Honors Network News
Tuesday, February 13
Academics & Announcements
  • Fulbright Week
  • Study Away Callout: Grand Challenges in Exeter
  • Diversity Matters: Religious Literacy
  • Undergraduate Research Conference
  • Engagement and Service Learning Summit 
  • Cooking with the Dean
  • Printing Press Workshop
  • House Challenge Update
  • Help the HC 'Spread the Love'
  • Valentine's Day Celebration
  • Identifying Privilege in Matters of Race
  • Diversity Matters: Building Cultures of Consent
  • Student Cinema
Other Opportunities
  • MEDLIFE Callout 
Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility."

--Oprah Winfrey

Honors College programming can enhance your personal and scholarly development.  Challenge yourself to attend at least one activity each week. 

Take a look ahead at our calendar and choose your event now. 
Invest in Yourself!
Tuesday, Feb 13
Torch Tuesday
Windsor Dining Court

Cooking w/ The Dean
2:00-4:00 p.m.
HCRS South Kitchen

Diversity Matters-Religious Literacy
7:00-8:30 p.m.
HCRS 1054

***Fulbright Week***
Sessions run  through Feb. 16 ( Click for full schedule)

Wednesday, Feb. 14
Cupid Contest/Valentine's Day Celebration
6:00-7:00 p.m.
HCRS Reading Room
Tuesday, Feb. 20
Torch Tuesday
Windsor Dining Court

Diversity Matters-Identifying Privilege in Matters of Race
6:00-7:30 p.m. 
Friday, Feb. 23
Diversity Matters: Building Cultures of Consent
5:30-6:30 p.m.

Upper Division Social
7:30-9:00 p.m.
Jake's Roadhouse
Monday, Feb. 26
FAC+: Student Cinema
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Academics & Announcements

Fulbright Week is here!
Come see where this program can take you

You will explore more corners of your mind than you ever knew you had. Fulbright will change your life and bring new dimensions to who you are.

In 2017, Fulbright awarded grants to three Purdue students. 
  • Theresa Saenz is researching solar panel technology in Germany
  • Andre Woloshuk is teaching English at a STEM school in Poland
  • Amber Nickell is collecting oral histories in Ukraine
There are application sessions for specific grants TODAY and tomorrow. These sessions aare especially helpful for juniors, seniors and graduate students.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program overview sessions on Friday are geared specifically for first and second-year students. Don't miss your introduction to this incredible opportunity.

Overview sessions are this Friday at both 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. in HCRS 1076.

CLICK HERE for full schedule

----STUDY AWAY Callout----
Earn 3 credits in June exploring 'Grand Challenges'  in Exeter

Grand Challenges in Exeter, led by Dr. Servaty-Seib, is a 10-day experience that combines intercultural learning and research experience on 21st century global problems.

At the center of this study abroad experience is a week-long program at the University of Exeter in Exeter, England, where students from all over the world work in interdisciplinary groups to engage in problem solving, research-based projects to come up with innovative solutions to real world challenges. 

Students will also be mentored by top academics and invited speakers throughout the week as they work in teams on these projects. 

This year, the grand challenges you will tackle are:
  • climate change
  • food security
  • global security
  • mental health
  • ocean plastic
  • gender inequality
You will develop transferable skills including team work, communication, project planning, and intercultural learning. Come learn more about this fantastic opportunity by attending our callout next Monday.

Monday, Feb. 19
5:00-6:00 PM
HCRS 1054
Diversity Matters: Religious Literacy Series 
(Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism)

Join us for one or all of our five-part series exploring religions of the world. 

Effective and inclusive leadership skills depend on a certain level of "literacy" in the language of diversity - but taboos about talking about difference often make it difficult to learn about others from casual conversation alone. 

In this special workshop series presented in partnership by the DiversiKey Certificate Program, you will learn about the basic history, beliefs, and practices of a handful of the world's religious groups and draft individualized action plans for developing religious literacy as leadership practice.
All sessions will be held in HCRS 1054  from 7:00-8:30pm on the following Tuesdays:
  • February 13 - Rivers of Faith: Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism
  • February 27 - Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
  • March 27 - Remembering Earth and Sky: Indigenous and Neo-Pagan Religions
  • April 3 - Defying Description: Bahá'í, Sikhism, and Unitarianism
  • April 17 - The Practice of Irreligion: Atheism, Agnosticism, and Skepticism
Registration recommended but not required. Click to RSVP

7:00-8:30 PM
HCRS 1054 
REMINDER: Poster submission deadline for Purdue's Undergraduate Research Conference approaching soon

This conference is a great opportunity to fulfill the public presentation requirement of your scholarly project. 

***Poster submission deadline is Wednesday, February 28***

All poster submissions will be accepted.  Projects that are not yet completed are still eligible to be presented.  Many students present ongoing research with preliminary results or anticipated findings. 

To apply and learn more CLICK HERE.

Engagement and Service-Learning Summit

This event brings together faculty, students, staff, and community partners to:
  • Discuss best practices in engagement and service-learning
  • Highlight accomplishments
  • Increase collaboration opportunities
Laura Weaver, Indiana Campus Compact, will facilitate a highly interactive session on project and partnership formation and sustainability. Panelists will share successful community partnership efforts, followed by a networking and matching session around topics of interest. 

