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February 2019

NISO – Fulbright Week: Research and Study Grants for Grad Students

Wed, Feb 20
6:30 pm
- 7:15 pm
HCRS 1066,

Current Ph.D. and Master’s students: Join us to discuss applying for grants to fund independent research abroad during 2020-21. This grant can also fit into a secondary degree from an institution abroad. If you are unable to attend this session, please attend any Research and Study Grants session. RSVP here.

Life on Mars: A Short Story Reading Club

Thu, Feb 21
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 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 the anthology Life on Mars: Tales from the New Frontier.

NISO – Fulbright Week: English Teaching Assistant Grants

Thu, Feb 21
5:00 pm
- 5:45 pm
HCRS 1066,

Excited by the prospect of teaching English to non-native English speakers? English Teaching Assistants also serve as U.S. cultural ambassadors in over 70 countries. Session for applicants aiming to be abroad in 2020-21. Juniors, seniors, recent alumni and graduates apply. RSVP here.

NISO – Fulbright Week: Research and Study Grants

Thu, Feb 21
5:45 pm
- 6:30 pm
HCRS 1066,

Apply to fund independent research or study in a foreign country during 2020-21. Learn the details of the application process and how Fulbright can best meet your needs. Juniors, seniors, recent alumni, and graduate students attend. RSVP here.

SDO Study Tables

Thu, Feb 21
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.

Visiting Scholars Series: Songwriting w/ Shannon Murray

Fri, Feb 22
7:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Participants will explore the practice of songwriting including tips and techniques for creating their own songs.  Shannon will also discuss her work creating music for social change, and her work in historical preservation through song.  Participants may wish, but are not required, to bring works in progress including poems and lyrics, or other materials that inspire them. Space is limited, please RSVP.

The Inaugural Solutions Lab Presentation

Sat, Feb 23
4:00 pm
- 6:00 pm
Honors Hall,

House teams will be presenting their solutions before a panel of judges, with a prize for the winning team. Food and refreshments will be served.  

Monday Meditation

Mon, Feb 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, Feb 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*** 

Torch Tuesday

Tue, Feb 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.

Student Cinema: Short Film Premiere

Tue, Feb 26
5:30 pm
- 7:30 pm
STEAM Lab,

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

HONR Fall 19′ Course Shopping

Wed, Feb 27
2:30 pm
- 3:30 pm
HCRN Innovation Forum,

Meet instructors of Fall 2019 HONR courses and learn more about these unique course offerings.

4th Annual Engagement and Service-Learning Summit

Thu, Feb 28
1:00 pm
- 5:00 pm
Honors Hall,

The Engagement and Service-Learning Summit serves to bring together faculty, staff, students, and community partners to discuss best practices in engagement and service-learning, highlight accomplishments, and increase collaboration opportunities.

Cooking with the Dean

Thu, Feb 28
2:00 pm
- 3:30 pm
South Kitchen (HCRS),

Join us for the most delicious form of community-building. Celebrate Mardi Gras with Dean Rhonda Phillips as she demonstrates how to make to her famous beignets. This signature program provides an outstanding opportunity to meet and interact with Dean Phillips while enjoying some tasty treats!

SDO Study Tables

Thu, Feb 28
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.

March 2019

Monday Meditation

Mon, Mar 4
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 4
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*** 

Student Leadership Callout

Mon, Mar 4
5:00 pm
- 6:00 pm
HCRN 1145,

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to develop valuable leadership skills by being an Honors College leader for the 2019-2020 academic year! Learn more about many new and different opportunities are available. Contact Student Leadership & Engagement Manager Rachel Newell (newellr@purdue.edu) if you have additional questions.

Torch Tuesday

Tue, Mar 5
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.

QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Wed, Mar 6
11:30 am
- 12:30 pm
HCRS 1066,

QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) training will teach you to recognize the warning signs for suicide and assist those in need. RSVP by 3/4/19.

NISO – Gates Cambridge Scholarship Info Session

Wed, Mar 6
4:45 pm
- 5:30 pm
HCRS 1054,

Gates Cambridge Scholars Marisa Henry and Michael Drakopoulos share their experiences with this fully funded graduate scholarship and leadership program within University of Cambridge.

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.

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