As the new academic year approaches, we are looking ahead to the fall and the 24th annual Emily Mauzy Vogel (EMV) Sophomore Leadership Development Retreat! We are striving to select a diverse delegation of students for this unique and wonderful event, and we need your help in identifying outstanding students for this opportunity. Nominate a candidate today! (login required)
Date: September 6th and 7th, 2014 at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana.
Overview: This retreat is an intensive overnight program involving team building, leadership inventories, personal development, and will introduce participants to concepts surrounding strengths-based approaches to inclusive leadership. We are also excited to announce this year that we are piloting the retreat as a kick-off to an optional year-long experience for the student participants.
Cost: Each student who participates will pay a registration of $20. Included in this nominal fee are transportation, meals, conference materials, a T-shirt, and overnight lodging. We also have offered a partial scholarship to students who need a financial aid.
This retreat is made possible by a generous gift for leadership development from the late Robert and Ruth Mauzy, Purdue alumni.
Nominated students will receive an invitation to attend the retreat and students will be accepted on a first-come basis. Please complete the nomination form today! (login required)
Thank you for your help and continued support of students and their leadership development. If you have further questions, please email Sun Kim. I look forward to receiving your nominations!
Assistant Dean of Students of Civic Engagement and Leadership Development
The Purduettes depart March 14 for a 9-day performance tour of Georgia, Florida and Tennessee and the Purdue Varsity Glee Club departs March 15 for an 8-day tour of San Francisco. Follow along with PMO on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
- Help the New Chauncey Neighbourhood out with some Spring Cleaning!
Herald the arrival of Spring and give some TLC to the New Chauncey Neighborhood in the Boiler Blast Volunteer Program!
Bring some color to the neighborhood and help out over 150 households in different projects such as yard clearing, building planter boxes, and street cleaning in the annual Boiler Blast Volunteer Program.
The annual Boiler Blast Volunteer Program is organised by Civic Engagement and Leadership Development. This year, they hope to enlist 1500 students participants. Sign up in a group!
New Chauncey Neighbourhood is the area bounded by Northwestern, River Road and the elementary and high schools.
Website: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~bblast/Registration closes: 14 March 2014, Friday
Event Day: April 5 2014, Saturday, 8 am – 2:30 pm
The Purdue team, from left, of Dheeraj Gurugubelli, Isra Gadri, Iyad Uakoub, Sunil Merumu, and Nikhil Boreddy will be heading to Boston this week as regional world finalists for the prestigious Hult Prize in social entrepreneurship.
The Hult Prize is a start-up accelerator for budding young social entrepreneurs emerging from the world’s universities. Named as one of the top five ideas changing the world by President Bill Clinton and TIME Magazine, the annual competition for the the Hult Prize aims to identify and launch the most compelling social business ideas—start-up enterprises that tackle grave issues faced by billions of people. Winners receive USD 1 million in seed capital, as well as mentorship and advice from the international business community.
The team from Purdue, led by Krannert alum and Center for Career Opportunities staff member Iyad Uakoub, has the goal of developing solutions to decrease chronic diseases in impoverished urban areas. According to team member Isra Gadri, “this can happen through either innovation or improving on existing solutions that are effective, accessible and affordable.” Purdue’s encouragement to develop leadership and entrepreneurship skills with an innovative mindset, accompanied by their own ambitious attitudes, motivated the team to compete in this competition, Uakoub said.
If the team wins the Boston regional finals next week, they would receive a one-year membership into the Clinton Global Initiative and an opportunity to spend the summer at the Hult Prize Accelerator. The accelerator will provide the students with a chance to further develop their social enterprise while receiving mentorship from members of the international business community.
This week’s regional champions will pitch their business solution prototype at the Clinton Global Institute’s annual meeting in September where the winning team will be awarded $1 million in seed capital.
For more information on Purdue’s team, or if you would like to assist with their trip to Boston, contact team leader Iyad Uakoub.
Does your student organization need space for offices, storage lockers, or mailboxes for next academic year? Request it before March 7! Space is available in the Purdue Memorial Union, Stewart Center, and the soon-to-be-open Center for Student Excellence and Leadership (CSEL).
NOTE: The application, which must be filled out completely for consideration. It also must be filled out annually by all organizations that currently have designated space in the Union and Stewart Center.
To renew or request space, representatives from interested organizations should do the following by March 7, 2014 at 11:45 p.m.:
- Login to BoilerLink with your career account
- Click on “Organizations” and search for “PMU and Stewart Organization Space”
- Click on “Forms”
- Fill out the form titled “Application for Student Organization Space for 2014-15 within STEW, PMU and CSEL”
Those with additional questions can contact Scott Savage or Hannah Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 765-494-8976.
Source: Martia Brawner King, senior assistant dean of students, 765-494-1231