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April 2017

Honors College Cricket Spitting Challenge

Fri, Apr 7
5:30 pm
- 6:30 pm
Honors Hall,

Yes, this hilarious event is exactly what it sounds like. Join us to see how far you can spit a cricket and which Honors College house will take the top prize.  Cricket spitting is a Purdue tradition and guaranteed to leave you laughing.

Spring Fest

Sat, Apr 8
10:00 am
- 4:00 pm

Stop by the Honors College tent off the "Hello Walk" on Memorial Mall at this Purdue community event.

NISO Freshman Workshop

Sat, Apr 8
12:30 pm
- 3:30 pm
STEAM lab,

In this activity-based workshop, find out how you can set your academic path and career on the right trajectory. Learn about prestigious scholarships and discover if they are in line with your goals. Start now to get where you want to be.

Undergraduate Research Symposium

Tue, Apr 11
1:00 pm
- 5:00 pm
PMU North and South Ballrooms,

1:00-3:30pm Poster Judging
4:00pm Awards Ceremony

How to Run for Office

Tue, Apr 11
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
STEAM lab,

Come learn from City Councilman and Purdue Junior Aseem Jha about his experience and tips for running for elected office Student run event.

Honors College Student Leadership Celebration

Thu, Apr 13
7:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
Honors Hall,

Have you been a student leader in the Honors College this past academic year? We would like to celebrate YOU! Enjoy a dessert reception and recognition at this end of the year recognition and awards celebration.

Cookies with the Dean

Thu, Apr 20
4:00 pm
- 5:00 pm
South Kitchen HCRS,

Come for conversation and a taste of Dean Phillips' delicious baking.

Human-Animal Relationships Film Series: The Paw Project

Thu, Apr 20
5:30 pm
- 7:00 pm
HCRN 1145,

Join Professor Dolby for this captivating film and discussion to follow

Honors College Book Launch

Tue, Apr 25
5:30 pm
- 6:30 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Join Honors College students and faculty members for this reception as they celebrate the launch of their new book More Than a Memory:  Exploring Purdue University's History Through Objects.

Ethics for TED symposium

Thu, Apr 27
1:30 pm
- 3:00 pm
STEAM lab,

Join our student panelists for our inaugural "Ethics for TED" symposium.  Topics include obligations of flight testing, nuclear responsibility and the ethical ramifications of mobile broadband.

Purdue Prints Exhibition

Thu, Apr 27
3:00 pm
- 4:30 pm
STEAM lab,

Students from HONR 19900: Gutenberg Galaxy will display their work from the semester in an exhibit on April 27 at 3 p.m. in the STEAM Lab of Honors College and Residences South.

End of Year Legacy Party

Fri, Apr 28
4:00 pm
- 6:00 pm
May 2017

Graduate Medallion Ceremony

Wed, May 10
5:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
Honors Hall,
August 2017

Honors College and Residences First-Year Student Move-In

Sun, Aug 13
1:00 pm
- 6:00 pm

House Hurrah

Sun, Aug 13
8:00 pm
- 10:30 pm
Honors Hall,

Welcome to your House community in the Honors College and Residences! Come meet fellow students from your House and the Faculty Honors Preceptors who will be leading you throughout the year. Each House will have a separate meeting time throughout the evening, more information will come from the Residential Honors Preceptor on your floor.

HCR Community Activity

Mon, Aug 14
7:00 pm
- 10:00 pm

More information to come!

Class of 2021 Welcome Orientation

Sun, Aug 20
2:30 pm
- 6:30 pm
Honors Hall,

All first year students are invited to join for an official Welcome into the Honors College! There will be three sessions (2:30pm, 4:00pm, and 5:30pm), attendance will be based on alphabetical grouping, please see more information in email communication.

Welcome Home

Fri, Aug 25
8:00 pm
- 10:00 pm
Honors Hall,

Welcome back to all Honors College students and celebrate the start of a new year!

Cornerstone Neighborhood Welcome

Sun, Aug 27
6:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
HCR South Lawn,

Welcome to the Neighborhood!

Gilman Scholarship Info Session

Mon, Aug 28
5:30 pm
- 6:30 pm
HCRS 1076,

Students, faculty, and staff join us to learn more about the Gilman Scholarship. This scholarship is only for students receiving federal Pell Grant funding.

Data & Desserts (HC Ironhack Team Callout)

Tue, Aug 29
4:00 pm
- 5:00 pm
STEAM lab,

Want to create your own app? Join the Purdue Honors College Ironhack Team.  No coding experience is necessary and all majors are welcome.  You can earn 1 credit in 8 weeks.  Come learn how you can get familiar with open data, while solving real world problems.

Leadership Involvement Fair #1

Tue, Aug 29
7:00 pm
- 9:00 pm
STEAM lab,

Come check out the opportunities to get involved in the Honors College community as a student leader! Note: same offerings will be at both Tuesday and Wednesday evening.

Leadership Involvement Fair #2

Wed, Aug 30
7:00 pm
- 9:00 pm
STEAM lab,

Come check out the opportunities to get involved in the Honors College community as a student leader! Note: same offerings will be at both Tuesday and Wednesday evening.

Student Service Learning Panel

Wed, Aug 30
7:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
Honors Hall,

Hear from Purdue students about what service-learning is and what to expect! Co-sponsored by the Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and the Office of Engagement

Coffee with the Council

Thu, Aug 31
1:00 pm
- 4:00 pm
HCRN “study nook”,

Stop by the north building study nook on your way to or from calls to meet your Honors Leadership Council executive board and pick up an afternoon coffee and treat!

Your Honors Sophomore Year Experience

Thu, Aug 31
7:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
STEAM lab,

A welcome back gathering for all sophomore students, including a workshop co-hosted by Student Success

September 2017

Senior Cohort Welcome Back – Scholarly Project Proposal Overview

Wed, Sep 6
2:00 pm
- 3:00 pm
STEAM lab,

A welcome back event for all seniors students with additional information on the Scholarly Project proposal process.

Study Away Callout – Investigating London’s East End, Maymester

Wed, Sep 6
4:30 pm
- 6:00 pm
HCRN 1143,

London, U.K. with Dr. Jason Ware

Study Away Callout – Jazz in NOLA, Spring Break

Wed, Sep 6
4:30 pm
- 6:00 pm
HCRN 1143,

New Orleans, LA with Dr. Jason Ware

Leadership Guest Speaker: Tom Krieglstein

Thu, Sep 7
6:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
Honors Hall,

All Honors student in an HC leadership group or holding a position in the college are welcome to join for this interactive forum on leadership and engagement in our community

The Society of Arts and Letter First Open Discussion

Thu, Sep 7
7:30 pm
- 8:30 pm
HCRS Reading Room,

Join The Society of Arts and Letters for their first friendly discussion of short reads, consisting of two classic pieces of short fiction: Ray Bradbury's "A Sound of Thunder" and "Fair Extension" by Stephen King. To obtain copies of the short reads prior to the discussion, email Dr. Adam Watkins (aewatkin@purdue.edu)

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.

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