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September 2019

Diversity Matters Series: Marginal Identities in Academic Institutions

Tue, Sep 24
6:30 pm
- 7:30 pm
HCRS 1066,

Topic - Semantics: Why the Words We Use Matter // Do the words we use matter or is it “just a matter of semantics”? Join us as we discuss the subtle but important differences between equity and equality, tolerance and acceptance, diversity and inclusion, and saying “I’m not racist” vs being “anti-racist”.

Wellness Wednesday: High, Low, or Just Right

Wed, Sep 25
9:30 am
- 1:00 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Drop in from 9:30 am - 1:00 pm during this extended Wellness Wednesday! Come have your blood pressure, blood sugar levels, and blood oxygen levels measured by Purdue Nursing students.

Fighting for the Amazon – Film Screening & Presentation

Thu, Sep 26
4:30 pm
- 5:00 pm
STEAM Lab,

Filmmaker Pat-i Kayapo is a Mebongokre indigenous tribal member from the community of A'Ukre, Brazil. He utilizes video to uphold indigenous rights and protect precious environmental resources. Join him in the STEAM Lab for an enlightening presentation and film screening.

Coffee with an Alum: Michael Favo

Fri, Sep 27
9:00 am
- 10:00 am
COSI,

Join an alum for coffee at COSI and learn more about what they’ve been doing post-Purdue. Michael Favo; BS Civil Engineering; Plant Manager USG Corporation

Honors College of Science Students Movie Night

Fri, Sep 27
7:00 pm
- 9:30 pm
HCRS STEAM Lab,

All Honors College of Science students are invited to snack, chat, and enjoy a movie with their Honors Leadership Council representatives. Meet other Honors College students in your major, eat science-themed snacks, and take a break between studying for exams. Feel free to stop by, grab some food, and introduce yourself! More Info: Melanie Martinez (mart1369@purdue.edu)

Honors College of Agriculture Students: First Ag Assemblage

Sun, Sep 29
3:00 pm
- 4:00 pm
HCRS STEAM Lab,

Meet your Honors Leadership Council reps for the College of Ag! Come bring a pot, mug, can, or whatever you can think of and plant some seeds! We will be discussing different opinions about GMOs and make connections between all Honors College students in Ag.

Honors Polytechnic Students Picnic

Sun, Sep 29
5:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
Lawn between HCRS and Duhme,

Honors Polytechnic students are invited to come say goodbye to warm summer weather at the Polytechnic Picnic. Meet polytechnic students in your major and bring a friend to join in on the fun. It will be a fantastic night of games and food. We can’t wait to see you there. We know that this is exam season, so feel free to stop by at any time and grab a quick bite to eat while you’re taking a break from studying.

Honors College of Liberal Arts Students Dinner

Sun, Sep 29
5:30 pm
- 6:30 pm

Your CLA Honors Leadership Council representatives invite you to enjoy pizza and games with others in the Honors Liberal Arts community. Hotbox pizza will be provided and they will have board and card games available, but please feel free to bring your own to teach others! They can’t wait to get to know all you and to start creating meaningful connections between all Honors CLA students. More Info: Leah Criss (lcriss@purdue.edu)

Honors College of Education Students: Teachers & Tacos

Sun, Sep 29
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
HCRS 1066,

Are you an aspiring educator? Do you like free tacos? Come join your Honors Leadership Council College of Education representatives for dinner and a generous helping of community-building among future teachers like you! More Info: Jackie Krutsch (jkrutsch@purdue.edu)

Honors Krannert Students Dinner

Sun, Sep 29
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
HCRS 1054,

Join your Honors Leadership Council representatives for dinner and the chance to connect with other Honors Krannert students.    

October 2019

Coffee with the Council

Tue, Oct 1
10:00 am
- 12:00 pm
HCRN Innovation Forum,

Meet your Honors Leadership Council members and grab a hot beverage or donut.

Diversity Matters Series: Marginal Identities in Academic Institutions

Tue, Oct 1
6:30 pm
- 7:30 pm
HCRS 1066,

Topic - Psychological Safety // Learn strategies for creating psychologically safe spaces for yourself and others, while being cognizant of the uneven distribution of vulnerability in group contexts.

How We Think: We’re Already Cyborgs

Wed, Oct 2
11:30 am
Honors Hall,

“How We Think” is a forum where faculty members from different academic disciplines discuss a common object, text, or idea to showcase the insights that their fields of study have to offer.

Wellness Wednesday: Meditation

Wed, Oct 2
11:30 am
- 12:30 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Relax and step away, not just from the outside world, but from the anxiety and tension within. Join us for a relaxing meditation hour. No experience necessary!

