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February 2020

Spring Career Expo

February 28, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

This public employer recruiting event is open to PNW students of all majors as well as alumni and the general public.

March 2020

PNW Spring Break

March 16, 2020 - March 20, 2020

There will be no classes in session but campus will be open as PNW observes spring break!

Preview PNW: Westville (Canceled)

March 28, 2020

Explore PNW’s Westville campus and meet academic faculty, campus departments, student organizations and fellow new members of The Pride.

Community Conversations About COVID-19: What’s Your New Normal?

March 31, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This free, remote workshop will feature honest conversations, useful resources and helpful connections as we explore how Northwest Indiana is responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

April 2020

Community Conversations About COVID-19: Focus on Education

April 2, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This free, remote workshop will feature honest conversations, useful resources and helpful connections as we explore how Northwest Indiana is responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

3MT Competition (Canceled)

April 6, 2020

Students provide a speedy summary of their research in this lively research-communication competition.

Community Conversations About COVID-19: Acclimating Back

April 7, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This free, remote workshop will feature honest conversations, useful resources and helpful connections as we explore how Northwest Indiana is responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

Community Conversations About COVID-19: Focus on Adaptive Leadership

April 9, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This free, remote workshop will feature honest conversations, useful resources and helpful connections as we explore how Northwest Indiana is responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

Community Conversations About COVID-19: What Has Forever Changed?

April 14, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This free, remote workshop will feature honest conversations, useful resources and helpful connections as we explore how Northwest Indiana is responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

Community Conversations About COVID-19: Focus on Economics

April 16, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This free, remote workshop will feature honest conversations, useful resources and helpful connections as we explore how Northwest Indiana is responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

Alumni Book Club

April 16, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join PNW alumni in discussing "Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows" by Balli Kaur Jaswal.

Community Conversations About COVID-19: Prepping for a Future Crisis

April 21, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This free, remote workshop will feature honest conversations, useful resources and helpful connections as we explore how Northwest Indiana is responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

Community Conversations About COVID-19: Focus on HR

April 23, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This free, remote workshop will feature honest conversations, useful resources and helpful connections as we explore how Northwest Indiana is responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

Taking on COVID-19: Networking in Uncertain Times

April 27, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us as panelists from Northwestern Mutual discuss how to network during these uncertain times.

Community Conversations About COVID-19: Innovation

April 28, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This free, remote workshop will feature honest conversations, useful resources and helpful connections as we explore how Northwest Indiana is responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

Community Conversations About COVID-19: Focus on Innovation

April 30, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This free, remote workshop will feature honest conversations, useful resources and helpful connections as we explore how Northwest Indiana is responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

May 2020

Last Day to Drop Spring 2020 Classes

May 1, 2020

Spring 2020 classes must be dropped by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 1.

Taking on COVID-19: How to Upskill to Broaden Your Career Opportunities

May 11, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Learn how job seekers can upskill and transition skills from industry to industry.

Taking on COVID-19: Learning How to Cope When Your Career Plans Change

May 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Learn how to manage stress during this time, especially when your job search plans change.

Summer Session I Classes Begin

May 18, 2020

Summer classes are in session! We look forward to students continuing to learn.

Alumni Book Club

May 21, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join PNW alumni in discussing "Just Mercy" by Bryan Stevenson.

Memorial Day – No Classes and Campuses Are Closed

May 25, 2020

Enjoy your Memorial Day holiday!

June 2020

Leadership in Action: Parents and the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 4, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

How can parents best guide themselves and those they care about through these turbulent times? Dr. Alyssa Westring will help you gain a greater sense of purpose, control and connection as you strive to meet the demands of your "new normal."

Summer Session II Classes Begin

June 15, 2020

Join us for another session of summer learning.

Make Your LinkedIn Profile POP

June 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Learn why you should be on LinkedIn, how to revamp your profile and which parts of your profile are most impactful in your online professional brand!

Alumni Book Club

June 18, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join PNW alumni in discussing a book selection.

LinkedIn: The Social Network You’re Missing Out On

June 22, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

You've worked hard on creating the perfect profile, now what? Learn strategies that will help you get noticed, make connections and build your professional brand.

July 2020

Summer Session III Classes Begin

July 13, 2020

Alumni Book Club

July 16, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join PNW alumni in discussing "The Orphan's Tale" by Pam Jenoff.

August 2020

Alumni Book Club

August 20, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join PNW alumni in discussing “Valentine” by Elizabeth Wetmore.

Fall 2020 Classes Begin

August 24, 2020

We're excited to kick off another semester of learning, growth and PNW Pride. Power Onward!

Gabis Arboretum Q&A: Facebook Live

August 27, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Do you have a question about gardening or is something in your garden not working how you thought it would? Join Nikky Witkowski for a live Q&A on August 27th at 12 p.m. CST and get your questions answered.

September 2020

The Return of Black-Led Grassroots Politics

September 3, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Join Glen Ford for a discussion on The Return of Black-Led Grassroots Politics. What are the structures and practices of racism in the US? How do protests, defunding police, and removing statues address inequality? What do protests accomplish?

Purdue Northwest Day of Giving

September 9, 2020

On September 9, we’re asking the entire community to come together to POWER ONWARD for Purdue Northwest Day of Giving 2020.

Fall Innovation Series Session 1: Innovating Through Chaos

September 10, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn about companies that thrived in previous periods of crisis, why times of chaos are opportunities to change the rules and how to equip your team to succeed with innovation.

Spotlight Discussion Series

September 16, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on April 14, 2021 at 3:00 pm

The Spotlight Discussion Series introduces research from SoEC faculty to our colleagues, education and counseling candidates, as well as the greater PNW community.

Purdue Northwest Today

September 17, 2020 @ 8:05 am

Tune in to WJOB 1230-AM or 104.7-FM for the Purdue Northwest Today program. Students Come First at PNW with your host, Richard Rupp.

Fall Innovation Series Session 2: Beg, Borrow and Steal

September 17, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

In this session you will learn about famous innovation thieves, where ideas come from, how you might steal from nature and three tools to borrow for your problem-solving tool box.

