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2017 Meet and Greet

Help welcome new student renters to the New Chauncey neighborhood by volunteering for the annual Meet and Greet.

It’s 60 minute activity that has you walking through New Chauncey, knocking on doors, and handing out information about West Lafayette and the surrounding area.

Join us on Tuesday August 22, 5:30 PM @ Graduate Student Center (RM 105).  It is located at 504 Northwestern Avenue inside the Northwestern parking garage.

The Meet and Greet event is sponsored by the West Lafayette-Purdue Community Partnership Team, a group that meets throughout the year to discuss areas of common interest.

If you would like to participate in this fun event, please show up on August 23rd.

Hope to see you there.

2016 Meet and Greet Event

Help welcome new student renters to the New Chauncey neighborhood by volunteering for the annual Meet and Greet.

It’s 60 minute activity that has you walking through New Chauncey, knocking on doors, and handing out information about West Lafayette and the surrounding area.

Join us on Tuesday August 23, 5:30 PM @ Graduate Student Center (RM 105).  It is located at 504 Northwestern Avenue inside the Northwestern parking garage.

The Meet and Greet event is sponsored by the West Lafayette-Purdue Community Partnership Team, a group that meets throughout the year to discuss areas of common interest.

If you would like to participate in this fun event, please show up on August 23rd.

Hope to see you there.

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NEWS RELEASE
August 15, 2016

Purdue, West Lafayette to welcome students living off campus WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – For the 17th consecutive year, volunteers from Purdue University and the city of West Lafayette will go around the New Chauncey and Northwestern Heights neighborhoods on Tuesday (Aug. 23) evening to meet students living off campus and welcome them to West Lafayette and Purdue.

“Each year, thousands of Purdue students live off-campus and are an integral part of the Purdue and West Lafayette communities. We want to welcome our students into their neighborhoods and provide them with resources for living in the community,” said Frank Dooley, vice provost for teaching and learning and chair of the Purdue Community Partnership Team.

Volunteers will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Graduate Student Center, room 105, at 504 Northwestern Avenue. Each volunteer will get a gold Meet and Greet T-shirt, a street map of the near-campus neighborhoods showing
student residences, and door hangers with information about Purdue and West Lafayette that they will leave at each residence they visit.

Volunteers will then divide into small teams and walk around the neighborhoods to make their visits. Meet and Greet is arranged jointly by the Purdue University and West Lafayette Community Partnership teams. “The main purpose of the teams is to work together to build on the strong relationship between Purdue and the city of West Lafayette,” said Beverly Shaw, chair of the West Lafayette team and marketing and grants administrator for West Lafayette.

“Those of us already here know that West Lafayette and Purdue are great places to be,” Mayor John Dennis said. “We want to share that sense of pride in our community with students who may be new to West Lafayette.” Meet and Greet is open to any West Lafayette resident and Purdue community member who wants to volunteer.

Writer: Brian Zink, 765-494-2080, bzink@purdue.edu
Sources: Frank Dooley, 765-494-0615, dooleyf@purdue.edu
Bev Shaw, 765-775-5161, bshaw@westlafayette.in.gov
John Dennis, 765-775-5100, mayor@westlafayette.in.gov

Volunteers Needed: 16th Annual Meet and Greet

The 16th Annual Meet & Greet is looking for neighborhood volunteers to help introduce the new Purdue students to the community. Walk around with your friends and neighbors on Monday August 24, 2015 from 6-7pm (or longer if you like) handing out packets of information, striking up conversations, and welcoming new people to the City.

The group will meet in the MSEE Foyer on Northwestern Ave:

MSEE-Meet and Greet

Parking available in Northwestern Garage after 5:00 p.m.

This event is sponsored by Purdue University and the City of West Lafayette Community Partnership Team.

For more information: contact Ashley Darnell at 496-1841 or adarnel@purdue.edu

Welcome Back: Meet and Greet 2014

Would you like to help be the face for the New Chauncey Neighborhood?  Do you like to meet the new members of the New Chauncey?

Join us August 26th, 6PM at Wang Hall.

Wang Hall MapDon’t worry, the building is actually there.

Neighbors and City officials will meet at Wang Hall to pick up materials to handout for the annual Meet and Greet. From Wang Hall, we will depart and go meet new neighbors in parts of New Chauncey and Northwestern Heights.

If you would like to help, show up a little before 6PM to Wang Hall. Please help spread the word and encourage neighbors to attend.

As always, your efforts are appreciated.

From the Purdue Press Release:

Purdue, West Lafayette to welcome students living off campus

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – For the 15th consecutive year, volunteers from Purdue University and the city of West Lafayette will go around the New Chauncey and Northwestern Heights neighborhoods on Tuesday (Aug. 26) evening to meet students living off campus and welcome them to West Lafayette and Purdue.

In July university President Mitch Daniels appointed Frank Dooley, interim vice provost for undergraduate academic affairs, to serve as chairperson of the Purdue Community Partnership Team.

“Each year, thousands of Purdue students live off-campus and are an integral part of the Purdue and West Lafayette communities,” Dooley said. “We want to welcome our students into their neighborhoods and provide them with resources for living in the community.”

Volunteers will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Wang Hall on Northwestern Avenue. Each volunteer will get a gold Meet and Greet T-shirt, a street map of the near-campus neighborhoods showing student residences, and door hangers with information about Purdue and West Lafayette that they will leave at each residence they visit.

Volunteers will divide into small teams and walk around the neighborhoods to make their visits. Meet and Greet is arranged jointly by the Purdue University and West Lafayette Community Partnership teams.

“The main purpose of the teams is to work together to build on the strong relationship between Purdue and the city of West Lafayette,” said Beverly Shaw, chair of the West Lafayette team and marketing and grants administrator for West Lafayette.

“Those of us already here know that West Lafayette and Purdue are great places to be,” Mayor John Dennis said. “We want to share that sense of pride in our community with students who may be new to West Lafayette.”

Meet and Greet is open to any West Lafayette resident and Purdue community member who wants to volunteer.

Volunteer: Littleton and Fowler Pocket Park (with a Bench)

Good evening everyone.

Tonight, after a note from a neighbor, I rode over to New Chauncey’s Littleton and Fowler pocket park.

It appears that this pocket park at the intersection of Littleton and Fowler has become overrun with weeds, invasive plant species, and is in need of attention before it falls into further vegetative despair.

Little and Fowler Pocket Park

We are working with neighbors to find individuals or groups who would be willing to spend a small chunk of time (e.g. 30 minutes) every once in a while to pull weeds, debris, and provide general gardening maintenance.

In 3 minutes, I was able to pull these weeds.  Sadly, I only brought gloves, so one root ripped, but I have a gardeners pal that will join me next time.

Little and Fowler - Pulling Weeds

If you or know of people who would be interested in this volunteer opportunity, please let us know.

Also, we are working on ways to allow a more inspirational view from the bench.

The visual perspective could use some enhancements.  What would you like to see?

Littleton and Fowler Pocket Park Perspective

The start, I am going to see if we can move the One-Way and info sign (seen in this shot):

Littleton and Fowler Pocket Park Perspective

Maybe a small reading rack, supplied by the Free Little Library at the New Chauncey Housing, Inc.’s office, beside the bench?

Little Free Library - NCHI