MV-22 Osprey Display (March 23)

Experience the MV-22 Osprey Display

Thurs, March 23  |  10:30 am – 2:00 pm  |  Purdue University Airport

Experience the MV-22 Osprey at the upcoming Purdue Research Park Aerospace District dedication at the Purdue University Airport. The event is free and open to the public. We are encouraging all who would like to see the aircraft land to arrive by 9:30 am.  The aircraft will depart around 2:50 pm. The first 300 visitors will receive a ticket to walk through the aircraft. 

Celebrate Carnaval with Chicago Samba (March 23)

The Latino Community Center is sponsoring two fun upcoming events for students who want to explore Brazilian music and dance:

Celebrate Carnaval: Chicago Samba Percussion Workshops (two opportunities)
Thursday, March 23rd | 3:00 – 4:00 pm & 4:00 – 5:00 pm | Black Cultural Center (BCC) Multipurpose Room

Celebrate Carnaval with Chicago Samba Musical & Dance Performance
Thursday, March 23rd | 6:00 – 9:00 pm | PMU South Ballroom

Don’t know what Carnaval is and want to learn more?  Start here:

Writing Lab Tutors needed

From Christopher J. Voeglein, Purdue Writing Lab Secretary:

The Writing Lab is looking for talented undergraduates to join our tutoring staff. We’re contacting you because prospective tutors would take a course during Fall 2017 to prepare them to work with students on a variety of documents and course assignments. In general, tutors work from 3 – 7 hours per week and gain a lot of experience.  All majors are invited to apply.

We’ll hold a callout for interested students on Monday, March 27th at 6:00 pm in HEAV 220, which will include information about the training course students take called ENGL 39000.  More information can also be found at

Spring Luau (March 24)

From the NAECC Newsletter, March 9, 2017:

You are all invited to the 2017 SPRING LUAU on Friday, March 24 starting at 6:00 pm in the Rec Sports Center (CREC)! Join us for a unique cultural experience originating from Native Hawaiian history. This campus wide celebration will include a traditional Hawaiian dinner and entertainment by the Conrrad Ohana, who will perform Polynesian dances and share stories from their Maori culture. This event is sponsored by Hui Na ‘Ōpio O Hawai‘i in partnership with AAARCC and NAECC.

Purdue Pugwash Conference (April 7-8; app due March 24)

From Rachel Svetanoff, President of Purdue Student Pugwash:

Purdue Student Pugwash is an organization dedicated to empowering and equipping students to identify, critically analyze, and shape the ethical, political, and societal dimensions of science and technology. I am sending you an invitation for your students to participate in the “Space and Society: Governing the Galaxy” Pugwash conference to be held on April 7-8, 2017 in the Purdue Memorial Union West Faculty Lounge. More information can be found here at:

First 50 students to attend receive a prize of space food from NASA! All students are invited to have dinner with speakers!

Speakers for this event include:

  • David Wolf – Purdue alum astronaut and 28-year NASA veteran
  • Robert Zubrin – Founder and President of Mars Society
  • Daniel Dumbacher – Professor of Practice and previous NASA Deputy Associate Administrator
  • Jay Melosh – World renowned expert on impact cratering and Distinguished Professor of EAPS at Purdue

Additionally, the interactive workshop hosted on Saturday is designed to give students the skills to understand space and other technological systems in a societal and policy context. The workshop will include a visioning exercise, a model-UN exercise on space, and small break out discussions.

Applications for the April 8th workshop can be found here: and are due March 24th!