Honors Network News
Tuesday, March 27
Visiting Scholars Series
  • THIS WEEK! Made in Sweden
Academics & Announcements
  • Leadership Awards Celebration
  • Connections, Conversation and YOUR College
  • Apply for HC Programming Committees 
  • Scholarship Resume Workshop (NEW DATE/TIME) 
  • Apply to be an HC Diversity Officer
  • House Challenge Update
  • Documentary Film and Letterpress Workshop Series
  • Station Eleven Reading Discussions
  • Religious Literacy in a Global Community
  • One Hour/One Idea: Implicit Bias

All that you touch you change. All that you change changes you."
-Octavia Butler, author

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

Take a look ahead at our calendar and choose your event now. 
Invest in Yourself!
Tuesday, March 27
Torch  Tuesday
Windsor Dining Court

Religious Literacy: Indigenous and Neo-pagan religions
7:00-8:30 p.m.
HCRS 1054

Wednesday, March 28
Hacked & Tracked
8:00-5:00 p.m.
HCRN 1143

Thursday, March 29
Made in Sweden
3:00-5:00 p.m.
HCRN 1145

Station Eleven Reading Discussions
4:30-6:00 p.m.
Reading Room

Monday, April 2
Museum of Civilization Workshop
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 3
Religious Literacy Pt. 4
7:00-8:30 p.m.
HCRS 1054

Wednesday, April 5
Scholarship Resume Workshop
(REVISED date/time)
6:00-7:30 p.m.
HCRS 1054

"Graphic Means" Screening
7:00-9:00 p.m.
KRACH (Room 260)

Visiting Scholar Series
DON'T MISS IT!  Visiting Scholar from Sweden to lead HC students through 'design & culture' workshop

Don't miss this rare opportunity to interact with Swedish design expert Eva Hartell.

Hartell has a PhD in technology and engineering education and is staying at the Honors College this week, as she visits us from Sweden.
  • Have you ever wondered why IKEA has become such a design powerhouse? 
  • Are you intrigued by the beauty and simplicity of Swedish furniture, culture or style?
You are invited to attend an interactive, activity-based workshop with Dr. Hartell. 

Come discover why Sweden is continuously viewed as a leader in innovation and design.

Thursday, March 29 
3:00-5:00 p.m.
HCRN 1145
Academics & Announcements
Leadership Awards Celebration

Join us as we recognize and celebrate all of our Honors College student leaders from this past year. 

In addition, we will be honoring some of our residential leaders, faculty members and service staff with special awards.

Students will have the opportunity to help decide these awards. 

Tues. April 10
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Honors Hall
Connections, Conversation and YOUR college 

Are you eager to get advice from Honors College students hailing from YOUR disciplinary college?

They've already walked in your shoes, SAVE THE DATE and come pick their brain.

Join fellow students from your home disciplinary college to learn firsthand tips and suggestions for navigating the honors contract and scholarly project procedures.
  • Juniors and seniors will facilitate round table discussions. 
  • Moderated by the Student Life Unit, Honors College staff will be present to answer any and all of your questions. 
RSVP NOW and save the date to your calendar
Wed. April 11
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Honors Hall
Shape Honors College programming, join our 'Programming Committees'

The Honors College Programming Committees are the central groups of the college for student-led programming and initiatives within the honors student community.  Each committee plans and executes student focused events tailored to a specific programming area. All committees will have two co-chairs to facilitate meetings and lead the group members in planning these community programs. 

For a complete description of the roles available and criteria for applicants, please see the application link below.

Applications are due APRIL 6
REVISED DATE/TIME: Scholarship Resume Workshop

Want to learn the ins and outs of an academic oriented resumé?

In this informative and engaging workshop, we dig into the content of a CV and what scholarship foundations are looking for.
  • How is it different than a job résumé? 
  • What information should be included? 
  • How should particular experiences be presented?_______________________________________________________________
Wednesday, April 4
6:00-7:30 p.m.
HCRS 1054
DUE TOMORROW: Apply to be an Honors College Student Diversity Officer

The Honors College is seeking a Student Diversity Officer for the 2018-19 academic year to serve as a liaison between Honors College faculty/staff and students, as well as assist with programmatic initiatives to better support Honors College students who belong to underrepresented racial minorities and international communities. 

