Eagle Scholar Volume 5 | Issue 1

Freshmen Frenzy!

Meet your fellow Honors College students on August 20th, with this year’s Freshmen Frenzy!   Hosted by the Honors College and the student organizations within the Honors College, Freshmen Frenzy is a time for fun, fellowship, and lots of your favorite games like ladderball, cornhole, Plinko, sack races, and of course food!  Before the fun, we will hold our inaugural pinning, which will be your formal induction into the Honors College. Much like the medal you receive at graduation, this pin signifies your membership within the Honor College.

 We will see you August 20th at 5:15 p.m. in Foy Auditorium for the pinning and welcome ceremony, and from 6-8 p.m. in the Upper Quad Greenspace for the fun! Read more about your hosts below and ways to join these AUsome organizations – War Eagle! 

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Katharine Cooper Cater Hall

Welcome Back Lemonade

Welcome back to Auburn, Honors College students.  Join us on the first day of class for a glass of lemonade at the newly renovated Cater Hall.

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Travel with a Fulbright Scholarship

Attention seniors!  Have you ever considered studying and living abroad after graduation? If so, you should look into applying for the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship program.  The application deadline is 5 October so, if interested, please schedule a meeting with Dr. Harris, associate director of National Prestigious Scholarships in the Honors College.  Additional information about the Fulbright Scholarship can be found on their site.

Tiger Tutors Wanted for Fall 2016

Auburn University Athletics is currently hiring students for Tiger Tutor positions for the fall semester.  To be considered, students must have at least Sophomore status and have a 3.0 GPA or higher.  Interested students should send a copy of their current resume and unofficial transcript to tutorco@auburn.edu. Students may retrieve their transcript from AU access and copy it as a word or .pdf document.  Selected students will be contacted directly for interviews.

Honors College graduate wins state-wide Co-Op award

Andrew_BatesAndrew C. Bates was selected as the 2016 Outstanding Co-Op Student of the Year for the State of Alabama at the recent annual meeting of the Alabama Association of Colleges and Employers (AACE), this year held in Gadsden, Alabama.

Andrew co-op’ed for three semesters with Rheem Water Heating in Montgomery, Alabama.

Bates, a native of Alpharetta, Georgia, was a spring 2016 Honors College graduate who earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. While on campus, Bates was involved in a host of service activities including lead engineer on a sustainability study abroad trip to Fiji last summer. He will continue his undergraduate research in sustainable clean water technologies at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.

Undergraduate Research Position Open

One undergraduate researcher position in aquatic ecology is 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.  Visit the lab website to learn more about them.
The undergraduate student will assist current lab members (including graduate and undergraduate students) with existing lab projects that include field limnocorral and whole-pond experiments, large-scale lake surveys, and laboratory-based mechanistic studies and analytical analyses.
The ideal candidate will be honest, hard-working, enjoy teamwork, and be interested in pursuing a career in science.  Preference will be given to freshman and sophomore applicants given that this opportunity could last multiple semesters.  Starting dates and expected hours worked are flexible.  Pay for this position is $8/hr.
Interested students are encouraged to email (1) a brief letter of interest including the contact information for two references and (2) an unofficial copy of your transcripts to Alan Wilson for full consideration.  Soft deadline for this position is September 1, 2016.

 

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