Honors Network News
Tuesday, February 27
Academics & Announcements
  • Leadership Toolbox: Professional Networking
  • Explore Global Graduate School
  • 'Study Away' in Exeter
  • NISO Sophomore Workshop
  • House Challenge Update
  • Religious Literacy in a Global Community
  • Diversity Matters Reading Group: Privilege
  • Trivia Night
  • Big Ten Tournament Watch Party
  • Spread the Love
  • Why the Fuss? Sexual Harassment Prevention Workshop
Other Opportunities
  • Wellness Mentoring 
  • Help Improve Undergraduate Education
  • Be a GERI Camp Counselor 

"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come.  We have only today. Let us begin."

-Mother Teresa

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. 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
Friday, March 2
Trivia Night
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Honors Hall

Big 10 Tournament Watch Party
8:30-10:00 p.m.
Honors Hall
Saturday, March 3
NISO Sophomore Workshop
8:30-11:30 a.m.
HCRS 1076
Sunday, March 4
Spread The Love
1:00-5:00 p.m.
Honors Hall

Academics & Announcements
Boost your leadership skills with our 'Leadership Toolbox' video series

Please watch your email, for updates regarding the return of our Leadership Toolbox video series. We will be featuring one video per month. 

These clips will provide tools to help you succeed academically, on campus and on the job market. 

In February, our focus is professional networking with Tim Luzader. Luzader is the director of Purdue's Center for Career Opportunities

Additional topics will include conflict management, collaboration and social responsibility, among other things. 
Ready to live your graduate school dreams GLOBALLY? There's a scholarship for that!

Join the National and International Scholarships Office March 7-8th as we explore " Prestigious Scholarships for Global Thinkers and Community Leaders."

In wide-ranging sessions, you will get the inside scoop from Purdue students who have received these highly-competitive scholarships for graduate school, as well as foundation representatives who have a front seat in the screening process.

See what these programs to China, Ireland, the U.K. and the U.S. have to offer and learn what qualities a winning applicant must have. 

Among our noteworthy guests:
  • 2017 Schwarzman Scholar Jing Su 
  • 2017 Churchill Scholar Shovik Bandyopadyhay and 2015 Churchill Scholar Emily Erickson
  • 2017 Gates Cambridge Scholar Michael Drakopoulus
  • 2015 Mitchell Scholar Milad Alucozai
CLICK HERE for full schedule and to RSVP for individual sessions. Watch for NISO News for complete session information.
New summer 'Study Away' opportunity in Exeter, England

Grand Challenges in Exeter, led by Dr. Heather 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. 

The program runs from June 1-10, 2018 and is 3 credits. LEARN MORE or APPLY NOW
REMINDER: 'Sophomore Workshop' is this Saturday!


Have you registered yet? If so, watch for your Wednesday confirmation of admittance to this activity-based workshop. 

NISO's Sophomore 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
Saturday, March 3
8:30-11:30 a.m.
HCRS 1076
House Challenge Update:  Copper retains the lead 

Copper House is still in the lead but Platinum and Titanium are quickly catching up! 

The next prize threshold for each house is a pizza party and will happen when each house reaches a 100 points. Keep reporting your points to your RHPs

Diversity Matters: Religious Literacy In a Global Community

Join us for one or all of our multi-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. 
  • Also... FREE PIZZA
All sessions will be held in HCRS 1054  from 7:00-8:30pm on the following Tuesdays:
  • TONIGHT! 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
Diversity Matters Reading Group: Privilege 

Join your Honors College Student Diversity Officers as they explore the concept of privilege and discuss the ways in which it can harm or benefit a diverse and dynamic community.

Privilege is defined as a special right or advantage granted only to a particular person or group of people. 

A common misconception about privilege is that only some people are afforded it; however, privilege can be granted on the basis of class, ability, or race so everyone has it in some form. 

How does privilege impact you?
Thursday, March 1
7-8 PM
HCRN 1143
Torch Logo
Are you a trivia master? Don't miss our 'Trivia Night'

Come for the questions, stay for the fun! 

The Honors College's Interdisciplinary Committee has planned a lively night of food and trivia for you using Kahoot.

Don't miss it!

Friday, March 2
5:00-7:00 PM
Honors Hall
Big Ten Tournament Watch Party

Join us to cheer the Boilers on to victory, as they play their first game in the Big Ten Tournament at Madison Square Garden!

We'll have Honors Hall set up for the ideal watch party. 

Come show your Purdue pride with us.

Friday, March 2
8:30-10:00 PM
Honors Hall
'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)

Why the fuss? A workshop exploring sexual harassment issues and prevention

Discuss experiences, ask questions, and join the conversation about sexual harassment with Purdue's Center for Advocacy, Response & Education (CARE)

  • What "counts" as sexual harassment?
  • How do I learn to recognize it when it happens to/around me?
  • Is there anything I can actually do to stop it?
  • Why does it even happen in the first place?
Tuesday, March 6
5:30-7:00 PM
Other Opportunities
Wellness mentoring now available 

What does optimal wellness look like for you

If you are looking to increase your stress management, positive state of mind, healthy eating, fitness and more then wellness mentoring may be for you.

What is wellness mentoring?

The goal of wellness mentoring to use your own strengths and values to bolster your health and well-being. By working with our team of trained, student mentors you will discover your values and hidden potential to live a healthier life. 

Wellness mentoring will get you connected to the resources you need to improve your well-being, and empower you to make healthier decisions. Mentors will work with you to create appropriate goals as you work toward a healthier life. Wellness mentoring takes place in the CoRec in a private space. Meetings last about 30 minutes and are free. Mentors can also provide support after an initial meeting through email.

How do I get started?

If you are ready to take the next step to improve your well-being, you can sign up for a wellness mentor meeting HERE or visit purdue.edu/recwell to learn more.
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.