Honors Network News
Tuesday, September 11
In this issue:

Visiting Scholars: Ameenah Kaplan talk
Fulfill your Scholarly Project in Exeter
Study Away callouts

The HLC is here for you
Roundtable Discussion Following Tarana Burke Talk

Constitution Day
Study communication, culture & travel writing in Tuscany

Be Well Boilers
Having a growth mindset

"A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees." -  Amelia Earhart


Honors College programming can enhance your personal and scholarly development. Challenge yourself to attend at least one activity each week. Please browse our calendar for upcoming opportunities. 

Invest in Yourself!

Tues, Sept. 11
Meet Vera Stark: Using Art to Build Community
3:00-4:30 p.m.
Honors Hall 
Mon, Sept. 17
NISO Week:
Knight Hennessy Info Session
6:00-6:30 p.m.
HCRS 1054

Tues, Sept. 18
NISO Week: Goldwater/Astronaut Info Sessions
HCRN 1143

NISO Week: Global Grad School Info Session
6:45-7:15 p.m.
HCRN 1143

Wed, Sept. 19
NISO Week: Udall Info Session
6:00-6:30 p.m.
HCRS 1054

NISO Week: Truman Info Session
6:45-7:15 p.m.
HCRS 1054

Roundtable Discussion Following Tarana Burke Talk
8:00-9:15 p.m.
HCRN 1145

Thurs, Sept. 20
NISO Week: Beinecke Info Session
6:00-6:30 p.m.
HCRS 1054

NISO Week: CLS, Boren, Gilman & Fulbright Info Sessions
6:45-7:15 p.m.
HCRS 1054

Fri, Sept. 21
NISO Week: Open House for Freshman
8:30-10:30 a.m.
HCRS 1076

BSSA Presents: The Alumni Panel
6:00-7:30 p.m.

'Visiting Scholars' event TODAY: Ameenah Kaplan talk   

Actor, director, producer, choreographer, and current visiting scholar Ameenah Kaplan will be giving a talk in Honors Hall this afternoon on using art to build community.

In addition to her roles in Avengers: Infinity War, The Office, and Grey's Anatomy, the accomplished drummer was part of the original American cast of STOMP and is a drum coach for Blue Man Group. 

She considers herself a true creator and aims to add linear storytelling to spectacle theater. Kaplan is currently visiting Purdue as the guest director of By the Way, Meet Vera Stark which opens in Pao Hall on September 21st.

Tuesday, Sept. 11
3:00 p.m.
Honors Hall
Fulfill your scholarly project while studying away in Exeter

Apply now to be part of Exeter Research Exchange: Conditions of Creativity. This exciting program explores the creative process! 

Selected students will enroll HONR 395 (1 credit) in October  with Dr. Peter Moore to learn about forms of creative practice and work on a case study that examines how our  relationship to our work is indicative of our relationship to others. They will enlist viewpoints from a variety of disciplines, including black studies, aesthetic theory, political philosophy, cultural studies, and literary criticism in pursuit of this study.
After completing HONR 395 in the fall, students are in residence at Exeter University during the Spring. They will work with an Exeter University exchange scholar to continue this research as well as enroll in additional courses of interests offered at Exeter University.
  • To apply,  CLICK HERE
  • DEADLINE: Saturday, September 15
Study Away callouts THIS WEEK

Jazz in Nola: 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. While there, we will access oral histories, photos, and scores within Tulane's Hogan Jazz Archives to get a sense of how the unique demographics and geography of New Orleans enabled and nurtured the development of its musical culture. ( Spring Break )

Investigating London's East End Call OutWe'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 within the Bishopsgate Institute and the London Metropolitan Archives to develop an understanding of how the East End has gone from sad to hip. (Maymester)
CALLOUT for both trips with Dr. Jason Ware:
  • Tuesday, Sept. 11
  • HCRN 1143
  • 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Urban Warfare, Counterinsurgency, and Peacebuilding in Ireland and Northern Ireland:
One side effect of the 2016 UK referendum on an exit from the European Union (popularly called "Brexit") has been a renewed tension over the question of the Irish border. The referendum poses a challenge to the Good Friday agreement, the set of policies signed in 1998 that ushered in an end to the decades-long conflict commonly referred to as the Troubles. Against this backdrop, this summer course will study the effects of decades of urban warfare on the built fabric of Ireland and Northern  Ireland. (Spring Break)

CALLOUT for trip with Dr. Jason Parry
  • Thursday, Sept. 13
  • HCRN 1143
  • 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Mark your calendars for 'NISO Week'

This week of bundled information sessions will introduce you to the distinguished awards NISO coordinates and how to secure our campus endorsement. 

