Welcome to the academic year 2019-2020 at the College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences (CHESS). Speaking on behalf of the college, I hope that you had an enjoyable summer. We, the faculty and staff, are thrilled that you are back on campus.
CHESS is the heart of Purdue University Northwest. As a PNW CHESS student, you will be prepared for life beyond the classroom. Here, you will gain a broader understanding of the world by engaging in it. You’ll become an accomplished leader by respecting different ideas and approaches. Your experiences inside and outside the classroom will transform you into a civic-minded professional ready to impact the world, the state, your workplace, and community.
In choosing Purdue Northwest, you will not only be prepared with the values and knowledge to succeed in the world as it is today, you will also receive the understanding and leadership qualities to flourish in the future. Whether you launch immediately into a career or pursue an advanced degree, PNW primes you for a lifetime of success.
To be successful, please do a few things. Visit your advisor, drop in on your professors’ office hours, sign up for Handshake, and attend events. Your professors, advisors, staff, and the chairs and director of your departments are here to assist you. Be sure to make appointments, attend office hours, or stop by to introduce yourselves. We, in the dean’s office, are able to answer any questions. Feel free to drop by CLO 152 or TECH 341.
To become more involved, CHESS hosts many events and you are invited to attend. This Saturday from 12:00 to 4:00, please join us at the Fall Sports Fest. Cheer on the Pride at Dowling Park. The event includes music, food, and kid activities.
PNW and CHESS have many free initiatives to help you reach your professional goals. Next week, CHESS will host the Career Closet at Circle of Services at 2835 165th Street in Hammond. Stop by for any of your professional clothing needs for job interviews, internships, and the work week. Also, sign up for Handshake to begin an internship and job search. I also suggest that you make an appointment at the Career Center to begin your internship and job search. The Center has drop in hours from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Monday through Thursday.
For Hispanic Heritage Month, CHESS is hosting a number of events. On September 25, 2019 from 11:00 to 12:15 in Room with a View (SULB 150D), please join us for the CHESS Distinguished Speaker Dr. Margarita Saona who will present “Art and Social Memory in Peru, 1980-2000.” On October 30, 2019, art the CHESS Art Gallery (7011 Indianapolis Blvd) , we will host a Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration with food, art, and music.
The College hosts events throughout the semester. For continued updates, please check the CHESS calendar.
Lastly, we are looking for students to join the Student Advisory Board. Consider applying to make your mark on the college.
For more information about the amazing CHESS faculty and students, please see our newsletter Smart Moves. You can find us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn by using @pnwchess or by clicking the icons below. Also, we now have a PNW CHESS YouTube channel.
I hope you have a wonderful Fall semester, and I look forward to seeing you at all the PNW and CHESS events and in the halls of Purdue University Northwest.
Dr. Elaine Carey