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September 2017

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.

NISO Freshman Open House

Fri, Sep 22
8:30 am
- 10:30 am
STEAM lab,

Join us for breakfast and information. This event geared toward Freshman will share basic information about NISO scholarships and our student services including advising, group workshops, and application assistance. Presentations will start on the hour and half hour lasting approximately 15 minutes. Attend at your convenience. Info session for undergraduates.

Honors College Homecoming Tent

Sat, Sep 23
12:30 pm
- 2:30 pm

Stop by the Honors College tent on your way to the game! Tents are located off Memorial Mall.

Truman Scholarship App & Writing Workshop

Wed, Sep 27
5:30 pm
- 7:30 pm
HCRS 1054,

This workshop is for current Truman Scholarship applicants and will cover the Truman application logistics and share information, tips, guidance regarding the short essay questions embedded therein. A clear trajectory (connected academics, extra-curriculars, and leadership experiences) is a necessary element for a successful application. What does that mean? How do you present your trajectory?

Study Away Callout – India: Waves of Globalization and Labor, Maymester

Thu, Sep 28
5:00 pm
- 6:00 pm
HCRN 1143,

Society of Arts and Letters: Open Mic

Thu, Sep 28
7:30 pm
- 9:00 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

The Honors College’s newly-formed literary organization, the Society of Arts and Letters, is hosting an open mic event. This event is open to all members of the Honors College community and will provide a space for creative expression without the fear of judgment. Participants can choose to read their original work or a piece by another author with the option of receiving audience feedback, and others are welcome to join in just to listen. Pieces can be poetry or prose…

October 2017

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

Tue, Oct 3
5:00 pm
- 6:00 pm
HCRN 1143,

Berlin, Germany with Dr. Pete Moore

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

Wed, Oct 4
5:00 pm
- 6:00 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

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

Visiting Scholar: Alison Kafer “At the Same Time, Out of Time: Ashley X”

Thu, Oct 5
10:00 am
- 11:00 am
STEAM lab,

Visiting scholar Alison Kafer, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Feminist Studies at Southwestern University, is partnering with the Honors College to share a talk exclusively for our students. Kafer will be discussing a chapter from her book, "Feminist, Queer, Crip." It imagines a different future for disability and disabled bodies. 

Goldwater Scholarship Application Workshop

Thu, Oct 12
5:30 pm
- 7:00 pm
HCRS 1054,

This workshop is for current Goldwater Scholarship applicants and will cover the Goldwater application logistics and share information, tips, guidance regarding the short essay questions embedded therein and the research essay. A clear trajectory (connected academics,research experience, and career aspirations) is a necessary element for a successful application. What does that mean? How do you present your trajectory?

Society of Arts & Letters: Shared Reading

Thu, Oct 12
7:30 pm
- 8:30 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

The Society of Arts and Letters will be holding its second shared reading of the semester, and this month’s theme is poetry and flash fiction. We will be reading “Consuming the View” (Luigi Malerba), “What Were the White Things” (Amy Hempel), “Clouds” (Wislawa Szymborska), and “Hunger” (Adrienne Rich). We will also be discussing upcoming events and opportunities within the Society and College, such as a writing conference scholarship, a scary-story competition to celebrate Halloween, and the opportunity to have your…

NISO Sophomore Workshop

Sat, Oct 14
9:00 am
- 12:00 pm
HCRS 1076,

This special workshop is open to sophomores with a 3.8 or higher GPA and requires an RSVP due to limited space. It is a wonderful opportunity for those interested in applying to nationally competitive scholarship programs and graduate school in the future. Plus you get to hang out with the NISO team!

Honors Advising Open House

Mon, Oct 16
1:30 pm
- 2:30 pm
HCRN Innovation Forum,

Honors advising is hosting two open houses to help you prepare for priority registration. At the open houses, Honors Advisors will have a list of spring HONR courses, Honors sections from across campus, as well as promoted courses for honors contracts. Bring your planned schedule and see where honors courses may fit in.  

Honors Advising Open House

Tue, Oct 17
10:00 am
- 11:00 am
HCRN Innovation Forum,

Honors advising is hosting two open houses to help you prepare for priority registration. At the open houses, Honors Advisors will have a list of spring HONR courses, Honors sections from across campus, as well as promoted courses for honors contracts. Bring your planned schedule and see where honors courses may fit in.  

Evolution of Ideas Gallery

Tue, Oct 17
6:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
Honors Hall,

Come celebrate inventive projects and discover what your fellow scholars have been working on in our Evolution of Ideas classes. Food will be served and the Honors College T-shirts will be handed out.

