If you haven’t had the opportunity to check out the display created by international students on the history of international students at Purdue, you are in for a treat! The display is currently up in the Hicks Undergraduate Library. The students who created it volunteered all of their own time, coming to the archives over many months to research student life and experiences of international students at Purdue from the first international student enrolled here. The exhibit charts the first international student organizations as well as ways the university responded to increased numbers of international students.
Congratulations to the Hicks Undergraduate Library staff for partnering with the students who are leaders of the VOICE (Chinese students at Purdue) magazine in making this a reality. You will be impressed by the efforts these students made to educate others about our history, and to help make international students at Purdue feel connected to our past. Neal Harmeyer, Archives and Special Collections Digital Archivist, also went above and beyond in assisting the students with their many digitization requests for use in the display.
The exhibit will be at the Hicks Library until April 17 and later be on display at the Dauch Alumni Center and Purdue residence halls.