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New Student Mentoring Program

We hope that you are enjoying your summer and ABE events, as the new school year is coming also are our new students!  ABE GSA will once again have a new student mentoring program.
New ABE grad students:  We want you to get the best of this experience of being in grad school.  The benefits are meeting new people, learning tips from grad students, and having fun!
Current ABE grad students:  We want you to get involved in our mentoring program!  The benefits include meeting new people, developing communication and leadership skills, and having fun!
Past mentoring events have included a scavenger hunt, coffee dates, and bowling night.   The requirements of the mentoring program are outlined here.
New ABE students and current ABE students please register here if you are interested:
Mentor/Mentee Scavenger Hunt, Garett Pignotti , Jesumayomikun Olasubulumi, Aug. 19, 2016
Mentor/Mentee Scavenger Hunt, Garett Pignotti , Jesumayomikun Olasubulumi, Aug. 19, 2016

 

ABE-GSA Canoeing Trip

On Saturday, August 11th, ABE GSA will be going on a canoeing trip near Delphi, IN (~25 minute drive). We will be spend 2 hours canoeing on the Tippecanoe River with a morning start time (sometime around 10-11am). We would need to leave campus roughly an hour before our start time to drive and go through a brief session with the canoe instructor.

GSA will be covering the canoeing cost for ABE Graduate students only, but if more than 20 students sign-up the cost will be $5 per student. For family/significant others, GSA will not cover the cost ($15/per canoe for adults; child cost vary with age) but they are free to join the group. Canoes spots will be first-come, first-serve, but there should be enough canoes available.

If interested in attending, please fill out the attached survey for attendance purposes and organizing a carpool. https://goo.gl/forms/ncDZ530YLoURWUFX2

For the carpool we ask that you bring $1 or 2 to chip-in for gas with your driver.

*Note: It could be hot and sunny, so make sure bring sunscreen and some water to keep hydrated. GSA will also bring some bottles of water as well.

For any questions, please email mills137@purdue.edu.

We hope to see you there!

Welcome Back Picnic–Volunteers Needed

The new academic year is coming, as well as our ABE Welcome Back Picnic which will be held on Aug 30, 2018 at 5 PM at ADM !  All members of the ABE community are welcome to attend.  A vegetarian option will be provided.  Transportation to ADM will be provided.
Now, we are looking for ABE graduate student volunteers to help with setting up the event. Here are some the tasks we need assistance with:
  • Morning Set Up at 9am-10am [2-3 Volunteers]
  • Warming up meat and Veggies from 12:30 to 4pm  [4-5 Volunteers]
  • Setting up the food (Soft drinks preparation, make sure food is ready) 3:00- 4:30 pm [2-5 Volunteers]
  • Evening Clean Up at 7:00 pm [2-3 Volunteers]
Please sign up in the link here to volunteer.
 
We would appreciate your help as we celebrate the beginning of the school year. More details will be provided to volunteers.

 

ABE GSA Hiking Trip to Shades State Park

On Saturday, July 7th ABE GSA will be headed to Shades State Park (Waveland, IN) for a few hours of hiking. Shades State Park (~50 minute drive) has a lot of hiking in ravine beds as well as some beautiful gorges, so bring some comfortable shoes that you can hike with.
If interested in attending, please fill out the attached survey for attendance purposes and organizing a carpool. https://goo.gl/forms/rQjxZLRCaYMIZURM2
For the carpool we ask that you bring $3 to chip-in for gas with your driver and ABE GSA will be bringing drinks (water, maybe Gatorade/Powerade) and some snacks for the hike (trail mix, granola bars, etc.) as well as paying for the park entrance fee.
*Note: In July it gets hot and sunny, so make sure bring sunscreen and it may be helpful to also bring a personal water-bottle as well to keep hydrated.
We hope to see you there!!!