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PNW News

Explore the latest news and announcements from Purdue University Northwest, including student spotlights, faculty highlights and the latest partnerships with our community.

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Purdue University Northwest enrolls increasingly diverse student population

Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) fall 2022 enrollment figures show positive trends in first-time freshman enrollment and increasing diversity at the university.

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PNW recognized among best Midwest universities by U.S. News and World Report

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is recognized for its campus diversity and several undergraduate programs in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 annual Best Colleges rankings.

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PNW professor awarded fellowship by the Software Sustainability Institute

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) faculty member Magesh Chandramouli has been awarded a fellowship by the Software Sustainability Institute (SSI).

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PNW Esports to host UNIFIED Gaming Fanfest

Purdue University Northwest’s Esports program is set to host the UNIFIED Gaming Fanfest March 4 to 5 at the Westville campus’ Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex (DSAC).

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Student Spotlight: Thomas Stobbe

The School of Engineering is #PNWEngineeringProud of Thomas Stobbe. He will graduate in December 2023 with his bachelor’s in mechanical engineering.

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PNW faculty member publishes book on women ska musicians

Heather Augustyn, continuing lecturer and Westville Writing Center Coordinator, recently released her latest book, Rude Girls: Women in 2 Tone and One Step Beyond, which details women ska musicians that performed in bands during the 1970s and 1980s.

Several PNW representatives competed in the ICPC contest as well as volunteered during the event. Participants included (front, from left to right), Wei Dai, assistant professor of Computer Science; Bruno Hnatusko, Computer Science graduate student; Andrew McDowell, second-year Electrical Computer Engineering major; (back, from left to right) Diya Kafle, third-year Computer Science major; Sai Deepthi Jammula, Computer Science graduate student; Diego Ramirez, fourth-year Computer Science major; and Gowtham Pentela, Computer Science graduate student. Not pictured is Alejandro Alvarez, third-year Computer Science major.

PNW hosts its first International Collegiate Programming Contest

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) recently hosted and competed in its first International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) Mid-Central USA Regional Contest for 2023. The top teams from each region go on to compete at the national level, and, if successful, the international level.

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Chancellor’s Ball Call for Nominations

This April, we look forward to celebrating outstanding students and leaders at the first annual Purdue Northwest Chancellor’s Ball. We invite you to nominate students and student organizations for awards celebrating their commitment to the university.