Eagle Scholar Newsletter Volume 7 | Issue 6

 

HONR 3007 Honors Seminars

Unconventional Honors Seminars will be offered from Spring 2019 with the intention that these will be offered every semester (inclusive of Summer). These seminars are all 3 credit hours each and they count as academic courses in the Honors curriculum. Seminars are repeatable (6 credit hours maximum). They do not count towards the Senior Year Experience.

Overview of these seminars:

  • These courses are project-based and done individually
  • The class will not have any set meeting days/times and can work with any schedule
  • Each student will work one-on-one with the course instructor to fulfill course requirements
  • The course requirements will vary from student to student since every experience is different
  • Instructor and student will decide check-in meetings throughout the semester
  • Where applicable, key people that were involved in your experience will be roped in ensure accuracy, verification, and industry oversight to what is reported/reportable

Below are some specific details for each of unconventional seminars being offered:

HONR 3007 004 Honors Seminar: Internship Experiences

This seminar is meant for students who would have had at least one semester-long internship that was paid or unpaid. The focus of the seminar will be on the personal journey to embark on and partake in an internship and unpacking the impact of the internship on the student’s future.

HONR 3007 005 Honors Seminar: Global Internship Experiences

Same as for HONR 3007 004 except that the internship was completed outside of the United State of America.

HONR 3007 006 Honors Seminar: Co-op/Practicum Experiences

Students that have completed at least one semester of co-op or practicum in their area of study. In this course, students will delve into connections between theory and the real world and, most importantly, the key lessons learned in career readiness from the experience.

HONR 3007 007 Honors Seminar: Study Abroad Experiences

Diversity and inclusion of other cultures and the growth that comes from such is what this seminar attempts to uncover. Students will delve into how their views, beliefs, values, and cultural competencies were challenged and/or cemented based on the study abroad experience.

HONR 3007 009 Honors Seminar: Sustained Community Service

This course provides a platform for students that have been actively involved in community service for a number of semesters to aggregate the impact of that community service work. Students will explore the impact of their work on the service agency as well as the impact of the service on them.

HONR 3007 010 Honors Seminar: Special Honors Project

This course allows students the opportunity to focus on unique projects–such as starting a new campus organization, designing a new service project, or launching an entrepreneurial endeavor—as part of their student experience.

HONR 4007 Honors Apogee Project

This new version of the Apogee Project will be offered Spring 2019. The Apogee Project is 3 credit hours and counts as an academic course in the Honors curriculum. This course does count towards the Senior Year Experience and students will work one-on-one with the course instructor to fulfill course requirements. In this course, students will create an ePortfolio while examining how their Honors College body of work has shaped their time at Auburn University.

Overview of apogee projects:

  • These courses are project-based and done individually
  • The class will not have any set meeting days/times and can work with any schedule
  • Each student will work one-on-one with the course instructor to fulfill course requirements
  • The course requirements will vary from student to student since every experience is different
  • Instructor and student will decide check-in meetings throughout the semester

 

Below are some specific details for the new Apogee project version being offered:

HONR 4007 001 Honors Apogee Project: Honors ePortfolio

This course is intended for students near the end of their Auburn University and Honors College experiences. In this course, students will create their Honors ePortfolio as their capstone or culminating experience. Here students will dissect every Honors College course and experience that they had during their time in the Auburn University Honors College and hopefully find some connective threads. Students will then explain what they got out of their Honors College membership and experiences in a final ePortfolio. In short, this course forces the student to explain how their Honors College body of work has shaped their time at Auburn University as future outlook.

Auburn vs. Texas A&M Tailgate

Join the Honors College and Auburn Global for a tailgate on Cater Lawn prior to the Auburn / Texas A&M game on November 3rd. Festivities begin at 8 am and end prior to kick-off. This is a come-and-go event, however, we ask that you please rsvp in order to get an accurate headcount.  RSVP by November 2nd.

 

Southern Regional Honors Council

The Southern Regional Honors Council is now accepting proposals for a presentation, performance, or poster for their upcoming conference. This year’s conference will be held in Memphis, TN, from Thursday March 28 to Saturday March 30, 2019. Proposals are due by 11:59PM on Saturday, December 1st, 2018 and will be reviewed in early January. Acceptances will be announced at that time via email to the student and college Honors Director/coordinator. For full details on the 2019 SRHC Conference and proposal categories, please visit: http://www.srhconline.org/conference/.

Honors Student Art Exhibition

This semester the Honors Introduction to Art History class is working with Dr. Floyd and the Jules Collins Smith Museum to research, curate, and present a small exhibition of portraits and self-portraits from the museum’s permanent collection. The show, which the students have titled “Dignity and Diversity: Portraits from the Permanent Collection,” is on view at the Jules Collins Smith Museum through December.

The students will present the pieces on various nights throughout the month of November and all are encouraged to attend.

The students will be presenting the pieces at various nights throughout the month of November and all are encouraged to attend.

The informal gallery talks will be on Thursday, November 1 at 5 pm, Thursday, November 8 at 5 pm, and Friday, November 9 at noon. These talks will culminate on November 29 at 6 pm when the final presentations are given followed by a reception at the museum. The museum wants to celebrate the work of the student-curators and encourage everyone to see the exhibit in person.

