Honors Network News
Tuesday, January 15
In this issue:

Honors Mentor Program CALLOUT
Get Ahead of Third Year: Sophomore Bootcamp

Student Involvement and Leadership Fair
Academic Pressure Discussion Hour
Monday Meditation
SDO Study Tables
Life on Mars: Short Story Reading Club
MLK Day of Service
Programming Committees CALLOUT
Disability Resource Event
Community Organizing Institute

Career Advice Extravaganza
Mortar Board Leadership Conference

Be Well Boilers
Problem Solving: Using Office Hours

"I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship."
  - Louisa May Alcott, author

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

Invest in Yourself!

Tuesday, Jan. 15
Torch Tuesday
11:30-12:30 p.m.
Windsor Dining Hall

Wednesday, Jan. 16
Student Involvement & Leadership Fair
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Innovation Forum (lobby)

Thursday, Jan. 17
Life on Mars: Story Reading
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Reading Room

SDO Study Tables
6:00-8:00 p.m.
HCRS 1054

Mentor Program Callout
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Honors Hall
Monday, Jan. 21
MLK Day of Service
8:30-1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 22
Torch Tuesday
11:30-12:30 p.m.
Windsor Dining Hall

Programming Committees Callout
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 23
Disability Resource Event
7:00-8:30 p.m.
HCRN 1145

Honors Mentor Program: CALLOUT this week!

"I thought leadership was something you either 'had' or didn't, and I wasn't sure if I was 'qualified'... This program proved me wrong."  
- Jackie Malayter, Mentor Council President
  • Are you ready to explore leadership in all its facets?
The Honors Mentor Program is a competitive, credit-bearing leadership development opportunity, which provides an inclusive environment for students to experiment with team building and mentorship strategies. Honors Mentors take ownership of their leadership, provide a meaningful service to first-year students, and have a profound influence on the Honors community.
The Mentor Program callout is:
  • January 17
  • 6:00-7:00 p.m. 
  • Honors Hall
A reception will be held by the program director and Mentor Council from 7-7:30 to meet applicants and field questions. The online application for new candidates is now available via the Mentor Program WEB PAGE.

Please review THIS PAGE if you want to learn more about the program and the roles that mentors play before applying.
The deadline for applications is Friday, January 25th.
Get Ahead of Third Year: Bootcamp for Second-years

This bootcamp is an investment in yourself and one of Purdue's investments in you. 

You'll take away the essential elements of...

* how to gather the right summer and fall experiences.
* how to be a leader who creates real change.
* how to create the personal narrative you want to project AND link it to important global challenges.
* how to build academic and professional relationships.
* how to be an interesting conversationalist during professional receptions.

Anthony Cawdron, Westwood Event Coordinator, House Manager for President of Purdue and Adjunct HTM Faculty, will teach you to balance a plate and glass at our mock professional reception.

Melissa Gruver from Civic Engagement & Leadership Development will help you explore leadership that matters.

Stephen Roach from Center for Career Opportunities will discuss networking.

Veronica Schirm from Purdue's National and International Scholarships Office will show you how to articulate your own personal trajectory.

Paige Rudin a successful fourth-year student, will show you how to link your experiences for your target audience. 

The bootcamp is set for Saturday, Feb. 2 from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the East Faculty Lounge, Room 240, in the Purdue Memorial Union. 

                      ***You must RSVP HERE to attend before 1/24/2019***
Student involvement and leadership fair
Torch Logo

Come check out the many opportunities to get involved in the Honors College community and gain leadership experience through the...

  • Programming Committees
  • HCR Society
  • And other Honors student groups!
Wednesday, Jan. 16
7:00-9:00 pm
Innovation Forum 
Academic Pressure Discussion Hour

Everyone experiences academic pressure. However, it can sometimes seem like you are the only one!   Come and talk about it with your peers and Dr. S-S. 

This is a time for sharing strategies, learning from others, and connecting. 

Academic Pressure Discussion Hour will run on Mondays throughout the semester. Bring your lunch-and maybe a friend too. 

*** Note: It's okay to leave early or come late*** 
(excluding MLK day)
Noon-1:00 pm
HCRS Reading Room
Monday Meditation: Start your semester grounded & centered!

The Honors College Wellness Committee is hosting a weekly guided meditation session led by Honors Advisor Ethan Johnson.

The hope is to provide a space for you to start your week off grounded and centered. 

The event will be every Monday (starting next week, Jan. 14) at 9 a.m. in the Reading Room, and will last approximately 30 minutes (you can leave early if needed). 

Note: We will not have Monday Meditation on MLK Day or during Spring Break

The sessions are designed for beginners, and participants are encouraged to dress comfortably and bring friends. Please let Ethan know if you have any questions ( john2395@purdue.edu).
9:00 am
Reading Room
SDO Study Tables

Join the Student Diversity Officers in weekly study tables at the Honors College! 

