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Episode 39  |  33:11 min

Behind the Scenes: Purdue’s Boiler Gold Rush

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Episode 39  |  33:11 min  |  09.02.2021

Behind the Scenes: Purdue’s Boiler Gold Rush

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This is a podcast episode titled, Behind the Scenes: Purdue’s Boiler Gold Rush. The summary for this episode is: <p>In this episode of This Is Purdue, we’re going behind the scenes at Purdue’s&nbsp;largest&nbsp;Boiler Gold Rush&nbsp;event yet&nbsp;ahead of the start&nbsp;of&nbsp;the 2021&nbsp;Fall Semester.&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p>Listen in as we chat with Craig Johnson, Director of Orientation Programs at Purdue, about how BGR&nbsp;– formerly known as CORN&nbsp;Camp -&nbsp;originated,&nbsp;and how the team continues to evolve this massive event year after year.&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p>Plus, we’re&nbsp;attending several events at BGR and&nbsp;talking to&nbsp;students experiencing BGR for the&nbsp;very&nbsp;first time.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p>If you’re a&nbsp;Purdue alumni, you’re sure to feel some nostalgia during this episode!&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
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Craig Johnson
Director of Orientation Programs, Purdue University
Craig Johnson is the Director of Orientation Programs and hails from Lake City, Michigan. As an undergraduate student, he studied Organizational Communication at Central Michigan University, where he was an Orientation Mentor and actively involved in several clubs and organizations. After working full-time as an Academic Advisor and Orientation Professional Staff member, he pursued a Master of Science Degree in College Student Affairs with an emphasis in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Craig started at Purdue in July 2015. Outside of work, Craig is often seen traveling, singing as a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, and rooting on his favorite Detroit sports teams.
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