Honors Network News
Tuesday, December 4
In this issue:

'Study Away' Deadlines Approaching
Honors College launches new learning communities
'Torch Tuesday' is BACK!

Wellness Wednesdays: Success Over Stress
Holiday Party for Good
Skate Into Spring

Present at Purdue's Engagement and Service-Learning Summit
Study Abroad in Tanzania

Be Well Boilers
Core Values

"Bravery is the engine of change." 
~Aisha Tyler, actress

Honors College programming can enhance your personal and scholarly development. Challenge yourself to attend at least one activity each week. 

Invest in Yourself!

Wednesday, Dec. 5
Success Over Stress
6:00-7:00 p.m.
HCRS Reading Room

Friday, Dec. 7
Holiday Party for Good
3:00-6:00 p.m.
Honors Hall

Wednesday, Dec. 12
Medallion Ceremony
11:30-12:30 p.m.
Honors Hall

Thinking about 'Study Away'? 
ACT NOW! Program deadlines fast approaching

Are you looking to enrich your life as a scholar? To develop your cultural competence? To stretch your thinking and boundaries?

There are so MANY reasons to build a Study Away program into your academic journey. Our Honors College experiences are tailor-made to fit your unique needs and goals. 
  • See the world/new places
  • Ignite your curiosity by exploring  new cultures, societies and educational systems
  • Gain new perspective and independence
  • Become a more attractive job candidate
  • Hone your language skills
We have a few programs that are STILL accepting applications. 
Please consider these opportunities over the holidays. 

CLICK HERE to review program info via the Honors College website, or click below for the individual application links.
  **Note: The deadline for application/deposit payment is January 25, 2019**
Honors College launches new learning communities

Torch Logo
Want to continue living and learning with students in the Honors College?  Our interdisciplinary Learning Communities offer you the opportunity to do just that!

Honors College Learning Communities provide opportunities to live with Honors College students while... 
  • taking thematic courses
  • engaging in related extra-curricular activities during the academic year
  • emphasizing a particular area of interest
  • pursuing this interest in and out of the classroom with peers/faculty
Conversations begun in class are continued in the residence hall, at dinner, at a performance or exhibit, or even on a field trip!  For Fall 2019-Spring 2020, our communities include:

Data Mine - Critical Data Studies
  • This Data Mine Learning Community, part of a collaboration with faculty in the Honors College, Purdue Libraries and the Department of Anthropology, seeks to create tools and methods to help scholars think critically and engage the public in conversation about the role of Data Science in society.---> READ MORE
Altered Harmony: Jazz and Society 
  • The Jazz and Society Learning Community provides an opportunity to center jazz as a theme of your lives for an academic year. The community will be lead by the notion that, "jazz artists 'speak to each other in the language of music,'" and you will explore the nature of this artistic conversation with many of it's cultural influences, geographical variations, and temporal iterations.---> READ MORE

Note: Grants are available to help defray the cost of on-campus housing expenses for honors students with unmet financial need. Please direct questions about the grants in support of "Altered Harmony: Jazz and Society" and "The Data Mine - Critical Data Studies" to Catharine Patrone (cpatrone@purdue.edu), Senior Director of Academic and Student Affairs. 
'Torch Tuesday' is BACK!

Returning by popular demand, Torch Tuesday is your chance to join Honors College staff and faculty members for conversation, advice, and camaraderie over a laid-back lunch. 

Need a meal swipe? Look for an Honors staff member in the Windsor Dining Court lobby at 11:30 a.m. They'll be holding up a torch sign. 

Questions? Contact Student Leadership and Engagement Manager Rachel Newell - newellr@purdue.edu

'Wellness Wednesdays' wraps up with interactive stress management techniques

Just in time for finals week!

Bring a friend and support each other as you spend time focusing on your health and well-being. Together we will identify key stressors in your life and give you tools to cope with those stressors in a healthy manner. 

