Honors College Office of the Provost

Eagle Scholar Newsletter Volume 9 | Issue 10

 

Honors Ambassador Applications Now Open


Embodying the best the Honors College has to offer, these Honors students are chosen to represent the college through numerous recruitment events, as well as to help prospective students with any questions they may have concerning the Honors College.

Applications are due by 11:59pm on Tuesday March 9. If selected for an interview, those will be scheduled for the following week, March 15. 

Honors College Eagles of Excellence Awards
Every spring, the Honors College looks forward to the opportunity to celebrate and honor our hard-working students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and alumni. These awards help to recognize those who have gone above and beyond, here, in the Honors College and at Auburn University, in the realms of leadership, research, service, and teaching. 
Awards are now open for nominations. All eligible student nominees must be classified as a senior (completed 90 hours) with a minimum GPA of 3.2. Self-Nominations are welcome! Deadline to nominate: March 12, 2021

Upcoming Events

Just a reminder all of our events are free to Honors College students.

Stop by Cater Hall during Tiger Giving Day for our Inst-a-thon! You’ll help create posts, emails, and texts in order to raise funds for our community service projects. While there enjoy some refreshments on us!
Time for another Cup at Cater! Stop by Cater Hall on March 2 for a cup of coffee or tea, and some delicious snacks to kick start your day!
Take a break from midterms and join us for a garden party on Cater Lawn. Paint a planter pot and take home your very own succulent! Plants are donated by the Horticulture Club in the College of Agriculture.  *Get there early, limited quantities available.*
We’ve transformed Cater Hall into “Cater Museum” as we celebrate Women’s History Month. Come learn more about women’s history at Auburn University.
Space is limited for this popular in-person event. Students must RSVP via the link to be admitted. RSVP hereThis is a forum event. 

Continuing to Celebrate: Black History Month Events

There are a few more exciting Black History Month events hosted by BSU, OID, and BGSPA happening in this week. Click the button below to view the entire line-up. These are listed as Forum Events.

LEAD Peer Mentor Program Launch

The Honors College is launching the Lead Peer Mentor program for first year students. This program is designed to connect first year students with upperclass students who can help them navigate the transition to Auburn and to the Honors College. We are currently seeking applications for Peer Mentors. If you would be interested in working to build this program while building up the future of Auburn, please apply at LEADpeermentor. 

Responsibilities 

o Build relationships with mentees and assist them with their adjustment to campus life both socially and academically.

o Coordinate social activities and opportunities for mentees.

o All mentors will be expected to uphold the Auburn Creed and maintain good academic standing within the Auburn Honors College.

Time Commitment

o Attend all trainings and large group events (kick-off, celebration, reunion)

o Weekly communication (call/text) with mentees weekly through Nov. 1 (min. 10 minutes) 

o Monthly meet ups with mentee group

o  Bi-weekly team meetings with all mentors (1 hour credit Lyceum)

o Complete program evaluation at the end of Fall.

 Interested, but still have questions? Attend one of two informational meetings, or you can contact Whitney Comer, wrc0024@auburn.edu

LEAD Peer Mentor Information Sessions

March 3rd OR March 4th
4:00 – 4:45 pm
Haley 2346

Honors Research Fellowship Open!

The Honors College Research Fellowship program offers support to Honors College students—excluding National Prestigious Scholarship recipients—for research and research-related travel.  
 

Who: Any Honors student in good standing who is currently involved in research on campus. All fields, majors, disciplines are welcome.

What: $500-$1000 (depending on proposed budget) in funds to support students’ research projects, research related travel, or conference travel.

When: The Spring 2021 application is to fund projects in the Summer or Fall of 2021. Applications are due April 1st

Tiger Giving Day – Feb. 24

This Tiger Giving Day our goal is to raise ten thousand dollars to support our hands-on community service projects.

This year, part of the proceeds from Tiger Giving Day will support a new project to engage the Auburn University community in alleviating period poverty in low-income youth through education and volunteering.

Peer Academic Coaching

Biology + Chemistry + Math + Physics + Humanities

Schedule an Honors Peer Academic Coaching appointment through Advise Assist!
Directions for how to schedule an appointment:

1. Login to Advise Assist

2. Click “Make an Appointment”
Appointment Type: Academic Advising & Student Services

Reason: Honors ONLINE Peer Academic Coaching

3. Choose your subject and coach!

Peer Coaching appointments will be available Feb. 1 – April 23 

Honors Congress News

Media Chair position for the Honors Congress is live on AU involve! Perfect for any marketing or graphic design major looking for experience in the field or a resume boost! Experience preferred! 

Honors Serves News

Upcoming WOW Events

“Working on Writing” or “WoW” is a series of interactive workshops held on most Wednesdays. These workshops tackle both big picture and sentence-level writing concerns to help participants strengthen their writing skills, no matter their discipline or experience level. Workshops are offered face-to-face in the RBD Library or virtually over Zoom on most Wednesdays from 2–3:30 pm.


Paraphrasing, Annotating, and Summarizing – February 24 

Writing Literature Reviews – March 3

Writing an Effective IRB Protocol – March 17

Mock Interviews for Pre-Pharmacy students:

Mock Interviews are routinely held by COSAM over a 3 day period in April of each year.  Those of you who are planning on applying to pharmacy school this next year and are interested in a mock Interview to please schedule directly with Charles Woosley, Pharm.D.  These interviews will be conducted virtually over Zoom.

In order  to expedite the scheduling it would be helpful if you could list at least 3 dates and times of when you would be available as this will assist in scheduling.

Please contact Dr. Woosley using the following email address: caw0012@auburn.edu to schedule your mock interview.

Last modified: February 23, 2021