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Welcome to the Hutton Honors College (HHC) where interdisciplinary and experimental learning are not only nurtured and encouraged, but fill the entire intellectual space. No other place exists on our magnificent campus that offers a better opportunity to study with some of Indiana University's best scholars, researchers, teachers, and artists.

Andrea Ciccarelli, Dean

Dean's Statement on Inclusiveness

The mission of the Hutton Honors College is to foster interdisciplinary and transcultural learning, as well as international experience. These beliefs are reiterated in our long-term “Many Worlds, One Globe” lecture/workshop series, where we explain that we use the plural, many worlds, because we live in a multifaceted, multicultural, and multilingual world; and because individual drive is a necessary ingredient to achieve success in any field. However, without the respect for different cultures, beliefs, and ways of life, we cannot accomplish any high achievement in life. These inherent beliefs form the texture of the Hutton community - present, past and future - and attest that Hutton, like IU, envisions inclusiveness and diversity as a natural and necessary way to learn, debate, discuss, and exchange ideas, in order to grow as individuals and as a society. One of the ultimate goals of knowledge is, in fact, the elimination of prejudice and hatred, in order to create a stronger, more tolerant, cohesive and just society that includes, treats and represents everybody equally. The Hutton Honors College's academic objectives fully operate within this pedagogical model of dialogue.

Words of welcome and some important information to start the year off right from your HHC leadership.

