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

Foreign Language Placement Testing (Nov. 4 – 6)

From Jason Baumer, Foreign Language Placement Coordinator, School of Languages and Cultures:

This is a reminder that our last Foreign Language Placement testing sessions will take place next week on Nov. 4 – Nov. 6 at 6:00 pm in Stanley Coulter Hall, room 231.  Placement tests for most languages take about 30 minutes, while Japanese and Russian take 45 minutes or more.

During these sessions, you will test for placement in one of the following languages: French, German, Spanish, Heritage Spanish, Latin, Russian, and Japanese. For students interested in placing in other SLC languages, please see our placement page for details:

Students will need a signed Form 231 from their advisor and their Purdue ID. You will learn their placement and credit results right after you finish your placement test.

Remember: Students who have had two years or more of study of a language in high school must sit for the placement exam in order to learn where they begin in our language sequence. Students who have fewer than two years, or for whom it has been more than five years, may begin at the 101 level in their respective language.

Heritage Speakers: Students who grew up in a Spanish-speaking country and who came to the US after the age of 14 are considered native speakers and are not eligible to sit for the placement exam. Students who grew up in a Spanish-speaking country, and who came to the US before the age of 14 are considered heritage speakers, and are eligible to sit for the Heritage Spanish placement exam.

Chinese Placement Tests:  Please consult the above link for details.  This test is given individually by Profs. Wei Hong and Daniel Hsieh.

CCO Career Closet Donation Drive (Nov. 2- 20)

From Tamara Clarkson, CCO Career Consultant:

Since its opening a little over a year ago, the CCO Career Closet has been a huge success. Because of partners like you, we have been able to provide over 800 clothing items to 500 Boilermakers in financial need! The campus and community donations the closest has received over the last year have made this initiative a success. Since we are coming out of the recruiting season for the year, our clothing racks are once again sparse and we are in need of your assistance.


Suits, suit jackets, shirts, blouses and dress pants, in men’s sizes S-L (or 32-40) and women’s sizes 0-8. The Career Closet also accepts gently used shoes and belts.


Drop-offs can be made at the CCO in Young Hall, room 132.  Alternate arrangements for larger donations can be made by contacting Tamara Clarkson.

Veterinary Technology CODO meeting (Nov. 12)

The Veterinary Technology Program will host a CODO meeting on Thursday, November 12th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm in Lynn Hall, Room G-167 for students interested in applying for the Fall 2016 class. Entrance is competitive, based on academics, animal health and veterinary experience, interview and knowledge of the field. Students considering the field of Veterinary Technology (veterinary nursing) should attend the CODO meeting to learn more about it.



Two Study Abroad Fairs (Oct. 21 & 22)

On Wednesday, October 21 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm in BRNG 1238, the College of Liberal Arts Study Abroad & International Programs will be hosting the Global Seminar Series. Undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines will present their study abroad experiences. Students can learn about programs ranging from a summer in Ghana to internships in London.  Pizza and beverages will be provided.

The Krannert Global Programs office is holding a Study Abroad Fair on Thursday, October 22nd, in the Krannert Drawing Room from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Free food!  There will be representatives from departments around campus hosting study abroad programs in the Spring and Summer of 2016.  Some of the program locations being represented at the fair are the United Kingdom, Australia, Taiwan, China, South Korea, Italy, Peru, and Ecuador.  A majority of the programs are open to all Purdue students!