Honors Network News
Tuesday, January 31

In This Issue:

Honors "Copernican Scholars" Exchange Program Accepting Applications

Cupid Contest and Love Poem Workshop

How We Think: Research Across the Disciplines

Honors College Student Wins Churchill Scholarship

Free Dinner! Supper with the Scholars

Reminder: Last Chance to Sign Up for NISO's Sophomore Workshop

Fulbright Week



 Maymester in Cuba

 Reminder: Take a Survey, Win an Amazon Gift Card

 List of Summer Research and Post-Grad Programs

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

Wednesday, Feb. 1
Love Poem Workshop
HCRS Reading Room
5:00-6:00 p.m. 

Scholarship Resume Workshop
HCRS 1054
6:00-7:30 p.m. 

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

Tuesday, Feb. 7
How We Think: Research Across Disciplines
Honors Hall
6:30-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 9
Supper with the Scholars
Honors Hall
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Honors Copernican Scholar Exchange now accepting applications

Want to spend a semester in Italy, earn a small scholarship and represent the Honors College and Purdue?

The application deadline is February 10, 2017 for the exchange program between the Purdue University Honors College and the Honors College at the Università degli Studi di Padova, home to Galileo and Copernicus. It is one of the world's oldest universities.

Two "Copernican Scholars" will be selected for academic year 2017-2018. They will serve as ambassadors for the Padova University honors student, who will be studying at Purdue during the fall 2017 semester. The Purdue Copernican Scholars will then study at the Scuola Galileiana di Studi Superiori (the Università's Galileo Honors College) in spring 2018. At Padova, classes offered cover all majors and are taught in English, including honors course opportunities

Please direct any questions to Catharine Patrone, cpatrone@purdue.edu.

Calling cupid! Get ready for the 'Cupid Contest' and 'Love Poem Workshop'

Get ready to make hearts flutter! Honors students are invited  to submit a lyric or prose poem about love
  • new love
  • lost love
  • true love
  • love sickness
  • platonic love
  • brotherly love
  • family love, etc.  
Each house will select a winner, who will have their poem printed as a broadside poster and displayed in the Innovation Forum. The winners will also be invited to read their poem (or have their poem read) at the Valentine's Day Celebration, on February 14th. 

House winners will be eligible for a grand prize and the "You Loved It: Social Media" prize.  Honors College students will vote on the college's Instagram and Facebook page by "liking" their favorite poem, after the houses have selected their winners.

Contest entires should be submitted to Dr. Adam Watkins (aewatkin@purdue.edu) in a doc. file by Feb 7th. 

Need writing help?
Poem Workshop
Wednesday, Feb. 1

Join Dr. Watkins on in the  HCRS Reading Room from 5-6 p.m. He will assist students as they develop original work for the Cupid Contest. 

How We Think: Research Across the Disciplines

Join four scholars from across Purdue University and the Greater Lafayette community for a demonstration of how our expertise and interests shape the way we look at the world.  

This exciting, interdisciplinary event is hos ted by HONR 199, "The Evolution of Ideas: Utopia," and will focus on Frank Lloyd Wright's utopian scheme, "Broadacre City." 

We will screen a 3-minute computer animation of his drawings, then ask our scholars to answer three questions:

  • What do you see?
  • What questions do your observations prompt?
  • How would you start answering those questions?
  A lively question-and-answer session (along with refreshments) will follow. 
  • Megha Anwer, Assistant Professor, Honors College
  • Luciana de Cresce el Debs, Assistant Professor, Building Construction and Management
  • Linda Eales, Associate Curator, Samara House
  • Larry Nies, Professor, Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering
Emcee : 
  • Kristina Bross, Associate Dean of Research and Creative Endeavor, Honors College

Tuesday, Feb. 7
Honors Hall
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Congrats to HC student Shovik Bandyopadhyay, winner of a 2017 Churchill Scholarship

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States has named Purdue University senior Shovik Bandyopadhyay one of 15 Churchill Scholars for 2017. The prestigious award recognizes proven talent in research and a capacity to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the sciences, engineering or mathematics. The scholarship will completely fund a year of study at the University of Cambridge leading to a Master of Philosophy degree.

"I couldn't be more excited to spend a year at Cambridge University," Bandyopadhyay said. "It will be an incredible experience, both professionally and personally."

The Eureka, Missouri native is studying biology in the College of Science and is also a member of the Purdue Honors College. He plans a career in hematology/oncology and would like to work with patients as a physician while continuing to engage in cancer research.

"It's easy to forget that Shovik is an undergraduate because he is doing work we'd expect from doctoral students," Honors College Dean Rhonda Phillips said. "He attacks his goals with force, planning and discipline. It's quite astounding what he has accomplished in just four years." 

CLICK HERE for full article
Free dinner!!
Sign up for 'Supper with the Scholars'

Come join us for an evening of delicious food and unparalleled networking opportunities with distinguished faculty from across campus.

Dinner will be provided. Please come in business casual attire. 

All Honors students are welcome to attend, but you must RSVP HERE as space is limited.

REMINDER: Last chance to sign up for NISO's Sophomore Workshop

Are you thinking about pursuing an elite scholarship?  They can open doors and change lives.  Better yet, they may be more attainable than you think with proper preparation and planning.

Join the National and International Scholarships Office (NISO) this Saturday for its activity-based Sophomore Workshop.  

  • Learn about competitive scholarship programs
  • Prepare for future graduate school applications
  • Get tips on building strong academic relationships
  • Plan your academic trajectory
  • See what types of leadership foundations expect

You must  RSVP  TODAY to attend.  Refreshments will be provided.

Saturday, Feb. 4
Teach, study or research on a FULLY funded postbac year abroad 

Did you know Purdue had 8 Fulbright recipients last year? 

The prestigious scholarship program takes U.S. citizens to more than 140 countries, awarding more than 1,900 grants. It can further your career and academic goals in more ways than you can image.

Learn more about Fulbright in this jam-packed week of information sessions.  It will cover both Research and Study Grants and English Teaching Assistant Grants. 


"Bridging Cultural Spaces" 
Study in Cuba for Maymester 2017
  • Explore architecture, culture and art in one of the world's most unique settings.
  • Earn 3 credit hours for TECH 400 or IDIS 491
  • Estimated cost only $3,000

If you have questions, please contact Michael Smith at smith859@purdue.edu

This is not an Honors College sponsored program.
Reminder: Tell us about your academic talent development to be entered for an Amazon gift card

Help Purdue and the Honors College improve programs, services and policies for high-ability students. 

Take 30-minutes to complete the Academic Talent Development Survey and you will be entered in a drawing to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card. 

The survey will ask questions regarding your perceptions and experiences as an Honors College student.  It is completely anonymous. One of every ten respondents will win a gift card.

Looking for an internship? Summer research program?

The Honors College is continually adding entries to this list of summer and post-graduate opportunities.  

Please CLICK HERE for ideas