Honors Network News
Tuesday, September 25
In this issue:

Visiting Scholars Schedule
"How We Think" Forum
How to Get Started in Research
Study Away Callouts

Third-Year Reunion
Register to Vote
Coffee with the Council
HLC Cohort Events

Public Service Weekends
Safiya Noble Talk

Be Well Boilers
Tip #5: Defining our own self-worth

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."

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

Invest in Yourself!

ed, Sept. 26
Coffee w/ the Council
10:30-2:30 p.m.
Innovation Forum

Register to Vote
10:30-2:30 p.m.
Innovation Forum

Thurs, Sept. 27
HLC Krannert Gathering
HCRS Reading Room

CALLOUT: The Middle East in Europe
5:00-6:00 p.m.
HCRN 1143
HLC Polytech Gathering
6:00-8:00 p.m.

HLC College of Science Gathering
7:30-9:00 p.m.
HCRS Reading Room

Fri, Sept. 28
CALLOUT: Smart Cities
5:00-6:00 p.m.
HCRN 1143

Wed, Oct. 3
Visiting Scholars Talk: A Peek Inside the Children's Book Industry
7:00-8:30 p.m
Honors Hall

Thurs, Oct. 4
How We Think
1:00-2:30 p.m.
Honors Hall

Third-year Reunion
6:00-7:30 p.m.

Visiting Scholars: Fall rundown

Angela Isaacs/Children's Book Author

Angela Isaacs started writing for children after getting
her MA in Cognitive Psychology from the University
of Illinois. She has worked with textbook publishers,
private companies, and academic researchers and has
done other freelance work including composing
educational materials for kindergarten to college

A Peek Inside the Children's Book Industry:
Come discover what it's like to write and publish children's books. Isaacs will explain how everything from child development to the printing press impacts the books that children read.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 3
  • 7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Honors Hall (RSVP)


Martine Bellanger/Internationally Recognized Health Economist

Martine M. Bellanger is a professor of Health Economics at the EHESP School of Public health in Paris, France - University Sorbonne Paris Cite, and the Director of the International Master of Public Health program. Her current interests for both research and teaching are in economic analysis and methods to evaluate how the environment may influence population health.

3-Part 'Health & the Environment' Workshop
Join Professor Bellanger to explore the impact of the environment on health and how YOU might help fight harmful effects. A particular focus will be on children's
exposure to the environment. In a 3-part workshop, she will introduce you to the economic perspective in public health that serves as the basis for
policy-making, basic measures and data sources. You can attend sessions individually, but students who attend all 3 will receive a certificate you can use on your CV.
  • October, 15/16/18
  • 4:30-5:20 p.m.
  • STEAM Lab (RSVP)
Lunch with Prof. Bellanger
Curious about a career involving health and the environment? Want to learn more about economic measures and how they relate to policy-making? Come chat with Dr. Bellanger over lunch. (Space is limited!)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 17
  • 11:30-1:00 p.m.
  • HCRS Reading Room (RSVP)


Melanie Yergeau/English Prof. & Writer

Melanie Yergeau is an associate professor of English at the University of Michigan. Her academic interests include digital rhetoric and disability studies, and, more specifically, what the neurodiversity movement has to teach us about learning, writing, and being. Her book, Authoring Autism: On Rhetoric and Neurological Queerness, was recently published by Duke University Press. She has served on the board of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), as well as the board of the Autism National Committee. She blogs semi-regularly on matters of rhetoric, autistic culture, and technology at autistext.com.

Disability Hacktivism
Hacking is a many-storied concept, with significations ranging from criminal activity to counter-cultural identity to transgressive activism. Within academic contexts, teacher-scholars have reclaimed and re-purposed hacking as a means of reinventing classroom spaces - virtually, physically, rhetorically, and ideologically. This presentation explores not only what it means to "hack the classroom," but also asks the following: What bodies does hacking-as-concept center? Using a disability studies framework, she argues that hacking has a disability-imbued history, one that invokes a problematic emphasis.You are encouraged to read her article HERE before the session. 
  • Thursday, Oct. 18
  • 10:30-11:00 a.m.
'How We Think' forum tackles 'Frankenstein'

Don't miss this enlightening and interdisciplinary forum! 

