PASE “Breakfast with Bosses” (April 9)

From Susannah Mishler, VP Marketing, PASE Board of Directors:

The Networking Committee of PASE (Purdue Alumni Student Experience) cordially invites you to attend a networking event titled “Breakfast with the Bosses.”  The purpose of this event is to provide Purdue students, like yourself, with the opportunity to casually network with incredible Purdue faculty and student leaders!  Some of the people who will be in attendance include Morgan Burke (Athletic Director), Dr. Allen (Dean of the Honors College),and Dr.Hummels (Dean of Krannert), along with many other Purdue faculty and community leaders.

The event will happen from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm on Thursday April 9, 2015 on the Memorial Mall.  Business casual attire is suggested but not required!   PASE will also provide free coffee, donuts, and other breakfast items for all individuals who attend.

Portuguese Courses (Fall 2015)

Are you looking for a unique course to fulfill your humanities or language requirements?  Consider Portuguese!  Previous students report that the courses are interactive, fun, and interesting without being too overwhelming.  And it’s not too late to sign up for the summer Global Studies in Brazil!  Want to know more?  Check out their Fall 2015 Portuguese Flyer.

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).