“Research Made Easy” Workshop (March 3)

From the Purdue Writing Lab:

Research Made Easy: Finding & Evaluating Sources
March 3, 2015
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
HEAV 220

Learn to evaluate the information you find during your research. This hands-on workshop will help you decide which sources are both reliable and relevant.

Bring your laptop if you have one and any current research topic or assignment to take advantage of the interactive elements of this event.

Advance registration is required, so call (765) 494-3723 or stop by the Writing Lab in HEAV 226 to reserve your seat.

MIX Leaders Needed! (Call-out: March 3, 4, and 5)

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 3, 4, and 5 at 6:00 pm in Beering (BRNG) B-261.

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

Purdue Women in Leadership Institute (March 7)

The Purdue Women in Leadership institute (WLI) is a dynamic one-day conference that exists to develop the leadership capacity of women and to expose participants to the issue affecting women that need leadership.

People who attend the Women in Leadership Institute will have the opportunity to hear from an inspiring keynote speaker, attend intensive workshops, breakout sessions, panels and network with fellow students, administrators and community leaders.  By providing participants with the knowledge, skills and ability to affect change, we hope to create a better campus, a better community, a better world. A world in which PURDUE WOMEN LEAD.


The Women in Leadership Institute will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.  The registration fee for this event is $25, but full and partial scholarships are available. Register here to reserve your spot. Registration is open until spots are filled.

Keynote and Workshops!

The opening keynote will be given by Helen Zia, a noted Asian American Activist and Author who is well known for her work as the executive director of Ms. Magazine, and her outspoken stance on civil rights, peace, women’s rights, and countering hate violence and homophobia. Additionally, participants will participate in the following intensive workshops:

  • Barbara Kerkhoff: The Circle Way: A Shared Leadership Model
  • Ashley Scott: Personal Branding
  • Jennifer Groh: Coaching strategies for achieving academic, personal and professional success
  • Skye Brown: Theatre Without a Stage: Using Non-Traditional Theater for Group Consensus Building and Social Justice
  • Jillian Henry: Strategic Planning for Personal and Career Goals

Questions?  E-mail us at electher@purdue.edu or by contact Brianne Rogers at (765) 496-2452.

LGBTQ Events, highlighting Dr. Angela Davis presentation (Feb. 19 – 25)

From Lowell Kane, LGBTQ Center Director:

Exhibit on Men and Masculinity (Feb. 19, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm & 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Tarkington Hall)

PSUB Film Screening: Free Angela and All Political Prisoners (Feb. 20, 11:00 pm,  CoRec Feature Gym and Feb. 23, 6:30 pm, Fowler Hall in STEW)

6th Annual Out at Work Conference (Feb. 21, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Krannert Building and Rawls Hall).  Check-in begins at 7:30 am.  Register at www.conf.purdue.edu/outatwork.

Looking Natural: The Legacy of Angela Davis and Her Iconic Image with Kate Flach (Feb. 25, 11:30am – 12:20pm in EE 117 and 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm in WTHR 104)

 Dr. Angela Davis at Purdue University (Feb. 25, 5:00 pm, Elliott Hall)

Upcoming Events in International Programs (2/19 – 2/27)

From the Office of International Programs:

International Greek Exchange (2/19, 6:00 pm, UNIV 101)

Student Activities and Organizations, Fraternity, Sorority, and Cooperative student leaders will be available to introduce international students to Greek life goals, traditions, service and more!  Come out and learn about a time-honored American college tradition and make some new friends, too!  Spots are limited, so sign up now!

Global Cafe (2/20, 6:00 pm, International Center)

Perspectives is partnering with the International Center to host Global Café at the International Center! Join us from 6:00-8:00 pm on Fri, Feb 20 for a discussion and sharing with visiting students from Afghanistan. Coffee, refreshments, and light snacks will be offered!

International Mother Language Day (2/21, 7:00 pm, Fowler Hall in STEW)

The Bangladesh Student Association has put together an event for International Mother Language day.  They will celebrate Ekushe, commemorating Bangladeshi martyrs who lost their lives fighting to speak their mother language. Join the BDSA in this celebration of language diversity at Purdue through music, dance, poetry, and plays.

Lantern Festival Celebration (2/27, 5:30 pm, Kossuth Street Baptist Church)

Celebrate Chinese Lantern Festival by joining us for a meal and a night of fun at Kossuth Street Baptist Church!  There will be games, performances, and a talk relating the Chinese festival to the Bible. All cultures are welcome to attend!  A bus will be available to students, leaving from Schleman Hall at 5:30 pm and returning at 9:15 pm. If you are would like to reserve your spot on the bus, please sign up on our website!


Gender Inclusive Living Community (apps due 2/27)

From Lowell Kane, LGBTQ Center Director:

You may not be aware of this, but one of a variety of housing options available to Purdue students is the Gender Inclusive Living Community housed in Hillenbrand Hall!  Gender-inclusive housing:

  • Acknowledges the diverse needs of the Purdue student body and reinforces our focus on community,
  • Allows students the ability to choose a roommate of any gender,
  • Further develops a residential climate that is positive, respectful, and inclusive for all residents, and
  • Is voluntary and open to all students with a status of sophomore and above.

Anyone who has a respect and understanding of gender identity and gender expression can apply to live in the Gender Inclusive Living Community.  For more information and to apply, go to http://www.housing.purdue.edu/housing/GenderInclusiveLiving.html or visit Smalley Center on Third Street.  Applications need to be filed with the LGBTQ Center office (SCHL 230) no later than 12:00 pm (noon), Friday, February 27, 2015.