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March 2020

The 2020 Election – A Philosophical Perspective

March 10, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Drawing on the resources of philosophy, this presentation offers a look at the 2020 Presidential election, focusing on the records and policy proposals of the candidates who remain in the race.

The 2020 Election – A Philosophical Perspective

March 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

This presentation offers a philosophical look at the 2020 Presidential election, focusing on the records and policy proposals of the candidates who remain in the race.

April 2020

McNair Recruitment and Informational Session

April 3, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Scholars are invited to recommend students to become McNair scholars. This session will allow students to further discover the benefits of being a McNair scholar. Meeting Number: 616 103 722 Audio Connection: 1 855-282-6330 (Toll Free)

Spotlight on Community Conversations

April 24, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This virtual panel discussion will explore the role of social-emotional learning in classrooms and communities, with panelists sharing their unique perspectives about balancing academic rigor with empathy and care.

September 2020

S.T.A.R Walk 2020

September 11, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join PNW at Gabis Arboretum for our S.T.A.R (Support, Thanks, Appreciation and Remembrance) 2020 walk.

Department of Labor Applying for Federal Employment

September 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join the Career Center on September 15 from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. CT to learn about the federal hiring process.

Presidential Management Fellows: Public Health Focus

September 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Every Tuesday during the month of September, the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program will be hosting an informational webinar for potential applicants of the upcoming PMF Class of 2021 Application.

Spotlight Discussion Series

September 16, 2020 @ 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.

Smart Lunch Series

September 21, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 19, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on November 16, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on February 15, 2021 at 12:30 pm

One event on March 8, 2021 at 12:30 pm

One event on April 19, 2021 at 12:30 pm

The new Smart Lunch series, led by the SoEC Technology Taskforce, shares innovative and compelling technology with SoEC candidates and faculty as well as the PNW community.

Presidential Management Fellows: Diversity and Inclusion Focus

September 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Every Tuesday during the month of September 2020, the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program will be hosting an informational webinar for potential applicants of the upcoming PMF Class of 2021 Application.

Presidential Management Fellows: Application Question and Answer Session

September 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Apply for the 2021 Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program. PMF is the Federal Government’s flagship leadership development program for advanced degree candidates.

October 2020

Fall 2020 Virtual Pedagogy Circle Meeting

October 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Open to all faculty, join your colleagues for the Fall 2020 Pedagogy Circle virtual meeting to discuss the challenges of adapting course contents to the pandemic and protest movements.

Smart Lunch Series

October 19, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 19, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on November 16, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on February 15, 2021 at 12:30 pm

One event on March 8, 2021 at 12:30 pm

One event on April 19, 2021 at 12:30 pm

The new Smart Lunch series, led by the SoEC Technology Taskforce, shares innovative and compelling technology with SoEC candidates and faculty as well as the PNW community.

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 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.

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.

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.

Virtual Career Fair: American Association for Employment in Education

October 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join the Career Center for a great opportunity to build employment connections and prepare for your teaching career!

November 2020

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?

Spotlight Discussion Series

November 11, 2020 @ 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.

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.

Smart Lunch Series

November 16, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 19, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on November 16, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on February 15, 2021 at 12:30 pm

One event on March 8, 2021 at 12:30 pm

One event on April 19, 2021 at 12:30 pm

The new Smart Lunch series, led by the SoEC Technology Taskforce, shares innovative and compelling technology with SoEC candidates and faculty as well as the PNW community.

Philosophy Matters – Fallen Monuments: The Aesthetics of Resistance and Remembering

November 19, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Renee Conroy for this talk that will consider recent expressions of resistance that utilize and impugn community sculptures, with special focus on examples from Chicago and the Calumet Heritage region.

December 2020

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.

Purdue Northwest 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.

Impact Poetry Slam

December 3, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Participants are encouraged to attend and submit original works to the the Impact Poetry Slam under the theme of bereavement, loss and overcoming loss.

Graduate Celebration Event (Westville)

December 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

PNW graduates of spring, summer and fall 2020, join us to celebrate your achievements with special photo opportunities on PNW's Westville campus, including on stage.

Graduate Celebration Event (Westville)

December 5, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

PNW graduates of spring, summer and fall 2020, join us to celebrate your achievements with special photo opportunities on PNW's Westville campus, including on stage.

Graduate Celebration Event (Hammond)

December 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

PNW graduates of spring, summer and fall 2020, join us to celebrate your achievements with special photo opportunities on PNW's Hammond campus, including on stage.

