Eagle Scholar Newsletter Volume 7 | Issue 12

 

Honors College Ambassadors

Honors College Ambassador applications are due March 1.

The full application can be accessed here:

https://aub.ie/HonorsAmbassadorApp

For more information, contact Dr. Thomas (kdt0011@auburn.edu) or visit:

http://honors.auburn.edu/honors-college-ambassadors/

 

Honors College Student Awards

Nominations or self-nominations are welcomed from Honors College students, faculty, and alumni. To be eligible for these awards, a student must be classified as a senior (completed 90 hours) with a minimum 3.2 GPA. Please submit the following materials in a single pdf document labeled last name, first name, award via email to Dr. Tiffany Sippial (Director of Honors College) at tat0004@auburn.edu no later than Friday, March 1:
1. Letter of Nomination
2. Résumé or CV
3. Contact information for three (3) references.
Awardees will be recognized at the annual spring Honors College graduation ceremony.

Honors College Student Awards:

Edward Gentle III Award: Awarded to a graduating Honors College student in recognition of his or her outstanding scholarship, mental attitude, and leadership qualities over the course of his or her career in the Honors College. To be eligible for the award, the student must complete the entire Honors curriculum, which includes the Senior Capstone Experience.

Meritorious Service Award: Awarded to the Honors College student whose dedicated service to our local, regional, or national community best embodies the Honors College mission to “serve others with compassion.”

Distinguished Research Scholar Award: Awarded to the Honors College student whose distinctive research record best embodies the Honors College mission to “pursue truth with courage and conviction.”

Wayne and Louise Crews Award: Awarded to the Honors College student whose contributions to the Honors College embody the full spirit of the Honors College mission to serve others with compassion, to pursue truth with courage and conviction, to honor the diversity of human experience, and to participate in the creation of a more just world.

Faculty Award:

Professor of the Year: Awarded to the professor whose outstanding teaching has most inspired, enriched, and challenged Honors College students.

Non-Student Awards

Honored Alumni Award: Awarded to a graduate of the Honors College whose contributions to the Honors College, to Auburn University, and/or to our broader world embody the full spirit of the Honors College mission to serve others with compassion, to pursue truth with courage and conviction, to honor the diversity of human experience, and to participate in the creation of a more just world.

Jane and Sherman Pitts Volunteer Leadership Award: Awarded to an outstanding volunteer who graciously gives their time, talent, and resources back to the Honors College. 

 

Free Peer Tutoring

Available in Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Calculus I, II, and III.

For detailed times and locations visit the peer tutoring website:

http://honors.auburn.edu/current-auburn-honors-students/peer-tutoring/

 

 

Honors Alternative Spring Break

 From March 10 to March 13, 2019, Honors College Students will have the opportunity to work alongside the United Saints Recovery Project in New Orleans, Louisiana, which was started after Hurricane Katrina hit Central City, New Orleans. This is a grassroots, volunteer organization that assists homeowners whose homes suffered damage due to natural disasters. Students will be placed on a work site doing things from installing cabinets to painting. There is no cost for Honors students to attend this trip, but space is limited. If you are interested in this Honors College ASB, please contact Ms. Hunter (sap0005@auburn.edu) or Dr. Thomas (kdt0011@auburn.edu) by February 10 at 11:59 p.m.

 

Honors College Night Film Series

 

Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Applications for the Undergraduate Research Fellowship program are due February 5.

More information can be found at: http://our.auburn.edu/undergraduate-research-fellowship/

 

Psyched for Success

Be Smart! Work Smarter, Not Harder.

It can be easy to fall into a pattern of working too hard.  Many students say they don’t “have time” to do anything else because they’re always working!  It might seem like this is a good strategy because working harder = better, right? Not always. Research shows that this leads to burnout and poorer quality work overall. So instead of working harder, try these five tips to work SMARTER:

1. Take breaks to do things you love. This can help you feel more focused and energized when you sit down to work and can improve efficiency. 

