Back to School Saturday

September 25, 2010    
A campus-wide event for school open houses, family activities, food, games and entertainment.facepaint girl for website Family Friendly activities included a picnic, children’s activities, athletics and campus tours. University Advisors and Career Services were available for career advice.
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School of Education- Learn about student teaching — former student teachers will describe what it is backtoschoollike to complete the 16-week field experience in education.  Learn about Instructional Technology — graduates will discuss their careers and how the Instructional Technology program prepared them. Tour the Counseling Techniques Lab.

School of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science- Come see where the fantasy 3-D worlds of Avatar and Toy VisLab photo Story meet reality at the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation. Put on 3-D glasses and experience a variety of virtual environments ranging from flying through the stars with the Planck Satellite to delving into a Virtual Blast Furnace.  Visit the moon buggy (a four-wheel vehicle engineered to traverse rough surfaces similar to the condition on the moon crust) and hovercraft display.

School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences -Tour the television studio and control rooms where Calumet Perspectives is produced. Janine Harrison and the First Friday Wordsmiths, the creative writing club on campus, will host a Creative Writing Session. DVD Presentation of the musical “Children of the Earth” as presented by the students of Purdue University Calumet. This presentation will be hosted by the author, Mr. John Lisbon Wood and PUC’s Corya Channing. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.

School of Management – Meet with department heads and tour the School of Management facilities.  Try your hand at the logo game for a chance to win a prize.  Refreshments.

School of Nursing – Visit the mannequin demonstration in the simulation lab that will share scenarios from birth to death’s doorstep…but not beyond.  Memorabilia from nursing’s past will be displayed – see how far we have come! Refreshments.

School of Technology - IP Telephony – Experience the technology behind
modern, Internet-based voice communication; Automation and Flipper Machine – Get a behind-the-scenes look at the high-speed equipment that produces and packages consumer products; Wind Turbine – Discover how energy from the wind can charge the batteries of Hybrid vehicles.; Motorsports – Check out the PUC Motorsports team’s current projects and see the latest Automated Fabrication (CNC) machines at work; Concrete Testing – Learn what it takes for concrete to be declared strong enough to support a portion of a building or bridge structure; Video Animation –View demonstrations of the technology involved in video game development.

Riley Child Care Center -Children and their grown-ups are welcome to participate in a variety of indoor aSaturday boy spinart nd outdoor activities.  The first 100 families to sign in at the front desk will receive one free goodie bag and beach ball.  Children must be accompanied by their parent at all times.  Children will have “hands on” opportunities to Make and Take.  Some make and take activities include: Friendship Bracelets—children will string together their favorite beads and  baubles to make a friendship bracelet; Sticker Art Collage-these aren’t just any stickers, children can choose from an abundance of different shape and size stickers in brilliant colors to stick on paper; Adventures in Art Spinning—children will use an art spinner and paint to create their own spin art design on big round shape of paper; Big  Wonderful Hats—big wonderful hats are made from colored masking tape and newspaper.

Alumni Reception             4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Alumni are invited to Alumni Hall for a reception hosted by Purdue Alumni Calumet. Listen to the sounds of Real Trio and join other PUC alumni for appetizers and refreshments. There will be a short program with remarks from Chancellor Cohen. Cash bar.

For more information, you may e-mail pac@purduecal.edu or call (219) 989-2308