Honors College Office of the Provost

Eagle Scholar Newsletter Volume 7 | Issue 16


National Prestigious Scholarship Information Sessions

All students interested in learning more about nationally competitive scholarships for which they can apply, are welcome to attend one of the following information sessions. The scholarships that will be discussed include: Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Gates-Cambridge, Fulbright, Truman, Churchill, NSFGFP, Gilman, Boren, Goldwater and EPA STAR. The sessions will be held:

April 4 and April 10 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm in Mell 3520.

HONR 1077 Peer Instructors

Peer instructors serve as representatives of the Honors student experience and provide an informed voice in our Freshman Exploration course. The responsibilities of a peer instructor include but are not limited to: attending class, attending meetings with instructor, co-facilitating classroom discussions, and communicating with students. 

Honors peer instructor positions are available to currently enrolled members of the Honors College who have successfully taken Freshman Exploration and completed at least a year at Auburn. Peer instructors will be enrolled in an Honors Lyceum course to receive credit for their experience.

Applications must be emailed to the Honors College (honors@auburn.edu) on or before APRIL 26, 2019. Any additional questions can be directed to Yvette Stone (ymj0001@auburn.edu).

CEO Fellows

This fall a select number of Auburn University Honors College students will have the opportunity to participate in a leadership training program called the “CEO Challenge.” The CEO Challenge is designed to help the next generation of young talent develop the leadership skills they’ll need after graduation. CEO Fellow will connect with a network of iconic chief executives, business leaders, and innovators who share stories about their personal journey, the obstacles they overcame along the way, and most importantly, practical tips and advice to young, up-and-coming leaders. Many CEOs/companies graciously volunteer their time for the CEO Challenge, including Four Seasons, Equinox, Cleveland Clinic, Sequoia Capital, Wachtell Lipton, ADP, Tyson, Sullivan Cromwell, Cirque du Soleil and many high-tech start-ups. 

Students interested in applying to become a CEO Fellow should contact Dr. Sippial (tat0004@auburn.edu) to discuss program requirements and the application process.

History of the Honors College

Dr. Sippial is looking for a team of students who would be interested in producing an exhibit on the history of the Honors College in honor of our 40th Anniversary celebration. While public history coursework or experience is preferred, it is not a requirement.

Students interested in this opportunity should contact Dr. Sippial at tat0004@auburn.edu.

Psyched for Success

#BeGood2Yourself with Self-care

When was the last time you put yourself first? What grade would you give your self-care? Oh, you’re like me. You think it’s selfish or you’re too busy (False). Your generation would call the art of balancing academics, social activities, physical, spiritual and mental health as, “Keepin’ it 100.” Self-care should be a priority (truth). Attending college can be an excellent time to learn and practice self-care. Your adult self will thank you. Self-care assessments help identify areas needing more balance. Once you’ve completed the assessment, pick at least one item from your lowest category and work on it consistently. While maintaining your high categories add another item as you feel comfortable. Small positive steps can lead to beautiful journeys in self-care. NO MATTER WHAT, try to find 10 or 15 minutes 2-3x a week (every day is better) to take care of yourself. Taking a hot bath, attending mindfulness workshops and scheduling your annual physical are all examples of self-care. After a long day, self-care gives you something to look forward too. Self-care can also decrease emotional distress. Learn to balance having dinner with a friend and finishing your term paper. Be consistent. Make changes as necessary, but keep it balanced. Self-care is a protective factor you CAN’T live without. So get to it…be good to yourself!  




Provided by Student Counseling and Psychological Services (www.auburn.edu/scps)

Student Opportunities

Honors Spanish Courses

If you are interested in improving your conversational Spanish, Honors Intermediate Spanish is the course for you. Hear from native speakers weekly and participate in fun interactive lessons. 

FLSP 2017- MWF 10-10am

FLSP 2027- MWF 11-11AM

Course information:

  1. In addition to normal course work, the student will have weekly live sessions with a native speaker, mini-vocabulary presentations in class, and complete a final paper at the end of the semester. The student will write a research paper in Spanish exploring a cultural topic in the Spanish-speaking world. The student will be able to explore a cultural side of Spanish while continuing to develop grammatical and vocabulary skills beyond what is taught in class.
  2. This Honors Intermediate Spanish I and II classes are designed to be a review of the major Spanish verb tenses including past, present, future, and past subjunctive and indicative. Each lesson will be centered around a common theme, such as clothing, technology, the environment, personalities, travel, food, future plans, student careers, and current events. The instructor will give a short explanation of the relevant verb tenses and provide opportunities to practice through written exercises, role plays, and games. Articles, short stories, music, film clips, etc. relating to the chosen theme will also be used for additional grammar and vocabulary practice, as well as development of conversational skills in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

The Glomerata

Editorial applications for the 2019-2020 publication are open now and will close April 13 at midnight. The Glomerata is Auburn University’s official yearbook and has been preserving Auburn’s memories since 1897, and staff members put to use skills gained in the classroom while growing professionally, learning additional skills and creating a lasting legacy on Auburn’s campus. Honors students would gain valuable experience and could contribute greatly to the organization.
Applications can be found at aub.ie/glomstaff


LeaderShape Applications

The LeaderShape Institute application deadline is this Friday, March 29 at noon. The Institute is a 6-day leadership development opportunity where students spend the week at an off-site location in a learning community that promotes self-discovery and values exploration, as well as inclusive, equitable and values-based leadership. Students leave the Institute having developed a ‘vision for change’ for their campus organizations and/or to address social issues experienced by their greater communities. The LeaderShape Institute is open to any undergraduate or graduate student who will return in the fall for at least one semester.
For more information visit: aub.ie/leadershape and click ‘2019 session information’ to learn more.

Around Campus

The Glomerata

The 122nd edition of the Glomerata will be available for free on all major concourses April 9-12, while supplies last. Students are invited to pick up their free copy during distribution, on the Haley Concourse, Roosevelt Concourse and Thach Concourse from 9 am – 2 pm each day. 

Students or recent graduates unable to pick up a book may reserve one at aub.ie/glom122

Fall Project Horseshoe Farm Internship Opportunity

Horseshoe Farm works with medical students, medical residents, health professions students and other graduate students interested in learning about innovative community health and education programs, biopsychosocial approaches to care, non-profit initiatives, and community service leadership. 

Visit their website to learn about their fellowship and internship opportunities (www.projecthsf.org/internships)

Last modified: April 2, 2019