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April 2019

Escape Room and Game Night

Sat, Apr 6
6:00 pm
- 9:00 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Need a break from studying? Want to enjoy a fun night with friends? Come out to the Honors Escape Room and Game Night hosted by the Interdisciplinary Connections Programming Committee! You will have 50 minutes to solve the puzzle and escape the room and a whole night of board games to enjoy. Snacks and beverages will be provided throughout the event. Spaces are limited, so be sure to RSVP by Wednesday, March 27th to secure your spot and preferred time…

Monday Meditation

Mon, Apr 8
9:00 am
- 9:30 am
HCRS Reading Room,

The Honors College Wellness Committee is hosting a weekly 30 minute guided meditation session led by Honors Advisor Ethan Johnson. The hope is to provide a space for you to start your week off grounded and centered. The sessions are designed for beginners. Participants are encouraged to dress comfortably and bring friends.

Academic Pressure Discussion Hour

Mon, Apr 8
12:00 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Everyone experiences academic pressure. However, it can sometimes seem like you are the only one!  Come and talk about it with your peers and Dr. S-S. This is a time for sharing strategies, learning from others, and connecting. Bring your lunch-and maybe a friend too.  Open to all Honors College Students.  Runs through April 22! *** Note: It's okay to leave early or come late*** 

Body Matters: Fat Politics

Mon, Apr 8
6:00 pm
- 7:30 pm
HCRS 1054,

Join your Honors College Student Diversity Officers for the final installment of a three-part series exploring Body Matters. In part three, Fat Politics, Melisa Gruver, Associate Directory Civic Engagement & Leadership, will discuss how fat bodies are politicized and challenges put up against society's false standard of beauty.

Torch Tuesday

Tue, Apr 9
11:30 am
- 12:30 pm
Windsor Dining Court,

Torch Tuesday is your chance to join Honors College students, staff, and faculty members for conversation, advice, and camaraderie over a laid-back lunch. Need a meal swipe? Look for an Honors staff member in the Windsor Dining Court lobby at 11:30 a.m. They'll be holding up a torch sign. Questions? Contact Student Leadership and Engagement Manager Rachel Newell - newellr@purdue.edu.

Honors Leadership Council Life Kit: Travel Tips

Tue, Apr 9
5:30 pm
- 6:30 pm
STEAM Lab,

A few of your very own HLC Exec Board members and seasoned travelers will be sharing their tips for traveling as a college student. They will be covering everything from finding cheap flights to visas and currency exchange. Perfect as you plan for summer travel, conferences, or your next Spring Break! Also, don't miss out on your chance to try some fun snacks from around the world!

Visiting Scholar: Barry Wellman

Wed, Apr 10
5:00 pm
- 6:00 pm
STEAM Lab,

Professor Barry Wellman studies networks: community, communication, computer, and social. His research examines virtual community, the virtual workplace, social support, community, kinship, friendship, and social network theory and methods. Learn about “Aging, Health, and Social Networks in the Information Age” at the panel discussion, then attend his follow up deep dive, “The Networked Question in the Digital Age: How Do Individuals Connect at Different Stages of the Life Course?”

Mentor Me – Alumni Panel

Fri, Apr 12
6:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
HCRN 1143,

There will be 4-5 alumni that will participate in-person or virtually. Students, please RSVP and supply questions concerning the panel topic. Topic: Graduate/Professional School transition

Academic Pressure Discussion Hour

Mon, Apr 15
12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Everyone experiences academic pressure. However, it can sometimes seem like you are the only one!  Come and talk about it with your peers and Dr. S-S. This is a time for sharing strategies, learning from others, and connecting. Bring your lunch-and maybe a friend too.  Open to all Honors College Students.  Runs through April 22! *** Note: It's okay to leave early or come late*** 

Jazz Society Celebration/Callout

Mon, Apr 15
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
HCRS 1066,

The mission of the Honors College Jazz Society is to provide an open space for Jazz enthusiasts and those just curious to gain a deep understanding and appreciation of Jazz. All Honors College students are welcome to join current Jazz Society members for their end-of-the-year celebration dinner and to learn more about how you can get involved next year.

Torch Tuesday

Tue, Apr 16
11:30 am
- 12:30 pm
Windsor Dining Court,

Torch Tuesday is your chance to join Honors College students, staff, and faculty members for conversation, advice, and camaraderie over a laid-back lunch. Need a meal swipe? Look for an Honors staff member in the Windsor Dining Court lobby at 11:30 a.m. They'll be holding up a torch sign. Questions? Contact Student Leadership and Engagement Manager Rachel Newell - newellr@purdue.edu.