Fall Innovation Series Session 2: Beg, Borrow and Steal

September 17, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

In this session you will learn about famous innovation thieves, where ideas come from, how you might steal from nature and three tools to borrow for your problem-solving tool box.

Alumni Book Club

September 17, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join PNW alumni in discussing “The Dutch House” by Ann Patchett.

Sinai Forum: Talking Baseball with Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs First Baseman

September 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Join the Sinai Forum at Purdue University Northwest for a free virtual event, "Talking Baseball with Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs First Baseman."

Chancellor’s Invitational Golf Outing

September 21, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Purdue University Northwest Athletic Department will be hosting the annual Chancellor's Invitational Golf Outing on Monday, September 21 at the Sand Creek Country Club.

Purdue Northwest Today Radio Show

September 24, 2020 @ 8:05 am

Tune in to WJOB 1230-AM or 104.7-FM for the Purdue Northwest Today program for a discussion on PNW Athletics. Join host Rick Costello, Director of Athletics, and special guests:

Facebook Live Q&A: Fruits of the Garden

September 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Nikky Witkowski, Extension Educator from Purdue Extension, for a live Q&A on September 24 at 12 p.m. CST and get your fall fruits questions answered.

October 2020

Fall Innovation Series Session 3: Innovation Skills That Pay The Bills

October 1, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

In this session, we will examine why job skills are shifting, what skills are becoming increasingly important and how to develop creativity and innovation skills within your organization.

Race and Wrongful Convictions

October 6, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Join Nicky Jackson and Roosevelt Glen for a discussion on Race and Wrongful Convictions. How is the criminal justice system racially biased? What practices by police and courts express and affect race inequality? What actions might challenge wrongful convictions?

Purdue Northwest Today Radio Show

October 8, 2020 @ 8:05 am

Tune in to WJOB 1230-AM or 104.7-FM for the Purdue Northwest Today program for a discussion on PNW’s Student Government and Student Organizations.

Wetlands: The Ordinary & the Extraordinary

October 10, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Master Gardener, Victoria Jostes, on October 10 at 2:00 p.m. to learn about the wonders of the wetlands.

Sinai Forum: On Free Speech and Cancel Culture with Jonathan Rauch

October 11, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Join the Sinai Forum at Purdue University Northwest for a free virtual event, "On Free Speech and Cancel Culture with Jonathan Rauch."

CHESS Career Closet

October 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on November 17, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 19, 2020 at 10:00 am

The CHESS Career Closet at Purdue University Northwest offers free professional and business casual attire appropriate for career fairs, interviews and the workplace.

Fall Innovation Series Session 4: Design Thinking Deep Dive Part I

October 15, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

In this session, you will learn more about what Design Thinking really is, the history of the popular methodology and how to get started with the Design Thinking process.

Alumni Book Club

October 15, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join PNW alumni in discussing “The Body: A Guide For Occupants” by Bill Bryson.

Food Drive – Westville Campus

October 19, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Purdue Northwest Food Pantry will be conducting a drive on the Westville campus to collect non-perishable foods to supply to students in need.

Food Drive – Hammond Campus

October 20, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Purdue Northwest Food Pantry will be conducting a drive on the Hammond campus to collect non-perishable foods to supply to students in need.

Creating A Cybersecurity Hub

October 20, 2020 @ 1:30 pm

Join Chancellor Thomas Keon and Niaz Latif, Dean of the College of Technology, to learn more about the nearly $6 million grant PNW received from the National Security Agency (NSA).

CHESS Distinguished Speaker Series

October 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join George Edwards, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Texas A&M for: Is Donald Trump an Effective Leader?

Spotlight Discussion Series

October 21, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on February 17, 2021 at 3:00 pm

One event on March 10, 2021 at 3:00 pm

One event on April 14, 2021 at 3:00 pm

The Spotlight Discussion Series introduces research from SoEC faculty to our colleagues, education and counseling candidates, as well as the greater PNW community.

New Group Exercise Session: R.I.P.P.E.D

October 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A total body workout that puts the FUN in FUNctional athletic based training. Participants of all levels burn, build and bulletproof their bodies with smiles and determination.

Philosophy Matters Event

October 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Please join the Department of History and Philosophy for a Philosophy Matters event celebrating philosophical contributions by Eugene Schlossberger, PNW Professor Emeritus, Philosophy.

PNW Today

October 22, 2020 @ 8:05 am

Tune into WJOB 1230-AM or 104.7-FM for the Purdue Northwest Today program. The program will include discussion on PNW's College of Technology grant.

16th Annual Graduate and Professional School Virtual Fair

October 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

All college and university students and alumni are invited to participate in the 16th Annual Graduate and Professional School Virtual Fair.

Drive-In Movie – Just Mercy

October 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

PNW and Student Affairs are proud to host Drive-In Movie Night at Gabis Arboretum as part of One Book One Community. Join us for a socially distant night as we view Just Mercy, the powerful true story about the equal justice initiative.

New Group Exercise Session: Extreme Abs and Core

October 24, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am

A 60-minute, high-energy, hard driving, fast-pace class designed for avid exercisers and fitness enthusiasts. Multiple sets of different exercises with minimal rest between sets is the class format.

New Group Exercise Session: Advanced Abs and Core

October 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Join PNW Fitness Center exercise physiologist John Bobalik for a high intensity, fast-paced class for those at a high level of fitness.

Health and Sciences Industry Day

October 28, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join a virtual career fair hosted in Handshake for students and alumni interested in career opportunities in the health and biological sciences industries.

PNW Today

October 29, 2020 @ 8:05 am

Tune in to WJOB 1230-AM or 104.7-FM for the Purdue Northwest Today program to learn about Scholarly Politics at PNW with your host, Richard Rupp.

Leadership Institute Food for Thought Lunch and Lead

October 29, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Leadership Institute at Purdue Northwest hosts “Food for Thought” Lunch and Lead seminar with political reporter Mary Ann Ahern from NBC Chicago.

Facebook Live Q&A: Putting Your Plants to Bed

October 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Do you have a question about gardening or is something in your garden not working how you thought it would? Join Nikky Witkowski, Extension Educator from Purdue Extension, for a live Q&A and get your questions answered.

