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October 2019

Wellness Wednesday: Meditation

Wed, Oct 2
11:30 am
- 12:30 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Relax and step away, not just from the outside world, but from the anxiety and tension within. Join us for a relaxing meditation hour. No experience necessary!

Visiting Scholar Series: The Poverty of Privacy Rights

Thu, Oct 3
4:30 pm
- 6:00 pm
Honors Hall,

The U.S. Constitution is supposed to bestow rights equally. Yet the poor are subject to invasions of privacy that suggest they live in a world where the government has few, if any, limits on its power. In this talk, author and University of California, Berkely law professor Khiara M. Bridges will discuss poor mothers' experiences with the state - both when they receive public assistance and when they do not. Join her as we examine cultural narratives that equate poverty…

Wellness Wednesday: Kindness Rocks

Wed, Oct 9
11:30 am
- 12:30 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Come help promote random acts of kindness to unsuspecting recipients by painting and dropping inspirational rocks!

Coffee & Courses – 2020 Spring Course Shopping

Thu, Oct 10
2:00 pm
- 4:00 pm
Third Street Suites (Lobby),

The Nuclear Age, Medical Breakthroughs, Borderlands –plus many more! Excited to find out which HONR courses will be offered in Spring 2020?  HONR course descriptions, as well as other honors sections for the spring will be shared. Free Coffee & Desserts! All Honors students welcome!

Visiting Scholars: Claire Nelson

Thu, Oct 10
4:30 pm
- 5:30 pm
HCRN 1145,

Interested in issues surrounding food security? Join Visiting Scholar Dr. Claire Nelson for an intimate classroom discussion regarding the impact of research happening right here at Purdue. Nelson is the Chief Ideation Leader of the Futures Forum, a research/education practice specializing in bringing the power of strategic foresight and the discipline of sustainability engineering, to the challenges facing organizations and communities. Due to space limitations, attendance is limited to the first 10 students who sign up. **Or attend Nelson's public…

Alumni Panel: “Using My Purdue Honors Experience”

Fri, Oct 11
6:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
HCRS STEAM Lab,

Six alumni will be on campus to share their Purdue experiences. At the event, the alumni will introduce themselves and jump right into the questions. You will have time before and after the panel to speak to the alumni one-on-one. RSVP to supply questions that you have for these alumni.

Evolution of Ideas Gallery

Tue, Oct 15
5:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
Honors Hall,

All Honors students, faculty, and staff are invited to witness the creative genius and research acumen of our newest cohort at the Evolution of Ideas Gallery. First-year teams from HONR 19901 courses will be displaying their brilliant projects and dropping serious knowledge on all who attend. Cubed cheeses and epiphanies will abound. This is also a wonderful opportunity for you to take ownership of your Honors community by welcoming the first-year students to it and supporting their efforts to develop…

Student Cinema: Short Film Premiere

Tue, Oct 15
6:30 pm
- 8:30 pm
STEAM Lab,

Join Dr. Megha Anwer and the students of "Evolution of Ideas: Photography" for a screening of their original short films. Pizza provided!

Wellness Wednesday: Outside the Lines

Wed, Oct 16
11:30 am
- 12:30 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Drop in to relax your brain and spend some time coloring.

How to Get Started in Research

Fri, Oct 18
11:30 am
- 1:00 pm
HCRS STEAM Lab,

Join Dr. Zahra Tehrani and Dr. Liz Brite for a hands-on workshop that will walk you through the first steps of finding and obtaining a research position. Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis.  

International Honors Student Event: Pumpkin Carving and Marshmallow Roasting!

Fri, Oct 18
6:30 pm
- 8:30 pm
HCRS STEAM Lab,

Take part in some traditional autumn activities – pumpkin carving and roasting marshmallows around a fire! Prepare to be creative, get a little messy, and have a whole lot of fun! ALL international Honors Students are invited to sign up by 5pm on Tuesday, October 15th in order to reserve your pumpkin. Questions? Contact Rachel Newell (newellr@purdue.edu)

HonorServes Saturday: NICHES Land Trust

Sat, Oct 19
8:50 am
- 1:30 pm

Spend a fun day in nature working with the Honors College and NICHES Land Trust protecting the natural world by helping prepare fire breaks for the preserve’s spring prescribed fire burn season at Black Rock Preserve (about 30 minutes from campus). Sign up by 5:00pm Wednesday, October 16. Bus transportation limited to first 25 people to register. Others will be placed on a waitlist Instructions: Meet at corner of Third St. and Russell for bus transport. Wear work shoes and…

