Monday, August 8th, 2011 - 12:38 pm

From the Editor

A new chancellor at the helm

There’s a new chancellor in town, and his name is Thomas Keon.

If you’re reading these words, presumably, you already have read or listened (INSIGHT online) to the Q&A interview I had the privilege of conducting with Chancellor Keon for this issue.

Experientially distinguishing

One message that resonated loudly and clearly from his interview responses is that experiential learning will continue to be a distinguishing factor of the quality Purdue education our Purdue Calumet students receive.

“Learning by doing” is a phrase Chancellor Keon has expressed during his initial weeks of leading our campus. To that point, this issue of INSIGHT has introduced a new Learning by Doing feature that will convey innovative and successful examples of how our students are applying their Purdue Calumet education in a tangible, real world manner.

One way our students do that is through their engagement in scholarly research activities. Purdue Calumet’s commitment to undergraduate research, also featured in this issue, is another way our university distinguishes itself.

Home, sweet home

Another descriptive phrase Chancellor Keon is using to articulate the value and opportunities Purdue Calumet offers northwest Indiana is Hometown University. He references the term in his Chancellor’s Message this issue and offers a bit of visionary explanation in the Q&A interview.

In the weeks and months to come, all of us—internal and external constituents alike—are going to gain a greater understanding and foresight for Purdue Calumet as Hometown University.

For me, that means more ways to tell our story. For you, it means new ways to appreciate Purdue Calumet and all its benefits. Stay tuned for details.

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Wes Lukoshus
Editor & Asst. Vice Chancellor for Advancement/University Relations

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