Fall Innovation Series Session 5: Design Thinking Deep Dive Part II

October 29, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

In part two of our Design Thinking Deep Dive, you will learn how to start applying the Design Thinking process.

The Roundtable Perspective: H.P. Lovecraft and the Cult of Cthulhu

October 30, 2020 @ 8:30 pm

Dennis H. Barbour, associate professor of English at PNW, joins Lakeshore PBS to discuss the works of H.P. Lovecraft and his continuing influence on the science fiction genre.

November 2020

CHESS Career Closet

November 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on November 12, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 17, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 19, 2020 at 10:00 am

The CHESS Career Closet at Purdue University Northwest offers free professional and business casual attire appropriate for career fairs, interviews and the workplace.

Media Framing and the Politics of Racism

November 3, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Join Lee Artz for a discussion on Media Framing and the Politics of Racism. How do media frame police violence and protests? How do media promote politician reforms and silence black voices for systemic change? How do media represent race relations?

Making Sense of the Election

November 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us over lunch for a conversation with PNW political science professors, who will discuss what we learned on Election Day and what will happen next.

Purdue Northwest Today

November 5, 2020 @ 8:05 am - 9:00 am

Tune in to WJOB 1230-AM or 104.7-FM for a "Purdue Northwest Today" program celebrating PNW's first-generation college students.

CHESS Career Closet

November 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on November 12, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 17, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 19, 2020 at 10:00 am

The CHESS Career Closet at Purdue University Northwest offers free professional and business casual attire appropriate for career fairs, interviews and the workplace.

The Roundtable Perspective: Trump and Twitter

November 6, 2020 @ 8:30 pm

Yu Ouyang, assistant professor of Political Science at PNW joins Lakeshore PBS host Thomas J. Roach to discuss his book, "Trump, Twitter, and the American Democracy: Political Communication in the Digital Age.”

CHESS Career Closet

November 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on November 12, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 17, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 19, 2020 at 10:00 am

The CHESS Career Closet at Purdue University Northwest offers free professional and business casual attire appropriate for career fairs, interviews and the workplace.

Spotlight Discussion Series

November 11, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on November 11, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on February 17, 2021 at 3:00 pm

One event on March 10, 2021 at 3:00 pm

One event on April 14, 2021 at 3:00 pm

The Spotlight Discussion Series introduces research from SoEC faculty to our colleagues, education and counseling candidates, as well as the greater PNW community.

English Department Currents Lecture Series – Bethany Lee

November 11, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us for Bethany Lee's faculty lecture this fall. A 20-minute lecture will be followed by time for questions and discussion.

English Department Currents Lecture Series – Bethany Lee

November 11, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us for a presentation by Bethany Lee of When Memory Is a Disease of the Body: Writing and Reading Trauma.

CHESS Career Closet

November 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on November 17, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 19, 2020 at 10:00 am

The CHESS Career Closet at Purdue University Northwest offers free professional and business casual attire appropriate for career fairs, interviews and the workplace.

Fall Innovation Series Session 6: Networking for Innovation

November 12, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

In this session, you will learn why innovation is increasingly about having groups of people come together to leverage their diverse talents and how to create a networking culture.

The Roundtable Perspective: Hip Hop Music of Resistance

November 13, 2020 @ 8:30 pm

Lisa Calvente, assistant professor of Communication joins host Thomas J. Roach on Lakeshore PBS to discuss her studies of hip hop music culture.

Wintersowing Webinar

November 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Master Gardener, Victoria Jostes, to see how you can improve your garden using wintersowing.

Purdue Northwest Today Radio Show

November 19, 2020 @ 8:05 am

Tune in to WJOB 1230-AM or 104.7-FM for the Purdue Northwest Today program for a discussion on Celebrating Innovation in NWI.

Alumni Book Club

November 19, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join PNW alumni in discussing “The Story of Arthur Truluv” by Pam Elizabeth Berg.

Society of Innovators 2020 Innovators Awards Celebration

November 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Society of Innovators at Purdue University Northwest announces the 2020 Innovators Awards winners!

The Roundtable Perspective: Chicago Journalism, Past, Present and Future

November 20, 2020 @ 8:30 pm

James Martinez, former managing editor of the Chicago Sun-Times joins host Thomas J. Roach on Lakeshore PBS to discuss his experiences working in the newspaper industry.

How to Talk About Race in the 21st Century

November 30, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Join Kim Scipes for a discussion on How to Talk About Race in the 21st Century. What is the global context for race? What is the connection between race and colonialism? How can we understand individual and systemic racism?

December 2020

Giving Tuesday

December 1, 2020

This #PNWGivingTuesday, we ask again that you join us to make an impact in the lives of our PNW students.

The Games Innovators Play: Youth Edition

December 2, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

The Society of Innovators at Purdue University Northwest is teaming up with Mind Benders Puzzles & Games in Whiting, IN to introduce you to some of the best games that help develop innovation skills.

English Department Currents Lecture Series – Russell Mayo

December 2, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us for a presentation by Russell Mayo on Teaching English Teachers in the Anthropocene.

PNW Today

December 3, 2020 @ 8:05 am - 9:00 am

Host Richard Rupp celebrates PNW's Fall 2020 graduates on Purdue Northwest Today! Tune in on WJOB 1230-AM, 104.7-FM or Facebook Live.

Facebook Live Q&A: Indoor Plants and Holiday Evergreens

December 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Nikky Witkowski, extension educator from Purdue Extension, for a Q&A on Facebook Live focusing on indoor plants and holiday evergreens.

Drive Up Picture With Santa

December 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join PNW for Drive Up Pictures With Santa, supporting Toys for Tots!

The Games Innovators Play: Adult Edition

December 7, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The team at Mind Benders will take a look at the best board, card and logic games for adults.

Purdue Northwest Today

December 10, 2020 @ 8:05 am

Host Richard Rupp discusses The Honors College at PNW on Purdue Northwest Today! Tune in on WJOB 1230-AM, 104.7-FM or Facebook Live.

PNW Pantry Food Drive – Hammond and Westville

December 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

'Tis the seasoning of giving! Please consider stopping by the PNW Pantry drive-up stations on both campuses and dropping off toiletries and non-perishable food items.

