Honors College Office of the Provost

Eagle Scholar Newsletter Volume 8 | Issue 13


Honors College Research Fellowship Application Due April 1st

The Honors College Research Fellowship Program offers support to Honors College students for research and research-related travel. Interested students will need to apply for this opportunity along with their faculty PI/mentor. Please contact Alex Sauer (ras0046@auburn.edu) if you have any questions. The application can be found at the following link: http://honors.auburn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/ResearhFellowshipApplication2020.pdf

You did it! Thanks to your generous support during Tiger Giving Day, we can now stock the Honors Service Closet full of much needed materials our students need in order to conduct their important service work across Alabama. We cannot thank you enough, your generosity will help our students build, tutor, and transform the lives of those around them. Not only have you helped the students of the Honors College, but our community as a whole – and for that we are truly thankful. War Eagle!

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Applications Open Soon

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the United States’ flagship exchange program. It offers research, study, and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries. The application will be available March 31st with the national deadline October 6th. Rising seniors in any major are eligible to apply. This year the National Prestigious Scholarship Program is partnering with the Miller Writing Center to provide support tailored specifically for Auburn Fulbright applicants. If you are interested in these opportunities, please contact Alex Sauer (ras0046@auburn.edu) for more information.

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 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.

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! All of the details on how to purchase tickets are on the above 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

The Office of Inclusion & Diversity invites students to –
Critical Conversation Speaker Series: “Examining the Role of Innovation in Diversifying Tomorrow’s Workforce”

Join us for the exciting continuation of the Critical Conversations series with Porter Braswell, CEO and Co-Founder of Jopwell. Jopwell is a technology platform that helps Black, Latinx and Native American students and professionals unlock opportunities for career advancement. Braswell’s talk at Auburn will be held on Tuesday, March 3rd at 5 p.m. in 2550 Mell classroom building @ RBD library. Register on AU Involve!

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

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

LeaderShape Institute

This May 3-6, Auburn is hosting an exciting leadership development opportunity called the LeaderShape Institute! Students will be able to gain meaningful leadership experience,

make connections to other student leaders, and learn how to be a changemaker in their campus and community. It is free and open to all students, and applications close March 20th. For the app and more information, visit our website on the button below!


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

Psyched for Success!

Success with Stress! Ways to Improve 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 (e.g., 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 tend 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, NY: Norton.


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

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!

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.

Paid Postions at the Miller Writing Center

Writing Consultant for the Miller Writing Center

Key responsibilities: Work with students across disciplines, provide feedback on a range of writing projects
Start date: August 2020
Pay: $9/hour for undergraduate students, $15/hour for graduate students

Click here to view the full application

Front Desk Representative for the Miller Writing Center

Key responsibilities: Greet clients, help clients use the electronic appointments system, answer questions
Start date: August 2020
Pay: $7.50/hour for undergraduate students, $9/hour for graduate students

Click here to view the full application

Student Assistant for the Office of University Writing
Key responsibilities: Set up for programs and events, conduct administrative tasks, manage data and surveys
Opportunities: Develop print and digital materials, write copy
Application deadline: March 15
Start date: May 2020 (preferred) or August 2020
Pay: Range, see position description below

Click here to view the full application

Transgender 101 Trainings

Faculty from the Critical Studies Working Group and the Office of Inclusion and Diversity have been working hard to put together Transgender 101 trainings specifically tailored for faculty. The training covers a variety of topics including basic transgender terminology, trans-inclusive language and behavior, and research on affirming environments for trans college students; this is all with the focus on making transgender students feel welcomed and supported in their classroom environments and with their professors.

The link to the advertisement and registration is here:

Priority Booking for the 11th University Scholars Leadership Symposium in Malaysia

From August 1 to 7, 2020, invited institutions can send up to 20 students and staff members to this week-long Leadership Development Program.

USLS 2020 will be Educational, Inspirational and Transformational

What is the University Scholars Leadership Symposium?

The mission of Humanitarian Affairs is to empower young people and inspire youthwho are passionate about positive social change. We aim to equip young emerging leaders with the right skills and tools to spark a generation of dynamic individuals paving the way for social change. Humanitarian Affairs is a member of the United Nations Global Compact, World Association of Non-Governmental Organization, International Association for Voluntary Efforts and the World Alliance for Citizens Participation.

The 2020 USLS Edition

Humanitarian Affairs Asia will co-host the 11th University Scholars Leadership Symposium 2020 with the Government of Malaysia. The symposium aims to gather young leaders from around the world to foster a new perspective and unite a global understanding on social change.

The symposium features keynote speakers, networking sessions and interactive workshops to prepare and empower young leaders to be an agent of change.

The symposium aims to:

  • Encourage delegates to think about Social Issues that the global community faces today, and to apply critical thinking towards building sustainable solutions to these challenges.
  • Accelerate delegates’ Global Track through exchange of cultural experiences with emerging global leaders from more than 87 countries.
  • Develop Compassion and Empathy by participating in the Service Day during the week-long conference.
  • Enhance Global Leadership Experience by bringing together passionate and aspirational young people led by speakers from around the world to explore the issues shaping our planet and our future.

Be inspired by the : Post Event Video of USLS 2019 and Post Event Report of USLS 2019.

Benefits for students:

  • Adding to their social impact experiences.
  • Enhancing their global citizenship education.
  • Networking with like-minded individuals who are passionate about Social Change.

Contributing to FIVE United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Pre-requisites for Applicants

  • Applicants should be between the ages of 18-28 years old.
  • Applicants should be passionate about social change, global issues and current affairs.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate the ability to lead and show initiative.

You can help your students in any of the following ways:

  • Nominate and fully fund outstanding students to attend the USLS.
  • Nominate and provide partial financial support to student leaders to attend the USLS.

Promote USLS to all students and allow us to do the selection process. Interested students could write in to us for ideas on self-funding to support their participation at the summit

Please reply to this invitation by February 23, 2020 to reserve places and secure the early bird registration fee for students at the USLS 2020. For more information please visit our USLS website.

Last modified: November 9, 2021