Honors Network News
Tuesday, January 30
Academics & Announcements
  • LEED Gold Certification
  • Gilman Scholarship Callout
  • Deans' Receptions
  • LAST CHANCE: Honors Mentor Program
  • Copernican Scholar Exchange
Visiting Scholars Series
  • Michael Ryall (Value Capture Model)
  • Instagram Photo Contest
  • Valentine's Day Celebration and Cupid Contest
  • SAL's "Love" Reading Group
  • Diversity Matters Reading Group: Allyship
  • Coffee (And Cupcakes) With the Council
Other Opportunities
  • Data Mine Living Learning Community
  • Purdue Global Connections Callout
"The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough."

  Ellen Johnson Sireleaf, President of Liberia

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. 30
Torch Tuesday
Windsor Dining Court

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

Wednesday, Jan. 31
Gilman Scholarship Callout
5:30-7:30 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

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

Academics & Announcements
Video: Dean Rhonda Phillips discusses the sustainability of HCR
ICYMI: Honors College celebrates LEED gold certification

Last night, the Honors College marked a significant step in our push for sustainability, celebrating  LEED (or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
"We are ecstatic to achieve this recognition from USGBC for Honors College and Residences," Dean Rhonda Phillips says. "This certification was a significant focus during the design and building process as we strive to set an example for our students to be global citizens and leaders. Thank you to our colleagues at Purdue, Purdue University and all of our partners for enabling us to pursue and achieve this designation."

LEED certification provides third-party confirmation that the design and construction practices for HCR exceeded national standards for building performance. Michael Gulich, director of Purdue's Campus Master Planning and Sustainability, says not only are we providing comfort for our occupants, but we are also reducing operating costs. 

  • The Honors College will save $200,000 annually with HCR's high-efficiency heating/cooling/ventilation
  • HCR is expected to be 40 percent more energy-efficient that Indiana code requirements
  • Efficient shower/faucet fixtures will save nearly 2 million gallons of water per year
  • Purdue saved $3 million during the construction of HCR utilizing new building materials and practices
  • The 18-month construction of HCR marked the quickest timeline for a Purdue residence hall.
Gilman Scholarship CALLOUT

Join the National and International Scholarships Office this Wednesday to learn more about the Gilman Scholarship. 

***Note: This scholarship is only for students receiving federal Pell Grant funding*** 

The program offers grants for U.S. undergraduates of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad in any discipline. 

Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

Applications for the upcoming summer, fall, and academic year open now!

Wednesday, Jan. 31
5:30-6:30 PM
HCRS 1054

Don't miss the 'Deans' Reception' for your disciplinary college

The Honors College co-hosts receptions throughout the academic year bringing together our students from each undergraduate disciplinary college.

Be sure to watch your email for your exclusive invitation to meet and mingle with our Dean Rhonda Phillips and the Dean of your home college. 

We have a number of Deans' Receptions coming up in the next few weeks! 
LAST CHANCE to apply for Honors Mentors!

Do you want to gain valuable leadership experience while also having a significant influence on the next Honors cohort? 

Do have what it takes to be an Honors Mentor? 

The application deadline is this Thursday, February 1st

The online application for new candidates and returning mentors is available via 

REMINDER: Copernican Scholar Exchange applications due Feb. 16!

Come join our exchange program between the Purdue University Honors College and the Honors College at the Universit√† 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 )

Visiting Scholars Series
Boost your business strategy: Join Michael Ryall for his 2nd workshop

In this second session, Michael Ryall will introduce you to a mathematical model of firm strategy.

This leading business and management scholar is eager to interact with you and share his expertise. 

Ryall 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. He is published in leading international journals and has held positions in consulting, general management and finance.
Have an 'Insta-Worthy' image to share?

The Honors College wants to highlight the talents of our students and feature YOUR photography on our social channels. 

  • Do you have a great image depicting Honors College life? 
  • Perhaps you've captured fantastic shots at an honors event? 
  • Have you snapped a fun pic of smiling students? 

Submit your photo to honorscollegemedia@purdue.edu to be featured. We will also be selecting a "Photo of the Month." This image will be enlarged and displayed in the Innovation Forum. At the end of the year, it's yours to keep!   
Cupid Contest and Valentine's Day Celebration

The Honors College's 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.

Please include the title of your poem and your Honors House name. You (or a representative you select) will then share your poem at the Valentine's Day Celebration. 

Each Honors College House will select a winner, who will receive a prize. Their poem will be posted on the SAL website.
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
Explore 'allyship' with Diversity Matters

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, One Hour/One Idea, we will uncover what becoming an ally really means. Further, 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
Coffee (and cupcakes!) with the Council

Stop by for some Valentine's Day treats and get to know your Honors Leadership Council representatives.

They are eager to talk with you, answer questions and provide advice. Remember, they help guide Honors College administrators and staff as decisions are made about our scholarly community.

Thursday, Feb. 8
4:00-7:00 PM
Innovation Forum
Other Opportunities
'Data Mine' new living learning community 
(80 spots available)

The Data Mine introduces students to concepts in Data Science that will be useful for students in all areas of study. For this reason, it is open to students from any major or year of study

You will learn some of the most sought after skills, which companies and graduate programs expect you to know.  No computational background is needed.
The key trait for joining the Data Mine is the desire to learn data science skills in a rigorous, but welcoming environment.
In this living and learning community, students will participate in seminars and will learn new computational tools.  Residents of the Data Mine will work in teams on projects throughout the academic year. You  will be introduced to a broad range of concepts related to our data-driven world.  This experience will prepare students to work on research or internships that require knowledge about managing, visualizing, and analyzing large data sets.  

The seminars in the Data Mine will also open your eyes to the wide variety of possibilities for potential graduate study or employment in data-driven fields.
The Data Mine includes a one credit seminar in each of the fall and spring semesters.  Students will learn about topics such as R, data visualization, bash, regular expressions, pattern matching, SQL databases, XML scraping, and parsing, etc.  Students will also discuss topics related to professional development for research and the workforce.

  APPLY NOW or see your Honors Advisor for more information.

Purdue Global Connections callout

A new student organization, Purdue Global Connections, is holding a callout this Thursday, Feb. 1

Do w ish to study abroad and wish to encounter global cultures? Or have you returned from a study abroad program but don't want the exposure to global cultures to end?

If so, then this is the student organization for you! Members will be involved with Global Leadership Clusters and will help advance a globally-focused agenda on Purdue's campus. They will also have opportunities to complete a professional certification related to Global Citizenship. 

The primary role of this organization is to provide students opportunities for global friendships. Come be a part of change on this campus! 

RSVP here
Thursday, Feb. 1 
6:30 - 7:30 PM
ME 1130