In this edition of "How We Think," faculty members from different academic disciplines will discuss an excerpt from Frankenstein to showcase the insights that their fields of study have to offer.

Presenters include:
  • Dr. Diane Facinelli
  • Dr. Katie Jarriel
  • Dr. Adam Watkins
  • Dr. Lindsay Weinberg 
"How We Think" is free and open to all. Join us Oct. 4 in Honors Hall! .

Thursday, Oct. 4
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Honors Hall
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.

Study Away callouts 

The Middle East in Europe: Migration, Transnationalism and Belonging
Dr. Nathan Swanson

While we often think about regions of the world as distinct from one another, culturally as much as physically, everyday human experiences tend to blur geographic boundaries and challenge social and cultural categories. This is certainly true for migrants crossing borders, adapting to new places and societies, and facing struggles over belonging and inclusion. In this program, we study the experiences of Middle Eastern communities in Europe, some of which have been part of European societies for generations and some of which have arrived only recently, to consider how these communities both shape and are shaped by their new societies. MORE INFO

CALLOUT: Thursday, Sept. 27
5:00-6:00 p.m.
HCRN 1143

Smart Cities: Rethinking Urban Space in the Digital Age
Dr. Lindsay Weinberg

The Honors College seeks to create a new "signature program" that would become a unique and reliable part of the honors experience at Purdue University. Our goal is to develop a sustainable international program that would offer rising honors sophomores the opportunity to study in another country, increase their cultural awareness, and earn honors credits while doing so. The inaugural course course in this program is Smart Cities: Rethinking Urban Space in the Digital Age. Alphabet INC., a parent company of Google, recently acquired the rights to construct a smart city in Toronto, Canada. This development plan promises to use technology to create a sustainable and data-managed urban neighborhood, raising excitement about the possibilities of a greener city and concerns over privacy, gentrification, and the privatization of public space. MORE INFO

CALLOUT: Friday, Sept. 28
5:00-6:00 p.m.
HCRN 1143
Mark your calendars for the 'Third-year Reunion'

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

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

Thursday, Oct. 4
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Puccinis ( 300 Brown Street)

It's your right... exercise it.
Let's get you registered to vote!

The Honors College is making voter registration quick and easy.

Volunteers from the League of Women Voters will be HERE in the Innovation Forum (lobby area near the front desk of HCRN) to get you registered and answer questions you may have about voting.
Wednesday, Sept. 26
10:30-2:30 p.m.
Innovation Forum
The Honors Leadership Council is here for you!

The HLC Executive Board is comprised of one student representative from each of the disciplinary colleges at Purdue. The groups work to best represent students in the Honors College to the faculty, staff and administration, as well as build connections and community among Honors students.
Coffee with the Council

Coffee and donuts and convos! Oh, my! Stop by to say "Hi" to YOUR Honors Leadership Council Exec Board members and talk with them about your Honors College experience.

Wednesday, September 26
10:30-2:30 p.m.
Innovation Forum

Upcoming HLC College Cohort Events:
These events are a great way to connect with other Honors students who share your interests and studies.

HLC Krannert Gathering: Coffee & Bagels
Thursday, September 27
10:00am - 12:00pm
HCRS Reading Room
YOUR Krannert HLC Rep: Serena Chang ( chang493@purdue.edu )

HLC PolyTech Gathering: Popcorn & Fun
Thursday, September 27
YOUR PolyTech HLC Rep: Michael Yu (yu593@purdue.edu)
HLC College of Science Gathering: Snacks & Games
Thursday, September 27
HCRS Reading Room
YOUR College of Science HLC Rep: Melanie Martinez (mart1369@purdue.edu)
HLC Representatives SpotLight: Jared Huber (YOUR Off-Campus Rep)

Hello! My name is Jared Huber and I'm a sophomore in the Honors College studying Political Science and Communications. I was homeschooled and am seeking a career in the political field. I am also an off-campus student because I live about an hour north of campus. For that reason, I am the off-campus student representative on the Honors Leadership Council! 