Honors Film Series

Honors College Plan of Study Advising

Honors Congress Benefit Night at Panera

Study Abroad Fair

Auburn Abroad will be hosting a Study Abroad Fair on October 31 from 10 am – 3 pm in the Student Center Ballroom. Come to hear more about the trips that the Honors College will be taking this year!

Student Opportunities

Critical Meeting for Dental, Medical, or Optometry Students

The first PPAC meeting for Auburn University applicants planning to apply to dental, medical or optometry school programs in 2019 for enrollment in 2020 is scheduled for Tuesday, November 6, 2018, in the Sciences Center Auditorium, beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Auburn University PPAC members provide guidance about the application process as well as a committee letter from Auburn University.

From 6:00-7:00 p.m., Ms. Krysta Diehl will give a presentation about writing a compelling personal statement, one of the first tasks for applicants.

From 7:00-8:00 p.m., Ms. Beverley Childress will discuss PPAC policies for the next application cycle.  Attendees will receive a list of applicant responsibilities including items due in January 2019 to begin working with the committee.

Opportunity for Internship and Scholarship With Foundation for a Better Economy

The Foundation for a Better Economy is inviting college seniors to write a thesis on the economy for a chance to win a $500 scholarship. Scholars will have the opportunity for a paid internship for the summer of 2019 with the foundation. This internship tasks will include researching and synthesizing economic and policy data, assisting in social media management and content creation, and helping in day-to-day operations. This is a great way to gain nonprofit and startup experience, make contacts for the future, learn research and economic analysis skills, and improve technology and social media skills.

More information 

Student Organizations

Honors Congress

Honors Congress will be hosting a benefit night at Panera on Tuesday, November 13 from 4 pm- 8 pm.

Honors Serves

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 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 2:15, meet in the Comer Parking lot at 1:50

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 Sundays in September and the first week of October and can be found at the following link: https://doodle.com/poll/dyz3unif3ezgmxyi

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 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 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  jkj0012@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: Monday 3:00-5:00 pm

Facilitator contact: Hayleigh Hallman hhh0010@auburn.edu

Key Dates & Events

October 30: Residence Hall Advising | Aubie (Village) | 6 pm

October 30: Expressions of the Soul: Authentic Southern Images Embody the African Diaspora | Pebble Hill | 3:30 pm

November 1: BSEN Seminar: Ritesh Karki | Corley Building Room 302 | 12 pm

November 1: Residence Hall Advising | Broun (Quad) | 6 pm

November 1: George Ohr Scholar Kevin O’Brien: Art Cafe | Jule Collins Smith Museum | 6 pm

November 2: COSAM Undergraduate Research Fair | Student Center 2222 | 10:30

November 2: Economic Seminar Series: Erik Loualiche | Miller 230 | 3 pm

November 4: “Quiet Courage” with Thom Gossum Jr. Community Films and Conversations | Jule Collins Smith Museum | 1 pm

November 5: Night Film Series: Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County | Eagle Hall Classroom | 8 pm

November 8: BSEN Seminar: Elizabeth Bankston | Corley 302 | 12 pm

November 8: CLA Alumni Speakers: Claudia D’Avanzp and Arielle D’Avanzo| Tichenor 310| 12 pm

November 8: Day Film Series: Earthquake | CMD room in RBD | 3 pm

November 8: Musician Jake Fussell: Art Cafe | Jule Collins Smith Museum | 6 pm

November 8: SEED Meeting | Shelby Center 1124 | 6:30 pm

November 9: Economics Seminar Series: Emily Leslie | Miller 230 | 3 pm

November 13: Honors Career Workshop “College to Career” | Career Center Classroom (Mary Martin Hall) | 2 pm

November 13: Day Film Series: The 33 | CMD room in RBD | 3 pm

November 13: Honors Congress Benefit Night | Panera | 4 pm

November 14: Night Film Series: 3 1/2 Minutes 10 Bullets | Eagle Hall Classroom | 8 pm

November 14: Organic Chemistry Tutoring | RBD Reserved Study Room | 5 pm

December 4: Physics Tutoring | RBD Reserved Study Room | 5 pm

December 5: Organic Chemistry Tutoring | RBD Reserved Study Room | 5 pm

Around Campus

Pizza Panels for Women in STEM

Come network with peers in STEM fields while you eat pizza and learn about opportunities to maximize your time at Auburn! 

Handshake

Handshake currently has over 4,000 employers and over 7,000 for current Auburn students. Go to handshake.auburn.edu for more information on opportunities.

Campus Career Closet

The Auburn University Career Center has a campus closet where students can rent business casual and business professional items for interviews. Students can take up to four items at a time. 

TESS Talks

On Tuesday November 13, students have the opportunity to hear women faculty talk about their research with a TED Talk style presentation, followed by a reception.

History Open House

On Tuesday November 13, students have the opportunity to hear women faculty talk about their research with a TED Talk style presentation, followed by a reception.

COSAM Undergraduate Research Fair

This Research Fair is open to all Auburn University students, faculty and staff!

10:30-1 in SC 2222/2223

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Last modified: October 30, 2018