Take part in an inclusive and distraction-free work environment and create connections with peers of various disciplines from ALL parts of the Honors College.

Starting Jan. 17
6:00-8:00 pm
HCRS 1054
Life on Mars: A short story reading club

Join Honors College Professor Kristina Bross to discuss short stories about the exploration and colonization of Mars, from near-future realism to the fantastic.  

Tea and snacks provided!

Club members will tackle a quick, imaginative short story---just 15-20 minutes to read---and then on Thursdays we'll have an open discussion of its ideas, images and imaginations for the future.

The first 10 students to sign up will receive a free copy of the anthology Life on Mars: Tales from the New Frontier.
Questions? Contact Professor Bross at bross@purdue.edu
Jan. 17- Feb. 21
4:00-5:00 pm
HCRS Reading Room 
MLK Day of Service

Join your Honors College Student Diversity Officers and peers as we take part in this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, coordinated by the Civic Engagement and Leadership Development Office (CELD).

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service honors the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., and Purdue celebrates this day by serving at local agencies working to impact positive change in the community. 
Students at Purdue will serve between 8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Breakfast and transportation will be provided.

Follow the RSVP link to register for the Day of Service with the SDOs! When registering, make sure to sign up as a member of a group and type in "Purdue Honors College w/ SDOs" 

We look forward to seeing you come out on the 21st!
Monday, January 21st 
Programming Committees CALLOUT

Learn more about how to develop leadership, organizational, and design skills by joining one of the four Honors College programming committees as they plan events for your Honors College community. 

Committees meet weekly and focus on different themes:
  • Campus Outreach
  • Community Service
  • Global Engagement
  • Interdisciplinary Connections

Tuesday, Jan. 22
6:00-7:00 pm
Diversity Matters Series: Disability Resource Event

Are you a student with a disability? Want to connect with other students with disabilities? Are you not disabled, but interested in learning how disability can impact college for students? 

Come out to the Student Diversity Officers' resource event for all disabled students. We'll be covering both physical and non-physical disabilities. 

We'll discuss the issues and experiences of disabled students on campus from both the vantage point of a disabled student and abled student, so we can also learn how to be better allies. We'll also be offering resources and tips to improve the lives of disabled students on campus. 

Join us to learn more about disability and how we can make an even better space on campus for students with disabilities.

Wednesday, Jan. 23
7:00-8:30 pm
HCRN 1145
Civic Engagement & Leadership Development's Community Organizing Institute (COI)

It's easy to talk about social change, but how does it actually happen? 

Community Organizing means building and growing meaningful relationships with people in our communities based on shared values and common concerns. The COI will equip you with the tools to build relationships and power to effectively bring about social change. 

The institute consists of interactive small group activities, large group discussion, and a working lunch for participants to practice their one-to-one skills. Topics covered include: 

  • Building Power
  • One-to-one interviews
  • Organizing my Community
  • Campaign Planning
  • Facilitating Meetings
  • Working with Media
  • Intro to Nonviolent Direct Action

Cost: FREE 


REGISTER HERE  (Deadline to register is January 22 at 11:59 p.m.) Questions? Email leadership@purdue.edu or call 765-496-2450


Saturday, Jan. 26
10:00-4:00 pm
Career Advice Extravaganza

Want to fine-tune your image? Get a jump start on your future at Purdue's Career Advice Extravaganze.

There will be resume review, CCO, LinkedIn review, professional head shots and professional attire advice, speed interviewing and elevator pitch critiques. 

Don't miss this great opportunity!

Tuesday Jan. 29
6:00-8:00 pm
MTHW Hall (2nd floor)
Mortar Board Leadership Conference

The Mortar Board Leadership Conference (January 26) equips emerging leaders with the resources and knowledge to understand their strengths, develop their vision, and gain inspiration for an authentic path to success. 

During the conference, students attend breakout sessions led by distinguished professionals, interact with Mortar Board Members, and participate in an engaging training led by Dale Carnegie Training speakers.

Please register to attend at www.conf.purdue.edu/leadership as soon as possible as space will run out. The cost is $15, included in this amount is the cost of breakfast and lunch.
Be Well Boilers
Be Well Boilers
Tip #18: Problem Solving

Using Office Hours

- One of the most underutilized resources at any university is office hours. Each of your professors has time specifically set aside during the week to meet with you and help you with any problems you are having in class.
- Often, professors sit in their offices week-after-week without seeing a single student. Break that mold!
- Even if you don't have something specific to ask about, go to office hours and just say "hello" and ask a question about your professor's research. The stronger your relationships with your professors are, the more likely you are to succeed in your field.

  • This week, visit at least one of your professors. Ask about an upcoming test, a homework assignment, or just say "hello." They will be happy you did.

Source: Depaulo, B., & Fisher, J. (1980). The Costs of Asking for Help. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 1(1), 23-35.