Honors College Office of the Provost

Eagle Scholar Newsletter Volume 8 | Issue 2


Free T-shirt Pickup

Incoming Honors students, be sure to pick up your free Honor Your Dreams t-shirt today or tomorrow:

September 3 | Broun Residence Hall Lobby| 7-9 pm

September 4 | Eagle Residence Hall Lobby | 6-8 pm

Let Loose with Moose and De-Stressy with Nessie!

School got you stressed? Homesick for your family pet? Need an excuse to take some down time?Join therapy dogs, Moose and Nessie, to de-stress during the middle of your busy week. Building in time for self-care and relaxation are key components of stress management and furry friends don’t hurt either. Counselors from Student Counseling & Psychological Services along with the Honors College welcome you to take some time to pet puppies, enjoy refreshments, and learn more about self-care and stress management at Let Loose with Moose and De-Stressy with Nessie.

September 4 | Cater Hall Back Porch | 4-5 pm

Memories of the Past

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Honors College, senior Lindsey Baird (History) is working with Honors Director, Dr. Tiffany Sippial to create an exhibit and brochure on the history of the Honors College. She is asking for Honors College alumni to please contact her if they have photos, artifacts, and/or testimonials that they would be willing to share. Please contact Lindsey directly via email.

Honors College Film Series

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

The Words That Built America

The Declaration of Independence, The U.S. Constitution and The Bill of Rights represent much more than just words used by America’s Founding Fathers. To celebrate them, this special-directed by Alexandra Pelosi and narrated by David McCullough-features dozens of Americans reading the iconic documents that define our outlook on life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

September 4 | Eagle Residence Hall | 8 pm

A Place at the Table
A documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem.

September 10 | Spidle 220 | 3:30 pm

Career Center Classroom

Looking to go beyond your undergraduate career? Let’s take a look at some guidelines to assist you in preparation for the graduate school search and application process.

September 5 | Martin Hall 303 | 3 pm

Graduate Education Information

Thinking about graduate school? In this session we’ll be discussing why one might go to graduate school, how to choose the best fitting program, what to expect in the application package, and some funding options.

September 12 | FORWI 1223 | 3 pm

The Honors College at Auburn University is celebrating 40 years! To honor this milestone the college is hosting a tailgate during Homecoming / Fall Family Weekend. We invite you, your friends, your family, and your loved ones to stop by Cater Hall between 11am – 2 pm for food provided by Taco Mama, games, a photobooth, and lots of special gifts. This is a come and go event, but please let us know if you and your group will be stopping by so we can get an accurate headcount.

Study & Travel with the Honors College

This 10-day trip immerses you in Cuba’s extraordinary culture, history, and social life. Our itinerary will move us from the cobble-stoned streets of Old Havana to the rich farmlands of tobacco country and the architectural gems of the island’s central provinces. 

Spain is a land steeped in artistic innovation, cultural diversity, architectural wonders, celebrated cuisines, and the legacies left behind by the Roman era, Moorish rule, and the Age of Discovery. This 11-day trip to Spain is your opportunity to explore this land of many cultures with your fellow Honors College students and expert professional guides.

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 fall they are offering coaching in:Biology + Chemistry + Math + Physics

Fall 2019 Coaching Session Schedule:
Tuesday 4 – 6 pm | Thursday 4 – 6 pm
Haley Center 3034

Psyched for Success

Academically Social: Balancing Academics and Social Life – War Eagle!

As the Fall 2019 semester is underway, many students at Auburn University (A.U.) may be thinking about the ways in which effective studying and engaged professors can contribute to passing grades. Other students may be leaning on friends to assist them with their studies, while others separate their academic and social lives entirely. While the intersectionality of successful academics and social life is often ignored, research supports intertwining friendship networks and academics of for optimal success. Achieving a balance between maintaining academic success and a rewarding social life can be challenging. However, A.U. is full of opportunities to strike a healthy balance between both academics and social activities! 

 The following is a list of ideas in the pursuit of being academically social:

Write Down or digitize your schedule while adding in study time and “me time.”

Associate, study and schedule social activities with academically-minded individuals. 

Rest, breathe and establish/maintain healthy thoughts and habits. 

Eat healthy 

Ask for help when needed. 

Get Your Priorities Straight!

Learn how and when to say no!

Exercise Daily

References: Fifolt, M. (2019). Connecting in college: How friendship networks matter for academic and social success. Washington: American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.

(n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.apa.org/gradpsych/2005/03/cover-balance

Check out these quick videos for more information on striking a healthy balance between your academic and social life.

Student Organizations

Diversity in Honors: Ice Cream Social! Meet new members, leadership, and information about the organization. 

September 5 | Cater Hall | 5 pm

Honors Serves: Honors Serves’ weekly projects begin this week! Join the AUInvolve page or contact Secretary Rachel Breece to hear about all of the opportunities offered. 

Let’s have Flunch!

Today the SGA launches Flunch, an initiative designed to foster better relationships between students and faculty/staff members. In collaboration with Tiger Dining, Flunch will provide a meal, free of charge, to a student and faculty/staff member, and up to two guests, for purposes such as discussing job opportunities or tips for academic success. Students may request two Flunches per semester.For more information or to set up a Flunch visit: aub.ie/Flunch

Student Opportunities

20th Annual Public Policy Leadership ConferenceThe 20th annual Harvard Public Policy Leadership Conference will take place February 6 – February 9, 2020.

PPLC is held on the HKS campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The conference serves as a pipeline for first and second-year undergraduate students from historically underrepresented and underserved communities.The intensive three days of workshops, panels, and lectures is designed to provide access to a career in public service. HKS covers all conference expenses.For additional information, including eligibility requirements, please visit the conference website.

Last modified: September 3, 2019