Graduate Celebration Event (Hammond)

December 12, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

PNW graduates of spring, summer and fall 2020, join us to celebrate your achievements with special photo opportunities on PNW's Hammond campus, including on stage.

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

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.

February 2021

Smart Lunch Series

February 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 19, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on November 16, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on February 15, 2021 at 12:30 pm

One event on March 8, 2021 at 12:30 pm

One event on April 19, 2021 at 12:30 pm

The new Smart Lunch series, led by the SoEC Technology Taskforce, shares innovative and compelling technology with SoEC candidates and faculty as well as the PNW community.

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.

March 2021

Department of English Seeks Furnace Submissions

March 8

The Department of English seeks submissions from writers and artists for our annual literary publication and contest.

Smart Lunch Series

March 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 19, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on November 16, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on February 15, 2021 at 12:30 pm

One event on March 8, 2021 at 12:30 pm

One event on April 19, 2021 at 12:30 pm

The new Smart Lunch series, led by the SoEC Technology Taskforce, shares innovative and compelling technology with SoEC candidates and faculty as well as the PNW community.

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.

CHESS Student Advisory Board Invited Faculty Speaker

March 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for a Q&A with Russel Mayo, Assistant Professor of English. Learn more about his background and current research.

Lion’s Den Book Club

March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the Sigma Tau Delta Lion's Den book club in reading Matt Haig's The Midnight Library. The first ten students to sign up will receive a free copy of the book.

April 2021

A Conversation with Maria Tomasula

April 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for a Zoom interview with Latino Art Midwest artist Maria Tomasula as she talks about her art and Spanish culture.

CHESS Career Panel

April 8 @ 11:30 am

Meet with CHESS Alum and prominent employers in NWI. Find out what they are looking for on a resume, when hiring, or when interviewing.

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.

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.

A Conversation with Indiana Poet Laureate Matthew Graham

April 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Sigma Tau Delta for an interview with Indiana's Poet Laureate, Matthew Graham!

Writing Center Spring Workshops

April 13 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
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One event on April 14, 2021 at 12:30 pm

One event on April 15, 2021 at 12:30 pm

The PNW Writing Center is hosting a series of fun and exciting writing workshops for students and faculty. Please join us for one or all of these events. 

Writing Center Spring Workshops

April 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
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One event on April 14, 2021 at 12:30 pm

One event on April 15, 2021 at 12:30 pm

The PNW Writing Center is hosting a series of fun and exciting writing workshops for students and faculty. Please join us for one or all of these events. 

Spotlight Discussion Series

April 14 @ 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

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.”

Writing Center Spring Workshops

April 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
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One event on April 14, 2021 at 12:30 pm

One event on April 15, 2021 at 12:30 pm

The PNW Writing Center is hosting a series of fun and exciting writing workshops for students and faculty. Please join us for one or all of these events. 

Smart Lunch Series

April 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 19, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on November 16, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on February 15, 2021 at 12:30 pm

One event on March 8, 2021 at 12:30 pm

One event on April 19, 2021 at 12:30 pm

The new Smart Lunch series, led by the SoEC Technology Taskforce, shares innovative and compelling technology with SoEC candidates and faculty as well as the PNW community.

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.”

CHESS Career Closet Pop-up

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Stop by and pick-up free professional and business casual attire appropriate for career fairs, interviews and the workplace.

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.

June 2021

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.

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.

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.

August 2021

CHESS Faculty and Staff Convocation

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

CHESS faculty and staff are welcome to join us for an overview of the year ahead in CHESS.

September 2021

Constitution Day Presentation – Hammond

September 16 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join CHESS for a Constitution Day presentation by professor Saul Lerner on the Hammond campus.

Caffeine with the Dean

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on October 28, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on November 18, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on December 9, 2021 at 9:00 am

CHESS faculty and staff are invited to chat with Interim Dean Anne Gregory over coffee or tea or Diet Coke.  

Breaking Bread: COVID-19, Anti-Racism and Critical Conversations on Social Justice

September 30 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Join CHESS for a conversation about difficult topics impacting our community and beyond. This event is open to the community.

Paths to Private Practice: A Panel Discussion

September 30 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join the Purdue University Northwest Community Counseling Center for a moderated discussion with local mental health professionals on their experiences working in private practice.

October 2021

The Roundtable Perspective: Julian Assange Espionage

October 1 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

John and Gabriel Shipton, the father and brother of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, join host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss how the US have accused and jailed Julian Assange on charges of espionage.

