Honors Network News
Tuesday, October 9
In this issue:

Academics/Advising
Priority Registration Prep
Data Mine Learning Community
How to Get Started in Research
Health & The Economy w/ Visiting Scholar Martine Bellanger
Callout: Jazz in NOLA/London's East End

Community
One Hour/One Idea: First Generation College Students
Death Cafe
Evolution of Ideas Gallery
Student Cinema: Short Film Premiere
Masterclass w/ Expert Artist
Scary Story Contest

Opportunities
Human/Animal Interactions Lab Looking for Undergrad Researchers

Be Well Boilers
How to Ask for Help and Actually Get It


"Education is not an affair of 'telling' and being told, but an active and constructive process."


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

Invest in Yourself!

Wed, Oct. 10
Priority Registration Prep
2:00-3:00 p.m
Innovation Forum


Thurs, Oct. 11
Priority Registration Prep
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Innovation Forum

How to Get Started in Research
Noon-1:30 p.m.
STEAM Lab

Diversity Matters: First-generation College Students
6:00-7:00 p.m.
HCRS 1054

Thurs, Oct. 11
How to Get Started in Research
Noon-1:30 p.m.
STEAM Lab

Diversity Matters: First-generation College Students
6:00-7:00 p.m.
HCRS 1054
Mon, Oct. 15
Health & Environment Workshop w/ Visiting Scholar Martine Bellanger
4:30-5:20 p.m.
STEAM Lab

Death Cafe
7:00-8:00 p.m.
BCC 
Tues, Oct. 16
Health & Environment Workshop w/ Visiting Scholar Martine Bellanger
4:30-5:20 p.m.
STEAM Lab

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.
STEAM Lab

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.
STEAM Lab

Academics/Advising
Priority Registration Prep 

Get a jump start on next semester! 

The Honors Advising team will have spring course information as you prepare for priority registration. HONR spring courses, honors sections and contract promotions will all be available at the event. 

And - free coffee! You have two opportunities to attend:
  • Wednesday, Oct. 10 / 2:00-3:00 p.m. / Innovation Forum
  • Thursday, Oct. 11 / 9:30-10:30 a.m. / Innovation Forum
CALLOUT: 
Data Mine Learning Community 

The Data Mine is a living, learning and research-based community created to introduce students to data science concepts and equip them to create solutions to real-world problems. 

It is open to all majors;  no computational background is required.

Members of The Data Mine will be part of a team. They will be living, studying and ultimately, performing data-driven research together. 

You will learn some of the skills most sought after by companies and graduate programs.  READ MORE 


Wednesday, Oct. 10
11:00-12:30 p.m.
STEAM lab
How to get started in research

Join Dr. Zahra Tehrani and Dr. Elizabeth Brite for a hands-on workshop that will walk you through the first steps of finding and obtaining a research position.

Lunch will be provided on a first come, first serve basis.

Thursday, Oct. 11
Noon-1:30 p.m.
STEAM lab

Visiting Scholars Series:
Health & The Environment w/ Martine Bellanger

If you are interested in public health and wonder how you might help fight the deleterious impact of the environment on health (regardless of your major), we've got upcoming sessions for you!

You're invited to a three-part interactive workshop with internationally recognized health economist Martine Bellanger. There will be a particular focus on children's exposure to the environment. 

Bellanger will:
  • introduce you to the economic perspective in public health that impacts policy and helps shape public health plans
  • cover basic measures and sources of data used to study population-based programs
  • discuss sample-based interventions from research and studies
  • explore economic methods commonly used to evaluate prevention interventions
Note: The three parts of the workshop can be taken independently. 

For those who attend all three parts, a certificate of attendance will be issued signed by Dr. Bellanger who is the Director of the International Master of Public Health of the National School of Public Health in France, so that students may indicate that they have received instruction as part of this workshop on their CV.

Registration is free, but required as space is limited. To register,  click here.

Oct. 15, 16, 18
4:30-5:20 pm
STEAM LAB 

Lunch w/ Martine Bellanger

Prepare for your future by participating in a meal and discussion with our Visiting Scholar. She will discuss economics for public health decisions AND answer your burning questions.

Come explore careers related to public health and hot topics such as... 
  • whether a policy or program is likely to be effective
  • what does it mean for governments to be involved in market, such as the health care related market
  • do public interventions work (or not) with individual behavior changes (e.g., health promotion)
This event is limited to 15 participants ( first come first serve). To register, click here.

Wednesday, Oct. 17
11:30-1:00 pm
Reading Room
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
Community
Diversity Matters One hour/One idea: First generation college students 

Join your Honors Student Diversity Officers as we discuss the different experiences of first-generation students. 

"First-generation student" can refer to students whose parents have not attended college or didn't finish college to completion. It can also refer to those who are the first-generation of their family to go through the educational system in the United States. 

Come to meet other first-gen students and learn what resources are available on campus, or just come to learn more about other's experiences and what it means to make campus a more welcoming environment for first-gen students.
Thursday, Oct. 11
6-7 p.m.
HCRS 1054
Death Café: Join us for cake, tea & conversation

All Honors College students are invited to join Dr. S-S (Dr. Heather Servaty-Seib) as she hosts the Honors College's first Death Café. 

A Death Café is a safe and relaxed space to gather with people, to discuss topics related to death and dying.  The objective is to engage in interesting, thought-provoking, and life-affirming conversations. 

It is not a counseling or bereavement session, rather an opportunity to "increase awareness of death with a view of helping people make the most of their (finite) lives." 

Come eat cake, drink tea and join your fellow students in making death talkable

Monday, Oct. 15
7-8 p.m.
Multi-Purpose Room 2
Black Cultural Center
Mark your calendars for the '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.
Tuesday, Oct. 16
6:00-8:00 pm
Honors Hall

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
STEAM Lab
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
STEAM Lab
RSVP here (required)
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
Opportunities
O'Haire Lab (human/animal interactions) looking for undergrad research assistants

The O'Haire Lab is looking for undergraduate Research Assistants for spring and fall 2019. Research Assistants will work closely with the Project Coordinator, as well as graduate students and other undergraduates. 

RAs will have the opportunity to assist with two ongoing projects. The first project is a research study evaluating the effects of service dogs for veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The second project involves the OHAIRE, a unique behavioral coding tool developed to capture interactions between animals and humans. 

Students will be expected to work 10 hours per week, equal to 3 credit hours.
 
Click HERE to apply! The deadline is October 30th
Be Well Boilers

Tip #7: Problem Solving
How to ask for help and actually receive it

Asking for help can sometimes be difficult. We may think the person we are asking might think less of us, or that we should always be able to handle things on our own. At the university level we have to put these fears to the side because there will come times when we all need to lean on others.

When you are worried about asking for help, use these techniques to get the results you want:  
  • Demonstrate that you have tried to help yourself (e.g., you've looked in the book, asked a classmate, went to the writing lab)
  • Consider the timing of your request (e.g., email your professors in the morning during the week, not on the weekends)
  • Be explicit about the help that you want (e.g., asking a specific question about your paper instead of just attaching the entire document and asking the professor to look it over)
Source: Boyes, A. (2016). Seven effective ways to ask for help (and get it). Psychology Today.
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