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March 2017

Gates Cambridge Scholarship Information

Tue, Mar 21
5:00 pm
- 6:00 pm
HCRS 1066,

2016 Gates Cambridge Scholar and Purdue alumna Marisa Henry will provide Purdue students with her perspective on University of Cambridge and studying in the UK. Learn what qualities are sought in a prestigious scholarship recipient. First year and early graduate students attend.

Churchill Scholarship Information Session

Tue, Mar 21
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
HCRS 1066,

Meet 2015 Churchill Scholar and Purdue alumna Emily Erickson and 2017 Churchill Scholar and current Purdue senior Shovik Bandyopadhyay. Erickson will provide Purdue students with her perspective on University of Cambridge and studying in the UK. Bandyopadhyay will discuss his experience of the application process. Learn what qualities are sought in a prestigious scholarship recipient. First year and early graduate students attend.

Rhodes, Mitchell, Marshall Scholarship Event

Wed, Mar 22
5:30 pm
- 6:30 pm

Meet two guests who participate in regional and national screenings for the Rhodes Trust and the Mitchell Foundation. They will provide Purdue students their perspectives on Oxford, on Ireland, and what qualities are sought in a prestigious scholarship recipient. We will also discuss the Marshall Scholarship to any UK university during this event. First year through early graduate students attend. David Johnson, Rhodes Scholar and Rhodes District IX Secretary, and Milad Alucozai, Mitchell Scholar and Purdue Alumnus, will be in…

Human-Animal Relationships Film Series: Blackfish

Thu, Mar 23
5:30 pm
- 7:00 pm
HCRN 1145,

Join Professor Dolby for this captivating film and discussion to follow

The Border and the Ban: Panel Discussion

Thu, Mar 23
5:45 pm
- 6:45 pm
STEAM lab,

Even though the recent executive order banning travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries has been challenged in the courts, its initial signing brought confusion and protest. Hundreds were left in a state of uncertainty, trapped in the middle ground of airports here and abroad. While the Ban has been stayed for now, international students/scholars, immigrants and naturalized citizens continue to feel vulnerable at the prospect of its unpredictable return. Similarly, the discourse surrounding "The Wall" separating the Mexico-US border, and…

Leadership Toolbox: Narrating Your Honors Experience in Personal Statements

Mon, Mar 27
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
HCRN 1145,

Many applications require personal statements, from graduate school to international scholarships. The most difficult part of writing a personal statement can be articulating one’s experiences for a specific audience. Join Priya Sirohi for a workshop on crafting different kinds of personal statements based on your Honors College experience. Pizza will be provided.

Global Committee Cultural Fair

Tue, Mar 28
6:00 pm
- 7:30 pm
Honors Hall,

Discover an array of activities, food and information about various cultures and cultural organizations on campus. Sponsored by the Honors College Global Committee.

Cornerstone Neighborhood Event: Tickets to “Rent” performance and panel discussion

Wed, Mar 29
7:30 pm
- 9:30 pm

Sign up for a ticket to the Purdue Convocations showing of 'Rent' and stay for the panel discussion following the show

Schwarzman Scholars Information Session

Thu, Mar 30
5:30 pm
- 7:00 pm
HCRS 1066,

Schwarzman representative Christian Tanja and Purdue alumna and 2017 Schwarzman Scholar Jing Su will speak to students about this scholarship program for a 1-year Master's in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in China. Open to both U.S. and international students from any major.

April 2017

Student Leadership Retreat

Sat, Apr 1
3:00 pm
- Sun, Apr 2 @ 5:00 pm

Email invitation for HLC and honors student leaders

Fulbright Application Workshop

Mon, Apr 3
5:30 pm
- 7:00 pm
HCRS 1054,

Current Fulbright applicants - now that the Fulbright U.S. Student Program application is live, attend this session to walk through the online portal and ask questions you may have about the application.

March Madness Watch Party

Mon, Apr 3
9:00 pm
- 11:00 pm
Honors Hall,

Stop by to watch the Championship Game, snacks and games available! Open to all Purdue Students! Sponsored by the HC Campus Outreach Committee

Mapping Disease, Mapping Bodies

Thu, Apr 6
3:30 pm
- 5:00 pm
HCRN 1143,

This workshop with visiting scholar Professor Kelly Wisecup will examine recent media representations of the Zika virus and public health responses in Puerto Rico and Brazil. We will consider how these representations create relationships among places, bodies and behavior to explain epidemics.

