Honors College Office of the Provost

Eagle Scholar Newsletter Volume 7 | Issue 10


Human Trafficking Awareness/Prevention Month

Led by Honors College student Regan Moss

During A Cup at Cater Regan and the Honors College will:

  • Provide free trade coffee
  • Have blue ribbons and pins to wear on January 11
  • Provide information about human trafficking via posters/flyers
  • Kick off the month-long clothing drive with Free Fab’rik
    * These clothes will go to benefit survivors of human trafficking, specifically women that have escaped the sex trafficking trade

Be sure to bring in clothing during A Cup At Cater


Women’s clothing in good condition:
Dresses + Skirts
Jackets + Coats
Jewelry + Accessories
Any Season, Any Brand
Especially need sizes 10 and up!


Workout Clothes
Pajamas, Lingerie + Other Body Items
Men’s Clothing
Children’s Clothing
Household Items
Shoes (unless in like-new condition)

National Wear Blue Day

On January 11, join Honors College student Regan Moss and millions across the country by wearing blue!

Wear blue to stand in solidarity with human trafficking victims and to raise awareness of this heinous crime.

Wear blue clothes and the ribbon and pin that were given January 9th during A Cup at Cater.

Need a class?

Interested in economic development, pop culture, or the environment? Then we have a class for you. There are still a few open seats for the courses below: 

Honors Lyceum *

HONR 1087 008 | Honors Lyceum: Economic Development: Local and Global Perspectives | Thursday  2-3:15 pm  

 Honors Book Club *

HONR 2087 008 | Honors Book Club | Monday 10-10:50 am

HONR 2087 009 | Honors Book Club | Thursday 9:30-10:45 am

 Honors Seminar *

HONR 3007 00 | Honors Seminar: Pop Culture  | MW  2-3:15 pm

HONR 3007 002 | Honors Seminar: Sociology of Science and Technology | MWF | 10-10:50 am 

HONR 3007 003 | Honors Seminar: Environmental Services | TR 2-3:15 pm 
Honors Research Seminar

HONR 3987 002 | Honors Research Seminar: Quantifying the Relationship between Social Networks and Travel Choices | Thursday 5-6 pm 

HONR 3987 004 | Honors Seminar: Obesity and Disruption of the Circadian Clock  | Thursday | 5-6 pm       

*Feel free to enroll in these classes on your own, but if you have any issues, contact your Honors College advisor for assistance.

Course Contracts

A friendly reminder that all Honors College Course Contracts are due by the 15th day of class (January 30, 2019).

Honors Forum Orientation sessions are for students enrolled in HONR 2077. Please choose one date and time to attend.

Psyched for Success! 

The Growth Mindset 

College presents sets of challenges. The mindset you apply when facing a challenge can make or break your ability to achieve the goals to which you aspire. If a challenging task leads you to believe you are not smart enough to complete it, you will likely not go very far in completing it. Instead, if you view a challenging task as an opportunity for growth, you are more likely to approach the task with greater motivation to complete it—and to persist through it as it gets more difficult.

A growth mindset, whereby you view challenges as opportunities for growth and that one’s abilities can be developed, is more conducive to success than a fixed mindset (the belief that one’s abilities are fixed and predetermined).

Source: Dweck, C. (2006). Mindset: The new psychology of success. New York: Balentine.


Provided by Student Counseling and Psychological Services (www.auburn.edu/scps)

Student Opportunities:

Research Assistant Position

Seeking research assistants for projects pertaining to safety initiatives. This is a volunteer (unpaid) position for the spring 2019 semester. Selected students will assist with various aspects of the research process and may potentially have the opportunity to be involved in related professional activities. Interested students should contact Dr. Janice Clifford (cliffje@auburn.edu) in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work no later than Friday, January 18th.  If interested in the position but past that date, please still contact Dr. Clifford. 

Around Campus:

MLK Celebration Week

On January 21, 2019, the Office of Inclusion and Diversity will kick-off Auburn University’s inaugural Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Celebration Week.  Through the work of a committee comprised of various members from the campus community, the group has expanded the scope of the MLK experience to include a series of events designed to honor MLK’s legacy, foster authentic opportunities for community building, educate our campus community on matters related to social justice, and actively identify areas for continued growth and development. 

While you can learn more about the full slate of events on their website, below are several distinct events during the week:

January 21, 2019 

MLK Celebration Week Breakfast | 7:30 am

The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center
Cost: $35/person; $500/table
Register here

 January 21, 2019 

Legacy Museum and National Memorial visit to Montgomery, Alabama | 2:30 pm

Cost: $20/person 

Register here

January 22, 2019 

Keynote Lecture with Bryan Stevenson and Unsung Hero Award | 7 pm

The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center
Cost: Free

January 26, 2019  

Day of Service | 8 am
Cost: Free
Register here

Last modified: January 9, 2019