Honors Network News
Tuesday, January 16
Academics & Announcements
  • ODK Seeking New Members
  • Reminder: 'Get Ahead of Third Year' 
  • Reminder: Honors Mentor Program Callout
  • Leadership/Academic Excellence Scholarships
  • Service Learning Grants
  • Racist Messaging on Campus Webinar
  • Society of Arts and Letters Callout/Open Mic
  • Leadership Involvement Fair
  • Diversity Matters, Lunch & Learn
  • Healthy Eating on the Run
  • Honors College Ski Trip
  • New Option for Torch Tuesday Attendees
Other Opportunities
  • Purdue Journal of Service Learning Accepting Abstracts
  • Disruptive Leadership: Mortar Board Conference
  • Careers for Social Change
  • Purdue Ambassador Network
Visiting Scholars Series
  • Michael Ryall and Spring 2018 Lineup 

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

 Martin Luther King Jr. 

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, Jan. 16
Torch Tuesday
Windsor Dining Court

Wednesday, Jan. 17
Spring Involvement Fair
7:00-9:00 p.m.
HCRN Innovation Forum

Station Eleven Book Club
8:00-9:00 p.m.
HCRS Reading Room

Saturday, Jan. 20
Get Ahead of Third Year
NISO Boot Camp
9:00-12:30 p.m.
Honors Hall

Monday, Jan. 22
Healthy Eating On the Run
5:00-6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 23
Racist Messaging Webinar
2:00-3:30 p.m.
WALC 3087

Honors Mentor Callout
6:00-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 24
Diversity Matters Lunch & Learn
Noon-1:00 p.m.

Visiting Scholar: Michael Ryall
Foundations of the Firm
HCRS 1054
5:00-7:00 p.m.

Stagefighting Workshop
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Honors Hall

Midsummer Nights Dream
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Honors Hall

Academics & Announcements
Do you have what it takes to join national leadership honor society ODK?

An esteemed national honor society, recognizing superior scholarship, leadership and exemplary character, is about to add new members. 
Housed within the Purdue Honors College, Purdue's Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa is seeking applications from rising juniors and seniors who have demonstrated excellence in one of five areas:
  • Scholarship
  • Athletics
  • Creative and performing arts
  • Mass media, speech and journalism
  • Campus or community service, social or religious activities and campus governance 
ODK is different from other societies because-- in addition to undergraduate students--membership is open to faculty, staff, alumni and graduate students.  This provides unparalleled networking opportunities.  In addition, ODK has a unique and open application process, designed to recognize a wide range of accomplishments. Unlike other honorary societies it permits self-nomination.
'Get Ahead of Third Year' Boot Camp THIS Saturday

NISO is cordially inviting high achieving sophomores (and ambitious freshman) to its upcoming sophomore boot camp. This event is free of charge. Standing reception style food will be provided.

Together with the NISO team, Purdue experts will provide guidance on what you can do during this next spring, summer and fall semester to maximize your potential and a scholar.

This is an investment in yourself and one of Purdue's investments in you.  You'll take away the essential elements of how to:
  • gather the right summer and fall experience
  • be a leader who creates real change
  • create the personal narrative you want to project and link it to important global challenges
  • build academic and professional relationships
  • be an interesting conversationalist during professional receptions
Among your experiences...
  • Mr. Anthony Cawdron, Westwood Event Coordinator, House Manager for President of Purdue and Adjunct HTM Faculty will teach you to balance a plate and glass at our mock professional reception
  • Mel Gruver from Civic Engagement & Leadership Development will talk about leadership that matters
  • Roger Stewart from Student Affairs will transfer his experience as a business leader and Purdue alumnus
  • Veronica Schirm from Purdue's National and International Scholarships Office will show you how to articulate your own personal trajectory.
*Registration has closed, however you can email niso@purdue.edu with questions.

Saturday, Jan. 20
9:00-12:25 PM

REMINDER: Honors Mentor Callout & app deadline approaching!  

The online application for new candidates and returning mentors is available now via the Honors Mentor Program webpage

Please review this page to learn more about the program and the roles mentors play before applying, or be sure to attend the Mentor Program Callout:
  • January 23
  • 6-7 p.m. 
  • STEAM Lab 
The deadline for applications is February 1, 2018.

