Honors College Office of the Provost

Eagle Scholar Volume 5 | Issue 10


Welcome Back with a Cup at Cater

Coffee Break 2017 Poster

Welcome back Honors College students! Join us Wednesday morning for a cup of coffee or tea at Cater Hall. Enjoy some tasty treats including fresh fruit, oatmeal, mini muffins and mini cinnamon rolls while you’re sipping your morning brew. It is just our way of welcoming you back to Auburn and helping you start the semester off on the right foot!

[gap height=”60″]Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Applications for 2017-2018 Undergraduate Research Fellowships due February 3, 2017

Applications for undergraduate research fellowships with Auburn faculty are now being accepted. Students may apply for year-long, summer and semester-long fellowships. Eligible students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better, and have time to complete the fellowship before graduation. The application deadline is February 3, 2017. For detailed application information, stipend amounts, and forms.  For questions, contact Dr. Lorraine Wolf, Director of Undergraduate Research.

This is Research Student Symposium

Abstract submission opens January 11thfor This is Research: Student Symposium 2017

Abstracts for This Is Research: Student Symposium 2017 will be accepted from January 11th – February 17th .  The Student Symposium provides a venue for graduate and undergraduate students from Auburn University and Auburn University at Montgomery to present research and creative projects to the broader academic community. Students from all disciplines are invited to present their current and recent academic work, showcasing the diversity of topics, approaches, and interests at Auburn University and reflecting its spirit of excellence.

Abstract guidelines and information about the event.

Congrats to Carrie!

Carrie Hill discussing her posterHonors College student Carrie Hill won second place in the Undergraduate Poster Presentation, during the 2016 Professional Agricultural Workers Conference-Student Competition held at Tuskegee University this December.  

Congratulations Carrie!

Honors College Alternative Spring Break

Where: Project Horseshoe Farm, Greensboro, AL

When: Saturday 11th March to Wednesday 15th March

Upperclassmen and transfer students will be given preference, a max of 15 Honors students

Almost fully funded by Honors College

horseshoefarms2-copyWhile in Greensboro, students will participate in community service with Project Horseshoe Farm inclusive of, but not limited to,: building repair, classroom/student activities lounge preparation, community garden work

If you are interested in this Honors College ASB or if you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ken Thomas.

Study Abroad with the College of Business

A Message from Dr. Danny Butler

Honors Students:


Hello, G’Day, Cheers, Buenos Dias, Ciao, Ahoy, Annyeonghaseyo, Dia Duit, Bok, etc.

My name is Dr. Danny Butler.  I am the Director of Global Programs here in the Harbert College of Business.  I am proud to announce the Summer Study Abroad Programs we will be offering Summer 2017.  These programs and courses may be customized for Honors credit with the approval of your Honors College Advisors.

We have created a grid, which should help you find a program that is right for you.  There will be information sessions in January.

Read the brochure on the study abroad opportunity in Seville, Spain.

Read more about traveling to Dublin, Ireland.

Information on the trip to Prague.

Study abroad in Rome, Italy brochure.

Harbert has two types of programs.  Study Summer Abroad Internships with companies, and International Field Studies where you work with companies abroad.  In both types of programs you may earn up to 12 hours of credit taking boot camp classes here that are part of our programs before you leave for your 6 to 7 weeks of international study.  Our programs will be in Spain, Italy, Ireland, and the Czech Republic. 

 The field study options offer the potential to earn 4 of the 5 courses needed for a minor in business during the summer semester.

As you are contemplating what classes you wish to take over the next year, think about how you would like to spend the summer of 2017.



1.      May I use my scholarship(s) for this program?


2.      May I use may state of Alabama PACT prepaid tuition for this program?


3.      May I only take the Business courses and not go on the Study Abroad Program?

No.  These courses are part of the Harbert Study Abroad Program.  They are only available to you if you enroll in our Program.  You do not pay tuition per se.  You pay for a Harbert Study Abroad Program which includes your tuition.

4.      Someone told me if I am an out of state student, it is actually less expensive to Study Abroad with your program than to take the equivalent hours here at Auburn.  Is that true?

Yes.  You do not pay tuition.   You pay a program fee.  That fee includes tuition for up to 12 hours of course credit offered in our Program (see the program grid).  That fee includes your class tuition, accommodation, breakfast every day, some lunches, and some weekend activities.

5.      The courses listed in the grid do not have an Honors designation.  The format listed is due to space limitation.  As such, these courses may be available as Honors courses if approved by your Honors College Advisor.    


