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Raymond Kosinski

The professors at PNW have always set clear expectations and shared information enthusiastically and engagingly. Discussion was not only had, but encouraged. Overall, the professors at PNW provided an experience that encouraged engagement and helped build connections.

Raymond Kosinski, 22′, History

John Schlatter

My degree has given me a solid foundation upon which I have built a stable career in the public workforce system and has enabled me to excel as I pursue my Juris Doctorate in law school. The breadth and depth of my philosophical education has helped me find success in areas of significant expertise even beyond my colleagues who specialized in that area.

John Schlatter, Philosophy, ’19

Erica Nichols

My learning opportunities afforded to me in PNW's kind and welcoming environment have carried me well through graduate school, all the way to finishing my dissertation, acquiring a Ph.D. in Philosophy and becoming an assistant professor.

Erica Nichols, Philosophy

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

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


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News & Announcements

Tao Wang, Pritzker Chair of Arts of Asia, executive director of initiatives in Asia, and curator of Chinese art at the Art Institute of Chicago, right, shares information about PNW’s archive items from China.

Cultural Heritage Celebration Committee Highlights AAPI Topics

This spring, Purdue University Northwest recognized Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage with cultural events addressing topics such as history, art, and archaeology.

PNW graduates in the procession at spring 2023 commencement. A mortar board decorated with PNW is visible, as is the Nils K. Nelson Bioscience Innovation Building in the background.

Purdue University Northwest Graduates Encouraged to Remember Civics at Spring Commencement

Purdue University Northwest graduates were urged to uphold the values and freedoms afforded to them as U.S. residents and exhibit service to others as exemplary, participatory civilians in a democracy, during PNW’s spring 2023 commencement Saturday, May 6.

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Purdue University Northwest announces faculty member promotions

Ten PNW faculty members received approval for promotions starting in the 2023-24 academic year today (April 14) by the Purdue University Board of Trustees.

Important Dates

Jun 12

Summer 2023 Session II Classes Begin

Summer 2023 Session II classes begin including the eight-week session and second four-week session.

Jun 18

Deadline to Submit Summer 2023 Application to Graduate

Summer 2023 candidates for graduation must apply to graduate in myPNW.

Aug 21

Fall 2023 Classes Begin

We’re excited to kick off another semester of learning and PNW Pride. Power Onward! Fall 2023 Classes begin Monday, August 21, 2023.

Aug 21

Fall 2023 Late Registration Begins

Fall 2023 Late Registration runs Monday, August 21, through Friday, August 25, 2023. Be sure to register beforehand if possible.

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

In this sixth issue, like its predecessors, the current issue of Symphony of Reason, Purdue University Northwest’s philosophy magazine, offers its readers a great variety of thought-provoking writings. Prose and poetry, East and West, philosophy, religion, law, and love – all of these may be found here!

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