The Roundtable Perspective: Identity in the Digital Closet

December 11, 2020 @ 8:30 pm

Patrick Johnson, assistant professor of communication at Indiana University Northwest joins host Thomas J. Roach on Lakeshore PBS to discuss his research on how social media has changed reflections of the LGBTQ community.

Alumni Book Club

December 17, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join PNW alumni in discussing “Rust: A Memoir of Steele and Trust” by Eliese Colette Goldbach.

PNW Men’s Basketball vs. Valparaiso

December 17, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Game on! Support the PNW Men’s Basketball team as they go on the road tonight to take on NCAA Division I Valparaiso.

The Roundtable Perspective: Wrongful Convictions

December 18, 2020 @ 8:30 pm

Nicky Jackson, associate professor of criminal justice and coordinator of the criminal justice program at Purdue University Northwest joins host Thomas J. Roach on Lakeshore PBS to discuss wrongful convictions.

Support PNW with a Year-End Gift

December 20, 2020 - December 31, 2020

As we close a challenging year, you can help PNW and our amazing students Power Onward to a better year ahead.

Winter Recess

December 21, 2020 - January 1, 2021

Purdue University Northwest will be closed Dec. 21, 2020 to Jan. 1, 2021 for winter recess. We wish you a safe and relaxing holiday season!

January 2021

The Roundtable Perspective: Jamaican Music History

January 1 @ 8:30 pm

Heather Augustyn, lecturer and music historian at Purdue University Northwest joins host Thomas J. Roach on Lakeshore PBS to discuss the history of Jamaican music, from its early days to the popularity of Ska and the often unknown women within the industry.

The Roundtable Perspective: Shakespeare’s Rosalind

January 8 @ 8:30 pm

Paul Hecht, associate professor of English at Purdue University Northwest, joins host Thomas J. Roach on Lakeshore PBS to discuss the Elizabethan character Rosalind and her importance in Shakespeare’s works.

PNW Today

January 14 @ 8:05 am

Tune in to WJOB 1230-AM or 104.7-FM for the Purdue Northwest Today program to Celebrate the Life and Mission of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

The Roundtable Perspective: Urban Environmental Anthropology

January 15 @ 8:30 pm

Jacob Campbell, urban environmental anthropologist at the Chicago Field Museum joins Lakeshore PBS to discuss how changing dynamics in the environment has an effect on Chicago and Northwest Indiana.

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Event

January 18 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am

Join us for the 26th annual region-wide MLK Community Event! PNW invites the Northwest Indiana community to a virtual program celebrating diversity and inclusion through the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

PNW Pantry Food Drive

January 19 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

What better way to start 2021 than by giving back to the PNW community? Start your year off right by donating non-perishable goods, toiletries or even your time to our January drive.

Alumni Book Club

January 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join PNW alumni in discussing “Inheritance” by Dani Shapiro.

PNW Today

January 21 @ 8:05 am

Tune in to WJOB 1230-AM or 104.7-FM for the Purdue Northwest Today program featuring the PNW Couple and Family Therapy Center on educating students and serving the community.

Facebook Live Q&A: Planning Gardens and Landscaping

January 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Nikky Witkowski, Extension Educator from Purdue Extension, for a live Q&A and get your gardens and landscaping questions answered.

The Roundtable Perspective: Anthologies in American Television

January 22 @ 8:30 pm

Molly A. Schneider, assistant professor of cinema and television arts at Columbia College Chicago, joins Lakeshore PBS to discuss the diverse landscape of television and the impact on society.

Anti-Racism Lecture Series: Unheard Voices Of Protest

January 26 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Three leaders of protests against racism and police violence engage in a roundtable discussion about how they are strategically and tactically challenging racist practices in the US.

Navigating the Virtual Career Fair

January 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn what you need to do before and during the actual Virtual Career Fair to make sure that you are prepared and ready to impress employers virtually.

The Roundtable Perspective: Star Wars and Religion

January 29 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Russell Johnson, divinity teaching fellow at the University of Chicago joins host Thomas J. Roach on Lakeshore PBS to discuss the films in the Star Wars franchise and how they relate to stories of mythology and religion.

The Gem of Chicago Wilderness: Restoration of the Greatest Ecological Region of the U.S. Webinar

January 30 @ 2:00 pm

Join Indiana University Northwest Professor, Spencer Cortwright, and see how this webinar presentation quantifies the ecological splendor of our area.

February 2021

Black History Month

February 1 @ 8:00 am - February 28 @ 5:00 pm

PNW is celebrating Black History Month with a range of special events, including creative performers, an art content, flag display and thought-provoking discussions reflecting on the contributions of Black people to U.S. history.

Purdue Northwest Today

February 4 @ 8:05 am

Tune in to WJOB 1230-AM or 104.7-FM for the Purdue Northwest Today program discussing "On the Other Side: PNW Examines the Post-COVID World."

Anti-Racism Lecture Series: Health, Equity and Communities of Color

February 4 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

On World Cancer Day, associate professor of English Karen Bishop-Morris talks with Tranece Artis (Executive Director, Laini Fluellen Charities), Maria Perez (Coordinator, ACCESS Community Health) and Rachel Nagengast (Cancer Education Program Specialist with ACCESS).

Evan Struck Speed Painter (Virtual Paint Night)

February 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join live as artist Evan Struck creates a painting for PNW celebrating Black History Month! Ask questions and put in requests for what you would like to see.

Purdue Northwest Today

February 11 @ 8:05 am

Tune in to WJOB 1230-AM or 104.7-FM for the Purdue Northwest Today program for a discussion on NWI Impact Lab.

Gardening for Birds Webinar

February 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In honor of Backyard Bird Count, join Master Gardener Susan Radovich to learn how to plan your garden to attract different types of birds.

CSSAC Chair Aerobics

February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Join us virtually from your home or office for a lunchtime exercise break. Chair aerobics is a great way to get the heart pumping and oxygen flowing!

Spotlight Discussion Series

February 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 21, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on November 11, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on February 17, 2021 at 3:00 pm

One event on March 10, 2021 at 3:00 pm

One event on April 14, 2021 at 3:00 pm

The Spotlight Discussion Series introduces research from SoEC faculty to our colleagues, education and counseling candidates, as well as the greater PNW community.

