Honors Network News
Tuesday, November 20
In this issue:

Academics/Advising
England: Place and Story CALLOUT
Scholarly Project Symposium
Honors College Students Present Research at National Conference

Community
All-Campus Luau
College of Agriculture Honors Student Gathering
Wellness Wednesdays
Academic Pressure Discussion Hour

Opportunities
Student Fee Advisory Board Accepting Funding Requests

Be Well Boilers
Making Sense of Failure

"Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."
~Melody Beattie, self-help author
 




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

Invest in Yourself!

Monday, Nov. 26
Academic Pressure Discussion Hour
Noon-1:00 p.m.
HCRS Reading Room
Tuesday, Nov. 27
Scholarly Project Symposium
2:00-3:00 p.m.
HCRS Reading Room

England: Place and Story CALLOUT
7:30-8:30 p.m.
HCRS 1054

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

Friday, Nov. 30
Honors College Luau
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Honors Hall


Monday, Dec. 3
Academic Pressure Discussion Hour
Noon-1:00 p.m.
HCRS Reading Room




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





Academics/Advising
Scholarly Project Symposium

Curious what your fellow students are doing to fulfill their scholarly project? Come see what they've been working on and support those in your community.

Please join us Tuesday, Nov. 27 for the Scholarly Project symposium. 

It will feature 3 -4 graduating seniors, from a variety of majors, discussing their work.

Not sure where you're going with your project? This is a great opportunity to generate ideas and see examples of the type of work that fulfills this scholarly requirement.

Tuesday, Nov. 27
2:00-3:00 pm
HCRS Reading Room
England: Place and Story CALLOUT

Come learn more about this exciting Maymester program with Dr. Megha Anwer and Dr. Adam Watkins.

You will travel to England (May 6-21) to earn 3 credits as you explore the entanglement between geography, place, and narrative. 

You will visit multiple destinations in England, asking: how do spaces provoke certain kinds of stories? 

Please drop by with your questions and hear from your Honors College faculty about this upcoming scholarly opportunity. 

Tuesday, Nov. 27
7:30-8:30 pm
HCRS 1054
Honors College students present research at National Collegiate Honors Council conference

Nicole Adkins, Amanda Gozner and Sydney Keenan at the NCHC conference
Three Honors College students recently represented Purdue University at the 2018 National Collegiate Honors Council conference in Boston. 

Nicole Adkins (biochem/class of 2020) and Amanda Gozner (anthropology/class of 2020) presented research from an archaeogenomics study conducted in the UK. Sydney, while Keenan traveled to the conference as a member of the NCHC student board.

"I am so glad that I went to Boston," Keenan said. "At the conference, I met other Honors College students from across the United States. Several of these students will remain my friends for years to come. I also met honors faculty, directors, and administrators who offered to be mentors and help guide me on my own journey."

NCHC organized the conference around the theme Learning to Transgress. It encouraged attendees to consider if they were living up to the possibilities an Honors College education affords. 
  • Are they crossing boundaries by cultivating true dialog?
  • Are they interrogating the privileged positions from which they speak?
  • Are they taking risks in their pedagogical practices? 
The conference featured workshops, a Story Slam, professional development opportunities and presentations by faculty and students.

"It went very well," Adkins explained. "We were evaluated by three different professors and they were all very interested and engaged in our project."

In spring of 2018, Adkins, Gozner and Honors College student Hallie Write worked under the direction of Honors College Professor Liz Brite to apply methods of genetics research to learn about ancient remains from archaeological sites. They worked in a University of Warwick lab extracting DNA from ancient cotton seeds found in Peru and Uzbekistan. 

Keenan was impressed by the research Honors College students are tackling across the country and says she walked away inspired. 

"Their work helped me gain my ideas for my own honors project," she said. "There are many issues in the world to overcome, and there is no limit to what we can do to help."

