Spring Fest 2017

Spring Fest will be held on April 8 & 9, 2017 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm each day at Purdue University.  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!  At Spring Fest, you can attend the:

  • 54th Annual College of Veterinary Medicine Open House
  • 104th Annual Horticulture Show
  • 27th Annual Entomology Bug Bowl

At Spring Fest, there are a LOT of fun things to do:

  • Experience virtual reality with the College of Science
  • Spit a cricket and pet a tarantula (and a huge millipede) at the Bug Bowl
  • Get hands-on with sea critters in Lilly Hall
  • Pet animals in the Boiler Barnyard
  • Try on a hijab with the Muslim Student Association
  • Get your face painted at several locations
  • And much more

A full program, site map, and parking map are available at https://ag.purdue.edu/springfest/Pages/default.aspx.

Purdue Alumni PACE Student Internship (app. due April 12)

The Purdue Alumni Association is seeking a Membership Sales Intern to work from May 22nd – September 8th with an option for an extension. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 12, 2017.

These positions will be primarily responsible for selling memberships to our student program, the Purdue Alumni Student Experience (PASE). Work will involve direct sales to students and parents, setting up and tearing down sales stations, stocking membership supplies, and other duties as assigned.

This is a part-time position. Students must be available to begin work no later than May 31. Weekly schedules are flexible and we will accommodate a summer class schedule. Training will be provided and pay is minimum wage, plus incentives. Incentives allow the opportunity for successful sales interns to earn more than $15/hour. Those who apply must be eligible to work in the United States.

The ideal candidate will possess some of the following characteristics and traits:

  • Knowledgeable about PASE and why a student would want to join
  • Interested in work involving direct sales to customers
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Flexible schedule
  • Hard worker
  • Organized

Please submit your cover letter and résumé to Jimmy Cox at jimmycox@purdue.edu.

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 mblencke@purdue.edu.