Purdue Northwest Today

February 18 @ 8:05 am

Tune in to WJOB 1230-AM or 104.7-FM for the Purdue Northwest Today program for PNW Commemorates Black History Month.

PNW Pantry Food Drive

February 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please consider stopping by the PNW Pantry drive-up stations on the Hammond and Westville campuses to drop off toiletries and non-perishable food items.

Alumni Book Club

February 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join PNW alumni in discussing “Trials of the Earth” by Mary Mann Hamilton.

Petty Poetry with Ashlee Haze

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

As part of PNW's Black History Month events, join a virtual workshop with poet Ashlee Haze during which PNW students can learn how to write petty poetry.

On The Other Side: Leadership

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Join PNW scholars and community experts for a series of conversations exploring the post-COVID world and our opportunity for reinvention. What does leadership look like in a post-COVID world?

Building Community Through the Arts: Black History Month Poetry Slam

February 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

All are invited to enjoy our annual poetry slam this year featuring top artists from across the nation.

Navigating the Virtual Career Fair – Evening Workshop

February 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Learn what you need to do before and during the actual Virtual Career Fair to make sure that you are prepared and ready to impress employers virtually.

Intramural Baking Contest

February 24 @ 5:30 pm

Get ready to bake! Join for a fun intramural cookie baking contest.

Virtual Spring Career Expo 2021

February 26 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Purdue Northwest Virtual Spring Career Expo 2021 is an all majors career fair that will feature local and national employers that are seeking to hire interns and full time employees!

March 2021

Spotlight Discussion Series

March 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 21, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on November 11, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on February 17, 2021 at 3:00 pm

One event on March 10, 2021 at 3:00 pm

One event on April 14, 2021 at 3:00 pm

The Spotlight Discussion Series introduces research from SoEC faculty to our colleagues, education and counseling candidates, as well as the greater PNW community.

Purdue Northwest Today

March 11 @ 8:20 am

Tune in to WJOB 1230-AM or 104.7-FM for the Purdue Northwest Today program for Got Evidence? PNW’s Indiana Center for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice Does!

Volunteer Day: Native Plant Gardens

March 13 @ 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. This volunteer day will focus on native plant gardens at the Arboretum.

Alumni Book Club

March 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join PNW alumni in discussing “Clara and Mr. Tiffany” by Susan Vreeland.

The Roundtable Perspective: Election 2020 Social Media

March 19 @ 8:30 pm

Rhon Teruelle, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Mass Communication and Social Media joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. on Lakeshore PBS to discuss the usage of social media in the 2020 Presidential election.

Winter Photo Contest

March 20 @ 5:00 pm

Nature lovers and photographers show off your best original photographs of Gabis Arboretum and submit your original photos to enter Gabis Arboretum’s winter photo contest!

Anti-Racism Lecture Series: Race, Gender and the 2020 Election

March 23 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Nadia E. Brown, associate professor of political science, Purdue West Lafayette, assesses the nation’s commitment to democratic ideals, focusing on the inclusion and exclusion of minoritized groups during the 2020 election, especially Black women voters and candidates.

PNW Pantry March Food Drive

March 23 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Hammond and Westville campus pantries will be holding their March Food Drive on both campuses.

The Roundtable Perspective: Philosophy of Pink Floyd

March 26 @ 8:30 pm

David Detmer, Ph.D., professor of philosophy at Purdue University Northwest joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. on Lakeshore PBS to discuss the philosophical impact of the musical group Pink Floyd.

Women: Go Out and Grab your Dream Job!

March 30 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join for a virtual lunch + learn + lead presentation and discussion with the PNW Career Center, distinguished alumni and the Office of Student Life.

April 2021

Purdue Northwest Today

April 1 @ 8:05 am

Tune in to WJOB 1230-AM or 104.7-FM for the Purdue Northwest Today program discussing PNW's Homecoming Celebrations.

Days Of Discovery – Keynote Speaker John J. Durocher

April 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join John J. Durocher, PNW's Nils K. Nelson endowed associate professor of health studies for a discussion on Lifestyle Strategies to Power Onward.

Days Of Discovery – Keynote Speaker Yu Ouyang

April 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join Yu Ouyang, PNW’s assistant professor of political science for a discussion on The Biden Administration: Campaign Promises and an Initial Assessment.

The PNW Big Sell – Application Deadline

April 2 @ 5:00 pm

Think you have the next big business idea? Want a chance to win $10,000 in eight minutes? Submit your pitch to the PNW Big Sell!

The Roundtable Perspective: Hidden Gems of Northwest Indiana

April 2 @ 8:30 pm

Joseph S. Pete, author of Hammond Lost and 100 Things to do in NWI Before You Die, joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. on Lakeshore PBS.

Questions from the Garden Center – Gardening 101

April 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Master Gardener, Lynn Barbee, and get your garden questions answered.

Leadership Institute 2021 Explorer Academy Graduation

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

You are invited to our graduation celebration! The 2020-2021 Explorer Academy is composed of leaders from across both Purdue Northwest campuses who have spent months together exploring, learning and adding to their leadership tool box.

Purdue Northwest Today

April 7 @ 8:05 am

Tune in to WJOB 1230-AM or 104.7-FM for the Purdue Northwest Today program discussing “Empowering Women at PNW”.

Consumer Experience Psychology – Creating A Delightful Experience

April 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Godwin-Charles Ogbeide, Ph.D,  professor of strategy and hospitality and the director of HTM for a discussion on the consumer experience psychology.

Porter-Starke Services Recruitment Sessions

April 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on April 23, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on May 5, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Learn about positions available for PNW seniors and new graduates from social work, psychology or related fields.

Rhino: Act II Spring 2021 Production

April 9 @ 7:00 pm
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One event on April 10, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Enjoy a PNW virtual performance. This play explores ideas of mob mentality, cultural conformity, mass movements and fascism.

The Roundtable Perspective: South African Anti-Apartheid Theatre

April 9 @ 8:30 pm

Gibson Cima, Ph.D., assistant professor of theatre history from Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. on Lakeshore PBS.

PNW 5K Community Walk “Students Helping Students One Step at a Time”

April 10 @ 9:00 am

In the spirit of Homecoming, join in this 5K community walk and help to raise funds and grow awareness for the Dean of Students emergency fund.

