From annual conferences to dynamic talks and events, the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences offers an array of diverse programming.


Distinguished Speaker Series

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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Allison Vickers is pictured.

Spotlight and Smart Lunch Discussions

We are excited to introduce colleagues, education and counseling candidates and the PNW community to faculty research and collaborative technology through two programs: Spotlight and Smart Lunch.

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CHESS Master Calendar

From department meetings to college-wide events, the CHESS master calendar is a one-stop shop for faculty and staff to know what’s happening in the college!

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Mar 04

Women’s History Month Trivia Night and T-shirt Distribution

Join the Department of History, Philosophy, Politics and Economics and the Honors College for several rounds of women’s history trivia and light snacks and drinks.

Mar 20

History Matters: Nuclear America: 1960s Women Protesting the Bomb

Join the Department of History, Philosophy, Politics and Economics for a “History Matters” presentation on women’s activism led by Kathy Tobin, professor of History. 

Apr 18

Start Your Journey in Humanities, Education or Social Sciences

Register for our Start Your Journey in Humanities, Education or Social Sciences open house at Purdue University Northwest’s branch campus at Westville!