Honors College Office of the Provost

Eagle Scholar Newsletter Volume 7 | Issue 4


In this issue read about …

t-shirt pick up, Honors tutoring, day and night films, a Cup at Cater, and study & travel spring opportunities.

Honors College T-Shirt Pick Up 

The new Honors College t-shirts are in! Each current Honors College student will receive a shirt, which features the new vision of the Honors College to Honor Your Dreams. Stop by during one of these two times to pick up your shirt!

October 5 | Aubie Hall Lobby | 8-10 pm

October 8 | Cater Hall | 5-7 pm

Honors Tutoring Session

October 2 | RBD Honors Study Room | 5-7 pm

The first tutoring session will be for Honors Physics I. Honors Tutoring Sessions are lead by an Honors College student who has successfully completed the course.

Stop by Cater Hall the morning of October 4th for a hot cup of coffee or tea, and a little caffeine jolt. While there grab some breakfast snacks and spend some time with your fellow Honors College students.

October 4 | Cater Hall | 7:45 – 10:30 am

Mid-Term picnic flyer

Mid-Term Picnic Fall 2018

Monday, October 15th, 2018
from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT)
Honors Center (Broun Residence Hall Basement)
Join us for light refreshments, fun and fellowship during our fall mid-term picnic. Feel free to stop by anytime during the event, however priority entry will be given to those who RSVP – so be sure to reserve your spot today!
Deadline to RSVP is October 14 at 3 pm!

Spring Study & Travel

From the sites and sounds of New York City to the diverse culture of Cuba, explore the world with an Honors College Study & Travel course.

Learn more about the Cuba trip.

Learn more about the New York trip.

Interested in your own Research Colloquium?

Students interested in presenting their own research through the Honors College Research Colloquium can do so by contacting Dr. Ken Thomas. The Honors College Research Colloquium is an excellent way for students to gain presentation experience. This method of presenting to one’s peers makes good practice for those who plan on performing research in the future. 

Community and Civic Engagement Initiatives

Interested in community and civic engagement? CCE has a number of initiatives for the upcoming year including a course offered spring 2019, the summer living democracy experience, and the CCE Club.

Download the flyer for more information.

Upcoming Alternative Student Breaks!

Between fall and winter break, Auburn University’s Alternative Student Breaks will take six domestic trips, one international trip, and a day of service for fall break. Alternative Student Breaks are an incredible opportunity for students who hold a passion for service, in addition to being an affordable way to experience service outside of our local community!

Application Link: aub.ie/asbfallbreak (Fall Break) and aub.ie/asbwinterbreak (Winter Break)

Fall Break | October 11th, 2018

180 Degree Farm | Sharpsburg, GA | Price: $20

Although many families who are fighting cancer have insurance to afford treatment, not all families are able to afford the lifestyle change of consuming nutrient dense, clean foods it takes to recover and heal. 180 Degree Farm is helping bridge that gap by partnering with the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Newnan to provide 300 – 500 lbs of organic food to cancer patients and staff. They also host a public market on Saturdays’ to help cover the cost of this partnership. On October 11, ASB has the opportunity to assist the farm in its mission by helping mulch, weed, clean out summer crops, and any other needs the farm would like us to meet.

Winter Break | December 15th – 21st, 2018


Greenville Free Medical Clinic | Greenville, SC | Price: $250

Site Leader: Callie Simon

“This winter break, I am excited to lead a trip to Greenville Free Medical Clinic (GFMC) in Greenville, SC. Over 28 million people in the US do not have health insurance. Working to decrease the disparity in care among people with and without medical insurance, GFMC serves low-income, uninsured families. Since 1987, GFMC has treated tens of thousands of patients by providing medical care, dental care, and prescription medications. With an emphasis on health education, GFMC goes beyond diagnosing patients. From diabetes management to women’s health, the clinic focuses on improving health literacy among their patients to strengthen their overall wellbeing.”

Big Cat Rescue | Tampa, FL | Price: $250

Site Leader: Ashley Gardner

“This winter break, we will be traveling to Tampa, Florida to volunteer at Big Cat Rescue. Big Cat Rescue is a non-profit animal sanctuary for big cats like tigers, lions, and bobcats. This organization has a special place in my heart because they take in big cats that have been abused, neglected, or exploited for profit. Big Cat Rescue is an accredited animal sanctuary, meaning none of their staff, volunteers, or interns touch the animals or enter into the enclosure with them. This is especially important for me knowing that Big Cat Rescue is accredited because so many of their animals came from situations where they were exploited for profit like the famous cub petting that takes place around the world. Big Cat Rescue strives to educate the public on these matters by giving guided tours throughout the sanctuary, telling the stories about each cat there, and how they ended up at Big Cat Rescue. Volunteering at the sanctuary is an extremely rewarding experience and I am so excited to return!”

Youths Rebuilding New Orleans | New Orleans, LA | Price: $250

Site Leader: Erika Connell

“I am super excited to take a group of Auburn students to New Orleans, LA over winter break. We will be partnering with “Youths Rebuilding New Orleans.” YRNO engages local youth in the betterment of the New Orleans community. Volunteers help reduce blight by rebuilding distressed and foreclosed homes. The finished homes are sold to teachers to stabilize neighborhoods and positively impact the education system. I cannot wait to lead a group to New Orleans and leave the community better than we found it.”

Give Kids the World | Kissimmee, FL | Price: $250

Site Leader: Emily Crow

“This winter break, I will be bringing a group of Auburn students to Give Kids the World Village. The participants will be interacting with children impaired with life-altering diseases or illnesses.  GKTW partners with organizations like Make-A-Wish to provide these children a cost-free vacation to theme parks in Orlando, Florida. Families are offered many exciting activities and opportunities at the resort as well, including parades and parties almost every night. Volunteers and workers make it known that no request is too big, as they ‘give these kids the world.'”

