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January 2018

Senior Cohort Professional Development: Healthy Eating on the Run

Mon, Jan 22
5:00 pm
- 6:00 pm
STEAM lab,

We will be joined by a representative from Purdue Recreation and Wellness who will give a presentation aimed at preparing students to make healthy, budget-friendly food choices even while balancing the demands of graduate school or a new job.

Dr. Jamie Washington: Racist Messaging on Campus Webinar

Tue, Jan 23
2:00 pm
- 3:30 pm
WALC 3087, Memorial Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47906 United States
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Campuses continue to face race-related posters and graffiti on college campuses across the nation. Racist slurs, symbols and threats written on walls, student nametags and residence hall doors have inflamed students and administrators on a number of campuses, as have posters advertising the White nationalist movement. Social media has also seen its share of tweets and posts demonstrating discrimination and hate. Join Dr. Jamie Washington – the nationally renowned President and Founder of the Washington Consulting Group and the President and…

Honors Mentor Program Callout

Tue, Jan 23
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
STEAM lab,

Want to learn more about becoming an Honors Mentor? At this callout, students will learn more about what it means to be mentor, what mentors get out of their experience, and how best to approach the application.  The deadline for applications is February 1, 2018.  Access to the application and more information can be found on the Mentor Program webpage:  https://honors.purdue.edu/current-students/student-leadership/academic-leadership-programs/honors-mentors/index.php

Diversity Matters Lunch & Learn – Black Lives Matter and the Women Who Lead It

Wed, Jan 24
12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm
STEAM lab,

Join University Scholar and associate professor of Political Science and African American Studies Dr. Nadia Brown for the first of the Honors College Diversity Matters workshop series of Spring 2018. Learn about Black women who are elected officials in districts where the Black Lives Matters movement is active and how they play a role in healing their communities. Lunch will be provided.

Cornerstone Event: Stage Fighting Workshop

Wed, Jan 24
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
Honors Hall,

The Stone Soup Shakespeare troupe will teach stage fighting and stage movement in preparation for stage combat. Following the workshop, Julie Taymor's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream will be played in Honors Hall.

Cornerstone Event: Julie Taymor’s production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Wed, Jan 24
7:00 pm
- 9:00 pm
Honors Hall,
February 2018

FAC+: The Society of Arts and Letters Reading Group

Thu, Feb 1
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
HCRS 1054,

More details to be announced at a later date.

Diversity Matters – Reading Groups: One Hour/One Idea

Thu, Feb 1
7:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
HCRN 1143,

In a world where controversy leads to division, expressions of solidarity and support are essential in maintaining and nourishing relationships within diverse groups. During this reading group session, we will uncover what becoming an ally really means. Further, this session will provide you an opportunity to meet and network with other students in the Honors College and learn how to become allies alongside each other.

Coffee (and Cupcakes) with the Council

Thu, Feb 8
4:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
HCRN Innovation Forum,

Stop by for some Valentine's Day treats and talk to your Honors Leadership Council representatives at this open house tabling event!

Cooking with the Dean: Mardi Gras

Tue, Feb 13
2:00 pm
- 4:00 pm
South Kitchen (HCRS),

Come celebrate Fat Tuesday with Dean Phillips and her famous beignets, you won't want to miss this festive event!

FAC+: Cupid Contest and Valentine’s Day Celebration

Wed, Feb 14
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Submit a poem about love: new love, lost love, true love, love sickness, platonic love, love of family, etc. as a Word.doc to Dr. Adam Watkins (aewatkin@purdue.edu) by February 6th. Then share your poem at the Valentine’s Day Celebration. Each Honors College House will select a winner, who will receive a prize and their poem will be displayed.

Diversity Matters – Identifying Privilege in Matters of Race

Tue, Feb 20
6:00 pm
- 7:30 pm
STEAM lab,

The second Diversity Matters workshop of Spring 2018 will be led by members of SPARC (Students of Purdue Against Racism Coalition), a student-led organization with the intent of combating prejudice and discrimination by educating Purdue students on issues of race and diversity in our society. They will lead a thought-provoking discussion on the importance of recognizing privilege in issues of race and diversity and share ways in which we can all stand as allies with marginalized groups on campus.

