Staff, Faculty Invited to Presentation on STAR 2020 Updates, Improvements

February 17, 2020 |  Orientation

Staff from Orientation Programs and the Office of the Registrar will co-host an event where Purdue staff and faculty can learn more about the 2020 Summer Transition, Advising and Registration (STAR) program. The event will take place from 9-10 a.m. on Feb. 27, 2020, in Fowler Hall, Stewart Center. Registration is not required, and all are welcome.

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Purdue student petitions legislators to continue federal funding for TRIO programs

May 18, 2018 |  Horizons

Student Shenetha Shepherd recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to advocate on behalf of Purdue’s federally funded TRIO program, Horizons. Shepherd spoke with a variety of legislators about the various ways Horizons helps first-generation and low-income students overcome social, cultural and academic barriers to success in higher education.

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Purdue Profiles: Taylor Brodner

Sept. 20, 2017 |   Student Success Programs

Immediately after earning her Purdue degree, Taylor Brodner was hired to help transform the data and systems management of Student Success Programs. While she previously viewed these programs as exceptional based on her own student experience, she now has a bird’s-eye view of the myriad ways these interconnected departments boost student retention and graduation rates. As information systems specialist for the Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Effectiveness (OIRAE), Brodner’s main focus is to help programs understand and tell a story about their students’ success, with data as the backdrop.   

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New documentary zooms in on diverse World War II experiences

Aug. 31, 2017 |   Veterans Success Center

Narratives from World War II are most commonly told from the white male perspective. But graduate student Michelle Martindale, working for Purdue’s Veterans Success Center, wanted to amplify the voices of Purdue women and minorities who also contributed their efforts to the war. 

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Purdue selected to join new initiative to improve experiences for first-gen students

May 10, 2019 | Student Success Programs

Purdue University has been selected to participate in the inaugural First Forward cohort, a national initiative designed to improve experiences for first-generation college students. The First Forward designation recognizes higher education institutions with a proven commitment to advancing first-generation student outcomes. Sarah Whitley, senior director of the Center for First-generation Student Success, says selected institutions demonstrated their commitment to first-generation students within a rigorous application process.

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Student Advisory Committee promotes access, inclusion in tandem with March Disability Awareness Month events

Feb. 20, 2017 | Disability Resource Center

Purdue student Noa Kossmann has a visual impairment that can’t be corrected with eyeglasses, contacts or surgery. But that never stopped Kossmann’s elementary school art teacher from hassling the student about her eyesight. One time, the art teacher became so angry at Kossmann for not wearing glasses that she screamed at her during class, so loudly that teachers down the hall overheard the confrontation.

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Dean of Students Emerita reflects on ‘progressive feminist’ Helen Schleman, Span Plan history

Dec. 21, 2016 | Span Plan

With a mission to “keep women from going to seed intellectually,” Purdue Dean of Women Helen Schleman founded Span Plan in 1968. To this day, the program provides education and career counseling for nontraditional students, including those who are married, have children, or are returning to college later in life.

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