Invite a Cardinal to Lunch: Planting Natives is for the Birds Webinar

April 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Master Gardener, Victoria Jostes, to learn about growing native plants in your garden. No list of bird seeds or types of suet to attract our feathered friends will be presented, but we will reveal what really attracts birds.

Rhino: Act II Spring 2021 Production

April 10 @ 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on April 10, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Enjoy a PNW virtual performance. This play explores ideas of mob mentality, cultural conformity, mass movements and fascism.

Spotlight Discussion Series

April 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 21, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on November 11, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on February 17, 2021 at 3:00 pm

One event on March 10, 2021 at 3:00 pm

One event on April 14, 2021 at 3:00 pm

The Spotlight Discussion Series introduces research from SoEC faculty to our colleagues, education and counseling candidates, as well as the greater PNW community.

The PNW Alumni Owned Business Network Presents: Side Hustle to MANE Hustle

April 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

During Homecoming, turn your side hustle into your MANE hustle. Come learn from successful entrepreneurs and PNW Alumni in this virtual Zoom panel.

Purdue Northwest Today

April 15 @ 8:05 am

Tune in to WJOB 1230-AM or 104.7-FM for the Purdue Northwest Today program discussing “One Book, One Community at PNW.”

Alumni Book Club

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

Join PNW alumni in discussing “Playing With Fire” by Tess Gerritsen.

Wine and Beer: Ongoing Changes in Response to COVID-19

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Matthew Bauman, Ph.D., assistant professor of HTM, for a discussion on the understanding of beverage culture, marketing and promotion innovation the the time of a pandemic.

The Roundtable Perspective: The Social Media Pandemic

April 16 @ 8:30 pm

Rhon Teruelle, Ph.D., assistant professor of mass communication and social media at Purdue University Northwest joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. on Lakeshore PBS.

April Guided Hike

April 17 @ 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.

Nature iPhone Photography Workshop

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join photographer, Deb Armstrong, to learn how to use your smartphone camera to get the best nature photos.

Anti-Racism Lecture Series: The 1619 Project and the Summer of 2020

April 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

PNW professor Mita Choudhury will provide a historical overview of systemic racism, institutional bias and prejudice, and the weak guard rails of "western civilization."

On The Other Side: Social Media

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Join PNW scholars and community experts for a series of conversations exploring the post-COVID world and our opportunity for reinvention. What does social media look like in a post-COVID world?

Image of author Anthony Ray Hinton.

One Book One Community: A Discussion with Anthony Ray Hinton

April 22 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for discussion and dialogue with Anthony Ray Hinton, author of the book “The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life, Freedom, and Justice.”

One Book One Community: A Discussion with Anthony Ray Hinton

April 22 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for discussion and dialogue with Anthony Ray Hinton, author of the book “The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life, Freedom, and Justice.”

Tau Alpha Pi Induction Ceremony

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Seventeen students from the College of Technology will be inducted into Tau Alpha Pi at their annual induction ceremony. Tau Alpha Pi is the national honor society for engineering technology. Founded in 1953 and managed for more than thirty years by engineering technology educator Frederick J. Berger, Tau Alpha Pi is now managed by ASEE and is open to students pursuing ABET accredited degrees in Engineering Technology. Membership into Tau Alpha Pi is by invitation only. The following list shows…

Porter-Starke Services Recruitment Sessions

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on April 23, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on May 5, 2021 at 10:00 am

Learn about positions available for PNW seniors and new graduates from social work, psychology or related fields.

Support Your Immune System with Food During a Pandemic: Now and Beyond

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Michele Lefebvre, RDN, CDN, MMH, visiting clinical instructor of HTM for a discussion on supporting your immune system.

The Roundtable Perspective: Women in Jamaican Music

April 23 @ 8:30 pm

Heather Augustyn, English lecturer and music historian at Purdue University Northwest joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. on Lakeshore PBS.

Volunteer Day: Woodcock Habitat

April 24 @ 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.

Bird and Insect Drawing Workshop

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join artist, Melissa Washburn, to learn how to identify birds and insects from the arboretum and how to draw them.

Nature Art Contest – Voting

April 26 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm

Vote for your favorite in the Nature Art Contest.

Sustainability at PNW

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join PNW faculty and learn about their work on sustainability, from manufacturing to the Olympics.

S.H.I.N.E’s Spring Forward Walk

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

At this event, guests will walk socially-distanced on the trails at Gabis Arboretum. The S.H.I.N.E Remembrance Garden that has been under construction will be revealed as well.

Philosophy, Pandemics and Politics: A Philosophy Matters Discussion

April 27 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join us for this Philosophy Matters event, a conversation about the very unique past year that we have all just experienced.

Purdue Northwest Day of Giving 2021

April 28

Save the date for Purdue Northwest Day of Giving 2021! Your support helps PNW students continue to Power Onward and advance toward their dreams.

Purdue Northwest Today

April 29 @ 8:05 am

Tune in to WJOB 1230-AM or 104.7-FM for the Purdue Northwest Today program discussing Sustainability and Innovation at Purdue Northwest.

Food for Thought Lunch and Lead: Sustainability

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Join the Leadership Institute at Purdue Northwest as we sit down for a virtual conversation with Garr Punnett, chief of staff at Rheaply, a Chicago-based climate tech company. 

Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest for the annual Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony. Celebrate with the staff in welcoming a new tree to the property, while also participating in the planting.

Arbor Day Sunset Hike

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Trained volunteer naturalists will lead your group through the arboretum after hours. Enjoy the sunset while learning about the wildlife and plants around you.

The Roundtable Perspective: Simply Sartre

April 30 @ 8:30 pm

David Detmer, Ph.D., professor of philosophy at Purdue University Northwest joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. on Lakeshore PBS.

May 2021

The PNW Big Sell

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Think you have the next big business idea? Want a chance to win $10,000? Twelve finalists will sell their big idea in six minutes for a chance to will one of three cash prizes.

Advanced Tree ID Webinar

May 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join ecologist, Joseph Eisinger, to dive deeper into tree identification. In celebration of Arbor Day, become an expert at tree identification and impress your friends and family or just expand your knowledge.

