Honors Network News
Tuesday, February 20
Academics & Announcements
  • Social Media Takeover
  • Diversity Matters: Identifying Privilege
  • NISO Sophomore Workshop
  • Copernican Scholar Exchange Program
  • Poster Entries Needed for 'Engagement and Service Learning Summit'
  • Prestigious Scholarships for Global Thinkers and Community Leaders 
  • Upper Division Social
  • Spread the Love
  • Building Cultures of Consent: Diversity Matters
  • Student Cinema
  • Religious Literacy
Other Opportunities
  • Get Discounted Rate for 'Startup Weekend'
  • Volunteers Needed to Improve Undergraduate Education
  • Apply to be a GERI Summer Camp Counselor 

Education and work are the levers to uplift a people."

-W.E.B. Du Bois

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. 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.

Tuesday, Feb. 27
Torch Tuesday
Windsor Dining Court

Religious Literacy (Judaism/Christianity/
7:00-8:00 p.m.
HCRS 1054

Wednesday, Feb. 28
Cornerstone Event
Jersey Boys Show
8:00-5:00 p.m.

Service Learning and Engagement Summit
1:00-5:30 p.m.
Honors Hall

Thursday, March 1
Diversity Matters Reading Group: Privilege
7:00-8:00 p.m.
HCRN 1143

Academics & Announcements
Give the HC some love on social media, during our second HLC social takeover!

Your Honors Leadership Council will be taking over our Honors College social media channels TODAY

Follow along on Snapchat and Instagram to see how your fellow students illustrate life in our scholarly community.

Got ideas of what you'd like to see featured on Insta and Snapchat? 
  • Talk to an HLC member or email us at honorscollegemedia@purdue.edu

Identifying Privilege in Matters of Race

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.
6:00-7:30 PM
Jump start your success with NISO's 'Sophomore Workshop'


This activity-based workshop will put you in tune with nationally competitive scholarship programs, as well as helping you prepare for future graduate school applications.

Topics include: 
  • Building strong academic relationships
  • The types of leadership foundations expect
  • How to plan your academic trajectory
Refreshments will be provided

Please note: This workshop is o pen to sophomores with a 3.7 or higher GPA and requires an RSVP.  You will receive a confirmation of admittance to the workshop on Wednesday before the event.
Saturday, March 3
8:30-11:30 a.m.
HCRS 1076

Spend spring semester 2019 in Padua, Italy
Honors Copernican Scholar Exchange Program now accepting applications  

The application deadline is March 1, 2018 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. 


"This was one of the best decisions I've made at Purdue," says Copernican Scholar Alessanda Olivia Napoli (pictured in Naples).

"I can't even express the amount of joy I have from the memories that I made while I was there and the joy I get from the new memories I continue to make with the friends I made there. We are still close."



CLICK HERE to read additional testimonials from our Copernican Scholars.

Two Purdue "Copernican Scholars" will be selected for academic year 2018-2019. The two Purdue Copernican Scholars will serve as ambassadors for the Italian honors student, who will be studying at Purdue during fall 2018 semester. The Purdue Copernican Scholars will then study at the Scuola Galileiana di Studi Superiori (the Università's Galileo Honors College) in spring 2019. 

Learn more THIS THURSDAY at our callout in HCRN 1143. 

Please direct questions about the Honors Copernican Scholar Exchange Program to Catharine Patrone ( cpatrone@purdue.edu )

***Classes are available in English including HONR opportunities***
  • Apply HERE online by March 1 
Thursday, Feb. 22
5:00 PM
HCRN 1143
Calling for poster entries for 'Service Learning & Engagement Summit'

In partnership with the Office of Engagement, the Honors College is hosting Purdue's annual Service Learning and Engagement Summit

If you are considering participating in this conference and poster symposium, ACT NOW! 
  • Honors College students are especially encouraged to submit a poster to be showcased during the symposium. ***All posters will be accepted***
Your poster should highlight community engagement or research done through service-learning courses or engagement organizations. The goal of this symposium is to celebrate your efforts, not judge them. 

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

Upcoming info sessions: Prestigious scholarships for global thinkers and community leaders

Interested in broadening your perspectives by pursuing graduate school abroad or joining a cohort of future leaders?

In early March, NISO will walk you through prestigious scholarship programs including:

Schwarzman (China)
Gates Cambridge (University of Cambridge)
Marshall (UK)
Mitchell (Ireland)
Rhodes (University of Oxford)
Knight-Hennessey (Stanford)

Watch for session times and additional details in upcoming issues of the HNN.

March 7 & 8
Upper Division Social  

Are you an upper division honors student? Like free food?

Come join us for an off campus social at Jake's Roadhouse in Chauncey Square! We will be meeting in the downstairs room.

Start your weekend off right with some wings and games. 

We invite you to come mingle with fellow upper division Honors College students. 

Friday, Feb. 23
7:30-9:00 PM
Jake's Roadhouse
'Spread the Love' with the Honors College

This HCR Society event is all about showing love for yourself, your neighbors and your community.

Join us to:
  • eat food
  • write notes
  • pet puppies
  • see Crazy Monkeys perform
  • decorate cookies
  • destress
  • AND spread the love!
Sunday, March 4
1:00-5:00 p.m.
HCRN (1st floor)

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
Diversity Matters: Religious Literacy Series 
Judaism, Christianity & Islam

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. 

During these sessions, you will draft individualized action plans for developing religious literacy as a leadership practices.

We will cover each religion's:
  • basic history
  • beliefs
  • practices 
All sessions in HCRS 1054 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
  • 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

Tuesday, Feb. 27
7:00-8:30 PM
HCRS 1054
Other Opportunities
Honors College students eligible for discounted rate at 'Startup Weekend'

Startup Weekend is a weekend-long event hosted by Delta Mu Kappa and powered by Google. It's designed to provide in depth experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. 

Beginning with Friday night pitches and culminating in Sunday night demos/presentations, participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. 

All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. 

If you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekend is the perfect environment to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup. 
The event is in the Anvil from March 2nd to March 4th

Tickets are $25 for students, but Honors College students can get $5 off using the code HCRsw  at Delta Mu Kappa's event website

Volunteers needed to help improve undergraduate instruction at Purdue

Help improve the quality of undergraduate instruction at Purdue and gain valuable cross-cultural experience in just 50 minutes by volunteering with the Oral English Proficiency Program (OEPP). 

ALL undergraduate students are welcome.
What you will do:
* visit a session of English 620 in Krannert
* chat with international students
* observe two presentations given by prospective international teaching assistants
* participate in a Q&A session
* provide useful feedback
* build your resume and earn an Intercultural Communication Partner Certificate

Class Volunteers Needed:
February 26, 27, & 28
March 1, 26, 27, 28 & 29
April 16, 17, 18 & 19
Just want to chat with international graduate students? Sign up for Cookies&Conversation
March 21 & 22
CLICK HERE to learn more and sign up.

Apply to be a GERI summer camp counselor

The Purdue University Gifted Education Resource Institute (GERI) is seeking enthusiastic people who would like to be residential camp counselors for gifted students at its 2018 Summer Residential Camp, which will be hosted at the Honors College. 

Counselors are an integral component of the camp as they intentionally foster a sense of community within it.

The work is stimulating, challenging, and rewarding and provides a unique opportunity to interact with gifted students. If you are interested, please CLICK HERE to check out GERI's website.