Writing Workshop (Nov. 18)

From Chris Voeglein, Purdue Writing Lab Secretary:

Workshop: MLA/APA Style & Citations
November 18, 2015 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM
HEAV 220

Join us for a workshop tailored to a range of needs related to writing in MLA and APA style, including:

  • Works cited/references lists & in-text citations
  • Using sources & avoiding plagiarism
  • Formatting of text and images

Workshops are free and open to all Purdue students, faculty and staff, but reservations are required. Call (765) 494-3723 or stop by the Writing Lab (in HEAV 226) today to sign up!

Insect Biology Information Lunches (Nov. 17 – 18)

The Department of Entomology will be hosting two noontime information sessions for students interested in learning more about our new Insect Biology major and associated careers. Stop by Smith Hall, room 131, on either November 17 or 18 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm and explore how you can feed the world, prevent disease, preserve the environment, and solve crimes!  Pizza and soft drinks will be served.

Can’t attend, but want more information about this exciting new major?  Contact Amanda Wilson at apendle@purdue.edu.

PHYS 21800-PP sections (Spring 2016)

The Physics 218-PP special section is an initiative to develop an instructional process to teach physics that does not discriminate students on the basis of their prior to college physics or mathematics training.

Physics 218-PP is taught using algebra based mathematics and therefore, students are not required to have college level mathematics prior to taking physics 2178. It has been observed that freshmen students perform well in the course just with their high school algebra.

The entire instructional process is driven in the form of student collaboration within groups. Groups will be assigned on the basis of initial diagnostic test. The assessment process is competency based. This means that students are given unlimited attempts to gain mastery in the course objectives. There will be no mid-term or final exams.

Interested?  When registering, go to MyPurdue > Academics Tab > Add or Drop Classes.  Then type in these three CRNs, one CRN per box: 19534, 19535, 19536.  Then click the Submit button.

Questions? Ask your academic advisor!

HIV/AIDS Awareness Week (Nov. 16 – 20)

HIV/AIDS Awareness Week is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. HIV/AIDS Awareness Week programming is meant to increase the campus community’s awareness of HIV/AIDS, its impact on the local and global population, and historical and current issues. Events include:

  • An informational display of panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt unique to the Purdue University community
  • Films and community conversations
  • Health information and resources

. . . and much more!  Check in with the LGBTQ Center Website for updates about times and locations of all events!

Sponsored by: LGBTQ Center, Purdue Student Union Board, ACT UP Purdue, Aspire Indiana

“In the English Landscape” Maymester (May 16 – June 9)

“In the English Landscape: History, Horticulture, and Landscape Architecture,” HORT/HIST/LA 45000, is a joint study abroad opportunity hosted by the Departments of History and Horticulture & Landscape Architecture.  It consists of a three-week exploration of the landscape arts within the historical context of religion, economics, and culture of England.  The itenerary will take students to beautiful castles and manors located in London, the West Country, and the Midlands.

This program is an excellent way for younger or less well-traveled students to “get their feet wet” in study abroad.  It is 100% Purdue run, earns you 3 credits, and provides solid structure along with enough free time for exploration.  And do not let the 45000 number concern you – there are no prerequisites!   It is truly accessible to all students regardless of discipline.  In fact, it is mostly a history course masquerading as a landscape architecture or horticulture course, but it takes a more culture-based approach to our shared history.

Anyone is welcome to contact Dr. Michael Dana at dana@purdue.edu or at (765) 494-5923 to learn more about HORT 45000.