Past Events

Baseball Homecoming at Griffith High School | Sunday, April 27, 2014
The Purdue Alumni Association Calumet hosted a tailgate for our alumni at 1:30 PM in Griffith High School’s adjacent parking.  The first game was at 11:00 a.m., and the second game was scheduled to start at approximately 2:00 p.m. Bridges Scoreboard Restaurant catered.  Also we recognized past PUC Baseball Players prior to the start of the second game.

Basketball Homecoming and Alumni Reception | Saturday, January 18, 2014
The Purdue Alumni Association Calumet and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics hosted this opportunity to show your pride as the Peregrines took on Trinity International!
Alumni reception at 2:30 and special recognition of basketball alumni from the 1960s and 1970s during the men’s game!

Purdue Alumni Wine Tasting & Tapas Dinner | White Rhino Bar & Grill | Wednesday, November 20, 2013 | 6:30-9:00pm | Alumni spent an evening with White Rhino & Gallo Vineyards Sommelier Marc Ruchti. 6 wines & 6 appetizers were featured. | Tickets were $10 per person.

Friday University | New for 2013…half or full day options available! | October 25 and November 8 half day programs – 12 noon | November 1 full day program – 9:30am – includes lunch | Discount available if registering for all three days.

Coaches Caravan | Bridges’ Scoreboard Restaurant & Sports Bar | Thursday, October 24 7:00 – 8:30 pm | You are invited to learn about our expanding athletic programs and meet the coaches at Purdue University Calumet! This is an all ages event, bring the entire family! Light refreshments will be provided.

Class of 2012 One-Year Reunion Party | Thursday, June 27 | 6 – 8pm | Catch 22 – 500 E. 81st Ave., Merrillville | $10 per person included buffet & a cash bar was available (21 and over) | Recent alumni and their guests were welcomed to join their fellow Class of 2012 to party and catch up on a busy year.

Platinum Speakers Series: Marketing Yourself in a Tough Economy
Platinum Speaker Series provides opportunities for networking and enhancing professional, personal and leadership development.
Monday, April 22, 2013 | 6-8pm | Room with a View – Student Union and Library Building
Moderator: Dr. Michael Hicks, Director of Center for Business and Economic Research and Associate Professor of Economics at Ball State University
Erik Dombrowski, Research Associate, Center of Workforce Innovations, Inc.
Shaun Darling, Team Lead of the Steelworker for the Future Program, ArcelorMittal
Anthony Ferracane, Vice President of Human Resources, Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana
Shelly Robinson, Director of Career Services, Purdue University Calumet

Brewery Tour and Tasting
February 6, 2013 – 6pm -9pm |  The Purdue Club of Chicago, Purdue Club of Northwest Indiana, and Purdue Alumni-Calumet hosted the first ever brewery tour and tasting at the Flossmoor Station Restaurant and Brewery. All Purdue Alumni joined together for a brewmaster tour and tasting.

PAC Ice Skating Party
January 19, 2013 – 10am-12pm – Deep River Water Park, 9001 East Lincoln Highway, Crown Point, IN 46307 | PAC reserved the park exclusively for Purdue Calumet Alumni and their families. Participants enjoyed a morning of ice skating and fun! Check out the photos!

Meet the Coaches  – see photos
Thursday, Oct. 25 from 7:00-8:30 pm, Fitness & Recreation Center, Purdue Calumet
It’s a whole new ball game! Attendees had an opportunity to learn about our expanding athletic programs and meet coaches from basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, and volleyball.

Platinum Speaker Series
Justice: What’s Law Got To Do With It?
Monday, Oct. 22 from 6:00-8:00 pm, Student Union & Library Building
Moderator: Jesse Villalpando, Judge
Panelists, Attorneys; Lisa Beck, Angela Crossin, Shontrai Irving, Joann Price, Jeffrey Semko
Platinum Speaker Series provides opportunities for networking and enhancing professional, personal and leadership development.

Back to School Weekend – September 20 – 22, 2012
Alumni Leaders Day - Thursday, September 20, 2012 – Check out the photos!
Friday University – Friday, September 21 & 28, 2012
Back to School Saturday – Saturday, September 22, 2012 – Take a look at the photos!

Porter County Alumni | Check out the Photos!
Thursday, July 26, 2012 | 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Purdue Calumet Alumni from Porter County got together at this scenic setting for a networking event. Taltree Arboretum & Gardens.

Indianapolis Alumni: Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Indianapolis Alumni came to the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm for dinner, networking, & house tours. See the photos!

Wine Tasting: Thursday, April 26, 2012, Hospitality & Tourism Management Building, 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Porter County Alumni Networking Event:  Tuesday, November 8, 2011; 5pm  Fellow alumni got together for a night of fun and networking. Check out the photos!

Platinum Speakers Series:  Monday, October 24, 2011; 6-8pm
“You vs Economy – Marketing Yourself in a Tough Economy”
Panel discussion, Q&A, and light refreshments.

Eating for the Earth:  Wednesday, October 12, 2011; 5pm
Bill Kurtis, journalist/Chicago news anchor, rancher, conservationist and businessman, discussed his views about grass-fed beef.

Back to School Weekend: September 22-24, 2011
Alumni Leaders DayCheck out the Photos!
Friday UniversityTake a look!
Back to School SaturdaySee all the fun!

Symphony on the Prairie: Saturday, August 6, 2011
Purdue Calumet Alumni from the Indianapolis area met the new Chancellor of PUC, Thomas Keon and his wife Nancy, and enjoyed dinner, networking, and the music of Billy Joel & Elton John featuring Michael Cavanaugh. See the photos!

Purdue, Beer & Baseball:  Thursday, June 9, 2011
Alumni from Calumet and Purdue Club of Northwest Indiana gathered to watch baseball and enjoy some beer. See event photos

Business Networking Reception: January 26, 2011 at Gino’s Steakhouse