Study Abroad Information Fair (Sept. 2)

“The Annual Study Abroad Fair will be held in STEW 302 – 306 from 10:00 am – 3:30 pm.  Come learn about the 200+ programs they offer!

If you are interested in investigating further, check out Study Abroad’s Program Search. Remember,  “The longer you go, The more you’ll grow, The less you’ll owe!” You can afford this!

  • Semester Program = $3,000 Grant
  • 6 Week, 6 Credit = $2,000 Grant
  • Anything Less = $1,000 Grant



PICC First-generation Scholarships (apply by Oct. 15th for Spring 2016)

The Purdue Institute for Civic Communication (PICC) is accepting applications from first-generation undergraduate college students for a $2500 semester-long merit scholarship program.  The PICC is a nonpartisan, university-wide initiative for applied and experiential learning at Purdue University, founded and directed by Carolyn Curiel, a former journalist, senior White House speechwriter and United States Ambassador.

The PICC offers undergraduate students from any discipline the opportunity to become better citizens and informed contributors to democracy. In classes and activities, students experience and explore the American system, interacting with leaders in public service, journalism, industry and advocacy, at Purdue and in Washington, DC.

This scholarship opportunity is open to any major at Purdue University.


Students must:

  • Be in the first generation of their immediate family to go to college
  • Have graduated from an accredited American high school
  • Have at least a 2.3 college GPA
  • Obtain at least sophomore standing by Spring 2016
  • Be a PICC student member, or willing to complete the application, which includes a writing test, and commit to membership prior to the start of the award period

To Apply:

Fill out the online application at and upload:

  • A copy of Academic Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable)
  • Your professional Resume
  • An essay on how you plan to give back to your community

Submit at least one letter of recommendation from a professional or faculty contact to PICC at

Award Requirements:

  • Sign and adhere to the PICC Integrity Pledge
  • Remain in good standing academically and in all other aspects with Purdue University
  • Enroll in and complete a PICC course, independent study, or approved course (as determined by the Executive Director) for the Spring 2016 semester
  • Attend all official PICC meetings and events
  • Provide a biography and professional photograph for the PICC website
  • Complete an online exit survey at the end of the award period


COM 332: Studio Television Production (Fall 2015)

Looking for another class and are interested in the world of TV production?  COM 332 still has seats available.  Here is the course description:

For students interested in exploring careers in broadcasting, television, public relations, advertising, and media production. Students will learn all aspects of television production, including producing, directing, camera, audio, and how to work as on-camera talent.  Students will create television projects and segments throughout the semester, focusing on content such as advertising, news and sports production, and demonstration-based entertainment. For more information contact Professor Doug Osman.

Even though this is a “300-level” course, it is still appropriate for freshman and sophomores.  There are no pre-requisites and no previous experience is required – and you don’t have to be a COM major!

Special Rules for Math Section Changes & Additions

From Charlotte Bailey, Coordinator (15901) and Instructor (15901 & 16010), Mathematics Department:

Note: These rules apply for MA 15300, 15800, 15910, 16010, 16020, and 19000 only.

During Week 1: Students may drop or add a section of these courses through MyPurdue (please consult with your advisor before doing so).

Starting Week 2:

  • Students can still drop courses on MyPurdue (through September 7th).  Please consult your advisor beforehand, as it may affect your ability to CODO or graduate on time.
  • To add a course or change section, students must contact the course coordinator of the course they wish to enter (not the instructor) for MA 15300, 15800, 15910, 16010, and 19000.
    • Consult with your advisor to get the name and contact information of the course coordinator and an Add/Drop Form.
  • MA 16020 is the exception. Students can change or add sections in this course by seeing the instructor of the section they wish to add.  Contact your advisor to learn how to contact the instructor and to pick up an Add/Drop Form.

The last day that a student can add or “drop back” to MA 15300, 15800, or 15910 is Monday, September 21st.  It is also the last day to add MA 19000.


COSINE – Tutoring for Chemistry, Math, and Biology

From John Fisher, Director of Recruiting, College of Science:

COSINE (College of Science Instructional Nightly Enrichment) is a FREE tutoring program to help student succeed in their first year science courses.  COSINE offers tutoring right in your own backyard.  Our goal is to help you develop problem-solving skills needed to do your homework.  Please visit one of our locations for assistance:

  • SHREVE HALL – University Residences Support Center (URSC); Monday and Wednesday, 7:00 -10:00 pm
  • HARRISON HALL – Conference Room C10; Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00 -10:00 pm

For optimal tutoring, please bring your text books and class notes.

Improve your English Speaking Skills!

Do you want to improve your English speaking skills?  The best way to do so is practice, practice, and practice! Here are some resources that will help: