Honors Network News
Tuesday, February 7

In This Issue:

World-renowned 'Happiness' Expert Coming to Purdue

Celebrate Valentine's Day with the Honors College

Represent your House in 'The Cupid Contest'

Undergraduate Research and Poster Symposium

Reminder: 'How We Think' Interdisciplinary Talk TONIGHT

Publish Your Research: JPUR Seeking Submissions 

Service-Learning and Engagement Summit

Last Call: Supper with the Scholars

Fulbright Week

Friday Deadline for Copernican Scholars Applicants



Spend Your Summer Working in a Purdue Research Camp

Final Chance: Win an Amazon Gift Card by Sharing Your Academic Experience


Tuesday, Feb. 7
How We Think: Research Across Disciplines
Honors Hall
6:30-7:30 p.m.

Torch Tuesday
Windsor Dining Court
Noon-1:00 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 9
Supper with the Scholars
Honors Hall
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 13-Feb. 17

Tuesday, Feb. 14
Valentine's Day Celebration
HCRS Reading Room
6:00-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 15
Veenhoven Public Talk
"Greater Happiness for a Greater Number: How Can That be Achieved"
Honors Hall
4:00 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 16
Veenhoven Q&A
1151 Honors Hall
3:00 p.m.

Cookies with the Dean
South Kitchen (HCRS)
4:00-5:00 p.m.

World-renowned 'happiness' expert coming to Purdue Honors College

Just in time for the season of love and warm feelings, a pioneer and world-authority on the scientific study of happiness is headed to Purdue. 
  • What is happiness? 
  • What makes us happy?
  • Why does happiness matter? 
Ruut Veenhoven, Emeritus Professor of Social Conditions for Human Happiness at Erasmus University Rotterdam will share his insight on the subjective enjoyment of life during a week-long stay at the Purdue Honors College. Veenhoven's campus visit will include a public research talk, guest lectures, receptions with Purdue faculty and a Valentine's Day celebration with students. 

The Dutch sociologist is the founding director of the World Database of Happiness and has shown happiness can be used as a reliable measure to assess the progress of societies.  His work at Erasmus University Rotterdam has contributed to a renewed interest in happiness as an aim for public policy. READ more.  

Join us for Veenhoven's public talk:

"Greater Happiness for a Greater Number: How Can This be Achieved
Wednesday, Feb. 15
4:00 p.m.
Honors Hall

Veenhoven will also be sitting down with Honors College staff, faculty and students for a Q&A session, Thursday, Feb. 16 at 3:00 p.m. in room 1151 HCRN. Please come with your questions and comments. 

Celebrate Valentine's Day with the Honors College
(We'll have FREE desserts!!)

We know you LOVE your Honors College community, so come celebrate the season with us. 

Enjoy original works of love poetry and remarks by visiting scholar Dr. Ruut Veenhoven, a pioneer in the scientific study of love and happiness.  

Tuesday, Feb. 14
HCRS Reading Room
6:00-7:00 p.m.

Last call poets: Tell us about LOVE, represent your house in 'The Cupid Contest'

Want to see your creative writing displayed as a broadside in the Honors College?

TODAY marks your final chance to submit an original lyric or prose poem about love in its many forms. Submit entries to Dr. Adam Watkins in a doc file at aewatkin@purdue.edu.
  • new love
  • lost love
  • true love
  • love sickness
  • platonic love
  • brotherly love
  • family love, etc.  
Each house will select a winner to nominate for the grand prize and the "You Loved it! Social Media Prize." Honors College students will vote on the college's Instagram and Facebook pages by "liking" their favorite poem.

The house winners will be invited to read their poem (or have their poem read) at our Feb. 14th Valentine's Day celebration.

Apply NOW for Purdue's 'Undergraduate Research and Poster Symposium'

The Undergraduate Research and Poster Symposium is open to the public and showcases the research of undergraduate students.  Being part of what makes Purdue excellent prepares you for future experiences where you will need to present and apply your work.  You will gain valuable feedback from the judges (faculty members from your college) and other students.

** Graduating seniors, have you completed the presentation requirement of your scholarly project yet? If not, sign up now.  This will fulfill the requirement to present your scholarly or creative project in a public forum (e.g. publication, presentation, display or performance).  

  Learn more and APPLY
REMINDER:  'How We Think' interdisciplinary talk TONIGHT in Honors Hall
This evening, differing backgrounds will combine for a powerful look at the way our expertise and interests shape our world view. 

Join speakers...
  • Megha Anwer, Assistant Professor, Honors College
  • Luciana de Cresce el Debs, Assistant Professor, Construction Management Technology
  • Linda Eales, Associate Curator, Samara House (one of the most complete Frank Lloyd Wright homes in the U.S.)
  • Larry Nies, Professor, Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering

...as they dig into Frank Lloyd Wright's utopian scheme, "Broadacre City."  

B roadacre City was the antithesis of a city and the  apotheosis  of the newly born  suburbia , shaped through Wright's particular vision. It was both a planning statement and a socio-political scheme by which each  U.S.  family would be given a one  acre  (4,046.86 m²) plot of land from the federal lands reserves.

