Honors College Office of the Provost

Eagle Scholar Newsletter Volume 8 | Issue 10


Honors College Film Series

The Honors College Film Series was developed to highlight contemporary issues in America.

A documentary about the origin and the up growth of the fashion label Ralph Lauren.

January 29 | Eagle Residence Hall | 8 pm

This feature documentary tells the inside story behind the hunt for ISIS poster boy “Jihadi John” by the US and British military and intelligence services. It interrogates the twisted worldview espoused by ISIS – the richest and most notorious Islamist terrorist organisation in history – and its propaganda machine which was operated by “Jihadi millennials” who turned social media sites such as Twitter and YouTube into recruitment platforms. This is the definitive story about the formation and collapse of ISIS as a “state”, told through extraordinary first-hand accounts of key counter-terrorism and intelligence officials who identified “Jihadi John” as British terrorist Mohammed Emwazi – and ultimately killed him.

February 3 | Eagle Residence Hall | 8 pm

Career Center Classroom: CVs and Résumés

You’ve accomplished so much, and now you need to put it all together on paper. Join us for a discussion about the two most important documents in your application portfolio when applying for any job or graduate school: your résumé and CV.

January 23 | 303 Martin Hall | 3:30 pm

The Office of Inclusion & Diversity invites students to –  

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Week 2020: “Reclaiming the Dream: A New Vision For the Future”

Join the Office of Inclusion and Diversity and the Auburn University community as we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy and rededicate ourselves to creating a just and equitable future for all.  

This year’s MLK Week theme, “Reclaiming the Dream: A New Vision For the Future” is apart of a campus wide initiative to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and ideals through scholarship and engagement in meaningful service and events that advances our collectivism. 

There are many ways to get involved, current information about MLK Week 2020 events can be found at http://ocm.auburn.edu/mlkweek/

(De)Stress with your favorite pups!

Join therapy dogs, Moose and Nessie, to de-stress during the middle of your busy week. Counselors from Student Counseling & Psychological Services along with the Honors College welcome you to take some time to pet puppies, enjoy refreshments, and learn more about self-care and stress management at Let Loose with Moose and De-Stressy with Nessie.

February 3  | Cater Hall Back Porch | 2 pm

Ask an Honors student banner

Free Peer Academic Coaching

Ask an Honors Student offers free academic coaching provided by your peers who have taken the course in a previous semester. This spring they are offering coaching in:

Biology + Chemistry + Math + Physics + Humanities

Spring 2020 Coaching Session Schedule:

Tuesdays | 5 – 7 pm | Haley Center 2228 

Thursdays | 5 – 7 pm | Haley Center 2228

Career Networking Opportunity in Huntsville Exclusively for Honors Students

February 22  | 1 – 4  pm | Hudson Alpha in Huntsville, Ala.

Save the date to engage in a career networking opportunity with some of Huntsville’s most dynamic and innovative companies including Dynetics, Polaris, Lockheed Martin, and more. This event can turn into real world opportunities. All participants will have an added value of participating in a practice workshop prior to the event. Sign-up sheet will be released this week.

Business Minor Study Abroad Program

Honors students participating in the Business Minor Study Abroad program will have the opportunity to gain honors credit. For more information on the program you can attend the information session on Jan . 23. To discuss options for honors credit on this program, email Suzanne Hunter.

January 23 | 6-7pm (minors) or 7-8 pm (majors)  | Horton Hardgrave Hall 2018

Alternative Spring Break

Honors College students will have the opportunity to work alongside Project Horseshoe Farm (PHF) and Rural Studio in Greensboro, Alabama over this year’s spring break. While there, students will tour Greensboro, Ala., work with PHF fellows to plan and execute community center and after school programs, as well as some building, maintenance, or construction work with the Rural Studio.

Project Horseshoe Farm, Greensboro, AL

March 7 – March 20, 2020

Contact Dr. Thomas for more information.

Student Organizations

Honors Serves

Honors Serves will have a general meeting on Thursday January 23rd at 5:00 pm in Brown Residence Hall Basement. They will be serving hot chocolate and cookies while discussing their projects for this semester.

Diversity in Honors

Diversity in Honors is looking to branch out and invite new members to join their club. Their mission is to celebrate diversity in a safe space where everyone is welcomed and accepted. Anyone who wants to join can look them up on AU Involve. They will have a calendar up by the end of the month with event and meeting dates and times. 

Psyched for Success!

Tip #1: The Growth Mindset

College presents sets of challenges. The mindset you apply when facing a challenge can make or break your ability to achieve the goals to which you aspire. If a challenging task leads you to believe you are not smart enough to complete it, you will likely not go very far in completing it. Instead, if you view a challenging task as an opportunity for growth, you are more likely to approach the task with greater motivation to complete it—and to persist through it as it gets more difficult.

A growth mindset, whereby you view challenges as opportunities for growth and that one’s abilities can be developed, is more conducive to success than a fixed mindset (the belief that one’s abilities are fixed and predetermined).

