Eagle Scholar Volume 5 | Issue 4

Honors Study & Travel Information Session

Sophomore Alisa Mobley enjoys the cool mist of a waterfall in the Escambray Mountains.

If you have ever wanted to study and travel abroad or domestically, join Dr. Thomas tomorrow, September 21, on the back porch of Cater Hall at 6 pm as he presents information on the upcoming Honors specific Study & Travel courses.

Honors College Research Colloquium

During this colloquium Honors College students who will be applying for National Prestigious Scholarships, will give a taste of their research.

September 30 | 12 pm | Haley Center 1203

Cater Porch Talk Returns to the Porch!

Baumann160The first Cater Porch Talk since the building revnovation will feature Dr. Melissa Baumann, Honors College director and assistant provost of Undergraduate Studies.  Dr. Baumann will speak to you about your Honors education and how to make it work for you on the job hunt and other areas in life.

September 30 | 3 pm | Katharine Cooper Cater Hall 

Honors Study Night

studyNightThe first Honors Study Night of the semester will be held on October 4 at the AU Student Center (Room TBD) from 6-8 pm. Fellow Honors students will be offering group tutoring for Honors General Chemistry, Honors Calculus I, Honors Physics, and Honors Organic Chemistry. This is a great opportunity to get first hand help from other students who have taken these Honors specific courses, as well as meet some new friends and study partners. 

Student Organization Updates

Honors Congress Convocation: Featuring Dr. Jeffrey Katz | 1203 Haley Center | 7 pm

Dr. Jeffrey Katz. was the 2015-2016 Honors College Professor Of the Year. Dr. Katz joined the Department of Psychology in 2000 where is an Alumni Professor. In the department he teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in Sensation and Perception, Cognitive Neuroscience, Advance Experimental Psychology, Animal Cognition, and Cognitive Psychology.

His research focuses on the comparative mechanism of learning and cognition. Ongoing projects involve behavioral and functional neuroimaging methods on dogs and pigeons to study how animals learn abstract concepts. He has been honored with the American Psychological Association’s Young Investigator Award, Auburn University’s Panhellenic Council’s Outstanding Professor Award, Psi Chi Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, the College of Liberal Arts Early Career Teaching Award, Who’s Who among America’s Teachers, an Auburn University Alumni Professorship, and the Gerald and Emily Leischuck Endowed Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has received numerous teaching and research grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Mental Health.

Dr. Katz has taught HONR 2017, Honors Psychology, the last three semesters. The student who nominated him for the Honors Professor of the Year Award stated, “Every single day, no matter how I felt, I made an effort to get to this class. Dr. Katz made you want to be there because of his incredible enthusiasm and unmistakable humor. I laughed and learned more in that class than I ever expected to.“

Opportunities

Unlock the cage, unleash a Tiger

Have you dreamed of being the next Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg or Tory Burch? Do you have an idea for a new mobile app or a grand vision for the next Google?

Get a jumpstart on your plans before graduation by competing in the third annual Tiger Cage student business idea competition. It’s open to Auburn University students from all academic majors.

Join the Tiger Cage kickoff meeting on Wednesday, September 28, at 5 p.m. in Lowder Hall 005. A networking reception will follow in the Alabama Power Room on the fifth floor of Lowder Hall. Learn more about the competition and meet potential teammates. The grand prize is $10,000. Even if you don’t win, you may still get a business off the ground and gain access to mentors and other important resources.

Around Campus

Nikola Tesla: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero

September 20 | 112 Thach | 5-6:30 pm

Dr. Carlson, of the Department of Engineering and Society in the School of Engineering and Applied Science with the University of Virginia will describe Tesla’s rapid rise to fame in the 1880s and his equally sudden fall from grace in the 1890s, always with an eye to what Tesla can teach about the role of innovaon in American society. Read the full flyer.

This is Auburn Speaker Series 

September 24 | Alumni Center | 3 pm

Auburn University will host the This is Auburn Speaker Series on Fridays before home football games for fans wanting to learn more about Auburn people, history, sports, programs and research. Before the LSU game Robert Cardillo, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency,  will present “Geospatial Intelligence and You: How Location-Based Data Impacts Security and the World.” Read more about the speaker series.

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