Honors College Office of the Provost

Eagle Scholar Newsletter- Volume 9 | Issue 5


Pumpkin Painting with Honors

Come paint with us Friday, October 16 from 2-4 pm on the upper quad! It will be first come, first served & social distancing and masks will be enforced. See you then!

Halloween Mask Contest

Do you have what it takes to win our DIY Halloween Mask contest? Email a picture of your decorated face mask to Honors, or tag us! Submissions will be posted on our social sites and judged by staff and number of likes! Your DIY mask is due by Oct. 25 and the announcement of winners on Oct. 30. Prizes are included!

DiH Members Meeting

Diversity in Honors is holding a meeting Tuesday, October 13, at 6 pm via Zoom. Topic: Sexism, Feminism, and Women’s Rights.

Honors Serves: Storybook Farms

Honors Serves will be hosting a workday on Saturday, October 17th from 8:30-11:00 am at Storybook Farm. Storybook Farm is a non-profit organization that serves children who face obstacles such as autism, cerebral palsy, cognitive delays, sensory integration issues and bereavement situations through horseback riding. 

Volunteers will be assisting with farm maintenance activities and are asked to wear closed toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Additionally, you will be asked to present your green health check passport, as well as to wear a mask when applicable. 

If you are driving yourself, you can feel free to come for whatever amount of time. There will also be options for rides if needed. Just fill out this form to RSVP!

Freshman Induction Ceremony 

2020 Honors College Freshman Induction Ceremony. A virtual event hosted on YouTube!

Honors Pinning Pick Up

During business hours, newly inducted students are encouraged to stop by Cater, October 19-23, to pick up their pin, take a photo, and grab a sweet treat. Welcome to Honors!

Honors Career Workshop

Join us for a career workshop focusing on Virtual Career Fairs. October 20 at 2 pm. Zoom ID: 987 1565 2479

Self-Care Counseling Zoom

Join the AU Counseling Center Zoom on Wednesday, October 21 at 2 p.m. on tips and strategies for self-care. Zoom ID: 845 6148 0503

Huntsville Virtual Career Day

An exclusive event just for Honors College students, engage in a career networking opportunity with some of Huntsville’s most dynamic and innovative companies including Dynetics, Radiance Technologies, and the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau. This event can turn into real world opportunities. Register here!

Goldwater Scholarship/Truman Scholarship: Information Session

This session will provide students with an overview of both the Goldwater Scholarship and the Truman Scholarship. It will also discuss the application, award benefits, time-lines and campus process, and resources students can use as they work toward completing their applications!

Cater Porch Talks 

Cater Porch Talks are your opportunity to hear from high-level administrators at Auburn University. On October 29, we welcome Bobby R. Woodard, the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs at Auburn University. You must RSVP here, the link will cap at 20 students!

There will be a zoom screening and recording of the event as well.

Spring 2021 Peer Instructor Applications Now Open

Interested in giving back to our incoming class of honors students? Apply to be a Freshman Exploration Peer Instructor!

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 due: November 24th

Honors Events Survey

The Honors College wants to know what events you want to see this year! In times of social distancing, though it is hard to get everyone together, we still want to help you connect with other Honors students and have something fun to do. Please complete this survey to help us know how to engage with you.

Research Fellowship Applications

The Honors College Research Fellowship program offers support to Honors College students for research materials and other related support as well as research-related travel. Download the application today! For questions contact Alex Sauer, coordinator for scholarship and research.

Peer Academic Coaching- 

Biology + Chemistry + Math + Physics + Humanities

Schedule a Peer Academic Coaching appointment through Advise Assist!
Directions for how to schedule an appointment:
1. Login to Advise Assist
2. Click “Schedule an Appointment”
Location: Academic Advising & Student Services
Service: Honors ONLINE Peer Academic Coaching
3. Choose your subject and coach!

Peer Coaching appointments will be available Monday, August 31 – Tuesday, November 24  

CWE/SOS Applications now live!

We believe in you…#EspeciallyYou!  You can spread the Auburn spirit to incoming students and families! You can leave a lasting impression on the Auburn Family!  

First Year Experience is excited to announce that applications are now available for our Successfully Orienting Students (SOS) and Camp War Eagle (CWE) orientation team positions! Visit fye.auburn.edu/apply for additional information and to fill out an application. Applications are due by Thursday, October 15th at noon.  

Watch this quick video for additional information about their orientation positions and how to apply! If you have any questions along the way, please contact them at fyedesk@auburn.edu.

War Eagle!

Get Plugged In

Auburn Get Plugged In, also known as Auburn GPI, is a new on-campus organization dedicated to getting students out of their dorms to explore Auburn and get involved on campus. It is easy to feel disconnected and alone in this pandemic. GPI helps Auburn students, especially freshmen and transfers, get plugged in. Don’t spend your years at Auburn stuck in your apartment. Come explore Auburn with the Auburn Family!

Join now!

Last modified: October 14, 2020