Honors College Office of the Provost

Eagle Scholar Newsletter Volume 7 | Issue 14


The Honors College Exhibition is a new and exceptional opportunity for students to showcase their skills and talents through research, creative arts, and performing arts. This exhibition is open to all Honors College students and will feature a variety of disciplines that represent the Honors College’s commitment to excellence in all spheres of our students’ development.

This exhibition will be held April 7, 2019 from 2 – 7 p.m.

Participants are asked to submit their entires in the following categories no later than March 15, 2019.

  • Research
  • Creative
  • Performance

For more information, visit the exhibition’s website: http://honors.auburn.edu/honors-college-exhibition/

Join us for food, fun, and fellowship on March 18 from 11 a.m.  – 1:30 p.m. during our spring mid-term picnic. Feel free to come and go as you like during the entire picnic. Visit http://aub.ie/picnic to RSVP so we can get an accurate head count and reserve your plate!

CEO Fellows Program

The CEO Fellows program is a new addition to Auburn’s campus, specifically the Honors College. Katie, Jacob, Ryan, Megan, and Carson are the five students who were selected for the program. Visit http://honors.auburn.edu/auburns-new-ceo-fellows-program/ to read the full story.

Oh the places you’ll go…

The Honors College is looking for ideas for the Fall 2019 Study & Travel course, and we need your help. Use the link below to tell us where you’d like to explore this fall.



Psyched for Success

Stress Management

Stress is unavoidable but can be managed to minimize the negative impact. Self-care is one of THE MOST important interventions. People often say they don’t have time or don’t know what to do, so below are ways to overcome those barriers. Take into consideration multiple areas of self-care, including physical (e.g., eat regularly, engage in some sort of physical activity and yes walking counts!), psychological (e.g., time to reflect, journal), emotional (time around people who you connect with, allow self to cry), spiritual (e.g., time in nature, connect with optimism and hope), professional (e.g., take breaks from work, create a comfortable work space), and balance work demands and a personal life. Not everything will be in exact balance ALL the time, but if you regularly tned to these areas, you can expect to better manage stress.

Saakvitne, K.W., & Pearlman, L.A. (1996). Transforming the pain: A workbook on vicarious traumatization. New York, N.Y.: Norton.


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

Student Organizations

Esperanza House

Honors student Ethan Kinnard is currently in HONR 3007 Sustained Community Service and his project for the semester revolves around helping Esperanza House determine and meet their needs. So far Ethan has set up a clothing drive and benefit night. The clothing drive is apparel for males and females of all ages and runs now through March 29. Donations can be dropped off at Cater Hall with Dr. Ken Thomas.

Around Campus

Hickory Hill Internship

• This is a seasonal/temporary position with the Watson-Brown Foundation.
Duration: May 28 – August 2, 2019

Location of Position:
Hickory Hill, 502 Hickory Hill Drive, Thomson, GA

Additional Information: Franke Smith, 706-595-7777

By March 1, email or snail mail the following:
Cover Letter outlining why you are the best candidate for the position
Current Resume
Completed application form: http://www.hickory-hill.org/education-1/#summer-camp
Email to: mzupan@hickory-hill.org
Snail mail: Hickory Hill, 502 Hickory Hill Drive, Thomson, GA 30824

Pay & Benefits:
• $1600 per month, paid bi-weekly
• Furnished cottage on-site, includes all utilities & laundry facilities
• Wireless internet
• 2 uniform shirts
• Internship credit can be arranged.

Do you enjoy working with children and spending time outdoors? We are looking for a positive and enthusiastic Summer Camp Counselor who enjoys leading children through a variety of outdoor and indoor summertime activities. You will lead children between 10 and 17 years of age during weekly themed camps throughout the summer A typical day for Summer Camp Counselor could include:
• Participating in a friendly game of capture the flag
• Teaching kids how to grow plants
• Exploring the wonders of an archaeological excavation
• Building simple machines
• Educating kids about alternative energies
• Supervising a nature hike
• Interacting with parents and summer camp attendees to build lasting relationships

Duties & Responsibilities
• Continually keep campers active and engaged in fun and challenging activities while maintaining a safe environment
• Follow and execute activities according to pre-designed daily lesson plans
• Lead a group of up to 12 campers with a fun, positive and outgoing attitude
• Act as a role model to all children attending camp
• Interact with children, parents/guardians and co-workers in a professional manner at all times
• Understand and adhere to Standard Operating Procedures for camps
• Immediately report suspicious or inappropriate behaviors or abuse relating to youth

Minimum Qualifications
• High School Diploma, currently enrolled in College or University
• One year working in a camp environment or coaching/teaching children
• US Citizen residing in the US

Licenses / Certifications / Registrations
• First Aid/CPR certification is helpful but not required

Other Requirements
Applicants must complete all state DECAL requirements within their first week of training:
• Criminal Background Check
• Drug screening
• All required vaccinations – MMR, Tetanus
• DECAL training modules
• Other training required by Watson-Brown

Portz Interdisciplinary Fellowship Awards

Application Deadline: March 15, 2019

Each year, Portz Interdisciplinary Fellowships are awarded to honors students from National Collegiate Honors Council member institutions, to support creative and innovative research endeavors that cross boundaries. Individual students who wish to undertake cross-disciplinary research, or a team of two students from different disciplines who propose a single collaborative project, could have their research funded for up to 18 months! Up to three $5,000 awards and up to three $1,000 awards are available.

Only one proposal from each NCHC member institution is accepted. This opportunity for financial support and national recognition of your student research closes on March 15, 2019.

More details on this application and other student and faculty awards can be found on NCHC’s website. Download your application today!

Auburn on the Hill

Auburn on the Hill is a coordinating program for students looking to intern on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. They offer connections to both prestigious internship opportunities as well as the opportunity to network with Auburn students and alumni.

By connecting to the Auburn Family in DC, you are one step closer to making Capitol Hill your home away from home. Even after students have secured internships, the opportunity of connecting with others is invaluable, from finding roommates and housing to networking across majors.

If you wish to register or find out more information, visit their website http://aub.ie/auonthehill or contact Tasheila Williams-Townsend tjw0024@auburn.edu

Last modified: March 5, 2019