Diversity Matters Series: Marginal Identities in Academic Institutions

Tue, Oct 22
6:30 pm
- 7:30 pm
HCRS 1066,

Topic - Affirmative Action // A discussion on the necessities, structural limitations, and myths associated with affirmative action

Wellness Wednesday: Fidget Toys

Wed, Oct 23
11:30 am
- 12:30 pm

Make your own fidget toy! Fidget toys are a great tool for addressing sensory needs, attention, and focus during tasks.

Ars Poetica et Technica: Dr. Jason Ware

Fri, Oct 25
3:00 pm
- 4:00 pm
HCRN Innovation Forum,

Join Honors College faculty and students in the Innovation Forum as we celebrate the scholarly achievements of our own Dr. Jason Ware. Ware is an educator and managing editor of the International Journal of Community Well-Being. His talk will focus on how is research has evolved over time from centering on K-12 public school teachers' knowledge and narratives about teaching studetns with life experiences significantly different than their own, to centering on quality-of-life and community well-being within urban poor communities. Remarks…

Diversity Matters Series: Marginal Identities in Academic Institutions

Tue, Oct 29
6:30 pm
- 7:30 pm
HCRS 1066,

Topic - Navigating Spaces // How do spaces on campus often cater to the needs defined by majority groups? How are notions of “professionalism” or “authenticity” shaped by power structures? A conversation on the different forms of labor that underrepresented minorities perform in order to navigate academic spaces.

Honors Pharmacy Application Workshop

Tue, Oct 29
7:30 pm
- 8:30 pm
HCRN 1143,

Your Honors Leadership Council Representatives will be hosting a Pharmacy Application Workshop for all current PP2s. PP1s are also invited to attend to gain insight into the admissions process for next year. At the review they will distribute handouts featuring tips and tricks.  Additionally,  they will bring copies of their old applications, including the essay portion.  Feel free to bring your electronic device or a hard copy of the application, and you will be paired up with an upperclassman volunteer,…

Wellness Wednesday: Comfort Baking

Wed, Oct 30
11:30 am
- 12:30 pm
HCRS Community Kitchen,

Come whip up some yummy Halloween treats! There will be cookies, brownies, and more!

Death Cafe

Wed, Oct 30
6:30 pm
- 8:00 pm
Duhme (1st Floor Living Room),

Join us for cake, tea, and conversation at Purdue’s Death Café. A Death Café is a safe and relaxed space to gather with people, to discuss topics related to death and dying.  The objective is to engage in interesting, thought-provoking, and life-affirming conversations. It is not a counseling or bereavement session, rather an opportunity to "increase awareness of death with a view of helping people make the most of their (finite) lives." All students are welcome!  Hosted by Dr. S-S.…

HonorWeen!!!

Thu, Oct 31
1:00 pm
- 6:00 pm
HCRN Innovation Forum,

Join your Honors Leadership Council Representatives for a scary good time. Come by the Innovation Forum 1:00-6:00pm on Halloween to get treats and play games. Vote for your favorite Faculty and Staff Halloween costume. If you have a costume, feel free to show it off in the photo booth. Post selfies using #HonorWeen and be entered to win a Starbucks gift card. We’re DYING to see you there.    

Dissonant Networks

Thu, Oct 31
3:00 pm
- 4:30 pm
HCRS STEAM Lab,

Join Dr. Peter Moore and visiting scholar Dr. Abram Foley from Exeter University as they workshop a prospectus for a digital humanities project focusing on Hambone, a journal of avant-garde writing and black aesthetics, edited by Nathaniel Mackey. Hambone emerged in the late 1970s as a venue committed to presenting the work of innovative writers and artists.

November 2019

HLC CLA Study Hour

Mon, Nov 4
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
HCRN 1145,

Come study with your Honors Leadership Council CLA representative and other Honors CLA students and enjoy some post-Halloween treats!

How to Present your Research Workshop

Tue, Nov 5
12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm

Learn how to give effective research presentations! This workshop will provide you with tips on organizing your presentation, designing your slides and delivering your presentation. Presented by Dr. Zahra Tehrani. Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis.  