Hot Chocolate/Cookie Social with Marlene Longbottom

Tue, Oct 17
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm

Meet and mingle with Visiting Scholar Marlene Longbottom over cookies and hot chocolate. She is eager to discuss her work, implementing community-based participatory research through critical Indigenous feminism and critical race theory as it applies to Aboriginal Australians.

Hate Speech/Free Speech: What’s At Stake and Why We Should Care

Wed, Oct 18
4:00 pm
- 5:30 pm
STEAM lab,

Who has the right to say what, and in which spaces can this right be exercised? How do we contend with historically loaded symbols of hate, packaged as free speech? These questions are more urgent than ever before, and at the heart of contemporary public discourse, especially on college campuses. We invite you to the first of our "Diversity Matters" series featuring four Purdue faculty members.

Film & Discussion with Marlene Longbottom

Thu, Oct 19
6:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
Honors Hall,

Learn about Australia's turbulent history with the assimilation and dispossession of Aboriginal people from their land through the film "Rabbit Proof Fence." Discussion led by Visiting Scholar Marlene Longbottom will follow.

Community Service Programming Committee Event: Wolf Park

Sun, Oct 22
9:00 am
- 5:00 pm

Winterization of the Wolf Park! See link to sign up, two shifts 9am-1pm and 1-5pm, pick up location in from of HCRN North Entrance

How to Get Started in Research Part #1

Tue, Oct 24
12:00 pm
- 1:30 pm
HCRN 1145,

Join Dr. Zahra Tehrani and Dr. Elizabeth Brite for a two-part, hands-on workshop that will walk you through the first steps of finding and obtaining a research position, as well as what to expect from your research experience. Basic steps include… How to find a faculty’s research interests How to compose an introductory email to faculty How to prepare for meeting with faculty in person How to write a CV (and if you don’t know what this is, you should…

Cooking with the Dean

Tue, Oct 24
1:00 pm
- 3:00 pm
HCR South Community Kitchen,

Stop by the HCR South Building Community Kitchen for some fall harvest fun with our very own Honors College Dean, Rhonda Phillips!

Coffee with the Council

Wed, Oct 25
9:00 am
- 1:00 pm
HCRN “study nook”,

Cornerstone Neighborhood Event: Future of Thinking Forum

Wed, Oct 25
7:30 pm
- 9:30 pm

Study Away Callout – Da Vinci in Italy, Spring Break

Thu, Oct 26
7:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
HCRS 1054,

Florence, Milan and Venice with Dr. Dino Felluga and Dr. Steve Wereley

Global Committee Event: Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Thu, Oct 26
7:00 pm
- 9:00 pm
Honors Hall,

Honors College Scary Story Contest

Mon, Oct 30
7:30 pm
- 8:30 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Can you write a story that could keep other students up at night? Or one that is fit to be told in the dead of night with only a flashlight to ward off the fear? Whether it be chilling like Stephen King, creepy like Edgar Allan Poe, unsettling like dystopian novels or Black Mirror, or anything in between, we want you to get spookily creative. The Society of Arts and Letters is hosting a contest for pieces of flash fiction…

November 2017

Visiting Scholar: What is the Big Deal About Maps

Wed, Nov 1
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
HCRS 1054,

As part of Purdue GIS Day, an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society, the Honors College's Visiting Scholar program will offer a session for our students.

Outrage and Inspiration: The Real Hunger Games Trilogy

Thu, Nov 2
12:00 pm
- 1:30 pm
Honors Hall,

Join the Honors College and Purdue community as author Roger Thurow discusses his dispatches from the global fight to end hunger and malnutrition. The Pulitzer Prize finalist and former Wall Street Journal foreign correspondent is a senior policy fellow for global agriculture and food policy with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Study Away Callout – Transylvania: Dracula and Beyond, Maymester

Thu, Nov 2
5:30 pm
- 6:30 pm
HCRN 1143,

FAC+ program: Screening of “Pressing On: The Letterpress Film” + discussion

Thu, Nov 2
7:00 pm
- 9:30 pm
Krach Leadership Center Shin Forum (room 260),

Film Overview: The modern world was born on a printing press. Once essential to communication, the 500-year-old process is now in danger of being lost as its caretakers age. From self-proclaimed basement hoarders to the famed Hatch Show Print, Pressing On: The Letterpress Film explores the question: why has the letterpress survived? For the Creative Type: Documentary Film and Letterpress Workshop Series Join Dr. Pete Moore and our friends in Polytech for films that document the history, future, and art…

Visiting Scholar (Public Lecture) Mona Lisa Saloy

Thu, Nov 2
7:00 pm
- 9:00 pm
STEW 306,

An award winning author of contemporary Creole culture and poetry. Her narrative poems tell the day-to-day lives of Black New Orleans and the rare magic in the culture.

