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October 2018

Third Street Suites Honors Students Dinner

Sun, Oct 21
5:30 pm
- 6:30 pm
Third Street Suites 159,

All Honors College students are invited to come share a meal and conversation with your fellow Third Street Suite residents. Enjoy a tasty taco bar from Moe’s as you connect with your Honors College neighbors.

Honors 4th-Year Reunion

Thu, Oct 25
6:00 pm
- 7:30 pm
Buffalo Wild Wings, 360 Brown St
West Lafayette, IN United States
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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.

Academic Pressure Discussion Hour

Mon, Oct 29
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 a friend. Open to all Honors College Students.

Cooking with the Dean

Tue, Oct 30
4:00 pm
- 5:30 pm
HCRS Kitchen,

Join us for the most delicious form of community-building. This signature program provides an outstanding opportunity to meet and interact with Dean Phillips as she demonstrates how to bake a yummy three-ingredient cookie.

November 2018

Honors College Learning Communities Call Out

Thu, Nov 1
11:30 am
- 12:30 pm
HCRN 1145,

Come hear about two new exciting opportunities that allows you to live and learn with other students who share similar interests in Jazz or Big Data. Altered Harmony: Jazz and Society and Critical Data Studies Learning Communities offer you the opportunity to do just that!

Honors College Scary Story Contest

Thu, Nov 1
6:30 pm
- 8:00 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Can you write a story that could keep other students up at night? 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. Submissions: No more than 1,200 words and emailed to aewatkin@purdue.edu by Saturday, October 27. Five finalists will be chosen to share their work at the reading on November 1.

Ars Poetica et Technica: Food Globalization in Prehistory: New Research from Central Asia

Fri, Nov 2
3:00 pm
- 4:00 pm
Honors Hall,

The foods and products we consume today originate from places all over the world.  Wheat was first domesticated in the Middle East; rice and peaches come to us from China, citrus fruits from India, almonds from the Mediterranean.  How did this incredible cornucopia come to our table?  How were foods changed as they made their way to us, and how were we changed by their arrival? Archaeologists are making new discoveries about the long history of our food’s movement, particularly…

Academic Pressure Discussion Hour

Mon, Nov 5
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 a friend. Open to all Honors College Students.

Short Films & Conversation: Race, Bias, & Identity // Week 1: Who, me, biased?

Mon, Nov 5
6:30 pm
- 8:00 pm
HCRS 1054,

Hosted by your Honors College Student Diversity Officers, take part in some or all of this 3-week short film series examining the constructions and consequences of racial identity and implicit bias in the world, specifically in the United States. P.S. There’ll be snacks, so come by and grab a treat!

Cultural Center Fair

Tue, Nov 6
6:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
STEAM Lab,

Join us at the Cultural Center Fair to learn more about the various cultural centers here at Purdue University. Each cultural center  and your Honors College Student Diversity officers will have an activity that you can complete in order to spend time getting to know the staff and learning about the services and events they provide for students. Black Cultural Center- Adinkra Bag Painting/ Latino Cultural Center- Guatemalan Worry Dolls/ LGBTQ Center- Temporary Tattoos/ Asian American and Asian Resource Cultural…

Election Night Watch Party

Tue, Nov 6
6:00 pm
- 10:00 pm
Honors Hall,

WATCH the returns on large television screens. LEARN about the impact of election results from Purdue experts. ENGAGE with students, faculty and area public officials. We'll have a quiet room to watch returns, or you can join us in Honors Hall to watch returns and learn from expert panels who will be interpreting results in real-time. We'll have plenty of free food, too!

Honors College Fall Blood Drive

Wed, Nov 7
11:00 am
- 4:00 pm
STEAM Lab,

Save lives without even leaving campus! Join the Honors College Community Service Programming Committee and donate blood for the Indiana Blood Center. Free pizza and snacks will be provided! If you are interested, click here to sign up for a time to donate. We really appreciate your help, and remember, every donation is enough to save three lives!

Off-Campus Students Coffee Hour

Wed, Nov 7
4:00 pm
- 6:00 pm
Greyhouse Coffee & Supply Co., 100 Northwestern Ave
West Lafayette, IN United States
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Apartment, house-dwellers, and all off-campus students join HLC off-campus rep Jared Huber for a laid back hour or two with other Honors College students who also have to cook their own meals and clean their own bathrooms! Grab a cup of coffee or a pastry and catch up with friends and make new connections.

NISO CV/Resume Workshop

Wed, Nov 7
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? Please RSVP here.

Wellness Wednesdays – Healthy Eating on the Run

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

Learn how to choose the best foods for health while leading a busy life. This program discusses snacking, fast food and restaurants, healthy product alternatives, and more!

Honors College Trivia Night

Fri, Nov 9
7:00 pm
- 9:00 pm
Honors Hall,

How many random facts do you know? Are you an expert on viral memes? Engage in some friendly competition among other students in the Honors College by joining the Interdisciplinary Connections Programming Committee for a fun night of trivia. There will be lots of food and prizes, so come out and bring all your friends!

