as a beginner in Exploratory Studies.
  • 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.
  • Application is available (PDF).  Supporting materials includes a 250-word essay and one recommendation letter – see the application for more detail.

Applications and all supporting materials are due to the front desk of Exploratory Studies (Young Hall, 8th floor) by March 14!  Award recipients will be notified by April 1 (no kidding).

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:
  • 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

Regional Campus Visits for Summer Registration

Representatives from the following campuses will be available at the Elliott Hall of Music Lobby to assist students with their  2014 summer session registration. Come with course ideas – we’ve linked each campus heading to its class schedule page!


Monday, March 24 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Tuesday, March 25 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Wednesday, March 26 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Purdue – North Central:  

Tuesday, April 1 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Purdue Calumet:

Monday, April 7 (11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Tuesday, April 8 ( 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

**Fort Wayne will not be sending representatives to the West Lafayette campus to register students for summer classes.  Contact their Admissions department for information about how to transfer temporarily for the summer.

Summer Courses!

Here are some summer courses about which we’ve received information recently.  Summer 2014 course listings are available for viewing on MyPurdue.  Courses are offered during the summer in 4-week, 6-week, 8-week, and 12-week formats, so it’s important to note the dates of the course in one of the far right-hand columns. 

Collaborative Leadership Certificate courses:

The Certificate is made up of three courses: EDPS 31500 (Collaborative Leadership: Listening), EDPS 31600 (Collaborative Leadership: Cross-Cultural Settings), and EDPS 31700 (Collaborative Leadership: Mentoring) through the College of Education.  These courses are open to all students, regardless of major and year.  EDPS 317 will be offered in the summer, while EDPS 315 and 316 were offered this Spring (and may have a Fall offering??).  EDPS 31500 and EDPS 31600 both fulfill University Core Curriculum options – the Oral Communication and Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Sciences requirements, respectively.

EAPS 12000: Introduction to Geography

EAPS 12000 is an introductory course for non majors that is approved for the University Core Curriculum under Science, Technology and Society (STS).  Professor Jon Harbor is developing a totally new interactive online version of this course that will be available as an 8-week Summer 2014 session. There will also be a new online second 8-week (half-semester) format offered in Fall 2014.

Modern geography is an exciting, relevant and broad discipline linking Physical and Environmental Sciences with Political Science, Economics, History and Sociology. Modern geography helps students understand the world around them. Students will use online resources such as Google Earth to develop skills and understanding in physical and human geography.  Students will customize their own experience for part of the course, based on their choice of a theme of particular interest they want to explore, and students will work in online teams for two real-world case studies.

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Harbor.

Organizational Leadership and Supervision  (OLS) courses for the minor:

All four OLS minor courses (OLS 252, 274, 284, 386) will be offered in every summer module, all four week classes.  In addition, all four classes will be offered at least twice online this summer.  This will be a great way for students to work on or complete their Organizational Leadership and Supervision minor, here on campus or off campus.  One reason for this increase in course offerings is that in the fall semester our classes will be a bit more restricted to our students  and there will be a reduced amount of sections.  We are trying to maintain demand with a decrease in instructors.

Also, for the fall semester OLS 38600 and OLS 38800 will be restricted to TLI students until August.  After that point, they will be able to open it up to students wanting to pursue the OLS minor.