Keenan, Gozner and Adkins are urging other Honors College student to attend the NCHC conference. 
Community
All-Campus Luau

Aloha! All Purdue students are invited to escape to a Hawaiian Luau paradise with the Honors College Campus Outreach Programming Committee. 

Celebrate the end of a great semester and enjoy free food from AJ's!  

Bring your best dance moves and limbo skills; we will provide the leis and fun! See you there!

Friday, Nov. 30
6:00-9:00 pm
Honors Hall
College of Agriculture: Honors College Students' Gathering

Calling all College of Agriculture Honors Students!

Come and enjoy a night filled with food and fun.  

Meet YOUR Honors Leadership Council representative LaRae Crenshaw and other Honors students from the College of Agriculture.  

Destress together before dead week and finals with games and free food. Hope to see you there!
Saturday, Dec. 1
6:00- 8:00 pm
HCRN 1145
Wellness Wednesdays

All Honors College students are invited to bring a friend and support each other as you spend time focusing on your health and well-being. 


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.

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

Wednesday, Nov. 28
6:00-7:00 pm
HCRS Reading Room
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*** 


Noon-1:00 pm
HCRS Reading Room
Opportunities
Student Fee Advisory Board accepting funding requests

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The Student Fee Advisory Board (SFAB) convenes to allocate the money collected from your  (undergraduate) Student Activity Fee during the Spring Semester of each year. 

This money is reserved for student-driven programs and initiatives that aim to better the campus experience for every undergraduate student. 

Any undergraduate student is able to apply for requests of $15,000 or more but must be connected to a business department via a student organization OR a university department.

The details of the f
unding guidelines and requirements, as well as  the  applications  are available online. Applications are due on Monday, February 1, 2019  at 11:55 p.m. via BoilerLink. 

Any Undergraduate student can submit an application as long as the listed requirements are met. Past proposals that have been sponsored include:
  • TEDxPurdue
  • Concert Series
  • 3D Printer
  • YES Plus Meditation
  • PU Comedy Expansion Initiative
  • Rock the Quad
  • Fall 2018 Influenza Vaccination Clinic
  • 3 Day Start Up Event
  • The Purdue Review and many more...
You also have the ability to attend meetings to learn more about the application process or attend the meetings to hear other students' proposals as to how the funding should be spent.  Important deadlines and meetings that are open to all of campus are as follows:

SFAB Info Sessions:
Monday January 14 4pm Krach 260
Monday January 28  5pm Krach 260
Monday January 28  6pm Krach 260
Thursday January 31 12:30pm Krach 260
 
2019-2020 Proposal Presentation Meetings will take place February 15-17, 2019.   The earliest presentation time begins at 8:00 am and may extend into the evening.  Each PowerPoint presentation will need to be submitted in advance by February 6, 2019 and must not extend over 15-20 minutes in length. You will receive your assigned presentation time by Wednesday, February 6, 2019 via email. Please note SFAB reserves the right to add additional presentation days depending on the number of applications.

If you have any questions concerning the Student Activity Fee, Student Fee Advisory Board, the application process, or any student fees, please feel free to contact the SFAB Chair, David Day III, at 
sfab@purdue.edu  or Martia King at  mbrawner@purdue.edu  
Be Well Boilers
Be Well Boilers / Tip #14
Making Sense of Failure: An Ongoing Process


- When we do poorly on a test,   struggle with an assignment, or don't reach an important goal, we often want an instant fix so we can move on with our lives. But, this approach is often easier said than done... and in a lot of cases, it's for the best.

- According to Sense-making theory, the process of understanding life events is an ongoing process that is never complete.

- When we fail we may learn certain things right away (don't wait till the night before to study for a test), but other lessons can be learned throughout an entire lifetime.

Remember, failure is ok. It is an important part of life. We need to reflect on and never stop learning from those struggles.

Source: Neimeyer, R. A., Laurie, A., Mehta, T., Hardison, H., & Currier, J. M. (2008). Lessons of loss: Meaning-making in bereaved college students. New Directions for Student Services, 121, 27-39.
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