Honors Network News
Tuesday, April 18
In This Issue:

Human-Animal Film Series "The Paw Project"
Cookies with the Dean
Honors College Student First Boilermaker to Win Truman Scholarship
Honors College Book Launch Party
Iconoclasm in America (Visiting Scholar Talk)

LGBTQ Center's Lavendar Graduation Ceremony
Study Break Theatre Event
Department of Human Development, Families Studies Seeking Undergrad Researchers
Fed is Best Foundation Legislative Internship
History Honors Forum
Tuesday, April 17
Torch Tuesday
Windsor Dining Court
Noon-1:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 20
Cookies with the Dean
4:00-5:00 p.m.
South Kitchen, HCRS

Human-Animal Relationships Film Series: The Paw Project
5:30-7:00 p.m.
HCRN 1145

Tuesday, April 25
Honors College Book Launch
5:30-6:30 p.m.
HCRS Reading Room

Thursday, April 27
Purdue Prints Exhibition
3:00-4:30 p.m.

Friday, April 28
End of the Year Legacy Party
4:00-6:00 p.m.

It's the final installment of our Human-Animal film series!
Join us for 'The Paw Project'

The final chapter in our film/discussion series with Professor Nadine Dolby includes a screening of The Paw Project.

Jennifer Conrad's activist documentary makes a passionate argument for the banning of cat declawing. 

Named for the organization she founded to promote the banning of this common practice, The Paw Project is an eye-opening film that will be of interest to the millions of cat owners pondering whether or not to have their pets undergo similar treatment.

Thursday, April 20
HCRN 1145
5:30 p.m.

Cookies with the Dean

Come for a snack, stay for conversation!

Honors College Dean Rhonda Phillips loves to share her baking and time with you.  Join her for fresh treats this Thursday. 

You'll probably smell the deliciousness wafting down the hallways of HCRS.

Thursday, April 20
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Honors Hall

Honors College student first Boilermaker to win prestigious Truman Scholarship

The Harry S. Truman Foundation has named Purdue University junior Mikaela Meyer a 2017 Truman Scholar. She is the first Boilermaker to earn the highly competitive federal scholarship, which recognizes demonstrated leadership potential and a commitment to public service.

The Valparaiso, Indiana native passed through a rigorous, multi-stage selection process to receive the award. Meyer is one of just 62 Truman Scholars selected nationally from a record number of participating institutions. She will receive a $30,000 scholarship toward graduate school and the opportunity to participate in professional development programming to help her prepare for a career in public service leadership.

Meyer is studying mathematical statistics in the College of Science and pursuing a minor in political science. She is also an active member of the Purdue Honors College. After graduation, Meyer hopes to work for the federal government, using statistics to inform public policy. She would like to assist in adapting regulations to better fit the evolving needs of the American people.

"Mikaela is committed to tackling tough problems by fostering civil and productive dialogue," said Rhonda Phillips, dean of Purdue Honors College. "She not only has the ability to understand complex computational data, but can present it to others in a dynamic, transparent way."

Honors College Book Launch Party

A book, a watch, a drawing, a hairpin... What kind of stories can simple object tell?

A group of Honors College students was tasked with making a connection to the past lives of former Boilermakers by researching the things they used of left behind.  The result is the book  More Than a Memory: Exploring Purdue University's History Through Objects.

Join contributing students and faculty members as they celebrate this publication with a reception in the HCRS Reading Room. A special guest, visiting scholar  and author Wendy Bellion, will be there to talk with you.  Her scholarship explores material culture studies and helped inspire the project.

Tuesday, April 25
5:30-6:30 p.m.
HCRS Reading Room

Iconoclasm in America: The Material Culture of Destruction
Join visiting scholar Wendy Bellion

Awarded by the Smithsonian American Art Museum for her outstanding scholarship,
Wendy Bellion is the Sewell Biggs Chair in American Art at the University of Delaware.
She takes an interdisciplinary approach to the visual & material culture of the Atlantic World, focusing on the 18th & 19th centuries. Her talk is drawn from hersecond and forthcoming book Performing Iconoclasm: British Monuments and American

Talk Summary:
King George III will not stay on the ground.  Ever since an impassioned crowd in New York toppled an equestrian statue of the British monarch in 1776, burying some of the parts and boiling the rest into bullets, the kind has been riding back into American visual culture, raising his gilded head in paintings, prints and civic re-enactments.  Asking why the royal statue keeps returning, this talk explores the material culture of iconoclasm and its afterlife in the U.S. 