House Student Advisory Committees Call-Out

Wed, Apr 17
4:30 pm
- 5:30 pm
HCRS 1066,

There is a brand new leadership initiative in the Honors College: the house Student Advisory Committee! Rising second-year students, you are encouraged to apply to become a member of your House's Student Advisory Committee (SAC). Each House will have an SAC to develop the rest of the Honors experience. As a member of an SAC, you will: create House traditions for students living outside the Honors Residences work closely with your House's FHP to develop leadership and organizational skills organize…

Student Leadership Celebration

Wed, Apr 17
7:00 pm
- 9:00 pm
Honors Hall,

A special time to recognize and show appreciate for Honors College students who have held leadership positions during the 2018-2019 academic year.

Academic Pressure Discussion Hour

Mon, Apr 22
12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Everyone experiences academic pressure. However, it can sometimes seem like you are the only one!  Come and talk about it with your peers and Dr. S-S. This is a time for sharing strategies, learning from others, and connecting. Bring your lunch-and maybe a friend too.  Open to all Honors College Students.  Runs through April 22! *** Note: It's okay to leave early or come late*** 

Torch Tuesday

Tue, Apr 23
11:30 am
- 12:30 pm
Windsor Dining Court,

Torch Tuesday is your chance to join Honors College students, staff, and faculty members for conversation, advice, and camaraderie over a laid-back lunch. Need a meal swipe? Look for an Honors staff member in the Windsor Dining Court lobby at 11:30 a.m. They'll be holding up a torch sign. Questions? Contact Student Leadership and Engagement Manager Rachel Newell - newellr@purdue.edu.

Purdue at 175

Tue, Apr 23
4:30 pm
- 6:00 pm

This event features Provost Jay Akridge, Vice-Provosts Frank Dooley and Jenna Rickus, 150th Professors and is moderated by Kristina Bross, Associate Dean of Research and Creative Endeavors, Honors College. This discussion will imagine the future of teaching and learning at Purdue. What directions do we think (or hope) teaching and learning will go as we ramp up to the mid twenty-first century? Reception to follow

Scholarly Project Symposium

Wed, Apr 24
10:30 am
- 1:30 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Come hear first-hand about projects from students across the Honors College.  Presentations will include students from: Engineering, Movement & Sport Sciences, Finance, Psychology, Biochemistry, and more! Session 1: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Session 2: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Legacy Party: “Let’s Bounce”

Fri, Apr 26
4:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
Lawn between HCRS and Duhme,

Celebrate the end of an amazing academic year with food and games!

May 2019

May 2019 Medallion Ceremony

Wed, May 8
5:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
Honors Hall,

It is with great revelry and pride that we send our Honors College graduates out into the world! Students graduating in May 2019, please join us for a luncheon in your honor to recognize and celebrate your accomplishments. This event is for graduating students and their friends and families. Students are also welcome to invite their faculty mentor as a guest. RSVP information will be announced at a later date.

June 2019

Torch Tuesday: Summer Edition

Tue, Jun 4
12:30 pm
- 1:30 pm
HCRS South Lawn, 1101 Third Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906 United States
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If you’re staying in town or on campus this summer, join other Honors College students, faculty, and staff for an outdoor version of our weekly community tradition. Bring your own lunch and join us for fun conversation and lawn games. Friends and family welcome! (Note, in case of inclement weather we will meet in the HCRS Reading Room.)

Torch Tuesday: Summer Edition

Tue, Jun 11
12:30 pm
- 1:30 pm
HCRS South Lawn, 1101 Third Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906 United States
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If you’re staying in town or on campus this summer, join other Honors College students, faculty, and staff for an outdoor version of our weekly community tradition. Bring your own lunch and join us for fun conversation and lawn games. Friends and family welcome! (Note, in case of inclement weather we will meet in the HCRS Reading Room.)

Torch Tuesday: Summer Edition

Tue, Jun 18
12:30 pm
- 1:30 pm
HCRS South Lawn, 1101 Third Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906 United States
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If you’re staying in town or on campus this summer, join other Honors College students, faculty, and staff for an outdoor version of our weekly community tradition. Bring your own lunch and join us for fun conversation and lawn games. Friends and family welcome! (Note, in case of inclement weather we will meet in the HCRS Reading Room.)