The Honors Mentor Program is a competitive, credit-bearing leadership development opportunity, which provides a structured environment for students to experiment with team building and mentorship strategies. All this while having a profound impact on the first-year student experience and the Honors College community.

Tuesday, Jan. 23
6-7 p.m.

Scholarships available for leadership & academic achievement

The Purdue Division of Student Life is seeking applicants for two scholarships to be awarded for the 2018-19 academic year.

The Charles O. McGaughey Leadership Award will be given in the amount of at least $2,000 to multiple students ( last year six students received the award).

The Class of 1937 Scholarship will also be given to multiple students ( last year 18 students received scholarships).

Both scholarships recognize undergraduate students for leadership and academic achievement. A more complete description of the scholarships can be found in the attachments.

Please use the following links to complete your application:

Service Learning Grant applications available now for Spring 2018

Are you looking to become involved in community life by assisting in solving problems or providing a service? 

Do you want to use your education and expertise to give back? Purdue is ready to help make it happen.

Purdue's Office of Engagement provides grants to students or student organizations for work on community service learning projects. Grant amounts range from $100 to $500 for an individual or a maximum of $1,500 for a team or organization. 
This program's goal is to expand the community involvement of Purdue students in partnership with communities, nonprofit agencies, schools, and governmental bodies.

Both the application and guidelines for the Student Grant Program for Community Service/Service Learning Projects can be found online HERE.
Grant applicants do not have to be enrolled in a service learning class if the student or student group would like to do a community project or knows of a community need. 

***Applications for spring semester projects must be submitted online on or before Wednesday, February 7, 2018***

Inquiries can be directed to Lisa Duncan, Purdue Office of Engagement at lduncan@purdue.edu.

Join our free webinar
Racist messages on campus: respond, recover and rebuild from vandalism, symbols and slurs

Purdue Honors College and The Equity and Diversity Committee invite you to participate in a webinar by Dr. Jamie Washington.

You will gain:
  • a framework for examining campus bigotry
  • effective tools for educating others on how they can be engaged in topics of social justice
  • strategies for responding in today's age of transparency, both quickly and aggressively
This webinar is open to all students, faculty and staff. Click HERE for more information.

Tuesday, Jan. 23
2:00-3:30 PM
WALC 3087
Society of Arts & Letters Callout and Open Mic

Take the lead: Leadership Involvement Fair

Don't let this semester pass you by. We urge you to take advantage of the myriad leadership opportunities available in the Honors College.

At our Spring Leadership Involvement Fair, you can speak with students who have held roles in our programming committees or served as mentors. 

Come learn more and find out about application process to becoming a mentor!

Wednesday, Jan. 17
7:00-9:00 PM
Innovation Forum
Boost your wellness, explore
'Healthy Eating On the Run'

When you're facing financial or time constraints, it can be tough to make healthy food choices. 

Join our "Senior Cohort Professional Development" session and set yourself up to make good nutritional choices as you prepare for your next year in a new job or graduate school.

We will be joined by a representative from Purdue Recreation and Wellness, who will share tips on making healthy, yet budget-friendly decisions.

Monday, Jan. 22
5:00-6:00 PM

Diversity Matters 'Lunch & Learn'
Dr. Nadia Brown: 
Black Lives Matter and the Women Who Lead It

Join scholar and associate professor of political science and African American studies Dr. Nadia Brown for the first of our Honors College Diversity Matters workshops this spring.

Learn about black women, who are elected officials in districts where the Black Lives Matters movement is active, and how they play a role in healing their communities. 

Lunch will be provided. 
Wednesday, Jan. 24
Noon-1:00 PM

Hit the slopes with the Honors College ski trip

Reminder, the Honors College ski trip is set for Saturday, Jan. 27.

Those who are signed up will be headed to Perfect North Slopes in Lawrenceburg, IN.

The cost is $20 and includes lift tickets and bus transportation. Rentals, food and other expenses are on your own.

Questions? Contact: kbartol@purdue.edu or  knowlest@purdue.edu

Saturday, Jan. 27
Perfect North Slopes
Leaves at 7:20 AM

Come connect w/ HC faculty and staff at Torch Tuesdays
We're offering a new option for those without meal swipes

Have you joined Honors College staff and faculty members for conversation, advice and camaraderie at a Torch Tuesday yet?

