Honors College Office of the Provost

Eagle Scholar Newsletter Volume 9 | Issue 12


You’re a Star!

Become an Extra for Upcoming Documentary on the Honors College!

Viewpoint, with host Dennis Quaid, is a TV program showcasing a broad array of subjects to shed light on events that take place around the world today. This series has chosen to feature the Honors College at Auburn University as part of their higher education series. The production team would like to film footage of our students doing “student things” like hanging out at Broun, playing games on the lawn, visiting an advisor, taking a class, etc.  This is where we need your help – becoming an extra! If you are interested in becoming an extra for this exciting venture, please fill out the below form. The documentary will be filmed March 19, 2021.

Reminder: Honors Ambassador Applications Due Today!

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 – Deadline Friday!

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.

Space is limited for this popular in-person event. Students must RSVP via the link to be admitted.  This is a forum event. RSVP: http://aub.ie/jobsearchrsvp
New dates for our Women’s History Museum. 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 on March 15 & 16 from 1- 4 pm
Cater Talks are your opportunity to hear from high-level administrators at Auburn University. On March 24, we welcome Andy Burcham, the Voice of the Auburn Tigers, to Cater Hall at 2 pm. Save your spot and RSVP here. Have a question for Andy Burcham? Send your questions in here.
On March 31, we welcome Annette Ranft, dean of the Harbert College of Business to speak with us over Zoom during our Cater Talk series. Have a question for Dean Annette Ranft? Send your questions in here. 

LEAD Peer Mentor Program Sign-up Deadline!

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. Deadline to apply is this Friday – March 12


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?  You can contact Whitney Comer, wrc0024@auburn.edu

Apply for Honors Research Fellowship
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

NPS Here to Help You!

Interested in nationally competitive scholarships? The National Prestigious Scholarship Program is here to help you through the application process, be it Fulbright, Rhodes, Marshall, Goldwater, Truman. Our scholarship and research coordinator Alex Sauer wants to help you find the perfect scholarship. Be sure to fill our our new and improved intake form so we can better match your skills to available scholarships.

Peer Academic Coaching

Need help with midterms? Our Peer Academic Coaches are here to help!

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 

Diversity in Honors, or DIH, will host a virtual panel discussion with Black faculty members on March 15 at 6 p.m. Many Auburn students have participated in listening sessions and panels regarding previous and current campus issues related to race. Students are fairly acquainted with the student side of university relations but are less informed about the experience of Black faculty members navigating the space of academia, particularly in the wake of the heightened police brutality incidents of the last decade and issues of academic freedom in a majority white profession. To address the latter point, DIH has decided to hold a virtual panel event featuring Black faculty at Auburn to highlight the experience of Black faculty members at a PWI.

Panelists are:

Jared Russell–assistant director, School of Kinesiology

Kimberly Mulligan-Guy-assistant dean, COSAM

Bridgett King–associate professor, Department of Political Science
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Honors Serves Weekly Announcements:

For this month’s weekend service project, we are excited to announce that we will be having two Honors Serves teams for The Big Event on Saturday, March 27th! To sign up, visit The Big Event website, complete the Volunteer Signup by logging in with your AU credentials, complete the “Hold Harmless Agreement,” and join one of our existing Honors Serves teams. There is no difference between the two, but each team is limited to 10 members. More info will be provided in the near future! You can contact Hayleigh Hallam (hhh0010@auburn.edu) or Maggie Lucas (mgl0033@auburn.edu) with questions.

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 an Effective IRB Protocol – March 17

Creating Powerful Personal Statements – March 24

Summer Internship

For the summer of 2021, the Charles Jordan Memorial Internship project is the “The Selma to Montgomery March: Conservation & Collaboration.” Information on internship, Mr. Charles Jordan, Position Summary, Essential Duties, and Responsibilities for the Intern Position, which is a paid position, can be found in the attached document. Qualified students should email a resume and a cover letter to: careers@conservationfund.org

Last modified: March 9, 2021