Honors Network News
Tuesday, October 23
In this issue:

Academic Pressure Discussion Hour
Visiting Scholar Terri Towner
Ars Poetica et Technica w/ Liz Brite

Fourth-Year Reunion
Join Our Programming Committees
Cooking with the Dean

'What IF The World Was Actually Getting Better' Lecture
Posters on the Hill

Be Well Boilers

All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me...You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you."

- Walt Disney , animation pioneer

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

Invest in Yourself!

Thursday, Oct. 25
Honors 4th-Year Reunion
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Buffalo Wild Wings
Monday, Oct. 29
Academic Pressure Discussion Hour
Noon-1:00 p.m.
HCRS Reading Room 
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
Friday, Nov. 2
Ars Poetica et Technica
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Honors Hall 
Wednesday, Nov. 7
CV/Resume Workshop
5:30-6:30 p.m.
HCRS 1054

New series: Academic Pressure Discussion Hour
Mondays (Oct. 29-Dec. 3) 
Dr. Heather Servaty-Seib, Associate Dean for Student Life

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.  The Academic Pressure Discussion Hour kicks off  Monday, Oct. 29 and continues through Dec. 3. 

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

Monday, Oct. 29
Noon-1:00 pm
HCRS Reading Room
Visiting Scholars Series:   Dive into the impact of social media on U.S. campaigns & elections 

Midterm elections are vital to our political process. Come explore their power and how YOU can be a more engaged citizen with our next Visiting Scholar, Dr. Terri Towner. 

Towner, a Purdue alumna, is a professor of political science at Oakland University and studies the impact of social media on politics. 

She will be giving talks:

Oct. 29 / "Fakery in Campaigns and Elections"
7:30 p.m. / Fowler Hall

Oct. 30 / "Present: Publishing Undergrad Research"
6:30 p.m. / Beering 2291 (Please RSVP)
Ars Poetica et Technica:  Explore food "glocalization" in prehistory with Honors College Prof. Liz Brite

It's time for another Ars Poetica et Technica talk! Wondering what it's all about? 
  • This series is dedicated to celebrating the research and works of Honors College faculty members as an example of scholarly creation.
Dr. Liz Brite will give you an inside look at agricultural innovation and cultural change in prehistory. 

Her talk is entitled Food "Glocalization" in Prehistory: New Research from Central Asia. Dr. Brite is an anthropologist and clinical assistant professor in the Honors College whose research centers primarily on Uzbekistan. 

G localization refers to the simultaneous occurrence of both universalizing and particularizing tendencies in contemporary social, political, and economic systems.

Nov. 2
3:00-4:00 pm
Honors Hall
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)
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.

. Chad Johnson, Honors College Alumni and Outreach Coordinator, will be in attendance with awesome Purdue swag and to provide you with information as you move one step closer to becoming an Alumni.

Thursday, Oct. 25
6:00-7:30 pm
360 Brown Street
Cooking with the Dean

Join us for the most delicious form of community-building. 

This signature program provides an outstanding opportunity to meet and interact with Dean Phillips.

She will demonstrate how to bake a yummy three-ingredient cookie. .

Tuesday, Oct. 30
4:00-5:30 pm
HCRS Kitchen
'What IF the world is actually getting better?' Join Dean Phillips at this thought-provoking lecture

In the face of political and social upheaval, constant negative headlines and global threats, a common question that has emerged is, "is the world getting worse?"

It must be, right?

Not necessarily. Steven Pinker, the Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University and author of "How the Mind Works" and "The Blank Slate," will address this question in his lecture "What IF the world's actually getting better?"

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30 in Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse. 

Honors College Dean Rhonda Phillips plans to attend and urges you to join her for this fascinating talk. READ MORE
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.
Be Well Boilers

Tip #9: Failure
Getting Through Failure Isn't Just About Effort

- Many times when we don't succeed at something our response is to dig in and try even harder. Often times this works and we get better at that one thing. However, working harder is not always the answer. 

Next time you struggle with something don't just default to "hard work." Don't get us wrong... hard work will still be required - but instead try a different strategy to attack this issue (e.g., reach out to others to get their views, take a short break, or sleep on it).

  • Changing our approach to learning and the struggles we face is essential to a growth mindset.
Dweck, C. (2015). Carol Dweck revisits the 'growth mindset.' Education Week.