Honors Network News
Tuesday, February 28

In This Issue:

Fall 2017 Courses Revealed

Honors Advising 'Open House" Events

Cooking with the Dean: Beignets for Mardi Gras

'Out of Print' a Curated Conversation on Local Print History

Honors College Looking to Fill Numerous Leadership Roles

Trivia Night

International Photographer Speaking on Photography and Social Change

Service Learning Summit: Student Poster Session

Building Strong Academic Relationships

HC Seeking Books for 'Little Free Library'



PASE Business Networking Events

Purdue's Mandela Washington Fellowship Seeking Interns

Class of 1937 Scholarships

Tuesday, Feb. 28
Torch Tuesday
Windsor Dining Court
Noon-1:00 p.m.

Cooking with the Dean: Beignets for Mardi Gras
HCRS Community Kitchen
2:00-4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 1
Engagement and Service Learning Summit: Partnerships for Purpose 
HCRN Honors Hall
1:00-5:30 p.m.

Building Strong Academic Relationships
HCRS 1054
6:00-7:00 p.m. RSVP Here

Thursday, March 2
'Out of Print' a curated conversation on local print history
3:00-4:00 p.m.

Trivia Night
Honors Hall
7:00-9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 7
Iris Parker: Photography and Social Change
5:30-6:30 p.m.

Leadership Toolbox: Planning Leadership Experiences to Achieve Your Goals
HCRN 1145
6:00-7:00 p.m.

Fall 2017 HONR courses revealed! 

Course selections for next semester are NOW available. 

Please browse this course packet to begin making your selections:

The spreadsheet below contains a list of courses available for honors contracting, as well as a list of honors sections.

Honors Advising hosting two 'Open House' events

Designed to get you ready for priority registration, these open house events will assist you in determining where honors courses may fit in with your planned schedule.

Honors Advisors will have a list of HONR courses, honors sections from across campus, as well as promoted courses for honors contracts. Be sure to bring you schedule with you! 

  • Open House #1: Monday, March 6 (2:00-3:00 p.m. near the elevators in HCRN)
  • Open House #2: Tuesday, March 7 (9:30-10:30 a.m. near the elevators in HCRN)

Don't forget! Final call for spring scholarly project proposals 

  • Proposals will be accepted through THIS Wednesday (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 .  
Snag a delicious beignet TODAY!

Come celebrate the Mardi Gras season with homemade beignets, cooked up by our very own Dean Phillips.

She'll share her recipe and great conversation with you from 2:00-4:00 p.m. today.

Join us in the HCRS Community Kitchen! 

'Out of Print' a curated conversation on local print history

Join us for an insightful talk with area print icons:

  • Mike Koning (involved in the print industry since the 1950s, worked at the Lafayette Journal and Courier & Eli Lilly and Comp. newsletter printing shop)
  • Dave Laguire (worked in print at Purdue and the U.S. Army, before joining the Journal and Courier)
  • Dave Sattler (Sattler's grandfather co-founded Lafayette Printing in 1920, Sattler became the company's president in 1985)
All three printing experts say they are excited to share their experiences in what was once a booming industry for Lafayette.

Thursday, March 2
3:00 p.m.

The Honors College is looking to fill numerous leadership roles:  Submit your application by Friday, March 10

The Honors College is looking for Honors Leadership Council Representatives in the following roles:
  • Off campus Student Representative
  • International Student Representative
  • Emerging Leaders Scholars Represenative
  • Residential Traditions Representative
  • Residential Funding Representative
  • Residence Hall Association (RHA) Representative (*Two openings)
This collective group of representatives will collaborate with fellow student leaders, coordinate programming initiatives between groups and brainstorm ideas for the continued improvement of the Honors College community from the unique perspectives of each of the groups represented.

The college is also seeking members for the Honors Leadership Council Executive Board.   The Honors Leadership Council Executive Board is comprised of one student from each undergraduate disciplinary college at Purdue University. This select group of students is the central leadership group for the college who facilitate discussion on community development topics, set the student leadership agenda for the academic year, and find innovate ways to drive forward the mission and goals of the Honors College in order to add value to the student experience.

Please click on the application links above for more information on the roles, responsibilities and qualifications required. Contact sashaunwood@purdue.edu with any questions.

Are you a trivia master? Don't miss the HC's 'Trivia Night'

Why should you come to this night of pub trivia?

  • It will be FUN!
  • Free food
  • Teams will be formed at the event
Trivia Night is sponsored by the HLC Social Committee.

Thursday, March 2
Honors Hall
7:00-9:00 p.m.
International photographer to speak on 'Photography and Social Change'

Acclaimed international photographer Iris Dawn Parker will share her thoughts on these powerful topics,  Tuesday, March 7 in the Honors College STEAM Lab from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Parker lives and works in Johannesburg, as a teacher and mentor to emerging photojournalists and documentary photographers exploring issues of identity, gender, family and community.  

She was the last photographer to have photographed Nelson Mandela. Parker is also a former Fulbright Memorial Fellow and Leadership Scholar at the Arcus Center for Social Justice Residency Program.

