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Marketing and Communications

From managing the PNW brand—Power Onward!—to offering marketing strategy and services, we help you reach your target audience while consistently communicating our shared PNW Pride.

That's Powering Onward

We’re all brand ambassadors for Purdue University Northwest. Branding is about much more than the proper use of logos or colors. It’s about offering a cohesive presence and tone to represent PNW: Power Onward.

See PNW’s Brand Guide

Points of Pride

As a premier metropolitan university, Purdue Northwest pushes beyond the boundaries of innovation to drive engagement and make an impact in Northwest Indiana and the world at large.

How We Can Help

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Strategy and Guidance

See how our team can offer strategy and guidance in areas including advertising, social media, website updates, media relations and more.

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Templates and Toolkits

From PowerPoint templates to official name badges, access the materials you need to show your PNW Pride in a professional setting.

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Submit a Request

We’re here to help! Complete a digital request form and we’ll get the right people involved with your project.


Marketing and Communications Awards

2024 Communicator Awards

  • Award of Distinction: “Revamping the Paying for College” Pathway

The Communicator Awards is dedicated to recognizing excellence, effectiveness, and innovation across all areas of communication. We are the leading international awards program honoring talent in this highly competitive field. The Communicator Awards is sanctioned and reviewed by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts, an invitation-only group consisting of top-tier professionals from acclaimed media, communications, advertising, creative and marketing firms.

2024 Educational Advertising Awards (EduAdAwards)

  • Gold Award in the category of miscellaneous collateral, special promotions for the 2023-24 Student Admit Packet
  • Gold Award in the category of Special Promotions Campaign for the revamp of the “Paying for College” Pathway on our website and in print materials
  • Bronze Award in the category of Website Refresh for: Program Page SEO Project Successfully Boosts Rankings and Traffic
  • Merit Award for our Student Viewbook

This year’s EduAdAwards had more than 2,000 entries from over 1,000 colleges representing all 50 states and numerous foreign countries, so it is especially noteworthy for a staff our size to be recognized among such expansive company. You can view the full list of awards here.

2023 Collegiate Advertising Awards

  • Gold Award for the Student Viewbook, March 2024
  • Silver Award for the 2023-24 Student Admit Packet, March 2024

The Collegiate Advertising Awards is an elite national program honoring excellence in advertising, marketing and promotion of higher ed products and services. You can view the winners here.

2023 Education Digital Marketing Awards

  • Silver Award: Digital Video Ad, Powering Onward Video, November 2023
  • Silver Award: Total Digital Marketing Program, Power Onward PNW Digital Marketing Campaign, November 2023

2022 Collegiate Advertising Awards

  • “Gold” for Power Onward Recruitment Marketing Campaign, March 2023
  • Silver Award for the 2022-23 Student Admit Packet, March 2023

The Collegiate Advertising Awards honors outstanding excellence in all forms of advertising, marketing and promotion specific to higher education products and services. Award listed at http://www.collegiateadawards.com/winners/

Davey Awards

  • Silver Award, Integrated Marketing Campaign category.

The Davey Awards are sanctioned by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts to honor outstanding media creative. ​Entries are scored on a ten-point scale by the judges, and Silver Winners generally receive a score of 7.0 or above.

Educational Digital Marketing Award

  • Gold, Digital Advertising Campaign Category

The Educational Digital Marketing Awards recognize colleges, universities and secondary educational institutions with the best creativity, marketing execution, message impact, technology application and innovation content.


PNW News Highlights

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Sinai Forum at Purdue Northwest 2024 season to feature Jim Gaffigan, Liz Cheney, Briana Scurry and more

Purdue University Northwest Sinai Forum announces this year’s guests speakers.

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PNW celebrates Juneteenth

PNW recently hosted its annual Juneteenth celebration, joining in a national recognition that reflects on the end of chattel slavery in the U.S. and collective efforts to address systemic oppressions.

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PNW summer camps provide enlightening experiences for young region students

The Times of Northwest Indiana newspaper highlights two of PNW’s summer camps. PNW has offered more than 20 engaging summer camp programs for K-12 students during summer 2024.

PNW Event Highlights

Jul 18

Study Away Proposal Workshops

PNW is hosting several faculty and staff workshops throughout the summer and fall semesters to work on proposals for a Study Away program.

Jul 24

Study Away Proposal Workshops

PNW is hosting several faculty and staff workshops throughout the summer and fall semesters to work on proposals for a Study Away program.

Aug 06

Study Away Proposal Workshops

PNW is hosting several faculty and staff workshops throughout the summer and fall semesters to work on proposals for a Study Away program.

Aug 23

PNW Year Ahead Meeting

PNW sets the date for their annual “Year Ahead” presentation, led by PNW Chancellor Kenneth C. Holford.