Honors Network News
Tuesday, August 22
In this issue:

Cookies, Contracts and Coffee, Oh My!
Welcome Home Celebration
Honors College Tshirt Contest
Reminder: Society of Arts and Letters Inaugural Meeting

Orr Fellowship
CUR Biology Division Offering Travel Grants
Center for Global Food Security Seeking Interns

Get to Know Us: Jason Ware, Clinical Assistant Professor
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
  --William Butler Yeats, Poet, Nobel Prize Winner

Thursday, August 24
Society of Arts and Letters (Inaugural Meeting)
HCRN 1143
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Friday, August 25
Welcome Home Celebration
8:00-10:00 p.m.
Honors Hall

Sunday, August 27
Cornerstone Neighborhood Welcome
6:00-8:00 p.m.
HCR South Lawn

Tuesday, August 29
Leadership Involvement Fair #1
7:00-9:00 p.m. 
Steam Lab

Wednesday, August 30
Leadership Involvement Fair #2
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Steam Lab
Contracts, and Cookies, and Coffee, OH MY!

Your Honors College advising team is hosting a "how to contract" open house event in the Innovation Forum (lobby) of Honors College and Residences North.

Join us this Thursday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. 

Stop by with questions about the contracting process or to pick up the contracting forms.

Cookies and coffee will be provided!

Thursday, Aug. 24
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Innovation Forum

Wondering why it's so important to connect with your Honors College advisors? Here are 5 ways they can help you:


  • Assist in creating a strategic plan for completing the required 24 Honors credits
  • Draw your attention to Honors credit bearing courses & identify commonly contracted courses
  • Highlight opportunities unique to HC students (research, study away, leadership)
  • Guide you through the scholarly project requirement from idea conception to completion
  • Connect you to various campus resources and services


Voting now open for Honors College T-shirt 

The top design finalists for this year's Honors College T-shirt have been selected.  Now, it's up to you to crown a winner! 

Please browse the eight finalists on our Facebook page. You can vote for your favorite by "liking" that photo. You have until next Monday at noon to make your selection.

You're invited! Don't miss our 'Welcome Home' celebration

Join us for a night of Honors College revelry in the Honors Hall.  This official kick-off to the 2017-18 semester has a lot to offer:

  • Music by "Recycle The Day" a cover band
  • Dancing in Honors Hall
  • An open patio area with the firepit lit

Friday, August 25
8:00-10:00 p.m.
Honors Hall
REMINDER: Society of Arts and Letters inaugural meeting this Thursday

Calling all creative writers and lovers of literature!

Dr. Adam Watkins invites you to the inaugural meeting of the Honors College's new "Society of Arts and Letters."

This group will meet to discuss the work of established writers and artists, as well as the work of SAL members.

Join us Thursday, Aug. 24 or email Dr. Watkins at aewatkin@purdue.edu if you are interested in becoming a member but cannot attend. 

Thursday, Aug 24
HCRN 1143
4:30-5:30 p.m.

Orr Fellowship

The Orr Fellowship empowers extraordinary college graduates with unique skills and experiences to become the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Fellows launch their careers at innovative, hand-selected host companies in Indianapolis.

Outside of work, they grow and learn alongside each other for two jam-packed years. Click here for full details and to apply. 

Want to learn more?

Wednesday, Aug. 30 
10:00-4:00 p.m.
Krannert Drawing Room & Atrium of MSEE
CUR Biology Division offering travel grants

From the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR):
The biology division of CUR (the Council on Undergraduate Research) is offering travel grants for students presenting at discipline-related meetings. 

The CUR Biology Division is offering a limited number of travel grants of up to $250 each for undergraduate students presenting original, biological research results at a regional or national, discipline-specific meeting during fiscal year 2017-18. 

Award recipients are required to acknowledge CUR for support of their travel in their talk or poster, to complete an online survey about their meeting experience and to submit a PDF file of their poster. Minority students are encouraged to apply. Read more HERE

Submission deadlines are:
  • September 1, 2017 (for meetings held in mid-Sept 2017 to mid-Feb 2018)
  • January 12, 2018 (for meetings held in mid-Feb to late June 2018)

Center for Global Food Security seeking interns

With fall semester underway, the Center for Global Food Security is looking for undergraduate students at Purdue to serve in a fall intern position.

The Purdue Center for Global Food Security (PCGFS) is located in Discovery Park, a multi-disciplinary research hub on the west side of the campus. The Center utilizes education, research and development, and policy and advocacy to address the grand challenges affecting food security in the U.S. and abroad.

PCGFS is seeking motivated Purdue undergraduate students who are:
  • passionate about food security
  • have completed at least two semesters of undergraduate study
  • all majors welcome
The position is for 10 hours/week with $10/hour compensation.   Please email resume and a letter of interest describing your experiences and enthusiasm for food security to Borlaug Fellows at borlaugfellows@purdue.edu.
The deadline for resumes is September 4, 2017.
Get to know us: Jason Ware
Clinical Associate Professor,  Director of Assessed Learning

With a Ph.D. in curriculum studies from Purdue University, Dr. Jason Ware has a deep interest in all facets of education.   Prior to his faculty appointment within the Honors College, Ware was a lecturer in the University's College of Education and a faculty developer within the Center for Instructional Excellence. 

As a qualitative research methodologist, Ware maintains a focus on narrative inquiry (the use of field texts, such as stories, autobiography, journals, field notes, letters, conversations, interviews, family stories, photos, and life experience , as the units of analysis to research and understand the way people create meaning in their lives as narratives) and participatory action research (research that tries to understand the world by trying to change it, collaboratively and after reflection). 

At present, Ware is looking for Honors College students to work with his research group to explore the extent to which working with particular urban populations to establish and measure quality-of-life indicators at the neighborhood level can transform material realities and serve as an educative tool. 

"I hope to not only enhance students' capacity to research, and to model what a mentor-to-mentee research relationship can accomplish, but to also plant seeds of interest in engaging in life-long community work no matter one's career choice," Ware said.

The project,  Centering Perspectives on Well-Being from the Urban Periphery, will investigate and create indicators of community well-being related to quality of life within an urban poor community in Lafayette. 

Undergraduate researchers will conduct interviews, administer surveys, assist with data analysis and investigate primary documents. In addition, they may help with paper writing, presentation and publication.  Students can earn 1-3 credits by working with Ware. Those with questions can email him at jaware@purdue.edu.