Her Tuesday talk with cover:
  • Her exhibition, Mouride Muslim in South Africa (curated in the Black Cultural Center)
  • What it means to photograph marginal communities
  • The challenges and rewards of working overseas
  • The People's Pride Movement of South Africa

Service Learning Summit: Come view the student poster symposium

The student poster symposium will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Honors Hall, following the conference portion.

Please drop by and see the research your colleagues are completing.  This event serves to bring together faculty, students, staff, and community partners to discuss best practices in engagement and service- learning; highlight accomplishments; and increase collaboration opportunities. 

Wednesday, March 1
(Poster Symposium) 4:00 p.m.
Honors Hall

Let's build strong academic relationships!

This Wednesday, The National and International Scholarships Office (NISO) will guide you through the basics of beginning strong academic relationships with faculty.

It 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 
Have a book to share? 
The Honors College is starting a #LittleFreeLibrary

The Honors College will soon be starting up a Little Free Library in the Innovation Forum. Many of you have probably heard of the concept before.  It's pretty simply, you take a book, read a book, then return a book.  

We aim to build community, spark creativity and inspire.  But, we need your help! 

Do you have a great read to share?  

If you have a book you'd like to see included in our Little Free Library and are willing to donate it, please contact Communications Manager Lindsay Perrault at lindsayperrault@purdue.edu or drop the book off in her office, HCRN 1083.

PASE hosting business networking events

Do you find yourself wondering what it would actually be like to work in the field(s) you are studying? We want to help you. 

Purdue Alumni Student Experience will host three seminars this semester where we bring in alumni from different jobs in the same industry field to discuss what it's like to really work in the STEM field, the liberal arts field or the business field. 

At each seminar, alumni will present on the realities of their fields, what day-to-day operations are like, and what their advice for job seekers is. We hope you can join us for Company Grounds this semester.

Tuesday's event will feature Jeff Powers (retired IBM executive and Krannert alum) and Bryan Mitchell (financial systems analysis at Kalas Manufacturing, Inc and Krannert alum)

Company Grounds: Business
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
7-8 p.m.
RAWLS 2077
Call for interns: Mandela Washington Fellowship at Purdue 

Not only is the fellowship offering a summer job, but a very unique networking and professional development opportunity.  Fellowship interns will meet and interact with African business leaders.

About the Mandela Washington Fellowship
Purdue University will host 25 of Africa's brightest emerging leaders for an academic and leadership institute focused on business and entrepreneurship from June 16 to July 28, 2017. The Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), empowers young African leaders through academic coursework, leadership training, mentoring, networking, professional opportunities, and support for activities in their communities. Fellows are from across sub-Saharan Africa and have established records of accomplishment in promoting innovation and positive change in their organizations, institutions, and communities. The cohort of Fellows at Purdue will be part of a larger group of 1,000 Mandela Washington Fellows hosted across the US this summer.
Biographical information about the Fellows will not be available until May, but you can review past Fellow profiles here: http://www.purdue.edu/mandela-fellowship/fellows/index.php
Qualifications of an intern
We are seeking motivated Purdue University students who have an interest in business and entrepreneurship in fields related to agriculture and engineering. Students who have completed at least two semesters in undergraduate study in any major are welcome to apply. Interns will work on a variety of projects, including providing facilitation and assisting with logistics during the fellows stay at Purdue. The position is for 10 hours/week with $10/hour compensation.
Submit your interest
If you are interested in an internship position, or exploring other ways in which you might engage with Purdue's Mandela Washington Fellowship, please contact: mwf@purdue.edu

Purdue Class of 1937 Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships are available for the 2017-18 school year from funds donated by members of the Purdue Class of 1937 in support of current students.  Criteria for determining recipients of this scholarship include leadership, character, scholarship and financial need.
To be Eligible for a Purdue Class of 1937 Scholarship, an applicant must:
  • Be enrolled at the Purdue University West Lafayette campus
  • Be registered for 12 or more credit hours
  • Classified as a sophomore, junior, or senior during the 2017-2018 academic school year
  • Have a cumulative grade index of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Be in good academic and social standing with the University
  • Show evidence of leadership ability and leadership potential
  • Be a domestic student as defined by the University
  • Describe financial need for the scholarship (note: applicant does not need to qualify for financial assistance through Purdue's Division of Financial Aid to be considered for the award)
The number of scholarships awarded and their amounts for 2017-18 will be determined by the interest earned on the Class of 1937 endowment during the past year.  An average of 15 scholarships has been awarded each year since 1987-88, with individual scholarship amounts ranging from $500 to $4000.  

Each scholarship amount for 2017-18 will be equally divided between fall and spring semesters.  Previous applicants and recipients may apply again for this scholarship, provided they will be enrolled as full-time, undergraduate student at the West Lafayette campus during the 2017-18 academic school year.  Review of applications and selection of recipients will be performed by a committee comprised of representatives from the Office of the Dean of Students, the Division of Financial Aid and the University Development Office.