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Purdue Northwest Women’s Association kick-off trip, ‘The Color Purple’

07/21/2018 - 07:15
07/21/2018 - 18:15

The Purdue Northwest Women’s Association (PNWA) is for all Purdue Northwest women and men. All people in our local communities who wish to belong are welcome too.

The trip commences at 7:15 a.m. with boarding in front of Schwarz Hall on the Westville Campus. Due to construction on the Hammond Campus, the exact location on campus for pick up and drop off will be provided to all participants several weeks before July 21. Ample parking will be available.

The outing includes a stop at Trader Joe’s, shopping on the Magnificent mile, time for lunch on one’s own and a ticket to the 2 p.m. matinee show at the historic Auditorium Theater in Chicago’s Loop. Approximate return times are 5:30 p.m. to the Hammond Campus and 6:15 p.m. to the Westville campus.

The cost is $90 (plus membership dues of $10), which includes expenses except lunch. For the comfort and ease of the group, assistance will be provided and package stowage available. All trip participants must be members or join the PNWA in order to participate.

“Imagine spending a day in the shopping and entertainment center of the great city of Chicago, without the hassle of driving or paying for parking, and enjoying a hit show,” said Judy Jacobi, day trip chair. “Our arrangements make these superb cultural experiences extremely convenient and delightful!”

Becoming a PNWA member

Annual dues for new members are $15, but PNWA is offering a $5 reduced membership fee this year for those registering for the trip as well. Paid members will get a $5 discount in the cost of the trip.

To reserve a spot, make a check of $100 payable to the PNWA and send it to Elizabeth Bernel, PNWA, Schwarz Administration, Suite 60, 1401 S. U.S. Highway 421, Westville, IN 46391. For trip-related questions and reservations, contact Liz Bernel at 219-785-5719 or

The recently renamed Purdue Northwest Women’s Association has sponsored bus trips for more than 15 years and coordinates two trips a year.

Purdue Northwest Women’s Association

PNWA’s mission is to address issues of interest and concern to women, organize opportunities for educational, cultural and recreational activities for members, promote an educational and cultural atmosphere within the Purdue Northwest service area, and support and promote Purdue Northwest by developing an atmosphere of friendship, cooperation and camaraderie among our members. To learn more and become involved with the Purdue Northwest Women’s Association, visit