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.

 

September 2018

Career Center Workshop for Honors Students: Résumés
Wednesday, September 5  •  4:30pm  •  Pickerl Lower Level

The Career Center will be hosting a résumé workshop for Honors students. You are encouraged to bring a copy of your résumé (print or on a laptop) and any questions you have. If you have never developed a résumé before, this will also be a good session to attend to help you get started. For more information about resources from the Career Center, please visit their website.

Resume Workshop on September 5


Information Session: Alternative Winter Break - Turks and Caicos
Thursday, September 6  •  4:00pm  •  Pickerl Lower Level

The Center for Community Engagement is organizing an international alternative winter break for Honors students. Participants will travel to Turks and Caicos from January 3-9, 2019. Working with IsleGo Missions, students will participate in service activities that include helping with upkeep and light construction projects of a homes, distributing food to children and playing with children. Housing will be provided by our partner and all meals are included, except for one on your excursion day. Please contact Katie Lugar (Katie.Lugar@indstate.edu) or Jennifer Christian (Jennifer.Christian@indstate.edu) if you are interested in the trip or have any questions.

PDF icon Alternative Winter Break Application (PDF)


Information Session: Spring Break 2019 - South Korea Trip
Thursday, September 6  •  6:00pm  •  Pickerl Lower Level

In Spring 2019, the Department of Social Work is offering SOWK 450 – Hon: International Studies in South Korea, which will give Honors students the opportunity to travel to South Korea from March 22-31, 2019 during ISU’s Spring Break. Participants will visit health, mental health, and social service agencies and other cultural centers. SOWK 450 is open to Honors students with any major and can count toward your Honors elective credits. Please contact Professor Robyn Lugar (Robyn.Lugar@indstate.edu) if you are interested in the trip or have any questions.

PDF icon South Korea Trip Flyer (PDF)

PDF icon South Korea Trip Itinerary (PDF)

PDF icon SOWK 450 Syllabus (PDF)


Speaker: Dr. Lee Dugatkin discussing "How to Tame a Fox and Build a Dog"
Friday, September 7  •  4:30pm  •  Pickerl Lower Level

Dr. Lee Dugatkin is an author, evolutionary biologist, behavioral ecologist, and historian of science. He is a Professor and University Scholar in the Department of Biology at The University of Louisville. He will discuss his most recent book: How To Tame A Fox (And Build A Dog): Visionary Scientists and a Siberian Tale of Jump-Started Evolution. A book signing will follow this event. Copies of Dr. Dugatkin’s book will be available for $26.00 and can be purchased with cash, credit, debit, or check. For more information about Dr. Dugatkin, please visit his website: http://www.leedugatkin.com

Honors Speaker: Dr. Lee Dugatkin on September 7


Saturday Stroll with Professor Bisch: Art & Architecture
Saturday, September 8  •  11:00am  •  HMSU Commons

Come along to learn about fine art and architecture in Terre Haute. As we stroll, we’ll examine buildings and public art spaces on campus and beyond with stops for visits to the ISU Art Gallery, the Swope Art Museum, and the Vigo County Public Library. Bring a few dollars and add some treasures to your own library available for very low, student-friendly, prices at the Friends of the VCPL monthly book sale. Meet in the HMSU Food Court on the fountain side near Einstein’s Bagles. Strolls begin at 11:00 AM and conclude by 2:00 PM. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. For more information, contact Marilyn.Bisch@indstate.edu.


Information Session: Summer 2019 - London Trip
Tuesday, September 11  •  5:00pm  •  Pickerl 113

Dr. Kevin Bolinger will be teaching GH 301: History of Britain in Summer 2019. Students enrolled in this course will spend two weeks in London, England. For more information, please contact Dr. Bolinger at Kevin.Bolinger@indstate.edu.


Speaker: Dr. Malynnda Johnson - "Talking Taboo: What Television Teaches Us About Sex, Mental Illness, and Other Difficult Topics"
Tuesday, September 18  •  6:00pm  •  Pickerl Lower Level

Many teachers, doctors, politicians, and parents alike struggle with how to talk to young adults about a variety of topics. Topics that make us uncomfortable and vulnerable. Topics that might reveal something that others could judge us for. Topics that NEED to be discussed. Dr. Malynnda Johnson from the Department of Communication LOVES to talk about these topics and teaches many classes focused them. For this honors presentation she will guide you through a brief history of entertainment education and challenge you to look deeper into the screen to uncover what hidden, and sometimes not so hidden, messages have helped shape your perceptions of taboo topics.


Honors Conversion Forms Due
Friday, September 21

Honors students wishing to convert Fall 2018 classes should submit their Honors Conversion Forms to Pickerl Hall 110 by 4:30pm on Friday, September 21. All conversion forms must be typed, signed by the student and the instructor, and include clear descriptions of the Honors component and the evaluation criteria. 


Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Concert: Cirque Goes to the Movies
Friday, September 21  •  8:00pm  •  Hilbert Circle Theater in Indianapolis, IN

The Honors College invites you to join us as we attend the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's production of Cirque Goes to the Movies! Cirque Goes to the Movies merges epic movie music with Cirque aerialists, contortionists, strong men, and dancers. It features Cirque's amazing physical feats of power and beauty scored with music from classic movies. We will attend the Friday, September 21 production at 8:00pm at the Hilbert Circle Theater in Indianapolis. Attendees will meet in the Pickerl Hall lobby at 5:30pm to load the bus and we will depart from ISU promptly at 5:45pm. The bus will return attendees to Pickerl Hall that evening.Tickets are free. Please RSVP by adding your name to the sign-up sheet in the Honors College office in Pickerl Hall 110 or call us at 812-237-3225 to reserve your spot. Reservations are first-come, first-served with 48 spots available. 

