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May 2021

Planting Shrubs and Garden Design Webinar

May 15, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Master Gardener, Lynn Barbee, to learn how to plant and take care of shrubs in your garden. 

July 2021

Advanced GenCyber Summer Camp – Go VIRTUAL

July 12, 2021 @ 8:00 am - July 16, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Free VIRTUAL Advanced GenCyber Summer Camp for high school students.

September 2021

Last Chance: Roaring Ahead Shop

September 10, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Today is your last chance to purchase items from PNW's Roaring Ahead Shop! From custom PNW tennis shoes to a set of double old-fashioned glasses, find limited-edition items that commemorate our milestone year.

The Roundtable Perspective: Robert Kirkman and The Walking Dead

September 10, 2021 @ 8:30 pm

Terrence Wandtke, Ph.D., professor of media and cultural studies at East-West University joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the rise of the zombie genre.

Level Up Training Series: Grade Center

September 14, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Level Up your grade center in this demo and work sprint.

Level Up Training Series: Grade Center

September 15, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Level Up your Grade Center in the demo and work sprint.

BKD CPA’s and Advisors Virtual Session for Construction Engineering Management Technology Students

September 15, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join a virtual session with BKD for candidates in the Construction Engineering Management Technology major about internships in cost segregation.

The Roundtable Perspective: State of Free Speech Globally

September 17, 2021 @ 8:30 pm

Steve Macek, Ph.D., professor of communication at North Central College joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the rise of governmental lockdown on journalism and free speech.

SoEC September Smart Lunch

September 20, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Through presentations and discussions of relevant topics in education, each 30-minute Smart Lunch allows time for a presentation and Q&A session with attendees via Zoom.

September Smart Lunch Presentation

September 20, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Guest Speaker Associate Professor of Education, David Pratt, Ph.D. will share his experience and expertise on Google Jamboard.

The Roundtable Perspective: Internet and Social Change in China

September 24, 2021 @ 8:30 pm

Elaine Yuan, Ph.D., associate professor of communication at University of Illinois Chicago joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss how the internet has changed the concept of privacy in China and how Chinese citizens view it.

October 2021

The Roundtable Perspective: Julian Assange Espionage

October 1, 2021 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

John and Gabriel Shipton, the father and brother of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, join host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss how the US have accused and jailed Julian Assange on charges of espionage.

Level Up Training Series: Mastery Tools

October 5, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join our Educational Technologist to learn how to leverage rubrics, templates and awards by Leveling Up in this Brightspace demo.

Level Up Training Series: Mastery Tools

October 6, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join our Educational Technologist to learn how to leverage rubrics, templates and awards by Leveling Up in this Brightspace demo.

The Roundtable Perspective: The Films of Paul Schrader

October 8, 2021 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Michelle E. Moore, Ph.D., professor of english at the College of DuPage joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the work of acclaimed screenwriter, director and critic, Paul Schrader.

Heartland Business Systems Info Sessions

October 14, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn from Heartland representatives about who we are and what we do, our internship program, current openings and more!

The Roundtable Perspective: Critical Race Theory Controversy

October 15, 2021 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Patrick Anderson, Ph.D., assistant professor of philosophy at Central State University joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss Critical Race Theory’s origins.

Virtual Panel: Innovation in Manufacturing

October 20, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Niaz Latif, dean of PNW's College of Technology, will be participating in a panel discussion on "Innovation in Manufacturing" during the Alliance for Regional Development's Eighth Annual Summit on Regional Development.

Fall 2021 Virtual Career Expo

October 22, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Purdue University Northwest Fall Career Expo is a career fair for students and alumni of Purdue University that are seeking full-time employment and internships across all industries and academic majors. 

The Roundtable Perspective: Doctor Who Fandom

October 22, 2021 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Paul Booth, Ph.D., professor of Media and Cinema Studies at DePaul University joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the study of fandom and the influence of fans on the television franchise, Doctor Who.

Philosophy Matters Series: What in the #$& is This?: Trying to Understand Abstract Art

October 27, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

David Detmer, Ph.D. is a PNW professor of philosophy and will be hosting a Zoom presentation on trying to understand abstract art. 

The Roundtable Perspective: Black Influence on Horror Films

October 29, 2021 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In a special Halloween themed episode, Robin R. Means Coleman, Ph.D., professor of communication studies at Northwestern University joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D.

November 2021

The Roundtable Perspective: Gravity and Gravitational Waves

November 5, 2021 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Shane L. Larson, Ph.D., and Lee Artz, Ph.D., discuss the concept of gravity, the study of gravitational waves and why this field is important.

The Roundtable Perspective: The Work of Yoko Tawada

November 12, 2021 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Lisa Jennings, Ph.D., and Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D., discuss the changing nature of language and how Tawada is able to break boundaries and manipulate mediums using different languages.