Visiting Scholar Series: The Poverty of Privacy Rights

Thu, Oct 3
4:30 pm
- 6:00 pm
Honors Hall,

The U.S. Constitution is supposed to bestow rights equally. Yet the poor are subject to invasions of privacy that suggest they live in a world where the government has few, if any, limits on its power. In this talk, author and University of California, Berkely law professor Khiara M. Bridges will discuss poor mothers' experiences with the state - both when they receive public assistance and when they do not. Join her as we examine cultural narratives that equate poverty…

Wellness Wednesday: Kindness Rocks

Wed, Oct 9
11:30 am
- 12:30 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Come help promote random acts of kindness to unsuspecting recipients by painting and dropping inspirational rocks!

Coffee & Courses – 2020 Spring Course Shopping

Thu, Oct 10
2:00 pm
- 4:00 pm
Third Street Suites (Lobby),

The Nuclear Age, Medical Breakthroughs, Borderlands –plus many more! Excited to find out which HONR courses will be offered in Spring 2020?  HONR course descriptions, as well as other honors sections for the spring will be shared. Free Coffee & Desserts! All Honors students welcome!

Visiting Scholars: Claire Nelson

Thu, Oct 10
4:30 pm
- 5:30 pm
HCRN 1145,

Interested in issues surrounding food security? Join Visiting Scholar Dr. Claire Nelson for an intimate classroom discussion regarding the impact of research happening right here at Purdue. Nelson is the Chief Ideation Leader of the Futures Forum, a research/education practice specializing in bringing the power of strategic foresight and the discipline of sustainability engineering, to the challenges facing organizations and communities. Due to space limitations, attendance is limited to the first 10 students who sign up. **Or attend Nelson's public…

Alumni Panel: “Using My Purdue Honors Experience”

Fri, Oct 11
6:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
HCRS STEAM Lab,

Six alumni will be on campus to share their Purdue experiences. At the event, the alumni will introduce themselves and jump right into the questions. You will have time before and after the panel to speak to the alumni one-on-one. RSVP to supply questions that you have for these alumni.

Evolution of Ideas Gallery

Tue, Oct 15
5:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
Honors Hall,

All Honors students, faculty, and staff are invited to witness the creative genius and research acumen of our newest cohort at the Evolution of Ideas Gallery. First-year teams from HONR 19901 courses will be displaying their brilliant projects and dropping serious knowledge on all who attend. Cubed cheeses and epiphanies will abound. This is also a wonderful opportunity for you to take ownership of your Honors community by welcoming the first-year students to it and supporting their efforts to develop…

Student Cinema: Short Film Premiere

Tue, Oct 15
6:30 pm
- 8:30 pm
STEAM Lab,

Join Dr. Megha Anwer and the students of "Evolution of Ideas: Photography" for a screening of their original short films. Pizza provided!

Wellness Wednesday: Outside the Lines

Wed, Oct 16
11:30 am
- 12:30 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Drop in to relax your brain and spend some time coloring.

How to Get Started in Research

Fri, Oct 18
11:30 am
- 1:00 pm
HCRS STEAM Lab,

Join Dr. Zahra Tehrani and Dr. Liz Brite for a hands-on workshop that will walk you through the first steps of finding and obtaining a research position. Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis.  

International Honors Student Event: Pumpkin Carving and Marshmallow Roasting!

Fri, Oct 18
6:30 pm
- 8:30 pm
HCRS STEAM Lab,

Take part in some traditional autumn activities – pumpkin carving and roasting marshmallows around a fire! Prepare to be creative, get a little messy, and have a whole lot of fun! ALL international Honors Students are invited to sign up by 5pm on Tuesday, October 15th in order to reserve your pumpkin. Questions? Contact Rachel Newell (newellr@purdue.edu)

HonorServes Saturday: NICHES Land Trust

Sat, Oct 19
8:50 am
- 1:30 pm

Spend a fun day in nature working with the Honors College and NICHES Land Trust protecting the natural world by helping prepare fire breaks for the preserve’s spring prescribed fire burn season at Black Rock Preserve (about 30 minutes from campus). Sign up by 5:00pm Wednesday, October 16. Bus transportation limited to first 25 people to register. Others will be placed on a waitlist Instructions: Meet at corner of Third St. and Russell for bus transport. Wear work shoes and…

Diversity Matters Series: Marginal Identities in Academic Institutions

Tue, Oct 22
6:30 pm
- 7:30 pm
HCRS 1066,

Topic - Affirmative Action // A discussion on the necessities, structural limitations, and myths associated with affirmative action

Wellness Wednesday: Fidget Toys

Wed, Oct 23
11:30 am
- 12:30 pm

Make your own fidget toy! Fidget toys are a great tool for addressing sensory needs, attention, and focus during tasks.