2. Prioritize. Make a list of the top three things that are most important to accomplish today.

3. Reflect when things don’t go as planned. This will help you avoid the same mistakes in the future.

4. Be aware of your own style of working and when you are most alert and productive. Work with these strengths.

5. Limit multitasking. There’s a time and a place for multitasking (think scrolling through Instagram while you’re watching Netflix), but doing homework is not one of those. Focus on one task at a time.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/what-mentally-strong-people-dont-do/201506/4-ways-work-smarter-not-harder

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

 

Honors Serves

This week Honors Serves offers a variety of volunteer opportunities in the community.

Auburn High School ACT Tutoring

About: Each week we will visit Auburn High School to help lead ACT tutoring. We will help kids with practice problems and give them different test strategies to help them prepare for upcoming test sessions.

Time: Tuesday 3:45-5:00pm

Facilitator contact: Lily Walker lcw0027@auburn.edu or text at 334-707-5465

Loachapoka High School ACT Tutoring

About: Volunteers work each week with the students at Loachapoka High School as they prepare to take the upcoming ACT. Preparation activities include general overview of the test, subject specific review, group work, one-on-one tutoring, and games.

Time: Wednesday 2:05, meet in the Comer Parking lot at 1:45.

Facilitator contact: Sam Lubor scl0012@auburn.edu

Compassus Hospice

About: Compassus provides hospice care to the Auburn and surrounding areas. Volunteers spend time in the office and visiting patients in nursing  homes and assisted living facilities. There is a one-time training required for this service opportunity. The training sessions are available on Saturdays in January and February and can be found at the following link: https://doodle.com/poll/zfuv9c4kqkqmcnbq

Volunteers are also required to complete an application, orientation, TB test, and background check. You may attend a training session before all of these are completed. Email Natalie to get the required applications and forms.

Time: determined by volunteer after completion of training and required materials

Facilitator contact: Natalie Wire new0013@auburn.edu

Auburn Day Care Center

About: This is a great place to volunteer if you are interested in working with children. Volunteers spend time helping with homework and spending time with elementary school children. You can volunteer whichever day of the week works best with your schedule.

Time: Monday-Friday 3:30-5:00pm

Facilitator contact: Lindsey Ashorn lna0006@auburn.edu

Little HAPIE Tree Preschool

About: The Little HAPIE Tree Preschool is housed in the Auburn Early Education Center on East University Drive. This program uses a peer model to provide appropriate developmental and educational experiences for children 3-5. Volunteers will be expected Happy Monday everyone!

to help encourage social interactions among peers, engage in educational play using toys and centers in the classroom, help students stay focused and on task, and aid in instilling developmentally appropriate behaviors by using the procedures outlined in the volunteer handbook. This opportunity is great for people looking to gain experience to further their educational or career path in psychology, education and special education, or any helping profession, such as counseling or nursing. Volunteers will need to bring their driver’s license on their first day.

Time: 8:00am-3:00pm Monday-Friday. Volunteers may work one 2 hour shift per week or two 1 hour shifts at whatever day and time is convenient, as long as the day/time is consistent.

Facilitator contact: Regan Moss ram0083@auburn.edu

 I Am My Brothers Keeper

About: IAMBK is an afterschool enrichment program that allows disadvantaged youth to develop morals, character, and skills to help them thrive in their homes, communities, and schools.

Time: Monday-Thursday 4:00-5:00pm. If you would like to help set up, you can arrive early at 3:30 pm.

Facilitator contact: Jordan Mills jkm0033@auburn.edu

Jean Dean RIF

About: Jean Dean Reading Is Fundamental works to bring books to children in an effort to promote children’s literacy. Volunteers will be working sorting, packaging, loading/unloading books for the organization. Therefore, closed toed shoes are required.

Time: Thursday 3:00-5:00 pm

Facilitator contact: Hayleigh Hallman hhh0010@auburn.edu

Notasulga ACT Tutoring

About: we will be traveling to Notasulga High School to tutor a small group of students for the ACT.

Time: Friday 1:30-2:30 pm; we will meet on campus at 1:00pm

Facilitator contact: Claire Chumley mcc0051@auburn.edu

 

Student Opportunities

Honors College students in the below majors are encouraged to attend:

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Tutors available to students of the Honors College for various core classes such as English, Humanities, Mathematics, Sciences, History, Social Sciences, and Departmental Courses. 

