SpringFest and Bug Bowl (April 12 – 13)

Well, you’ve seen the tents go up all over the Ag campus and that can mean only one thing . . . it’s SpringFest!  This is such a fun event, even if you are not a “bug-person”!

SpringFest (and Bug Bowl)
April 12 – 13
10 am – 4 pm each day
Free admission.

A flyer and a full program of events are available at https://ag.purdue.edu/springfest/Pages/default.aspx.

There are also a bunch of other events connected with SpringFest including a 5K Walk-run to raise money for cancer research, Dia de Familia, St. Thomas’ International Food Bazaar, and a football game: https://ag.purdue.edu/springfest/Pages/events.aspx.

Finding Private Scholarships

Some great info from The Biology Counseling Newsletter for those looking for scholarships:

Purdue’s Division of Financial Aid strongly recommends that students visit http://fastweb.com/  to set up a personal private scholarship search account.  Fastweb is a nationally known scholarship company that does not charge students to provide a scholarship match service.  By entering your personal profile, Fastweb will do a search to see if you match the eligibility requirements for over 600,000 private scholarships listed in their database.

The Division of Financial Aid (DFA) at Purdue University is notified of many private scholarship opportunities by many scholarship agencies from across the country.  These information notices come on a rolling basis throughout the year. In order to make the private scholarship information available to Purdue students, DFA sends all private scholarship eligibility criteria that we receive from agencies directly to Fastweb.

The Fastweb personal data profile and account set-up is easy—you can do it in 15 minutes or less. Once set up you will receive your first list of potential scholarship matches, if there are matches. As Fastweb adds new scholarships daily to their database, your email will be prompted to new scholarship opportunities which meet your previously completed profile.  Fastweb will provide you with contact information regarding the scholarships that meet your profile.  You must then follow up with the scholarship agency via paper application or email as instructed.

Be sure to list Purdue University as your current school in order to be matched with private scholarships specifically for Purdue University students.

Great Places to Hang Out on Campus: Greyhouse Coffee

If you’re tired of hanging out in your dorm, apartment, or house, I’m here to tell you about some awesome places around campus that are great to give you something new! Today the focus is on the amazing coffee shop conveniently located on the corner of Northwestern and State, called Greyhouse.


Beyond having the best tasting coffee around, they have a variety of other options to satisfy your sweet tooth. Even better, the warm and welcoming environment makes Greyhouse a fantastic place to hang out whether you’re alone or with a group of friends. They always welcome their customers with a happy smile and kind greeting, and I think it is easy to feel at home the second you step inside! I’ll break down some of the details of the shop, which I know will be enough to convince you to check it out for yourself!

I can almost guarantee the first thing you’ll notice at Greyhouse is how uniquely and beautifully decorated it is! Like I said before, this helps create a super welcoming environment – I usually don’t want to leave once I get there. Once you place your order at the always-friendly counter, you go back to see a large room full of tables, chairs, and super comfortable lounge chairs. The only negative is it is usually quite difficult to find a seat, because it always seems to be packed. This is obviously a good problem to have, and I’ve never had a problem eventually getting a seat after waiting for only a few minutes.

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My favorite aspect of Greyhouse, of course, is their wonderful menu. I mean it when I say Greyhouse will immediately beat out any of your favorite chain coffee shops and cafes. There’s plenty to choose from, including coffee drinks like mochas and a uniquely delicious drink called Dr. Strangelove. If coffee isn’t for you, there’s a great variety of tea lattes, including the London Fog and the Chamomile Honey Latte. The crepes are all scrumptious, and you can never go wrong with any of the choices of gelato. To see the full menu, visit their official site, http://greyhousecoffee.com/, and click on the “Menu” tab!

Some other fun facts about Greyhouse that make it even more enticing is that they operate as a not-for-profit organization who want to make West Lafayette an all-around better community! There’s free high-speed Internet available inside, so you can always have access on your laptop if you’d like to stick around after your snack and study in a peaceful setting. You can check out more of these attractive details at http://greyhousecoffee.com/pages/about-us . As if all of this wasn’t enough, they provide live music and other entertainment almost every Friday night!

So what are you waiting for? Go try something new and stop in at Greyhouse. While you’re there, try my favorite drink for me, a Crème Brulee! I hope it becomes your new favorite place to hang out and you have a blast Boilers! ☺ -Kaleigh

Amazing Race Purdue & Dia de la Familia (April 12)

Two cultural and fun events coming up:

Amazing Race Purdue – CoRec Black & Gold Gym – 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

College of Science’s Global Dialogues is hosting a competitive event. Take a friend and join the fun!  Register on Amazing Race Purdue Facebook page or contact Terry Ham.

Día de la Famila” – Latino Cultural Center (600 N. Russell Street), 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

The Latino Cultural Center (LCC) invites you and your family to come celebrate the LCC’s 11th anniversary!  Enjoy free tours, children’s activities, food, music, and fun!  As always, “Todos Son Bienvenidos!” (“All Are Welcome!”)

Just in Time Career Fair (April 16; sign up April 9)

From Allison Mears at the Center for Career Opportunities:

The Just in Time Career Fair  will take place in Mackey Arena on April 16 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for students in ALL majors.  Students must pre-register online to receive a RecPass for employers to be able to easily access their resume online. To attend this year’s event, you need a RecPass QR Code.  Sign up for RecPass and register for the career fair at https://recpass.com/purdue-university/.

Registration is open until April 11th. Upload your résumé and complete the rest of your profile that you would like to be visible to the employers prior to the fair. At the fair, you will receive your pre-printed name badge with your RecPass QR Code. This badge will enable employers to scan your QR code and immediately access your school information, personal contact information, and résumé electronically.

The CCO will hold a pre-registration day in the PMU Food Court on April 9 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Please bring an electronic copy of your résumé.

South of State Street Scavenger Hunt (April 10)

From Tracie Egger in the College of Agriculture, helping to celebrate Ag Week:

The College of Agriculture Ambassadors would like to invite you and your organization to take part in our free event, South of State Street Scavenger Hunt on Thursday, April 10th from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. We are hosting this competition to encourage relationships between the Ambassador programs across campus in an engaging, relational, and entertaining way and to familarize our fellow students with the College of Agriculture Campus as a part of the 2014 Purdue Ag Week.

The evening is being sponsored through the generosity of Cargill. Prizes in the form of gift certificates will be awarded to the first and second place finishing teams and food will be provided to all participants!