Honors Network News
Tuesday, March 7

In This Issue:

Updated Fall 2017 Course 'Quick Lists'

Leadership Toolbox: Planning Leadership Experiences to Achieve Your Goals

Acclaimed International Photographer Speaking TODAY

The Border and the Ban

Beat the Friday Deadline: Apply for HC Leadership Roles Today



Interested in Running for Purdue Student Government?

Pilot Study on State Court Legitimacy

Health Comm Class Study Coping Mechanisms of Honors College Students

PASE Business Networking Event ( Canceled )


Tuesday, March 7
Torch Tuesday
Windsor Dining Court
Noon-1:00 p.m.

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.

Tuesday, March 21
Gates Cambridge and Churchill Scholarship Info Sessions
HCRS 1066
5:00-6:00 p.m. (Gates Cambridge)
6:00-7:00 p.m. (Churchill)

Wednesday, March 22
Rhodes, Mitchell, Marshall Scholarship Event
HCRS 1060
5:30-6:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 23
The Border and the Ban: Panel Discussion
5:45-6:45 p.m.

Human-Animal Relationships Film Series: Blackfish
HCRN 1145
5:30-7:00 p.m.

Need help wading through your fall 2017 course options?
Check out these updated 'quick lists'

CLICK HERE for a list of fall 2017 honors sections.

CLICK HERE for a list of fall 2017 honors contracting options.

CLICK HERE for the full HONR course packet and descriptions.

Leadership Toolbox: planning leadership experiences to achieve your goals

Leadership is an integral part of any application, whether it's for graduate school, a scholarship, or a future career.  What leadership experiences should you pursue? 

Join Veronica Schirm from the National and International Scholarships Office to explore which leadership experiences can help you toward your goals. Pizza will be provided.

6:00-7:00 p.m.
HCRN 1145

Calling all aspiring photographers and students interested in social change:

An acclaimed international photographer is speaking TODAY!
  • Curious about what it means to photograph marginal communities?
  • Want to learn the challenges and rewards of working overseas?

Join Iris Dawn Parker, the last photographer to have photographed Nelson Mandela,  TONIGHT in the Honors College STEAM Lab.

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

5:30-6:30 p.m.
The Border and the Ban: A panel discussion

Even though the recent executive order banning travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries has been challenged in the courts, its initial signing brought confusion and protest. Hundreds were left in a state of uncertainty, trapped in the middle ground of airports here and abroad.

While the Ban has been stayed for now, international students/scholars, immigrants and naturalized citizens continue to feel vulnerable at the prospect of its unpredictable return. Similarly, the discourse surrounding "The Wall" separating the Mexico-US border, and the reported raids by ICE against undocumented immigrants, has generated deep anxiety about American democracy and diversity.
We invite you to join us for a panel discussion on the impact and implications of the ban, and the future of borders, both physical and political.   

Panelists include:
  • Professor James McCann (Department of Political Science)
  • Professor Ellen Gruenbaum (Department of Anthropology, works in Sudan)
  • Dr. Akram Almakki (Nephrologist at IU-Arnett)
Thursday, March 23
5:45-6:45 p.m. 

Beat the Friday deadline: Submit your application for Honors College leadership roles TODAY!

You have until Friday, March 10 to apply for numerous Honors College Leadership roles. Click on the application links above for more information about the positions, responsibilities and qualifications required.

  • Want to help coordinate programming initiatives and brainstorm ideas for the continued improvement of the Honors College community? Interested in representing a particular group and bringing their ideas to the table?

You could join the ranks of our 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)
Want to represent your disciplinary college in an executive role? Eager to facilitate discussion on community development topics and set the student leadership agenda?

You may be a good fit for our  Honors Leadership Council Executive Board.  

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.

Interested in running for Purdue Student Government?

Interested in running for Purdue Student Government office - like Student Body President, Student Body Vice President, a Student Senator for your academic college?

You can find complete information regarding elections HERE.

Please fill out petitions by THIS Friday, March 10.  

Got questions? P lease contact Nilofer Rajpurkar, 2017 Elections Director, at nrajpurk@purdue.edu

Pilot study on state court legitimacy

Come to the Honors College and Residences Computer Collaboratory on Thursday, March 9 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. to watch or listen to a short excerpt of state court oral arguments.

  • Free pizza and drinks will be provided
  • You will be helping an Honors College student complete her scholarly project
  • You will be participating in research
After experiencing the oral arguments, you will complete a short voluntary survey to measure your perceived legitimacy of the court.
Purdue health communication class studying the stress/anxiety coping mechanisms of Honors College students

A group of students in COM 491: Intro to Health Communication is working on a campaign to help Honors College students improve their mental well-being and develop coping mechanisms for stress.  

To build the campaign, they are looking for input from YOU!

"We know that being in the Honors College is challenging, yet rewarding and we want to help you handle heavy course loads with a clear mind and spirit," COM 491 student Katelyn Market says.

If you're willing to share your experiences dealing with stress and your basic knowledge about handling stressful situations, please fill out this survey. Your responses are anonymous.

UPDATE: PASE business networking event canceled

The PASE Networking event originally set for TODAY has been canceled by organizers.