Honors Network News
Tuesday, October 16
In this issue:

HONR Spring 19 'Course Shopping'
Evolution of Ideas Gallery
Health & The Economy w/ Visiting Scholar Martine Bellanger
Disability Hacktivism
Callout: Jazz in NOLA/London's East End

Join Our Programming Committees
HLC Open Forum
Student Cinema: Short Film Premiere
Masterclass w/ Expert Artist
Third Street Suites Dinner
Fourth-Year Reunion
Scary Story Contest

Posters on the Hill
Ask Bill Nye a Question
Chappelle Fellowships

Be Well Boilers
The Procrastination Paradox

"Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning." 

- Gloria Steinem , American feminist & journalist

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

Invest in Yourself!

Tues, Oct. 16
Health & Environment Workshop w/ Visiting Scholar Martine Bellanger
4:30-5:20 p.m.

London's East End & Jazz in NOLA Callout
5:00-6:00 p.m.
HCRN 1145

Evolution of Ideas Gallery
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Honors Hall

Spring "Course Shopping"
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Honors Hall

Wed, Oct. 17
Disability Hacktivism w/ Visiting Scholar Melanie Yergeau
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Lunch w/ Martine Bellanger
11:30-1:00 p.m.
HCRS Reading Room

Open Forum w/ HLC
5:30-6:30 p.m.
HCRN 1143

Studio Cinema: Short Film Premiere
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Thurs, Oct. 18
Health & Environment Workshop w/ Visiting Scholar Martine Bellanger
4:30-5:20 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 19
Artist Workshop w/ Lobyn Hamilton
4:30-6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 21
Third Street Suites Honors Dinner
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Third Street Suites 159
Thursday, Oct. 35
Honors Fourth-Year Reunion
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Buffalo Wild Wings
Tuesday, Oct. 30
Cooking w/ the Dean
4:00-5:30 p.m.
HCRS Kitchen
Thursday, Nov. 1
Scary Story Reading
7:00-8:00 p.m.
HCRS Reading Room

HAPPENING TODAY:  HONR Spring 19 'Course Shopping'

Learn more about the spring HONR courses and speak directly with some of the instructors who will be teaching.

  • Purdue at 150
  • Pop Culture Classics
  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Writing
  • Fugitivity
  • Making Greater Lafayette Greater
  • Crime Sleuthing
  • For the Love of Animals
  • Sports Materials and Technology 
A dynamic, interactive, event as you prepare for priority registration!

6:30-7:30 pm
Honors Hall
HAPPENING TODAY: 'Evolution of Ideas Gallery' 

You're invited! Evolution of Ideas Gallery 2018

All Honors students are invited to witness the creative genius and research acumen of our newest cohort at the Evolution of Ideas Gallery. 

First-year teams from seven of the HONR 19901 courses will be displaying their brilliant projects and dropping serious knowledge on all who attend. 

  • Cubed cheeses and epiphanies will abound!
This is also a wonderful opportunity for you to take ownership of your Honors community by supporting our first-year students.

6:00-8:00 pm
Honors Hall

Visiting Scholars Series

Two 'Health & the Environment' workshops remaining w/ international health economist Martine Bellanger 

International health economist Martine Bellanger will introduce you to the economic perspective in public health that impacts policy and helps shape public health plans.

Come learn about the data sources and measures used to study population-based programs and explore the economic methods used to evaluate prevention interventions. 

There will be a particular focus on children's exposure to the environment.  Registration is free, but required as space is limited. To register,  click here .

You can also register for a free lunch with Martine on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 11:30. This event is limited to 15 participants (first come first serve). Click here to register.

Oct. 16, 18
4:30-5:20 pm

Explore 'Disability Hacktivism' with Melanie Yergeau

Visiting scholar Melanie Yergeau, Associate Professor of English at the University of Michigan, will lead a discussion of her article "Disability Hacktivism." 

Disability activists take note: The hackathon is the new telethon. 

Revulsion is not a traditionally favored rhetorical pastime. But if disability historians were to agree on anything, it would likely involve the word reviled modifying the word telethon. The disability telethon signals some of the most damaging of disability myths and figures. 