Source: Dweck, C. (2006). Mindset: The new psychology of success. New York: Balentine.


Undergraduate Research Announcements

Abstracts are now being accepted for the “2020 Auburn Research: Student Symposium” to be held March 31 in the Auburn University Student Center. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to participate through oral presentations, posters and creative scholarship displays. Abstract submission will close on Feb. 8. Registration details, abstract guidelines, and criteria for awards can be found on the Research Symposia website, https://aub.ie/researchstudentsymposium

Applications for undergraduate research fellowships with Auburn faculty are being accepted through February 4, 2020. Students may apply for year-long, summer, and one or two semester-long fellowships. Eligible students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better, and have time to complete the fellowship before graduation. For detailed application information, stipends, and forms, visit the Office of  Undergraduate Research webpage:   http://our.auburn.edu/undergraduate-research-fellowship/.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Lorraine Wolf, Director of Undergraduate Research, undgres@auburn.edu.

Miller Writing Center is Hiring

The Miller Writing Center is in Need of Consultants and Front Desk Representatives.

The Office of University Writing offers full-time graduate assistantships (20 hours per week, 12 months) which include a monthly stipend and full tuition remission.

Program Assistants facilitate workshops, develop materials, assist with administrative tasks, and work on additional projects. Applications are due March 15 for positions beginning in the summer. For more information, please see the position description and application directions on our website: http://wp.auburn.edu/writing/index/get-involved/

Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. 

Friday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Sunday 4 – 9 p.m.

Closed: January 19 – 20, March 8 – 13

Part-Time Job Fair

Grab a part-time job this month at Auburn University’s Part-Time Job Fair on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Student Opportunities 

National Endowment for the Humanities Paid Internship

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency in Washington D.C. that provides support to advance and disseminate knowledge in all of the disciplines of the humanities: history, literature, linguistics, archaeology, jurisprudence and the history, criticism and theory of the arts.

In support of the NEH mission, the NEH Pathways Internship Program provides paid opportunities for current students accepted for enrollment in qualifying educational programs.  

Additional information, including the online application and a list of responsibilities, is available on their website at:https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/556279600 

Johns Hopkins University’s first Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium 

Applications are open for Johns Hopkins University’s first Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium. This new annual two-day event at their main campus in Baltimore, Maryland will offer students across the country the chance to disseminate their humanities research on a national scale. The event will be this spring, April 3rd and 4th, 2020 and the application portal is now open. Learn more at the conference: https://krieger.jhu.edu/macksey-symposium/.

W.o.W. Wednesdays

“Working on Writing” or “WoW” is a series of interactive workshops held on most Wednesdays. These workshops tackle both big picture and sentence-level writing concerns to help participants strengthen their writing skills, no matter what their discipline or experience level. WoW Wednesdays is held on most Wednesdays from 2-3:30 p.m. in the ePortfolio Studio, RBD Library.

Workshops are organized into tracks to help you decide which sessions will be the most valuable to you and align best with your writing goals. These are simply recommendations, and you can register for all of the workshops in a track or pick and choose which workshops you wish to attend throughout the semester. Track and session descriptions are below. Registration for tracks and individual sessions will open approximately 3 weeks prior to the sessions. 

Registration is now open for these workshops in January:

Writing Research Abstracts – January 22 

Paraphrasing, Annotating, and Summarizing – January 29

Due to high demand for this program, if you are no longer able to attend, you are expected to cancel your registration at least 24 hours in advance. If you miss two workshops without cancelling in advance, you will be unable to attend or register for subsequent Office of University events until you speak with a member of the Office of University staff.

Student Involvement

Virtual Volunteer Fair

In recognition of the M.L. King Day of Service, the Office of Public Service will hold the annual Volunteer Fair virtually, January 20-24.  This means that using your smart phones, tablets and laptops YOU can learn about opportunities to engage with local nonprofits by visiting the website: http://www.auburn.edu/outreach/ops/volunteerfair.htm

Get information about:

Alabama Council on Human Relations

Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project

Alabama Rural Ministry

Auburn Public Library

Backpack International

Baby Steps

Big Brothers Big Sisters – Chattahoochee Valley

BigHouse Foundation

Boy Scouts of America…

and many more! Please visit our website for the full list of local nonprofit companies that will be attending this years event.


PERIOD. is a youth-run nonprofit organization that works to eradicate period poverty and stigma through service, education, and policy. We believe that menstrual care is healthcare and that everyone has a right to meet basic hygiene needs. Many find that various systemic barriers make it difficult to obtain items typically marketed for menstrual hygiene. PERIOD. works to tackle such barriers in the long-term through education and changes in policy. In the short-term, PERIOD. gives products to those that need them. 

To learn more about the organization, you can visit: https://www.period.org 

Additional questions can also be directed toperiod.auburn@gmail.com

Last modified: January 22, 2020