Honors Network News
Tuesday, January 10

In This Issue:

 Scholarly Project Meetings

 Contracts, and Cookies, and Coffee, OH MY!

 Honors Mentor Program Seeking New Mentors
Sing into Spring: Welcome Back Karaoke 

 Honors Ambassadors Wants You

 Programming Committee Leadership Callout

 Activism for Anti-Oppressive Education (honors contract course)

 January Ski Trip



 Bee-Inspired Undergraduate Research Program

 Colorado Center for Biorefining and Bioproducts Undergraduate Research Program

 Win an Amazon Giftcard: Freshman Participants Needed for Study



Tuesday, Jan. 10
Torch Tuesday
Windsor Dining Court
Noon-1:00 p.m.

Sing Into Spring: Welcome Back Karaoke
Bus pick up at HCRS Steam Lab
8:00-9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 11
Contracts, and Cookies, and Coffee, OH MY!
Innovation Forum, HCRN
2:30-3:30 p.m. 

Thursday, Jan. 12
Scholarly Project Meeting (Ready to submit your proposal?)
HCRS 1066
2:00-3:00 p.m.

Programming Committees Leadership Callout
Honors Hall
7:00-9:00 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 13
Contracts, and Cookies, and Coffee, OH MY!
Innovation Forum, HCRN
10:00-11:00 a.m. 

Tuesday, Jan. 17
Scholarly Project Meeting (Just getting started?)
HCRN 1143
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Scholarly Project Meetings

There are two upcoming meetings designed to assist you in the development and completion of your scholarly or creative project.

1)  For students who already know what your project is going to be and are in a place where you are ready to submit a proposal, we will have an information session to discuss what needs to be included in that proposal.  We will also be ready to answer any questions you may have on Thursday, Jan. 12 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in HCRS 1066 .

2)  For those of you who are still exploring topics and have questions about getting started we will have an information session on Tuesday, Jan. 17 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in HCRN 1143. We will share examples of approved projects, talk about how students have gotten started and answer any questions you may have about the process.

Contracts, and Cookies, and Coffee, OH MY!

Two "how to contract" open house events will be held in the Innovation Forum (lobby) in Honors College and Residences North:
  • Wednesday from 2:30-3:30 p.m. 
  • Friday from 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Stop by with questions about the contracting process or to pick up the contracting forms. 

Cookies and coffee will be provided!  

Honors Mentor Program seeking new mentors 

The Honors Mentor Program is a unique leadership-development opportunity designed specifically for Honors College students. Through this program, successful Honors students guide small teams of freshman through an iteration of HONR 19901: The Evolution of Ideas. 

You will... 
  • Develop as a leader with programmatic training, experiential learning and peer-to-peer coaching
  • Support HONR 19901 learning outcomes (critical thinking, collaboration and interdisciplinary learning)
  • Empower honors students to shape their community and promote its values 

You can APPLY NOW! Watch next week's HNN for callout details.

Sing into Spring: Welcome Back Karaoke 

Looking for a great way to welcome in the new semester? 


Join your fellow Honors College students for a karaoke social! Prepare to belt it out, to your favorite tune.


Meet us in the STEAM Lab at 8:00 p.m.



Tuesday, Jan. 10

8:00-9:30 p.m.


2016 Honors Ambassadors
Honors Ambassadors wants you!

Interested in sharing your Honors experience with prospective students, alumni and visitors? Apply to be an Honors Ambassador!
Ambassadors are outgoing and enthusiastic individuals with a passion for the Honors College, their course work, and a love of Purdue.

  • Come from all majors and years
  • Serve as the liaison between various visitors and the Honors College through individual visits, informational events and tours.
Apply using THIS LINK by January 20th, 2017 at midnight. If you have any questions please email mindy@purdue.edu

Programming Committees 
January Callout

The Honors College has five programming committees that work to plan events throughout the year for the entire Honors College student community.

  • Social Committee
  • Global Committee
  • Interdisciplinary Academics Committee
  • Campus Outreach Committee
  • Community Service Committee
These committees are chaired by Honors Leadership Council members and meet weekly.

Learn more and see if this group is for you by attending our January callout.

Thursday, Jan. 12
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Honors Hall
Love to Ski? Join us on the slopes this January!

The Honors College is planning a ski trip to Perfect North Slopes.  

It's coming up January, 28. and will be an all-day event.  The entry cost is $15. You are responsible for meal and equipment rental expenses.

Sign ups begin Monday, Jan. 16 at the Honors College front desk.

There are 38 spots available.
Honors contract course option
Activism for Anti-Oppressive Education 

Looking for an honors contract proposal option?

In Spring 2017, you can explore Activism for Anti-Oppressive Education, a course listed as EDCI 49000/59000 and EDST 49000/59000.  The three-credit course will meet in BRNG 3276 on Mondays from 3:30-5:20 pm, with some activities occurring outside of the regular meeting time. 
Activism for Anti-Oppressive Education is exploratory in nature. You will examine inequitable social relations at the personal and systemic levels with the goal of taking action toward social equity. The aim is to engage in practice, to have actions inform ideas and ideas inform actions. In this sense, education is broadly defined, and not limited to schooling. The course is discussion based, with the expectation that students will engage in the co-construction of the course and drive dialogue each week.
Dr. Jill Newton, Hannah Dockrill and Jubin Rahatzad will lead the course, in collaboration with other College of Education faculty. Readings will focus on social and educational theory. Students will generate their own collaborative projects with others in the course.
You can contact the course leaders below with questions.
Dr. Jill Newton - janewton@purdue.edu
Hannah Dockrill - hdockri@purdue.edu
Jubin Rahatzad - jrahatza@purdue.edu

Win an Amazon giftcard:  Freshman participants needed for study

A study on the social media habits of undergraduate freshman is currently being conducted in the Department of Educational Studies.  This study will look into the social media routines of students in different academic colleges.

All undergraduate freshman are invited to participate.  The study consists of a 10-15 minute online survey that can be completed at any time, in any place the student has internet access.

In order to access the survey and additional participation details please go to:  https://purdue.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9MlGsU4jrskHlDn

Students who complete the survey will be entered for the chance to win one of four $10 Amazon gift cards.  Any questions can be directed to co-investigator Corinne Green:  green252@purdue.edu

Bee-INSPIRED:  Integrating service projects into research and design, a summer undergraduate research experience
  • Are you an undergraduate STEM major interested in honey bees and their role in urban agriculture? 
  • Would you like to gain experience in research or design and work with community partners on pollination-related projects? 
This 10-week research and service experience will be held May 21-July 28, 2017 on the campus of Georgia Tech. You will conduct research related to honey bees in labs four days a week, attend workshops on grad school, research ethics and STEM careers; attend scientific seminars on honey bees and related topics, and present the results of your work at an end-of-summer symposium.

Participants receive:
  • A $5,000 stipend
  • A travel allowance if necessary
  • Free on-campus housing at Georgia Tech

Colorado Center for Biorefining and Bioproducts: Summer Research Experience

Join the Colorado Center for Biorefining and Bioproducts (C2B2) in the Rocky Mountains this summer for the 9th annual Research Experience for Undergraduates Program.  

It will run May 20 to July 29, 2017.  

C2B2 is a research and education consortia that mobilizes student academic researchers and industry partners for the advancement of renewable bioenergy technologies.  Participants in this program will be researching biotechnology, bioproducts and biorefining through C2B2's research thrusts: 
  • Feedstock engineering, plant biotechnology and crop science
  • Biochemical and thermochemical conversion
  • Process and product engineering
  • Lifecycle assessment and economic viability
All majors are eligible to apply. (3.5 GPA required)