Information Sessions:

January 17 | Lowder 302 | 6 – 7 pm

January 19 | Lowder 402 | 6-7 pm

Student Organization Update

Diversity in Honors:  Monthly meeting on Monday, January 23 | 6pm | Cater Hall

Honors Congress: Monthly meeting on Monday, January 23 | 7pm | Location TBD

Honors Serves: 

(Message from Cheyenne Redus)
Jean Dean RIF (Reading Is Fundamental) is conducting a shoe collection drive, SHOES FOR BOOKS, to raise funds for providing books in the homes of at-risk young children across Alabama- for many, the first books in their homes!  Jean Dean RIF will earn funds based on the number of pairs collected as Funds2Orgs will purchase all of the donated goods.
All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of micro-enterprise partners in developing nations.  Funds2Orgs helps impoverished people start, maintain, and grow businesses in countries such as Haiti, Honduras and other nations in Central America and Africa. Proceeds from the shoe sales are used to feed, clothe, and house their families.
Next week is the LAST CHANCE to donate! We will be collecting shoes during O-Day in the Student Center Lobby from 10 AM – 2 PM on Wednesday, January 11th (the first day of class). If you do not have a chance to stop by then, you can bring your donations to Dr. Thomas’ office in Cater Hall.
You are encouraged to donate any type of shoe, including flip flops and sandals.

Research Colloquium

Students interested in presenting their research in a colloquium setting can contact Ken Thomas for more information. Honors College colloquiums are excellent experience gaining opportunities for students in the Honors College to present to peers in this uniquely academic format.

Pre-Professional Advisory Committee

Auburn University provides assistance to students applying to dental, medical and optometry schools through the Pre-Professional Advisory Committee (PPAC).  PPAC is the official way to get a committee letter from Auburn University.  A pre-PPAC meeting was held on November 11, 2016.  You can find notes from that meeting at on the homepage under the PPAC 2017 Link including items that are due now to use PPAC for the next application cycle.

The first meeting for applicants planning to use PPAC in 2017 for enrollment in dental, medical or optometry schools in 2018 will be on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, in the Sciences Center Auditorium, starting at 6:00 p.m. with a GPA Calculation Workshop.  At that meeting, applicants will complete a required registration form and receive directions about the PPAC Resume, which will be due the first week of February.

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Student Opportunities

Research Experience

NEW Entrepreneurial Research Experience for Undergraduates that will happen in the Summer 2017!  The aim of this E-REU is to provide students with a truly integrated research and entrepreneurship training experience, giving them both depth in fundamental engineering research, as well as breadth in entrepreneurial skills. Please pass along and share the attached flier with those that may be interested. For more information: http://e-reu.engr.uconn.edu/


Teach for America

The Basics and Benefits of Teach For America:

  • All academic majors and backgrounds accepted
  • Select your regional placement (not random assignment) from our 53 communities
  • Teach any grade level (preK-12) and subject including ELL and SpEd
  • Salary ranging from $24,000-$55,000 a year with health insurance and retirement benefits
  • Americorps Education Award of $11,550 and loan deferment/forbearance
  • Option to earn your certification and/or Masters in Education/teaching
  • Graduate school and employer partnerships for alum to continue their leadership and impact
  •  DACA recipients are eligible to apply.


Education needs the most driven, passionate leaders your generation has to offer. Whatever you care most about—immigration, LGBTQ rights, health care—consider the limits imposed by a system that gives only certain kids the skills needed to be successful.

NEXT Application Deadline for the 2017 corps (Seniors) and the 2018 corps (for 2018 graduates): Friday, January 27, 2017.

Start your application.

See the Impact you can have as a Teacher:

·         An overview of our organization (2min video)

·         Our mission in a nutshell (2min video)

Webinar Opportunities 

Date Webinar Description RSVP Link
Thursday, January 5th at 8pm ET/5pm PT


Beyond Two Years: Building Your Leadership for Educational Equity


The event will highlight how many of our alumni continue their social impact in education and low-income communities with TFA’s support. RSVP Here
Tuesday, January 10 at 8pm ET/5pm PT


Learn about Teach For America: Ask a Recruiter


You’ll gain a deeper understanding of Teach For America’s mission and role in solving issues in education and beyond, and learn more about specific job opportunities for undergraduates and professionals RSVP Here
Thursday, January 12 at 8pm ET/5pm PT Learn about Teach For America: Alumni Q&A The event will highlight our mission, program and alumni impact. You’ll have the opportunity to speak to alumni about their corps experience and their career trajectories. RSVP Here
Tuesday, January 17 at 8pm ET/5pm PT


Making a Social Impact: Building an Impactful Resume


You’ll learn how to make your resume stand out to top employers while gaining a deeper understanding of Teach For America’s mission and application process. RSVP Here
Thursday, January 19 at 8pm ET/5pm PT


Learn about Teach For America: Ask a Recruiter


You’ll gain a deeper understanding of Teach For America’s mission and role in solving issues in education and beyond, and learn more about specific job opportunities for undergraduates and professionals. RSVP Here
Wednesday, January 25 at 8pm ET/5pm PT


Learn about Teach For America: Alumni Q&A The event will highlight our mission, program and alumni impact. You’ll have the opportunity to speak to alumni about their corps experience and their career trajectories. RSVP Here


For additional information, explore our www.teachforamerica.org as well as our youtube channel: www.youtube.com/teachforamerica or contact Chrystal Gaither (chrystal.gaither@teachforamerica.org)

Last modified: August 20, 2019