Honors Network News
Tuesday, January 9
Academics & Announcements
  • A New Year's Call to Action
  • Seats Available in Spring HONR Courses
  • Contracts, Cookies and Coffee... Oh My!
  • 'Get Ahead of Third Year' Boot Camp
  • Apply to the Honors Mentor Program
  • Dr. Peter Moore's Book Named to Literary Hub's 2017 Favorites
  • New Option for Torch Tuesday Attendees
  • Skate Into Spring
  • MLK Day of Service
  • Spring Leadership Involvement Fair
Visiting Scholars Series
  • Michael Ryall and Spring 2018 Lineup 
"Whatever title or office we may be privileged to hold, it is what we do that defines wh
o we are... Each of us must decide what kind of person we want to be-what kind of legacy that we want to pass on."

Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan

As we begin a new semester, take this opportunity to think about how 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. 8
Torch Tuesday
Windsor Dining Court

Skate Into Spring
7:30-9:30 p.m.
HCRN entrance
Wednesday, Jan. 10
Contracts, Cookies, Coffee... Oh My!
Noon-1:00 p.m.
HCRN Innovation Forum

Thursday, Jan. 11
Contracts, Cookies, Coffee... Oh My!
11:30-2:30 p.m.
HCRN Innovation Forum

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

Tuesday, Jan. 23
Honors Mentor Callout
6:00-7:00 p.m.

Academics & Announcements
Welcome to spring semester: 
A New Year's call to action

The Honors College is all about investing in yourself. You have chosen to get more out of college by becoming a member of our scholarly community. 

Not only are you gaining the technical skills your major provides, you are also developing the attitudes (e.g., motivation to learn, openness to feedback) and universal skills (e.g., innovative thinking, valuing diversity) employers are truly seeking. 

The events and activities in the HC are specifically designed to provide you with the most comprehensive, balanced, and sensible education possible. As you know, education is not a passive process.

In order to get all you can out of the HC--you need to step up, take action, and get/stay involved.  Members of the HC attend at least one event/activity a week.  Watch the HNN for broad ranging opportunities!  


Dr. Heather Servaty-Seib
Associate Dean for Student Life
Purdue Honors College

Contracts... and cookies... and coffee, OH MY!

Two "how to contract" open house events will be held in the Innovation Forum (lobby) in Honors College and Residences North on:
Stop by with questions about the contracting process or to pick up the contracting forms. Cookies and coffee will be provided!  
There are still seats available in some spring HONR courses
ACT now, secure your spot!

Looking for one more class to add to your schedule?  Need some honors credit?  Want to take a unique special topics course on things such as how sports impact political agendas?  Or gain experience using a printing press?  Or how about asking why people age and if we would want to be immortal?  

Well, you're in luck because there are still some open seats in select HONR courses. 

Take a look at the available courses HERE and act now! Many of these courses will not be offered again.
Detailed descriptions and CRNS of each course can be found in this section of the  Honors College Website. Please contact your Honors Advisor for any additional questions.

Register now!
Get ahead of 3rd year with NISO's 'Sophomore Boot Camp'

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.
You must RSVP HERE by Friday, January 12 to attend.

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

Apply to the Honors Mentor program  

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.

Dr. Peter Moore's poetry collection named to Literary Hub's 2017 favorites

A big Honors College congratulations is in order for our own Dr. Peter Moore.  Literary Hub has selected his new poetry collection, Zippers & Jeans, as one of its favorites for 2017.

The daily literary website is considered a  central place for writers, publishers, books, bookstores, librarians, and readers to congregate and celebrate books and literary culture

It asked 50 poets and writers to recommend one book of poetry they loved.  You can read more about Moore's book HERE
Don't have meal swipes? New option for Torch Tuesday attendees

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

Welcome back, let's SKATE into spring!

Take part in an Honors College tradition!

We invite you to join us for some winter fun and camaraderie on the ice at Tapawingo Park. There will be a bus leaving on rotation from the front of the entrance to HCRN.  This begins at 7:30 p.m. The event runs through 9:30 p.m.
7:30-9:30 PM
HCRN entrance

Purdue to celebrate MLK 'Day of Service'

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service honors the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., and Purdue celebrates this day by serving at local agencies working to impact positive change in the community. Breakfast and transportation will be provided.

Opportunities include assisting with voter registration, working with the YWCA, Pack Away Hunger & Tippecanoe Villa Home, among others.

Please bring your favorite children's book to donate to local children!

***Click   HERE to sign up!  Act quickly as spaces are filling fast. There are only 400 spots available.

Monday, Jan. 15
8:30-1:30 p.m.
Spring 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
Visiting Scholars Series
Visiting Scholars for Spring 2018

We have a number of exciting scholars coming our way in Spring 2018!

First up, Michael D. Ryall of the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. 

Are you a budding entrepreneur, a future CEO? Interested in management or business? Join Ryall 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. 

Looking ahead:
  • Poet and communication design expert Kyle Schlesinger will offer a workshop that will include printing a broadside in the print lab
  • Investigate why Sweden is continuously thought of as a leader in innovation and design with Eva Marie Ingeborg Hartell and Dean Phillips. Hartell will take you through a 2 hour interactive workshop, Made in Sweden: An Exploration of Swedish Design and Culture
  • Visit with award-winning author of Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel