Honors Program

Events and Announcements

Upcoming Events: 


Help Yourself or Your Loved Ones--Anxiety and Depression Depression and Anxiety are Common. You are NOT Alone.Workshop 

We heard from a number of you who wanted to attend the Anxiety and Depression Workshop last week but could not make it due to class conflicts. So we have scheduled another workshop with Alice Jordan-Miles on dealing with depression and anxiety on Monday, November 2 at noon. (Pizza will be provided for those who attend.)

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. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. We hope to see you on November 2. 

Recent Events: 

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. 

October 6: 10:30am-11:45am (SB G34) OR 6pm-8pm (Honors Center, 2nd Floor of Helmke Library)

Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies hosted Chris Niccola on campus for two talks. Chris Niccola 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/ 

Help Yourself or Your Loved Ones--Anxiety and Depression Workshop 

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. 

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.