Friday University 2014

5th annual Friday University Logo

Satisfy your hunger for intellectual nourishment!           Purdue University Calumet is  pleased to invite you to participate in our Fall 2014 Friday University program. Friday University provides noncredit enrichment courses on Purdue Calumet’s campus for adult learners of all ages. Classes are designed to satisfy a hunger for intellectual nourishment without the […]

Wine Tasting 101

Instructor : Mike Flannery Come join Mike Flannery, Purdue Calumet’s Head of White Lodging Center for Hospitality and Tourism Management, for a wine tasting tour d’ force.  Topics include the five S’s of Wine Tasting:  Sight, Swirl, Smell, Sip, and Savor.  In addition to sampling an array of wines, students will learn about pairing good […]

Dress Code: The Decorum of Dress in the Downtown Era

Instructor: Debra Mancoff In times of extraordinary change, society looks to traditions for stability. But social change also stimulates creativity. Never was this more true than in Great Britain during the years 1900 to 1925, when more than ever before, men and women used dress to express their aspirations rather than signify their station. New […]

Inter-disciplinary Approaches in Regional Economic Development

Panel Discussion: Amlan Mitra, Badri Narayanan Gopalakrishnan Planning for the development of a region in the country involves coordination among many stakeholders from several disciplines. Have you ever wondered how policies in a local region, like NW Indiana, are framed and implemented despite the lack of commonalities between experts from different disciplines? If yes, this […]

Outcasts United: Purdue Calumet’s One book/One University reading Selection

instructor: Karen Bishop Morris   Come join Friday University’s popular instructor Karen Bishop Morris for Purdue University Calumet’s One Book/One University for 2014-2015 Outcasts United by Warren St. John. Outcasts United is the provocative story of how Clarkston, Georgia, a sleepy southern town, struggled to come to terms with issues of identity, human rights, and […]