Core English

Writing Seminar II (ENGL 1127)

Tanner Passafiume, tmp0019@auburn.edu

Lexie LasCasas, aml0062@auburn.edu

Mary Alice Hughes, mah0106@auburn.edu

World Literature Before 1600 (ENGL 2207)

Mary Kash, mck0025@auburn.edu

Isabelle Luckie, isl0003@auburn.edu

World Literature After 1600 (ENGL 2217)

Daniel Hendrickson, dhh0010@auburn.edu

Core Humanities

Art History I (ARTS 1717)

Joy Looney, jll0063@auburn.edu

Karlie Burrell, kzb0059@auburn.edu

Art History III (ARTS 1737)

Katherine McClendon, jcm0074@auburn.edu

Adeline Ray, far0003@auburn.edu

Music Appreciation (MUSI 2737)

Maclain Aslinger, mja0034@auburn.edu

Intro to Theatre (THEA 2017)

Jordan Marquez, jem0064@auburn.edu

Jessica Light, jkl0027@auburn.edu

Logic (PHIL 1017)

Daniel Hendrickson, dhh0010@auburn.edu

Sydney Bassett, snb0031@auburn.edu

Ethics (PHIL 1027)

Isabelle Luckie, isl0003@auburn.edu

Core Mathematics

Calculus I (MATH 1617)

Jodee Flurry, jlf0053@auburn.edu

Wriley Herring, dwh0011@auburn.edu

Sarah Friday, set0024@auburn.edu

Nathan Reed, nlr0011@auburn.edu

Isabelle Luckie, isl0003@auburn.edu

Matthew Hecker, mdh0047@auburn.edu

Daniel Hendrickson, dhh0010@auburn.edu

Danny Xiao, dlx0001@auburn.edu

Emilie Rihner, ecr0024@auburn.edu

Calculus II (MATH 1627)

Jodee Flurry, jlf0053@auburn.edu

Wriley Herring, dwh0011@auburn.edu

Daniel Hendrickson, dhh0010@auburn.edu

Katelyn Jenkins, kaj0027@auburn.edu

Oliver Palacios, oxp0004@auburn.edu

Connor Taylor, cgt0012@auburn.edu

Calculus III (MATH 2637)

Isabelle Luckie, isl0003@auburn.edu

Daniel Hendrickson, dhh0010@auburn.edu

Allison Licavoli, aml0078@auburn.edu

Tina Huang, tzh0052@auburn.edu

Core Sciences

Biology (BIOL 1027)

Michael Ruth, jmr0078@auburn.edu

Sam Lubor, scl0012@auburn.edu

Katherine McClendon, jcm0074@auburn.edu

Margaret Thames, mat0047@auburn.edu

Mary Kash, mck0025@auburn.edu

Madison Armstrong, mpa0005@auburn.edu

Ross Herring, rkh0013@auburn.edu

Wade Jones, wsj0008@auburn.edu

Lydia Yang, lcy0005@auburn.edu

Georgeann Hester, geh0012@auburn.edu

Rachel Osborne, rco0004@auburn.edu

Organismal Biology (BIOL 1037)

Michael Ruth, jmr0078@auburn.edu

Sam Lubor, scl0012@auburn.edu

Katherine McClendon, jcm0074@auburn.edu

Margaret Thames, mat0047@auburn.edu

Mary Kash, mck0025@auburn.edu

Madison Armstrong, mpa0005@auburn.edu

Ross Herring, rkh0013@auburn.edu

Wade Jones, wsj0008@auburn.edu

Tanner Passafiume, tmp0019@auburn.edu

Lydia Yang, lcy0005@auburn.edu

General Chemistry I (CHEM 1117)

Sarah Friday, set0024@auburn.edu

Peyton Robison, per0011@auburn.edu

Anna Petrangeli, acp0053@auburn.edu

Tanner Passafiume, tmp0019@auburn.edu

Darrell Thompson, dbt0010@auburn.edu

Matthew Hecker, mdh0047@auburn.edu

Kendall McKiever, klm0076@auburn.edu

Joseph Gary, jrg0057@auburn.edu

Tanner Clark, tac0037@auburn.edu

General Chemistry II (CHEM 1127)