Continue reading Yergeau's article HERE Students are encouraged to read this text before attending the discussion.
Wednesday, Oct. 17
10:30-11:30 pm
CALLOUT: 'Investigating London's East End' and 'Jazz in NOLA' w/ Dr. Jason Ware

Come explore two upcoming Honors College Study Away opportunities with Dr. Jason Ware.

Jazz in NOLA
Spring Break / March 9-16 / 2 credits
  • Jazz happened in America...In this course we will investigate the social, economic, and intellectual conditions that influenced its inception, growth, and dissemination. We are heading to New Orleans for our place-based investigation.  
Investigating London's East End Maymester / May 11-19 / 2 credits
  • We're heading to London to research the built environment within the City and many of the surrounding boroughs. We'll center quality of life as we contrast the strength and splendor of the City's stone with the bucolic and beautiful setting of the Hampstead Heath. We'll dive deeply into loads of photos and documents on offer to develop an understanding of how the East End has gone from sad to hip. 
Tuesday, Oct. 16
5:00-6:00 p.m.
HCRN 1145
It's not too late to join an HLC Programming Committee

Develop leadership, organizational, and design skills by joining one of the four programming committees as they plan events for your Honors College community. 

Committees meet weekly and focus on different themes. 
  • Drop by one of their meetings or contact the committee co-chairs for more information. 
Campus Outreach Committee

Planning a Luau for November 30th
Weekly Meeting: Mondays 8:00-9:00pm in HCRS 1066

Committee Co-Chairs:  Megan Conklin (conklinm@purdue.edu) & Christian Stahly (cstahly@purdue.edu)
Community Service Committee
Planning a Blood Drive for November 7th
Weekly Meeting: Tuesdays 6:00-7:00pm in HCRS 1054
Committee Co-Chairs: Angela Agnew (agnew1@purdue.edu) & Yi Fei Heng (heng0@purdue.edu)
Global Committee  
Planning a Dance Workshop for November 16th
Weekly Meeting: Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm HCRN 1145
Committee Co-Chairs: Shumirai Marondera (smaronde@purdue.edu) & Meghan Opferman (mopferma@purdue.edu)

Interdisciplinary Connections
Planning a Trivia Night for November 9th
Weekly Meeting: Tuesdays 8:00-9:00pm in HCRS 1066
Committee Co-Chairs: Kayla Cole (cole157@purdue.edu) & Ghenella Salanio (gsalanio@purdue.edu)
HLC Open Forum

The HLC works to best represent students in the Honors College to the faculty, staff and administration, as well as build connections and community among Honors students. 

And they want to hear from you! 

Drop by during the Open Forum to chat with your HLC representatives and share your perspective on the Honors College student experience.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

5:30-6:30 pm

HCRN 1143

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Student Cinema: Short Film Premiere

Join students from Dr. Anwer's Evolution of Ideas: Photography course for a screening of their original short fiction films.

These films explore the relationship between photography and cinema. 

Don't miss the chance to see how your fellow Honors students are being inspired by films such as Rear Window, Memento, and Amelie. 

AND... there will be pizza!

Wednesday, Oct. 17
5:30-7:30 pm
Masterclass with artist Lobyn Hamilton

Join visual artist Lobyn Hamilton as he guides you through a hands-on creative experience using different mediums and artifacts. 

To learn more about his work, check out his website. Some of his work will be on display October 1st - 29th at the Black Cultural Center.

Supplies are provided, but space is limited.

Friday, Oct. 19
4:30-6:00 pm
RSVP here (required)
Third Street Suites 'Honors College student dinner'

  All Honors College students are invited to come share a meal and conversation with your fellow Third Street Suite residents.

Enjoy a tasty taco bar from Moe's as you connect with your Honors College neighbors.

And really, who doesn't love a taco bar?

Sunday, Oct. 21
5:30-6:30 pm
Third Street Suites
Room 159
Honors College 'Fourth-year Reunion'

Come share a meal and conversation with students from your Honors cohort! 

