Honors Network News
Tuesday, April 11
In This Issue:

Undergraduate Research Symposium
Honors Leadership Celebration
Honors College Student Wins G.A. Ross Award
How to Run for Office

Work at STEM Camps During the Summer
Center for Families Internship
Philippine Culture Night
Tuesday, April 11
Torch Tuesday
Windsor Dining Court
Noon-1:00 p.m.

Undergraduate Research Symposium
1:00-5:00 p.m.
PMU North and South Ballrooms

How to Run for Office
6:00-7:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 13
Honors College Student Leadership Celebration
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Honors Hall

Come support presenters at the Undergraduate Research Symposium


Take part in what makes Purdue excellent-- undergraduate research!


Events like this help prepare you for future experiences where you will need to present and apply your work.  


Being directly involved in the process of discovery, along with getting feedback from judges and other students during the symposium will prove invaluable in your efforts to present your work in the future.


Even if you are not presenting, you are invited to come support your fellow Honors College students and get an idea of what you can expect if you participate next year.


Poster judging is from 1:00-3:00 p.m. with an awards ceremony to follow at 4:00 p.m.

Purdue Memorial Union, North and South Ballrooms
1:00-3:00 p.m.

Have you voted yet?

Honors Leadership Celebration: Thursday, April 13 

The first annual Honors College Leadership Celebration aims to acknowledge Honors College Leadership Groups, Students, RHPs, Service Staff,
and Faculty who deserve recognition for their excellence this year! 

Awards will be voted on by students and faculty. Dress code is semi-formal. There will be snacks provided.

All honors college students are invited to attend for free- that's YOU!

Cast your vote by CLICKING HERE.

Thursday, April 13
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Honors Hall

Honors College student named Purdue's 'Outstanding Graduating Senior Man'

Honors College student Peter Boyd received quite a surprise during his Monday STAT 59800 class, as he was presented with the prestigious 2017 G.A. Ross Award.  Named for a 1916 alumnus, the honor recognizes a graduating senior who demonstrates high standards of academic achievement, outstanding leadership, strength of character and contribution to Purdue. It is awarded annually to Purdue's outstanding graduating senior man.

"Peter is not only an exceptional student, but a widely respected member of our Honors College community," said Sashaun Wood, student engagement director for Purdue Honors College.  "His humility and compassionate heart are what make him an instrumental leader at Purdue and a deserving recipient of this award."

The Saint John, Indiana native is studying applied statistics, actuarial science, mathematical statistics and mathematical statistics with a math emphasis in the College of Science.  He will graduate this May with a minor in management.  As this year's G.A. Ross Award recipient, Boyd will receive $2,000, a medallion and his name engraved on the tower on Engineering Mall.

"There are a ton of really outstanding seniors at Purdue, so to be chosen among others really speaks a lot to the support I've been given over the years," Boyd said.  "I received the award because I had tremendous people in statistics, honors and across the university, who were working hard to ensure that I had every opportunity to succeed."

How to run for office

Come learn from West Lafayette city council member and Purdue junior Aseem Jha about his experience.

Jha will share tips for running for elected office at this student-run event.

TODAY, April 11
6:00-7:00 p.m.

Work at STEM camps during the summer

The Indiana GEAR UP Program is seeking five (5) talented, full-time Teaching Assistants (TAs) for STEM Exploration Summer Day Camp. 

College students interested in working with youth and sharing their passion for STEM and the environment are encouraged to apply. 

Indiana GEAR UP TAs will work nine, four-day, DAY CAMPS at 40 hours per week starting the week of May 22 through July 20 at various locations throughout the state (see calendar with school locations and dates below). There will be no camp and no work the week of July 2-8. Priority will be given to applicants able to attend ALL summer camp dates as developing a cohesive team and system of delivery are critical.

  • $12 per hour
  • Lunch/snack provided
  • Camp shirt provided
  • Housing provided for camps in Clark and Crawford counties.

CLICK HERE for full information.

Center for Families Internship
Fall 2017/Spring 2018 

The Center for Families student internship will allow students the opportunity to gain real-world experience while working on projects for the Center. 

The intern position will execute communication efforts with advisory council members, donors, legislators, and faculty partners, while also gaining experience in project management, copywriting (web and print), website management, and event/meeting planning. 

Candidates should have strong communication and organizational skills, be able to work with limited supervision and on multiple projects, be creative and have strong oral and written skills. This internship seeks to position students for success in their careers.
Internship for HDFS 39000 or 59000 credit. 
Public Relations/Communication, OBHR, and HTM majors are encouraged to apply.
Submit resume to cff@purdue.edu

Philippine Culture Night

Broaden your horizons with a night of live performances that showcase the Philippine culture through contemporary and traditional dance.
This spectacular mixes acting, music, dancing and singing to showcase Philippine culture to the Purdue campus and surrounding community. 

More info HERE.

Saturday, April 15
Loeb Playhouse
7:00-10:00 p.m.