Wellness Wednesday: CoRec Services

Wed, Nov 6
11:30 am
HCRS Reading Room,

Come and learn about some of the amazing wellness services that the CoRec has to offer! Representatives from the Wellness Mentor program, Massage Therapy, and the Boiler Financial Track program will be present.

Wellness Wednesday: CoRec Wellness Services

Wed, Nov 6
11:30 am
- 12:30 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Come and learn about some of the amazing Wellness Services that the CoRec has to offer! Representatives from the Wellness Mentor program, Massage Therapy, and the Boiler Financial Track program will be present.

Visiting Scholars: Stephen Kuusisto

Thu, Nov 7
9:30 am
- 12:00 pm
HCRS STEAM Lab,

Join acclaimed writer and Syracuse Professor Stephen Kuusisto in a unique workshop which will explore how to work with a service dog. Kuusisto, who has been blind since birth, is the author of "Eavesdropping: A Memoir of Blindness and Listening" and the acclaimed memoir "Planet of the Blind", a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year”. He has also published "Only Bread, Only Light", a collection of poems from Copper Canyon Press. Recognized by the New York Times as…

International Honors Student Event: Cooking Demonstration

Thu, Nov 7
6:00 pm
- 7:30 pm
CoRec Demonstration Kitchen,

Want to learn how to cook the types of dishes common in this part of the US? This class will provide local, budget-friendly recipes and will also discuss tips for saving money when you cook and shop for groceries. Learn how to make Thyme and Dijon Crusted Pork Tenderloin, Cornmeal Mash, Sauteed Zucchini, and Zucchini Walnut Bread. There will be LOTS of opportunities to sample the food as well! This class is free, but registration is limited to the first…

Pizza & Explorers: Past and Present

Sun, Nov 10
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
HCRS 1066,

Join your Exploratory Studies Honors Leadership Council representatives for pizza and the chance to talk to upperclassmen students from various majors who will be available to answer questions and offer advice.

Honors College Fall Blood Drive

Mon, Nov 11
11:00 am
- 4:00 pm
HCRS STEAM Lab,

Save lives without even leaving campus by donating blood to the Versiti Blood Center of Indiana. Current projections for Indiana hospitals are looking bleak with the possibility of a potential blood shortage in early November. Your single donation will be enough to save three lives! Your time and help is so critical and can make such a huge difference. All donors will get a $5 E-Gift Card. Sign up for an appointment time using the RSVP link. Wondering if you're…

HLC Education: Teachers & Tea

Mon, Nov 11
6:30 pm
- 9:00 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

All Honors College of Education students are invited to join your Honors Leadership Council representatives to discuss all the TEA regarding Honors Education including scholarly projects, contracting, H-sections, Education Honors Pathway, how each advisor can help you, and more! They will have TEA and Hot Chocolate and you’re welcome to stop by as you have time.

Wellness Wednesday: Stress Ball Making

Wed, Nov 13
11:30 am
- 12:30 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Drop in to learn about aromatherapy, try out essential oils, and make your own stress ball!  

Seminar: The Postgenomic Condition

Wed, Nov 13
2:30 pm
- 3:30 pm
HCRS STEAM Lab,

Join Dr. Jenny Reardon in a Honors College seminar exploring her book, The Postgenomic Condition. The Postgenomic Condition draws on Reardon’s decades of fieldwork to talk about the ways different stakeholders—individuals, institutions, businesses, and communities—negotiate the relationship between technological innovation and liberal democratic ideals. She investigates understandings of the uses, significance, and values of the human genome sequence, calling attention to how race and class impact the ways stakeholders talk about, carry out, and experience the consequences of genomic research.…

Speed Networking Session

Wed, Nov 13
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.

Joe Barry Carroll: My View From Seven Feet

Wed, Nov 13
6:30 pm
Honors Hall,

You know him as a sports legend, but retired NBA player and Purdue All-American Joe Barry Carroll is also an artist, philanthropist, and author. Join our next Visiting Scholar for an engaging public talk about his artistic inspiration and how an impressionable, unsure boy learned to tap into his strengths to make a positive impact on the world.

HLC Engineering Professors Panel

Thu, Nov 14
6:00 pm
- 7:30 pm
Honors Hall,

A panel of four professors from different engineering disciplines at Purdue will share their experiences and give students an opportunity to discover what it takes to be an engineer both in academia and in industry. All Honors College students are welcome to this event hosted by the HLC College of Engineering representatives.

