Honors Network News
Tuesday, January 24

In This Issue:

Human-Animal Relationships Film Series

Honors Mentor Program Application Deadline

Do you have what it takes to join ODK?

NISO Sophomore Workshop

Win an Amazon Gift Card: Survey of Honors College Student Perceptions



 Market Yourself with the Society of Women Engineers

 Chicago Shakespeare Theater looking for interns

 PPRI Research Awards


Tuesday, Jan. 24
Torch Tuesday
Windsor Dining Court
Noon-1:00 p.m.

Gilman Scholarship Callout
HCRS 1054
5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 26
Human-Animal Relationships Film Series: Champions
HCRN 1145
5:30-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 1
Scholarship Resume Workshop
HCRS 1054
6:00-7:30 p.m. 

Saturday, Feb. 4
NISO Sophomore Workshop ( RSVP by Tues. Jan 31)
HCRS 1076
6:30-7:30 p.m.

Human-animal relationships: A four-part film and discussion series with Professor Nadine Dolby

Explore new ideas and new possibilities with this enlightening film series.  It kicks off this Thursday with the film The Champions: more forgiving of our species than we could ever be of theirs.


This movie follows the lives of five dogs who have endured tremendous pain and suffering. Witness their remarkable recoveries as they heal and become beloved pets, companions and even a therapy dog.


Thursday, Jan. 26

5:30 p.m.

HCRN 1145


The series continues with additional films and talks in February, March and April.

Honors Mentors application deadline: Jan. 27

The Honors Mentor Program is a unique leadership development opportunity for Honors College Students.  Honors Mentors guide small teams of honors freshman through an iteration of HONR 19901: The Evolution of Ideas. As a mentor, you will:
  • Fine tune your skills as a leader with program training, experiential learning and peer-to-peer coaching. 
  • Support HONR learning outcomes: critical thinking, collaboration and interdisciplinary learning
  • Empower Honors students to shape their community and promote its values

Dean Phillips with ODK President Sahej Bains
Do you have what it takes to join national leadership honor society ODK?

An esteemed national honor society, recognizing superior scholarship, leadership and exemplary character, is about to add new members. 

Housed within the Purdue Honors College, Purdue's chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa (the Century Circle) is seeking nominations from undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated excellence in one of five areas:
  • Scholarship
  • Athletics
  • Creative and performing arts
  • Mass media, speech and journalism
  • Campus or community service, social or religious activities and campus governance 
ODK is different from other societies because-- in addition to undergraduate students--membership is open to faculty, staff, alumni and graduate students.  This provides unparalleled networking opportunities.  In addition, ODK has a unique and open application process, designed to recognize a wide range of accomplishments. Unlike other honorary societies it permits self-nomination.

Sophomores: Don't miss NISO's Sophomore Workshop

This activity-based workshop puts you in tune with nationally competitive scholarship programs and prepares you for future graduate school applications.

The workshop is open to sophomores with a 3.7 or higher GPA.  You must RSVP by Jan. 31 to attend. Refreshments will be provided.

Saturday, Feb. 4

Topics include:
  • Building strong academic relationships
  • The types of leadership foundations expect
  • How to plan your academic trajectory
Win a $10 Amazon gift card: Join study of Honors College student perceptions

Watch your email this week for an invitation from Dean Phillips, asking you to participate in a survey about the experiences and perceptions of Honors College students as they develop their academic talent.

The input you provide will help Purdue and the Honors College improve and create programs, services and policies to best serve you and your fellow honors students.

And... there is bonus!  

Participate, and you may enter to win a $10 Amazon gift card.


Learn to 'Market Yourself' with the Society of Women Engineers

Procter & Gamble and Purdue Society of Women Engineers invite you to network, eat and learn on Saturday, January 28 at Market Yourself in Armstrong from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 

After lunch, presentations will include:
  • Networking with colleagues and company recruiters
  • Successful behaviors in a professional setting
  • Interviewing skills for behavior-based questions
  • Maintaining work-life balance throughout a career

If you have questions, please contact Barbara at bmcanult@purdue.edu.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater seeking summer interns
  • Applications due March 1
Chicago Shakespeare Theater, a leading international theater company known for vibrant productions that reflect Shakespeare's genius for storytelling, is seeking interns in the following departments:

  • Advancement
  • Artistic
  • Casting
  • Company Management
  • Costumes
  • Education
  • Lighting 
  • Marketing/PR
  • Production administration
  • Props
  • Sound
  • Stage Management
  • Technical Direction
  • Wigs/Makeup
CST interns act as integral members of their departments; obtaining hands-on, real world experience in a creative and supportive atmosphere.  They will receive one-on-one mentoring, build professional relationships and develop a body of work that can be used in creating a professional portfolio.

Call for submissions: Purdue Policy Research Institute Awards

PPRI will be presenting research awards in three categories (faculty, graduate students, undergraduates), recognizing policy-related research that makes a significant contribution towards interdisciplinary understanding of a 21st century problem.

Application Procedure:
Nominees should submit (1) a published paper, book, exhibit or some other evidence of specific scholarly accomplishment in research; (2) a statement about how it contributes to our understanding of a 21st Century problem and to interdisciplinary research (maximum one page); (3) a C.V. or resumé.
Any faculty member, graduate student or undergraduate student at Purdue University may be nominated, and self-nominations are encouraged. Nominators should include a sentence about why the scholar and work in question constitutes a significant contribution to the finding viable alternatives to wicked problems.
Please send nominations to ppri@purdue.edu by February 15, 2017, with the subject heading "PPRI Research Award Application."  Materials will be reviewed by the PPRI Faculty Advisory Committee, with decisions announced in March 2017.