Eagle Scholar Newsletter Volume 6 | Issue 1

Freshmen Ice Cream Social

Honors College freshmen and first-year students this is your opportunity to meet your Honors College advisor and other first-year Honors College students while enjoying a refreshing ice cream treat at Cater Hall!

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NPS Information Sessions

If you are intrested in applying for a National Prestigious Scholarship, like the Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, Udall, or Fulbright there will be two information and application sessions in the following weeks.

August 31: National Prestigious Scholarship Information Session | ePortfolio Studio (RBD) | 1 – 2 pm

September 6: Fulbright Scholarhsip Application Workshop | ePortfolio Studio | 3:30 pm

Contracts Reminder

The deadline for course contract submissions is the 15th day of class. Make sure your course contract meets the submission guidelines.

Common Book Author Dave Eggers to Speak

Author of this year’s Common Book, “The Circle,” Dave Eggers will give his keynote address on Septermber 12 in the Student Center Ballroom at 7 pm.

Now Hiring Class Checkers

Student-Athlete Support Services is interested in hiring dependable, reliable students for the part-time position of class checking. The Southeastern Conference (SEC) mandates that each member institution have a Class Attendance Policy. These Class Checkers are instrumental in implementing Auburn’s policy. The expectations of Class Checkers are fairly straightforward and involve verifying if certain students are attending class and are on time. The job also requires that you send a nightly email report. Positions are available for a variety of class times throughout the day. Please contact Mark Bartholomew and Cailey Chenault if you are interested in one of these positions or if you would like any more information related to serving as a Class Checker.

Global Medical Brigades

Global Medical Brigades at Auburn University, an organization dedicated to providing access to health care for under-resourced communities around the globe.

A note from Casey Littleton, Vice President | Global Medical Brigades at AU:

Want to learn more about the challenges in accessing healthcare abroad? Want to be part of a student-led group that will help improve this access for under-resourced rural communities? Gain hands-on experience in the field and shadow licensed health professionals as they consult community members on their health needs and prescribe medication. We will be participating in a Medical/Dental brigade this year and we are seeking those interested in this international medical-based service opportunity!

Find us on AU Involve!

We are also looking for like-minded and passionate students to fill our remaining leadership positions.

If you are interested, please email gmb.auburn@gmail.com with your resume as well as your preference for a position. The position descriptions are found below:

  • Secretary/Treasurer – take, record, and file meetings minutes; produce all official correspondence for the organization, and maintain records and report on the financial transactions of GMB.
  • Program Committee Chair – direct the planning of the organizations education and social programs.
  • Fundraising Chair – coordinate various fundraising events for GMB throughout the year, in cooperation with the Program Committee Chair.

Bethany Burgess (President) and I will be holding interviews during the first week of the semester.

In the meantime, please visit the Global Brigades website for more information and consider supporting us. We will begin our meetings promptly once Fall semester begins!

Legislative Intern

The Alabama Legislative Internship Program was established to involve student interns in the state legislature by allowing them to observe and participate in the legislative process of state government. Interns work 32 hours per week in the State House in Montgomery. Most Alabama colleges and universities will approve college credit for this internship if coordinated in advance. Applications are due: October 1, 2017. Read the brochure and learn more about this program.

AuburnServes

The AuburnServes Fall Volunteer Fair will be Friday, September 8, 2017, from 10 am until 1 pm in the Auburn University Student Center.  Representatives from local non-profit agencies will be on hand to share information about their missions and volunteer opportunities.  All Auburn students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.  For additional information contact Joyce Thomas-Vinson.

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