Honors College Office of the Provost

Eagle Scholar Newsletter Volume 7 | Issue 3


New CEO Fellows Program Opportunity for Auburn University Honors College Students

This fall a select number of Auburn University Honors College students will have the opportunity to participate in a new leadership training program called the "CEO Challenge." The CEO Challenge is designed to help the next generation of young talent develop the leadership skills they'll need after graduation. CEO Fellow will connect with a network of iconic chief executives, business leaders, and innovators who share stories about their personal journey, the obstacles they overcame along the way, and most importantly, practical tips and advice to young, up-and-coming leaders. Many CEOs/companies graciously volunteer their time for the CEO Challenge, including Four Seasons, Equinox, Cleveland Clinic, Sequoia Capital, Wachtell Lipton, ADP, Tyson, Sullivan Cromwell, Cirque du Soleil and many high-tech start-ups. Last year student participants came from Princeton, Harvard, Berkeley, Vanderbilt, Swarthmore, Brown, RISD, UVA and several other top schools.

Students interested in applying to become a CEO Fellow will meet with the Director of the Honors College, Dr. Tiffany Sippial, on Tuesday, September 25 at 3:00 p.m. in the Cater Hall conference room to discuss the program requirements and the application process. Please contact Dr. Sippial at tat0004@auburn.edu with any questions.

New Opportunity for Undergraduate Research

Honors students interested in applying to work as undergraduate research assistants (UGRAs) with RESTORE should contact the Director of the Honors College, Dr. Tiffany Sippial (tat0004@auburn.edu). RESTORE is a community-based partnership with sex trafficking survivors, community service organizations, law enforcement officers, and interdisciplinary undergraduate, graduate, and faculty researchers. RESTORE conducts quantitative and qualitative research on the unique needs and experiences of sex trafficking survivors to improve the quality of person-centered recovery sources available to survivors and their family members. The RESTORE team is currently carrying out the One Size Does Not Fit All study- one of the largest comprehensive studies with sex trafficking survivors in the United States to date. They are in the process of gathering and analyzing biopsychosocial date from 500 adult survivors across the country. This project is the first of its kind and results will inform the development of individualized, empirically testable recovery service models for survivors of the largely unaddressed global humanitarian crisis. Students need not be psychology majors to apply. UGRAs who make significant contributions to RESTORE will have the opportunity to present results from their research at local, national, and international conferences, as well as co-author professional publications.

New Peer Tutor Course for Honors Students

Beginning spring 2019, the Honors College will offer a three-hour "Honors Seminar: Peer Tutors" course wherein a carefully selected group of 14 Honors students will offer weekly tutoring sessions in Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Calculus I, Calculus II, and Calculus III. The Director of the Honors College, Dr. Tiffany Sippial, will teach the course in spring 2019. Students interested in serving as peer tutors should send to Dr. Sippial (tat0004@auburn.edu), no later than November 1, a CV and cover letter explaining both their interest in the position and qualification for tutoring in a particular subject(s).

Updated Tutor List Now Available

One of the many benefits to membership in the Honors College is a list of tutors for a number of Honors courses. The Fall 2018 tutor list is now available for download. 

For additional tutoring options visit the Office of Academic Support.

RSVP for Fall Family Weekend

Join the Honors College during Fall Family Weekend with two events: Our Honors Center Open House and Community Service with Jean Dean RIF. 


Student Organization Update:

Student Organizations

Honors Congress

The Homecoming float build will take place at the Lambda Chi fraternity house beginning this Sunday (afternoon to evening) and will continue everyday until completion. Sign up through the Honors Congress Google form. 

Honors Congress Meeting | September 20 | Aubie Hall | 6:30 pm

Hear from an Honors College alum speaking about her experience in the Honors College and how to towards the future. 

Honors Serves

Auburn High School ACT Tutoring

About: Each week we will visit Auburn High School to help lead ACT tutoring. We will help kids with practice problems and give them different test strategies to help them prepare for upcoming test sessions.

Time: Wednesday 3:45-5:00pm

Facilitator contact: Lily Walker lcw0027@auburn.edu or text at 334-707-5465

Loachapoka High School ACT Tutoring

About: Volunteers work each week with the students at Loachapoka High School as they prepare to take the upcoming ACT. Preparation activities include general overview of the test, subject specific review, group work, one-on-one tutoring, and games.

Time: Wednesday 2:15, meet in the Comer Parking lot at 1:50

Facilitator contact: Sam Lubor scl0012@auburn.edu

Compassus Hospice

About: Compassus provides hospice care to the Auburn and surrounding areas. Volunteers spend time in the office and visiting patients in nursing  homes and assisted living facilities. There is a one-time training required for this service opportunity. The training sessions are available on Sundays in September and the first week of October and can be found at the following link:https://doodle.com/poll/dyz3unif3ezgmxyi

Volunteers are also required to complete an application, orientation, TB test, and background check. You may attend a training session before all of these are completed.

Time: determined by volunteer after completion of training and required materials

Facilitator contact: Natalie Wire new0013@auburn.edu

Auburn Day Care Center

About: This is a great place to volunteer if you are interested in working with children. Volunteers spend time helping with homework and spending time with elementary school children. You can volunteer whichever day of the week works best with your schedule.

Time: Monday-Friday 3:30-5:00pm

Facilitator contact: Lindsey Ashorn lna0006@auburn.edu

Little HAPIE Tree Preschool

About: The Little HAPIE Tree Preschool is housed in the Auburn Early Education Center on East University Drive. This program uses a peer model to provide appropriate developmental and educational experiences for children 3-5. Volunteers will be expected to help encourage social interactions among peers, engage in educational play using toys and centers in the classroom, help students stay focused and on task, and aid in instilling developmentally appropriate behaviors by using the procedures outlined in the volunteer handbook. This opportunity is great for people looking to gain experience to further their educational or career path in psychology, education and special education, or any helping profession, such as counseling or nursing. Volunteers will need to bring their driver’s license on their first day.

