Honors Calendar

The Honors College hosts a variety of opportunities for Honors students to get involved outside of the classroom. These include social events, service projects, professional development workshops, and speakers. This calendar includes important dates and events that may be of interest to Honors students during the Fall 2018 semester. Some events are facilitated by our campus partners. Information about upcoming events will be emailed to all Honors students and will also be posted on the Honors College social media accounts:

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If you have questions about upcoming events, please contact the Honors College office at 812-237-3225.

 

February 2019

Volunteer Opportunity - Sycamore Service Saturday
Saturday, February 2  |  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM  | Check-In at Tirey Hall

The ISU Center for Community Engagement coordinates volunteer opportunies with community partners in the Wabash Valley for Sycamore Service Saturdays. Honors students are strongly encouraged to participate. LEARN MORE


Meet with a Career Coach
Wednesday, February 6  |  3:00 PM - 4:30 PM  |  Pickerl 113

Dustin Bryant, the ISU Career Center's liaison to the Honors College, will be holding weekly office hours in Pickerl 113 during the Spring 2019 semester. Honors students are welcome to drop in without an appointment for help with résumés and other job search and interview related questions.


Faculty Lunch: Dr. Emily Cannon
Thursday, February 7  |  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  |  Pickerl LL

You are invited to join us for February’s installment of our monthly Faculty Lunch series featuring Dr. Emily Cannon from the Department of Baccalaureate Nursing. Faculty lunches are an opportunity for Honors students to have a conversation with some of the dynamic faculty teaching at Indiana State University. Professors are invited to have a discussion with Honors students about their experiences, research interests, journey to academia, and community involvements. The lunch with Dr. Cannon will be Thursday, February 7 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM in the lower level of Pickerl Hall. Participants must RSVP by contacting Kelly Anthony at 812-237-3955. Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis with 13 spots available. Lunch will be provided for each attendee. 

Dr. Emily Cannon has worked for Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana as a medical-surgical float nurse (1995-1997) and later as an Infection Control Practitioner (1997-2003). From 2003-2012, she served as a nursing faculty member at Ivy Tech Community College until she began teaching in the Baccalaureate Nursing Program for Indiana State University. She currently teaches medical surgical nursing to baccalaureate nursing students in their junior year.

Dr. Cannon’s interests include teaching, infection prevention and treatment, emergency nursing issues, and community health. She enjoys spending time with her family, running, and is an advocate for animals, children, and the elderly. She is a native of Terre Haute, Indiana. Dr. Cannon received her Associate of Science in Nursing from Vincennes University in 1995. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (1999) and a Master’s in Nursing (2005) from Indiana Wesleyan University. She graduated in May of 2015 from Indiana State University’s Doctorate of Nursing Practice program.


Meet with a Career Coach
Tuesday, February 12  |  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Pickerl 113

Dustin Bryant, the ISU Career Center's liaison to the Honors College, will be holding weekly office hours in Pickerl 113 during the Spring 2019 semester. Honors students are welcome to drop in without an appointment for help with résumés and other job search and interview related questions.


Networking Workshop
Tuesday, February 12  |  4:30 PM - 5:30 PM  |  Pickerl LL

Join the Honors College and Career Center for a Networking Workshop on Tuesday, February 12 from 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM in the lower level of Pickerl Hall. Participants will learn the basics of networking including best practices of what to do in real networking sessions. Attendees will also learn how to create an elevator pitch and how to use it in a networking setting.


Honors Conversion Forms Due
Friday, February 15

Spring 2019 Honors Conversion Forms are due to Pickerl 110 by 4:30pm on Friday, February 15.


Mamma Mia
Friday, February 15  |  8:00 PM  |  Community Theater

The Honors College invites you to join us as we attend the Community Theatre of Terre Haute’s production of Mamma Mia! “A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. Mamma Mia! is the ultimate feel-good show!”

We will attend the Friday, February 15 production at 8:00 PM at the Community Theatre of Terre Haute. Attendees are responsible for their own transportation to the show. Car-pooling is encouraged.

Tickets are free. Please RSVP by including your name on the sign-in sheet in the Honors College Office in Pickerl Hall or call us at 812-237-3225 to reserve your spot. Reservations are first-come first-serve with 48 spots available. 


Speaker: Anthony Rogers-Wright
Monday, February 18  |  7:00 PM - 8:00 PM  |  Pickerl LL

Join the Honors College as we host environmental justice advocate, Anthony Rogers-Wright, on Monday, February 18, from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM in the lower level of Pickerl Hall.

Anthony Rogers-Wright has over ten years of policy analysis, community organizing and outreach/advocacy experience. While serving as a policy analyst for various environmental consulting firms in California and Colorado, he specialized in land use, Clean Air Act, and environmental justice compliance. Not all communities are equally affect by climate degradation. Anthony Rogers-Wright will discuss environmental justice and how be active in a community around a cause you care about.


