GPI Experiences Survey (required before March 6th)

The Gallup-Purdue Index (GPI) identified six learning experiences that have an impact on the success of Purdue students & alumni.  As part of the Higher Learning Commission accreditation process, the university is annually collecting information on current students’ participation in these experiences.

On February 21, 2017 all students registered during Spring 2017 or returning for Fall 2017 were sent an e-mail asking them to complete the GPI Experiences survey.  This survey must be completed before March 6th to avoid having a registration hold placed on the student’s record.

All current students: Please look for this important e-mail in your Purdue e-mail inbox. Take 2 minutes right now and complete the GPI Experiences Survey before you forget!


STAR Ambassador Callouts (March 1st and 2nd)

STAR Ambassador Callouts

Interested in being a STAR Ambassador for Summer 2017?  Attend a callout for more information:  March 1st or 2nd at 6:30 pm each night in MSEE (Materials Engineering Building), room B-012.

Join us for four weeks full of adventure, mentorship, and leadership experience!  The STAR Ambassador experience is an amazing opportunity to reach out to new Purdue students and their families.  This time will be many of these students’ first time on the the Purdue campus and we want to make a lasting, positive impression!

The STAR Ambassador tasks and requirements are here: STAR Ambassador Job Description.

Unable to attend a callout?  Contact Jakelyn Spencer for more information.

Apply to be an EXPL Peer Mentor!

Have you ever wanted to help others and/or mentor someone? Do you have endless stores of knowledge and wisdom just waiting to be shared (academic, social, or professional)? Is your love for Exploratory Studies and Purdue infinite???

If so, then we’re looking for YOU! We need AWESOME, AMAZING, and DEDICATED students to help mentor new incoming Purdue students in Exploratory Studies next year. If you have a sincere interest, we encourage you to apply! Please follow the link to the application for all the nitty-gritty details, and please note the deadline of Monday, April 3, 2017.

If you have any questions, contact the Peer Mentor Advisor, Mary Beth Lencke at

Supplemental Instruction Open House and SI Leader Info (Feb. 21)

From Ethel Swartzendruber, Director of Supplemental Instruction:

Supplemental Instruction (SI) will hold an Open House next Tuesday, February 21, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm in the first floor lobby of KRCH.  There will be refreshments and some basketball hoops to attempt. This is to help students enrolled in the SI-linked courses to be more aware of this peer-led academic resource.  Current student leaders will be on hand to help students understand what SI is and what to expect if they haven’t attended a study session yet.  There will also be an information table for students who may want to apply to be a SI leader for the fall semester.  (Our application goes live on February 22 and remains open until March 5.)


Camp DASH staff needed (Summer 2017)

From Elizabeth Stremke, Dept. of Nutrition Science:

These positions are open to any Purdue student in any major.

Dr. Connie Weaver in the Nutrition Science department is recruiting employees for summer 2017 to work on an exciting research opportunity!  Camp DASH is a summer research camp for selected boys and girls (aged 11- 15) held on Purdue’s campus with the aim of determining how diet affects blood pressure.  Session dates for these children are June 10-July 5 and July 11- August 5.  Room and board for these campers are free and campers will be paid for their participation.

To apply for any of the staff positions below for Summer 2017, please download the application under the “Camp Staff” tab at Submit the completed application and an updated resume to  All applicants hired will have a mandatory, intensive training week beginning June 5, 2017.Any further questions about the study or positions may also be directed to

Camp DASH employee positions:

***Deadline for all applications: February 15, 2017 (but applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.  Please feel free to apply after this date!)

Camp Counselor:

Number of Openings: 40

Pay: $9.50/hr

Full-time and part-time positions available and hours are flexible. Camp counselors will be in charge of a group of teens. He/she will make sure the teens follow appropriate procedures in the collection of urine samples and research protocols. He/she will maintain discipline during camp activities, meal time, and bedtime. Counselors will also provide supervision during activities or may plan/lead activities. Selected counselors will have the opportunity to live in the dorms with the campers for the summer.

Food Prep Staff:

Number of openings: 11

Pay: $9.50/hr.

Full-time and Part-time positions are available. Food prep staff will work in the Purdue Nutrition Science Metabolic Kitchen under the supervision of a Research Dietitian. Tasks will include careful preparation and weighing of all foods and the food portions for service and analysis. Individuals would be employed from May 2017 – August 2017.

Laboratory Staff:

Number of openings: 4

Pay: $9.50/hr.

Full-time or part-time positions are available. Lab staff will process samples and perform analytical assays in the laboratory, such as pooling 24-hour urine, adding acid, labeling bottles, preparing frozen diets for analyzing nutrient content. Lab staff will also perform data entry for the research study. Individuals would be employed from May 2017-August 2017.