Railway Garden Tour – Adults

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the arboretums outdoor model train exhibit and learn about the Railway Garden history and how it was designed.

Railway Garden Tour – Children

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the arboretums outdoor model train exhibit and learn about the Railway Garden history and how it was designed.

Porter-Starke Services Recruitment Sessions

May 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on April 23, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on May 5, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Learn about positions available for PNW seniors and new graduates from social work, psychology or related fields.

Purdue Northwest Today

May 6 @ 8:05 am

Tune in to WJOB 1230-AM or 104.7-FM for the Purdue Northwest Today program discussing Honoring Purdue Northwest Graduates.

Mother’s Day Flower Arranging

May 7 @ 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Give your mother the perfect flower arrangement, personally designed by YOU!

Heron Pond Restoration and Prep Day

May 8 @ 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.

Indiana Master Naturalist Series

May 12 @ 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.

The Roundtable Perspective: Cinema Under Stalin

May 14 @ 8:30 pm

Maria Belodubrovskaya, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the history of film in Soviet Russia under the regime of Joseph Stalin.

Planting Shrubs and Garden Design Webinar

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Master Gardener, Lynn Barbee, to learn how to plant and take care of shrubs in your garden. 

Indiana Master Naturalist Series

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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.

Alumni Book Club

May 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join PNW alumni in discussing “The Turn of the Key” by Ruth Ware.

The Roundtable Perspective: Alessandro Fersen and Ritual Theatre

May 21 @ 8:30 pm

John C. Green, Ph.D., professor of theatre at Columbia College Chicago joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the life and work of Alessandro Fersen.

Guided Native Garden Tour

May 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join Gabis Arboretum hike docent to take a tour of our native plant garden and learn to identify native plants.

Indiana Master Naturalist Series

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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.

“Food for Thought” Lunch and Lead: The Nuts and Bolts of Innovation

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Most executives agree innovation is one of the top drivers for growth in today's fast-paced, ever-changing environment, but how can leaders cultivate a workplace environment of continuous improvement and spirited engagement?

The Roundtable Perspective: Cuzco, Capital of the Inca Empire

May 28 @ 8:30 pm

Michael Schreffler, Ph.D., associate professor of art, art history and design at the University of Notre Dame joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the rich history of Cuzco.

There’s Fungus Among Us Webinar

May 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Just what is the significance of the role of fungi in our lives? Join Master Gardener, Victoria Jostes, to find out why we actually cannot live without them.

Share Your Pride with a PNW License Plate

May 30

As Indiana gears up for the big race, you can make sure your car is in top condition with a Purdue Northwest license plate! 

June 2021

Indiana Master Naturalist Series

June 2 @ 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.

Facebook Live Q&A: Current Problems in the Garden

June 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Nikky Witkowski, Extension Educator from Purdue Extension, for a live Q&A and get your questions answered.

The Roundtable Perspective: Photography and the Presidents

June 4 @ 8:30 pm

Cara Finnegan, Ph.D., professor of communication at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the history of presidential photography.

June Guided Hike

June 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join Gabis Arboretum hike docents to take a guided walk through the arboretum and see what's blooming in June.

Preventing Problems in the Landscape Webinar

June 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Master Gardener, Lynn Barbee, to take a look at how you can control the problems in your garden. 

Eco-Dye Workshop

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Artists Who Love Nature Series continues with a session of paper-making.

Indiana Master Naturalist Series

June 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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.

Roundtable Perspective: Capital of the Inca Empire

June 11 @ 8:30 pm

Michael Schreffler, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art, Art History and Design at the University of Notre Dame joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the rich history of Cuzco, Peru.

Indiana Master Naturalist Series

June 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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: Photography and the Presidents

June 18 @ 8:30 pm

Cara Finnegan, Ph.D., Professor of Communication at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the history of presidential photography.

Celebrating Juneteenth: Free-ish Kickback

June 19 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join the Purdue University Northwest community and the Department of History and Philosophy to celebrate the emancipation of the last remaining enslaved people in the United States.

Indiana Master Naturalist Series

June 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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: 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.

Indiana Master Naturalist Series

June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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.

Plant Drawing Workshop

July 10 @ 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.

July Guided Hike Series

July 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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.

Railway Garden Tour – Adults

July 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the arboretums outdoor model train exhibit and learn about the Railway Garden history and how it was designed.

Railway Garden Tour – Children

July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Bring your kids to get a behind-the-scenes look at the arboretums outdoor model train exhibit.

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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.

July Guided Sunset Hike

July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Gabis Arboretum for a summer sunset hike.

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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.

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Gabis Arboretum Q&A: Facebook Live

August 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Do you have a question about fall gardening or what to do with your garden in the fall to prep for winter? Join Nikky Witkowski for a live Q&A and get your questions answered!

Restoration and Prep Volunteer Day

August 14 @ 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. This volunteer day will focus on restoration.

First Annual PNW Golf Alumni, Friends and Family Golf Outing

August 14 @ 1:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Come join the fun and catch up with former teammates and friends of PNW golf! Fundraising efforts will go directly to our men’s and women’s golf programs.

Purdue Northwest Today

August 19 @ 8:05 am - 9:30 am

Tune in to WJOB 1230-AM, 104.7-FM or the Tune-In app for Purdue Northwest Today! Host Richard Rupp will discuss "PNW: The Year Ahead" with guests Thomas L. Keon, Chancellor, and Kenneth (Chris) Holford, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost.

Alumni Book Club

August 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join PNW alumni in discussing In an Instant by Suzanne Redfearn.

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.

Purdue Northwest Today

August 26 @ 8:05 am

Tune in to WJOB 1230-AM, 104.7-FM or the Tune-In app for the Purdue Northwest Today program and hear about Teaching Excellence at Purdue Northwest.

Walk and Talk with Catherine Pieroni, FNP, Immediate Care

August 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Community Healthcare System and Gabis Arboretum are hosting monthly walk and talks with healthcare professionals. Dress comfortably and join the fun.

September 2021

PNW Blood Drive

September 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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One event on September 2, 2021 at 9:00 am

Participate in a HumanKind blood drive on the Hammond campus in Alumni Hall.

