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Encyclopedia > Purdue University North Central
Purdue University North Central
Image:PurdueNorthCentralLogo.jpg
Motto
Established 1948 (details)
Type public coeducational
Endowment $0.9 million[1]
Staff
Rector  
Chancellor  James B. Dworkin
President  
Principal  
Vice-Chancellor  
Dean  
 
Faculty  109
Students 3,519
Undergraduates  3,487
Postgraduates  32
Doctoral students  
Location Westville, IN USA
Campus setting rural: 305 acres (1.23 km²)
Athletics
3 NAIA teams,
called Panthers
Colours
Mascot Pounce, the Panther[2]
Affiliations Purdue University System
Website www.pnc.edu

Purdue University North Central is a regional campus within the Purdue University system that is located in rural LaPorte County near Westville, Indiana in northwestern Indiana. Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... The word rector (ruler, from the Latin regere) has a number of different meanings. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... The Principal is the chief executive and the chief academic officer of a University in Scotland and at certains institutions in Canada and other parts of the Commonwealth. ... A Vice-Chancellor (commonly called the VC) of a university in the United Kingdom, other Commonwealth countries, and some universities in Hong Kong, is the de facto head of the university. ... In an educational setting, a dean is a person with significant authority . ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, an undergraduate is a post-secondary student pursuing a Bachelors degree. ... Having a degree conferred is a requirement of (post)graduate school. ... A doctorate is an academic degree of the highest level. ... Westville is a town located in LaPorte County, Indiana. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 38th 94,321 km² 225 km 435 km 1. ... NAIA is an acronym (or an initialism) that can refer to the following: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics in the United States. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Mascots at the Mascot Olympics in Orlando, FL. A mascot is something, typically an animal or human character used to represent a group with a common public identity, such as a school, professional sports team (the name often corresponds with the mascot), society or corporation. ... See also Purdue University regarding the main campus. ... See also Purdue University regarding the main campus. ... Westville is a town located in LaPorte County, Indiana. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 38th 94,321 km² 225 km 435 km 1. ...

Contents

Academics

Departments

Purdue University North Central is academically organized into ten departments:

  • Biology/Chemistry + Business + Communication + Computer and Information Technology + Elementary Education + Engineering Technology + English and Modern Languages + Mathematics, Statistics, and Physics + Nursing + Social Sciences[3]

Accreditation

Purdue University North Central as a whole has been accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools continuously since 1971.[4] ABET has continuously accredited Purdue University North Central's following bachelors degree: Mechanical Technology 1992. ABET has continuously accredited Purdue University North Central's following associates degrees since the date listed: Building Construction Management Technology 2004, Electrical Engineering Technology 1986, Industrial Engineering Technology 1986, and Manufacturing Engineering Technology 1992.[5] The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) is one of six regional accreditation organizations recognized by the United States Department of Education. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... The Accredition Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) is a non-profit organization that serves the public by making accreditations of the universities and scientific institutions which live up to certain qualities defined by the organization. ... 1992 (MCMXCII in Roman) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII in Roman) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


Campus

Purdue University North Central is located on 305 acres (1.23 km²) in rural LaPorte County near Westville, Indiana along U.S. 421. Purdue University North Central has three academic buildings and a veterinary emergency facility. The grounds of Purdue University North Central have Shakespeare's Garden adjacent to a picturesque pond, tennis courts, a baseball diamond, and four outdoor basketball courts as well as a pedestrian mall between the library and Schwartz Hall, the oldest academic building on campus. This article is about the unit of measure known as the acre. ... Westville is a town located in LaPorte County, Indiana. ...


History

History at a glance
Purdue University North Central was established via the 1967 merger of:
Purdue University Laporte Extension Established 1948
Location Laporte, IN USA
Purdue University Michigan City Extension Established 1949
Location Michigan City, IN USA

Purdue University North Central's first permanent site in which classes were offered was in John Barker's former mansion in 1948 at LaPorte, Indiana, which was donated by his heirs. Purdue University North Central first opened for classes at its current site in 1967 after having started offering classes in Laporte, Indiana during 1948 and in Michigan City, Indiana during 1949.
1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 38th 94,321 km² 225 km 435 km 1. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ... Michigan City is a city located in LaPorte County, Indiana, approximately 50 miles east of Chicago, Illinois and 40 miles west of South Bend, Indiana. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 38th 94,321 km² 225 km 435 km 1. ... John Barker (fl. ... LaPorte is a city located in bullshit. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Michigan City is a city located in LaPorte County, Indiana, approximately 50 miles east of Chicago, Illinois and 40 miles west of South Bend, Indiana. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ...


Athletics

Purdue University North Central teams are members of NAIA and compete within the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference. Intercollegiately, Purdue University North Central sponsors a men's basketball team, a men's baseball team, and a women's softball team. The moniker of Purdue University North Central's teams is the Panthers. The official mascot is Pounce, the Panther. NAIA is an acronym (or an initialism) that can refer to the following: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics in the United States. ...


Prior to the panthers moniker, Purdue University North Central's moniker for its intercollegiate athletics teams was the Centaurs from 1967 until 2003. 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


See Purdue University System. See also Purdue University regarding the main campus. ...


External links

References

  1. 1 endowment  America's Best Colleges 2006. U.S. News & World Report. URL accessed on February 25, 2006.


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Purdue University North Central (231 words)
Purdue University–North Central is a regional campus of one of the Midwest’s great research universities.
Purdue University started offering classes in Michigan City and LaPorte schools just after World War II, and classes were consolidated in the John Barker mansion in 1949.
Purdue North Central embraces the land-grant tradition of its parent institution, devoted to bringing liberal, professional, and technical education to the people of northwest Indiana.
Purdue University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2816 words)
Purdue’s main academic campus is located in the city of West Lafayette, on the banks of the Wabash River.
Purdue is also home to the state of Indiana's school of veterinary medicine, and a number of research facilities, including Discovery Park.
Purdue University operates 'feeder' campuses, where most undergraduate students are intended to complete their degrees at the main West Lafayette campus: Purdue Calumet in Hammond and Purdue North Central in Westville.
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