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Hutton Honors students: my name is Andrea Ciccarelli and I'm
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delighted to serve as your Dean.
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This is the first time in many years that I have to welcome you online, but
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please rest assured that my colleagues and I are ready to help you, guide you,
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and explain all the amazing opportunities offered by being a Hutton Honors student.
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First of all, let me state right away that the COVID-19 measures that Indiana
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University and state have taken are in place for the safety of everyone
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on our beautiful campus, but they are in place also to allow you to have
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access to as many campus facilities, amenities, and activities as possible.
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Wearing a face mask during class or in a public closed space or
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respecting social distancing are in fact rules that will allow you to
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enjoy and participate in campus life.
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And in many activities that otherwise given the current
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circumstances would be unfeasible.
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Many of you will take classes online in pairs as well as in a hybrid format.
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But I want you to know that all Hutton classes, even those online will be
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taught in the form of a seminar with class discussions and presentations.
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I know that taking the talk, excuse me.
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I know that talking to your peers and to your professors on Zoom is
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not the same as being in a classroom.
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However, our classes will be the closest thing to actual classroom experience.
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We have worked very hard to make online as interactive and as real as possible.
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In a few minutes, you will listen to my colleagues, talking
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about the various opportunities offered by the Hutton College.
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We do not grant a degree, but a notation.
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You will major in a different school and unit, but we do offer a special
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brand based on small classes, interdisciplinary seminars, international
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experience, service opportunities, campus communities, amazing extra
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academic activities involving guest speakers from all over the world.
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This is the cocktail that makes college life a unique experience: your experience.
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You have been admitted into Hutton because you are the best
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students amongst your class.
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You are the best because of your academic credentials, but also, and this is
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our bet, because you will represent Indiana University's values based on
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what being an honorable person means.
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Honesty, activism, compassion, civic duty, critical thinking, caring for others.
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These are all principles that have been incarnated by thousands of Hutton
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Honors students who now walk the path of life succeeding in so many
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different professional careers in the United States and around the globe.
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Finally, we do not have to forget that when Mr.
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Hutton generously donated his gift to the Honors college, he made clear what
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he thought an honor student's goal should be to: make the world a better
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place; our motto, which is inscribed on the entrance of our beautiful building.
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And we should never forget that: to make the world a better place.
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Welcome to Indiana University and welcome to the Honors College.
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We look forward, all of us, to meeting you and to work with all of you.
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Hello, my name is Khalfan Mohammad.
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I am the Associate Director of Academic Advising for Hutton Honors College.
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Today, I want to, first of all, welcome you to honors advising and
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to also very briefly explained to you the role of your honors advisor.
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Before I do that I'd like to also let you know that you will all be assigned
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to your honors advisors very soon.
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And that those of you who are directly admitted, you'll also
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have an advisor in your major.
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If you are in University Division, your only advisor for
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now will be your Hutton advisor.
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And that will continue up until the time you get admitted into your major.
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Currently, we have three full time and three part time
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advisors in the Honors College.
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You are welcomed to set that appointment and see anyone of those six advisors.
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Our role is to help you learn about the requirements of the Honors College,
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learn about membership policies, how to graduate with honors, how many honors
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courses to take, et cetera, et cetera.
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That is just a few examples of the things that we'll discuss with you.
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Your Honors advisors will also help you learn about opportunities
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outside the Honors College.
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We will therefore be sending you regular emails with information
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about opportunities that are inside and outside the Honors College.
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We'll be also asking you to set advising appointments with us so that you can
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learn more about these opportunities.
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I would therefore like to encourage you to set regular advising appointments
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with us so that we can help you learn about these other opportunities.
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It is our hope that we'll take advantage of our presence to meet with us so
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that we can help you help yourselves.
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I'd like therefore to welcome you once again and I hope to see you all in
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our upcoming Zoom advising meetings.
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Thank you all.
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Welcome to Indiana University and the Hutton Honors College.
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My name is Zilia Balkansky-Selles.
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My main job is as the extracurricular coordinator for Hutton Honors College.
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Extracurricular programming provides opportunities to expand your IU experience
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by engaging with distinguished campus visitors, IU faculty, and community
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leaders during discussion events.
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This fall 2020 semester, all events will be online.
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The first of two guests scheduled for September is Professor Elizabeth
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Dunn from the Geography department at IU whose research on refugee
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crises and humanitarianism has been highlighted in her most recent
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book: No Path Home: Humanitarian camps and the grief of displacement.
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Our second guest is professor Richard Gunderman, both a
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professor and medical doctor.
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His topic will be drawn from his recent book: Contagion, Plagues,
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Pandemics and Cures from the Black Death to COVID-19 and Beyond.
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Keep an eye out for the announcements about extracurricular programming
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to find out about upcoming guests.
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You can also suggest guests and topics.
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Looking forward to working together this new semester!
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Hello.
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My name is Jeff Heerdink-Santos and I am the Director of International
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Experiences and Undergraduate Grants at the Hutton Honors College.
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In my role, I direct the Hutton International Experiences Program,
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which is also known as the HIEP.
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Through the HIEP, the Hutton Honors College offers a variety of different
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international opportunities for IU Bloomington undergraduate students.
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First and foremost, among these opportunities is study abroad.
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Through the HIEP grant,the Hutton Honors College offers close to a million
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dollars every year to IUB undergraduate students to pursue different types
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of international opportunities.
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Those can be study abroad through IU.
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Those can be study abroad through non-IU programs, international internships,
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research abroad, student teaching abroad, volunteer experience abroad,
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basically any kind of worthwhile, international opportunity can be
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funded through the HIEP grant.
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In addition to the funding opportunities, we also offer
