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Veterans Day salute to take place at Union

November 3rd, 2022 |  Veterans Success Center

Purdue will celebrate veterans Friday (Nov. 11) at a Veterans Day ceremony in the Great Hall of Purdue Memorial Union. The Purdue Student Union Board will host a tribute at 11 a.m. It will include “Presentation of the Colors” by Purdue University Tri-service Color Guard, the Pledge of Allegiance, the national anthem, and patriotic songs by the Purduettes.

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Purdue honors first African American faculty member by renaming Academic Success Center in her honor

September 26th, 2022 |  Academic Success Center

Before becoming Purdue’s first African American professor in 1968, Helen Bass Williams had worked as a midwife, an undertaker, and a leader in the Civil Rights movement. Described by one of her colleagues as a “long-haul activist,” Williams was beaten up more than once in Mississippi for her activism. Those were times of terror, Williams once said, but she kept going.

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New directors in Student Success Programs reflect on goals for supporting Purdue Students

September 19th, 2022 |  Student Success Programs

Purdue’s Student Success Programs department has welcomed three new directors to its leadership team. Overseeing Purdue’s Veterans Success Center, Horizons Student Support Services, and Span Plan Nontraditional Student Services, each of the new leaders has first-hand experiences that are similar to the students they now serve.

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Staff, faculty invited to attend candidate presentations for next director of Purdue Promise

September 14th, 2022 |  Purdue Promise

Purdue University is searching for the next Director of Purdue Promise, a program that provides access, funding, and holistic support to facilitate opportunities for qualifying Indiana 21st Century Scholars to graduate on time, debt-free, and prepared for life after Purdue.

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More than 500 Purdue students opt in to ‘test drive’ Elliott Hall mock exam experience

September 12th, 2022 |  Academic Success Center

For courses with large enrollment numbers, Elliott Hall of Music is Purdue’s most practical space for hundreds—and sometimes thousands—of students to take a single exam at once.

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Purdue Teaching and Learning staff share research-based tips to promote student engagement

August 19th, 2022 |  Academic Success Center

This semester, Purdue’s Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning aims to generate more conversations about student engagement, as well as reiterate the importance of in-class attendance and participation.

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More than 8,000 new Purdue students will participate in on-campus orientation programs

August 1st, 2022 |  Orientation Programs

As Purdue prepares to welcome its newest Boilermakers to the West Lafayette campus, staff and faculty are encouraged to plan accordingly for heavier pedestrian and vehicular traffic during move-in days, as well as throughout orientation programming.

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Staff & Faculty invited to Green Zone summer sessions to help further support military-affiliated Purdue students

June 10th, 2022 |  Veterans Success Center

Purdue’s Veterans Success Center (VSC) invites faculty, staff, and students to attend upcoming summer sessions of Green Zone training, taking place this June and July.

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Student Success staff build intercultural competence through Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) training

March 31st, 2022 |  Student Success Programs

The Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment and Research (CILMAR) at Purdue provides faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to take the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), a cross-cultural assessment that brings awareness to diversity and inclusion goals.

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Campus partnership will bring student- and instructor-created interactive installations to Boiler Gold Rush

March 16th, 2022 |  Orientation Programs

In partnership with Purdue’s Fusion Studio for Entertainment and Engineering (FSEE), Purdue Orientation Programs will launch its inaugural Boiler Gold Rush Entertainment Challenge this August by featuring interactive installations around campus during the week of BGR.

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Purdue Veterans Success Center reminds campus of ways to support military-connected students

February 24th, 2022 |  Veterans Success Center

Purdue’s Veterans Success Center is reminding staff and faculty of ways they can support military-connected students, particularly as the U.S. responds to the developing conflict in Ukraine.

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As demand grows for student Accountability Groups, Purdue’s Academic Success Center looks toward expanding the program

February 8th, 2022 |  Academic Success Center

One of the disadvantages many students have expressed while being in college during a pandemic is a lack of connectivity with their peers. Staff in Purdue’s Academic Success Center (ASC) say social isolation remains a problem.

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Boiler Cold Rush ushers in new spring beginners during the program’s second year

February 5th, 2022 |  Orientation Programs

The Purdue Orientation Programs team completed its second successful offering of Boiler Cold Rush this past January for spring beginners. This year’s Boiler Cold Rush program, which took place in January 2021, incorporated a few changes after its launch in 2021.

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Staff, faculty invited to upcoming Green Zone sessions that help support military-connect Purdue students

January 13th, 2022 |  Veterans Success Center

Purdue’s Veterans Success Center (VSC) invites faculty, staff, and students to attend upcoming sessions of Green Zone training, as well as the Green Zone Student Panel.

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