Honors Network News
Tuesday, September 5
In this issue:

Senior Cohort Welcome Back
Leadership Guest Speaker
NISO Drop In Hours
Dinner With Your SDOs
Society of Arts and Letters (First Open Discussion)

Pulitzer Prize Winning Author to Visit Purdue
Undergraduate Research Seminars

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

  --Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, September 5
Torch Tuesday
Windsor Dining Court

Wednesday, September 6
Senior Cohort Welcome Back
2:00-3:00 p.m.

Study Away Callout (NOLA & London's East End)
4:30-6:00 p.m.
HCRN 1143

Thursday, September 7
Leadership Guest Speaker
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Honors Hall

Society of Arts & Letters (First Open Discussion)
Reading Room

Sunday, September 10
Dinner with Your SDOs
5:00-6:00 p.m.
Reading Room

Monday, September 11
Gilman Essay Writing Workshop
5:30-7:30 p.m.
HCRS 1054

Senior cohort welcome back

Are you a senior getting ready to finish up your last requirements for the Honors College?  

Then the Senior Cohort Welcome Back is for you!  

You'll receive information about finishing the Honors curriculum, working on your scholarly project and all things related to becoming an Honors College graduate.

Come with questions and leave with valuable tips!

Wednesday, Sept. 6
2:00-3:00 pm
HCRS Steam Lab
Leadership guest speaker: Tom Krieglstein

All Honors College student in an HC leadership group or holding a position in the college are welcome to join this interactive forum on leadership and engagement in our community.

Guest Tom Krieglstein is an award winning speaker and writer on increasing engagement and fostering retention. As founder of Swift Kick, a leadership training company, he has worked with over 650 college and corporations worldwide through his leadership programs. Krieglstein has gone from successful internet entrepreneur of a $1.5 million dollar company at 21-years-old to five-time "Leadership Speaker of the Year."

Besides being valedictorian and an All-USA Academic First Year member from his college, Tom also sat on the board of the NY Entrepreneur's Organization for five years and has trained over 227,000 leaders on how to build a culture of connection where everyone feels welcomed, connected, and engaged.

Thurs, Sept. 7
6:00-8:00 pm
Honors Hall
NISO launches new drop-in hours

Are you familiar with the National and International Scholarships Office?   Housed within the Honors College, NISO supports Purdue's most outstanding students across campus as they apply for prestigious and highly competitive national and international awards. 

NISO hopes to identify and support these scholars early in their careers and would love to talk to you about where these scholarships can take you.

Most of the scholarships NISO coordinates (such as the Rhodes Scholarship, Barry Goldwater Scholarship, or Fulbright Grants) require that students be nominated by Purdue. NISO helps prepare students to apply for these awards and assists them through the application process. 

NISO Drop In Hours
  • Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 pm with Veronica Schirm (HCRS 1056)
  • These are 15 minute lightning appointments
  • You will check in with NISO Secretary David Moor
  • Longer appointments can be scheduled with Veronica through the Krannert online advising system. 
Dinner with your Student Diversity Officers
  • Meet your Honors College SDOs for pizza
  • Learn who they are
  • Explore how they want to connect with you
The SDOs are committed to highlighting and stridently enhancing diversity in all its forms. Their goal is to help foster an environment of inclusion and acceptance across our Living Learning community. In the course of the academic year, they will be organizing networking events, brown bags and panel discussions on issues of social justice that bolster the academic, intellectual and political lives of Honors students. They will also solicit student feedback and conduct research on concerns facing the diverse populations of our college and represent these concerns to College administration.

Antonia Roach
Antonia Roach: I am a junior from Pennsylvania studying psychological sciences with minors in African American Studies, English, and Global Studies. Some of my extracurricular activities include singing in the Black Voices of Inspiration Choir, serving on the student advisory board for the Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program, and serving as the outreach chair for A.C.C.L.A.I.M.
Meron Tamene
Meron Tamene: I am a sophomore from Fort Wayne, Indiana, studying Political Science and Global Studies with minors in Spanish, Arabic, and Human Rights. I am currently a local member of Purdue's
Pi Sigma Alpha chapter, and I also serve as the Ambassador of SPARC, which is a student-led organization that works to educate students on campus about ways to combat racism and that promotes a more diverse and inclusive environment for Purdue students.

Sunday, Sept. 10
5:00-6:00 pm
HCRS Reading Room

The Society of Arts and Letters
First Open Discussion

Join The Society of Arts and Letters for the club's first friendly discussion of short reads, consisting of two classic pieces of short fiction: Ray Bradbury's "A Sound of Thunder" and "Fair Extension" by Stephen King. 

To obtain copies of the short reads prior to the discussion, email Dr. Adam Watkins. ( aewatkin@purdue.edu )

Thursday, September 7
HCRS Reading Room

Hear from a Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian

Purdue is bringing Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Joseph Ellis to campus for The Presidential Lecture Series.

Considered one of the nation's leading scholars of American history, Ellis is author of nine books including:

  • "Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation 
  • American Sphinx (a biography of Thomas Jefferson)
You can sit in on Ellis' talk with Purdue President Mitch Daniels at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, in the Reading Room of the Wilmeth Active Learning Center. A 6 p.m. reception will precede the event, which is free and open to the public.

In conjunction with the talk, "Washington Crossing the Delaware," a significant and valuable painting depicting an important moment in America's fight for independence, will be unveiled in the WALC Reading Room. 

Thursday, Sept. 7
6:00 p.m. reception/6:30 p.m. talk
Wilmeth Active Learning Center, Reading Room
Explore the student research experience with new seminars
WALC 2007
6:30-7:30 pm