Here is the press release from Jesse Bohlin, Boilers in Action:
Hello and Good Afternoon Friends in Greater Lafayette/ Neighbors!
I hope this email finds you well. We are emailing you as a part of Boilers in Action, a student program that trains students to coordinate meaningful community engagement. We are coordinating SpringBlast, a program you have participated in with Purdue students in the past.
SpringBlast is a day of service dedicated to serving our neighbors. Our goal is to connect Purdue students and residents in making a more united community. SpringBlast was established in order to make that possible.
As a previous participant we would like to extend the offer to participate again! This year (2018) SpringBlast will be on Saturday, April 7th. More information will be given closer to the event, with the goal that we make this process as easy and clear for you as possible. Please use the Google Survey below to sign-up, or email us directly if you prefer. You will receive a follow-up email with more information the week of March 7th.
The SpringBlast Team
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.
It’s that time of year to get your yard and house ready for spring. This year’s BoilerBlast will be held on April 9th, 2016 from 8am – 12pm.
If you are unfamiliar with this program, it is an opportunity for residents and Purdue students to work together to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods, parks, and around our homes.
Some example activities include:
- Light yard work
- Garage cleanout
- Window cleaning
- Garden care
- Gutters (if ladders are provided)
If you would like to work with Purdue students to help you prepare for spring, please signup online. Availability is on a first come, first serve basis so sign-up now.
We are also working with the Civic Engagement and Leadership Development group to also help clean-up our streets, sidewalks, and parks.
You can also visit the BoilerBlast 2016 web site for more information.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you looked out your window or went for a walk around our neighborhood on the morning of Saturday, April 5th, you would have seen dozens of Purdue students (thanks to the Civic Engagement and Leadership Development), working alongside neighbors, to get the streets, sidewalks, yards, and alleys in a better state for the upcoming Spring season.
One component that weekend was the annual CleanSweep program. We picked up over 21 bags of garbage (thank you Jeff for the truck!) and thanks to the West Lafayette Street and Sanitation Department, we disposed of them safely.
Thanks to everyone who helped make this neighborhood collaboration with Purdue University and the City a huge success.
We are working with the team at Purdue to make it even better. If you have any thoughts, please send them our way.
We encourage everyone to watch and/or read the updated Purdue Campus Master Plan that was presented on February 13th, 2014.
There’s all sorts of interesting information to draw from the video and document.
Please share anything interesting that you find or think about.
December 3rd–The City of West Lafayette, Purdue University, Purdue Research Park and urban planning firm MKSK welcome the public to these initial forums regarding the State Street Master Plan.
This is a wonderful opportunity to chat with those involved in the project, voice your opinions, and see the direction and progress of the plan so far.
The Open House will be held on December 3rd, 2013. There are two sessions:
- 11:30 – 4:00PM at Stewart Center, Room 202
- 5:30 – 7:30PM at the West Lafayette Public Library in the Elm & Walnut Room
In the meantime, the related Public Survey 1 closes on November 1st, 2013. Another survey will follow that date. Both surveys and project updates can be found online at the plan’s Facebook page.
You can read the full press release here.
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