Honors Network News
Tuesday, January 23
Academics & Announcements
  • HLC Social Media Takeover
  • India Study Away Callout
  • Honors Mentor Callout
  • Copernican Scholar Exchange
  • ODK App Deadline Extended
Visiting Scholars Series
  • Michael Ryall Business Workshops
  • House Challenge Update
  • Free Webinar: Racist Messaging on Campus
  • Black Lives Matter & the Women Who Lead It
  • Stagefighting Workshop & Film Screening
  • Diversity Matters Reading Group: Allyship
  • Society of Arts & Letters "Love" Reading
Other Opportunities
  • JPUR Callout
  • Writing Contest 
"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, Jan. 23
Torch Tuesday
Windsor Dining Court

Racist Messaging Webinar
2:00-3:30 p.m.
WALC 3087

Study Away: India Callout
5:00-6:00 p.m.
Dean's Conference Room

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

Tuesday, Jan. 30
Torch Tuesday
Windsor Dining Court

Visiting Scholar: Value Capture Model
5:00-7:00 p.m.
HCRS 1054

Thursday, Feb. 1
SAL Reading Group
6:00-7:00 p.m.
HCRS Reading Room

One Hour/One Idea: Allyship
7:00-8:00 p.m.
HCRN 1143

Academics & Announcements
HLC taking over Honors College social media

Be sure to stay tuned to Purdue Honors College on Instagram and Snapchat today! 

The Honors Leadership Council is engaging in a "Social Media Takeover" to show off what life is like as a Purdue Honors College student. 

The HLC will be performing these takeovers on a monthly basis---the third Tuesday of each month. Be sure to follow us HERE on Instagram and Snapchat to see Purdue through the eyes of the HLC.

Only a few spots left in 'India: Waves of Globalization and Labor' 

Earn 6 Honors credits while learning about globalization in India with Drs. Megha Anwer and Natasha Duncan!
This course offers you the opportunity to explore the origins of the global cultural reach of India.

Through the migrations of its people, far-flung corners of the world have been touched by its cuisine, traditions, and labor. Many of those who left, migrated as laborers as the tides of international economic forces demanded over time. 

Come explore the possibilities, ask questions and get a taste of what this Honors College study away experience will offer you!

5:00-6:00 PM
Dean's Conference Room HCRN

Honors Mentor Callout

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 attend TONIGHT's Mentor Program Callout. 

At this callout, you will learn:
  • The many benefits you will receive from this program.
  • The significant impact that mentors have on the Honors College community.
  • Top secret tips for submitting a successful application.
  • Essential information about how the program works and what is expected of you.
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.
6-7 p.m.

HC's Copernican Scholar Exchange program now accepting applications

The application deadline is February 16, 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. 

Two Purdue "Copernican Scholars" will be selected for academic year 2018-2019. The two Purdue Copernican Scholars will serve as ambassadors for the Padova University honors student, who will be studying at Purdue during the 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. At Padova, classes offered cover all majors, are taught in English including honors course opportunities.

Questions? Please contact Catharine Patrone ( cpatrone@purdue.edu )

ODK application deadline extended to Feb. 5

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.
Visiting Scholars Series
Our first Visiting Scholar of Spring 2018 is here THIS WEEK!

If you have an interest in management or business, be sure to mark this one on your calendar. 

Michael Ryall is eager to interact with you and share his expertise. 

He is a Professor of Strategy Magagement at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. His primary research interest is the formal theoretical foundations of business strategy and he has been published in leading international journals.

Prior to obtaining his PhD and becoming a full-time scholar, Ryall held positions in consulting, general management and finance.  He is offering two sessions for our community:
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.

House Challenge update

Competition in the House Challenge grew fierce at the end of last semester! Lots of end-of-semester events resulted in some big jumps in points, and with everything going on this spring, the battle rages on. 

In order to be more fair, the Honors College has changed the comparison to a "Points per Resident" system, which is why the numbers and rankings look a little different. 

Copper House now has the lead, followed closely by Titanium House. But, Palladium, Platinum and Silver Houses aren't too far behind! More exciting news - Palladium house has already met the points threshold to earn an ice cream party. HCR Residents, let's start off spring semester by firing up this hearty House rivalry!!! 

One great way to earn points for your House is to attend the Honors Mentor Program Callout tonight. 
  • You earn points for going to a callout
  • More points if you decide to apply
  • And even more if you are selected as a mentor for next year! 
This would be a great opportunity to get involved in Honors leadership and lead your House to victory! 
HAPPENING TODAY: 'Racist Messaging on Campus' webinar
Learn to 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.

2:00-3:30 PM
WALC 3087
Explore 'Black Lives Matter' and the women who lead it with Dr. Nadia Brown

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

Cornerstone Event: 
Stagefighting Workshop & Julie Taymor's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Join the Stone Soup Shakespeare troupe (a regional touring group) for a look at stage fighting and stage movement. 

They'll teach you all you need to know in preparation for stage combat. 

Following the workshop, Julie Taymor's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream will be played in Honors Hall. Don't miss this fun, theatrical event!

Wednesday, Jan. 24
Stage Fighting Workshop
6:00-7:00 PM
Honors Hall

Film Screening
7:00-9:00 PM
Honors Hall  

Diversity Matters Reading Group 
One Hour/One Idea: Allyship

In a world where controversy leads to division, expressions of solidarity and support are essential in maintaining and nourishing relationships within diverse groups. 

During this reading group session, we will uncover what becoming an ally really means.  

In addition, this session will provide you an opportunity to meet and network with other students in the Honors College and learn how to become allies alongside each other.

Thursday, Feb. 1
7:00-8:00 PM
HCRN 1143
Join SAL for love-themed reading group 

The Society of Arts and Letters cordially invites you to its first reading group gathering of the spring semester.

SAL has selected the theme of "love" for the Valentine's season. This will also serve as a source of inspiration for the upcoming Cupid Contest.

Shakespeare's "Sonnet 65" and Ernest Hemingway's "Indian Camp" will be discussed. You can find both HERE.  

Thursday, Feb. 1
6-7 PM
HCRS Reading Room
Other Opportunities
JPUR Callout

The Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research is hosting a callout this Thursday to introduce you to the process of publishing your research in this scholarly Purdue journal.

The callout will include:
  • information about the content of JPUR
  • instructions on how to submit
  • a breakdown of the process of student publication
This is a great opportunity for students of all disciplines to showcase the research they are conducting. JPUR is especially interested in research being conducted on Purdue itself! Publications look great on resumes, but also offer the valuable experiences of peer editing and review. 

Attendance of this event is not mandatory to submit a proposal to JPUR. However, there will be helpful and guiding information about JPUR and the article selection process. Questions? Contact JPUR at jpur@purdue.edu. 

Thursday, Jan. 25
6:00-7:00 PM
BRNG 1230

Earn cash prizes with Department of English's 'Literary Awards' competition

This competition for undergraduates offers more than 60 cash prizes for creative writing and critical essays. You can find the full list of categories HERE Topics include:
  • literature
  • languages
  • the arts
  • culture
  • gender
  • race
  • disability
  • history
  • anthropology 
  • the environment
Click HERE for eligibility information and submission form. 

The deadline for submission is March 5.