Tuesday, April 25
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Black Cultural Center

LGBTQ Center Lavender Graduation Ceremony

The LGBTQ Center is hosting its annual Lavender Graduation and LGBTQ Awards Ceremony on May 10th, 2017, 7:00pm - 9:00pm in the East and West Faculty Lounges (Purdue Memorial Union). 

This event is a special ceremony for LGBTQ and Ally students to acknowledge their achievements, contribution, and unique experiences at Purdue University. This community building program is a gathering that celebrates the graduating students and our distinguished guests, as well as an opportunity to share our history and progress on campus. Graduates are welcome to invite their friends, family, and people who have been influential while at Purdue. The ceremony will be followed by a catered reception! 
LGBTQ and ally undergraduate and graduate students who are graduating in Spring, Summer, or Fall of 2017 are eligible to participate. There is no cost associated with participating. 

All graduates will receive a certificate and rainbow stole that may be worn during the Purdue University graduation ceremony.

Click here to register for Lavender Graduation. (Registration deadline: April 21 at 5 p.m.)

Need a break while studying for finals?
Don't miss our Study Break Theatre Event

Do you know what Theatre for Social Change is? Come learn more!

Join the Theatre for Social Change class (HONR 399) for a fun, interactive theatre event and blow off some steam before finals.

All are welcome, so bring a friend.

Dept. of Human Development and Family Studies seeking undergraduate researchers
  • Study on preschool math development. You will be conducting lab visits with parents and their preschool-aged children.
  • Earn HDFS or PSY 390 credits
  • Requirements: sophomore standing or above
  • Preference given to those who are Spanish language proficient
  • Fall semester 2017

For more info please contact:
Amy Napoli, anapoli@purdue.edu
Dr. David Purpura, purpura@purdue.edu

Public health policy and legislative internship

The Fed is Best Foundation is looking for a legislative/policy intern.  This position is a part-time, unpaid, research assistant role based in Washington D.C. (applicant can work remotely).

The project involves helping the Fed is Best Foundation on a public health policy and legislative initiative which includes: (1) federal bill drafting; (2) lobbying; (3) legal research; and (4) strategic partner outreach to CDC, NIH, the World Health Organization, the Gates Foundation, Academy of Pediatrics, and others. 

The Foundation is in need of research support from a student with an interest in public health work or legislative affairs/public policy that has an interest in assisting with projects remotely.  The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that is health care professional led to raise awareness and increase public health education around preventable brain injuries and medical complications due to inadequate newborn nutrition in the early hours and days of life. The position will involve the development of creative legal and policy strategies and collateral materials for advancing the mission of the Foundation.  The applicant should have excellent research and persuasive writing skills and be a self-starter who is able to work well on a multi-faceted project plan. 

Interested?  Email your resume, cover letter, transcript and a writing sample to Julie Tibbets Julie.Tibbets@alston.com 

Come support fellow students as they present in the History Honors Forum

Got an interest in history? You're encouraged to attend the History Honors Forum TODAY at 5:30 p.m. in BRNG 1232.

Presenters include:

  • Ian Campbell "England in the War of the Spanish Succession: An Evolving Pursuit of Peace"
  • Eden Holmes "Charles Pinckney and Religious Freedom: Influences of Revolutionary-Era Christianity on the United States Constitution, 1780-1789"
  • Alex Reisinger "Indigenous Conquitadoras: Luisa Xicotencatl and Leonor de Alvarado in the Spanish Conquest of Guatemala, 1523-1580"
  • Mary Strong "Constitutionality of Forced Sterilizations in the U.S. Courts from 1960-1980"
  • Jonathan Welk "Texas, War, and Empire: The American Empire in the Conquest and Annexation of the Floridas and the American Southwest."