October
Thur
2
A-maze-ing Adventures for Monsters and Minds

6:00-8:00pm - Exploration Acres
Open to all Honors College students. Explore a local corn maze and fall activities from the perspective of two of our Evolution of Ideas course “flavors”.

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Fri
3
Meet the Innovator: Laura Musikanski of the Happiness Initiative

5:30pm - PMU North Ballroom (student poster symposium)
6:00pm - Keynote address
Enjoy a poster symposium from Dean Phillips' Happiness course before the keynote address. Learn more about her journey to the Happiness Initiative, a group focused on life satisfaction, resilience, and sustainability. Keynote talk followed by meet and greet with light refreshments.

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Sat
4
Design Garage: Bioplastic Masks

10am-1pm - FPRD 204 (Forest Products Building)
The first workshop in the Design Garage series will consist of making your own bioplastics out of ingredients you can find at the grocery store. We will experiment with several recipes, forms, and colors. Our project focus will be designing bioplastic masks –something for a costume party or your next masquerade ball.

We will also explore the open-source platform around bioplastic that creates a culture of sharing and puts the possibility of developing a new material in your hands.

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Mon
6
Nerd 101

7:00-8:30pm - Beering Hall 2290
A movie night devoted to the classics, starting with Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

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Mon
6
City Year Info Session

7:30-8:30pm - Young Hall 268
Every year, nearly 3,000 young people join City Year and dedicate 11 months to make a lasting impact on students and communities across the country. Learn how you can too.

Tue
7
Honors Helping Hands: General Member Meeting

6:30pm - Shreve game lounge
General Member Meeting with guest speakers from Purdue Dance Marathon. Contact your Honors Helping Hands leaders for more information.

Fri
10
Honors Helping Hands: Friday Night Lights

TBA
Contact your Honors Helping Hands leaders for more information and to register.

Thur
16
Culinary Cinema: Destination Mexico

6:00 - 9:00pm - Vawter Hall kitchen (lower level, Windsor Halls)
Enjoy food and a film that feature a cultural experience.

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Fri
17
Howl with the Dean

7:00-9:30pm - Wolf Park
Bus pickup outside Shreve Hall at 6:45pm. Join Dean Phillips at Wolf Park for an evening of running with the pack.

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Sat
18
Academic Adventure: Chicago

9:00am-11:00pm - bus leaves from Duhme Hall
Open to all Honors College students. Travel with Honors College faculty and staff to explore different aspects of the Windy City just north of us. Registration will open at the end of Sept. The cost of the experience will be $10 to help cover travel.

Mon
20
Cultural Companions: International Student Workshop

7:00-8:00pm - Shreve Hall Conference Room
Only open to students in the Cultural Companions program.

Tues
21
Honors @ Mamma Mia!

6:30pm - reception in Duhme Living Room, show begins at 7:30pm
Open to all Honors College students. Tickets are limited so rsvp to save your spot.

Mon
22
Priority Registration Planning (PRP)

4:00-6:00pm - Duhme Hall living room
Open to all Honors College students. The honors advising team will be available for drop-in supplemental honors advising in advance of spring 2015 priority registration which begins on Tuesday, October 28 and ends on Saturday, November 1 at 12PM. No appointment is necessary. Please stop by if your schedule permits!

Thur
23
Cultural Companions Mixer

6:00-8:00pm - Exploration Acres
Only open to students in the Cultural Companions program. Spend time with your companion in the pumpkin patch and corn maze. Bus pickup at Shreve Hall at 5:30pm.

Sat
25
Monster Mash Bash

8:00pm-midnight - Co-Rec
Open to all Honors College students.

Mon
29
Priority Registration Planning (PRP)

4:00-6:00pm - Shreve Hall lobby
Open to all Honors College students. The honors advising team will be available for drop-in supplemental honors advising in advance of spring 2015 priority registration which begins on Tuesday, October 28 and ends on Saturday, November 1 at 12PM. No appointment is necessary. Please stop by if your schedule permits!

November
Sat
1
Design Garage: Soft Circuits an introduction to wearable technologies.

10am-1pm - FPRD 204 (Forest Products Building)
Soft circuits are electrical circuits created using flexible conductive materials (such as conductive threads and fabrics) together with other electronics components (such as lights, batteries, switches, and sensors).

Engaging with soft circuits will give us the opportunity to consider technology in a creative context as well as, to consider creativity in a technical context. In other words, we will be exploring the new field of wearable technologies.

In this workshop, we will focus on two things:
1) Building prototypes that control electronic components with a programmable Lilypad Arduino microcontroller to create light (LEDs) and sound (piezo or Lilypad buzzer).
2) Designing and integrating an LED soft circuit into your very own Design Garage t-shirt.

No electrical or sewing experience is necessary for this workshop, but sharing existing knowledge is welcomed.

Mon
3
An Evening with the Old Masters

7:00pm - Loeb Playhouse
This fireside-style chat will allow students to hear from all ten of Purdue's 2014 Old Masters.

Tues
4
Election Night Watch Party

TBA

Fri
14
Honors @ Bela Fleck and Brooklyn Rider

7:00pm - reception in Duhme Living Room, show begins at 8:00pm
Open to all Honors College students. Tickets are limited so rsvp to save your spot.

Sat
15
Thesis Workshop

TBA
Open to upperclassmen only.

Mon
18
Culinary Cinema: Destination Hong Kong

6:00 - 9:00pm - Vawter Hall kitchen (lower level, Windsor Halls)
Enjoy food and a film that feature a cultural experience.

Sat
22
Design Garage: Bugbots I an introduction to the world of BEAM robotics

10am-1pm - FPRD 204 (Forest Products Building)
BEAM is the acronym for Biology, Engineering, Aesthetics, Mechanics and refers to a style of robotic creation that relies on simple circuits, and when possible recycles technology and uses solar power. After a brief introduction to BEAM robotics, in this project we will work on two projects:
1) Building our own versions of a HEX bug and a maze to race them in.
2) Designing and constructing “Herbie” light-following bugbots that follow light and whose aesthetics will take inspiration from the insect world. Upon completion of the Bugbots, we will create an environment for them to interact in and create a documentary video of the process and product. No electrical, robotics or design experience is necessary for this workshop, but sharing existing knowledge is welcomed.

December
Sat
6
Design Garage: Bugbots II an introduction to the world of BEAM robotics

10am-1pm - FPRD 204 (Forest Products Building)
BEAM is the acronym for Biology, Engineering, Aesthetics, Mechanics and refers to a style of robotic creation that relies on simple circuits, and when possible recycles technology and uses solar power. After a brief introduction to BEAM robotics, in this project we will work on two projects:
1) Building our own versions of a HEX bug and a maze to race them in.
2) Designing and constructing “Herbie” light-following bugbots that follow light and whose aesthetics will take inspiration from the insect world. Upon completion of the Bugbots, we will create an environment for them to interact in and create a documentary video of the process and product. No electrical, robotics or design experience is necessary for this workshop, but sharing existing knowledge is welcomed.

Thur
11
Honors Holiday Party

TBA
Open to all Honors College students.

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