Speaker: Tony Campbell: Wildlife Photography
Wednesday, February 20  |  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM  |  Pickerl LL

Join the Honors College as we feature Tony Campbell’s wildlife photography experiences on Wednesday, February 20, from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM in the lower level of Pickerl Hall.

Tony Campbell currently serves as the Manager of Multimedia Services for University Marketing, and he has worked at Indiana State as a photographer for nearly 20 years. Before that, he worked as a photojournalist for a daily newspaper in central Illinois. Since 2005, he has operated a stock photography business specializing in pet and wildlife photography.

Mr. Campbell's presentation will touch on the business of stock photography, as well as stories, photos and video from various domestic and international wildlife photography trips. Highlighted subjects will include polar bears, Alaskan brown bears, great white sharks, mountain gorillas and African lions among others. The presentation will provide tips for photographing wildlife, and suggestions on how to plan international photo trips and travel on a tight budget.


Meet with a Career Coach
Thursday, February 21  |  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Pickerl 113

Dustin Bryant, the ISU Career Center's liaison to the Honors College, will be holding weekly office hours in Pickerl 113 during the Spring 2019 semester. Honors students are welcome to drop in without an appointment for help with résumés and other job search and interview related questions.


Volunteer Opportunity - Sycamore Service Saturday
Saturday, February 23  |  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM  | Check-In at Tirey Hall

The ISU Center for Community Engagement coordinates volunteer opportunies with community partners in the Wabash Valley for Sycamore Service Saturdays. Honors students are strongly encouraged to participate. LEARN MORE


Meet with a Career Coach
Tuesday, February 26  |  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Pickerl 113

Dustin Bryant, the ISU Career Center's liaison to the Honors College, will be holding weekly office hours in Pickerl 113 during the Spring 2019 semester. Honors students are welcome to drop in without an appointment for help with résumés and other job search and interview related questions.

 

March 2019

Speaker: Adrian Matejka
Friday, March 1  |  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM  |  Vigo County Public Library Lobby

Adrian Matejka, they keynote speaker and author of The Big Smoke, will kick-off the Vigo County Public Library’s 2019 Big Read program on Friday, March 1, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Vigo County Public Library.

The Big Smoke follows the story of boxer Jack Johnson, heavyweight champion and prizefighter. This book of poetry written primarily in Johnson’s voice is captivating and as the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Review states, “Even if telling the story of the first African-American heavyweight world champion is a historically important task. The BigSmoke never labors. It reads more like a thriller.” Adrian Matejka currently lives and works in Bloomington Indiana and is the Poet Laurate for the state of Indiana this year. Read more about The Big Smoke here:  https://www.arts.gov/national-initiatives/nea-big-read/big-smoke.

Attendees will meet in the Pickerl Hall Lobby at 5:30 PM to walk to the Vigo County Public Library for the 6:00 PM keynote. Refreshments will be served. Free copies of the book will be available for the first 20 attendees.


Meet with a Career Coach
Tuesday, March 5  |  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Pickerl 113

Dustin Bryant, the ISU Career Center's liaison to the Honors College, will be holding weekly office hours in Pickerl 113 during the Spring 2019 semester. Honors students are welcome to drop in without an appointment for help with résumés and other job search and interview related questions.


Sexual Assault Awareness Month Keynote: Dr. Jackson Katz
Wednesday, March 6  |  7:00 PM - 8:00 PM  |  HMSU Dede I

In partnership with the Women’s Resource Center, we are excited to invite Dr. Jackson Katz to serve as the keynote speaker for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. On Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 7:00 PM in Dede I (HMSU), Dr. Jackson Katz will present “Sex, Violence, and Silence: How Ending Sexual Violence Is An Issue for All of Us.” Dr. Katz has had a profound impact on the work of ending gender violence over the course of his career. 

Dr. Jackson Katz is a renowned educator, author, filmmaker, and theorist on gender violence prevention education and critical media literacy to present at Indiana State University.  In 1993, Katz co-founded the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program at Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society. MVP introduced the bystander approach to the gender violence prevention field; Katz is one of the key architects of this now broadly popular approach. In 1997 Katz created and directed the first worldwide gender violence prevention program in the history of the U.S. Marine Corps. He and his colleagues have been centrally involved in the development and implementation of system-wide bystander intervention training in the U.S. Air Force and Navy. MVP has also worked with the U.S. Army on bases in the States and overseas in Iraq. Katz’s award-winning educational videos Tough Guise and Tough Guise 2, his featured appearances in the films Wrestling With Manhood and Spin The Bottle, and his thousands of lectures in North America and overseas have brought his insights into issues of gender and violence to millions of college and high school students as well as professionals in education, human services, public health and law enforcement. He is the author of The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Helpand Leading Men: Presidential Campaigns and the Politics of Manhood. He is the founder and director of MVP Strategies, which provides gender violence prevention training to institutions in the public and private sectors. Katz speaks extensively in the U.S. and around the world on topics related to violence, media and multiracial, multinational masculinities.


