Much to celebrate  

Our campus hosted programs last week that celebrated our military veterans, as well as the pending emergence of winter in Northwest Indiana. More than 250 individuals from campus and nearby communities attended our Veterans Day Celebration, Nov. 11, which included a flag raising ceremony, the preparation of some 550 care packages for overseas service personnel in collaboration with event co-sponsor Fifth Third Bank and a Convocation, featuring a keynote address by Associate Director of the VA Center for Women Veterans Betty Moseley Brown. The university’s From Boots to Books: Veterans and Student Service Members Academic Support Program also co-sponsored the celebration.

Last Saturday afternoon (11/16), Purdue Calumet took its Building Community through the Arts program series on the road for a celebration of Winter in Northwest Indiana at Hammond’s downtown Towle Theater. Nurturing a city-university cultural partnership, the program featured holiday trees, carols from around the world, music, food samples and scenes performed from Towle’s popular holiday production, “A Fabulous 50’s Christmas.” An audience of 100+ faculty, staff and community residents attended the program, coordinated by the College of LASS and Towle.

Betty Moseley Brown delivering the keynote address
Betty Moseley Brown delivering the keynote address
Veterans raising the American flag
Veterans raising the flag
A Fabulous 50’s Christmas
“A Fabulous 50’s Christmas” at the Towle Theater
Purdue Calumet faculty looking at a Christmas tree
A Celebration of Winter in Northwest Indiana