“Create Your Own Study Abroad” Call-out (April 2)

From Teasha McKinley, Program Coordinator, WGSS: 

InterFuture Scholars Callout (click on the link for the PDF poster)
Duhme Hall Living Room
April 2 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

InterFuture Scholars receive preparatory training to design and engage in orginal, independent research abroad in InterFuture locales of their choice.  After performing a pilot study in their community, they typically travel abroad to one country during the second semester of their junior year and a second country during the summer between their junior and senior year.  Upon returning, they complete a three-country comparative thesis based on their cross-cultural research – for a total of a year or more of Purdue credit.  Each research project is designed to reflect the participants’ diverse interests and can be geared toward specific career goals.

Volunteers needed for the International Food Bazaar (April 11 & 12)

From The International Center:

The International Center needs YOUR help to prepare for their annual Food Bazaar, which will be located at St. Thomas Acquinas on April 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The Food Bazaar allows guests to sample the cuisine of 20 different countries all in one place!  This tasty event will be held at St. Thomas Acquinas on April 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

We need people to volunteer for shifts throughout the afternoon on April 11 and all day on April 12.  If you are interested, please contact the IC Office by e-mail at info@intlctr.org or by phone at (765) 743-4353.  You can also sign up using our online form, which includes all of the volunteer shifts and times.


University Core Curriculum Additions

Here are the newest members of the UCC and apply to anyone using a Fall 2013 plan of study and forward:

Information Literacy:

POL 30000 Introduction to Political Analysis


HEBR 28000 Modern Israel
JWST 33000 Introduction to Jewish Studies
ARAB 10100 Standard Arabic Level I
HEBR 10100 Modern Hebrew Level I
SPAN 10100 Spanish Level I
PTGS 10100 Portuguese Level I


SLHS 30600 Introduction to Phonetics

Science, Technology & Society:

SLHS 21500 Exploring Audiology & Hearing Science
SLHS 30900 Language Development

Networking Session and Virtual Career Fair (April 7 – 10)

Two great opportunities seen on the CCO Inside Track Newsletter:

LinkedIn – Career Networking Session (April 7):
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
REC 113

Learn how to work a room, find jobs by talking to people, and how to take advantage of every opportunity to schmooze the crowd and meet people who can help with the career search.

  • Understand the purpose of networking
  • Define the individual’s network
  • Learn the keys to networking
  • Learn the do’s and don’ts of networking

Hire Big 10 Virtual Career Fair (April 8 – 10):

Looking for a Job?  Attend the Hire Big 10 Virtual Career Fair from anywhere!  Students, post-docs, and alumni are invited to attend the Fair on April 8-10.  It’s a unique virtual event that helps job seekers meet employers in a time-efficient, virtual way.

Why participate?

  • Get interviews without ever leaving your computer
  • Avoid waiting in long lines
  • Meet employers searching for candidates with advanced degrees

To register, go to the link:

Artists: Enter the Mortar Board Calendar Design Contest (due April 2)

From Ryan Cross:

Be part of a Boilermaker Tradition! Design the cover for the 2014-2015 Mortar Board Calendar, the official student calendar of Purdue University.  There will be a $250 cash prize for the winner, as well as recognition in the Mortar Board calendar!  Submissions are due by Wednesday, April 2 at 11:45 p.m.


•Design must be themed around one Purdue tradition, slogan, or symbol (examples: The Bell Tower, The Big Drum, “One Brick Higher,” The Unfinished Block P, Amelia Earhart Statue, John Purdue Statue, Discovery Park, etc.)

•Design can ONLY contain black, gold and white.

•Must design front and back cover.

•Proportions for small / large calendars are 5.5”x8.5” and 8.5”x11”, respectively.

•Must include words “Purdue University 2014-2015 Mortar Board” somewhere on the front cover.

•Must include words “Barbara I. Cook Memorial Edition” somewhere on cover.

•Must include words “Barbara Cook Chapter of Mortar Board” somewhere on cover.

•Preferred form of submission is PDF, but other files listed below are acceptable. You may consider submitting  smaller file (lower-res) design for your initial submission. If you design is chosen a high-resolution file will be requested.

Interested? Visit https://boilerlink.purdue.edu/form/start/41910 to submit an entry to the Mortar Board Cover Design contest!