Academic Pressure Discussion Hour

Mon, Nov 12
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 a friend. Open to all Honors College Students.

Short Films & Conversation: Race, Bias, & Identity // Week 2: A Conversation on Race

Mon, Nov 12
6:30 pm
- 8:00 pm
HCRS 1054,

Hosted by your Honors College Student Diversity Officers, take part in some or all of this 3-week short film series examining the constructions and consequences of racial identity and implicit bias in the world, specifically in the United States. P.S. There’ll be snacks, so come by and grab a treat!

Film Screening of “The Human Element” with Dr. Jason Parry

Tue, Nov 13
7:30 pm
- 9:30 pm
Krach Leadership Center Shin Forum (room 260),

Join Purdue Honors College’s Dr. Jason Parry for a special evening of art, science and environmentalism as he hosts a free screening of “The Human Element” courtesy of the Earth Vision Institute. The photographer and adventurer James Balog has spent decades documenting the effects of climate change. As founder of the Extreme Ice Survey, Balog has pioneered the use of sophisticated imaging technologies to provide stunning visual evidence of planetary transformations. In the new documentary film “The Human Element,” Balog…

Beering/Stamps Freshman Workshop

Wed, Nov 14
5:30 pm
- 6:30 pm
HCRS 1054,

Join us to find out how you can set your academic path and career on the right trajectory. Learn about prestigious scholarships like the Fulbright and discover if they are in line with your goals.

Wellness Wednesdays – Savor the Flavor of the Holidays

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

Find ways to enjoy your favorite holiday foods, while still staying healthy!

Bollywood Dance Workshop

Fri, Nov 16
6:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
Honors Hall,

Join the Honors College Global Programming Committee for a Bollywood Fusion dance night hosted by Purdue’s Jazba Bollywood Fusion Dance team! There will be free food, a henna station hosted by the Muslim Student Association, and lots of dancing! 6:00-7:00pm - Dance Lesson//7:00-8:00pm - Dance Party

Short Films & Conversation: Race, Bias, & Identity // Week 3: Hyphen Nation

Mon, Nov 19
6:30 pm
- 8:00 pm
HCRS 1054,

Hosted by your Honors College Student Diversity Officers, take part in some or all of this 3-week short film series examining the constructions and consequences of racial identity and implicit bias in the world, specifically in the United States.  P.S. There’ll be snacks, so come by and grab a treat!

Academic Pressure Discussion Hour

Mon, Nov 26
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 a friend. Open to all Honors College Students.

Scholarly Project Symposium

Tue, Nov 27
2:00 pm
- 3:00 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Curious what your fellow students are doing to fulfill their scholarly project? Come see what they've been working on and support those in your community. This symposium will feature 3-4 graduating seniors, from a variety of majors, discussing their work. Not sure where you're going with your project? This is a great opportunity to generate ideas and see examples of the type of work that fulfills this scholarly requirement.

England: Place and Story Call Out

Tue, Nov 27
7:30 pm
- 8:30 pm
HCRS 1054,

In this course we will explore the entanglement between geography, place, and narrative. As we visit multiple destinations in England, we will ask: how do spaces provoke certain kinds of stories? In doing so, the course will encourage students to consider the landscape of narrative‚ where are stories set, and how does their setting infect the plot maneuvers, the characters, and the language/tenor of a text?

Wellness Wednesdays – Time Management

Wed, Nov 28
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Learn ways to reduce ineffective time management and participate in activities to identify areas in your own life that need improvement when it comes to spending time wisely.

Honors College Luau

Fri, Nov 30
6:00 pm
- 9:00 pm
Honors Hall,

Escape to a Hawaiian LUAU paradise with the Honors College Campus Outreach Programming Committee. De-stress, party, and enjoy free food from AJ's!  Bring your best dance moves and limbo skills, and we will provide the leis and fun! See you there! Aloha!

December 2018

Academic Pressure Discussion Hour

Mon, Dec 3
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 a friend. Open to all Honors College Students.

Wellness Wednesdays – Success over Stress

Wed, Dec 5
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Identify key stressors in your life and learn to cope in healthy ways. This presentation is interactive and filled with discussion.

Honors College Holiday Party for Good

Fri, Dec 7
3:00 pm
- 6:00 pm
Honors Hall,

Celebrate the last day of the semester with hot beverages, warm treats, and cozy blanket-making to benefit residents of the Greater Lafayette YWCA’s Emergency Domestic Violence Shelter. No sewing skills required! The fleece blankets that you help make will be given to residents when they arrive at the shelter and gifted to them when they leave. Bring a friend, tie a few knots, make some hot cocoa, and learn more about what the shelter is doing to help prevent domestic…

Pet-A-Puppy

Mon, Dec 10
1:00 pm
- 3:00 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Finals are hard. Petting dogs is not! Join us for a break from finals to come pet some awesomely cute dogs and support Natalie’s Second Chance Dog Shelter.

