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June 2021

The Roundtable Perspective: Understanding Art Therapy

June 25 @ 8:30 pm

Leah R. Gipson, LCPC, ATR-BC, Assistant Professor of Art Therapy and Counseling at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the practice of using art as a means of therapy and how art therapy can be used as a way to advocate for social justice.

Plant Drawing Workshop

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join nature artist, Melissa Washburn, to learn how to identify certain plants in the arboretum during a guided hike and then learn how to draw them.

Indiana Master Naturalist Series

June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 7, 2021

This nine-week program is an excellent opportunity for anyone with a love for the outdoors who is wishing to expand their knowledge of plants, wildlife and other natural resources in Indiana.

July 2021

Literature in the Garden: Junior Master Gardener Program

July 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until July 8, 2021

Bring your children (ages 8-10) to Gabis Arboretum for a reading in the garden with an educational craft afterwards. The class will be taught by Porter County Master Gardeners, Laura Tucker, Linda Mapes and Carolyn Dye.

The Roundtable Perspective: Anthologies in American Television

July 2 @ 8:00 pm

Molly A. Schneider, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Cinema and Television Arts at Columbia College Chicago discusses the diverse landscape of television and the impact on society that anthology shows and block programming have had.

July Guided Hike

July 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join a Gabis Arboretum hike docent for a guided hike through the arboretum. This guided hike is free with admission.

Indiana Master Naturalist Series

July 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 7, 2021

This nine-week program is an excellent opportunity for anyone with a love for the outdoors who is wishing to expand their knowledge of plants, wildlife and other natural resources in Indiana.

Literature in the Garden: Junior Master Gardener Program

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until July 8, 2021

Bring your children (ages 8-10) to Gabis Arboretum for a reading in the garden with an educational craft afterwards. The class will be taught by Porter County Master Gardeners, Laura Tucker, Linda Mapes and Carolyn Dye.

July Guided Sunset Hike

July 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Take a guided hike after hours to enjoy the wildlife and sunset at Gabis Arboretum with one of our docents.

The Roundtable Perspective: Kawergosk Syrian Refugee Crisis

July 9 @ 8:30 pm

Elizabeth Wuerffel, Associate Professor of Art at Valparaiso University joins Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss the plight of Syrian refugees in Iraq.

Restoration and Prep Volunteer Day

July 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Each month, Gabis Arboretum will host a volunteer day where anyone can come out and help in the gardens, wetlands and woodlands.

July Guided Hike Series

July 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until July 31, 2021

Embrace the outdoors and start your weekend with a guided hike at Gabis.

Walk & Talk with Community Healthcare System

July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Danielle Harris, DO, Family Medicine for a casual walk at the Gabis Arboretum. This event is open to all ages and will give participants the chance to learn 10 tips to enjoy a healthy and safe summer while taking a casual walk with Dr. Harris.

Alumni Book Club

July 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join PNW alumni in discussing “The Bookshop” by Penelope Fitzgerald.

The Roundtable Perspective: Cowboy in Caracas

July 16 @ 8:30 pm

Charles Hardy, former priest, politician and author of “Cowboy in Caracas” joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss his experiences in Venezuela and the current political climate.

July Guided Hike Series

July 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until July 31, 2021

Embrace the outdoors and start your weekend with a guided hike at Gabis.

Nature Journaling for Kids

July 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Gabis Arboretum staff to learn how to document and identify the wildlife around you. Bring your own journals and drawing materials.

The Roundtable Perspective: Indiana Jones and the Reality of Archaeology

July 23 @ 8:30 pm

James Osborne, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology at the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute, joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss Chicago’s connection to “Indiana Jones”.

July Guided Hike Series

July 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until July 31, 2021

Embrace the outdoors and start your weekend with a guided hike at Gabis.

Rescheduled: Johnny V. Wildflowers: A Tribute To Tom Petty Concert

July 25 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Johnny V’s Wildflowers is a Tom Petty tribute act, fronted by Johnny V, one of Northwest Indiana’s most well-known and charismatic performers.

The Steepwater Band Concert

July 30 @ 5:30 pm

The Steepwater Band is an American rock band formed in Chicago by the trio of Jeff Massey, Joe Winters and Tod Bowers.

The Roundtable Perspective: Identity in the Digital Closet

July 30 @ 8:30 pm

Patrick Johnson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Communication at Indiana University Northwest joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss his research on how social media has changed reflections of the LGBTQ community.

July Guided Hike Series

July 31 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until July 31, 2021

Embrace the outdoors and start your weekend with a guided hike at Gabis.

August 2021

Marrakesh Express: A Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Experience

August 21 @ 5:30 pm

There are hundreds, if not thousands of tribute bands performing the music of the Beatles, Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, U2 and other monsters of rock. But Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young? Next to none.

September 2021

STEM Industry Job Fair

September 10 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

The STEM Industry Job Fair is a business casual networking event for students and alumni of Purdue University that are seeking full-time employment and internships in the fields of science, technology, math and engineering.

Heartache Tonight: A Tribute To The Eagles!

September 17 @ 5:30 pm

With meticulous attention to every detail, Heartache Tonight brings together music from all eras and incarnations of this huge American rock powerhouse that produced hits over four decades.

Full Moon Women’s Circle

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Please join Gina Bell for a night under the full moon. One of sisterhood, movement, love and release as we celebrate our Tears & Tulle.

October 2021

Sinai Forum: An Overview of the Pandemic from the Inside with Deborah Birx, MD

October 17 @ 4:00 pm

Join the Sinai Forum at Purdue University Northwest for An Overview of the Pandemic from the Inside with Deborah Birx, MD. 

Fall Career Expo

October 22 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Purdue University Northwest Fall Career Expo is a career fair for students and alumni of Purdue University that are seeking full-time employment and internships across all industries and academic majors. 

November 2021

Sinai Forum: By Chance Alone: A Remarkable True Story of Courage and Survival at Auschwitz with Max T. Eisen

November 7 @ 4:00 pm

Join the Sinai Forum at Purdue University Northwest for By Chance Alone: A Remarkable True Story of Courage and Survival at Auschwitz with Max T. Eisen.

December 2021

Sinai Forum: On Justice and Mercy with Bryan Stevenson

December 5 @ 4:00 pm

Join the Sinai Forum at Purdue University Northwest for On Justice and Mercy with Bryan Stevenson. 

January 2022

Sinai Forum: Into the Icy Realm with Paul Nicklen

January 9, 2022 @ 4:00 pm

Join the Sinai Forum at Purdue University Northwest for Into the Icy Realm with Paul Nicklen. 

February 2022

Sinai Forum: An Afternoon with Steve Wozniak

February 6, 2022 @ 4:00 pm

Join the Sinai Forum at Purdue University Northwest for An Afternoon with Steve Wozniak. 

April 2022

Last Day to Drop a Spring 2022 Class

April 8, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Last day to drop Spring 2022 classes ends at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 8.

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