Ars Poetica et Technica: Dr. Jason Ware

Fri, Oct 25
3:00 pm
- 4:00 pm
HCRN Innovation Forum,

Join Honors College faculty and students in the Innovation Forum as we celebrate the scholarly achievements of our own Dr. Jason Ware. Ware is an educator and managing editor of the International Journal of Community Well-Being. His talk will focus on how is research has evolved over time from centering on K-12 public school teachers' knowledge and narratives about teaching studetns with life experiences significantly different than their own, to centering on quality-of-life and community well-being within urban poor communities. Remarks…

Diversity Matters Series: Marginal Identities in Academic Institutions

Tue, Oct 29
6:30 pm
- 7:30 pm
HCRS 1066,

Topic - Navigating Spaces // How do spaces on campus often cater to the needs defined by majority groups? How are notions of “professionalism” or “authenticity” shaped by power structures? A conversation on the different forms of labor that underrepresented minorities perform in order to navigate academic spaces.

Honors Pharmacy Application Workshop

Tue, Oct 29
7:30 pm
- 8:30 pm
HCRN 1143,

Your Honors Leadership Council Representatives will be hosting a Pharmacy Application Workshop for all current PP2s. PP1s are also invited to attend to gain insight into the admissions process for next year. At the review they will distribute handouts featuring tips and tricks.  Additionally,  they will bring copies of their old applications, including the essay portion.  Feel free to bring your electronic device or a hard copy of the application, and you will be paired up with an upperclassman volunteer,…

Wellness Wednesday: Comfort Baking

Wed, Oct 30
11:30 am
- 12:30 pm
HCRS Community Kitchen,

Come whip up some yummy Halloween treats! There will be cookies, brownies, and more!

Death Cafe

Wed, Oct 30
6:30 pm
- 8:00 pm
Duhme (1st Floor Living Room),

Join us for cake, tea, and conversation at Purdue’s Death Café. A Death Café is a safe and relaxed space to gather with people, to discuss topics related to death and dying.  The objective is to engage in interesting, thought-provoking, and life-affirming conversations. It is not a counseling or bereavement session, rather an opportunity to "increase awareness of death with a view of helping people make the most of their (finite) lives." All students are welcome!  Hosted by Dr. S-S.…

HonorWeen!!!

Thu, Oct 31
1:00 pm
- 6:00 pm
HCRN Innovation Forum,

Join your Honors Leadership Council Representatives for a scary good time. Come by the Innovation Forum 1:00-6:00pm on Halloween to get treats and play games. Vote for your favorite Faculty and Staff Halloween costume. If you have a costume, feel free to show it off in the photo booth. Post selfies using #HonorWeen and be entered to win a Starbucks gift card. We’re DYING to see you there.    

Dissonant Networks

Thu, Oct 31
3:00 pm
- 4:30 pm
HCRS STEAM Lab,

Join Dr. Peter Moore and visiting scholar Dr. Abram Foley from Exeter University as they workshop a prospectus for a digital humanities project focusing on Hambone, a journal of avant-garde writing and black aesthetics, edited by Nathaniel Mackey. Hambone emerged in the late 1970s as a venue committed to presenting the work of innovative writers and artists.

November 2019

HLC CLA Study Hour

Mon, Nov 4
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
HCRN 1145,

Come study with your Honors Leadership Council CLA representative and other Honors CLA students and enjoy some post-Halloween treats!

How to Present your Research Workshop

Tue, Nov 5
12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm

Learn how to give effective research presentations! This workshop will provide you with tips on organizing your presentation, designing your slides and delivering your presentation. Presented by Dr. Zahra Tehrani. Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis.  

Wellness Wednesday: CoRec Services

Wed, Nov 6
11:30 am
HCRS Reading Room,

Come and learn about some of the amazing wellness services that the CoRec has to offer! Representatives from the Wellness Mentor program, Massage Therapy, and the Boiler Financial Track program will be present.

Wellness Wednesday: CoRec Wellness Services

Wed, Nov 6
11:30 am
- 12:30 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Come and learn about some of the amazing Wellness Services that the CoRec has to offer! Representatives from the Wellness Mentor program, Massage Therapy, and the Boiler Financial Track program will be present.

