Honors Network News
Tuesday, February 21

In This Issue:

Scholarly Project Proposal Update

Human-Animal Film Series

Connecting with Cumberland: Community Service Event

Cooking with the Dean: Beignets for Mardi Gras

Cupid Contest Winner

Building Strong Academic Relationships



Honors College to Hire Student Diversity Officer

Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Eta Sigma Callouts


Tuesday, Feb. 14
Torch Tuesday
Windsor Dining Court
Noon-1:00 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 23
Human-Animal Relationshiops Film Series: How smart are animals? 
HCRN 1145
5:30-7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 25
Relaxing with Residents: Community Service Event
Meet at HCRN Main Lobby, Cumberland Pointe
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  (RSVP Here)

Tuesday, Feb. 28
Cooking With the Dean (Mardi Gras)
HCRS Community Kitchen
2:00-4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 1
Building Strong Academic Relationships
HCRS 1054
6:00-7:00 p.m. (RSVP Here)

Scholarly Project proposals accepted through March 1

Students who have already completed or are currently engaged in scholarly work or undergraduate research can submit scholarly project proposals for review through March 1.  

An interdisciplinary faculty committee will begin reviewing proposals following the submission deadline.  More information about what you need to include in the proposal, as well as the proposal form can be found HERE online.

This will be the final submission period for spring.  

Deadlines for the Fall 2017 semester will be announced on the website. 
Please schedule an appointment with your Honors College advisor to discuss this process in more detail or if you have questions specific to your project:  https://honors.purdue.edu/current-students/honors-advising/index.php.  
How smart are animals? Join us for the next installment in our animal film series

What do you know about how smart dogs are? Dolphins? What about an octopus and a parrot? Meet Irene Pepperberg and her parrot Alex, who together were early pioneers in animal intelligence.

We will continue our digging into new ideas and new possibilities in this film and discussion series with Professor Nadine Dolby.

Thursday, Feb. 23
HCRN 1145
5:30 p.m.

Connecting with Cumberland: Community Service Event

Connecting with Cumberland is an upcoming community service event through the Honors Leadership Council Community Service Committee.

Honors College students will visit with residents at the Cumberland Pointe Assisted Living Center.  We will be playing games (Euchre and Wii Bowling), doing a craft and sharing brunch.

Transportation to Cumberland Pointe will depart from the HCRN lobby at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 and will return to campus around 12:10 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 25
8:30-12:10 p.m.

Cooking with the Dean: 
We're making beignets for Mardi Gras

Doesn't this look delicious? If you're eager for a treat, want to improve your cooking skills, or simply want to have a conversation-- this is the event for you.

We're celebrating the season with homemade beignets, cooked up with our very own Dean Phillips.

Tuesday, Feb. 28
2:00-4:00 p.m.
HCRS Community Kitchen

Congrats to 'Cupid Contest' winner Ann Marie Schoenbaum

Thanks to all the students who participated in our Honors College poetry competition, either by submitting creative work or casting a vote for our social media prize winner.

It was a tough battle between our very talented finalists, but in the end you selected Ann Marie Schoenbaum's poem "Alight" for the "You Loved It, Social Media Prize" with your votes on Facebook and Instagram.  She will now receive a Starbucks gift card.  Tyler Villa came in a close second, with his poem "Everything, and the Rest."  

You will soon be able to read the work of all five of our finalists displayed as broadsides in the Innovation Forum.  

Your relationships with faculty matter

Make the most of them at  "Building Strong Academic Relationships"

Let the National and International Scholarships Office (NISO) guide you through the basics of beginning strong academic relationships with faculty.

In this Wednesday workshop, we will cover:
  • Building and maintaining these connections
  • How to properly request recommendation letters when the time comes

Wednesday, March 1
6:00-7:00 p.m.
HCRS 1054 
Want to assist with diversity initiatives? The Honors College to hire a 'student diversity officer'
  • Five hours per week
  • $10 per hour
  • Must be a current Honors College student
The Honors College seeks to stay at the forefront of Purdue University's commitment to diversity and inclusion as outlined in the Report of the Provost's Advisory Committee on Diversity (April 2016). To that end, the college is seeking a Student Diversity Officer for the 2017-18 academic year to serve as a liaison between Honors College faculty/staff and students, as well as assist with programmatic initiatives to better support Honors College students who belong to underrepresented racial minorities and international communities. 

Job duties may includ e:
  • Assisting with new student orientation
  • Planning networking events and panel discussions
  • Soliciting student feedback
  • Conducting research on concerns facing present populations of underrepresented minorities and international stuxdents
  • Representing the concerns of those populations to Honors College administration
To apply, please submit the following documents to Rachel Newell (newellr@purdue.edu) by March 29, 2017:

  • CV
  • Written response to both of the following questions (200 word limit each):
1. What personal and/or academic opportunities have you had to think about issues of diversity and inclusion?

2. Based on your experience in Purdue Honors College, what additional creative and programmatic approaches would you recommend to strengthen the diversity of the honors community?
Interviews will be conducted the first two weeks of April 2017.   For more information, please contact Dr. Megha Anwer (manwer@purdue.edu) or Rachel Newell (newellr@purdue.edu)

Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Eta Sigma Callouts

Two national honor societies are looking for new members for Purdue's chapter (specifically for first-year students).

To qualify for membership in Alpha Lambda Delta Phi Eta Sigma, a student must earn a GPA of 3.5 or above in the first full semester of their college work.  Those who qualified for membership should have received an email invitation.

You can learn more by attending one of two callouts: Feb. 22 or Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in Lily 1-105.


  • While there are NO required activities, members are invited to participate in a monthly service project
  • The chapter has 13-15 officer positions, as well as many committee positions for students seeking leadership experience
Questions? Contact Susan Huffman smhuffman@purdue.edu