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.


Driving 101 (March 18)

Driving 101
Wed, Mar 18, 2015, 7:00pm
Co-Rec Boilermaker Room

Purdue Campus Police are hosting a free session for any drivers in the area. They will address “need to know” info on driver’s licenses, vehicle registration, insurance and laws about bikes, mopeds and motorcycles on campus. They will also cover how to handle traffic stops and car accidents. No sign up required.

Camp Riley Immersive Summer Course (EPCS 49000, May 18 – June 12)

EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service) is offering a three-week immersive design experience during the “Maymester” (May 18 – June 12, 2015) working with the Camp Riley team in Bradford Woods at Martinsville, IN.

Although the camp is very accessible, this EPICS course will focus on designing ways to overcome barriers that still exist at this site for children with disabilities.  Cost is tuition for the course plus $340 to cover transportation, accommodation, and meals at Bradford Woods.  All majors are welcome, but instructor approval is required!  Please e-mail for additional information at


Multinational Integration Xchange Leader Callouts (March 24 and 25)

From Annette Benson, Coordinator for Programs and Engagement, Purdue International Programs:

International Programs is looking for both U.S. and international students who enjoy cross-cultural opportunities or who want to increase their cross-cultural competency.  Call-outs for MIX leaders will be March 24 and 25 at 6:00 pm in Stanley Coulter Hall (SC), room 102.

The domestic Multinational Integration Xchange leaders (MIXd):

  • Receive cross-cultural training in April
  • Communicate with students not registered for BGR/BGRi during the month before school begins in August
  • Assist with ISS check during the 4 days before school begins
  • Help international students with their transition needs (shopping, banking, etc.)
  • Maintain regular contact with new international students through the first month of school
  • Attend monthly MIX events during the first semester of school

The international Multinational Integration Xchange leaders (MIXi):

  • Receive cross-cultural training in March
  • Serve as Culture Coaches for the MIXd, assisting with training in April
  • Attend all regularly scheduled MIX events in the fall in their role of Culture Coach
  • Act as liaisons with the new international page of The Exponent
  • Are occasionally invited to speak to local schools

Peer Success Coach Positions (paid; apps due March 29)

From Hannah Brodhead, Assistant Director of Academic Enhancement, Academic Success Center:

Are you interested in a paid student leadership position with flexible hours and opportunities to gain experience with communication, goal setting, accountability, and academic/life skills development?

The Academic Success Center is currently piloting the Peer Success Coaching program, and we are looking to hire some of your excellent students as our Peer Success Coaches (PSCs) for the Fall 2015 semester. Applications are due on March 29, 2015.  The application should be up on the PSC program page very soon!

The goal of the Peer Success Coaching program is to offer students peer support as they transition into college and the rigorous academic environment at Purdue.  Peer Success Coaching provides students with a proactive option for achieving success in and out of the classroom through one-one-one conversations, reflection, and accountability. Coaching sessions allow students to reflect on topics such as time management, study habits, goal setting, test preparation, and university opportunities and connections then create action plans. PSCs will facilitate these interactions, serve as role models and accountability partners, and support other success initiatives within the Academic Success Center.

For more information about the position or the program, please contact Hannah Brodhead at or 765-496-0005.
Additional information regarding the program can be found online at:

Laurie Garrett Keynote Address (March 31)

From HHS Life Inspired page: 

Laurie Garrett
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Authority on Global Health and Disease Prevention
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Loeb Playhouse, Stewart Center
7:00 p.m.

Laurie Garrett is one of America’s most trusted speakers on public health, infectious disease, and prevention. The only person to win the three P’s of journalism—the Pulitzer, the Polk, and the Peabody—she masterfully explains the science behind new threats to global health, and navigates the politics that help, and hinder, how we prepare, and how we respond to them.

Laurie Garrett is particularly adept at navigating the politics that help, and hinder, how we prepare, how we treat and how we respond to these threats. A Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations, Garrett is the bestselling author of The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance, Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health and I Heard The Sirens Scream: How Americans Responded to the 9/11 and Anthrax Attacks. She has written for Foreign Affairs, Esquire, and The Washington Post, and appears frequently on television shows, such as Nightline, Charlie Rose and Oprah.

Garrett was a script consultant to Contagion, the film directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Matt Damon. Garrett is a former president and now a member of the National Association of Science Writers, and has been awarded several honorary PhDs, the latest from Georgetown University. She is also serving as a co-chair on the UNAIDS High Commission on HIV Prevention.