Honors Network News
Tuesday, February 6
Academics & Announcements
  • Diversity Matters: Religious Literacy
  • Fulbright Week
  • Engagement and Service Learning Summit
  • Fulfill Your Scholarly Project Requirements w/ Research Conference
  • House Challenge Update
  • Coffee (And Cupcakes) With the Council
  • Party Hearty
  • Cupid Contest & Valentine's Day Celebration
  • Cooking With the Dean: Mardi Gras
Other Opportunities
  • Strengths-based Leadership Training
  • JPUR Hiring Marketing Coordinator
  • Hip Hop Panel 
Luck is just another word for tenacity of purpose."
  Ralph Waldo Emerson

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. 6
Torch Tuesday
Windsor Dining Court

Thursday, Feb. 8
Coffee (And Cupcakes) With the Council
4:00-7:00 p.m.
Innovation Forum

Friday, Feb. 9
Party Hearty
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Honors Hall

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

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. 

Academics & Announcements
Diversity Matters: Religious Literacy Series 

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

Tuesday, Feb. 13
Part 1 (Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism)
7:00-8:30 PM
HCRS 1054 

Don't miss 'Fulbright Week' (Feb 12-16) your introduction to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  

Fulbrighters will m eet, work, live with, and learn  from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others' viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. 

Come explore the possibilities! Want to hear from Purdue's Fulbright alumni? Join us for the first session Monday, Feb. 12, 6:00-7:00 p.m. (HCRN 1066). Additional sessions detailed in the link below.

CLICK HERE for full schedule & to RSVP!

Honors College to host 'Engagement and Service-Learning Summit'

Please join us for the third annual Engagement and Service-Learning Summit: Reciprocal and Sustainable Partnerships, Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 1:00 - 5:30 PM hosted by the Office and Engagement and Purdue Honors College. 

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

Applications open NOW for Purdue's Undergraduate Research Conference

Formerly titled the Purdue Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium, the conference provides an opportunity for Purdue Honors College students to fulfill their public presentation requirement in conjunction with their Honors College scholarly project.

Students can present at the conference in one of two ways:
  • Oral/paper presentation. Submission deadline is Wednesday, February 7.
  • Poster presentation. 
***Submission deadline is Wednesday, February 28***

Presenters are encouraged to apply for a poster presentation even if applying for an oral presentation, as 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. 

Those who would appreciate assistance in writing an abstract are encouraged to attend a workshop hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research.  To apply as a presenter and learn more about the Research Conference, CLICK HERE.

House Challenge Update

Copper House has continued to hold on to the lead in the House Competition! 

At the end of each month, the house with the most points will be awarded cookies. 

Congrats to Copper House for winning the month of January! If you are in Copper House, be on the look out for your RHP announcing the delivery of the cookies!  
Grab a Valentine's Day treat at 'Coffee (& Cupcakes) with the Council'

Stop by for some Valentine's Day treats and talk to your Honors Leadership Council representatives at this open house tabling event.

They are eager to:
  • talk with you about your comment and concerns
  • answer questions
  • provide advice
Remember, the HLC helps guide Honors College administrators and staff as decisions are made about our scholarly community.

Thursday, Feb. 8
4:00-7:00 PM
Innovation Forum
Are you ready to 'Party Hearty' with the Honors College?

The Honors College's Social Committee has planned a evening of fun and camaraderie for you!

Celebrate the season at our Valentine's Day dance and party. 

You can expect:
  • Music
  • Photo Booth
  • Dancing
  • Food
  • Match Making activity
Friday, Feb. 9
6:00-9:00 PM
Honors Hall
Cupid Contest and Valentine's Day Celebration

The Honors College Society of Arts and Letters and FAC+ will be hosting a writing contest in honor of Valentine's Day. 

You are invited to submit an original poem about love (new love, lost love, true love, love sickness, platonic love, love of family, etc.) to Dr. Adam Watkins ( aewatkin@purdue.edu) by February 9. You should include the title of your poem and your Honors House name if applicable. 

You will then share your poem at our Honors College Valentine's Day celebration. One winner from each house will be selected, along with a non-house winner. Winners will receive a prize and have their poems posted on  the SAL website .

Wednesday, Feb. 14
6:00-7:00 PM
HCRS Reading Room

Mmmm... Don't miss 'Cooking with the Dean'

If you haven't tasted Dean Phillips' famous beignets, you are missing out! Come celebrate Fat Tuesday with us. Dean Phillips will be sharing her recipe, dishing up both tasty treats and great conversation.

Take advantage of this opportunity to get to know her better and be part of an Honors College tradition.

Tuesday, Feb. 13
2:00-4:00 PM
HCRS South Kitchen
Other Opportunities
Strengths-based leadership training

The First-Year Leadership Series is a one-session workshop for students who want to explore their top 5 signature themes and develop them into strengths. This will help you apply your gifts to your academic, social and professional lives.

***Food will be provided***

Available dates:
  • Wednesday, February 7th
  • Tuesday, February 13
  • Thursday, February 15
5:30-7:30 PM

JPUR seeking new Journal Marketing Coordinator

Are you a Purdue student interested in getting involved with the Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research? Apply to be the new Journal Marketing Coordinator! 

JPUR is looking for some creative minds that want to gain experience working with marketing, editing, and publishing! Learn more about the expectations and time commitments of the position by clicking HERE. You can also apply through that link.

Hip-hop panel discussion at the BCC