Arts, Culture and Entertainment

Purdue University Northwest offers a range of artistic and cultural exhibits, presentations, and activities to enrich both campus and the community.

Students listening to a talk.

Distinguished Speaker Series

October through march

The CHESS Distinguished Speaker Series returns this fall with compelling talks on everything from the representation of Mexicanness in animated films to what could happen around the Great Lakes.

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Upcoming Events

Mar 09

The Water Belt: What Must and Could Happen around the Great Lakes?

Rachel Haverlock, Ph.D. associate professor of English, at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Founder and Director of UIC Freshwater Lab discusses the Great Lakes as part of the CHESS Distinguished Speaker Series.

Apr 07

One Book, One University: A Conversation with Mona Hanna-Attisha

Join us for a conversation with Mona Hanna-Attisha, author of What The Eyes Don’t See. What the Eyes Don’t See is an inspiring story of how Mona Hanna-Attisha alongside a team of researchers, parents, friends and community leaders, first discovered that the children of Flint, Michigan, were being exposed to lead in their tap water—and then […]


Participants at PNW's Black History Month Poetry Slam

Building Community Through the Arts

This outreach program was established to reach the diverse external communities served by the university.

James Comey and Chancellor Thomas Keon at Sinai Forum

Sinai Forum

This PNW lecture series has exceptional speakers explore some of the most important issues of the day in an affordable town-hall setting.

Cast members take a bow at PNW's production of Beauty and the Beast

PNW Theatre

All the world is a stage for PNW’s recurring fall play and spring musical.