Purdue University Calumet celebrates its 70-year heritage during its next Building Community through the Arts program from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Towle Theater, 5205 Hohman Ave.
The free event features seven decades of memories from the university archives, an historical DVD presentation, a student art show and a song group singing popular music of the past 70 years.
Light refreshments also will be served. Free theater parking is available off Fayette Street, east of Hohman Avenue, just steps from the Towle’s rear entrance, or directly across Hohman Avenue west of the theater.
In early 1946, Purdue University credit courses were introduced in Northwest Indiana, prompting establishment of what would become Purdue University Calumet. Throughout the 2015-16 academic year, Purdue Calumet is celebrating its genesis.
Purdue Calumet’s Building Community through the Arts program series seeks to celebrate ethnic and cultural diversity as evidenced across Northwest Indiana.
The program, sponsored by the Purdue Calumet College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Multicultural Campus Council and the Towle Theater, is part of a partnership with the Downtown Hammond Council’s 8th Annual Holiday Kick-off Celebration.