We will screen a 3-minute computer animation of his drawings, then ask our scholars to answer three questions:
  • What do you see?
  • What questions do your observations prompt?
  • How would you start answering those questions?
  A lively question-and-answer session (along with refreshments) will follow. 
Tuesday, Feb. 7
Honors Hall
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Publish your research: JPUR seeking student submissions

The Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research is looking for students to write about their research for an upcoming issue.

It is also seeking submissions for a feature titled "Outside of the Box." This piece allows students to give a behind-the-scenes look at their work. 

JPUR encourages abstracts from all disciplines. 

To be considered, you must submit a 250-word abstract by February, 15.

Service-Learning & Engagement Summit
Submit abstracts NOW!

This event serves to bring together faculty, students, staff and community partners to:
  • Discuss best practices in engagement and service learning
  • Highlight accomplishments
  • Increase collaboration opportunities 
The agenda will include a leading scholar in service learning, Dr. Patti Clayton, who will facilitate a highly interactive session on project and partnership formation. 

Student participants can showcase projects dedicated to community engagement and research done through service-learning courses or engagement organizations. Information can be presented in poster form or a creative display representing the findings. You must register for the summit before submitting your abstract.

Wednesday, March 1
1:00-5:30 p.m.
Honors Hall
Are you registered for 'Supper with the Scholars' yet?
  • Free dinner
  • Great networking
  • Access to Purdue faculty 

This event is a win for all involved! You get free, delicious food AND an evening of unparalleled networking opportunities with distinguished faculty from across campus.

If you're interested in attending you must  RSVP quickly, as space is limited.  Business casual attire is required.

Supper with the Scholars
Thursday, Feb. 9
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Honors Hall

Why Fulbright?
  • You will explore more corners of your mind than you knew you ever had.  It will change your life and bring new dimensions to who you are.
  • It's a high level program graduate schools and employers want you to participate in. They're seeking people who have taken the initiative to explore the world and they recognize the quality of this federally funded program.
  • This is distinct from "study abroad," it's a deep research year or year teaching people English, really touching their lives.
  • Some people call the Fulbright research grants a "follow your bliss" grant, you can dream up your own project and follow it through. 
Join us for this solid week of info sessions
We'll introduce you to Fulbright and its benefits

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards more than 1,900 fully funded grants to more than 140 countries for U.S. citizens to research, study or teach during a post-baccalaureate year abroad.  It's never to early to explore what this program can offer you!

Friday deadline for 'Copernican Scholars' applicants
  • Represent Purdue
  • Earn a scholarship
  • Study at one of the world's first universities
The Honors College is looking for two students to represent us in the Copernican Scholar Exchange.  You will be an ambassador and spend spring 2018 at the Honors College of the University of Padova in Padua, Italy.  Classes are taught in English and cover all majors.

Questions? Contact Catharine Patrone, cpatrone@purdue.edu


Spend your summer working in a research camp (studying the impact of diet on blood pressure)

Dr. Connie Weaver in the Nutrition Science department is recruiting employees for summer 2017 to work on an exciting research opportunity. Camp DASH is a summer research camp for boys and girls held on Purdue's campus with the aim of determining how diet affects blood pressure. 

The primary goal is to determine the effect of two different diets and two different sodium intakes on blood pressure and cholesterol in adolescents.   All applicants hired will have a mandatory, intensive training week beginning June 5, 2017.
  • Working with Camp DASH is a great way to diversify your resume and gain leadership/research experience
  • Earn $9.50/hour
To apply for a position for the upcoming summer, please download the application under the "Camp Staff" tab at www.purdue.edu/campdash. Submit the completed application and an updated resume to campdash@purdue.edu. Any further questions about the study or positions may also be directed to campdash@purdue.edu.
***Deadline for all applications: February 15,2017
Camp Counselor:
Number of Openings: 40
Pay: $9.50/hr
Full-time and part-time positions available and hours are flexible. Camp counselors will be in charge of a group of teens. He/she will make sure the teens follow appropriate procedures in the collection of urine samples and research protocols. He/she will maintain discipline during camp activities, meal time, and bedtime. Counselors will also provide supervision during activities or may plan/lead activities. Selected counselors will have the opportunity to live in the dorms with the campers for the summer.
Food Prep Staff:
Number of openings: 11
Pay: $9.50
Full-time and Part-time positions are available. Food prep staff will work in the Purdue Nutrition Science Metabolic Kitchen under the supervision of a Research Dietitian. Tasks will include careful preparation and weighing of all foods and the food portions for service and analysis. Individuals would be employed from May 2017-August 2017.
Laboratory Staff:
Number of openings: 4
Pay: $9.50/hr
Full-time or part-time positions are available. Lab staff will process samples and perform analytical assays in the laboratory, such as pooling 24-hour urine, adding acid, labeling bottles, preparing frozen diets for analyzing nutrient content. Lab staff will also perform data entry for the research study. Individuals would be employed from May 2017-August 2017
LAST CHANCE! Win an Amazon gift card by telling us about your academic experience 

Help Purdue and the Honors College improve programs, services and policies for high-ability students. 

Take 30-minutes to complete the Academic Talent Development Survey and you will be entered in a drawing to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card. 

The survey will ask questions regarding your perceptions and experiences as an Honors College student.  It is completely anonymous. One of every ten respondents will win a gift card.