Eagle Scholar Newsletter Volume 9 | Issue 10
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!
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.
Professor of the Year Award: Awarded to the professor whose outstanding teaching has most inspired, enriched, and challenged Honors College students.
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 (non-student) who graciously gives their time, talent, and resources back to the Honors College.
Just a reminder all of our events are free to Honors College students.
Black History Month Events
There are a number of Black History Month events hosted by BSU, OID, and BGSPA happening in the next few weeks. Click the button below to view the entire line-up. These are listed as Forum Events.
Honors Research Fellowship Now 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.
Honors Study Rooms
Students please remember to follow COVID-19 protocols in all Honors College Study Rooms. Safety first!
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 Update
Congratulations to the new Honors Congress Executive Board
Susanna Allred – President
Megan Watkins – Vice-President
Megan Hagmaier – Treasurer
Daniel Walker – Secretary
Auburn Research – Student Symposium 2021
Abstract Deadline: February 11
Virtual Event: March 29 – April 2
Visit aub.ie/researchstudentsymposium to access the 2021 Symposium Abstract Submission webpage and to find out more.
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.
Writing Effective Professional Emails – February 17th
Paraphrasing, Annotating, and Summarizing – February 24th
Writing Literature Reviews – March 3
Advising 2 Bits Podcast
This new podcast will provide information to students that will enhance their advising experience at Auburn. Hosted by advisors from CLA, COSAM, and COE, each episode will focus on a different topic that will be relevant to students no matter their major so that they can take the topic back to their advisor to a deeper conversation.
-on-1 Leadership Coaching Sessions now open!
Are you looking to grow as a leader and develop your professional skills? Sign up for 1-on-1 leadership coaching!
“In leadership coaching, we will work together to identify your individual leadership needs and goals; build key strengths and create deliverables by building an individual development plan to track progress over time; and tailor sessions to meeting those deliverables and pursuing growth in each area. We’ll focus on your needs as a student and a leader, and design actions to practice new skills during and after the coaching engagement.
As an International Coach Federation (ICF)-trained coach, and an Honors College alumni I have a passion for personal and professional development. In particular, I enjoy working with college and graduate students and young professionals, and I would love to help you develop your leadership skills!”
-Sean Bitter, Auburn Honors College Alumni
Interested in signing up? Email Sean to grab a slot and get started!
Bilingual Job Opportunities
Foreign Language Services has full time job opportunities in Huntsville, complete with health and benefits.
The candidates do not have to be foreign language majors, but must be bilingual and native speaker of the foreign language.
There are currently two posting available, please find information below.
Reminder: Call for Proposals, “Crossing Divides,” Southern Regional Honors Council Annual Conference, April 8 to 10, 2020, virtual.
This year’s conference theme focuses on “Crossing Divides” that have been so visible not only in 2020, but also through deep-seated structural divisions in honors, in academia, in the United States, and in the world. We will gather for the shared presentations and co-created conversation that is particularly important to crossing recently intensified regional, racial, religious, global, and many more, human divisions. The conference will aim to promote dialogue, shared stories, and the opportunity for, as ever inspiring Bryan Stevenson so often emphasizes, proximity (albeit virtual), as well as what philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah calls the “endless shared conversation” that creates foundation for social and cultural understanding, as well as equity and justice.
Registration costs are $50 per registrant.
Submissions are due February 15, 2021. Proposals will be reviewed immediately after the deadline and acceptances will be announced via email to the primary presenter and honors director/coordinator.
Oral presentation (12 minutes, plus 3 minutes of Q&A; placed in a session with other presentations)
Poster presentation (posters will be available for viewing prior to live interactive sessions for each of the categories)
Student Panel Presentation (3-5 presenters; 40-minute presentation plus 10 minutes of Q&A)
Creative Work or Performance (E.g., visual art, original poetry or literary work, musical performance, short film, dramatic work, etc.). Materials (e.g., recordings, images, videos) can be made available in advance and/or performed at sessions.
Hosted Conversation (NEW category: submit a hot topic, book, film, article, issue in Honors education, etc. for group discussion!)
Faculty/Administrator Panel or Roundtable
Last modified: February 9, 2021