Purdue Northwest Today

September 2 @ 8:05 am

Tune into Purdue Northwest Today for The Students Are Back: Student Life at PNW with your host Richard Rupp.

PNW Blood Drive

September 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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One event on September 2, 2021 at 9:00 am

Participate in a HumanKind blood drive on the Hammond campus in Alumni Hall.

Athletics Week Ahead

September 2 @ 3:00 pm

Explore the week ahead in home games for PNW Athletics.

Guided Evening Hike

September 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on September 24, 2021 at 5:30 pm

Take a guided hike in the evening to enjoy the wildlife at Gabis Arboretum. This hike is free with admission.

Saturday Morning Hikes

September 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until September 18, 2021

Take a guided hike to enjoy the wildlife at Gabis Arboretum. Guided hikes are free with admission.

Athletics Week Ahead

September 7 @ 8:00 am

Explore the week ahead in home games for PNW Athletics.

Walk and Talk with Community Healthcare System Professional

September 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Community Healthcare System and Gabis Arboretum are hosting walk and talk with healthcare professionals. Dress comfortably and join the fun.

Lunch and Lead: Resiliency and Mental Flexibility

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Explore the upcoming Lunch and Lead - a virtual “food for thought” series - resiliency and mental flexibility with Darnell Ross.

STEM Industry Fair

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

Join a networking event for students and alumni that are seeking full-time employment and internships in the fields of science, technology, math and engineering.

2021 Society of Innovators Award Nomination Deadline

September 10 @ 5:00 pm

The Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest have opened nominations for the 2021 Innovators Awards.

Last Chance: Roaring Ahead Shop

September 10 @ 5:00 pm

Today is your last chance to purchase items from PNW's Roaring Ahead Shop! From custom PNW tennis shoes to a set of double old-fashioned glasses, find limited-edition items that commemorate our milestone year.

2021 S.T.A.R. (Support, Thanks, Appreciation & Remembrance) Walk

September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on September 17, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Come join S.H.I.N.E to honor lost loved ones and the heroes we are fortunate to still have in our lives, while we look up at the stars and attempt to feel a little closer to everyone we're missing.

The Roundtable Perspective: Robert Kirkman and The Walking Dead

September 10 @ 8:30 pm

Terrence Wandtke, Ph.D., professor of media and cultural studies at East-West University joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the rise of the zombie genre.

Restoration and Prep Volunteer Day

September 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

This volunteer day will focus on restoration and is perfect for people who are interested in gardening, tree planting, native plants, invasive removal or just love being outside.

Saturday Morning Hikes

September 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until September 18, 2021

Take a guided hike to enjoy the wildlife at Gabis Arboretum. Guided hikes are free with admission.

Athletics Week Ahead

September 13 @ 9:00 am

Get ready to roar and cheer on the PNW Pride with a look at the home games in our Athletics Week Ahead!

Afro-Latino Founding of the American Colonies

September 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

This event explores the Afro-Latinx founding of the American Colonies specifically, looking at the Florida region of the US.

7th Annual Spanish Club Mexican Independence Day Celebration

September 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for our seventh annual Spanish Club Mexican Independence Day Celebration in Founder's Plaza.

Alumni Book Club

September 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on October 21, 2021 at 5:30 pm

One event on November 18, 2021 at 5:30 pm

One event on December 16, 2021 at 5:30 pm

One event on January 20, 2022 at 5:30 pm

One event on February 17, 2022 at 5:30 pm

One event on March 17, 2022 at 5:30 pm

One event on April 21, 2022 at 5:30 pm

One event on May 19, 2022 at 5:30 pm

One event on July 21, 2022 at 5:30 pm

One event on August 18, 2022 at 5:30 pm

One event on September 15, 2022 at 5:30 pm

Join PNW alumni in discussing a variety of books throughout the year. Explore books and authors by date below! The gatherings will take place in Lawshe 305. 

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.

2021 S.T.A.R. (Support, Thanks, Appreciation & Remembrance) Walk

September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on September 17, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Come join S.H.I.N.E to honor lost loved ones and the heroes we are fortunate to still have in our lives, while we look up at the stars and attempt to feel a little closer to everyone we're missing.

The Roundtable Perspective: State of Free Speech Globally

September 17 @ 8:30 pm

Steve Macek, Ph.D., professor of communication at North Central College joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the rise of governmental lockdown on journalism and free speech.

Saturday Morning Hikes

September 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until September 18, 2021

Take a guided hike to enjoy the wildlife at Gabis Arboretum. Guided hikes are free with admission.

Seed Saving Class

September 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join a naturalist to find native seeds within the prairie and woodlands. All seeds collected can be taken by participants.

Open Art Studio

September 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on October 17, 2021 at 9:00 am

Bring your own painting supplies and easels and sit at the Meyer Pavilion in the Arboretum to use as your inspiration.

Fall Sports Festival

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join PNW for a celebration of fall sports including food, music, activities and more at Dowling Park!

Athletics Week Ahead

September 20 @ 9:00 am

Get ready to roar and cheer on the PNW Pride with a look at the home games in our Athletics Week Ahead!

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.

Tai Chi Class Series

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until October 13, 2021

Join Tai Chi expert, Barbara Goldfarb, to find your center through the practice of Tai Chi.

Anything for Selenas

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join the Unidos Club for our second annual Anything for Selenas event as we pay tribute to the Queen of Tejano Music.

Purdue Northwest Today

September 23 @ 8:05 am

Host Richard Rupp discusses Hispanic Heritage Month on Purdue Northwest Today! Tune in on WJOB 1230-AM, 104.7-FM or Facebook Live.

Native Plants 101: Identification and Gardening

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join a Gabis naturalist to learn how to create your own native plant garden with native plant sourcing, propagation and maintenance.

Guided Evening Hike

September 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on September 24, 2021 at 5:30 pm

Take a guided hike in the evening to enjoy the wildlife at Gabis Arboretum. This hike is free with admission.

The Roundtable Perspective: Internet and Social Change in China

September 24 @ 8:30 pm

Elaine Yuan, Ph.D., associate professor of communication at University of Illinois Chicago joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss how the internet has changed the concept of privacy in China and how Chinese citizens view it.

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