Sarah Friday, set0024@auburn.edu

Anna Petrangeli, acp0053@auburn.edu

Tanner Passafiume, tmp0019@auburn.edu

Matthew Hecker, mdh0047@auburn.edu

Kendall McKiever, klm0076@auburn.edu

Physics I (PHYS 1607)

Davis Arthur, dsa0013@auburn.edu

Bree Tatum, mbt0020@auburn.edu

Nathaniel Reed, nlr0011@auburn.edu

Physics II (PHYS 1617)

Davis Arthur, dsa0013@auburn.edu

Nathaniel Reed, nlr0011@auburn.edu

Core History

World History I (HIST 1017)

Lexie LasCasas, aml0062@auburn.edu

Mary Alice Hughes, mah0106@auburn.edu

World History II (HIST 1027)

Allison Patrick, alp0037@auburn.edu

Kailey Beth Smith, kes0073@auburn.edu

Technology and Civilization I (HIST 1217)

J.D. Reynolds, jdr0036@auburn.edu

Technology and Civilization II (HIST 1227)

J.D. Reynolds, jdr0036@auburn.edu

Darrell Thompson, dbt0010@auburn.edu

Core Social Sciences

Microeconomics (ECON 2027)

Gillian Carusone, gec0011@auburn.edu

Daniel Hendrickson, dhh0010@auburn.edu

Macroeconomics (ECON 2037)

Michael McMeen, mjm0104@auburn.edu

American Government in a Multicultural World (POLI 1097)

Kailey Beth Smith, kes0073@auburn.edu

Intro to Psychology (PSYC 2017)

Peyton Robison, per0011@auburn.edu

Allison Patrick, alp0037@auburn.edu

Jared Montague, jtm0069@auburn.edu

Kaitlyn Conner, lkc0023@auburn.edu

Lexie LasCasas, aml0062@auburn.edu

Departmental Cources

Global Consumer Culture (CADS 2007)

Bonnie Smith, bls0044@auburn.edu

Emily Herring, ech0050@auburn.edu

Organic Chemistry

Sarah Friday, set0024@auburn.edu

Michael Ruth, jmr0078@auburn.edu

Carly Westmoreland, caw0069@auburn.edu

Jada Thompson, jrt0031@auburn.edu

Matthew Hecker, mdh0047@auburn.edu

Regan Shaw, res0049@auburn.edu

Caroline Norris, acn0021@auburn.edu

Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 2087)

Michael Ruth, jmr0078@auburn.edu

Matthew Hecker, mdh0047@auburn.edu

Regan Shaw, res0049@auburn.edu

Caroline Norris, acn0021@auburn.edu

Nutrition (NTRI 2007)

Maggie Rowell, mer0055@auburn.edu

Mathematics Help Center

FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS

Time:

Mondays and Wednesdays: 3 – 6 p.m.

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Places:

Parker 318 for College Algebra and Finite Mathematics (MATH 1000, 1003, 1100)

Parker 320 for Pre-Calculus (MATH 1120, 1123, 1130, 1133, 1150, 1153)

Parker 322 for Business Calculus (MATH 1680, 1683, 1690)

Parker 324 for Calculus I, II, & III (MATH 1610, 1613, 1617)

Parker 326 foro Calculus II & III (MATH 1620, 1623, 1627, 2630, 2637)

Parker 328 for Linear Differential Equations and Topics in Linear Algebra (MATH 2650, 2660)

No appointment needed to get free help!

The center functions from January 16 through April 26, 2019.

Samuel Ginn College of Engineering Tutoring

Spring 2019 tutoring will begin January 22, 2019 and end May 1, 2019

Appointments required through Advise Assist.

Hours of Operation:

Individual tutoring: Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Students check in at 1202 Shelby Center at the appoint time to meet with the tutor.