If you are an off-campus student, I am your connection to the Honors Leadership Council so please add yourself to this GroupMe and share your thoughts! I want to see feedback and ideas from all of you about the Honors College and especially how you relate to it as an off-campus student. I'd love to see you all join the GroupMe! CLICK HERE to join.
Questions about the HLC? 
Public Service Weekends

Public Policy and International Affair's mission and overall focus are to increase the participation and inclusion of traditionally underrepresented groups at the highest level of public sector leadership. 

NASPAA, the membership association of graduate programs in public administration, public policy, and public affairs, supports these goals and shares PPIA's vision in creating a new generation of diverse students to enter graduate programs and pursue careers in public service.  PPIA is thrilled to announce the Public Service Weekends being planned in 2018 to introduce more students to the broad range of opportunities available in the field of public service.

2018 Fall Conference Hosts

Ensuring Accountability and Integrity - Public Service as a Force for Positive Change
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, University at Albany,
State University of New York (SUNY) - Albany, NY
November 2-4, 2018

Global Leaders Forum: Challenges in the International System
Georgetown University
McCourt School of Public Policy &  Walsh School of Foreign Service - Washington DC
November 9-11, 2018

Local Leadership in a Global World
School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS)
University of California San Diego - San Diego, CA
November 30 - December 2, 2018
Want more information? Email National and International Scholarships Office Director Veronica Schirm at vaschirm@purdue.edu
Safiya Noble talk, part of 'Ideas Fest' set for Oct. 3

Save the Date: Safiya Noble talk October 3, 6pm, Fowler Hall
Safiya Noble, author of " Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism," will deliver the inaugural lecture in Purdue University Libraries' Critical Data Studies Distinguished Lecture series at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 in Fowler Hall at Purdue University.

Noble's lecture, "Intellectual Freedom and Racial Inequality as Addressed in 'Algorithms of Oppression," is aligned with Purdue's Giant Leaps Sesquicentennial Campaign and is part of the Ideas Festival Theme, "Giant Leaps in Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms, and Automation: Balancing Humanity and Technology." 

The Ideas Festival is the centerpiece of the campaign and connects world-renowned speakers and Purdue expertise in a conversation on the most critical problems and opportunities facing our world.

Noble's lecture is made possible thanks to the sponsorship of the Purdue University Libraries, Purdue College of Liberal Arts' School of Interdisciplinary Studies' American Studies major; Purdue Policy Research Institute; Diversity Resource Office; 150th Committee on "Giant Leaps in Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms And Automation: Balancing Humanity And Technology"; Purdue Department of Anthropology; Purdue Honors College; and the Data Mine Learning Community.
Wednesday, Oct. 3
6:00 p.m.
Fowler Hall
Be Well Boilers

Tip #5: Core Values
Defining our own self-worth

All our lives we have been measured, tested, and judged in academics, sports, and even our own families. This constant testing can lead to something called contingent self-worth. This means that our self-worth is tied to some external measurement such as our academic prowess, salary, or success in sports.

Studies have indicated that high levels of contingent self-worth are related to depression and the inability to cope with stress. To avoid these negative effects it is important that we divorce our self-worth from these outside sources and realize that we are worthwhile no matter what.
  • This week write down three things that are truly worthwhile about who you are as a person. When you do, make sure they are about who you are not what you are able to do.
Source: Ishizu, K. (2017). Contingent self-worth moderates the relationship between school stressors and psychological stress responses. Journal of Adolescence, 56, 113-117.