Honors Network News
Tuesday, September 4
In this issue:

Visiting Scholars: Meet & Greet with Ameenah Kaplan

Be Well Boilers: Problem Solving
Jazz Society Callout
Meet Your Student Diversity Officers
Roundtable Discussion Following Tarana Burke Talk

JPUR Editorial Board Callout

Honors College Names First Outstanding Teaching/Pillars Award Winners
"Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement." -  Golda Meir

   Teacher, Stateswoman, Fourth Prime Minister of Israel

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!

Wed, Sept. 5
Ameenah Kaplan Meet & Greet
3:00-5:00 p.m.
HCRS Reading Room

Thurs, Sept. 6
Jazz Society Callout
7:00-8:30 p.m.
HCRN 1145
Sun, Sept. 9
Dinner w/ Your Student Diversity Officers
5:00-6:30 p.m.
HCRS Reading Room
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.

First 'Visiting Scholars' event THIS WEEK: m
eet & greet with  Ameenah Kaplan

You might recognize her from roles in Avengers: Infinity War or The Office, but Ameenah Kaplan has much more to talk with you about. 

Kaplan  is visiting Purdue as a guest director of By the Way, Meet Vera Stark but is also holding a "Meet & Greet" and talk exclusively for Honors College students. Come d iscuss the concept of using works of art to create bonds within a community.

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. 

Come talk with her about your creative passions. Have an interest in dance, choreography, music or theater? Wonder what it takes to make it as a performer? This award-winning actress, producer and choreographer would love to hear from you. 

Meet & Greet 
Wednesday, Sept. 5
3:00-5:00 p.m.
HCRS Reading Room

Discussion: "Meet Vera Stark: Using Art to Build Community"
Tuesday, September 11
3:00 p.m.
Honors Hall
Be Well Boilers
Tip #2  - Problem Solving: Seeking out your professors

Strong relationships with your professors are one of the keys to success here at Purdue. Multiple studies indicate that students who interact with their professors outside of the classroom learn more and find more success than those who do not.

It can feel scary or awkward approaching your professors at first, but once you get that first introduction out of the way you will find that your professors are more like you than you think.

This week, stay after class for a few seconds and introduce yourself to at least one of your professors.

Source: Depaulo, B., & Fisher, J. (1980). The Costs of Asking for Help. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 1(1), 23-35.
Honors College Jazz Society Callout

The Jazz Society is aimed towards all honors students, musically inclined and not. Come explore and gain a deeper appreciation of this beautiful art form with us.

This is a group that brings together musicians, enthusiasts and people new to jazz in an environment that allows them to learn about and enjoy this genre of music.

Questions? Contact Dr. Jason Ware (jaware@purdue.edu) 

  • Attend meetings to enjoy and analyze jazz
  • Organize service and outreach events for Purdue students and the community
  • Participate in jam and other musical sessions
  • Listen to guest speakers and visit events such as Purdue jazz concerts.

Thursday, Sept. 6
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Meet your Honors College Student Diversity Officers

Come join your Honors College SDO's for pizza and some great conversation.  Your Student Diversity Officers would love to get to know you all and start off what will be an amazing year in the Honors College! 

They exist to promote a more inclusive environment for our large community of students who belong to underrepresented minorities and international communities. 

Through educational workshops and community building events that focus on diversity and inclusion, they make it a priority to give students of all backgrounds a platform to let their experiences be heard.
Sunday, Sept. 9
5:30-7:00 p.m.
HCRS Reading Room
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
JPUR Student Editorial Board callout

The Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research or (JPUR) is looking for students of all majors interested in building their experience with editing and publishing.

Come explore what the Student Editorial Board is all about at our upcoming callout. 

This team of undergraduate students makes up one layer of our review process at JPUR. They are trained to look through submissions, and work with our student authors after the selection process is finished. It is an excellent experience to review writing and work as a peer mentor to new authors all year long. There is no experience required, so all majors are encouraged to join! 
Student Editorial Board Callout
When: September 4 and 5 at 6 PM
Where: REC 123
Free pizza!
If you can't make it to our callouts, feel free to email the Journal Coordinator, Eliza Van, at jpur@purdue.edu for more information! 
Honors College names first 'Outstanding Teaching & Pillars Awards' winners

Catalyzing, empowering, challenging, caring... 

It can be difficult to sum up a truly formative and engaging educational experience, but it appears Honors College Professors Jason Ware, Megha Anwer and Adam Watkins have found the perfect equation. 

As the first-ever recipients of the Honors College Pillar and Outstanding Teaching Awards, they are living these terms in and outside the classroom. Each day, they inspire curiosity, creativity and critical thinking by cultivating strong academic relationships with their students and offering unique developmental experiences.