Honors College Office of the Provost

Eagle Scholar Newsletter Volume 6 | Issue 4


Mid-Term Picnic

October 16 | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm | Cater Hall

Join us for food (i.e. pizza), fun and fellowship during our fall mid-term picnic. Feel free to come and go as you like during the entire picnic, but please be sure to RSVP (invite in email) so we can get an accurate headcount and to reserve your plate!

Good Luck Mr. Hinshaw!

We would like to wish the best of luck to Honors College Advisor David Hinshaw, as he moves to Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. Hinshaw has accepted a new postion outside of Auburn University, and will be working with Birmingham area students who are in medical, optometry and PT schools.  His last day will be Tuesday, October 17th.
The Honors College would like to thank Mr. Hinshaw for his years of service.  
Students can still make an appointment with any Honors College advisor through Advise Assist, and walk-ins will continued to be accepted.

Research Colloquium

Students interested in presenting their research in a colloquium setting can contact Ken Thomas for more information. Honors College colloquiums are excellent experience gaining opportunities for students in the Honors College to present to peers and make good practice for those participating in the This is Research: Student Symposium.

Study Sessions

BIOL 1027 | October 15 | Haley 2213 |  6-8 PM 

CHEM 1117 | October 16 | LIBRY 4129 | 6-8 PM

Students enrolled in BIOL 1027 and CHEM 1117 are encouraged to attend these study sessions.  An Honors College student who has successfully completed the course will lead the session and be available to answer any questions.   

2018 Study & Travel Opportunities

Find out more information about the ever popular Cuba trip with Dr. Tiffany Sipial, as well as a new trip to Germany next fall with Dr. Paul Harris. 

Honors Talks

October 24 | Science Center Auditorium | 5 pm

The Honors Congress is hosting “Honors Talks,” an open panel discussion for all Honors College students. The program will start with an introduction of our staff and then move into an open flow discussion between students and staff. Points for discussion include: communication methods, the Honors curriculum and classes, and updates about the Honors College. For more information please contact Honors Congress Vice President Kerri Penke.

New Course: Honors Intermediate Spanish II

In addition to normal course work, the student will have weekly live sessions with a native speaker, mini-vocabulary presentations in class, and complete a final paper at the end of the semester. The student will write a 4-page research paper in Spanish exploring a cultural topic in the Spanish-speaking world. The student will be able to explore a cultural side of Spanish while continuing to develop grammatical and vocabulary skills beyond what is taught in class.

This Honors Intermediate Spanish II class is designed to be a review of the major Spanish verb tenses including past, present, future, and past subjunctive. Each lesson will be centered around a common theme, such as travel, food, future plans, student careers, and current events. The instructor will give a short explanation of the relevant verb tenses and provide opportunities to practice through written exercises, role plays, and games. Articles, short stories, music, film clips, etc. relating to the chosen theme will also be used for additional grammar and vocabulary practice, as well as development of conversational skills in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

MWF 10:00-10:50 am    FLSP 2027- Honors Intermediate Spanish II       Instructor: Constanza Holland

Honors College Film Series

Minority Report

October 16 | Caroline M. Draughon Auditorium RBD | 3 pm

The Lives of Others

October 20| Caroline M. Draughon Auditorium RBD | 3 pm


Student Opportunities

Office of Undergraduate Research Communications Assistant

The Office of Undergraduate Research is seeking a communications assistant. They are particularly interested in applicants that are (1) interested in research and/or have training in communications or website/social media management, (2) have excellent written and oral communications skills, and (3) have the potential to be employed for two years or more.

Contact information, and more details about this position.

The Office of Public Service Brown Bag Lunch

Looking for volunteering opportunities? The Office of Public Service is hosting a Brown Bag Lunch and Learn 11:45 am – 12:45 pm, October 17, 2017  in Student Center room 2107. This is a great opportunity for students, faculty and staff to learn more about our community partners. Representatives from The Way 2 Serve and Campus Kitchens will give presentations. So come, bring your lunch, enjoy some light refreshments and learn more about these great organizations! Seating is limited. Contact Anton Ware to reserve a seat.

Last modified: October 10, 2017