Torch Tuesday: Summer Edition

Tue, Jun 25
12:30 pm
- 1:30 pm
HCRS South Lawn, 1101 Third Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906 United States
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If you’re staying in town or on campus this summer, join other Honors College students, faculty, and staff for an outdoor version of our weekly community tradition. Bring your own lunch and join us for fun conversation and lawn games. Friends and family welcome! (Note, in case of inclement weather we will meet in the HCRS Reading Room.)

August 2019

IGNITE: New Student Orientation

Sun, Aug 18
2:30 pm
- 6:30 pm
Honors Hall,

Join other new Honors College students for this overview of ways to maximize the value added to your Honors college experience. Please attend the session that corresponds to your disciplinary college: 2:30pm: Engineering; 3:30pm: Education, Exploratory Studies, Krannert, Polytech, Pharmacy; 4:30pm: Agriculture, CLA, HHS, Vet Tech; 5:30pm: Science

Second-Year Student Reunion: BINGO Night!

Tue, Aug 20
5:30 pm
- 7:00 pm
Honors Hall,

Second-year Honors College students are invited to come reconnect with friends and test your Honors College knowledge.  There will be pizza, bingo, great prizes, and one very sparkly blazer!

Wellness Wednesday: Zen Gardens

Wed, Aug 21
11:30 am
- 12:30 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Zen Gardens: Creating zen gardens is a great way to reduce stress, improve your focus, and develop a sense of well-being. Come learn more about Japanese zen gardens and make your own. All Honors students are invited to bring  a friend and support each other as you spend time focusing on your health and well-being.    

Welcome Home

Fri, Aug 23
7:00 pm
- 9:00 pm
Honors Hall and Firepit,

All Honors College students are invited to reconnect with friends at this kickoff event. Come for the treats and stay for the DJ and lawn games competitions!

Ice Cream & International Trivia Night

Tue, Aug 27
6:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
HCRS STEAM Lab,

The Honors College's Global Engagement Committee will be hosting a fun night for international Honors students to come and learn about ESSENTIAL campus resources to be a SUCCESSFUL international student and meet other Honors students!

Wellness Wednesday: Journaling

Wed, Aug 28
11:30 am
- 12:30 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Journaling: Writing down your thoughts, dreams, feelings, and ideas is a healthy and beneficial practice for overall wellness. Drop in and spend some time putting your thoughts to paper.  Journals provided! All Honors students are invited to bring  a friend and support each other as you spend time focusing on your health and well-being.              

Student Involvement Fair

Wed, Aug 28
7:00 pm
- 9:00 pm
HCRN Innovation Forum,

Come check out the opportunities to get involved in the Honors College community! Note: same offerings will be at both Wednesday, August 28 and Thursday, August 29 evenings.

Study Away Reunion

Thu, Aug 29
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
Honors Hall,

Participants from all Honors College Study Away programs for Spring Break and Maymester 2019 are invited to attend a Study Away Reunion Thursday, Aug. 29 in Honors Hall. You won't want to miss this opportunity to catch up with your study away group, share your adventures with other programs, and discuss ideas for further global engagement and new cultural experiences. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

Student Involvement Fair

Thu, Aug 29
7:00 pm
- 9:00 pm
HCRN Innovation Forum,

Come check out the opportunities to get involved in the Honors College community! Note: same offerings will be at both Wednesday, August 28 and Thursday, August 29 evenings.

September 2019

Crafting Resumes for Various Audiences

Tue, Sep 3
5:30 pm
- 7:00 pm
HCRS STEAM Lab,

In this hour and a half workshop, students will learn about tailoring resumes for specific audiences. Breakout sessions hosted by the Center for Career Opportunities and The National and International Scholarships Office will focus on crafting resumes for jobs, graduate school, and scholarship applications. Attendees are encouraged to bring your current resume iterations as a means to reflect on the workshop material and take notes.

Wellness Wednesday: Yoga

Wed, Sep 4
11:30 am
- 12:30 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Breathe through movement! All levels are welcome to relax the mind, body, and soul. Limited yoga mats are available, so please bring a towel.

