Honors College Office of the Provost

Eagle Scholar Newsletter Volume 8 | Issue 4


Today! Cater Porch Talk: Dr. George Flowers

Cater Porch Talks are your opportunity to hear from high-level administrators at Auburn University. Our next Cater Porch Talk features Dr. George Flowers, dean of the Graduate School.

October 1 | Cater Hall Front Porch | 3 pm

Let Loose with Moose and (de)Stressy with Nessie at Cater!

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.

October 2 | Cater Hall Back Porch | 4-5 pm

Faculty Research Symposium

The purpose of the annual faculty symposium is to promote connections among researchers and creative scholars and to increase the visibility of work across diverse audiences. This event is a great opportunity for students to meet and speak with faculty conducting research on campus. Any student interested in breaking into research on Auburn’s campus would benefit from networking through this Poster session. Learn more.

Poster Session | October 4 | AUSC | 11:30 am – 1 pm

Honors College Film Series

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

The Line: Poverty in America

Poverty in America is probably not what you think. Emmy Award-winning producer Linda Midgett shows us in this groundbreaking documentary a new face of poverty in America. About 50 million people in the United States live below the poverty line (In 2014- $23,850 for a family of 4) and one in four American children lives in poverty. But what is poverty in America? What defines “the line” and how can the church and community make a difference?
(source: Kanopy.com)

October 4 | RBD Library 3129 | 2 pm

True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality

A look at how Alabama attorney Bryan Stevenson struggles to create fairness in the legal system.
(source: IMDb.com)

October 8 | Eagle Residence Hall | 8 pm

Mid-Term Picnic Fall 2018 Graphic

Honors College Mid-Term Picnic

October 8th | Cater Hall | 11 am – 2 pm

Join us for refreshments, fun and fellowship during our fall mid-term 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!

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

Alternative Fall Break

Spend a day of your fall break with the Honors College and the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind. 

October 10 | Talladega, AL

Sign-up by October 4, 2019

Research Fellowship Applications

The Honors College Research Fellowship program offers support to Honors College students for research materials and other related support as well as research-related travel. For questions contact Alex Sauer, coordinator for scholarship and research.

Free Peer Academic Coaching

With mid-terms coming up we want to remind you that 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

Travel to Cuba!

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. 

Psyched for Success

Turn Your Frown Upside Down 

 Frustration and disappointment are natural experiences of life, yet we sometimes delude ourselves that if we work hard enough or do something “just right” that we can avoid both, which is just not humanly possible! The first tip to managing both of those emotions is to change how we view them. For example, when we view frustration as an indicator of intelligence that alerts us to needing to do something differently, we can appreciate it as an aid rather than turn the frustration into a disappointment about things not going the way we wanted. Yes, it is frustrating and disappointing when something does not go the way we want, so another tip is to give yourself time and space to be frustrated and disappointed, but then re-engage with whatever is at hand and create a new plan for how to achieve your goal(s). While usually unpleasant in the moment, both emotions are helpful to experience because they allow us to develop more skills to manage distress, which is something this world can use more of more often! #NoMoreTantrums

Sources:  https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/your-neurochemical-self/201409/how-make-frustration-work-you and https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-couch/201804/disappointment-hurts-what-can-you-do-about-it

 Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=gxE3Uy2wkn0 

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.

Student Organizations

Honors Congress: Honors Congress will be partnering with the Macon County Humane Society to volunteer at their annual Puppies and Pumpkins adoption event. This event is open to everyone and is a great chance to get involved while also walking, petting, and loving on dogs. For more information, or to volunteer, please join the Honors Congress Philanthropy GroupMe.

October 6 & 27 | Puppies and Pumpkins

Congress hosting a Halloween movie night on Cater Lawn at 7 pm o October 29. Get spooky with them as you watch Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed. 

October 29 | Movie Night Cater Lawn | 7 pm

Honors Serves: Honors Serves has a number of weekly projects, check out their page on AUInvolve.

Student Opportunities

Several undergraduate researcher positions in aquatic ecology and limnology are available in Alan Wilson’s lab.  Current lab research projects revolve around understanding the factors leading to harmful algal blooms in recreational and drinking water reservoirs and aquaculture ponds. Interested students are encouraged to email (1) a brief letter of interest, (2) resume including contact information for two references, (3) an unofficial copy of your transcripts, and (4) available work hours during the fall semester to Alan Wilson for full consideration.  

Visit the lab website to learn more

Around Campus

College of Liberal Arts: The next Africana Studies Film Series movie is “Five fingers for Marseilles.” Daren Ray, will screen the movie and lead the discussion at the end of the movie.

Read the flyer

October 2 | Haley Center 2370 | 6 pm

Harrison School of Pharmacy: The Department of Health Outcomes Research and Policy (HORP) is planning to have an open house for thier graduate programs. This will be a great opportunity for those who may be interested in their graduate program to get to know their current faculty and students and learn more about how they can pursue graduate study (MS or PhD) in Health Outcomes Research.

Read the flyer

October 14 | Walker Building, 4th floor | 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Last modified: October 1, 2019