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Symphony of Reason" Philosophy Magazine

Featuring 11 authentic student voices, this new PNW publication is intended to encourage philosophical reflection and creativity in PNW students.

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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.

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

News & Annoucements

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Purdue University Northwest’s Days of Discovery puts research in the spotlight

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) will hold its fifth annual research symposium Days of Discovery virtually on April 1 and April 2. This event provides faculty members and students an opportunity to present their research and scholarly activities to the PNW community and general public.

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Regional history project connects PNW student to newly desired career

Matthew Woodbury was always fascinated by historical figures. Finding hidden quirks in the personalities of notable individuals, like Napoleon Bonaparte and Blackbeard, prompted him to study history at Purdue University Northwest (PNW).

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Planning for an In-Person Fall Semester at PNW

We are very pleased to confirm that we are planning for an in-person Fall Semester at Purdue Northwest.