Honors College Office of the Provost

Eagle Scholar Newsletter Volume 6 | Issue 5


Tickets to Kay Ivey's Women's Leadership Institute Keynote

October 26 | Telfair Peet Theatre | 4 pm

Ivey, an Auburn University alumna, will be joined by former Auburn University Student Government Association Presidents Cindy Holland Torbert and Lauren Hayes Smith, along with current SGA President Jacqueline Keck, for the lecture "Auburn Women Leaders, Past and Present.”

Dr. Thomas has a select number of free tickets to this event for Honors College students. If interested please email Dr. Thomas - tickets are first come first serve.

Cup at Cater

November 7 | 7:45 - 10 am | Cater Hall

Start your day off on the right foot with a Cup at Cater! Drop by Cater Hall on November 7 for a caffeine jolt via coffee or tea. While there grab some breakfast snacks and spend some time with your fellow Honors College students.

 Honors College Film Series

The Imitation Game

November 6 | Caroline M. Draughon Auditorium RBD | 3 pm

The United States of Secrets

November 13 | Caroline M. Draughon Auditorium RBD | 3 pm

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

Study Sessions

CHEM 2077 | October 30 | Haley 2213 |  6-8 PM 

PHYS 1607 | November 1 | Haley 2213 | 7-9 PM

Students enrolled in CHEM 2077 and PHYS 1607 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.   

Honors Dining Etiquette  Workshop

November 14 | Career Classroom Mary Martin Hall | 2 pm

In this workshop students will learn all the basics of dining; the DOs and the DON'Ts. With many interviews now including a meal component, this is a workshop that all students should attend (whether you'll be applying for scholarships, internships, co-ops, or full time employment). The workshop will be led by Ms Nancy Bernard, Director of the AU Career Center.


AU Career Fair

October 25 | AUSC Ballroom | 2 - 6 pm

Over 50 Employers looking to hire Auburn Students! 

Make plans to attend the Auburn University Career Fair where you can network with employers offering internships and full-time jobs to students of all majors. Employers will be recruiting for jobs in industries including business, sales, public relations, logistics, consulting, engineering, and more. Business professional attire is strongly encouraged and we recommend you have several copies of your resume on hand to give to company representatives. View a list of companies by clicking the link below to see how your education and qualifications match with their needs. 

A professional photographer will be on hand offering FREE headshots will be available at the event to be used for your Handshake and LinkedIn profiles as well as your ePortfolios.

Don’t miss this opportunity to network with a variety of employers looking to hire Auburn students! More information on the career fair can be found on handshake.


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.

Walk to End Alzheimer's

October 29 | AU Greenspace | 1:30 - 3 pm

Join the Honors Congress team for the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's®, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

Student Opportunities

Become an SI Leader!

(A message from Dr. Jessica Koehler)

Good afternoon Honors students!

I hope that everyone is doing well after fall break and gearing up for midterms.

Supplemental Instruction, or SI, is looking for new SI Leaders for next semester. If you are interested in learning about what SI Leaders do and this amazing job opportunity, I encourage you to attend one of the informational sessions we’re hosting next week.  All sessions will be in the Academic Support Classroom on the ground floor of the library (0176 RBD).

  • Tuesday 24th from 2:30-3:30p
  • Wednesday 25th from 11:00a-12:00p
  • Thursday 26th from 1:00-2:00p

Once the informational sessions are done, the interview process will begin. Applications can be found on our website.

Although we are somewhat flexible in the subjects we need SI leaders for, we are looking to fill the following course: Phys 1000, 1600, and 1610, HIST 1010, MATH 1000, 1120, and 1150, and BIO 2510.  We could have spaces available in other course in those subjects, as well as HIST, ACCT, and CHEM. Please visit our website for a complete list of the courses we currently serve.  Although we don’t serve Honors classes, many of our Leaders are Honors students, due to you exceptional academic skills.

If you haven’t been to an SI session for the class you’re considering, it is a good idea to try to sit in and observe a session before the interview process. The current SI session schedule is also on the website.

If you have any further questions, please let me know. If you are interested in becoming an SI leader, but can’t make it to one of those sessions, please feel free to email me to set up an individual appointment.

Thank you,

Dr. Koehler

headshot of Gov. Kay Ivey
A Cup at Cater graphic event on November 7 from 745-10am at Cater Hall
imitation game movie poster with HC film series graphic
movie poster the United States of secrets with HC film series graphic

















Last modified: August 20, 2019