Red Wolf Sanctuary | Rising Sun, IN | Price: $250

Site Leader: Reid Cacaro

“This year we will be going to Red Wolf Sanctuary in Ohio County, Indiana. We are very excited about this trip since it will be Auburn ASB’s first time volunteering with this site. They are an animal sanctuary home to a variety of animals including wolves, foxes, bears, elk and others. They focus on the conservation of wildlife as well as educating the public to help in the conservation of their ecosystem. During our time with the sanctuary we will be helping them with feeding, potential construction, brush removal, rehabilitation, and general maintenance.”

St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve | Port St. Joe, FL | Price: $250

Site Leader: Seth Brown

“Over winter break, I am excited to travel to Port St. Joe, Florida to serve the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve, who relies heavily on volunteer support for many of its management and educational activities, such as water quality monitoring and beach lighting education. Spanning 55,674 acres, the preserves’ goal is to conserve the natural values of ecosystems, maintain the wetlands and water resources, as well as to protect the native plant and animal species that are threatened and endangered. The organization also enhances public appreciation for natural and cultural diversity by providing public access to the preserve.”


Project Alajuelita | Costa Rica | Price: $1900

Site Leader: Holden Camp

“This winter break, I have the amazing opportunity to take a group of Auburn students to Project Alajuelita in Costa Rica. Project Alajuelita is a project site that was formed by the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC). FIMRC is a non-profit organization on a mission to bring improved healthcare to communities in the developing world. Students will have the opportunity to volunteer and observe how Project Alajuelita provides access to quality healthcare and health education to local community members.”

Student Organizations

Honors Congress:

A message from Reid Carter, your Honors Congress Spirit Chair.

We have a new wave of opportunities to join intramural sports coming out! You have the option to join Indoor Volleyball, Outdoor Soccer, and/or Co-rec Flag Football.

If you are interested in playing on an Honors Congress team for any of these sports, please click the link below for the corresponding team. You can email me if you have any problems or questions!

Sign ups are from October 1-7, so you have time to talk to your friends and join a team! Please don’t hesitate to join the groupme’s of the team(s) you are interested in and get the team started! They are a great stress relief and an even better way to meet others in the Honors College!

Thanks so much and War Eagle!

Click the below links to join the GroupMe:

Honors College Outdoor Soccer

Honors College Indoor Volleyball

Honors College Flag Football  

Honors Serves:

Service opportunities for this week provided by Mary Claire Chumley, Honors Serves | Secretary 

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: Wednesday 3:45-5:00pm

Facilitator contact: Lily Walker 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 2:15, meet in the Comer Parking lot at 1:50

Facilitator contact: Sam Lubor

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 Sundays in September and the first week of October and can be found at the following poll.

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.

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

Facilitator contact: Natalie Wire

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

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 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: Jesse Jordan

 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


Other volunteer opportunities that will not be starting this week but that I would like to make everyone aware of:

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: Monday 3:00-5:00 pm

Facilitator contact: Hayleigh Hallman

Notasulga ACT Tutoring

About: Volunteers will be helping prepare students for the ACT.

Time and other information has not been finalized for this project, but I wanted to go ahead and let you know about it!

*** Weekend Service Opportunity***

This weekend we will be having a service opportunity at the Community Market of East Alabama. I will be sending out another email with specific information about this opportunity, but wanted to let you all know as soon as possible!


Student Opportunities:

CEO Fellows Program Opportunity for Auburn University Honors College Students

This fall a select number of Auburn University Honors College students will have the opportunity to participate in a new leadership training program called the “CEO Challenge.” Designed to help the next generation of young talent develop the leadership skills they’ll need after graduation, CEO Fellows will connect with a network of iconic chief executives, business leaders, and innovators. For more information contact Dr. Tiffany Sippial.

Opportunity for Undergraduate Research

RESTORE is a community-based participatory research program rooted in collaborative partnerships with sex trafficking survivors, community service organizations, law enforcement officers, and interdisciplinary undergraduate, graduate, and faculty researchers. RESTORE conducts quantitative and qualitative research on the unique needs and experiences of sex trafficking survivors to improve the quality of person-centered recovery sources available to survivors and their family members. 

Honors student interested in applying to work as undergraduate research assistants (UGRAs) with RESTORE should contact Honors College Director, Dr. Tiffany Sippial.

Peer Tutor Course for Honors Students

Next spring semester the Honors College will offer a 3-hour “Honors Seminar: Peer Tutors” course wherein a selected group of 14 Honors students will offer weekly peer tutoring sessions in Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Calculus I, Calculus II, and Calculus III.

Interested students should send a rèsumè and cover letter explaining both their interest in the position and qualifications for tutoring in a particular subject(s) to Dr. Sippial no later than November 1st.

College of Liberal Arts Career Initiatives Resume Workshop for CLA majors and minors (only)

Tuesday, October 16 | 310 Tichenor | 3 – 5 pm

Attendees will produce high-quality copies of their resume and receive free business cards.

UReCA Student Editor Applications 2019-20

UReCA is the national Web journal of undergraduate research and creative activity, sponsored by the National Collegiate Honors Council. The journal is looking to recruit fifteen new Associate Editors with diverse academic backgrounds from universities across the United States. Associate Editors are responsible for the selection of creative work and research articles that will appear on the website. Download more information.

Last modified: October 1, 2018