Director of Community and Student Engagement Sashaun Wood will have a clipboard by her door (HCRN 1081) with a Torch Tuesday weekly sign-up sheet for all students without meal swipes. 

There is a sheet for each week and this will run through the end of the semester. There are five spots per week. Students will need to sign up per week to receive a swipe. You can sign up for one or several weeks.

Sashaun will meet students (who have signed up) at noon in the Windsor Dining Court lobby to swipe you in. She will be holding up a torch sign. 

Torch Tuesdays
Windsor Dining Court
Other Opportunities
Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement seeking abstracts.

Abstracts or completed articles are accepted on a rolling basis. However, in order for your article to be published in the fall 2018 issue of the journal, an abstract with proposed article is due February 10th while complete articles should be submitted by March 1st, 2018 to the journal website at the PJSL Website.  

Types of articles include: 
  • Reflective Essay---a description of a student community engagement project (max. 3500 words)
  • Community Partner Snapshot---a student-authored description of a community partner/organization and the service opportunities for students and faculty (max. 1000 words)
  • Profile Interview---a student-conducted interview with a Purdue instructor involved in service-learning and/or community engagement (max. 1500 words)
  • Research with Reflection---a student and/or instructor or community partner paper that describes a research designed service learning or community engagement project (max. 3500 words) 
For more information, contact the Editor, Patricia Darbishire at darbishi@purdue.edu 

Disruptive Ledership: Mortar Board Conference

With an app, Uber employed thousands and changed the way millions commute. Amazon delivered a world's worth of products to our doorsteps overnight. Netflix brought us binge-watching, and ran Blockbuster out of business.

Disruptive innovation demands disruptive leadership. Disruptive leadership reframes problems, sets aside what is possible, and embraces the overlooked solution. Join us as we learn from leaders who are already disrupting some of the world's toughest challenges." The conference will feature nationally-recognized keynote speakers including: 
  • Negin Farsad, social justice comedian
  • Rob Smith, President of the Eli Lilly Foundation
  • Dr. David Williams, Chief Scientific Officer at the Boston Children's Hospital. 
The 10 breakout session speakers will come from industry, academia, public, nonprofit, and social justice sectors. 

Click HERE for more information & the registration link. The registration fee is $25.
Saturday, Jan. 27
9:30-3:30 PM
Stewart Center

Join the Purdue Ambassador Network

Do you remember visiting Purdue University while searching for your college home? Do you remember your tour guide? What about the student you spoke with over the phone, during a chat, or on social media? If so you likely met with a student connected with the Purdue Ambassador Network.
The Purdue Ambassador Network is a group of volunteer and paid student groups that help the Office of Admissions recruit the next class of Boilermakers. These students help with Preview Days, Daily Tours, Online Chats, Group Visits, Athletic Events, Diversity Events, Call Nights, and much more. You can volunteer a few times a year or maybe apply for a part time paid position.
To learn more please join us for dinner TONIGHT AT 6 p.m. or Wednesday (1/17) in WALC also at 6 p.m. 

Careers for Social Change

Interested in a career or internship that focuses on social change? Want to know how someone got to the job or organization they're a part of and how to get to that position for yourself? 

Join us for a dynamic evening of food, conversation, and workshops with representatives from organizations working towards a better world. This is not your typical career fair. 

You'll get the chance to engage in dialogue about careers in non-profits, unions, healthcare, community service, and beyond! Careers for Social Change gives you the chance to connect with individuals who have made their career into creating change in the world. Come find out how you can join them!
Careers for Social Change will be in WALC 2127 from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, January 18th. Options for the event include round table chats with organizations and individuals working for social change, as well as a hands-on workshop on salary negotiation.
Visiting Scholars Series
Foundations of the Firm
Visiting Scholar Michael Ryall

Are you a budding entrepreneur, a future CEO? Interested in management or business? Join Michael Ryall from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management as we explore new ways of thinking about corporate strategy.

Ryall will be offering two sessions for Honors College students:
  • Foundations of the Firm on Jan. 24 in HCRS 1054 from 5-7 p.m.
  • Value Capture Model & Corp. Strategy on Jan. 30 in HCRS 1054 from 5-7 p.m.
The two sessions complement each other, so please attend both if you are able.
complement each other. Both sessions include a reception with light snacks.