Center for Families Internship Opportunity (Fall 2015/Spring 2016)

from Kate Kester, Assistant Director of the Center for Families:

The Center for Families is seeking students who want the opportunity to gain real-world experience that will position them for success in their future career.  Students in this internship position will work closely with advisory council members, donors, legislators, and faculty partners, gaining experience in project management, copy writing (web and print), website management, and event planning.

Candidates should have strong communication and organizational skills, be able to work with limited supervision and on multiple projects, be creative, and have strong oral and written skills. Public Relations, Communications, OBHR, and HTM majors are encouraged to apply, but any student from any major may apply.

This internship gives HDFS 39000 or 59000 credit.

Interested?  Please submit your resume to

Computer Science Info Session (April 7)

From Scott Nelson, CS Admin. of Undergrad. Programs and Services:

The Compter Science Department will be holding a CODO information session on Tuesday, April 7th at 7:00 pm in LWSN B-155.  Interested students will hear information about the CODO process and CODO requirements for Computer Science.  They’ll also be able to talk with CS academic advisors and current CS students.

All current Purdue undergraduate students are welcome to attend. If you have any questions, please send them to


Blackboard vs. Canvas? You decide! (April 7 & 16)

Purdue’s contract with the Blackboard is set to expire in fall of 2017 and they are trying to decide whether to renew the contract or to switch to an alternative system.  One of the alternates is Canvas.  Feedback from pilot participants and individuals who attend the information sessions (see below) will help inform the recommendation of the Canvas Pilot Steering Committee to adopt Canvas, to explore other alternatives, or to renew the contract with Blackboard. The committee is expected to make a recommendation in July.

Make your voice heard!  ITaP is hosting Canvas information sessions geared toward students that will be led by student trainers. Those sessions will take place as follows:

Students also may enroll in a Canvas demo course (Purdue username and password required).

The Challenge 5kRun/Walk (April 18) and Spring Fest (April 18 & 19)

April 18 The Challenge 5K run/walk supports innovative cancer research happening at the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research. Participants are invited to join us on April 18 at 8:30 a.m.  at Ross-Ade Stadium to help fight cancer. Purdue’s Head Football Coach, Darrell Hazell will start the race with a big bang! You will also find many of your favorite student athletes participating that morning. Learn more or register at Can’t make it? Sign up to “Sleep In”.

April 18 and 19:  Spring Fest is an annual event showcasing the lighter side of higher education. This free event is a great opportunity for students of all ages to learn about animals, art, astronomy, and much more in two full days of hands-on activities. It’s part education, part entertainment, and all fun! Activities run from 10-4 PM.

April 18

The Purdue football team will hold its annual spring game on Saturday, April 18. The Ross-Ade Stadium gates will open at noon, with kickoff set for 1 p.m. Take part in a pre-game Fan Fest event where fans can interact with the players. There is no admission charge for the game. Cancer survivors will have the opportunity to escort the team from the locker room to the field. All participants in The Challenge 5K run/walk will receive a special offer in their virtual race bag for deeply discounted tickets to the Purdue Hammer Down Cancer football game set for Sept. 26, 2015.

First-Year Leadership Series (April 8 – 29)

First-Year Students: Avoid the sophomore slump! Get connected and involved now!

What is it?  The First-Year Leadership Series (FLS) is for first-year (freshmen and transfer) Purdue students. This four session series will explore theorists Kouzes and Pozner’s Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership.  These are interactive, discussion–based, and reflection-focused workshops.

Students who complete the series will finish their first year at Purdue stronger by:

  • Experiencing leadership growth                Enhancing their resumes
  • Learning about leadership opportunities    Receiving a certificate for their portfolios

Schedule?  Each session is from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm.

Wednesday, April 8, KRACH 260: Overview and Model the Way
Wednesday, April 15, KRACH 260: Challenge the Process
Wednesday, April 22, Third Street 159: Inspire a Shared Vision and Enable Others to Act
Wednesday, April 29, KRACH 260: Encourage the Heart and Wrap-up

Ready to commit?  Come to the first session in KRACH 260 on Wednesday, April 8, at 5:30 PM or you can sign-up in advance.

Questions?  E-mail Brianne Rogers, Coordinator of Leadership Development, Civic Engagement and Leadership Development, at or call (765) 496-2452.

Carroll Award Applications (due April 6)

The Berenice A. Carroll Feminism, Peace, and Social Justice Award recognizes contributions to scholarship and activism that are related to engagement with feminist studies, peace studies, and other social justice issues. It aims to honor Professor Carroll’s contributions to teaching, scholarship, and activism including anti-war, feminist, pro-ERA, anti-sweatshop activism, to name a few, by recognizing those students involved in feminist or social justice work—be it purely academic, purely activist, or a mixture of both. Detailed award information and application form are available at the link above.  The deadline for application is April 6.