Honors College Office of the Provost

Eagle Scholar Newsletter- Volume 9 | Issue 6


Taking an Honors course in the spring?

There are two important dates to be aware of for the registration process:
1. Tiger Scheduler and Look Up Classes open on November 2nd. Once these platforms open, you will be able to see all course options and how they will be offered.

2. Registration begins on November 11th. Check your My Academics page on AU Access under “Registration Status for Spring 2021” to see what date and time you can begin registering for classes.

If you have any questions, please reach out to your Honors Advisor!

Headshot of Austin Blanton

A Force for Change

Austin Blanton is a powerful force across Auburn’s campus. He serves as an Honors Ambassador, a leading member of a campus wide LGBTQ+ initiative, and as the Executive Vice President of Curricular Programs for Emerge, which keeps him busy. Not to meantion his triple major course load.

Read Austin’s story here.

Oh we’re not going to do it.
We were just thinking about it, we’re not going to do it … we did it.

The Honors College is now on Tik Tok. We’ll have videos of upcoming events and tips from our staff on what classes to take to exploring campus. We’ll do you all a favor and promise not to dance. Go give us a follow!

Become a Spring 2021 Peer Academic Coach!

HONR 3007-006 (CRN: 16386) – 3 credit hours

The goal of the seminar is to provide an opportunity for Honors College students to support their peers on their journey toward academic success. Academic coaches provide tutoring and mentoring to fellow Honors students in a variety of subject-specific courses. Students in the course are responsible for hosting weekly coaching sessions (2 hours per week) and should be prepared to help students in their given subjects by reviewing the course material, preparing additional study materials, and serving as a mentor for Honors students attending sessions.

The deadline to apply is Friday, November 13!

DiH Members Meeting

Diversity in Honors is holding a meeting Tuesday, October 27, at 6 pm via Zoom. Topic: LGBTQ+ Current Events.

Reminder: Honors Housing Survey

Interested in living with other Honors students at 160 Ross for the 2021-2022 academic year? If you have not done so already, then please complete the short survey linked here. The Honors College is partnering with Univesity Housing to potentially offer a limited number of Honors only rooms for the upcoming academic year.

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!

Campus Deadline: November 24th

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 if you plan on attending in person, the link will cap at 20 students!

There will be a zoom screening and recording of the event as well. Zoom ID: 836 6274 4492 

Trivia Night!

Do you have what it takes to win Honors trivia? Sign in November 5 at 5 pm to find out! 

Zoom ID: 859 1194 0102

Introducing FUN FRIDAY!

Stop by every Friday in November (11/6, 11/13, 11/20) from 1-4:30 PM for yard games and crafts.

We will have Scavenger Hunts (do alone or meet in front of Cater to form teams of 2-4; a great way to meet someone new!) 

Competition starts at 1:30 each Friday!

Counseling Center Collab

Are you in need of a quick break? Join Nov. 9 to destress with Charlotte and Alex and participate in two twenty-minute calming activities.

Zoom ID: 884 8495 4813

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

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.

Applications are due November 1st!

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  

Join us in celebrating National First Generation College Student Week!

The Week of November 2nd is National First Generation College Student Week.  First generation students are an important population within the diverse student landscape at Auburn.  I hope you will join OID as we work together to highlight the experiences of first-generation students at Auburn.

  • Altria Interview Day
    Time: Tursday, November 5, all day
    Description: Altria is offering on-campus, virtual interviews specifically for students who are a part of the 1G network.  If you have students who are interested in pursuing a career in sales, we encourage you to share this special interview opportunity.
    Partner: Altria
    Student Sign up Link
  • First-Gen Celebration Lunch & Learn
    Time: Friday, November 6, 12:00pm-1:00pm
    Description: This session offers attendees greater insight into Auburn’s T1GER Network.  Students who identify as first-generation on our campus will be celebrated during this time.
    RSVP here

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 27, 2020