— Indiana University
A Message of Welcome from Dean Andrea Ciccarelli of the Hutton Honors College
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.
These are exciting times for IU Bloomington. Recently created new schools that forge together professional, humanistic and scientific disciplines such as the School of Public Health, the School of Global and International Studies, and the Media School, together with other academic initiatives (digital arts/humanities, environmental studies, etc.) provide many ways to enhance and strengthen your experience at IU in the HHC's long-established liberal arts tradition.
Hutton students have many opportunities to diversify their careers and to live marvelous experiences. Meeting a Nobel Prize or an Oscar winner, visiting an artist's studio, working in a scientist's lab, or traveling to international sites are all available to Hutton students. In fact, the notion of international experience was especially dear to Edward L. Hutton, after whom the Hutton Honors College is named. Mr. Hutton, an IU alumnus, philanthropist, and a great friend to the university, served in WWII. Right after the war, he was sent to Germany where he helped rebuild its economy and infrastructures. When he later recognized how his international experience and his knowledge of another culture impacted his own career and life he made the very generous donation that now funds the Hutton International Experience Program. We honor his legacy by looking at geographical, intellectual, artistic, and social places that develop the mind and ethical character of the IU student.
True intellectual development comes in the form of challenges, whether the challenge is to live in a different culture with different customs or to solve a demanding task that requires knowledge of many academic fields. For this purpose, we offer more than 60 exclusive HHC seminars each year and more than 200 departmental courses ranging from business to classical studies; from mathematics to cognitive science; from biology to political theory.
Curiosity, inspiration, experience, and challenge are not limited to the classroom, but impact daily life. In fact, the Hutton Honors College offers dozens of extracurricular and enrichment activities each semester. Our programs include special audiences with distinguished visitors and weekend workshops with our award-winning faculty.
Each year, hundreds of HHC students choose to live in Honors Residential Communities, where they build relationships as roommates, dining companions, and study partners. Finally, all Hutton Honors College students are encouraged to engage in campus and community activities as well as to take leadership positions in HHC organizations and beyond. The gift of giving back is a proud trademark of our student body.
As the new dean of the Hutton Honors College, I very much look forward to this academic year. I hope to learn from those of you who have already been members of the HHC community and to meet those of you who, like me, are new to this exciting community.