ESAC Ice Cream Social (Oct. 1)

From Valarie Skaggs, Exploratory Studies Advisory Council President:

You are invited to an Ice Cream Social hosted by the Exploratory Student Advisory Council (ESAC)!  Come enjoy FREE make-your-own sundaes!

Join us in the Meredith Rec Lounge on Thursday, October 1st from 7:00 – 8:00 pm to learn more about ESAC and what we do.  So we can plan how much ice cream to purchase, please R.S.V.P. to the following link:

See you there!


Vacancies in Purdue Student Government for EXPL Students!

From Becca Wilmoth, former EXPL student and current PSG Student Body Vice President:

The Student Senate currently has 3 vacant Senate seats for the College of Exploratory Studies and I’m looking to fill these vacancies as soon as possible so that the voice of the Exploratory Studies students may be present and adequately represented in the coming year.  According to the PSG Constitution, I’m at liberty to appoint Senators if the vacant seats remain empty after 2 regularly scheduled Senate meetings. This is the situation that we’re facing now so I’m beginning the process of trying to fill these vacant positions.

If you are interested in this unique opportunity, please e-mail me, Becca Wilmoth at  Please include your resume and a description of what you hope to accomplish as a PSG Senator.  More information about the PSG Student Senate and our Senate Standing rules are available at and

Rolls-Royce Aviation Presentation (Sept. 23)

From Casey Hendrickson, Recruitment, Placement, and Events Coordinator, Department of Aviation Technology:

The Department of Aviation Technology and the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics are teaming up to hold an event on September 23 featuring the Wings Club and  Dennis E. Warner – President, North America, Rolls-Royce Controls and Data Services, Inc.  Mr. Warner will be speaking at 4:30 p.m. in Fowler Hall (within Stewart Center). The event will include a discussion with Mr. Warner and various other Rolls-Royce and Wings Club executives concerning the aviation industry. In addition, leaders from both the Department of Aviation Technology and the School of Aeronautics & Astronautics will be in attendance.

This is a great opportunity to learn about the aviation industry and careers within from those working in the field!

English Conversation Groups (Fall 2015)

From International Programs Weekly Update, 9/7/15:

If you are interested in practicing your English language skills in a small, friendly group, join The Writing Lab in Heavilon Hall (HEAV), room 220 to work on speaking, listening, vocabulary, cultural knowledge, and other skills.

The Conversation Groups will continue until December 11th.  You can join at any time:

Mondays 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Tuesdays 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Wednesdays 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Thursdays 10:30 – 11:30 am
Fridays 11:30 am – 12:30 pm (includes a TV Snack Chat)

New Purdue Career Fair App

From Allie Bowes, blog poster, Center for Career Opportunities:

Are YOU interested in getting insider information on upcoming career fairs? Here’s what our new Careers by Symplicity app can do for you:
  • Gain access to upcoming company info sessions and Purdue Career Fairs
  • Research employers and find their exact location at the fair
  • Let companies know you’re interested in them by identifying your TOP 10 employers BEFORE the fair and sending them your resume
Follow these steps to download:
  1. Go to the App Store
  2. Download Careers by Symplicity
  3. Select your school — PURDUE UNIVERSITY
  4. Log into your account using your PUID and password (just like on myCCO)
  5. Choose to Remember Me
    • Apple: will only remember your username and not your password
    • Android: will remember your username and password

Statistic Learning Community Callout (paid; Sept. 15 & 21)

From Dr. Mark Ward, Associate Professor & Undergrad. Chair, Department of Statistics:

This is a Learning Community in Statistics with a research component for freshman who will be sophomores during the 2016-17 school year.  Students from all majors are invited to apply, but they must be citizens, nationals, or permanent residences of the U.S.

Students will conduct research with mentors in Statistics and an applied discipline (of the students’ choice).  For the research project, each sophomore student participant will receive a $4500 academic year stipend (2016-17) and a $4900 stipend in the summer (2017). In addition, students will receive funding to travel to multiple research meetings.  Students will live in a sophomore-year residential learning community.

MA 26100 must be completed before the Fall 2016 semester.  This means that if you are in Calculus 1 now, you’ll need to take Calculus III over the summer.  It’s also recommended to complete STAT 3500 before Fall 2016 (but not required).

Callout meetings for this opportunity will be:

  • Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at 4:30 pm in Stanley Coulter (SC), room 239
  • Monday, September 21, 2015, at 4:30 pm in Smith Hall (SMTH), room 108