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March 2019

NISO – Churchill Scholarship Info Session

Wed, Mar 6
5:45 pm
- 6:30 pm
HCRN 1145,

Churchill Scholars Emily Erickson and Shovik Bandyopadhyay give their perspectives on this one-year graduate scholarship for STEM students to University of Cambridge. Juniors Apply.

Ain’t I a Woman?: A Look at Black Women’s Identity in Academia

Wed, Mar 6
6:30 pm
- 8:00 pm
HCRS 1054,

Join your Honors College Student Diversity Officers for a presentation and discussion on the experiences of Black women in academia and the obstacles they face both as faculty members and as students.    

HLC Life Kit Series: Finances

Thu, Mar 7
5:30 pm
- 6:30 pm
STEAM Lab,

The Life Kit series is a collection of FREE, one-hour sessions to teach Honors College Students important life skills you may need now and after college. Learn about budgeting basics, paying back student loans, how to build credit, and more! This interactive session will feature a speaker from the Purdue Federal Credit Union. Light refreshments will be provided.

NISO – Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes Scholarships Info Session

Thu, Mar 7
5:30 pm
- 6:15 pm
HCRN 1143,

Have dinner with Milad Alucozai, 2015-16 Mitchell Scholar and national screenings committee participant for the Mitchell Foundation. We will also deeply discuss the Rhodes Scholarship to  University of Oxford and the Marshall Scholarship to any university in the UK.

SDO Study Tables

Thu, Mar 7
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.

Monday Meditation

Mon, Mar 18
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, 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*** 

Torch Tuesday

Tue, Mar 19
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.

Effective Presentations

Thu, Mar 21
3:00 pm
- 4:00 pm
HCRS 1054,

Does the thought of presenting your work make your heart race? Give you sweaty palms? Never fear! Our upcoming workshop will give you all the tools you need to excel as a presenter, including tips on: organizing your presentation, designing your slides and delivery.

Body Matters: Hair Politics

Thu, Mar 21
6:00 pm
- 7:30 pm
HCRS 1054,

Join your Honors College Student Diversity Officers for the first installment of a three-part series exploring Body Matters. In part one, Hair Politics, Florence Adibu from CILMAR will lead us in a discussion to better understand why hair can be a political, historical, and personal statement of what we value, who we are, and where we've come from.

‘How to build a startup’ with Visiting Scholar Simon Park

Fri, Mar 22
2:30 pm
- 3:30 pm
STEAM Lab,

Want to learn how to build successful startups? Micro engineering expert Professor Simon Park will walk you through the process, touching on research, implementation, product design and commercialization. The University of Calgary professor's research interests include micro machining, nano engineering, CNT nanacomposites and alternative energy applications.

Monday Meditation

Mon, Mar 25
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, Mar 25
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*** 

Honors College Spring Blood Drive

Tue, Mar 26
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, sign up for a time to donate. We really appreciate your help, and remember, every donation is enough to save three lives!

Torch Tuesday

Tue, Mar 26
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.

The Secret Lives of Professors

Tue, Mar 26
4:30 pm
- 5:30 pm
Honors Hall,

Featuring Purdue 150th Professors, this discussion will consider the full range of the faculty’s responsibilities at Purdue, and discuss in particular how research and teaching intersect here (or how they don’t intersect). The discussion may tackle the following questions: How much of our time is devoted to instruction/mentoring? Of undergraduates? Of graduates? What techniques do we have to balance the demands on our time? How does—or doesn't—our research or scholarly work influence or affect our syllabi, our teaching styles, our…

Mentor Me – Speed Networking

Tue, Mar 26
6:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
HCRN 1143,

Meet alumni in-person and/or virtually. Students will have approximately seven minutes with each alum.

HLC Life Kit Series: Five Ingredient Foods

Tue, Mar 26
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
Co-Rec,

The Life Kit series is a collection of FREE, one-hour sessions to teach Honors College Students important life skills you may need now and after college. Learn quick, easy and delicious recipes that only require five ingredients! This class will demonstrate how to make Bruschetta Chicken, Roasted Parmesan Green Beans, Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes, and Sautéed Apples with Granola. The first 20 people will be accepted with a waitlist for the following applicants. Please RSVP by Thursday, March 21.

Changing Paths Discussion Hour

Tue, Mar 26
7:30 pm
- 9:00 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Are you feeling lost and looking for a change in your academics? You’re not alone. Come join the Interdisciplinary Connections Programming Committee and fellow upperclassmen for a discussion about finding their academic identity. Whether it be about changing majors, organizational involvement, interests, or hobbies, engage in a conversation to learn more from others about finding your path. Resources and light snacks will be provided.

NISO – Schwarzman Scholars Info Session

Thu, Mar 28
5:30 pm
- 6:15 pm
HCRN 1143,

Schwarzman representative Christian Tanja will speak to students about this leadership program for a 1-year Master’s in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in China. Open to U.S. and  international students from any major.

NISO – Knight-Hennessy Scholars

Thu, Mar 28
6:30 pm
- 7:15 pm
HCRN 1143,

Students with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment receive full funding for graduate education at Stanford.

April 2019

Monday Meditation

Mon, Apr 1
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 1
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*** 

International Short Film Festival

Mon, Apr 1
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
STEAM Lab,

Join the Global Programming Committee for a different international short film each evening followed by a discussion with a faculty member. Cotton candy and popcorn treats will be there as well!  

Torch Tuesday

Tue, Apr 2
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 Alumni Panel: Transitioning to Graduate School and Professional Life

Tue, Apr 2
5:30 pm
- 7:00 pm
HCRN 1143,

Learn from three alumni that have taken their Purdue and the Honors College experience to propel them into their next adventure! Meet the alumni: Blake Wetherton: Purdue University - Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering—May 2015 AND University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI - PhD in Physics (June 2015-Present). Thesis: Magnetic Reconnection in the Age of the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission Hailey Edmonson: Purdue University -  Bachelor of Science in Plant Genetics, Breeding and Biotechnology, 2017.  Crossroads Community Food Network-Takoma Park, MD. AmeriCorps…

Alaska Native Storytelling

Tue, Apr 2
6:00 pm
- 7:30 pm
Honors Hall,

Alaskan native storyteller Ishmael Hope will share traditional stories from his Tlingit and Inupiaq heritage focused on life lessons, respect for elders, Mother Earth and stories of perseverance.  This interactive presentation will provide the opportunity for students to gain deeper insight into Indigenous traditions and connection to communities.

IRB Workshop

Wed, Apr 3
3:30 pm
- 5:00 pm
HCRN 1143,

Does my research require IRB approval? How do I obtain it? Jennifer Linvill from the IRB office is visiting the Honors College to answer all your Institutional Review Board questions.

Body Matters: Disability Politics

Thu, Apr 4
6:00 pm
- 7:30 pm
HCRS 1054,

Join your Honors College Student Diversity Officers for the second installment of a three-part series exploring Body Matters. In part two, Disability Politics, we will discuss how disabled bodies are politicized with facilitators from the Disability Resource Center.

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.)

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