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Concert on September 21


Volunteer Opportunity: Sycamore Service Saturday
Saturday, September 22  •  8:00am-12:00pm  •  Registration at Tirey Hall - Volunteer Locations Vary

The Center for Community Engagement collaborates with several community partners throughout the Wabash Valley for Sycamore Service Saturdays.  Students have the opportunity to volunteer in small groups and assist with a variety of projects. Honors students are strongly encouraged to participate. For more information or to sign up, please visit the Center for Community Engagement website.


Faculty Lunch: Dr. Whitney Boling, Applied Health Sciences
Wednesday, September 26  •  12:00pm  •  Pickerl Lower Level

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.


Study Abroad Fair
Thursday, September 27  •  11:00am-4:00pm  •  Dede I

For more information, please visit the Study Abroad website.


Volunteer Opportunity: Family Learning Day
Saturday, September 29  •  9:00am  •  Vigo County Public Library

 

October 2018

Workshop: Creating Effective Poster Presentations
Thursday, October 4  • 5:00pm  •  Pickerl Lower Level

Students are invited to attend a short, interactive information session to learn and engage with best practices concerning poster presentation design and interpersonal communication. This short workshop is ideal for Honors students planning to present poster sessions at future conferences or take GH 401. No preparation in advance of workshop is required by attendees.


Volunteer Opportunity: Franken Fest
Friday, October 12  •  7:00pm-8:30pm  •  Vigo County Public Library

Indiana State University Homecoming: Tent City
Saturday, October 13  •  11:00am  •  Memorial Stadium

The Honors College will participate in ISU's Homecoming celebration with a tent at Tent City! For more information, please visit the Homecoming website.


Speaker: Dr. Kevin Bolinger discussing Jack the Ripper
Tuesday, October 16  •  5:00pm  •  Pickerl Lower Level

Faculty Lunch: Dr. Bob Guell, Economics
Wednesday, October 17  •  12:00pm  •  Pickerl Lower Level

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.


Volunteer Opportunity: Sycamore Service Saturday
Saturday, October 20  •  8:00am-12:00pm  •  Registration at Tirey Hall - Volunteer Locations Vary

The Center for Community Engagement collaborates with several community partners throughout the Wabash Valley for Sycamore Service Saturdays.  Students have the opportunity to volunteer in small groups and assist with a variety of projects. Honors students are strongly encouraged to participate. For more information or to sign up, please visit the Center for Community Engagement website.


Saturday Stroll with Professor Bisch: Religion, Science, & Industry
Saturday, October 20  •  11:00am  •  HMSU Commons

Come along and explore historic and modern churches, houses, and museums on and near campus. On our Stroll we’ll visit the Eugene V. Debs House Museum (a National Historic Landmark in the heart of our campus), Terre Haute Children’s Museum (science fun for children of all ages),the Hulman & Co. Clabber Girl Museum (one of the most eclectic museums you may ever see), and sites of local museums coming soon to a downtown near you! Meet in the HMSU Food Court on the fountain side near Einstein’s Bagles. Strolls begin at 11:00 AM and conclude by 2:00 PM. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. For more information, contact Marilyn.Bisch@indstate.edu.


Career Center Workshop for Honors Students: Graduate School 101
Monday, October 22  •  4:30pm  •  Pickerl Lower Level

These will be an interactive workshop hosted by the Indiana State University Career Center. Students will learn about graduate school options, requirements, and how to prepare for the application process. For more information about resources from the Career Center, please visit their website.


Speaker: Dr. Amanda Hobson discussing "Bewitching Bodies: Sex, Violence, and Magic in Urban Fantasy"
Dr. Amanda Hobson
Thursday, October 25  •  6:00pm  •  Pickerl Lower Level

A figure of magic and mystery, seduction and scintillation, the witch is a figure of our collective imagination that both tempts and terrifies, and contemporary urban fantasy fictions are obsessed with these mystical beings.  Amanda Hobson, popular culture scholar, will trace the historical genes of the witch and discuss current examples on television, while exploring the connections between gender, sexuality, and violence in these magical tales.

 

 

November 2018

Workshop: Creating Effective Poster Presentations - 5:00pm in the lower level of Pickerl
Thursday, November 1  •  5:00pm  •  Pickerl Lower Level

Students are invited to attend a short, interactive information session to learn and engage with best practices concerning poster presentation design and interpersonal communication. This short workshop is ideal for Honors students planning to present poster sessions at future conferences or take GH 401. No preparation in advance of workshop is required by attendees.


Indiana State University Family Day - Honors College Open House
Saturday, November 3  •  9:30am-11:00am  •  Pickerl 110

The Honors College will have an open house in Pickerl Hall on Family Day. Honors students and their families are invited to stop by!


Volunteer Opportunity: Sycamore Service Saturday
Saturday, November 10  •  8:00am-12:00pm  •  Registration at Tirey Hall - Volunteer Locations Vary

The Center for Community Engagement collaborates with several community partners throughout the Wabash Valley for Sycamore Service Saturdays.  Students have the opportunity to volunteer in small groups and assist with a variety of projects. Honors students are strongly encouraged to participate. For more information or to sign up, please visit the Center for Community Engagement website.


Priority Registration begins for Spring 2019
Monday, November 12

Faculty Lunch: Dr. Mary Howard-Hamilton, Educational Leadership
Monday, November 12  •  12:00pm  •  Pickerl Lower Level

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.

 

December 2018

Final Exams
Monday, December 11 - Friday, December 15

Commencement
Saturday, December 16