Holiday Party: Presented by HC Outreach Committee

Fri, Nov 15
7:00 pm
- 9:00 pm
HCRS STEAM Lab,

Come start the holiday season by decorating cookies, drinking hot chocolate, listening to holiday music, and making fun crafts with the Honors College Outreach Committee and Boiler Bakers! The party is open to everyone, so be sure to bring your friends!

Storytelling Across Borders

Mon, Nov 18
5:30 pm
- 7:00 pm
STEAM Lab,

November 18-22 is International Education Week! To commemorate this, the Honors College is hosting a “Storytelling Across Borders” event in the STEAM Lab on November 18, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Come join other students and Honors staff and faculty as we tell our stories of studying or living across borders. It will be an “open mic” for anyone to share a short story, funny or serious, about their experience in another culture, whether you are an international student commenting on the United…

Diversity Matters Series: Marginal Identities in Academic Institutions

Tue, Nov 19
6:30 pm
- 7:30 pm
HCRS 1066,

Topic - Mortality in the Age of Vitality // What does it mean to have a chronic illness in your late teens and 20s, and be on a campus bustling with vitality? Join us for a reading and discussion on what it means to have to grapple with mortality in your prime.

Wellness Wednesday: Gratitude Card Making

Wed, Nov 20
11:30 am
- 12:30 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Stop by to create a homemade card to show love & gratitude to those you are thankful for.

December 2019

Snack & Study Hours Hosted by YOUR HLC Reps

Wed, Dec 4
7:00 pm
- 9:00 pm

Bring a friend and join your Honors Leadership Council reps and other Honors College students from your disciplinary college for a relaxed time to connect and study together over some brain-boosting treats! CLA students 7:00-8:00pm in HCRS 1054; Pharmacy students 7:00-8:30pm in HCRS Reading Room; Exploratory Studies students 7:00-9:00pm in HCRN 1145

Print Bay Soiree

Thu, Dec 5
6:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
HCRS STEAM Lab,

On Thursday, Dec. 5, Purdue Honors College will host the first annual Print Bay Soiree. This is a celebration of the visible world and the invisible labor that brings it into being. Join us as we showcase student work and offer live demonstrations of letterpress printing.

Honors College Holiday Party for Good

Fri, Dec 6
3:00 pm
- 5:00 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…

January 2020

Honors Contracting Open House

Tue, Jan 14
1:30 pm
- 3:00 pm
HCRN Innovation Forum,

Stop by with questions about the contracting process or to pick up the contracting forms. And grab a cup of coffee to go!

Skate into Spring

Tue, Jan 14
7:00 pm
- 9:00 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 6:50-7:45pm and will start returning you to campus around 8:30pm. Or feel free to meet us there. Parking is available in the Wabash Landing parking…

Honors Contracting Open House

Wed, Jan 15
10:00 am
- 11:30 am
HCRN Innovation Forum,

Stop by with questions about the contracting process or to pick up the contracting forms. And grab a cup of coffee to go!

Syllabus Week Snacks!

Thu, Jan 16
7:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Honors HHS student are invited to join the Honors Leadership Council reps for a fun welcome back to the new semester. Bring a friend and come hang out and meet other HHS students before the semester gets busy. Enjoy hot cocoa and some cookie decorating. The person who decorates the best cookies will win some cool fun socks!

Honors Mentor Program Callout

Wed, Jan 22
6:30 pm
- 7:30 pm
Honors Hall,

Want to learn more about becoming an Honors Mentor? At this callout, students will discover what it means to be a mentor, what mentors get out of their experience, and how best to approach the application.  The deadline for applications is January 31st.  Access to the application and more information can be found on the Mentor Program webpage.

How to Honors: Scholarly Projects for Polytechnic Students

Thu, Jan 23
6:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
HCRN 1145,

Curious about how to get started with your scholarly project or how you can incorporate contracted classes into a project? Come hear from Dr. Bross and your fellow Polytechnic students on the scholarly project process and past projects that have been approved. You're encouraged to bring a friend and food will be provided. Please be sure to RSVP.

Dinner With Your SDOs

Sun, Jan 26
5:00 pm
- 6:00 pm
HCRN 1145,

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

Meditation Monday

Mon, Jan 27
4:30 pm
- 4:45 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Take a few minutes to engage in a guided meditation to give your mind a break. No experience necessary.

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