Time: 8:00am-3:00pm Monday-Friday. Volunteers may work one 2 hour shift per week or two 1 hour shifts at whatever day and time is convenient, as long as the day/time is consistent.

Facilitator contact: Jesse Jordan  jkj0012@auburn.edu.

I Am My Brothers Keeper

About: IAMBK is an afterschool enrichment program that allows disadvantaged youth to develop morals, character, and skills to help them thrive in their homes, communities, and schools.

Time: Monday-Thursday 4:00-5:00pm. If you would like to help set up, you can arrive early at 3:30 pm.

Facilitator contact: Jordan Mills jkm0033@auburn.edu

Jean Dean RIF

About: Jean Dean Reading Is Fundamental works to bring books to children in an effort to promote children’s literacy. Volunteers will be working sorting, packaging, loading/unloading books for the organization. Therefore, closed toed shoes are required.

Time: Monday 3:00-5:00 pm

Facilitator contact: Hayleigh Hallman hhh0010@auburn.edu

Notasulga ACT Tutoring

About: Volunteers will be helping prepare students for the ACT.

Time and other information has not been finalized for this project.


Have you heard? First 56

The First 56 is an initiative that began with Convocation and will last until Fall Break. The First 56 is focused on student success! Events registered under The First 56 promote student engagement, healthy decision making and academic achievement.

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Student Opportunities:

Alabama Law School

Alabama Law is pleased to announce the continuation of a streamlined law school application process for Auburn students and graduates for Fall 2019.  The benefits of this application program are:
*No application fee
*Admissions Decision within approximately 3-4 business days of the Law School’s receipt of a completed application
*No Personal Statement required
*No Letter of Recommendation required

Learn more ...

Alabama Rural Ministry at Auburn University (ARM@AU)

A message from the ARM@AU group
Do you enjoy serving others? Do you enjoy learning basic home-repair skills? ARM@AU works with the local non-profit, ARM, to extend the love of Christ through home repair in the community. Each month we typically have one home-repair serve day (Saturdays), one general meeting (Mondays at 6pm), and a social event to get to know to one another.

Email ARM@AU for more information ..

Technology Commercialization Pop-Up Course

What is the business case for your science?

Designed for busy scientists and engineers, the Technology Commercialization Pop-Up Course will help you consider the business side of your scientific discoveries. In this free 3-hour course, you will learn about value propositions, identifying market potential, and the factors that need to be considered to move your science to the communities where your innovative knowledge can have the greatest impact. Based on the Lean Startup Methodology championed by the National Science Foundations I-CorpsTM program, participants will learn how to use a Business Model Canvas in combination with Customer Discovery to gather valuable insights on their technologies. Refreshments will be served.

When: September 26, 2018, 2:00 – 5:00pm.

Where: MRI Research Center Classroom (Room 270), 560 Devall Dr, Auburn Research Park

Who Should Attend: Faculty with an early-stage technical innovation or idea; postdocs and students working on a technical innovation

What You Will Learn:

- Learn how to develop a successful business case for securing funding and attracting collaborators

- Determine the commercial viability of your innovation

- Expand your network of innovation partners, mentors, and potential collaborators

- Develop greater self-confidence and a new way of thinking about how the value the impact of your research

Your Expert Teaching Team:

The Technology Commercialization Pop-Up Course features experts from the UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Auburn University.

RSVP: https://auburn.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4GfrBBtm0JjwUpT

Questions:  Contact LaKami Baker at Lbaker@auburn.edu or Tom Denney at dennets@auburn.edu

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Fall 2018 CLA Diversity Symposium and Luncheon

Thursday, November 1, 2018 • Pebble Hill • 8:00am-2:00pm • Breakfast and Lunch are provided

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bernard Lafayette, civil rights activist.

Invitation to Present: As part of the CLA Diversity Initiative, we invite faculty, undergraduate students, and graduate students to present formal or informal papers, posters, or research projects relating to diversity issues and awareness. This is a wonderful opportunity for faculty and students representing different departments and colleges at Auburn University to come together, share their passion for the field, add to their curricula vitae, and learn about the diversity research that is being conducted on campus. Please see our CLA Diversity Symposium flyer.

Registration deadline: Friday, October 5, 2018

Application: Download the CLA Diversity Symposium Application and email it to clacce@auburn.edu by Friday, October 5, 2018.

NO REGISTRATION FEE! This event is free and open to ANY Auburn University Faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students. To register for attendance ONLY, please visit our Eventbrite link

This one-day symposium is organized by the Auburn University Community and Civic Engagement Initiative in the College of Liberal Arts.  Areas of study presented may include (but are not limited to): cultural variables, race relations, women's issues, accessibility and disability services and initiatives, community outreach, multicultural competency, governmental initiatives to improve diversity, the history of diversity issues, etc. Participants should propose research that explores points of collaboration, conflict, influence, and reinvention of the many factors related to diversity. Hosted in the beautiful Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities (Pebble Hill), this symposium will create the opportunity to collaborate and raise awareness of these important issues. This symposium is free and open to all Auburn University students and faculty.

For specific questions, feel free to contact the organizers: Dr. Giovanna Summerfield, Associate Dean for Educational Affairs (summegi@auburn.edu), or LaJae Coleman, CCE Graduate Assistant (lmc0071@auburn.edu).

Last modified: August 20, 2019