Med School Application Workshop (April 21)

From the Biology Counseling Newsletter, April 16, 2015:

Purdue’s American Medical Students Association (AMSA) chapter is excited to announce that we will be hosting a Medical Application Workshop on Tuesday, April 21st at 6:30 pm in MJIS 1001. (Free Pizza will be provided!!)

The workshop, led by the Center for Pre-Professional Advising, will be open to ALL Purdue students who are considering medical school. This will be a great opportunity for students of all grade levels, regardless of when they plan to apply to medical school, because it will allow them to:

  • Hear advice from experts who have years of experience with the medical application process
  • Personally talk to students who have experience in applying
  • Better understand the entire application process
  • Gain an insight into what is expected for a successful application
  • Learn tips and tricks to make the entire application process less stressful

CHM 116’s new format (Fall 2015)

From Dr. Robert Wild, Assistant Head, Department of Chemistry:

“Lectures” in CHM 116 will now be listed as “distance learning” for Fall 2015 on Scheduling Assistant.  The lectures will now be entirely online.  When registering, please select a distance learning “lecture”, a 100-minute recitation, and a three-hour lab.

We received the following information from one of the CHM 116 professors, Dr. Adam Wasserman:

“We are preparing short movie clips (~5-min.) with “lecture” content.  Students will be asked to watch a few of these before each class. There will be no lecture notes, but the video clips will be tied to specific reading assignments from the book.  There will be 100 minutes of in-class time every week, devoted entirely to discussing and solving open-ended problems about the topics covered in the assigned reading and video clips.  There will also be a blog for students to discuss with the TAs, so that they can be well prepared for class.  Each section will have about 90-100 students (there will be 4 such sections), with round tables for groups of 9 students.”

Salary Negotiation Workshop (April 19)

Learn about the wage gap between genders, how to budget and negotiate for equal pay at this free event.  Come join us on April 19 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm in the Third Street Suites Conference Rooms. 

All are invited. Dinner will be provided.  Register at http://bit.do/purduestartsmart.

Sponsored by Purdue American Association of University Women, Civic Engagement and Leadership Development Office, Center for Career Opportunities, Purdue Women in Business, and Krannert Professional Development Center

 

Spring Fest and Bug Bowl (April 18 – 19)

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 a wonderful event, even if you are not a “bug-person”!

SpringFest (and Bug Bowl)
April 18 – 19
10 am – 4 pm each day
Free admission

Returning family favorite events and activities include:

  • 52nd annual College of Veterinary Medicine open house
  • Purdue engineering Envision
  • Science Outreach Showcase
  • 102nd annual Horticulture Show
  • 25th annual Entomology Bug Bowl
  • Cricket spitting contests
  • Roach races
  • Equine treadmill demonstration
  • Sheep shearing demonstration

There a lot of new activities this year, including:

  • Landscape Architecture: Coloring contest, coloring books, and professional consultation.
  • Public Health Student Association: Learn how to make a bracelet that turns colors in UV light.
  • Purdue Audiology Student Organization: Hearing aid demos and design your own set of ears to wear
  • Student Sustainability Council: Crafts, games, activities and treats
  • Purdue Pandemonium: Arts and crafts to teach the importance of community and respect for others
  • Krannert Minute Business Challenge: Create and present innovative solutions to a panel of judges
  • Visiting our Solar System Open House: (at Discovery Park) View a large-scale model of the solar system.
  • IU School of Medicine: (at Lyles Porter Hall)  Explore the human skeleton and immune system

 

PASE “Breakfast with Bosses” (April 9)

From Susannah Mishler, VP Marketing, PASE Board of Directors:

The Networking Committee of PASE (Purdue Alumni Student Experience) cordially invites you to attend a networking event titled “Breakfast with the Bosses.”  The purpose of this event is to provide Purdue students, like yourself, with the opportunity to casually network with incredible Purdue faculty and student leaders!  Some of the people who will be in attendance include Morgan Burke (Athletic Director), Dr. Allen (Dean of the Honors College),and Dr.Hummels (Dean of Krannert), along with many other Purdue faculty and community leaders.

The event will happen from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm on Thursday April 9, 2015 on the Memorial Mall.  Business casual attire is suggested but not required!   PASE will also provide free coffee, donuts, and other breakfast items for all individuals who attend.