Enrollment Certification How-to

From the Biology Counseling Newsletter, October 13, 2016:

Need to Prove You Are a Student to Health Insurers, Auto Insurers and others?

A service is being offered to students via myPurdue.  You will be able to print enrollment verifications for health insurers and other organizations by accessing the Enrollment Certification area under the Academics Tab.  Select the Enrollment Certification area by clicking on National Student Clearinghouse.  Please note if the student needs their GPA information included on the enrollment certification, they must visit the Office of the Registrar (Hovde room 45) so a signature can be obtained.

Foreign Language Placement Testing (Nov. 9-11)

Foreign Language Placement Testing
November 9th, 10th, and 11th at 6:00 pm
Stanley Coulter Hall (SC), room 231 (this is a computer lab)

Placement tests for most languages take about 30 minutes, while Japanese and Russian take 45 minutes or more. 

During these sessions, you will test for placement in one of the following languages: French, German, Spanish, Heritage Spanish, Latin, Russian, and Japanese. For students interested in placing in other languages, please see our placement page for details: https://www.cla.purdue.edu/slc/placement/index.html.

Students will need a signed Form 231 from their advisor and two forms of picture identification (such as a Purdue ID). You will learn their placement and credit results right after you finish your placement test.

Remember: Students who have had two years or more of study of a language in high school must sit for the placement exam in order to learn where they begin in our language sequence. Students who have fewer than two years, or for whom it has been more than five years, may begin at the 101 level in their respective language.

Heritage Speakers: Students who grew up in a Spanish-speaking country and who came to the US after the age of 14 are considered native speakers and are not eligible to sit for the placement exam. Students who grew up in a Spanish-speaking country, and who came to the US before the age of 14 are considered heritage speakers, and are eligible to sit for the Heritage Spanish placement exam.

Chinese Placement Tests:  Please consult the above link for details.  This test is given individually by Profs. Wei Hong and Daniel Hsieh.

Meet the “Old Masters” (Nov. 7)

Evening with the Old Masters
November 7th at 5:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse (in Stewart Center)

Through a moderated panel discussion, students will hear of the experiences and passions of the Old Masters of 2016. The event is free and open to all students and the community. The Old Masters Program is a unique and well-established annual event that has been a Purdue tradition since 1950.  It brings back to campus distinguished alumni so that they may share their experience with current Purdue students.

The 2016 Old Masters are:

  • Belinda Seto, BS 1974, biochemistry. Deputy director of the National Eye Institute.
  • Ellyn Shook, BS 1985, restaurant and hotel and institutional management. Chief leadership and human resources officer at Accenture.
  • Terry Cross, MS 1977, industrial administration. Retired U.S. Coast Guard vice admiral.
  • Phoebe Lydia Bailey, MS 1972, education; PhD 1979, English. National director of educational foundations and academic innovations program, training and youth development services at Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
  • Lesley Sarkesian, BA 1979, communications. Regional executive at VISTAGE Worldwide.
  • Michael Klipsch, BS 1985, industrial management. Co-founder, president, and CEO of Klipsch-Card Athletic Facilities, LLC.
  • Jerry White, PhD 1970, astronautics. Author, scientist and retired U.S. Air Force major general.
  • Charles Owubah, MS 1992, natural resources management and policy; PhD 1999, natural resources management and policy. Vice president at World Vision International.
  • Peter Kraemer, BS 1988, chemical engineering. Chief supply officer at Anheuser-Busch InBev.
  • William Bindley, PhD 1997, management. Chairman and CEO of Bindley Capital Partners, LCC.
  • Jay Gephart, Honorary Old Master. Director of bands at Purdue, director of the “All-American” Marching Band.

New Vet Tech Career Exploration Course (Spring 2017)

From Beth Burnett, Assistant Director of Academic Advising, Veterinary Technology Program:

We are pleased to announce a new course, VM 10600: Veterinary Technology Career Exploration, for students who may be interested in applying for CODO  to Vet Tech.
Veterinary Technology is Veterinary Nursing. It is not a pre-vet major, and does not prepare a student for application to Vet School.
VM 10600 is one credit and will be offered during the first 8 weeks of Spring 2017.  Students will have one hour of class each week in addition to spending time in small groups observing in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, in vet tech instructional labs, and interviewing a veterinary technician.  There are no pre-requisites!

Questions about the course?  Contact academic advisor Beth Burnett  or instructor Pam Phegley.

Students who are eligible and ready to CODO should note that CODO applications are due between January 1st and February 1st.  Students should make an appointment with the Vet Tech advisor prior to application.


New Purdue Career Fair App

From Allie Bowes, blog poster, Center for Career Opportunities:

Are YOU interested in getting insider information on upcoming career fairs? Here’s what our new Careers by Symplicity app can do for you:
  • Gain access to upcoming company info sessions and Purdue Career Fairs
  • Research employers and find their exact location at the fair
  • Let companies know you’re interested in them by identifying your TOP 10 employers BEFORE the fair and sending them your resume
Follow these steps to download:
  1. For iTunes, go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/careers-by-symplicity/id962184987?mt=8.  For Android, go to https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.symplicity.careers.
  2. Download Careers by Symplicity
  3. Select your school — PURDUE UNIVERSITY
  4. Log into your account using your PUID and password (just like on myCCO)
  5. Choose to Remember Me
    • Apple: will only remember your username and not your password
    • Android: will remember your username and password

Envision Center Tours (Oct. 3 and 4)

From Faculty Focus (ITaP), September 22nd, 2016:

Specializing in virtual and augmented reality technology, the Envision Center works with faculty and researchers to create educational tools and data visualizations and has access to many technologies not yet released to the general public.

Tours of the Envision Center will take place from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Monday, October 3rd and 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Tuesday, October 4th.  The Envision Center is located in the underground walkway connecting Stewart Center and the Purdue Memorial Union.

These tours are part of the Dawn or Doom conference.