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Department of History, Philosophy, Politics and Economics

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Because of the class sizes, I am on a first name basis with all of my professors...They’re always asking about my future plans and how they can help me reach my goals."

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I fell in love with the people in the department and the subject in general. PNW has become a second home for me.

PNW offered a perfect college experience for me. The connections and relationships I’ve made are my favorite thing about attending.

Emily Weber-Brokke, ’21, Political Science and Spanish

My history professors help me Power Onward. They all look out for their students and make sure they give their students the best they can offer.

Ariana Bulatovich, ’19, Master of Arts in History, ’21

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PNW’s Pi Sigma Alpha receives Best Chapter Award for 2021-2022

Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha (PSA), the national political science honor society, has been awarded a Best Chapter Award for 2021-2022. This latest recognition marks the third year in a row that PNW’s Tau Psi chapter has received this award.

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Purdue University Northwest enrolls increasingly diverse student population

Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) fall 2022 enrollment figures show positive trends of first-time freshman enrollment and increasing diversity at the university. First-time freshmen enrollment was up 21%!

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Purdue Northwest’s 2022-2023 Lionhearted Leaders

We are delighted to announce Purdue Northwest’s 2022-2023 Lionhearted Leaders! The Lionhearted Leaders Initiative recognizes the hard work and many contributions of members of the Purdue University Northwest faculty.

Important Dates

Dec 10

Fall 2022 Commencement

Commencement is our favorite time of year! Congratulations to the summer and fall graduates!

Dec 23

Winter Recess – University Closed

Purdue University Northwest will be closed from Friday, December 23 to Monday, January 2 for winter recess.

Jan 09

Spring 2023 Classes Begin

Spring 2023 classes will begin on Monday, January 9.

Jan 09

Spring 2023 Late Registration Begins

Late registration for the Spring 2023 semester begins on Monday, January 9 and runs through Friday, January 13.

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Read the Fourth Issue of PNW’s Philosophy Magazine: “Symphony of Reason!”

In this fourth issue, student contributors put together works analyzing the morality of racism and vegetarianism, they also look at the appreciation of nature and the higher self. Additionally, students look at the works of Plato and St. Augustine and faculty contributors explore the works of John Locke and reflect on “Things.”

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