Visiting Scholars: Stephen Kuusisto

Thu, Nov 7
9:30 am
- 12:00 pm
HCRS STEAM Lab,

Join acclaimed writer and Syracuse Professor Stephen Kuusisto in a unique workshop which will explore how to work with a service dog. Kuusisto, who has been blind since birth, is the author of "Eavesdropping: A Memoir of Blindness and Listening" and the acclaimed memoir "Planet of the Blind", a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year”. He has also published "Only Bread, Only Light", a collection of poems from Copper Canyon Press. Recognized by the New York Times as…

International Honors Student Event: Cooking Demonstration

Thu, Nov 7
6:00 pm
- 7:30 pm
CoRec Demonstration Kitchen,

Want to learn how to cook the types of dishes common in this part of the US? This class will provide local, budget-friendly recipes and will also discuss tips for saving money when you cook and shop for groceries. Learn how to make Thyme and Dijon Crusted Pork Tenderloin, Cornmeal Mash, Sauteed Zucchini, and Zucchini Walnut Bread. There will be LOTS of opportunities to sample the food as well! This class is free, but registration is limited to the first…

Pizza & Explorers: Past and Present

Sun, Nov 10
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
HCRS 1066,

Join your Exploratory Studies Honors Leadership Council representatives for pizza and the chance to talk to upperclassmen students from various majors who will be available to answer questions and offer advice.

Honors College Fall Blood Drive

Mon, Nov 11
11:00 am
- 4:00 pm
HCRS STEAM Lab,

Save lives without even leaving campus by donating blood to the Versiti Blood Center of Indiana. Current projections for Indiana hospitals are looking bleak with the possibility of a potential blood shortage in early November. Your single donation will be enough to save three lives! Your time and help is so critical and can make such a huge difference. All donors will get a $5 E-Gift Card. Sign up for an appointment time using the RSVP link. Wondering if you're…

HLC Education: Teachers & Tea

Mon, Nov 11
6:30 pm
- 9:00 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

All Honors College of Education students are invited to join your Honors Leadership Council representatives to discuss all the TEA regarding Honors Education including scholarly projects, contracting, H-sections, Education Honors Pathway, how each advisor can help you, and more! They will have TEA and Hot Chocolate and you’re welcome to stop by as you have time.

Wellness Wednesday: Stress Ball Making

Wed, Nov 13
11:30 am
- 12:30 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Drop in to learn about aromatherapy, try out essential oils, and make your own stress ball!  

Seminar: The Postgenomic Condition

Wed, Nov 13
2:30 pm
- 3:30 pm
HCRS STEAM Lab,

Join Dr. Jenny Reardon in a Honors College seminar exploring her book, The Postgenomic Condition. The Postgenomic Condition draws on Reardon’s decades of fieldwork to talk about the ways different stakeholders—individuals, institutions, businesses, and communities—negotiate the relationship between technological innovation and liberal democratic ideals. She investigates understandings of the uses, significance, and values of the human genome sequence, calling attention to how race and class impact the ways stakeholders talk about, carry out, and experience the consequences of genomic research.…

Speed Networking Session

Wed, Nov 13
6:00 pm
- 7:30 pm
HCRN 1143,

In this session you will be able to meet eight amazing alumni. You will move around the room and spend ten minutes with each alum and ask them questions about their Purdue experience and how it helped them in their life after Purdue. You and the alums will receive pre-session documents to guide you through the session: including resumes of all participants. This is an opportunity for you to find a potential mentor.

Joe Barry Carroll: My View From Seven Feet

Wed, Nov 13
6:30 pm
Honors Hall,

You know him as a sports legend, but retired NBA player and Purdue All-American Joe Barry Carroll is also an artist, philanthropist, and author. Join our next Visiting Scholar for an engaging public talk about his artistic inspiration and how an impressionable, unsure boy learned to tap into his strengths to make a positive impact on the world.

HLC Engineering Professors Panel

Thu, Nov 14
6:00 pm
- 7:30 pm
Honors Hall,

A panel of four professors from different engineering disciplines at Purdue will share their experiences and give students an opportunity to discover what it takes to be an engineer both in academia and in industry. All Honors College students are welcome to this event hosted by the HLC College of Engineering representatives.

Holiday Party: Presented by HC Outreach Committee

Fri, Nov 15
7:00 pm
- 9:00 pm
HCRS STEAM Lab,

Come start the holiday season by decorating cookies, drinking hot chocolate, listening to holiday music, and making fun crafts with the Honors College Outreach Committee and Boiler Bakers! The party is open to everyone, so be sure to bring your friends!

Storytelling Across Borders

Mon, Nov 18
5:30 pm
- 7:00 pm
STEAM Lab,

November 18-22 is International Education Week! To commemorate this, the Honors College is hosting a “Storytelling Across Borders” event in the STEAM Lab on November 18, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Come join other students and Honors staff and faculty as we tell our stories of studying or living across borders. It will be an “open mic” for anyone to share a short story, funny or serious, about their experience in another culture, whether you are an international student commenting on the United…

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