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.

Last Day to Drop a Course (March 10)

A reminder: March 10th is the LAST DAY to drop a course or to withdraw entirely from the University without documentation.  If you are a sophomore or older, it is especially important to notify your advisor early, as you will need to get an instructor’s signature as well as your advisor’s signature to drop a course!  Questions?  Contact your academic advisor!!

Class of 1937 Scholarships (for 2017-2018)

From the Biology Counseling Newsletter, March 2, 2017:

A limited number of scholarships are available for the 2017-2018 school year from funds donated by members of the Purdue Class of 1937 in support of current students.  Criteria for determining recipients of this scholarship include leadership, character, scholarship, and financial need.

To be Eligible for a Purdue Class of 1937 Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be enrolled at the Purdue University West Lafayette campus;
  • Be registered for 12 or more credit hours;
  • Classified as a sophomore, junior, or senior during the 2017-2018 academic school year;
  • Have a cumulative grade index of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Be in good academic and social standing with the University;
  • Show evidence of leadership ability and leadership potential;
  • Be a domestic student as defined by Purdue University;
  • Describe financial need for the scholarship (you do not need to be officially qualified for financial aid, just demonstrate need)

An average of 15 scholarships has been awarded each year since 1987-88, with individual scholarship amounts ranging from $500 to $4000.  Each scholarship amount for 2017-2018 will be equally divided between fall and spring semesters.  Previous applicants and recipients may apply again for this scholarship, provided they will be enrolled as full-time, undergraduate student at the West Lafayette campus during the 2017-2018 academic school year.

Applications must be submitted by Friday March 24, 2017, no later than 5:00pm (EST).

If you have questions about the application process, please contact the Leadership and Professional Development Initiative at (765) 496-2453 or hebrown@purdue.edu.


To apply, click on either link: https://purdue.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_db8IN0SD7za3Cux#Class%20of%201937%20Scholarship   or http://www.purdue.edu/advocacy/students/other/scholarships.html

Summer Stay Scholarship (application due March 1st)

From the Summer Stay Scholarship website:

As a Summer Stay Scholar you will take classes and work at least 140 hours with a faculty member on research or doing an internship with a staff office on campus. You will be able to choose six of the nine credit hours during the summer. The other three credit hours will consist of a one-credit research/internship companion course and a two-credit wellness-focused course.

Summer Stay Scholars receive a $2,500 scholarship to cover tuition and fees nine summer credit hours. The $2,500 will cover the full tuition and fees for a resident student and be a sizeable decrease in total cost for a non-resident or international student. Also, there are several housing and dining scholarships available for which all applicants will be automatically considered.

To qualify for Summer Stay Scholars, you must have:

  • Attended your first semester at a Purdue University campus in Spring 2016 or earlier
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Not completed a previous on-campus summer course on the West Lafayette campus
  • Undergraduate student status

The application for Summer Stay Scholars 2017 is due by March 1, 2017.