Honors Network News
Tuesday, November 13
In this issue:

Academics/Advising
Film Screening "The Human Element"
Academic Pressure Discussion Hour

Community
Honors College Racing Crew
Wellness Wednesdays
Bollywood Dance Night
Your Story Matters
Short Films & Conversation: Race, Bias & Identity

Opportunities
Football Recycling

Be Well Boilers
Group Think

"The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.
  
~B.B. King, American blues musician




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

Invest in Yourself!

Tuesday, Nov. 13
Film Screening: The Human Element
7:30-9:30 p.m.
KRACH Shin Forum (room 260) 
Wednesday, Nov. 14
Beering/Stamps Freshman Workshop
5:30-6:30 p.m.
HCRS 1054

Savor the Flavor of the Holidays
6:00-7:00 p.m.
HCRS Reading Room

Friday, Nov. 16
Bollywood Dance Workshop
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Honors Hall 
Monday, Nov. 19
Academic Pressure Discussion Hour
Noon-1:00 p.m.
HCRS Reading Room

Short Films and Conversation: Hyphen Nation
6:30-8:00 p.m.
HCRS 1054
Monday, Nov. 26
Academic Pressure Discussion Hour
Noon-1:00 p.m.
HCRS Reading Room




Wednesday, Nov. 28
Wellness Wednesdays: Time Management
6:00-7:00 p.m.
HCRS Reading Room





Academics/Advising
HAPPENING TONIGHT: 
Film screening of 'The Human Element' with Dr. Jason Parry 

Join Purdue Honors College's Dr. Jason Parry for a special evening of art, science and environmentalism as he hosts a free screening of "The Human Element" courtesy of the Earth Vision Institute. 

The photographer and adventurer James Balog has spent decades documenting the effects of climate change. As founder of the Extreme Ice Survey, Balog has pioneered the use of sophisticated imaging technologies to provide stunning visual evidence of planetary transformations. 

In the new documentary film "The Human Element," Balog turns his lens on rising sea levels, wildfires, melting glaciers, and disappearing wildlife to highlight the human costs of environmental degradation.

TONIGHT
7:30-9:30 pm
Krach Shin Forum (260)
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. 

Bring your lunch-and maybe a friend too.  Open to all Honors College Students. 

Runs through Dec. 3!

*** Note: It's okay to leave early or come late*** 

Monday, Nov. 12
Noon-1:00 pm
HCRS Reading Room
Community
Honors College Racing Crew places 2nd at Halloween 100

HCRC, the Honors College Grand Prix Team, competed in the final race of the Whiteland  Fall Series this past Saturday, placing second. 

The team has high expectations for the Purdue Grand Prix in April!
 
HCRC meets weekly on Mondays at 7 p.m. in HCRN 1143. 

Come to learn more about the Purdue Grand Prix and explore opportunities in data management, engineering, sponsorship and race strategy.
Wellness Wednesdays

Nov. 14: Savor the Holiday Flavor (add to calendar)

Find ways to enjoy your favorite holiday foods, while still staying healthy!

Nov. 28: Time Management (add to calendar)

Learn ways to reduce ineffective time management and participate in activities to identify areas in your own life that need improvement when it comes to spending time wisely.

Dec. 5: Success Over Stress (add to calendar)

Identify key stressors in your life and learn to cope in healthy ways. This presentation is interactive and filled with discussion.

Wednesday, Nov. 14
6:00-7:00 pm
HCRS Reading Room
Bollywood Dance Night

Join the Honors College Global Programming Committee for a Bollywood Fusion dance night hosted by Purdue's Jazba Bollywood Fusion Dance team! 

There will be free food, a henna station hosted by the Muslim Student Association, and lots of dancing! 
 

Friday, Nov. 16
6:00-7:00 pm (Dance Lesson)
7:00-8:00 pm (Dance Party)
Honors Hall


"Your Story Matters" Callout



All Honors College students are encouraged to come and learn about this amazing opportunity to share what you have experienced to make a difference in the lives of others. 

Stop by anytime between 6:00-7:00 pm for FREE PANDA EXPRESS and to ask questions about the "Your Story Matters" project. 


Sunday, Nov. 18
6:00-7:00 pm
HCRS Reading Room

Short Films & Conversation: Race, Bias & Identity

Is it weird or awkward to talk about race? Have you ever thought about how race, racial identity, and implicit bias influences your everyday life? Or how these influences are built into the fabric of the United States? 

If you want to learn more about these topics, come to our short film and conversation series on "Race, Bias, & Identity!" hosted by your Honors College Student Diversity Officers.

We invite you to take part in some or all of this 3-week short film series. It examines the constructions and consequences of racial identity and implicit bias in the world, specifically in the United States. 
  • There'll be snacks, so come by and grab a treat!
Week 3: Hyphen Nation
Monday, November 19th
  • Who's African-American or Asian-American? Aren't we all just American? What about those who belong to more than one racial group?
  • Explore how racial identity can be complicated especially in a country built off of these identities
Monday, Nov. 19
6:30-8:00 pm
HCRS 1054
Opportunities
Boilermaker Special
Purdue seeking volunteers for football recycling program 

Are you passionate about the sustainability? Do you like football?

The Purdue Office of Campus Master Planning & Sustainability is seeking volunteers for its football recycling program. Specifically, we are seeking volunteers for the Purdue vs. Wisconsin game on November 17! 

Volunteers have two opportunities to promote recycling. Choose the one that's most exciting! 
  1. Tailgate Team - You can volunteer with our Tailgate Team for 3 hours before the game. You will be traveling to the different tailgate sites, distributing recycling bags, and engaging with fans. 
  2. Stadium Goalie - You can volunteer as a Stadium Goalie during the football game. You will be stationed at one of the new Waste Stations in the stadium helping fans properly separate their recycling and landfill waste. You can choose to work either the first half, the second half, or both! 

For either volunteer opportunity, students receive a free t-shirt, dinner and a ticket to the game vs. Wisconsin!

If you're interested, use THIS LINK to sign up by Wednesday, Nov. 14 and keep an eye out for information in your email later in the week. 
Be Well Boilers
Be Well Boilers: Tip #10
Problem Solving: Group Think

Most of us have heard the saying "Two heads are better than one." While this may not be true all the time, when working toward a college degree it often is.
  • Many studies have indicated that in academic situations groups of people working to solve a problem come up with solutions that are more often correct, more creative, and they do it more quickly than individuals.
Look around your classes this week, talk to people (really interact with them), and form a study group. With a group of you working together, you may find that you learn more, & faster, than you would by yourself.

Source: Stockwell, B. R., Stockwell, M. S., & Jiang, E. (2017). Group problem solving in class improves undergraduate learning. ACS Central Science, 3, 614-620.
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