Ideas Magazine is an exhibition catalog meant to contextualize and illuminate the work of the researchers, leaders, and creators who visit Purdue’s Honors College as part of the annual “Visiting Scholars” series. Content of the magazine is created by members of the Visiting Scholars seminar class and the magazine’s student editorial staff.
The Visiting Scholars Program features an international group of scholars and creators from varied disciplines, representing various methodologies, viewpoints, and experiences, and it is open to all members of the Purdue community. Students who enrolled in the course attached to the speaker’s series were tasked with bringing the experience to an even broader audience. We asked them to seek a deeper understanding of our visitors and their work, and then to create online ‘artifacts’ inspired by that understanding that would help others to a more ready engagement with the contributions that our visitors bring to their fields of study and creativity. We called for pieces that were brief, informative, and accessible to a general audience.
Ideas Magazine is also an experiment in pandemic-era pedagogy and outreach. It was imagined and developed in Fall 2020 (Volume 1) by Dr. Kristina Bross, Associate Dean for Research and Creative Endeavors in the Honors College, and her team of student editors, Katelyn Dehn, Daphne Fauber, Catie Gilhooly, and Jannine Huby.
Volume 2, in Spring 2021 semester was developed by Dr. Emily Allen, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and student editor Jannine Huby. Everything about the magazine is a collaborative effort, and we hope that the collaboration will extend outward, to other people and conversations.
Volume 3, in Fall 2021, was developed by Dr. Ashima Krishna, Associate Director of the Purdue Policy Research Institute and Assistant Professor of Practice in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies in partnership with student editors Fayth Schutter and Jada Johnson. View the interactive magazine.
Volume 4, in Spring 2022, was developed by Dr. Ashima Krishna, Associate Director of the Purdue Policy Research Institute and Assistant Professor of Practice in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies in partnership with student editor Fayth Schutter. View the interactive magazine.