Creative Projects CALLOUT

Wed, Sep 4
5:00 pm
- 6:30 pm
HCRN 1143,

In this session, interested students will receive information regarding the option to develop a creative project that will fulfill the Honors Scholarly Project requirement. This meeting is open to all parties regardless of major. Food will be served. Topics to be covered include: examples of research methods in the arts, how creative research fits into the scholarly project model, first steps in developing a creative project, shaping your project around programmatic requirements, and approaching potential committee members for your project

Third-Year Student Reunion

Fri, Sep 6
7:00 pm
- 9:00 pm
Union Rack and Roll,

All Third-Year Honors College students are invited to reconnect with friends and strike up some free bowling fun!

Dinner with YOUR Student Diversity Officers

Sun, Sep 8
5:00 pm
- 6:00 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Join us for dinner and the chance to meet all four Student Diversity Officers (SDOs) for this academic year. The SDOs are a team of Honors College students whose goal is to advocate for the representation and inclusion of minority students and students in populations who feel vulnerable. They host networking events as well as workshops that equip all Honors College students to have meaningful and effective conversations about race, bias, equity and social justice.

Honors Exploratory Studies Welcome Dinner

Sun, Sep 8
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
HCRS 1066,

Your Honors Leadership Council reps invite all Honors Exploratory Studies students to a casual dinner of sandwiches & salad. This will be a great opportunity to meet other Honors students both in and outside of the learning community.

Graffiti Workshop: DJLU

Tue, Sep 10
10:00 am
- 12:00 pm
STEAM Lab,

Visiting Scholar and Colombian street artist DJLU will be painting in the Honors College, visiting with students and faculty, as well as showing video documentaries about street art in Colombia. During DJLU's graffiti workshops students will have an opportunity to observe first-hand painting, learn more about the state of street art in Colombia, and visit with DJLU about his life, career, activism, and community engagement.

Pati-I Kayapo – Visiting Scholars Lunch

Tue, Sep 10
11:30 am
- 1:00 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

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 a private lunch for Honors College students.

Stencil as a Political Statement: DJLU

Tue, Sep 10
4:30 pm
- 6:30 pm
STEAM Lab,

Visiting Scholar and Colombian street artist DJLU will be teaching a “how to” on the stenciling process. Students will have the opportunity to make their own stencil, as well as talk with DJLU about the process, why he uses stencil, and how it impacts his art and community.

Honors Polytechnic Movie Night

Tue, Sep 10
7:00 pm
- 9:00 pm
STEAM Lab,

Your Honors Leadership Council reps invite all Honors Polytechnic students to a beginning of the year movie night and networking event! Come and chat with fellow Honors students in your majors and get to see the great polytechnic community we have here at the Honors College. The event will include popcorn and other fun movie snacks you can enjoy while watching “Megamind.” Feel free to stop by at any time during the event to grab food and say hello.

Coffee with an Alum: Joanne Troutner

Wed, Sep 11
10:00 am
- 11:00 am
COSI,

Join an alum for coffee at COSI and learn more about what they’ve been doing post-Purdue. Joanne Troutner; BS, MA Library Media, English; Volunteer/ Former Tech Director Creative Computer Consulting  

Wellness Wednesday: QPR Training

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

Participate in National Suicide Prevention Week by attending QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) training. This training will teach you to recognize the warning signs for suicide and assist those in need. RSVP by 9/9/19 via the link or to Jessica Joya at jjoya@purdue.edu.

Graffiti Workshop: DJLU

Wed, Sep 11
3:00 pm
- 5:00 pm

Come learn about Colombian street art and observe first-hand painting with Visiting Scholar DJLU.

Fourth-Year Student Reunion

Thu, Sep 12
6:00 pm
- 7:30 pm
Buffalo Wild Wings, 360 Brown St
West Lafayette, IN United States
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Fourth-Year Students, come share a meal and conversation with students from your Honors cohort! Bring a friend, and enjoy free wings and appetizers as you reconnect with old friends and forge new friendships.

Speed Networking Session

Tue, Sep 17
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.

Coffee with an Alum: Marla Glover

Wed, Sep 18
10:00 am
- 11:00 am
COSI,

Join an alum for coffee at COSI and learn more about what they’ve been doing post-Purdue. Marla Glover; BS, MS Mathematics/Phyiscs, Education; Graduate Student in Physics Education; Purdue

Wellness Wednesday: PostSecret

Wed, Sep 18
11:30 am
- 12:30 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Join the ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a decorated postcard. Curious about the project? Visit: https://postsecret.tumblr.com/

October 2019

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.

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