Purdue’s New Welcome Center!

Purdue has opened a new welcome center! It is located in Purdue Memorial Union, Room 110. The new center is quite an upgrade from the old one that was located in the Northwestern Parking Garage building. The new location is a prime spot for visitors, as the Union is really the heart of campus.

Whether you’re a new student, old student, or just visiting Purdue’s beautiful campus, I recommend checking out our new Welcome Center. There is a conference area, lounge with a fireplace, and really cool interactive digital displays that showcase students, campus initiatives, and future plans for our university.


(Purdue University photo/Mark Simons)

Stop by PMU 110 and check out this state of the art facility, you might just find out something about Purdue that you didn’t know!

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Purdue’s Featured Organization of the Month- Adopt-a-Grandparent

Happy March Everyone!

I hope all of you are surviving the middle of the semester with midterms, projects, and the crazy weather that Mother Nature has been dishing out! Just think spring break is just around the corner! With a new month, comes a new-featured Purdue organization of the month! This month’s featured organization is Adopt-a-Grandparent!

The purpose of the Adopt-a-Grandparent organization at Purdue is to  “encourage the development of meaningful relationships between the students of Purdue University and the residents of retirement communities in the West Lafayette and/or Lafayette community.”, as said on the organization’s website (Heinz, Catherine) . The organization nurtures these relationships by planning events like euchre night, knitting circles, and other fun socials throughout the year! Another great perk that this organization offers is the time commitment for students. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month in Beering Hall, room 1268 at 6 pm. Other than attending the monthly meetings and visiting with your “adopted grandparent”, the time commitment is minimal.

One of the really cool things that I LOVE about this organization is that you can learn so much from your adopted grandparent! The elderly have plenty of life experience, wisdom, and hilarious stories to share. By joining the Adopt-a-Grandparent organization at Purdue, you will be able to learn new skills, make new friends, and encounter new life experiences that you wouldn’t be able to otherwise. College is only four years… so make the most of it and experience as many things as you possibly can!

If you have any questions about Purdue’s Adopt-a-Grandparent, I’ve included a few resources that are helpful in learning about the organization. Check it out, get involved, and make a difference in someone’s life!




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Exploratory Studies, Class of 2017




Heinz, Catherine. “Purdue-University BoilerLink.” Adopt-A-Grandparent. Purdue BoilerLink, n.d. Web. 2 Mar. 2014. <https://boilerlink.purdue.edu/organization/adoptagrandparent/about>.


Classes 411: Wine Appreciation & SI Sessions

Hey fellow Boilermakers! If you guys are anything like me, you are not yet into the swing of things despite the fact that we are halfway through the semester. On the brightside, though, we are half way through the semester! We have made it this far (and through an awful winter I might add) so we can make it to the end.

The first class I’d like to bring to your attention is FS 470 – Wine Appreciation. Obviously, this class is for those students who are at least 21 years old before the semester starts. However, don’t be discouraged all you young ones out there, this class should still be around when you come of age! Aside from the great opportunity of tasting splendid wines for credit, this class dives deeper into the rather intense wine history and wine making world. You will learn about the various fruits that go into great wines, the fermentation process, and the long extravagant history that wine is known for. Hopefully, you will walk out of the class at the end of the semester with a greater appreciation for wine (see what I did there?).

This next part has little to do with classes to sign up for in upcoming semesters and more to do with how to pass your current classes. The first round of exams and midterms have come and gone. If you are not satisfied with grades or would like to improve, there are plenty of resources on campus to help you out! If you have not attended an SI session yet, I recommend them highly from personal experience. Material from lecture is covered in depth and all your questions can be answered by SI leaders who have taken the course and done well. They will shed new light on topics and explains material in different ways that might help you understand better. Also, the resource rooms (i.e. math, physics, chemistry help rooms) are great places to do homework and have a TAs assistance at a moment’s notice. This is a great room to meet other students that are in the same course as you and therefore a great way to form study groups. Lastly, do not be afraid to ask your professor questions! Your professor, after all, creates the exams and has the most knowledge about the course topics! They have office hours for a reason, utilize them 🙂

I hope you guys have a wonderful week!

Until next time

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