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West Lafayette 101 There ARE things to do here! - PowerPoint Presentation

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West Lafayette 101 There ARE things to do here! - PPT Presentation

Mandy Chalk Cara Wetzel About Me Mandy Chalk Academic Advisor Exploratory Studies Hometown Plymouth IN Education BA Valparaiso University MPA Indiana University South Bend Previous Position ID: 682148

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West Lafayette 101There ARE things to do here!

Mandy Chalk

Cara WetzelSlide2

About Me

Mandy Chalk, Academic Advisor, Exploratory Studies

Hometown: Plymouth, IN


BA, Valparaiso University

MPA, Indiana University South Bend

Previous Position:

Career Services, Ivy Tech Community College, Michigan City & Valparaiso campuses, 3.5 years

Purdue employee and Lafayette resident since July 2015!Slide3

About Me

Cara Wetzel, Assistant Director, Exploratory Studies

Hometown: Chesterton, IN




2 years of college = Purdue North Central

BS and MS from Purdue West Lafayette

Purdue employee and Lafayette resident since August 1996!

“I came here as a student and never left!”Slide4

About the Greater Lafayette AreaName Origin: For the Tippecanoe River,



Potawatomi ‘buffalo fish’

Famous for the 1811 Battle of Tippecanoe

American forces led by William Henry Harrison vs. Native Americans led by Tecumseh


Tippecanoe County: 183,074

Lafayette: 70,654

West Lafayette: 32,109Slide5

1) What is your favorite thing to do with your free time?

2) What is your favorite restaurant in the area?

3) What is on your Purdue bucket list?

4) What have you done so far in the area?Slide6

Within PurdueSlide7

On Campus Activities Student Organizations

Staff and faculty can join or become an advisor

Sporting Events

Convocations (





Christmas Show

ConcertsCultural CentersSummer ConcertsPurdue Contemporary Dance CompanyGuest Speakers /

LecturesPSUB MoviesSlide8

What’s on your Purdue bucket list?Fountain Run

Eat and drink at Harry’s Chocolate Shop

Attend the

Grand Prix

Attend a graduation

Ride on the Boilermaker Special

Sledding on



Tailgate before a football gameTry a peanut butter hamburger at Triple XXXGet a picture with the mascot, Purdue PeteGet a Den popObserve breakfast clubSlide9

Professional Development OpportunitiesPACADACommittees

Mentoring Program

Purdue Coaching Community


Council on the Status of Women

Career Advising Council

Global Partners ProgramSlide10

Outside of PurdueSlide11

Clubs and Organizations to JoinPurdue Women’s ClubTippy Connect Young Professionals

National Novel Writing Month

Wabash River Runners Club

Church / Religious Organization

Volunteer / Community Service

Humane Society

Habitat for Humanity

United WaySlide12

Festivals & Fairs

Mosey Down Main Street

County 4-H Fair

Taste of Tippecanoe

Spring Fest

Farmers Markets

Dancing & Cruising in the Streets

Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering


RiverfestBeers Across the WabashWines on the WabashSlide13

History & ParksFort


Prophetstown State Park

Tippecanoe Battlefield



Ice Skating Rink

Columbian Park Zoo


Wolf Park

Clegg GardensHappy Hollow ParkWater Parks and PoolsTropicanoe CoveCastaway BayVinton PoolTrailsHiking BikingSlide14

Let’s Get Active!



McAllister Recreation Center



Join recreational sports (intramurals for adults!)

Softball league

Bowling league

GolfingMany golf courses including Lafayette Country ClubDriving RangesMonster Mini GolfSlide15

Fun in the Fall!Exploration AcresNorthwest Indiana’s Largest Corn Maze!


Creek Orchard

Feast of the Hunters’ Moon

Haunted LafayetteSlide16

Art, Culture, and More!Trivia Nights at Professor Joe’s & Wings Etc.

Lafayette Symphony Orchestra Trivia Nights


Pottery painting

Wine and Canvas

Mission Breakout Lafayette

Escape Room!

Civic Theater of Greater Lafayette

Lafayette Symphony Orchestra

Lafayette Aviators Baseball TeamRoller DerbyOne Size Fits All improv groupFrank Lloyd Wright house

Art MuseumMorton Community CenterClasses to learn new skills!Slide17

Lessons We’ve LearnedBe comfortable with being uncomfortable

Take initiative


Explore – don’t be afraid!

Ask others what they like to do

Ask others to join you!Slide18

Make a Friend!

Write an activity you enjoy or want to check out.

Write your name and phone number.

Exchange with someone!