Honors College Office of the Provost

Eagle Scholar Newsletter Volume 7 | Issue 8


Honors Serves Opportunities


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 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: 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


Weekend Service Activity 

Event: Annual Cookie Walk

Date: 11/30 (2 – 7pm) and 12/01 (8am – 2pm)


Grace United Methodist Church

915 E. Glenn Ave

Auburn, AL


The Cookie Walk is a super fun event where people can fill a box of homemade cookies and all proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity! They are looking for volunteers on Friday (Nov. 30th) for set up and then Saturday (Dec. 1st) is the day of the actual cookie walk. The event runs from 8am-1pm so they need volunteers to come an hour early to help set up, to be there during the actual event, and then to stay an extra hour to help clean up. You can come at whatever time/day works best for you but please fill out the doodle so that we will know numbers! The doodle poll is the link below 🙂


Honors Tutoring

With finals only a few weeks away, Honors students are offering free group tutoring for physics and organic chemistry. 
Physics | December 4 | 5 pm | RBD Honors Room
Organic Chemistry | December 5 | 5 pm | RBD Honors Room

Honors Student Driven Publication

The Honors College needs your help in creating a new student-driven publication. We are looking for creative students who are idea makers and are interested in editing, writing, photography, illustration, web layout, and graphic design. The function of this publication is twofold A). to share the wonderful stories about Honors College students and B). give participating students the opportunity to express their creativity and receive hands-on experience. This will be an excellent resume and portfolio builder.  Obtain your first byline, have your artwork go public, and enhance your writing skills through this opportunity. Planning workshops will begin next semester. Interested? Contact the Honors College Communication Department athccomm1@auburn.edu to get your name on the list.

Honors Alternative Student 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 or Dr. Thomas.

Reminder: Honors Student Art Exhibition

This semester the Honors Introduction to Art History class is working with Dr. Floyd and the Jule 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 Jule Collins Smith Museum through December.
The students will be presenting the pieces during a final presentation on November 29 at 6 pm, all are encouraged to attend.

Student Opportunities


Auburn University Housing is looking for enthusiastic undergraduate students seeking a leadership opportunity for the 2019 - 2020 academic year. Resident Assistant applications open November 15 and will close January 11. If you have any questions, contact Emily Scarpa at ees0021@auburn.edu.

RA Interest Sessions
     November 27 | 5:30 pm | Thatch 202
     November 28 | 5 pm | Thatch 202
     December 5 | 5 pm | Thatch 202
     December 6 | 5 pm | Thatch 202

Polaris Internship Opportunity

Polaris is offering a 12-week paid internship opportunities at various Polaris offices across the country. 
Internships are being offered in engineering, human resources, information systems, operations, finance, sales, and marketing.
If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, read more here.

Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Opportunity

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship is a pioneering program that prepares aspiring math and science teachers for the schools that need them most. Fellows receive generous financial support to complete a master's degree program in education that includes an intensive clinical placement in a local high-needs school.  
If you are interested in the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, read more here.

HudsonAlpha BioTrain Internship Opportunity

The HudsonAlpha BioTrain Internship Program offers students the opportunity to connect classwork with real-world job experience and gain skills and knowledge that will prepare them for careers in biotechnology and related fields. Internships are offered through HudsonAlpha's nonprofit research labs, educational, economic development and communications departments, and many of their associate companies. 
If you are interested in this opportunity, read more here.

Pancake Exam Break

Finals can be tough and you deserve a break! Stop by the Honors Center in Broun Residence Hall on December 11 for our annual pancake exam break. Honors staff will be on hand cooking a variety of your favorite pancakes from 9-11 am. Stop by the Honors Center in Broun whenever you'd like for a well deserved mental break. 
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Flyer for Critical Conversations speaker series

Critical Conversations

November 28 | Mell Classroom 2550 | 5 pm

Last modified: December 2, 2018