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our own study abroad programs.
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Each year we offer a variety of Hutton study abroad programs to different
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locations throughout the world.
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In the past we've offered spring break programs to East Asia, we've
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offered summer programs to Western Europe, summer programs to Africa.
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If you go onto the HIEP website, you can get an idea of the types of programs
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we've offered in the past and what we're looking forward to offering next year.
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In addition to study abroad, the HIEP also hosts a number of international events and
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opportunities on campus and now over Zoom.
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So keep an eye out on your IU email account as well as on the HIEP website
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to see what kind of events and meeting opportunities we'll be offering this year.
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So aside from the HIEP, I also direct the HHC Undergraduate Grants Program.
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So what the Undergraduate Grants Program is, is a portfolio of different funding
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opportunities that are available to students to pursue different activities,
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such as research, internships, creative activities, writing senior
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thesis, all kinds of different things.
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So if you go to the Hutton Honors College website and look under the Funding
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tab, you can see all of the different funding opportunities that we have
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and what the different criteria are for those different types of funding.
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Most of those grants can be used domestically or internationally.
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So for example, with the internship grant, if you're doing an internship in Chicago,
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or if you were doing an internship in London, for us, it's the same: we
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would be happy to fund you either way.
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So overall, if you have any questions about funding or if you're starting
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to look into different study abroad opportunities, planning early is
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something I would highly recommend.
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I definitely recommend sending me an email or setting up a Zoom appointment
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with me and we can start discussing those things and discussing how the
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opportunities that are available through the Honors College can work out for you
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and your plan here while you're at IU.
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Hi there.
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My name is Lynn Cochran, I'm the Assistant Dean at the Hutton Honors
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College and I want to welcome you today to our our Weeks of Welcome.
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And this is our opportunity for those of us who work at the Hutton Honors
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College to tell you about the many opportunities for honors students.
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We want you to be part of the Honors community and to make
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it your home away from home.
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So you have a chance to develop a real community here at Hutton, whether
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on your HRC, your Honors Residential Council floor, your community floor
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in honors student organizations or through extracurriculars or events.
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There are lots of ways to get involved with Hutton.
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And we hope that you will choose a number of those different ways.
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It's an opportunity to meet very diverse students, to meet students
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from all different kinds of backgrounds and different kinds of people.
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So while much will be different this year and many of our events are going
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to be online, we want you to take advantage of these many opportunities.
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We want you to make yourself at home in the Hutton Honors College.
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There's lots of places for you to study there.
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I also want to mention that our official way to communicate
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with you is through email.
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And so lots of students are on other kinds of social media
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platforms, but not doing email much.
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And I would suggest that you check your email, your IU email account
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probably every day, because there are going to be opportunities that come up
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that if you wait, you might miss them.
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So we'd like you to check your email on a regular basis.
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You know, the first thing that's going to come up for Honors freshmen is we
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traditionally have had bagel breakfast in the residence halls for Honors freshmen.
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But of course this year we're limited in, in the sense of what
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kinds of events we can do in person.
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So we're going to be doing Zoom bagel breakfast instead, and it's an opportunity
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for you to meet other Honors students in your residence hall, and to find out
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more about the Hutton Honors College.
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So I'm going to be sending a message out once again by email so that you
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will know which Zoom section, so each residence hall will have a different
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Zoom address that you can go to.
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So I'll be sending that out sometime soon.
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So in addition to that, there are lots of honors student organizations
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that you will probably want to know about and become involved in.
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There's more information about all these student organizations on our
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website, under student organizations.
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And you can see the descriptions and information about them, but I just want
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to briefly talk about these organizations so you can be thinking about, about
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which organizations you might like to join when you get the call out messages:
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invitations to join the call out meetings.
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So the Hutton Honor's Council Association is the largest honor
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student organization that we have.
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There are about 17 councils in all; most of them are for freshmen in the
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residence halls, but we do have some campus councils for upper class students.
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So the councils facilitate events for Honor students
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in the residence hall calls.
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And it's also a great way for you to get mentors: upper class
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students who can mentor you in whatever area you happen to be in.
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And the Hutton Honors Council Association is not to be confused with the councils
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on the honors floors because the honors floors have their own small councils
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This is a large program, we have a couple hundred students involved in
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it and I'm going to be sending out email messages in August for all of
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you to interview because there are great leadership opportunities there.
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So look for that email about the Hutton Honors Council Association.
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We also have several service organizations.
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Honorvol is an organization that offers one off opportunities with Habitat,
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Teachers Warehouse, Salvation Army.
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Honors Bloomington Outreach, or HBO, has had four longterm reading projects at
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Fairview School, which is an underserved elementary school in Bloomington.
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And they've also had projects in Bell Trace, a retirement community.
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They've worked with the homeless and done sustainability.
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If you're interested in working with students who have autism, AMP, the Autism
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Mentoring Program provides opportunities for students to work in the schools
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and in a facility where, a residential facility for students with autism.
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And then finally we have the Hutton First Generation Leaders Association,
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HFGLA, which is an opportunity for first generation students : in other words, if
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you're the first in your family to attend college, you might want to join this
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organization where we really encourage students to become leaders and to meet
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other honors first generation students.
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So while the HHC provides lots of opportunities and privileges, we
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hope you will give back to the campus by joining some of these students
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organizations, by being a role model to other students on the campus,
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and by always being an honorable student, which we know you'll be.
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So thanks so much, we look forward to seeing you in the Fall!

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