Space Shuttle mission 61B, what it is like to fly in a spaceship with a Boilermaker

Thu, Apr 6
6:00 pm
- 7:30 pm
Honors Hall,

Astronaut Mary Cleave speaks of her experiences as a scientist and engineer at NASA and on two space shuttle flights. Shovik Bandyopadhyay, Honors College senior with a major in Biology and Purdue’s 2016-17 Astronaut Scholar, will lead the evening’s conversation.

Honors College Cricket Spitting Challenge

Fri, Apr 7
5:30 pm
- 6:30 pm
Honors Hall,

Yes, this hilarious event is exactly what it sounds like. Join us to see how far you can spit a cricket and which Honors College house will take the top prize.  Cricket spitting is a Purdue tradition and guaranteed to leave you laughing.

Spring Fest

Sat, Apr 8
10:00 am
- 4:00 pm

Stop by the Honors College tent off the "Hello Walk" on Memorial Mall at this Purdue community event.

NISO Freshman Workshop

Sat, Apr 8
12:30 pm
- 3:30 pm
STEAM lab,

In this activity-based workshop, find out how you can set your academic path and career on the right trajectory. Learn about prestigious scholarships and discover if they are in line with your goals. Start now to get where you want to be.

Undergraduate Research Symposium

Tue, Apr 11
1:00 pm
- 5:00 pm
PMU North and South Ballrooms,

1:00-3:30pm Poster Judging
4:00pm Awards Ceremony

How to Run for Office

Tue, Apr 11
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
STEAM lab,

Come learn from City Councilman and Purdue Junior Aseem Jha about his experience and tips for running for elected office Student run event.

Honors College Student Leadership Celebration

Thu, Apr 13
7:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
Honors Hall,

Have you been a student leader in the Honors College this past academic year? We would like to celebrate YOU! Enjoy a dessert reception and recognition at this end of the year recognition and awards celebration.

Cookies with the Dean

Thu, Apr 20
4:00 pm
- 5:00 pm
South Kitchen HCRS,

Come for conversation and a taste of Dean Phillips' delicious baking.

Human-Animal Relationships Film Series: The Paw Project

Thu, Apr 20
5:30 pm
- 7:00 pm
HCRN 1145,

Join Professor Dolby for this captivating film and discussion to follow

Honors College Book Launch

Tue, Apr 25
5:30 pm
- 6:30 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Join Honors College students and faculty members for this reception as they celebrate the launch of their new book More Than a Memory:  Exploring Purdue University's History Through Objects.

Ethics for TED symposium

Thu, Apr 27
1:30 pm
- 3:00 pm
STEAM lab,

Join our student panelists for our inaugural "Ethics for TED" symposium.  Topics include obligations of flight testing, nuclear responsibility and the ethical ramifications of mobile broadband.

Purdue Prints Exhibition

Thu, Apr 27
3:00 pm
- 4:30 pm
STEAM lab,

Students from HONR 19900: Gutenberg Galaxy will display their work from the semester in an exhibit on April 27 at 3 p.m. in the STEAM Lab of Honors College and Residences South.

End of Year Legacy Party

Fri, Apr 28
4:00 pm
- 6:00 pm
May 2017

Graduate Medallion Ceremony

Wed, May 10
5:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
Honors Hall,
August 2017

Honors College and Residences First-Year Student Move-In

Sun, Aug 13
1:00 pm
- 6:00 pm

House Hurrah

Sun, Aug 13
8:00 pm
- 10:30 pm
Honors Hall,

Welcome to your House community in the Honors College and Residences! Come meet fellow students from your House and the Faculty Honors Preceptors who will be leading you throughout the year. Each House will have a separate meeting time throughout the evening, more information will come from the Residential Honors Preceptor on your floor.

HCR Community Activity

Mon, Aug 14
7:00 pm
- 10:00 pm

More information to come!

Class of 2021 Welcome Orientation

Sun, Aug 20
2:30 pm
- 6:30 pm
Honors Hall,

All first year students are invited to join for an official Welcome into the Honors College! There will be three sessions (2:30pm, 4:00pm, and 5:30pm), attendance will be based on alphabetical grouping, please see more information in email communication.