Level Up Training Series: Communication Tools

November 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join our Educational Technologist to learn how to use intelligent agents, instant messaging and the activity feed to Level Up in this Brightspace demo.

Let’s Talk About…the Climate!

November 16, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

In this virtual event, PNW professors Kim Scipes and David Nalbone will discuss climate change, exploring topics from the likelihood of environmental catastrophe to what the data tell us.

Level Up Training Series: Communication Tools

November 17, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join our Educational Technologist to learn how to use intelligent agents, instant messaging and the activity feed to Level Up in this Brightspace demo.

McNair Forum Series

November 19, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program would like to invite you to the McNair Forum Series in a virtual format.

The Roundtable Perspective: Mexicans in Animated Films

November 19, 2021 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Professor Manuel Rodríguez, joins host Thomas J. Roach, to discuss the history of Mexicans and depictions of Mexicans in animated films.

The Roundtable Perspective: Afghanistan and Forever Wars

November 26, 2021 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

M. Nazif Shahrani joins host Lee Artz to discuss the problem with the war in Afghanistan and the withdrawal of troops in the region.

December 2021

Brightspace Final Grade Submit Demo

December 17, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Join the OIT Staff in a brief Brightspace Grade Submit demo. Learn how to push final grades from Brightspace to Banner for Fall 2021.

The Roundtable Perspective: Afghanistan and Forever Wars

December 17, 2021 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

M. Nazif Shahrani joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss the problem with the war in Afghanistan and the withdrawal of troops in the region.

The Roundtable Perspective: Haiti: A History of Crisis

December 31, 2021 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Mark Schuller joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss what has led to thousands of displaced Haitian refugees.

January 2022

Express Training Session: Course Copy, Change Dates, Add Zoom

January 6 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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One event on January 6, 2022 at 12:30 pm

An OIT staff member will demo: course copy, bulk offset dates, and how to add Zoom link or use Zoom integration with classes.

Express Training Session: Course Copy, Change Dates, Add Zoom

January 6 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on January 6, 2022 at 12:30 pm

An OIT staff member will demo: course copy, bulk offset dates, and how to add Zoom link or use Zoom integration with classes.

The Roundtable Perspective: Internet and Social Change in China

January 14 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Elaine Yuan joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss how the internet has changed the concept of privacy in China.

The Roundtable Perspective: Hidden Gems of Northwest Indiana

January 21 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Joseph S. Pete joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the history of Hammond, Indiana and surrounding Northwest Indiana.

SGA Callout

January 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Student Government this Wednesday as we host our inaugural House of Representatives Meeting. Come ready to collaborate with various student organizations to bring great events and ideas to PNW!

The Roundtable Perspective: Photography and the Presidents

January 28 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Cara Finnegan joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the history of presidential photography from the very first US President.

February 2022

Alumni Spotlight: Rômulo de Carvalho Silva (Class of 2017)

February 7 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

PNW alum Rômulo de Carvalho Silva talks about how to build your professional network as a first generation and international student.

The Roundtable Perspective: Black Girlhood

February 11 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ruth Nicole Brown, Ph.D., joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D., to discuss “black girlhood” and how the experiences of black women, especially as children, are often overlooked in arts and academics.

Graduate School – Thesis Virtual Workshop Series Q&A

February 15 @ 12:30 am - 1:30 pm

Get your questions answered at the graduate school thesis virtual workshop series Q&A!

Graduate School – Thesis Virtual Workshop Series Q&A

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Get your questions answered at the graduate school thesis virtual workshop series Q&A!

The Roundtable Perspective: Black Horror Noire

February 18 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Robin R. Means Coleman, Ph.D., joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D., to discuss the black horror renaissance in film and the untold history of Black Americans through their connection to the horror film genre and how that has changed over time.

Sounds/Shabda: A Celebration of International Mother Language Day

February 21 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join a virtual celebration for International Mother Language Day exploring how languages and multilingualism can advance diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging!

Philosophy Matters: Responsibility Beyond Our Fingertips

February 22 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

In this Philosophy Matters presentation, PNW professor emeritus of philosophy Eugene Schlossberger will explain his novel theory of moral responsibility and some of its controversial implications.

Spring Career Expo (Virtual Day)

February 25 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Spring Career Expo 2022 is an "all majors" career fair that will feature local and national employers that are seeking to hire interns and full-time employees across all industries and academic majors.

March 2022

Purdue Northwest Today

March 3 @ 8:05 am - 9:00 am

Tune in to WJOB 1230-AM, 104.7-FM or the TuneIn app for the Purdue Northwest Today program discussing Mental Health Research at PNW!

State of Indiana Collegiate Talent Search Virtual Fair

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Career Development Professionals of Indiana (CDPI) host an annual State of Indiana Collegiate Talent Search Virtual Career Fair which is open to students and alumni of Purdue Northwest.

