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Perspectives Publication


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

New Tradition Established to Focus on Student Well-Being

A new tradition focused on the well-being of students, faculty and staff has been established on campus thanks in large part to the work of students. Purdue Student Government (PSG), in conjunction with campus partners including student groups, Purdue administration and Purdue Human Resources, hosted events and seminars to support the health and well-being of students during the fall and spring semesters.

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Student Life Recognitions

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 Louis Tay, recipient of a Trailblazer Award, Melissa Gruver, awarded the Helen B. Schleman Gold Medallion and Vanessa Pacheco, honored with MaPSAC Excellence Award.

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Student Features

Each year, a committee of undergraduate students, working in conjunction with the Office of the Dean of Students, selects the top graduating male and female based on commitment to scholarship, leadership, service and character. The winners are selected from a field of nominees chosen by deans, department heads, academic advisors and faculty members from every department on campus. The honorees have their names engraved on the MSEE obelisk, located on the Purdue Engineering Mall, and receive an engraved medallion and $2,000 award.

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Student Life Honors

The Office of the Vice Provost for Student Life has recognized four outstanding individuals in its second annual presentation of the Student Life Impact Awards. These awards honor, recognize and engage exceptionally accomplished alumni and friends of Student Life at Purdue. Honorees were recognized during the virtual presentation of the 2021 Student Life Honors event on April 28.


Purdue Musical Organizations: Singing is Essential

Purdue Musical Organizations reimagined challenges brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic to provide students in several ensembles the opportunity explore the relationships between music, global cultures and civic engagement this year.

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Harrison Hall Racing Team wins Purdue Grand Prix

Purdue University welcomed back “the greatest spectacle in college racing” this spring with the 64th running of the Purdue Grand Prix. First-year student Jacob Peddycord, representing Harrison Hall, won the race.

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Student Life Fills Reading Days

Following the cancellation of spring break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Student Life led efforts to provide Boilermakers with stress-relieving activities on Purdue Reading Days.

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Steps to Leaps Integrates into Academic Programs

As a collaborative, campus-wide effort, Steps to Leaps continues to explore ways to align program outcomes and incorporate Steps to Leaps pillars and language into both new and already existing engagement opportunities.