Join us at Buffalo Wild Wings on 360 Brown Street. 

Bring a friend, and enjoy free wings and appetizers as you reconnect with old friends and forge new friendships.

Thursday, Oct. 25
6:00-7:30 pm
360 Brown Street
Honors College 'Scary Story' contest
(submission due Oct. 27)

The Society of Arts and Letters is hosting a contest for pieces of flash fiction to get into the Halloween spirit. 

Can you write a story that could keep other students up at night? Or one that is fit to be told in the dead of night with only a flashlight to ward off the fear? 

Whether it be chilling like Stephen King, creepy like Edgar Allan Poe, unsettling like dystopian novels or Black Mirror, or anything in between, we want you to get spookily creative.

Submissions: No more than 1,200 words and emailed to aewatkin@purdue.edu by Saturday, October 27. Five finalists will be chosen to share their work at the reading on November 1.
Story Reading
Thursday, Nov. 1
7:00-8:00 pm
Reading Room
Present your research in our nation's capital with 'Posters on the Hill' 

2017 CUR Posters on the Hill attendees Paige Rudin, Caleigh Roleck and Suraj Mohan
As an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research, the Purdue Honors College invites students to apply for CUR's annual Posters on the Hill event.  

Each spring, the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) hosts an annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill. At this event and its related activities, members of Congress and their staff members learn about the importance of undergraduate research through talking directly with the student researchers involved in these programs.  

Students are required to submit a biographical sketch (250 words max.), information on their previous presentation experience (250 words max.), and an abstract of their research to be presented in poster format (250-350 words average).  A letter of recommendation from your faculty advisor is also required.  

  • All Purdue Honors College students accepted to present at Posters on the Hill will have their travel and accommodations in Washington, D.C. fully funded.  
This funding is conditional on students having current good standing in the Honors College and listing the Honors College administration as primary contacts in their CUR application (Dean: Rhonda Phillips [rphillips@purdue.edu] and Other to be Notified: Liz Brite [britee@purdue.edu]).  

Students with questions about the opportunity or the application process should contact the Honors College Director of Engaged Learning, Dr. Liz Brite, britee@purdue.edu.
Want to ask 'Bill Nye the Science Guy' a question?

Bill Nye will be visiting Purdue on November 8 as part of the Ideas Festival. In preparation for this event, the College of Engineering and the AAE Department are looking to compile a list of questions for the Q&A with Mr. Nye between now and October 22.  

The theme for the evening with Bill Nye is: 
  • "What IF: We discover intelligent life beyond Earth?"
Purdue is hoping to reach a wide and interdisciplinary audience, and as such, hope YOU will pose a question online.

CLICK HERE for the question form. It is available until 5 p.m. October 22.  
Chappelle Fellowship for graduating Purdue seniors attending a Purdue grad program

The Graduate School has now opened its application for Chappelle Fellowships . These fellowships  are for Purdue graduating seniors who plan to enter a Purdue graduate program in the Spring or Fall of 2019. 

Recipients are selected on the basis of:
  • character
  • intellectual ability
  • promise of degree attainment. 

This fellowship includes a stipend, graduate tuition scholarships, payment of most fees and a medical insurance supplement.

The application will be open till January 11 th.

CLICK HERE for more information and the application link.
Be Well Boilers

Tip #8: Stress
The Procrastination Paradox

- Studies indicate that many high-achieving students intentionally procrastinate doing school work because they believe working under the pressure of a deadline will help them produce high quality work.

- This is a tempting tactic, but research actually suggests that good time management skills and the ability to work on a schedule help students to achieve greater results and experience less stress while doing so.
  • This week sit down and look at all of your assignments due in the next few weeks and schedule a portion of time to work on each assignment. 
  • If you follow that schedule you might find yourself with better work, less stress, and more free time!
Source: Suldo, S., Shaunessy, E., Michalowski, J., & Shaffer, E. (2008). Coping strategies of high school students in an international baccalaureate program. Psychology in the Schools, 45(10), 960-977.