Job duties will include, but are not limited to:
  • planning events such as workshops, panel discussions, training sessions, and community building events
  • attending bi-weekly Honors Leadership Council meetings
  • soliciting student feedback through focus groups.
Time: 5-8 hours per week
Compensation: $10 per hour
Requirement: Must be a current Purdue Honors College student

To apply, please submit the following documents by email to Rachel Newell ( newellr@purdue.edu) by March 28, 2018:
  • CV or resume
  • Written response to both of the following questions as a Word.doc with your contact information on the document (200-word limit each):
1. What personal and/or academic opportunities have you had to think about issues of diversity and inclusion?
2. Based on your experience in Purdue Honors College, what additional creative and programmatic approaches would you recommend to strengthen the inclusiveness of the honors community?

Interviews will be conducted the first two weeks of April 2018. For more information, please contact Dr. Megha Anwer ( manwer@purdue.edu) or Rachel Newell ( newellr@purdue.edu)
House Challenge Update

Congratulations to Platinum House for holding on to the lead this week!

Copper and Titanium are right behind them. 

All houses are eligible for a pizza party when they reach 100 house points, so keep reporting points to your RHPs.  

FAC+ for the creative type: Documentary film and letterpress workshop series 

Join Dr. Pete Moore for films that document the history, future, and art of the letterpress and graphic design as well as get hands on training on the use of the Honors College's own letterpress machine.

FAC+: Film Screening of "Graphic Means" + Discussion

It's been roughly 30 years since the desktop computer revolutionized the way the graphic design industry works. For decades before that, it was the hands of industrious workers, and various ingenious machines and tools that brought type and image together on meticulously prepared paste-up boards, before they were sent to the printer. Graphic Means, explores graphic design production of the 1950s through the 1990s-from linecaster to photocomposition, and from paste-up to PDF. Check out the trailer: https://vimeo.com/157620840


Wednesday, April 4
7:00 p.m.
KRACH 260 Shin Forum


FAC+: Letterpress Workshop

In this two-hour workshop you will learn how to use the letter press in Honors College's Print Bay. Lessons include: Anatomy of a Printing Press, Setting Type, Creating a Form, Printing and Cleanup. Registration is free but limited to the first 10 registrants.


Tuesday, April 10
7:00-9:00 pm
RSVP: https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1C9qg9F2srOaPml

FAC+ and The Society of Arts and Letters: Station Eleven reading discussions

"Glorious, unexpected, superbly written; just try putting it down" - The Times 

Join Dr. Adam Watkins for a discussion of Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven as part of Purdue's Big Read. 

  • Participants will then have the opportunity to meet the author at an exclusive meet and greet, when she visits campus on April 19.  
Consider purchasing your copy today and reading this amazing work of science fiction over break.

March 29 
4:30-6:00 p.m.
HCRS Reading Room


April 11
4:30-6:00 p.m.
HCRS Reading Room
Diversity Matters Series: Religious Literacy in a Global Community

Take advantage of one of ONLY THREE remaining sessions! 

Effective and inclusive leadership skills depend on a certain level of "literacy" in the language of diversity - but taboos about talking about difference often make it difficult to learn about others from casual conversation alone. 

In this special workshop series presented in partnership by the DiversiKey Certificate Program, you will learn about the basic history, beliefs, and practices of a handful of the world's religious groups and draft individualized action plans for developing religious literacy as leadership practice. 

  • Also... FREE PIZZA
All sessions will be held in HCRS 1054  from 7:00-8:30pm on the following Tuesdays:
March 27 - Remembering Earth and Sky: Indigenous and Neo-Pagan Religions
April 3 - Defying Description: Bahá'í, Sikhism, and Unitarianism
April 17 - The Practice of Irreligion: Atheism, Agnosticism, and Skepticism
Registration recommended but not required : RSVP HERE  
One hour/One idea: Implicit Bias

Join your Honors Student Diversity Officers in an in-depth examination of implicit biases and the effect they have on our interactions with those around us. 

The way a person thinks, speaks, and acts can play a fundamental role in influencing those they come in contact with each and every day. 

Their interactions can be especially impactful when they are linked to the biases and stereotypes that make up their perspectives in life. 

Implicit bias is defined as the collective beliefs and prejudices a person has that unconsciously influence their actions and decisions, and the meanings they carry can negatively impact those who are on the receiving end.
Thurs. April 5
7:00-8:00 p.m.
HCRN 1143