The Purdue Northwest Women’s Association (PNWA) will kick off its day-trip season with an excursion Saturday, July 21 to Chicago to see the musical, “The Color Purple.” The trip is open to everyone—women and men—in the local community. Registration is encouraged, as seats on the luxury bus are limited. Boarding begins at 7:15 a.m. in front of Schwarz Hall on the Westville Campus, 1401 S. U.S. Highway 421. Riders boarding at the Hammond Campus will be picked up at 8 a.m. at the southwest corner of the Student Union Library Building, 2233 173rd St. Included are stops at the studio of noted sculptor Terry Karpowicz, 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, which includes all expenses except lunch, plus PNWA membership. For the comfort and ease of the group, assistance will be provided and package stowage is available. To reserve a spot, make a non-refundable check payable to the PNWA and send it to Elizabeth Bernel, PNWA, Schwarz Administration, Suite 60, 1401 S U.S Highway 421, Westville, IN 46360. For trip-related questions and reservations, contact her at 219-785-5719 or; or Judy Jacobi at 219-785-5593 or To request a disability-related accommodation for this event, please contact the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at or (219) 989-2163 for the Hammond Campus or (219) 785-5545 for the Westville Campus five days prior to the event.