New Purdue Polytechnic Institute YouTube Channel (Fall 2016)

Discover the wonders of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute (formerly the College of Technology) through their newly launched YouTube channel:  Hear interviews from students studying PPI majors, building PPI projects, and experiencing PPI internships.  Our PPI students build, design, animate, innovate, and are a force for positive change!

Core Interview Blog Series from the CCO

From Tamara Clarkson, Center for Career Opportunities (CCO):

Not sure where to begin in preparing for your career search? Check out our CCO Blog Core Series to get some quick tips and in-depth strategy on all things career prep! From examples to step-by-step tutorials, you’ll find everything you need to jumpstart your career search and polish your documents and interviewing skills.

Respect Boundaries Program Deadline (Sept. 26)

From Nicole Weibel, Education Coordinator, Ofc. of the VP for Ethics and Compliance:

With the Fall 2016 semester rapidly approaching, I want to remind you about the Respect Boundaries: Sexual Violence Awareness Program requirement for new incoming students.

WHAT: All new incoming students must complete the Respect Boundaries: Sexual Violence Awareness program.  If students do not meet the deadline, they may not be able to register for classes for the Spring 2017 semester.  A hold will be placed on their registration until they complete the program.

WHO: All new incoming students includes new freshman, transfer, graduate, and professional students.  This includes distance education students, non-degree seeking students, and part-time students.

WHY: The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act, a federal law,  requires all new incoming students to receive primary prevention and awareness education about sexual violence.

WHEN: The course will be available August 12th.  Students will receive an initial announcement via email on Monday, August 15th. The deadline for completion is Monday, September 26th.

Do you have questions about completing the Respect Boundaries program?  Contact Nicole Weibel at .

Slate’s “Working” podcasts

Do you ever wonder what REALLY happens during the “day in the life” of someone in a specific profession?  Slate’s “Working” podcasts offers you some surprising insights!  Archives of the last four seasons of “Working,” including both podcasts and transcripts, are available at

Biology Resource Center (& Help Room; Fall 2016)

From the Biology Counseling Newsletter, September 2, 2016:

The Biology Help Room located within the Biology Resource Center (Lilly B-401) has tutors available to help with first- and second-year biology courses during the following times.

Biology Help Room:

  • Mondays – Thursdays: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Fridays: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm


Tutors who speak Mandarin Chinese are available during the following times:

  • Tuesdays: 1:00 pm  –  3:00 pm
  • Wednesdays: 12:30 pm –  2:30 pm

The rest of the BRC including the student lounge is open 24/7.

Academic Tech Goodies

Spotted in the window of the Envision Center for Data Perceptualization (Hallway between Union and STEW):

There are 4 ways to get free or discounted software at Purdue:

1) Computer Labs:  ITaP computer are stocked with all sorts of software goodies that you can use for free.  To find a computer lab, see if computers are available, or how much money is left in your print quota, check out the ITaP Instructional Labs page.

2) Go Remote: This allows you to “borrow” software for a limited time using Purdue’s license.  Start at and then log in using your Purdue Career account.  If your computer does not already have Citrix software on it, you will have to download it from this site before being able to borrow software.

3) Purchase:  ITaP’s Software Licensing and Distribution works with different vendors to procure a discounted software rate.  Of interest to Mac users might be the discounted Microsoft Office for Mac for only $20!  Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 is also another new set of software available.

4) No Charge: The University also sponsors the licensing fees for some student software, such as SAS, virus scans, JMP, NVivo, etc.  Rumor has is that Microsoft will soon be offering free downloads of its Office 365 product.