Horticulture Greenhouse Open House (Oct. 22)

You’re invited to explore your future at the Open Green House on Thursday, Oct. 22nd from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at the Horticulture Greenhouses.  Help feed the world, make the environment more sustainable and beautiful, and make a good living doing it!  Come explore the career possibilities in Horticulture and Landscape Architecture while touring our amazing green spaces.

Writing Lab Conversation Club (Tuesdays)

Improve your English fluency and expand your vocabulary with the Writing Lab!  The Conversation Club meets every Tuesday from 3:00 – 4:00 pm in Heavilon Hall, room 220. The Conversation Club is a great way to use English to meet other students, share perspectives and experiences and learn more about other cultures. Check out our flyer for more ESL opportunities!

Last Day to Drop a Course (Oct. 28)

Just a reminder that Wednesday, Oct. 28th is the last day to drop a course.

  • Freshman:
    • Request a form from your advisor and pick it up when it’s ready.
    • Take the form directly to the Registrar’s office in Hovde Hall, room 45 for processing.  No instructor’s signature is needed for freshman.
    • Grade earned will be a W (withdraw passing), which does not affect your GPA, but does count as an attempt against the three-attempt limit for the course dropped.
  • Sophomores and older:
    • Request a form from your advisor and pick it up when it’s ready.
    • Have your instructor sign the form and indicate whether you are currently passing or failing the course.
    • Take the form to the Registrar’s office in Hovde Hall, room 45 for processing.
    • The grade earned will either be a W (withdraw passing) or a WF (withdraw failing), neither of which affects your GPA, but does count as an attempt against the three-attempt limit for the course dropped.

October 28th is also the last day to withdraw completely from the University without documentation or committee approval.  This can be useful if the semester is going very badly for various reasons and you need to restart later with a clean slate.  No monies are refunded, but there is also no GPA incurred, either.

Engineering Research Roundtable (Nov. 10)

From Darshini Render, Asst. Dir. of Student Success, College of Engineering:

The Purdue Society of Professional Engineers and Tau Beta Pi, along with four participating colleges, are sponsoring the 5th annual Research Roundtable. The event aims to connect Purdue undergraduate students with Purdue faculty, research groups, and even other outside companies/research affiliates, and will take place on November 10th, 2015 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (broken into two sessions: 9:00 am – 12:15 pm & 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm).

This is an ideal opportunity for undergraduates to connect with faculty and research centers in their specific field of investigation, and apply for positions in their lab for the summer or the following academic year. If you are looking to get involved with a research project, whether for tech elective credit, a summer fellowship, or internship, come to the Roundtable, and see what’s available for you.

Prior to the event, students will have access to an electronic brochure for the event with the schedule and participating research groups listed. With more faculty and research centers becoming interested and the governing student organizations expanding their effort and marketing to students, we anticipate to eclipse last year’s opportunities for students.

If you have any questions about the event, feel free to contact the event organizers (Stephen Murray, murray71@purdue.edu and Ben Helfrecht, bhelfrec@purdue.edu) or Vicki Leavitt in the SURF office at surf@purdue.edu.

Free EXPL Trip to Exploration Acres (Oct. 17)

From Valarie Skaggs, Exploratory Student Advisory Council President:

All Exploratory Studies students are invited to a FREE trip to Exploration Acres on Saturday, Oct. 17th!!  Exploration Acres is a gorgeous farm just outside of Lafayette that boasts a fantastic corn maze, fun hay rides, a huge pumpkin patch, and lots of campfire spots to create S’mores.

If you’d like to attend, please e-mail Valarie Skaggs to R.S.V.P.  Then meet us in front of the Stewart Center (STEW) at 1:45 pm on Oct. 17th for bus pick-up.  We will be returning to Purdue at 5:00 pm.  Remember: This event is open only to Exploratory Studies students and is FREE!