Welcome Home

Fri, Aug 25
8:00 pm
- 10:00 pm
Honors Hall,

Welcome back to all Honors College students and celebrate the start of a new year!

Cornerstone Neighborhood Welcome

Sun, Aug 27
6:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
HCR South Lawn,

Welcome to the Neighborhood!

Gilman Scholarship Info Session

Mon, Aug 28
5:30 pm
- 6:30 pm
HCRS 1076,

Students, faculty, and staff join us to learn more about the Gilman Scholarship. This scholarship is only for students receiving federal Pell Grant funding.

Data & Desserts (HC Ironhack Team Callout)

Tue, Aug 29
4:00 pm
- 5:00 pm
STEAM lab,

Want to create your own app? Join the Purdue Honors College Ironhack Team.  No coding experience is necessary and all majors are welcome.  You can earn 1 credit in 8 weeks.  Come learn how you can get familiar with open data, while solving real world problems.

Leadership Involvement Fair #1

Tue, Aug 29
7:00 pm
- 9:00 pm
STEAM lab,

Come check out the opportunities to get involved in the Honors College community as a student leader! Note: same offerings will be at both Tuesday and Wednesday evening.

Leadership Involvement Fair #2

Wed, Aug 30
7:00 pm
- 9:00 pm
STEAM lab,

Come check out the opportunities to get involved in the Honors College community as a student leader! Note: same offerings will be at both Tuesday and Wednesday evening.

Student Service Learning Panel

Wed, Aug 30
7:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
Honors Hall,

Hear from Purdue students about what service-learning is and what to expect! Co-sponsored by the Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and the Office of Engagement

Coffee with the Council

Thu, Aug 31
1:00 pm
- 4:00 pm
HCRN “study nook”,

Stop by the north building study nook on your way to or from calls to meet your Honors Leadership Council executive board and pick up an afternoon coffee and treat!

Your Honors Sophomore Year Experience

Thu, Aug 31
7:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
STEAM lab,

A welcome back gathering for all sophomore students, including a workshop co-hosted by Student Success

September 2017

Senior Cohort Welcome Back – Scholarly Project Proposal Overview

Wed, Sep 6
2:00 pm
- 3:00 pm
STEAM lab,

A welcome back event for all seniors students with additional information on the Scholarly Project proposal process.

Study Away Callout – Investigating London’s East End, Maymester

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

London, U.K. with Dr. Jason Ware

Study Away Callout – Jazz in NOLA, Spring Break

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

New Orleans, LA with Dr. Jason Ware

Leadership Guest Speaker: Tom Krieglstein

Thu, Sep 7
6:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
Honors Hall,

All Honors student in an HC leadership group or holding a position in the college are welcome to join for this interactive forum on leadership and engagement in our community

The Society of Arts and Letter First Open Discussion

Thu, Sep 7
7:30 pm
- 8:30 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Join The Society of Arts and Letters for their first friendly discussion of short reads, consisting of two classic pieces of short fiction: Ray Bradbury's "A Sound of Thunder" and "Fair Extension" by Stephen King. To obtain copies of the short reads prior to the discussion, email Dr. Adam Watkins (aewatkin@purdue.edu)

Dinner with your SDOs

Sun, Sep 10
5:00 pm
- 6:00 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Meet your Honors College Student Diversity Officers for pizza. Learn who they are and how they want to connect with you.

Gilman Essay Writing Workshop

Mon, Sep 11
5:30 pm
- 7:30 pm
HCRS 1054,

This workshop helps current Gilman applicants to revise their statements and reveals insider tips for successful essays.

Study Away Callout – Berlin: Modernity and the Metropolitan Muse, Spring Break

Tue, Sep 12
5:00 pm
- 6:00 pm
HCRS 1054,

Berlin, Germany with Dr. Pete Moore

Study Away Callout – Food Security Abroad: Kenya, Spring Break

Wed, Sep 13
5:00 pm
- 6:00 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Nairobi and Eldoret with Dr. Elizabeth Bride, Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, and Gary Burniske

Critical Language, Boren, Gilman & Fulbright Info Session

Mon, Sep 18
5:30 pm
- 6:30 pm
HCRS 1054,

Learn about various scholarships that fund language learning, cultural immersion, teaching, or research abroad during and after your undergraduate degree. Info session for undergraduates.

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