Cornerstone Neighborhood Event: Jersey Boys show

Wed, Feb 28
8:00 am
- 5:00 pm

Service Learning and Engagement Summit

Wed, Feb 28
1:00 pm
- 5:30 pm
Honors Hall,

In partnership with the Office of Engagement, the Honors College will host the annual conference and poster symposium, registration via the conference website. Students are welcome to submit a poster to be showcased at the end of the conference for the symposium.

March 2018

Diversity Matters – Reading Groups: One Hour/One Idea

Thu, Mar 1
7:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
HCRN 1143,

Privilege is defined as a special right or advantage granted only to a particular person or group of people. A common misconception about privilege is that only some people are afforded it; however, privilege can be granted on the basis of class, ability, or race so everyone has it in some form. Join us as we explore the concept of privilege and discuss the ways in which it can harm or benefit a diverse and dynamic community.

FAC+: Global Shorts Film Festival

Sat, Mar 3
12:00 pm
- 5:00 pm
STEAM lab,

Lunch & Learn: Olympic Swimmer Natalie Coughlin

Fri, Mar 23

The most decorated female Olympian athlete will be on campus for one day to lead a Lunch & Learn at the Honors College, a cooking demonstration based on her cookbook that draws from her Filipino heritage, and a keynote entitled, "An Ethnographic Discussion of Natalie's Filipino-Irish Heritage within the realm of an Olympic Athlete." This Lunch & Learn opportunity is being presented in conjunction with the AAARCC and the FSCL.

Cornerstone Neighborhood Event – Hacked and Tracked: How secure is your data? Discussion/Forum

Wed, Mar 28
8:00 am
- 5:00 pm
April 2018

Cornerstone Event: Museum of Civilization Workshop

Mon, Apr 2
7:00 pm
- 8:30 pm
STEAM lab,

Residents will work with Dr. Bross to develop their own Museum of Civilization found in the novel Station Eleven, where items once deemed of value, importance, and imperative to life are rendered useless in a dystopian world. Residents will have the opportunity to creatively write their own descriptions of items set in a future dystopian time. The Museum will be displayed in the Innovation Forum after the workshop.

Diversity Matters – Reading Groups: One Hour/One Idea

Thu, Apr 5
7:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
HCRN 1143,

The way a person thinks, speaks, and acts can play a fundamental role in influencing those they come in contact with each and every day. Their interactions can be especially impactful when they are linked to the biases and stereotypes that make up their perspectives in life. Implicit bias is defined as the collective beliefs and prejudices a person has that unconsciously influence their actions and decisions, and the meanings they carry can negatively impact those who are on the…

All Houses Chicago Trip

Sat, Apr 7
7:30 am
- 10:00 pm

Leadership Awards Celebration

Tue, Apr 10
5:30 pm
- 7:00 pm
Honors Hall,

Celebrating our honors student leaders and students who have made an impact on the honors community, email invitations to come.

Diversity Matters – Islamaphobia: Raising the Alarm Against Prejudice

Wed, Apr 11
6:00 pm
- 7:30 pm
STEAM lab,

Members of Purdue’s Muslim Students Association, a student-led organization that works to engage students of Muslim faith on Purdue’s campus, will be our speakers for the final Diversity Matters workshop of Spring 2018. The panel of members will speak on their own experiences as Muslim students at Purdue’s campus and will lead a vital discussion on the consequences Islamophobia and prejudice has for people of Muslim faith in our community.

Cornerstone Event: Meet the Author, Emily St. John Mandel: How to Build a World

Thu, Apr 19
10:30 am
- 11:30 am
HCRS Reading Room,

As part of Purdue's "Big Read" you are invited to join award-winning author of Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel.

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