Global Fest & Mosey with the World (Sept. 5)

From IP Upcoming Events, 8/31/15:

Global Fest
Saturday September 5th, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Morton Community Center, 222 N. Chauncey Avenue, West Lafayette, IN 47906.

Global Fest features cultural entertainment, food and art from Africa, the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. This one-day Global Fest celebrates world cultures through music, dance, crafts, displays and international food. The event also includes continuous stage entertainment, cultural displays and children’s activities. Admission is free!

Mosey with the World
Saturday September 5th, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Downtown Lafayette – Main Street

Come join the community for the last summer street party of the summer!  West Lafayette and Lafayette will be hosting students and the community on Main Street in downtown Lafayette with live music, art, and food. Free bus service will operate from the Purdue Memorial Union and Chauncey Village from 6:30 pm -11:00 pm. Again, admission is free!

Short Courses to Increase English Fluency (Fall 2015)

From Matthew Allen, Assistant Director, PLaCE (Purdue Language and Cultural Exchange):

As you know, PLaCE offers foundational English language support in semester-long courses GS 100 and 101. But, PLaCE also offers “short courses” (less than a semester) to provide additional options for support in English language development.  These courses are open to all students.

Short Ccourses are longer than a workshop but shorter than a full semester, and do not count toward students’ GPA or show up on their academic transcript.  Because short courses last only 5-6 weeks, they allow students more flexibility. A variety of short course topics will be offered during both the first half and the second half of the fall semester.

Registration will be done online through Google Forms (short URL: http://goo.gl/forms/ZTaJbpP6pq)

Please send questions to place@purdue.edu.  We hope you will be able to join us!

Free Academic Skill Building Workshops

Need to build up your study skills?  The Academic Success Center has free workshops to help you learn to study smarter, avoid procrastination, and reduce stress.  Pre-Registration is preferred, although you can also register at the door:

Wednesday, September 9 Self-Management 101: Making the Most of Your Time, Motivation, and Concentration University Residences Support Center, SHRV C123 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Wednesday, September 16 Smart Studying: Effective Ways to Prepare for Exams University Residences Support Center, SHRV C123 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Wednesday, September 23 “I’ll Do It Tomorrow”: How to Avoid Procrastination University Residences Support Center, SHRV C123 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, September 29 Self-Management 101: Making the Most of Your Time, Motivation, and Concentration University Residences Support Center, SHRV C123 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, October 20 Smart Studying: Effective Ways to Prepare for Exams University Residences Support Center, SHRV C123 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, October 27 “I’ll Do It Tomorrow”: How to Avoid Procrastination University Residences Support Center, SHRV C123 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, November 17 The Final Countdown: Getting Ready for Finals Jade Room, SHRV C127 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Wednesday, November 18 The Final Countdown: Getting Ready for Finals Jade Room, SHRV C127 5:00 – 6:00 PM

 

Exploratory Studies Student Organization Callout! (Sept. 9)

WHO: EXPL Student Groups

WHAT: Find out how to become involved with EXPL Student Advisory Council, Ambassadors, and Peer Mentors organizations

WHEN: Wednesday, September 9th at 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Krach Leadership Center (KRCH) Room 148

WHY: FREE FOOD! (Need we say more?!) Becoming part of an EXPL student group is a great way to connect with your peers and Purdue, show pride for undecided students everywhere, and develop leadership skills that future employers want to see.

Oh, and it will be lots of FUN!!! :) Current members of all three organizations will be on hand to welcome new EXPL students, lead some activities, discuss college concerns, and just chat

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