Volunteer Opportunity - Sycamore Service Saturday
Saturday, March 9  |  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM  | Check-In at Tirey Hall

The ISU Center for Community Engagement coordinates volunteer opportunies with community partners in the Wabash Valley for Sycamore Service Saturdays. Honors students are strongly encouraged to participate. LEARN MORE


Faculty Lunch: Dr. Concetta DePaolo
Wednesday, March 13  |  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  |  Pickerl LL

You are invited to join us for March's installment of our monthly Faculty Lunch series featuring Dr. Concetta DePaolo from the Department of Operations & Supply Chain Management. Faculty lunches are an opportunity for Honors students to have a conversation with some of the dynamic faculty teaching at Indiana State University. Professors are invited to have a discussion with Honors students about their experiences, research interests, journey to academia, and community involvements. The lunch with Dr. DePaolo will be Wednesday, March 13 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM in the lower level of Pickerl Hall. Participants must RSVP by contacting Kelly Anthony at 812-237-3955. Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis with 13 spots available. Lunch will be provided for each attendee. 

Dr. Concetta A. DePaolo is a Professor of Operations & Supply Chain Management in the Scott College of Business at Indiana State University. She earned her master’s and Ph.D. in Operations Research from Rutgers University, and an undergraduate degree in Mathematical Sciences from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. A self-described “data geek,” her research interests include optimization, statistical methods, statistics education, and teaching with technology. She has taught statistics, business analytics and management science in the Scott College since 2000 and has recently been involved in developing a Business Analytics minor at ISU. Dr. DePaolo is a committed educator and is a recipient of ISU’s Caleb Mills Distinguished Teaching Award and her college’s Faculty Recognition Award for Excellence in Teaching. She is also participating in ISU’s Master Teacher program and plans to receive that certification by the end of 2018.


Meet with a Career Coach
Wednesday, March 13  |  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM  |  Pickerl 113

Dustin Bryant, the ISU Career Center's liaison to the Honors College, will be holding weekly office hours in Pickerl 113 during the Spring 2019 semester. Honors students are welcome to drop in without an appointment for help with résumés and other job search and interview related questions.


Meet with a Career Coach
Wednesday, March 20  |  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM  |  Pickerl 113

Dustin Bryant, the ISU Career Center's liaison to the Honors College, will be holding weekly office hours in Pickerl 113 during the Spring 2019 semester. Honors students are welcome to drop in without an appointment for help with résumés and other job search and interview related questions.


Spring Break
Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29 

 

April 2019

Meet with a Career Coach
Wednesday, April 3  |  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM  |  Pickerl 113

Dustin Bryant, the ISU Career Center's liaison to the Honors College, will be holding weekly office hours in Pickerl 113 during the Spring 2019 semester. Honors students are welcome to drop in without an appointment for help with résumés and other job search and interview related questions.


Mock Interviews
Wednesday, April 3  |  4:30 PM - 6:00 PM  |  Pickerl LL

Join the Honors College and Career Center as we host a Mock Interview Workshop on Wednesday, April 3, from 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM in the lower level of Pickerl Hall. Students will learn the dos and don’ts of interviewing whether for an on-campus job, internship, position after graduation, or graduate school. Participants will learn about different types of interviews, frequent questions asked, interviewing etiquette, and more. Practice your skills and receive feedback on ways to improve to ensure you are interview-ready!


Volunteer Opportunity - Sycamore Service Saturday
Saturday, April 6  |  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM  | Check-In at Tirey Hall

The ISU Center for Community Engagement coordinates volunteer opportunies with community partners in the Wabash Valley for Sycamore Service Saturdays. Honors students are strongly encouraged to participate. LEARN MORE


Meet with a Career Coach
Wednesday, April 10  |  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM  |  Pickerl 113

Dustin Bryant, the ISU Career Center's liaison to the Honors College, will be holding weekly office hours in Pickerl 113 during the Spring 2019 semester. Honors students are welcome to drop in without an appointment for help with résumés and other job search and interview related questions.


Priority Registration for Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 Classes
Monday, April 15

Speaker: Dr. Ana Cecilia Paralta Ferriz

Tuesday, April 16  |  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  |  Science 012

As part of the Darwin Speaker Series and Earth Day Celebration, join us for an intimate conversation with Dr. Ana Cecilia Paralta Ferriz on Tuesday, April 16, from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM in Science 012.