  • Reward your STEM research with a Goldwater or Astronaut Scholarship
  • Finance your study of a language abroad with a Boren, Critical Language Scholarship, or Gilman Scholarship
  • Jumpstart your career in environmental concerns or in Native American tribal policy with a Udall Scholarship
  • Go to graduate school for the arts, humanities or social sciences on a Beinecke Scholarship
  • Or bring your commitment as a leader for change, no matter your discipline, to graduate school with a Truman Scholarship.
Please visit the NISO web page for full session times and dates.
Honors Leadership Council members are here for YOU!

The HLC is comprised of one student representative from each of the disciplinary colleges at Purdue. The groups 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.

The HLC representatives are planning disciplinary college cohort events in the upcoming weeks. These events are a great way to connect with other Honors students who share your interests and studies.

Upcoming HLC College Cohort Events:
  • CLA Coffee & Donuts
    • Wednesday, September 12
    • 9:00-11:00 a.m.
    • HCRS Reading Room
    • Your CLA HLC Rep: Jessica Seamands (jseamand@purdue.edu)       
  • Pharmacy Pizza & Games
    • Sunday, September 16 
    • 7:00-9:00 p.m.
    • HCRS Reading Room
    • Your Pharmacy HLC Rep: Jennifer Lee (lee2319@purdue.edu)
  • Exploratory Studies Popcorn & Fun TV
    • Sunday, September 16
    • 7:00-10:00 p.m.
    • HCRS 1054
    • Your Exploratory Studies HLC Rep: Sydney Keenan (keenans@purdue.edu)
Other college cohort events will be coming soon! If you haven't already connected to your college's GroupMe or Facebook Group page, contact your HLC rep via email to get the latest info.

Agriculture: LaRae Crenshaw (crenshal@purdue.edu)
Engineering: Kyle Massa (kmassa@purdue.edu)
HHS: Nina Hsu (hsu127@purdue.edu)
Krannert: Serena Chang (chang493@purdue.edu)
PolyTech: Michael Yu (yu593@purdue.edu)
Science: Melanie Martinez (mart1369@purdue.edu)

****We're still looking for an HLC representative from the College of Education****

Interested? Email Student Leadership and Engagement Manager Rachel Newell (newellr@purdue.edu)
Roundtable discussion following 'A conversation with Tarana Burke, founder of #MeToo'

She was TIME magazine's 2017 "Person of the Year" and is now bringing her compelling story to Purdue. 

Tarana Burke ignited the viral #MeToo movement and gives strength and healing to those who have experienced sexual trauma and/or harassment. 

Join us for a roundtable discussion back in the Honors College immediately following Burke's talk in Loeb Hall.  Light refreshments will be provided. 

Note: If you don't already have a ticket for the 6:30 p.m. talk in Loeb Hall, you can reserve a free ticket for the overflow seating location here:
*Tarana Burke will not be attending this discussion event

 Wednesday, Sept. 19
8:15-9:15 p.m.
HCRN 1145
'Constitution Day' celebrations at Purdue

Since 2005, the Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship has coordinated Purdue's Federally-mandated celebration of the signing of the Constitution.
This year, the celebration will fall on the actual anniversary date, Monday September 17, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and will be held in PMU 118.  You can expect interactive booths, games, cookies and chances for students to earn entry into drawings for T-shirts, insulated mugs, and signed basketballs and footballs.
There will also be several new events this year:
  • The 'Celebrity Quiz-off' via Facebook Live at 12:30 

(see: https://www.education.purdue.edu/ackerman-center/programs/constitution-day/).  

  • We are encouraging local schools (and everyone, for that matter!) to test their knowledge of the Constitution using quizzes we developed at Kahoot. Please share your scores at the Ackerman Center FB page.

Study culture, communication and travel writing in Tuscany
*Honors contracting option available

Earn 6 hrs of course credit while taking in
the beautiful landscapes of Siena, Italy. 

  • Trip dates: May 28-June 25
  • Comm 303 Intercultural Comm
  • Comm 495/497 Travel Writing & Promotion
Come diversify your communications
skill-set and discover how travel writers,
bloggers, and marketers create compelling

You'll live just a heartbeat away
from the ancient cities of Rome, Pisa and
Florence, and enjoy excursions around Italy,
including a winery tour and tasting. 

What are you waiting for? Learn more HERE or attend the upcoming CALLOUT.
Wednesday, Sept. 19
6:00 p.m.
BRNG B222 
(that's in the basement)
Be Well Boilers

Tip #4  - Failure
The benefits of having a growth mindset

Having a growth mindset means that you believe you can become more intelligent through learning, hard work, and new approaches to problems. 

Here at Purdue it is so important for you to believe this of yourself. You may struggle with certain subjects, but just because you struggle doesn't mean you are not smart, it just means you haven't grown as much in that area yet.

You don't need to be amazing at everything. It is ok to pursue what you are passionate about - passion helps the mind grow more quickly. 

This week remember that just because you aren't good at it right away doesn't mean you shouldn't make an effort.

Source: Dweck, C. (2006). Mindset: The new psychology of success. New York: Balentine