Mona Lisa Saloy: Visiting Scholar Writing Workshop

Fri, Nov 3
2:00 pm
- 3:30 pm
HCRN 1143,

Author, folklorist, essayist and poet, Dr. Mona Lisa Saloy is presenting a writing workshop exclusively for Honors College Students. The professor of English at Dillard University has published Red Beans & Ricely Yours, which won the 2005 T. S. Eliot Prize and the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Prize in 2006. Saloys literary voice represents the African-American and the New Orleans Creole cultural experience.

Family Weekend Open House

Fri, Nov 3
4:00 pm
- 6:00 pm
Honors Hall,

CV/Resume Workshop

Mon, Nov 6
5:30 pm
- 6:30 pm
HCRS 1054,

This workshop is open to any student who would like to better understand the content of an academic oriented CV/Resume. How is it different than a job resume? What information should be included? How should particular experiences be presented?

Study Away Callout – Transylvania: Dracula and Beyond, Maymester

Mon, Nov 6
5:30 pm
- 6:30 pm
HCRS 1066,

Callout: Science and Society Learning Community

Tue, Nov 7
4:00 pm
- 5:00 pm
STEAM lab,

How do we move beyond the Earth's surface either in reality or in our imaginations? Learn more about the Honors College's new 2018-19 Science and Society Learning Community and its topic, Mars Alive!

JPUR Callout

Wed, Nov 8
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Learn how you can get your undergraduate research published in a scholarly Purdue journal.

Diversity Matters Reading Group

Wed, Nov 8
8:00 pm
- 9:00 pm
HCRN 1143,

Your Honors College Student Diversity Officers will be hosting their first reading group event— “Microaggressions: What they are and how to combat them.”  Microaggressions are subtle insults (verbal, nonverbal, and/or visual) directed toward people of color, often automatically or unconsciously (Solorzano, D., Ceja, M., & Yosso, T., 2000).  Join us as we explore the concept of microaggressions, analyzing how they show up on campus and how we as a community can work to combat them.

Mentor Council/Mentor Program Info Session

Thu, Nov 9
6:30 pm
- 8:30 pm
HCRN Lobby,

The Honors College is looking for its next group of Mentor Council members. Find out what this next level of leadership entails while joining us for cider and fall treats.

FAC + program: Fall Letterpress Workshop

Thu, Nov 9
7:00 pm
- 10:00 pm
STEAM lab,

In this three-hour workshop you will learn how to use the letter press in Honors College’s Print Bay. Lessons include: Anatomy of a Printing Press, Setting Type, Creating a form, Printing and Cleanup. Registration is free but limited to the first 20 registrants with preference given to Honors College students. For the Creative Type: Documentary Film and Letterpress Workshop Series Join Dr. Pete Moore and our friends in Polytech for films that document the history, future, and art of the…

Social Committee: Fall Festival

Fri, Nov 10
6:00 pm
- 9:00 pm
Honors Hall,

Come down and enjoy a Friday evening full of games, crafting and food!

How to Get Started in Research Part #2

Tue, Nov 14
2:00 pm
- 3:00 pm
HCRN Innovation Forum,

Apply what you’ve learned and get useful feedback from the professors. Both workshop events are open to all Honors College students of all majors, and first- and second-years are especially encouraged to attend.

Study Away Callout – India: The Monuments that Stand and the People Who Left

Thu, Nov 16
5:00 pm
- 6:00 pm
HCRS 1054,

India: Delhi, Cochin, Calcutta with Dr. Megha Anwer and Dr. Natasha Duncan

Society of Arts and Letters

Thu, Nov 16
7:30 pm
- 8:30 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Our next meeting will be Thursday, November 16 at 7:30 in the HCRS Reading Room. It is a Shared Reading Discussion with the theme of "Wings." We will be reading "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and "Shield of Achilles" by Auden. You can find the readings at https://hcartsandletters.wordpress.com/readings/ Please email agarla@purdue with any questions, and we hope to see you there!

Campus Outreach Committee: Yule Ball

Fri, Nov 17
7:00 pm
- 11:00 pm
Honors Hall,

Put on your holiday best and bring a friend to this all campus celebrations! Our very own Yule Ball in the Hogwarts Hall of the Honors College. Dancing and festive snacks will be available all evening.

The Bees and the Zines

Mon, Nov 20
3:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
HCRN Innovation Forum,

As Thanksgiving feasts approach, learn about the importance of pollinators to the foods we eat, and craft a mini-magazine focused on bees, food, or whatever theme you'd like (let your artistic side out)! Honors College mugs will be awarded to the top five best zines. This event is hosted by the Gardens at Honors, a group dedicated to promoting green spaces and encouraging environmental awareness, in collaboration with Purdue Art Community.

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