Honors College Office of the Provost

Eagle Scholar Volume 5 | Issue 8


 Conversations with the Director

Thursday 17th November | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm * note time change*

Cater Hall Back Porch
baumannAll Honors students are invited for a casual chat with Dr. Melissa Baumann, Director of The Honors College over cider, donuts and other snacks. Dr. Baumann looks forward to hearing anything that you might want to suggest or let The Honors College know to make your experience better. Dr. Baumann welcomes your thoughts and looks forward to seeing you on the Cater Hall Back Porch.


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.

Vote Casie!

Honors College graduate, Casie Ramsier was named a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award in women’s soccer. You can vote for her once per day on desktop (or more if you use different web browsers), voting ends Nov. 21.

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Miss Auburn

Image provided by Auburn SGA

Congratulations to Honors College students: Julia Applegate, Madison Collins, Hannah Haynes, Ashley Moates, and Emily Strobaugh for being named in the Top 20 Miss Auburn Candidates.

Cater Hall Video

We are excited to present Kevin Smith’s, associate professor of Media Studies, short film about the history of Katharine Cooper Cater Hall, from it’s time as the former president’s mansion through it’s newest adaptive reuse, plus the many stories of the woman behind the namesake. We are happy to call Katharine Cooper Cater Hall home!

Honors College Student Organization Update

Honors Congress: Holiday Party | November 28 | 7 pm | Haley Center 1203

Harbert Summer 2017 Study Abroad Programs

(An invitation and message from Danny Butler)

G’Day, Cheers, Buenos Dias, Ciao, Ahoy, Annyeonghaseyo, Dia Duit:

My name is Danny Butler.  I am the Executive 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.

We have created a grid which should help you find a program that is right for you.  We have 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.

Summer Study Abroad Information Sessions will be offered:

Day Date Time Location
Tuesday November 15 6-7 pm Lowder 202 – in front of stairs


November 16 5-6 pm Lowder 202 – in front of stairs
Tuesday November 29 6-7 pm Lowder 202 – in front of stairs
Wednesday November 30 5-6 pm Lowder 202 – in front of stairs
Thursday December 1 5-6 pm Lowder 202 – in front of stairs


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.  When you look over these programs, I would like to ask you the same questions Dr. Amardo Payas asked me over 30 years ago.  Dr. Payas offered me the opportunity to Study in Spain when I was a student at the University of Central Florida.  The response to those questions and my choices, changed my entire life.  There has never been a day since I studied in Spain that I regretted my decision.  Perhaps this opportunity will change yours as well.  Here are the questions.

  1. Danny, would you rather learn about Spain in Spain or in Orlando?  By the way, you will spend approximately the same amount of money whether you are abroad or on campus if you are an out of state student.
  2. Danny, after you graduate from the University, when will you have 6 to 10 weeks of free time to simply leave work to travel and learn?
  3. Danny, you can take out student loans for this program, just as you are doing for your other classes. It is a university program for class credit.  There may be scholarships to help cover your Study Abroad.  Did you know that?
  4. Danny, would you like to have an educational experience that will change your life?
  5. Danny, I know you are working on your business degree.  How many of your peers will be able to discuss living abroad, taking classes abroad, going to work abroad, learning about how business actually is conducted abroad, and how to conduct themselves in a completely foreign environment when looking for a job?
  6. Danny, did you know employers value students who have studied abroad?
  7. Danny, this really is a chance of a lifetime.  Will you come to Spain with me?

So, I now ask you, will you come abroad with one of the Harbert Study Abroad Programs?  It WILL change your life for the better.  It did for me.  Perhaps you wish to discuss this with your parents, friends, Program Directors or me.  I will be happy to help in any way possible.  After all, I owe it to Dr. Armando Payas for helping me.  It is time for me to pay it forward.



Daniel Butler, Ph.d.

Executive Director of Global Programs

Thomas Walter Professor


Humanity in Action

The Humanity in Action Fellowship programs will take place in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo and Warsaw in 2017.

Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance—including the political foundations of racial hierarchies, Antisemitism, Islamophobia and colonial domination—as they affect different minority groups today. The Fellowship seeks to educate, connect and inspire the world’s future leaders in the fields of human rights and social justice.

Current sophomores, juniors and seniors as well as graduates from the undergraduate classes of 2015 and 2016 are eligible. Learn more and apply.

Last modified: November 15, 2016