Honors Network News
Tuesday, April 25
In This Issue:

Events/Announcements:
Purdue Day of Giving
Honors College Legacy Party
Purdue Prints Exhibition
Ethics for TED Symposium
Meet Your New Student Diversity Officers
Honors College Racing Crew places 5th in Grand Prix
HC Book Launch Party

Opportunities:
Iconoclasm in America (Visiting Scholar Talk)

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

Wednesday, April 26
Purdue Day of Giving (See below for details)

Thursday, April 27
Ethics for TED Symposium
1:30-3:00 p.m.
STEAM Lab

Purdue Prints Exhibition
3:00-4:30 p.m.
STEAM Lab

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

All together, let's grant opportunity!
Purdue Day of Giving 
Coming up this Wednesday


Purdue Day of Giving is an annual university-wide effort to build a better, stronger, more affordable Purdue.

For 24 hours, students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents and friends come together to grant opportunities and transform lives. 

Through challenges, interactive leaderboards and good-old-fashioned rivalry, participants are motivated to give back in hopes of pushing their favorite program (we're hoping its the Honors College) to the top!

Please watch our and Purdue's social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) for hourly challenges.

By participating with tweets, selfies and sharing, you can help the Honors College win bonus funds.  Thank you for paying it forward!

You also have an opportunity to catch a free comedy show featuring "Saturday Night Live" cast member Vanessa Bayer and writer Anna Drezen. The show is open to the public and begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Elliot Hall of Music.  Doors will open at 7 p.m.



Celebrate your legacy! Honors College Legacy Party

You've worked hard all year, now it is time to enjoy.  The Honors College Legacy Part is our big end of the year event, a time for community-building and reminiscing.

We will have inflatables, games and plan to take a group legacy photo at 5 p.m. between the two buildings.  Don't miss it! 


Friday, April 28
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Outside the South Building

Purdue Prints Exhibition

Curious about printing?  Join the students of HONR 19900: Gutenberg Galaxy and try your hand at printing a sample poster on a Purdue Prints printing press. 

During the 3 p.m. Thursday exhibition, students will display their work from the semester in the STEAM Lab. 

They used a Vandercook printing press to create artwork, designed and constructed a working replica of a Gutenberg press, and discussed the history and philosophy of printing. 






Thursday, April 27
3:00 p.m.
STEAM Lab
Join us for the inaugural Ethics for TED symposium

This symposium features a range of fascinating topics.  It is jointly sponsored by the Philosophy Department and the Honors College. 

Student presenters include:
  • Rolfe Power: "The Obligations of Flight Testing"
  • Alexander Marcellus: "Ethical Ramifications of Mobile Broadband Infrastructure"
  • Daniel DelaCruz:  "Nuclear Engineers' Responsibility for the Fallout of Chernobyl"
Respondents:
  • Professor Dan Dumbacher, Professor of Engineering Practics of Aeronautics & Astronautics
  • Professor Timothy Whalen, Associate Director of the Engineering Honors Program
Thursday, April 27
1:30-3:00 p.m.
STEAM Lab

Reception to follow, HCRS Reading Room

Meet your new Student Diversity Officers for 2017-18

The Honors College is excited to announce it has added two students for the newly created position of Student Diversity Officer. The SDOs will work with students, facultyand staff on Inclusion and Diversity initiatives.
 
Antonia Roach:
I am a sophomore from Pennsylvania studying psychological sciences with minors in African American Studies, English and Global Studies. Some of my extracurricular activities include singing in the Black Voices of Inspiration Choir, serving on the student advisory board for the Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program, and serving as the outreach chair for A.C.C.L.A.I.M.  Next semester, I will begin my term as the President of Boiler Tracks, an organization that works to increase the diversity of the student population on campus. 

  • "So much can be learned by brainstorming and conversing with individuals from different fields of study and backgrounds," Roach says. "Through this position, I hope to assist in the continuous improvement of diversity in the Honors College and on Purdue's campus."  

Meron Tamene:
I am a Freshman from Fort Wayne, Indiana, and I am studying Political Science and Global Studies with minors in Spanish, Arabic, and Human Rights. I am currently a local member of Purdue's Pi Sigma Alpha chapter, and I also serve as the Ambassador of SPARC, which is a student-led organization that works to educate students on campus about ways to combat racism and that promotes a more diverse and inclusive environment for Purdue students. I and two other students from the Honors College are in the process of starting a group on campus that will focus on promoting the rights of immigrants in the Greater Lafayette community, and I will be serving as the group's President next semester. 

"Through this position, I hope to contribute to the growth of a scholarly community that will embrace the perspectives and ideas of students of all personal and academic backgrounds," Tamene says.


Photo: Daniel Krolopp of The Exponent
Honors College team finishes 5th in Grand Prix

They've been working diligently for months and that dedication has paid off! Congratulations to the Honors College Racing Crew on fantastic Grand Prix results.

"We had an incredible race," says crew member Bailey Skidmore.  "We moved up from a 30th seed to finish in 5th position."


Read all about it! Book launch party TONIGHT


Objects can tell powerful stories. 

Be among the first to peruse a copy of the just-printed Honors College book More than a Memory: Exploring Purdue University's History Through Objects. 

Join us TODAY for our book launch party in the HCRS reading room.



TODAY
5:30-6:30 p.m.
HCRS Reading Room

Opportunities:
Iconoclasm in America: The Material Culture of Destruction

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
Revolution.


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. 

TODAY
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Black Cultural Center

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