Dr. Peralta Ferriz is a physical oceanographer, with a primary focus on the observations of large-scale dynamics of the Arctic Ocean. She earned her PhD in 2012 in the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington, supervised by Dr. Jamie Morison. She received her B.Sc. in Oceanography in Ensenada, B.C., Mexico, in 2004, and her M.Sc. in Oceanography in June 2008 from the UW. During her time at PSC, including her post-doctoral appointment, she has taken part on different expeditions in the Arctic Ocean, in Fram Strait (2012-2014) and Bering Strait (2011, 2013 and 2014). She also participated in the North Pole Environmental Observatory expedition during the spring of 2008 and 2010. Learn more about Dr. Peralta Ferriz here: http://psc.apl.uw.edu/people/investigators/cecilia-peralta-ferriz/


Meet with a Career Coach
Wednesday, April 17  |  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM  |  Pickerl 113

Dustin Bryant, the ISU Career Center's liaison to the Honors College, will be holding weekly office hours in Pickerl 113 during the Spring 2019 semester. Honors students are welcome to drop in without an appointment for help with résumés and other job search and interview related questions.


Speaker: Dr. Arthur Feinsod: "A Place for Faith in the Public University"
Thursday, April 18  |  7:00 PM - 8:00 PM  |  Pickerl LL

Join the Honors College as we host Dr. Arther Fiensod to discuss “A Place for Faith in the Public University” on Thursday, April 18, from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM in the lower level of Pickerl Hall.

This lecture sets forth the position that the public university not only needs to make available courses in which students can study religion, faith, and varied belief systems, but not to do so deprives students of a vital part of a solid and full liberal arts education. The Honors College can play an important role at the university by offering courses in the Bible (Hebrew Bible and New Testament); other sacred writings of world religions; and historical and theoretical courses related directly or indirectly to faith, belief systems, and religion in general. While the public university cannot and should not support preaching, proselytizing or promoting any one religion over any other (due to the First Amendment), it can and should support general religious literacy, study of the idea of faith itself, as well as values and universal principles shared by many world religions. This kind of study not only can round out students’ educations, it can also help develop their character, provide them with stability and a feeling of centeredness, and thus counter the angst, waywardness, and hopelessness that can come from a "culture of disbelief" that pervades many American universities.

Dr. Arthur Feinsod has been Professor of Theater and the Honors Program and College at Indiana State since 2001. He also is a professional playwright, director, theater scholar and lecturer. His book The Simple Stage has been in print since 1992. His two most recent writing projects are an essay on theater as community service, included in University and Society: Interdependencies and Exchange, soon to be published by Edward Edgar Publishers and a chapter on the famous American theater producer/director Arthur Hopkins for a book entitled Great Northern American Theatre Directors for Bloomsbury Publishing, a subsidiary of Methuen Press. Feinsod served as Artistic Director of Crossroads Repertory Theatre (2001- 2014) and Theater 7 (2016-2018). His play Coming to See Aunt Sophie has been performed in Germany, Poland, Australia and throughout the Midwest and has been translated into Polish and Hungarian. At ISU, he was the recipient of the Caleb Mills Award for Teaching and was voted faculty member of the year by ISU honors students; at Trinity College, where he taught from 1985 to 2000, he received the Arthur Hughes Award for Excellence in Teaching. Besides offering courses in playwriting, directing, theatrical styles and mask acting, Feinsod teaches the ancient and modern great works for the ISU Honors College. In his theater styles and honors “great works” classes, Feinsod draws heavily not only on non-dramatic forms of literature, philosophy, religion, and history, but also from the visual and performing arts. Feinsod is presently the President of the Inter-faith Council of the Wabash Valley (IFC) and will be lecturing on “Art and Faith” for the Swope Art Museum this spring.


Meet with a Career Coach
Tuesday, April 23  |  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Pickerl 113

Dustin Bryant, the ISU Career Center's liaison to the Honors College, will be holding weekly office hours in Pickerl 113 during the Spring 2019 semester. Honors students are welcome to drop in without an appointment for help with résumés and other job search and interview related questions.


Volunteer Opportunity - Sycamore Service Saturday
Saturday, April 27 |  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM  | Check-In at Tirey Hall

The ISU Center for Community Engagement coordinates volunteer opportunies with community partners in the Wabash Valley for Sycamore Service Saturdays. Honors students are strongly encouraged to participate. LEARN MORE


Study Tables
Monday, April 29  |  5:00 PM - 9:00 PM  |  Pickerl LL

The Honors College will be providing study table space in the lower level of Pickerl Hall with free coffee, hot chocolate, and tea.


Study Tables
Tuesday, April 30  |  5:00 PM - 9:00 PM  |  Pickerl LL

The Honors College will be providing study table space in the lower level of Pickerl Hall with free coffee, hot chocolate, and tea.

 

May 2019

Spring Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 11