The Roundtable Perspective: The Films of Paul Schrader

October 8 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Michelle E. Moore, Ph.D., professor of english at the College of DuPage joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the work of acclaimed screenwriter, director and critic, Paul Schrader.

The Roundtable Perspective: Critical Race Theory Controversy

October 15 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Patrick Anderson, Ph.D., assistant professor of philosophy at Central State University joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss Critical Race Theory’s origins.

Representation of Mexicanness In Animated Films

October 18 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

As part of the CHESS Distinguished Speakers Series, Manuel Martin-Rodriguez, Ph.D., Professor of Literature give an an in-depth look at how Mexico and Mexicans are represented in children’s films, and why it is important to analyze that field.

The Roundtable Perspective: Doctor Who Fandom

October 22 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Paul Booth, Ph.D., professor of Media and Cinema Studies at DePaul University joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the study of fandom and the influence of fans on the television franchise, Doctor Who.

Empire by Invitation: Afghanistan and Forever Wars

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

Nafiz Shahrani, Ph.D. is a professor of anthropology for Central Asian & Middle Eastern Studies from Indiana University Bloomington and will be hosting a talk on Afghanistan and Forever Wars.

Caffeine with the Dean

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on October 28, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on November 18, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on December 9, 2021 at 9:00 am

CHESS faculty and staff are invited to chat with Interim Dean Anne Gregory over coffee or tea or Diet Coke.  

The Roundtable Perspective: Black Influence on Horror Films

October 29 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In a special Halloween themed episode, Robin R. Means Coleman, Ph.D., professor of communication studies at Northwestern University joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D.

November 2021

It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint: Anti-Racist Educators’ Journey

November 2 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Malik S. Henfield, Ph.D, professor and founder of the Institute for Racial Justice and Janice Byrd, Ph.D., associate professor of counselor education talk about an anti-racist educators’ journey of engaging in self-work and connecting theory to practice.

Building Community Through the Arts: Day of the Dead Celebration

November 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a Day of the Dead celebration! The event will have food, fun, games, music and dance. It will be family friendly and open to the community. 

The Roundtable Perspective: Gravity and Gravitational Waves

November 5 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Shane L. Larson, Ph.D., and Lee Artz, Ph.D., discuss the concept of gravity, the study of gravitational waves and why this field is important.

Spotlight: Preparing Future Educators for the Classroom

November 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In the third presentation of the School of Education and Counseling's "Spotlight" series, Anne Gregory will discuss “Preparing Future Educators for the Classroom: Whole-child Learning and Literacy Instruction.”

The Roundtable Perspective: The Work of Yoko Tawada

November 12 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Lisa Jennings, Ph.D., and Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D., discuss the changing nature of language and how Tawada is able to break boundaries and manipulate mediums using different languages.

National Epilepsy Awareness Month

November 16 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

At this event. we will be discussing epilepsy first aid and creating an inclusive environment for individuals with epilepsy.

Let’s Talk About…the Climate!

November 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

In this virtual event, PNW professors Kim Scipes and David Nalbone will discuss climate change, exploring topics from the likelihood of environmental catastrophe to what the data tell us.

Scholarship Workshop

November 17

Scholarship workshop open to School of Education and Counseling students, they will be able to complete the application and learn about additional scholarship opportunities.

Caffeine with the Dean

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

The November 17 Caffeine with the Dean has been cancelled. Please join us on December 6 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Personal Statement Workshop

November 19 @ 12:00 pm

The Hammond Campus Writing Center will be hosting a hybrid event to help students and faculty work on drafting, revising and/or polishing personal statements.

Fall Creative Write-In

November 19 @ 2:00 pm

Join us in a Fall Creative Write-In. Students and faculty are welcome to bring any creative pieces to share with other writers.

The Roundtable Perspective: Mexicans in Animated Films

November 19 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Professor Manuel Rodríguez, joins host Thomas J. Roach, to discuss the history of Mexicans and depictions of Mexicans in animated films.

The Roundtable Perspective: Afghanistan and Forever Wars

November 26 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

M. Nazif Shahrani joins host Lee Artz to discuss the problem with the war in Afghanistan and the withdrawal of troops in the region.

December 2021

PNW’s Award-Winning Delegation Presents their Model UN participation

December 2 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Please join us for PNW's position-paper award-winning delegation as they present on their participation at the AMUN conference as the Russian Federation, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and DRC.

Powering On and Planning for Success

December 2 @ 5:00 pm

Join the Human Development & Family Studies, HDFS Capstone Course is having a Time Management Workshop for Parents and Students

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