Honors Program

Events and Announcements

Upcoming Events:


Recent Events: 

Welcome Back - Coffee and Cookies

Welcome Back! Coffee and Cookies Event

 - Jan 11 & 12 from 11:00 am - 3:00 PM

To help get the spring semester off to a great start, we invite all Honors students to stop by the Honors Center for our traditiona

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ookies & Coffee” from 11am to 3pm on Monday, January 11 and Tuesday, January 12.

Finals Study Break - Dec 14, 15, & 16 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Surviving Finals Flyer


Need a break? Stop by the Honors Center for some coffee, tea, and cookies to help get you through finals week!

The Honors Program is hosted the Fall 2015 Honors Project Showcase on Friday, December 4, 2015. 


The Fall Honors Showcase was held on Friday, December 4. This was an opportunity for Honors students to present the research from their Honors Projects--the culmination of their work towards completing the Honors Certificate.  

The students have worked hard on their projects, and your participation in the showcase as audience members, including asking them questions and offering feedback, will benefit the students greatly.

The Honors Program is proud to co-sponsor "Magna Carta: Texts and Contexts" on Wednesday, November 18 at 7pm.Magna Carta: Texts and Contexts

Activities will include 
--presentation by James P. Fenton (partner at Eilbacher Fletcher LLP) about the the considerable influence Magna Carta has had on the American legal system and judiciary.
--presentation by Sara Jackson, IPFW Honors student, of an overview of the many perspectives surrounding the appreciation of Magna Carta as a document firmly entrenched in its medieval context that also serves as the inspiration for modern conceptions of human rights.
--an interactive exhibit of Sara's research project, including parchment making and a digital magazine.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Magna Carta and support one of your fellow Honors students. For those of you trying to decide what you want your Honors Project to be, this is a great way to see one example of an interdisciplinary Honors Project-in-progress.

Help Yourself or Your Loved Ones--Anxiety and Depression Depression and Anxiety are Common. You are NOT Alone.Workshops - November 2, 2015 & 

September 30, 2015

Whether you are looking for coping mechanisms for yourself or you want to learn how to help a friend or you want to know what to look out for to help take care of people you care about--this is a great opportunity to do so. 

Please contact Alice  Jordan-Miles at jordana@ipfw.edu for further information. 

Spring 2016 Enrollment Party 

Trying to decide on Spring 2016 classes? Come to the Honors Program Enrollment Party on Monday, October 26 at noon! We will have Honors faculty and PIZZA! All Honors and Honors-eligible students are welcome. 

Honors Coffee and Cookies Mid-term Study Break 

On Oct 6, 7, and 8 the Honors Program will be hosting a Coffee and Cookies Mid-term Study Break from 11 am -4 PM each day. 

Meeting with Chris Nicola

Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies hosted Chris Nicola on campus for two talks. Chris Nicola was spelunking in Ukraine when he accidentally discovered caves in which an extended family hid for 17 months during World War II and the Holocaust. His documentary film based on the experiences, No Place On Earth, received the 2014 Award for Documentary Screenplay from the Writers Guild of America. You can find further information about his experiences here http://www.noplaceonearthfilm.com/dig-deeper/chris-nicolas-exploration/ 

Pinning Ceremony

On Tuesday, September 22  at 6pm, the Honors Program honored 23 students who have earned their Honors Pin by completing 9 credit hours of Honors coursework. After a brief ceremony, there was an opportunity to meet other Honors students, enjoy refreshments, play games, and much more!

World Movie Premiere of Inspiration 

Inspiration Movie Premiere Poster

World Premiere of Inspiration- a short film made for Honors Filmmaking & Music (Spring 2015) taught by Dr. Art Herbig and Dr. Chris Rutkowski. 

The World Premiere took place Monday, September 21 in the Honors Center.

Cast and Crew:

Josette Grames

Evan Gidley

Casey Stombaugh

Carl Werling

Andrew Nesler

Ryan Springer

David Wadkins

Expert Panel on the European Refugee Crisis

On Wednesday, September 16, the Honors Program hosted a panel discussion on the Refugee Crisis. Dr. Ann Livschiz (Department of History and Honors Program Director) and James Toole (Department of Political Science) lead the discussion. Here is the link to the 21Alive article written about the event. 

Study Abroad for Honors Students

If you are interested in doing a Study Abroad at any point during your time at IPFW, please contact Meg Underwood, Study Abroad Advisor at IPFW, by email at studyabroad@ipfw.edu. She will be able to talk about Study Abroad, the particular opportunities available to Honors students, and answer any questions you may have.  Meg can discuss funding opportunities, so if you are interested in doing a Study Abroad but worried about how to pay for it. For more information, please visit the Office of International Education, Walb Student Union 145.

World Movie Premiere of The Forbidden Love  The Forbidden Love Movie Poster

World Premiere of The Forbidden Love—a short film made by H-Option students (and their classmates) in Farah Combs’s Arabic class NELC A150 last spring. 

The World Premiere took place Monday, August 31 in the Honors Center. 

The film’s running time is about 10 minutes. 

It is in Arabic with English subtitles. 

Cast and Crew: 

Nathaniel Brophy (POLS; Honors student)

Hajer Mohamed (Nursing; Honors student)

Justin Matthews (Biology Pre-Med; Honors student) 

Saman Moshref (Nursing)

Alexis Hathaway (POLS)

Kaleela Grossman (Spanish)

Nick Braun (History)

Jaber Almejbah (Electrical Engineering) 

Welcome Back Coffee & Cookies

Monday, August 24 & 25

Welcome back! Coffee and cookies are available in the Honors Center from 11:00 am-3:00 pm. Dr. Livschiz is available for walk-in appointments from 11:00 am-11:50 am and 1:00 pm-3:00pm.