Honors College Office of the Provost

Eagle Scholar Newsletter Volume 8 |Issue 6


Change in Access to Honors Study Center in Library

Please note the new change in access to the Honors Study Center in RBD Library. If you have any issues or questions, please contact the Honors College. 

Open access to Honors students:            

Monday-Thursday | 7 am – 7pm (swipe card access only therafter)

Friday | 7 am – 6 pm

Sat-Sun | Swipe access only

Cater Porch Talks: Karen Battye

As the university’s registrar, Karen Battye works with units across campus to translate student and faculty needs into improved systems and processes. In addition to managing the staff and operations of the Office of the Registrar, Battye maintains the integrity of institutional and academic records, including grades and degree certifications. 

November 5 | Cater Hall Front Porch | 3 pm

Let Loose with Moose & (de)Stressy with Nessie is Back!

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.

November 6 | Cater Hall Back Porch | 4 pm

Career Center Classroom: Interviewing

So you’ve heard back from a potential employer or graduate school about your application, and they are interested! That’s great news, but now it’s time for the dreaded interview. Join us for a discussion on what to expect and how to conduct yourself so you’ll be ready to impress.

November 7 | 303 Martin Hall | 3 pm

Be a Peer Academic Coach!

Academic coaches provide tutoring and mentoring to fellow Honors students in a variety of subjects. The deadline to apply is Friday, November 8!

Honors College Film Series

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

The Strange History of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
The strange history of the now abandoned American 1993-bill, «Don’t ask, don’t tell» where sexual orientation was a “non-talk” policy in the American forces, leading to 13.368 getting kicked out before 2011.

(source: IMDb.com)

November 13 | Eagle Residence Hall | 8 pm

A Cup at Cater – Coffee!

Join us for A Cup at Cater! Enjoy the fall weather and have a cup of coffee or tea on us! We’ll have snacks, warm drinks, and more importantly a place to visit with your fellow Honors students!

November 13 | Cater Hall | 7:45 – 10 am

Still on the Fence?

If you are still on the fence about traveling to Cuba this spring, or if you keep asking yourself “what’s an Honors College Study & Travel trip really like?” Then this video is for you! 

The Honors College will also be at the Study Abroad Fair on October 30 in the AUSC Ballroom from 10 am – 3 pm if you’d like to speak to us about Cuba or our other upcoming trips. 

Reminder: Deadline Approaching!

Applications for the Honors College Research Fellowship are due November 1. 

Spring Course Highlight: Honors Intermediate Spanish

Enjoy small class sizes, weekly conversations with Spanish speakers, fun activities, and improve your conversational skills.

FLSP 2017- MWF  9-9:50AM

FLSP 2027- MWF  10-10:50AM

Interested in Goldwater, Truman, and Boren Awards?

Save the date for another National Prestigous Scholarship information session. Detailed information to come in the following weeks.

November 15 | RBD Library 3041 | 1 pm

Psyched for Success

Healthy Relationships

“It’s complicated” is a phrase that you’ve probably heard people use when describing relationships. Relationships are complicated – they involve trying to negotiate the needs, wants, preferences, and styles of multiple people. It can be hard to know how to form and maintain healthy relationships because every relationship looks different. Below are some ideas to keep in mind when working to create healthy relationships. 

Trust and respect are the foundation of relationships. It’s difficult to have a relationship at all, let alone a healthy one, without these present. 

Healthy relationships include a balance of intimacy and autonomy. You’ve probably heard about the importance of not “losing yourself” in a relationship. Ideally, a relationship can be close and intimate while also allowing each person in it to have their own identity, interests, and time. 

Boundaries are important, too, and they can change and be re-negotiated. For example, during a busy time in the semester, you may not be able to devote as much time to relationships as you had earlier in the semester. 

Communication is critical and is a two-way street. It’s important to be able to listen to others and receive the message they are telling you. It’s also equally important to be able to communicate your own needs directly and in an assertive way. 

If you’re interested in learning more about healthy relationships, Student Counseling Services offers a workshop on this very topic called Relationships 101. Please see our website for more information. 

Student Organizations

Honors Congress: Congress hosting a Halloween movie night and Pumpkin Painting Party in the Honors Student Center (Broun Residence Hall Basement) at 6:45 pm on October 29. They are providing the pumpkins, the paint, some popcorn, and the movie; you just gotta bring your spooky self and have a good time!

October 29 | Movie Night & Pumpkin Paint | 6:45 pm

Honors Serves: Honors Serves will be having their weekend service event for this semester on Sunday, November 10th, from 1:00-3:00 pm at Chewacla State Park. Please note that this is a new date than has been previously announced. The group will be picking up garbage to help keep the park beautiful for all to enjoy as well as just hanging out together! This is a great opportunity to get to know other members of Honors Serves outside of your weekly projects, and they welcome all honors students to participate. New carpooling will be arranged for those of you who need a ride. Please fill out this NEW poll by November 1st so that we can plan accordingly.

Student Opportunities

Intern with Esperanza House

The mission of Esperanza House is to improve the quality of life for local Hispanic children and families. Our desire is to intentionally develop and implement programs that meet the needs of low-income, Hispanic families and their children in critical areas like education, mental health, youth development, childcare, and advocacy.

Esperanza House is currently looking for an intern for the spring semester! Roles of our interns include volunteer recruitment, coordinating weekly tutoring and community events, grant writing, running errands for the organization, translating (not required), attending appointments and school meetings with families, and providing transportation for students and families. Although speaking Spanish is helpful for interns and for the families that we serve, it is not a requirement.

Past interns have received course credit in various departments for successful completion of the internship. If you are interested in interning at Esperanza House during the spring or simply volunteering at our weekly tutoring program, please email for more information. Please don’t hesitate to reach out about any questions!

Donate for Period. The Menstrual Movement

PERIOD. is a youth-run nonprofit organization that works to eradicate period poverty and stigma through service, education, and policy. They 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. 

Their chapter is specifically emphasizing the service pillar through this drive. They are working with various organizations on and off campus to provide products where they’re needed. 

There are boxes and bins around campus for people to donate pads and tampons. Other sustainable options are welcomed too. Additionally, for every $2, PERIOD. HQ will send their chapter a pack full of products to sustain one individual’s cycle. If people are interested in donating monetarily, you can email Regan Moss or period.auburn@gmail.com. Also, any general questions can be directed to those emails too and they would be more than happy to answer them. 

Around Campus

COSAM:  Dr. Josh Jarrell,  a COSAM alumnus, a USA Today Academic All American, a Green Beret team sergeant with multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, and a father of four shares his personal adventure and tips on how to forge your own. Read the flyer.

November 1 | Sciences Center |3 pm

College of Liberal Arts: Sam Erman from USC School of Law will speak on his recent book “Almost Citizens: Puerto Rico, the U.S. Constitution and Empire.” Read the flyer

November 12 | Mell 2550 | 5 pm

Last modified: October 29, 2019