The workshop portion will conclude with an activity to develop an action plan for sustaining rich, reciprocal partnerships in engagement. A showcase in conjunction with networking and hors d'oeuvres will close the event. 

Faculty, staff, students, and community partners are encouraged to showcase posters and projects dedicated to community engagement and research done through service-learning courses or engagement organizations. Information presented can be included in poster form or as a creative project display representing the findings of these engagement-based experiences. The goal of the session is to showcase your efforts rather than judge them.

Click HERE to register. Registration is required to attend all activities.
Wednesday, Feb. 28
1:00-5:30 PM
Honors Hall

Doesn't that look delicious? ----->
Join us for 'Cooking with the Dean' 

Come celebrate Fat Tuesday with Dean Phillips and her famous beignets.

You won't want to miss this festive event! It's an Honors College tradition.

Stop by the HCRS South Kitchen for tasty treats and great conversation.

2:00-4:00 PM
HCRS South Kitchen
Printers Guild offering workshop on printing press

Join the Printers Guild on Sunday Feb. 19th at 6:00 p.m. to learn how to use the printing press.

All are welcome. No prior experience is necessary.

Please RSVP to purdueprintersguild@gmail.com so we can get a count for supplies. 

Everyone who participates will get to print a card to keep, and you can learn more about how to become part of our organization and use the press to create your own work.
House Challenge Update

Way to go Copper House for keeping the lead! 

Platinum and Titanium are in the fight for second. Copper House is also close to the threshold for a pizza party, so keep up the good work!

Silver and Titanium have earned a ice cream party so be on the lookout for a message from your RHPs in your GroupMes.

Help the Honors College 'Spread the Love' 

Spread the Love is coming up early next month and the Honors College's Residential Society needs your help. 

The event is designed to encourage love of self, neighbor, and community. 

There will be multiple booths at the event including:
  • journal making
  • stress ball making
  • a puzzle room
  • a video game room
Volunteers are needed to help set up and run these booths. You may also supervise/restock the food station. CLICK here for sign-up form.

If you are able to assist please sign up by next Monday, Feb. 19 so the society can order enough T-shirts for those who volunteer. 
Sunday, March 4
1:00-5:00 PM
Honors Hall
Ready for some festive fun? You're invited to our Valentine's Day celebration

"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." ---Charles M. Schulz

The  Society of Arts & Letters and FAC+ are hosting a Valentine's Day celebration and inviting you to join them. 
Come hear your fellow Honors College creatives share their original poems about love and enjoy some sweet chocolaty treats.
Wednesday, Feb. 14
6:00-7:00 PM
HCRS Reading Room

Identifying Privilege in Matters of Race
Presented by SPARC (Students of Purdue Against Racism Coalition)

Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on the importance of recognizing privilege in issues of race and diversity. We will share the ways in which we can all stand as allies with marginalized groups on campus. 

Members of SPARC (Students of Purdue Against Racism Coalition) will lead you through this enlightening talk. The student-led organization is intent on combating prejudice and discrimination by educating Purdue students on issues of race and diversity in our society.
Tuesday, Feb. 20
6:00-7:30 PM
Diversity Matters Panel Discussion
Building cultures of consent:  Thinking through and beyond the #MeToo movement toward a feminist movement

With the deluge of personal stories of sexual harassment that have emerged from Hollywood, on social media, and in the academy we are left asking, "Why now and where to go from here?" 

This panel moderated by our own Dr. Megha Anwer will take on criticisms of the #MeToo movement that have accused it of "taking things too far", as well as the censure it has received for not being radical enough. 

By addressing the subtle and the brutal ways in which women encounter everyday forms of violation and examining how the inequitable social power between men and women is woven into their sexual-romantic relationships and interactions, we hope to begin an ongoing conversation committed to the radical politics of absolute consent and free expression of desire. 

***Pizza will be provided***

  • Dr. Tithi Bhattacharya: Associate Professor, Department of History; Director of Global Studies
  • Dr. Marlo David: Associate Professor, Department of English and WGSS; Director of African American Studies
  • Dr. Laurel Weldon: Distinguished Professor of Political Science; Director of the Purdue Policy Research Institute
Friday, Feb. 23
5:30 PM
Student Cinema: Short film premiere presented by FAC+

Join Dr. Megha Anwer and the students of our "Evolution of Ideas: Film" course for the world premiere of their original short films.

We'll have FREE popcorn and pizza!

Monday, Feb. 26
5:30-7:30 PM
Other Opportunities
MEDLIFE callouts

Have you ever wanted to travel abroad to learn about other cultures? Interested in volunteering in your free time?  

MEDLIFE offers mission trips and local volunteer opportunities for ALL MAJORS and you can give back to the world in whichever way is most convenient to you. 
Build your resume and take part in a life changing experience by joining MEDLIFE. Callouts are:
  • 6:00-7:00 p.m. TODAY in BRNG 2275
  • 6:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 22nd in UNIV 119. 

Questions? Email rsansoy@purdue.edu