COSAM’s OIED Drop-In Center

Offers Free Walk-In Tutoring

Monday: Mathematics (3 – 5 p.m.), Chemistry (4 – 6 p.m.), Physics (5 – 7 p.m.)

Tuesday: Biology (10 – 12 p.m.), Chemistry (5 – 7 p.m.), Mathematics (5 – 7 p.m.)

Wednesday: Mathematics (3 – 5 p.m.), Chemistry (5 – 7 p.m.), Physics (5 – 7 p.m.)

Thursday: Biology (10 – 12 p.m.), Chemistry (9 – 11 a.m.), Mathematics (5 – 7 p.m.)

Location: SCC, 2nd Floor (Suites 226 and 228)

Around Campus

Applications for SI leaders and Study Partner tutors are open on the Academic Support webpage and on a rolling basis moving forward. More information and access to the applications can be viewed on the following websites.

SI leaders: http://academicsupport.auburn.edu/academic-support-home/supplemental-instruction/future-employees/

Study Partner tutors: http://academicsupport.auburn.edu/academic-support-home/study-partners-home/application/

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Phi Kappa Phi Awards

Please see below two calls for nominations of students for awards given by Phi Kappa Phi.
Each form includes a section to be completed by the academic advisor or dean. For this process, please complete the full nomination and forward the form to CLA Student Services at claadv@auburn.edu. It will be sent on to Phi Kappa Phi from there.

1. The Yates Award (Juniors)

The Scholarship and Awards Committee of Auburn University Chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi solicits your help with identifying and nominating outstanding junior students for the 2019 Susan Stacy Entrenkin Yates Scholastic Achievement Awards.  These awards will be presented at our Spring 2019 Initiation and Awards Ceremony.

The criteria for a student to be nominated for this award include:

  • student must have completed a minimum of 61 credit hours by the end of Fall semester, 2018;
  • at the time of nomination, student is considered a junior in his or her academic major;
  • outstanding scholarship;
  • awards and honors; and
  • participation in Auburn University, community, and/or professional activities.

Please forward this message and the attached nomination form to your faculty members.  The nomination form (PDF) should be completed by a faculty member. A second faculty member should write a supporting letter to attach with the nomination form to have a complete nomination.  Honor, awards, and activities should reflect the student’s achievement at Auburn University.

DEADLINE for nominations is Friday, February 22, 2019, 4:45 p.m. Please send nominations to:

Phi Kappa Phi Awards Committee

3402 Haley Center

Campus

Or send nominations as email attachments to aupkphs@auburn.edu.

Please contact aupkphs@auburn.edu if you have questions or need assistance with submitting nomination forms. Thank you for taking the time to nominate deserving “junior” students for these awards.

Form_Yates Award_Sp19

 

2. The Outstanding Senior Award (summer 2018, fall 2018, or spring 2019 graduates)

The Scholarship and Awards Committee of the Auburn University Chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi solicits your help with identifying and nominating outstanding graduating seniors for the Most Outstanding Senior Award.  This award will be presented at our Spring 2019 Initiation and Awards Ceremony.

The criteria for a student to be nominated for this award include:

  • must be a senior student who graduated Summer 2018 or Fall 2018, or who will graduate Spring 2019;
  • has outstanding scholarship and earned scholastic awards and honors;
  • participated in Auburn University, community, and/or professional activities while in college;
  • is a Phi Kappa Phi member or is eligible to be invited to membership; and
  • has outstanding character/personal qualities.

Please forward this message and the attached nomination form to your faculty members. The nomination form (PDF) should be completed by a faculty member.  A second faculty member should write a supporting letter to attch with the nomination form to have a complete nomination.  Honors, awards, and activities should reflect the student’s achievement at Auburn University.

DEADLINE for nominations is Friday, February 22, 2019, 4:45 p.m. Please send nominations to:

Phi Kappa Phi Awards Committee

3402 Haley Center

Campus

Or as email attachments to aupkphs@auburn.edu.

Please contact aupkphs@auburn.edu if you have questions or need assistance with submitting nomination forms.  Thank you for taking the time to nominate deserving students.

Form_ Outstanding Senior Award_Sp19

 

Last modified: February 5, 2019