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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 provides a great learning environment for its students and resources for their success.


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News & Announcements

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Purdue University Northwest Fall Class of 2021 to be Honored at Two Commencement Ceremonies

PNW will host its fall commencement ceremonies in-person, with appropriate health and safety protocols, on Saturday, December 11, at its Westville campus.

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PNW Faculty and Staff Earn ACUE Certifications

Effective teaching practices begin with strong training, a theme more than 100 PNW faculty and staff members have found after earning Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) certifications.

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Call for Proposals: What’s Going On: Breaking Bread, COVID-19, Anti-Racism and Critical Conversations on Social Justice

The newly formed editorial board of the “What’s Going On? CHESS Newsletter” invites you to submit proposed conversation starters.

Important Dates

Dec 02

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

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.

Dec 09

Caffeine with the Dean

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

Dec 11

Fall 2021 Classes End

Fall classes end on Saturday, December 12. The next week is final exams!

Dec 13

Fall 2021 Final Exam Week

Good luck on your final exams!

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

In the Spring 2021 issue of PNW’s philosophy magazine, hear from ​seven authentic student voices reflecting on a range of authors (Plato, Descartes, Epictetus, etc.) and topics (truth, historiography, etc.).

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