This presentation is interactive and filled with discussion. 
Wednesday, Dec. 5
6:00-7:00 pm
HCRS Reading Room
Honors Holiday Party for Good
Celebrate the last day of the semester with hot beverages, warm treats, and cozy blanket-making to benefit residents of the Greater Lafyette YWCA's Emergency Domestic Violence Shelter. 

No sewing skills required! 

The fleece blankets that you help make will be given to residents when they arrive at the shelter and gifted to them when they leave.

Bring a friend, tie a few knots, make some hot cocoa, and learn more about what the shelter is doing to help prevent domestic violence and support vulnerable men, women, and children in our local community. Staff from the YWCA's Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention Program will be on hand with information about the multiple volunteer opportunities and to answer questions about how you can get involved!
Friday, Dec. 7
3:00-6:00 pm
Honors Hall
Mark your calendars for 'Skate Into Spring'

Don't miss the chance to take part in an Honors College tradition!

Join us for some winter fun on the ice at Riverside Skating Center in West Lafayette's Tapawingo Park . Hot chocolate, cookies, skate rental, and transportation will be taken care of. 

Bus shuttles from HCRN's north entrance to the skating center will run from 7:15-8:30pm and will start returning you to campus around 8:40pm. Or feel free to meet us there.  Parking is available in the Wabash Landing parking garage.
Tuesday, Jan. 8
7:30-9:30 pm
HCRN (North Entrance)
Present your work at Purdue's Engagement and Service-Learning Summit

Please save the date for the fourth annual Engagement and Service-Learning Summit to be held Thursday, February 28, 2019, 1:00 - 5:00 PM, hosted by the Office and Engagement and Purdue Honors College. 

The summit will be held in Honors Hall.
This event serves to bring together faculty, staff, students, and community partners to discuss best practices in engagement and service-learning, highlight accomplishments, and increase collaboration opportunities. 

This year, the event will feature two interactive sessions: 
  • a beginning track on networking and critical listening
  • an advanced track on developing engaged scholarship. 

A showcase in conjunction with a networking/poster session and hors d'oeuvres will conclude the summit. There is no charge to attend, however, registration is required and will open in January.

Interested in attending or presenting a research poster? 

Please submit your information  HERE  and we will be in touch in January for full registration. 

Poster Presentation Details:
  • Presenters must be available during the Showcase and Poster/Project Session from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM to answer questions regarding their service-learning and engagement course, poster, and/or project. 
  • Posters must be on display for the entire duration of the event. 
  • Presenters may re-use a poster or project display from a previous event, develop a new poster or project display, or use the provided poster template. 
  • Posters and project displays must fit within the following dimensions: 4 feet by 4 feet (poster board space and table space). Wide format printers can be found at the Hicks Undergraduate Library and the Wilmeth Active Learning Center (WALC). Poster participants are encouraged to work with their project/course adviser in developing their posters and project displays.


Study abroad in Tanzania
Final CALLOUT Dec. 5

  • Immerse yourself in Tanzanian culture
  • Work in rural schools for three weeks
  • Live on the Indian Ocean
  • Camp in the Serengeti
Sound intriguing? Come learn more about this Maymester in Tanzania program for 2019.

Final CALLOUT this week!
 Dec. 5 | 6 p.m. | BRNG 3276


Contact Program Leader Jill Newton at (janewton@purdue.edu)
Be Well Boilers
Be Well Boilers
Tip #15: Core Values

What Defines Me?
- As we transition from high school to college we are required, sometimes for the first time, to question the values we have been taught our whole lives.

- According to studies, well defined core values are key to collegiate success and are also highly linked to overall life satisfaction.
  • Take some time this week to think about what defines you. Write it down. Talk about it with a friend. 
Source: Dahlgaard-Park, S. (2012). Core values - the entrance to human satisfaction and commitment. Total Quality Management & Business Excellence, 23(2), 125-140.