Dispelling the Binary of Abortion

March 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

PNW alumna Kayla Greenwell surveys new restrictions on women's reproductive rights including Texas' restrictive new law. Her focus is logical fallacies in public debate and the current situation in Indiana.

Lunch and Lead | Speak Your Truth: The Ladies Get Paid Story

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In this month's Lunch and Lead session, author and founder Claire Wasserman will share lessons from her journey starting and building Ladies Get Paid.

Midterm Grade Submit Demo

March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join the Office of Instructional technology (OIT) staff for a brief demo of the grade submit tool in Brightspace. Review how to push midterm grades from Brightspace to MyPNW/Banner. 

The Necessity of Collective Action for Resistance

March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Lorrell Kilpatrick, a sociologist teaching at Indiana University Northwest and longtime regional activist and disabilities-rights advocate, argues that collective action is imperative in achieving social equity and justice.

The Roundtable Perspective: Chicago and American Modernism

March 18 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Michelle E. Moore, Ph.D., joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the history of American Modernism through the rise of literary greats in the city of Chicago in the early part of the 20th century.

World Poetry Day: Works of Liberation, Resistance and Healing

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies program is celebrating World Poetry Day with authors' readings of liberatory poems that resist oppression, imagine social justice and offer healing from trauma caused by injustice.

The Roundtable Perspective: Vital Voids

March 25 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Andrew Finegold, Ph.D., joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the importance of holes in Mesoamerican culture and why these voids deserve more study.

What ‘Secret’ Reveals: Secret Languages of Women and LGBTQ+ Communities Worldwide

March 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Fulbright Scholar Mashrur Hossain surveys secret languages such as Nüshu (“women's writing” in Chinese) and Polari (London’s “gay language”) and examines Oolti Bhasha, the secret language used by transgender South Asian hijras.

Let’s Talk About Artivism: Creating Racial, Gender, and Economic Justice through Art, Dance, and Music

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Choreographer and artivist will discuss the power and impact of creative arts in bringing about racial, gender, and economic justice on a local and global scope.

Identifying Credible Sources of Health Info Online Webinar

March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join sports dietician Jessica Isaacs for a webinar on how to identify credible sources of health information online. She is the team sports dietitian for the LA Clippers and operates a private practice.

April 2022

Just In Time Virtual Fair

April 1 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

An all majors career fair that will feature local and national employers that are seeking to hire interns and full time employees.

A Conversation with Linda Ayala

April 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join SHINE for a conversation with Latino Art Midwest artist Linda Ayala as she talks about her culture, her art, her inspiration and her experiences!

Virtual Auction for Professional Selling Scholarships

April 8 @ 12:00 am - April 15 @ 11:59 pm

Virtual auction proceeds will go towards an endowed Professional Selling Scholarship There are over 200 packages available for bidding. Packages include gift cards, Purdue memorabilia, apparel and more!

Hispanic Serving Institution Initiatives Town Hall (Virtual)

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Iris Eunice Sanchez, Director of Hispanic Serving Institution Initiatives, for a virtual Town Hall. Voice your concerns about what PNW is doing well and what we aren’t in regards to Latino students.

The Roundtable Perspective: Video Games and Gamification

April 15 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Patrick Jagoda, Ph.D., Professor of English and Media Studies at the University of Chicago joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the rise of video games

The Roundtable Perspective: School Safety and Punishment

April 22 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Charles Bell, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice joins host Lee Artz, to discuss the failures and successes of school safety protocols.

The Roundtable Perspective: Media Framing in the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

April 29 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Lee Artz, Ph.D., joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the ways in which media frames stories of international significance.

May 2022

Grade Submit Demo with OIT

May 4 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on May 5, 2022 at 1:30 pm

Join the OIT staff in our Zoom Virtual Help Desk for a quick review and demo on how to submit Final Grades from Brightspace to Banner.

Purdue Northwest Today

May 5 @ 8:05 am - 9:00 am

Tune in to WJOB 1230-AM, 104.7-FM or the TuneIn app for the Purdue Northwest Today program, "Recognizing Spring Graduates."

Grade Submit Demo with OIT

May 5 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on May 5, 2022 at 1:30 pm

Join the OIT staff in our Zoom Virtual Help Desk for a quick review and demo on how to submit Final Grades from Brightspace to Banner.

Purdue Northwest Today

May 12 @ 8:05 am - 9:00 am

Tune in to WJOB 1230-AM, 104.7-FM or the TuneIn app for the Purdue Northwest Today program, "Year in Review."

The Roundtable Perspective: The Water Belt Region

May 13 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Rachel Havrelock, Ph.D., a professor of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago and director of The Freshwater Lab, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss the how freshwater in the region

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