Honors College Office of the Provost

Eagle Scholar Newsletter Volume 10 | Issue 1


Welcome Back!

The Honors College staff is excited to have students back on campus for our one-of-a-kind classes, fantastic student organizations, and amazing social events. Speaking of events the coming weeks are full of them – be sure to take this opportunity to join your classmates for these in-person events.

Upcoming Events

Honors Open House
Happy first day of classes! Stop by Cater Hall anytime on August 16 between 1:30 and 4:30 pm to get plugged in, meet students and staff, games, and some free giveaways!
Let’s Taco’Bout Advising
Come meet your Honors advisor! This event is designed for Honors students to get-to-know your Honors advisor in an informal setting. Festive snacks will be served until supplies run out! 
LEAD Kick-off Event!
LEAD Mentors and Mentees join us for your LEAD Kick-off event on August 18 between 5-7 pm on Cater Lawn. This is a great time for mentors and mentees to get to know each other. 
It’s Frenzy Time!
Start your college career off with a day of fun, fellowship, and food during our Freshmen Frenzy!  Hosted by the Honors College and the student organizations within the Honors College, Freshmen Frenzy is a time to meet your fellow incoming Honors College students, hang out in the upper quad and play some of your favorite games!

This event is for incoming freshmen Honors College students only.
Contracting Workshop
This workshop will focus on all aspects of contracting a course for Honors credit. Topics include how to select a course to contract, contracting steps, approaching a professor, and the contracting timeline. The workshop will also cover contract examples and allow time for students to ask questions and engage in discussion on contracts! 
Professional Etiquette
Learn about the dos and don’ts of professionalism when it comes to emailing or otherwise interacting with professors, mentors, or supervisors.
Honor Your Health!
This school year, we are making the commitment of Honoring Our Health. This health and wellness series for Honors students will focus on a variety of topics related to a well-rounded healthy lifestyle. We kick off this series with Aerobics with the Advisors. Join us for a free workout session with Campus Rec featuring your favorite Honors advisors and a discussion on staying fit in college.
NPS Information Session
At this National Prestigious Scholarship information session students will learn about the process of applying to nationally competitive awards and opportunities with a focus on three upcoming application cycles: NSF-GRFP, Truman Scholarship, Barry Goldwater Scholarship. All years and majors are welcome to join and learn more about these and other exciting options.
STEP Two Kickoff
The STEP Two program is a new experience, designed especially for sophomores that allows you to connect socially, while attending workshops and events focused on career exploration, life skills, academic success, leadership, and research. On August 26 we invite you to stop by Cater Hall and learn more about this new program. There will be food, freebies, and if you didn’t get your pin last year, you can pick it up today!

Face Coverings 

Auburn requires everyone to wear face coverings when inside university buildings. The policy applies to all students, faculty, staff and campus visitors, regardless of vaccination status. Face coverings do not have to be worn when alone in private offices, when eating inside campus dining facilities, in residence hall rooms with a roommate, in open-air athletics venues or when exercising in the Recreation and Wellness Center.

Honors Canvas Course

Welcome back! We are so thrilled to announce our Honors College Canvas Course, which will serve as a one-stop shop for all things Honors. On the canvas page, you be able to:
See a live Honors event calendar

Learn about scholarships available to you

Access a discussion board where you can ask questions and see unique opportunities

Find a suggested track to completing Honors within your major

Download forms needed for your advising session

Discover ways that you can get involved in Honors and more…

If you are not sure of your next step in Honors, the Canvas Page is a great place to start! War Eagle! 

Honors Contracting

Contract approvals are due on the 15th class day, September 3rd. To start a contract, email your Honors advisor or honors@auburn.edu.

Honors Advising 

Honors College advisors will be offering in-person and virtual advising appointments this fall. Students will be able to select their preferred appointment type with their assigned advisor using Advise Assist. We will also welcome back walk-in appointments in Cater Hall. If you come to Cater Hall as an appointment or walk-in, please observe all posted and university set safety policies. For more information on how to make an appointment with an Honors College advisors, see our website.

Student Org Updates

Honors Serves

Honors Serves will be hosting our fall general meeting on Monday, August 30th from 6:30-7:30 pm in Mell 3550. We will be introducing the new executive and leadership teams as well as discussing the service projects for the school year. Food and drinks will be provided. We just ask that you RSVP on AUinvolve by Friday the 27th if you will be attending so that we may get an accurate headcount.

Student Opportunities Across Campus

Undergraduate Research Assitants

The George Eliot Archive digital project is seeking undergraduate research assistants for the 2021-22 academic year and beyond. The ideal candidates will be high-achieving, self-motivated juniors with an interest in at least one of the following: literary studies, digital humanities, non-profit organization promotion, scholarly publishing, open-source software, and the open access movement.
Successful applicants will receive HONR 3987 Honors Research Seminar course credit (3 credit hours) for 135 hours of work on the project, which works out to about 8 hours per week for the semester.Students with questions should contact Dr. Beverley Park Rilett, bdr0032@auburn.edu.

Military REACH Internship

Military REACH is looking for an intern who is passionate, hardworking, flexible, and a critical thinker to improve the lives of military families through research. 

Fall University Writing Programming 

Click the button below to read descriptions, dates, and registration information for student, graduate student, faculty, and staff writing programs and services.

CLA Career Services

Click the button below to learn more about the College of Liberal Arts Career Service events this fall!

Last modified: August 12, 2021