Honors College Office of the Provost

Eagle Scholar Newsletter Volume 8 | Issue 12


Midterm Picnic

Join the Honors College and Auburn Global for refreshments, fun and fellowship during our spring midterm 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!

RSVP Link found in box below this message


Honors College Film Series

The Honors College Film Series was developed to highlight contemporary issues in America.

HBO Original Documentary that shows how humans are becoming more and more dependent on robots nowadays. This film also features several points of view from engineers, journalists, and philosophers who talk about different situations where robots have caused the death of humans, and how they represent a threat to society.

February 18 | Eagle Hall | 8 – 10 pm

The theory of evolution and a re-write of American history are caught in the crosshairs when an unabashed Creationist seeks re-election as chairman of America’s most influential Board of Education.

February 21 | Library 4035 | 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Help Stock the Honors Service Closet During Tiger Giving Day In order to continue to help transform the lives of people in our community, the Honors College at Auburn University is creating a Service Closet. The Service Closet will hold numerous supplies we need in order to conduct our import service work across Alabama. These items include materials like: ACT prep books, trash bags, pens, paper, work gloves, storage bins, sunscreen, four-function calculators, and more.


Want to be The Next SGA Liaison?

A Message from Sarah Christopher:

We are looking for the next person to take over my role as SGA Liaison! In the role of liaison you will bridge the gap between Honors Congress (as well as the Honors College) and SGA. The role includes communicating with students, faculty, and Honors staff and taking their voice and issues to the senate floor. The responsibilities of this position are to attend the weekly SGA senate meeting on Mondays at 7:30 PM, and to write a short summary for the college. You will also serve alongside the Executive team of the Honors Congress and attend Exec meetings. If you are interested in the position please contact me @scc0060 with your name and a short 2-3 sentences on why you would like to apply for the position! Interviews will be held on February 24th. Sign-ups will come out soon. Thank you and I hope to hear from many of you soon!

Sarah Christopher

Free Peer Academic Coaching

Ask an Honors Student offers free academic coaching provided by your peers who have taken the course in a previous semester. This spring they are offering coaching in:

Biology + Chemistry + Math + Physics + Humanities

Spring 2020 Coaching Session Schedule:

Tuesdays | 5 – 7 pm | Haley Center 2228 

Thursdays | 5 – 7 pm | Haley Center 2228

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.

The Honors College Exhibition

Event set for the afternoon of April 3rd

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

Submissions are sought are for the following categories: Creative and Performance. Students are welcome to submit applications to exhibit up to two pieces of work. The two pieces of work can be in the same or different categories.

Prizes and more information can be found: http://honors.auburn.edu/honors-college-exhibition/

Sign-up Deadline: March 20

Sign-up for Creative:


Sign-up for Performance:


Honors College Formal: Footloose

This year’s Honors formal theme is Footloose, so get ready to Cut Loose With Congress. Formal is on March 28 from 6-10 pm at Dogwood Farms. This event will be a blast with music, food, games, and a s’mores bar for dessert. Tickets are currently on sale and the price will increase February 28, so make sure to buy them early. All of the details on how to purchase tickets are on the attached flyer. As a reminder, Formal is open to all Honors College students and their dates (even if the dates are not in Honors or Auburn University student). If you have any questions about the event or how to buy tickets please email Nicole Nobles at nan0005@auburn.edu. We hope to see you all there!

March 28 | 6 – 10 PM | Dogwood Farms

Psyched for Success!

Be Smart! Tip #4: Know Your Worth!

It’s not about being perfect or getting it right all the time, despite what you may think, hear from some people, or hear from your own critic voice. It’s not about comparison, external success, or others’ validation. It’s also not about tooting our own horn ALL the time or saying “I’m THE BEST!!” And, it’s certainly not about putting someone else down to make yourself feel better.

No, self-worth is about recognizing and valuing our own intrinsic value, not tied to anyone else, just that YOU ARE VALUABLE. Owning that you ARE a person deserving of love and care—from others and from yourself. When you are able to value yourself as a person, it impacts you in so many positive ways.  Try it out (even for a day) to see how it impacts you—remind yourself, “I am of value. I am worthy.”

Check out this video to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EirlZ7fy3bE and/or this brief write-up: https://www.psychalive.org/self-worth/

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 excellent way for students to gain presentation experience. This method of presenting to one’s peers makes good practice for those who plan on preforming research in the future

Let Us Know!

Are you doing something awesome? Maybe it’s starting a fun new club on campus, helping discover new methods on an undergraduate research project, winning awards, or you’re hosting an art show off campus. We know as Honors students you are making a difference in the world – and we want to know about it. We are gathering students to feature on our social media for this spring semester and this summer. To be featured emailed the Honors Communication Department athccomm1@auburn.edu and let us know how you are Honoring Your Dreams!

Work Smarter Not Harder: Integrating Research Into the Classroom

Dr. Jocelyn Evans, University of West Florida, and Dr. Sara Evans, Kennesaw State University, will be coming to Auburn to provide a workshop to faculty interested in incorporating undergraduate research directly into their courses. The purpose of this workshop will be to help faculty find innovative ways to use their regular course load to make progress towards their long-term research goals, tenure, and promotion, while benefitting student learning outcomes by embedding research into teaching. Over the past 5 years, Dr. Jocelyn Evans and Dr. Sara Evans have had some amazing success with several multi-disciplinary research programs that all heavily utilize undergraduate research within the classroom, and they are so excited to share some of their insights to assist any interested faculty. For more information contact Alex Sauer: ras0046@auburn.edu

Sign up link:  https://aub.ie/HCWorkSmarter

March 6 | 1 – 3pm | Library 3035

Congressional Awards

Feel up to a challenge? The Congressional Awards offer young people the opportunity to set a personal goal and achieve it. There are multiple levels within the program areas of volunteer service, personal development, physical fitness, and exploration. There is a one-time registration fee that the Honors College will cover with proven financial need. For more information contact Suzanne Hunter or Ken Thomas.

In efforts to help support this cause, the Honors College will have a drop-off box for PERIOD in our lobby at Cater Hall. If you would like to donate monitarily, please contact the student information listed above.

Plainsmen’s Prep Leader (PPL) 2020 applications are now available!

Last modified: October 20, 2021