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Perspectives Publication

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Welcome to Student Life's Perspectives. Perspectives is a magazine-style publication, released twice a year, that focuses on issues and events that have an impact on Student Life at Purdue. 

In each issue we highlight different areas from across the division making an impact on our students, staff and academic partners.

Featured Stories

PSUB Adapts to Preserve Traditions of Entertainment, Enrichment

Purdue Student Union Board has been part of the fabric of the Student Life experience for 100 years. Founded in 1920, the first Student Union Board consisted of five students. Today the organization, affectionately known as PSUB, boasts nearly 100 active members. 

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Student Life Recognizes

Student Life would like to recognize areas within the division that have made an impact both to students and the greater campus community. In this issue we recognize the Roger C. Stewart Leadership experince at Purdue (LEAP), the Leadership and Professional Development Initiative, The Unity Committee, Brandon Cutler, associate dean of students for fraternity, sorority and cooperative life and Jay Gephart, director of Purdue University Bands & Orchestras.

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Steps to Leaps Celebrates One Year of Campus Impact

This fall marks the one-year anniversary of the implementation of Steps to Leaps, a collaborative and campus-wide effort to focus lifelong habits and promote a growth mindset in five pillars – impact, well-being, leadership and professional development, network building and grit. This initiative has been put to the test during the pandemic, but Steps to Leaps programming and messaging has persisted through virtual and in-person learning opportunities, research and programming.

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Old Masters: 70 Years of Tradition in an New Format

Purdue Old Masters, an annual event that connects distinguished Purdue alumni with the student body, adapted with an innovative twist this year in response to challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Purdue Recreation & Wellness Adapts with Online Programming, Enjoys Successful Fall Re-Opening

Student Life departments have had to reinvent the ways in which they make their programming available to students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Purdue Recreation & Wellness has risen to the challenge, first to offer online programming as students learned remotely during the spring and then with a safe reopening in time for the return of students to campus for the fall semester.

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Residential Life Staff, Students Contribute to Successful On-Campus Experience

It is not typical for a resident assistant to change residence halls during the school year, but March was not a typical time on the campus of Purdue University.

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Student Life Academic Partnerships

Student Life recognizes areas within the division that have made an impact on students and the greater campus community.

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Musical Heartbeat of University Remains Strong Amidst Challenges

Despite logistical challenges, the sound of music can still be heard on the campus of Purdue University thanks to the persistence of Purdue Bands & Orchestras and Purdue Musical Organizations.

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