Student Resources

You can study abroad, join student organizations, distinguish yourself in honors societies, get hands-on experience with internships, take advantage of scholarships and much more.

Scholarships

We offer a number of specialty scholarships to reduce costs and reward student merit.

Department of History and Philosophy Study Abroad Scholarship
Offers support to dedicated students who earn college credit through international experience. Short-term and semester-long study program scholarships for $1,000 and $2,000 are granted to students enrolled in one of our programs.

Richard Van Orman History Scholarship
Awards a $500 grant to History and Social Studies Education majors with 60 credit hours and a 3.25 GPA. The scholarship is named for the late Professor of History, Richard Van Orman, who taught for many years at the Hammond campus before retiring in 2012.

Howard Cohen Philosophy Scholarship
Awards $500 to Philosophy majors who have completed at least 60 credit hours and hold a 3.25 grade point average or higher.

Kristi Thomas Bachelor of Liberal Studies Scholarship
Awards $500 to majors who have completed 60 credit hours with a 3.25 GPA or higher. The scholarship is named in honor of former academic advisor Kristi Thomas (1969-2017).

Lance Trusty Graduate Research Award
This $1,000 award is granted to the Purdue University Northwest M.A. History student entering the best research paper. The award was established in honor of former Purdue University Calumet history professor Lance Trusty. Professor Trusty dedicated his career to teaching and fostering student research, and was well known for his own work in the area of Calumet Region history. Jan Trusty has generously supported our history graduate students in memory of her late husband.

Eligible students are nominated for these scholarships by professors and advisors. For general information and application forms, contact the department at pnw_histphil@pnw.edu or 219-989-2347.

 

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Advisors

Academic advising is a collaborative process where you and your advisors are partners in ensuring your academic success. The advisors for the History and Philosophy department are Beth Rudnick, Liberal Studies; Pam Ayala, Social Studies-Education; and Jan Navarro, History and Philosophy.

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Janet Navarro

Advisor


navarro@pnw.edu

(219) 989-3224

Gyte Building, Room 171H

Beth Rudnick

Beth Rudnick

Advisor


brudnick@pnw.edu

219-785-5504

LSF 021 and GYTE 171

Pamela Ayala

Pamela Ayala

Advisor


ayala24@pnw.edu

(219) 989-2192

Hammond CLO 313A

Clubs and Organizations

Phi Alpha Theta
The national professional honor society promotes the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. Contact the department for more information.

History Club (Hammond and Westville)

Philosophy Club (Hammond)

Philosophy-Interfaith-Ethics Club (Westville)

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Career Resources

American Historical Association
The largest organization of historians, it provides substantial support in educational and professional development. Connect with the AHA, become members, and keep up to date in your fields of interest.

American Philosophical Association
The APA provides a wealth of resources for philosophy majors and students interested in philosophy. Membership benefits include current news from the field, conference information and advice on careers in philosophy.

Idealist
Provides connections for history, philosophy and liberal studies students who are committed to volunteer work and careers that contribute to the social good.

Career Center
Don’t overlook PNW’s career experts, who can help with your resume or CV, job search and career plan. They can even get you signed up for Handshake, our own job-search system.

Students in Spain

Study Abroad

Enhance your understanding of the world with experiences abroad. Our students have studied in Peru, Chile, Cuba, Costa Rica, Italy, Netherlands and France.

Contact pnw_histphil@pnw.edu or 219-989-2347 for more information.

Students in Spain

Study Abroad

Enhance your understanding of the world with experiences abroad. Our students have studied in Peru, Chile, Cuba, Costa Rica, Italy, Netherlands and France.

Contact pnw_histphil@pnw.edu or 219-989-2347 for more information.