December 2018 Medallion Ceremony

Wed, Dec 12
11:30 am
- 12:30 pm
Honors Hall,

It is with great revelry and pride that we send our Honors College graduates out into the world! Students graduating in December 2018, 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. Please RSVP for the event here: https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a9RpbdT72emABaR

January 2019

Torch Tuesday

Tue, Jan 8
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.

Skate into Spring

Tue, Jan 8
7:30 pm
- 9:30 pm
Riverside Skating Center, 100 Tapawingo Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 47906 United States
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Don’t miss the chance to take part in an Honors College tradition! Join us for some winter fun on the ice at Riverside Skating Center in West Lafayette’s Tapawingo Park. Hot chocolate, cookies, skate rental, and transportation will be taken care of. Bus shuttles from HCRN north entrance to the skating center will run from 7:15-8:30pm and will start returning you to campus around 8:40pm. Or feel free to meet us there. Parking is available in the Wabash Landing parking…

Study Away Call Out: Towards a New Columbia

Fri, Jan 11
5:00 pm
- 6:00 pm
HCRN 1145,

This new Maymester experience takes you on a multi-city visit through Colombia to study factors that contributed to the negotiated peace process of 2016. Colombia, once ravaged by a decades-long violent conflict, involving drug cartels and paramilitary groups, is now on a path to sustained peace and prosperity. These efforts at peace and security have been recognized globally with the Noble Peace Prize awarded to former President Manuel Santos. By participating in this program, you will examine the background of…

Dinner with YOUR Student Diversity Officers

Sun, Jan 13
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
STEAM Lab,

Join YOUR Honors College Student Diversity Officers, Maya Black and Meron Tamene, for dinner! Connect with them and other Honors students and learn more about what they have planned for the Spring 2019 semester.

Monday Meditation

Mon, Jan 14
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.

Torch Tuesday

Tue, Jan 15
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.

Student Involvement and Leadership Fair

Wed, Jan 16
7:00 pm
- 9:00 pm
HCRN Innovation Forum,

Come check out the many opportunities to get involved in the Honors College community and gain leadership experience through the Programming Committees, HCR Society, and other Honors student groups!  

Life on Mars: A Short Story Reading Club

Thu, Jan 17
4:00 pm
- 5:00 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Join Honors College Professor Bross to discuss short stories about the exploration and colonization of Mars, from near-future realism to the fantastic.  Tea and snacks provided! Club will meet on Thursdays, January 17 - February 21, 2019. Club members will tackle a quick, imaginative short story—just 15-20 minutes to read—and then on Thursdays we’ll have an open discussion of its ideas, images, and imaginations for the future. The first 10 students to sign up will receive a free copy of…

SDO Study Tables

Thu, Jan 17
6:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
HCRS 1054,

Join the Honors College Student Diversity Officers in weekly study tables at the Honors College! Take part in an inclusive and distraction-free work environment and create connections with peers of various disciplines from all parts of the Honors College.

Honors Mentor Program Callout

Thu, Jan 17
6:00 pm
- 7:30 pm
Honors Hall,

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 January 25th.  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.

STEM Educators in a Precarious World – Visiting Scholar Event

Fri, Jan 18
4:00 pm
- 5:30 pm
STEAM Lab,

Dr. Jere Confrey is the Joseph D. Moore Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Education at North Carolina Statue University. She is currently designing interactive diagnostic assessment systems build on learning trajectories and won the Innovator of the Year award in 2013 at NCSU.

MLK Day of Service

Mon, Jan 21
8:30 am
- 1:30 pm
Co-Rec,

Join your Honors College SDO’s and peers as we take part in this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, coordinated by the Civic Engagement and Leadership Development Office (CELD). Follow the RSVP link to register for the Day of Service with the SDOs! When registering, make sure to sign up as a member of a group and type in “Purdue Honors College (w/ SDOs)”.

Torch Tuesday

Tue, Jan 22
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.

Programming Committees Callout

Tue, Jan 22
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
STEAM Lab,

Learn more about how to develop leadership, organizational, and design skills by joining one of the four Honors College programming committees as they plan events for your Honors College community. Committees meet weekly and focus on different themes – Campus Outreach, Community Service, Global Engagement, and Interdisciplinary Connections.

Diversity Matters Series: Disability Resource Event

Wed, Jan 23
7:00 pm
- 8:30 pm
HCRN 1145,

Are you a student with a disability? Want to connect with other students with disabilities? Are you not disabled, but interested in learning how disability can impact college for students? Come out to the Student Diversity Officers’ resource event for all disabled students. We’ll be covering both physical and non-physical disabilities. We’ll be discussing the issues and experiences of disabled students on campus from both the vantage point of a disabled student and abled student so we can also learn…

March 2019

Academic Pressure Discussion Hour

Mon, Mar 18
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*** 

April 2019

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*** 

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