Honors College Office of the Provost

Eagle Scholar Volume 5 | Issue 11


Honors College Film Series

Place at the Table film coverA Place at the Table

(Today) January 24 | Langdon Hall | 3 pm

This documentary, starring Jeff Bridges and Tom Colicchio, addresses our country’s hunger crisis and food insecurity.

Inequality for AllInequality for All film cover

February 6 | Lowder 113a | 6 pm

A documentary that follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country’s widening economic gap.

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 and make good practice for those participating in the This is Research: Student Symposium.

Cup at Cater

February 7 | 7:45 – 10 am | Cater Hall

Join the Honors College staff for a cup of coffee or tea during our second Cup at Cater event.  Start your day off with a jolt of caffeine, your Honors College friends, and a few breakfast bites. 

Alternative Spring Breaks

ASB with the Honors College

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

Funded by Honors College (transportation to and from Greensboro, Alabama on your own)

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.

ASB to Appalachia

Students will travel to Eagan, TN during Spring Break to learn about and assist with the work of the Clearfork Community Institute, a non-profit community development organization in the region known as Appalachia.The trip is limited to eight students and will be led by Rachel Naftel, M.A and Dr. Mark Wilson. There will be a cost of $400 to join this trip, which will cover transportation, lodging, food, and supplies during Spring Break.

Read the flyer from Dr. Mark Wilson about the trip.

Honors College Workshop: Career Fair Preparation / Resume Workshop

February 8 | Haley 2206 | 3-4 pm

Find ways to gain experience and learn about the power of networking by joining the Honors College and the Career Center for this workshop. Together we will focus on professional presentation and the materials you should bring to the Career Fair and discuss the most important document that you should bring to the fair – your resume.

Contact Ken Thomas for more information about the workshop.

Access to NYTimes.com

All Auburn University students, faculty and staff now have full and free access to NYTimes.com. To register for your account, connect to the Auburn University network and visit accessnyt.com. Click on “create account” and complete the registration fields using your @auburn.edu email address.

Once registered, you will have full access to NYTimes.com from any location!

Detailed instructions can be found here.

Download your NYT apps.

Volunteers Needed!

Tiger Giving Day GraphicHelp the Honors College and the National Prestigious Scholarship program by volunteering this Tiger Giving Day – February 21, 2017.

Top producing volunteers will win a $50 Chick-fil-A gift card and all volunteers will be entered to win a $50 Haley Center Bookstore gift card. Food will be provided for breakfast and lunch shifts.

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Student Organization Updates

Honors Serves

General Meeting

Thursday, January 26th | 5:30 PM | Haley Center Room 2312

Auburn Day Care Centers

Auburn Day Care Centers is a program that cares for children during after school hours as an extended day program. They have around 37-38 kids ranging from kindergarten to fourth grade. They are looking for volunteers to help kids that need more one-on-one assistance with homework.

  • Monday, January 23rd
  • 3:30 – 5 PM (most days will end before 5)
  • First time volunteers will need to fill out the attached paperwork and take it to the office at 400 Boykin Street, Auburn, AL 36832 in Room 215. Be sure to bring a valid ID with you. You will then be able to help at the day care center at 720 Slaughter Avenue, Auburn, AL 36832. They are well within walking distance of one another (1-2 minutes).
  • Please contact Rachel Breece for more information.

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 Auburn Junior High Tutoring

  • Tuesday, January 24th and Thursday, January 26th
  • 3:30 – 4:30 PM
  • Auburn Junior High School
  • Tutors will help students with classroom material.

Please contact Kylie Mimnaugh at if you are interested in helping with this effort.

 Loachapoka ACT Tutoring

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Auburn ACT Tutoring

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Honors Congress

January 30 | Haley Center 2370 | 7 pm | Join the Honors Congress for a night of karaoke!

February 6 | Haley Center 2370 | 7 pm | The congress will present a Study Abroad Panel


Student Opportunities

New Scholarship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Program Available

We are excited to announce a new scholarship available to current and incoming undergraduate students pursuing degrees in STEM disciplines, such as biological, physical, mathematical, computer and information sciences, geosciences, and engineering.  This year, Auburn University will award 20 scholarships for up to $10,000 each, renewable up to 4 years.  These scholarships are available to students in the Colleges of Agriculture, Engineering, and Sciences and Math.  Priority will be given to qualified students who demonstrate financial need according to federal guidelines (i.e., FAFSA report).  The MAKERS S-STEM program is an exciting new opportunity supported by the National Science Foundation, and I encourage you to apply.  The application deadline is February 15 (soon!). Eligibility requirements and the application form. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Dr. Alan Wilson, School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences.

Volunteer Tutoring 

(A note from Honors College student Kylie Mimnaugh)

This is the second semester for the volunteer tutoring program at the Auburn Junior High School (located on Samford Ave). We would love more volunteers willing to give their time on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:30pm or even if you can only attend one of the days, that would be great. I am looking for volunteers that are passionate about tutoring in a variety of subjects and looking to give back to the Auburn community. After beginning the program last semester, we have formed relationships that have truly made a difference in the lives of many AU junior high school students. If you are interested in joining please email me. Thanks!”

Last modified: January 30, 2017