Honors College Office of the Provost

Eagle Scholar Volume 9 | Issue 9


Contracts Deadline!

Honors College contracts are due Monday, February 1, 2021. Email your advisor to start a contract after you gain approval from your professor. 

For more information on contracts, please see our contracting website. 

Upcoming Events

Just a reminder all of our events are free to Honors College students.

cup at Cater feb 3 from 8 to 10 am
Time for another Cup at Cater! Stop by Cater Hall on February 3 for a cup of coffee or tea, and some delicious snacks to kick start your day!
kindest day feb 17 from 10 to 2
Honors Serves and the Honors College invite you to participate in Random Act of Kindness Day on Feb. 17 from 10 am – 2 pm at Cater Hall. Stop by and preform a small service project with us – it’s all about the small ways we can show each other kindness that day and everyday!

Honors Research Fellowship Now Open!

The Honors College Research Fellowship program offers support to Honors College students—excluding National Prestigious Scholarship recipients—for research and research-related travel.  

Who: Any Honors student in good standing who is currently involved in research on campus. All fields, majors, disciplines are welcome.

What: $500-$1000 (depending on proposed budget) in funds to support students’ research projects, research related travel, or conference travel.

When: The Spring 2021 application is to fund projects in the Summer or Fall of 2021. Applications are due April 1st

Peer Academic Coaching
Biology + Chemistry + Math + Physics + Humanities

Schedule an Honors Peer Academic Coaching appointment through Advise Assist!
Directions for how to schedule an appointment:

1. Login to Advise Assist

2. Click “Make an Appointment”
Appointment Type: Academic Advising & Student Services
Reason: Honors ONLINE Peer Academic Coaching

3. Choose your subject and coach!

Peer Coaching appointments will be available Feb. 1 – April 23 

WOW Events

“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 their discipline or experience level. Workshops are offered face-to-face in the RBD Library or virtually over Zoom on most Wednesdays from 2–3:30 pm.

Identifying Your Personal Brand – January 27

Writing Research Abstracts – February 3

Mindfulness Strategies for Writer’s Block and Writing Anxiety – February 10

1-on-1 Leadership Coaching Sessions now open!

Are you looking to grow as a leader and develop your professional skills? Sign up for 1-on-1 leadership coaching!

“In leadership coaching, we will work together to identify your individual leadership needs and goals; build key strengths and create deliverables by building an individual development plan to track progress over time; and tailor sessions to meeting those deliverables and pursuing growth in each area. We’ll focus on your needs as a student and a leader, and design actions to practice new skills during and after the coaching engagement.

As an International Coach Federation (ICF)-trained coach, and an Honors College alumni I have a passion for personal and professional development. In particular, I enjoy working with college and graduate students and young professionals, and I would love to help you develop your leadership skills!”

-Sean Bitter, Auburn Honors College Alumni 

Interested in signing up? Email Sean to grab a slot and get started!

Be a Camp Counselor with Camp Kesem

A message from Honors student Phillip

Hello everyone, 

Camp Kesem is currently having applications for a camp counselor position through January. For those curious, Camp Kesem at Auburn, is a nationwide program that supports children whose parents are affected by cancer. We provide children with a weeklong camp that provides a safe and welcoming environment along with others who understand what they are experiencing to help create a long-lasting impact for them. Camp Kesem is free of charge to the families with children attending. We are currently looking for those interested in being a camp counselor from May 23-28.  

 If you are interested, I highly recommend for you to apply! To access the application, go to https://kesem.force.com/login and sign up to create a Kesem Central account. Then, select the tab labeled “Pick a Camp” at the top of the page and choose Auburn to begin. These applications are due January 31st.  

Feel free to reach out at any time to auburn.volunteer@campkesem.org with any questions.

Thank you! 

Undergraduate Researcher Positions

Several undergraduate researcher positions in aquatic ecology and limnology are available in Alan Wilson’s lab.  We are currently practicing social distancing and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.  

 Current lab research projects revolve around understanding the factors leading to harmful algal blooms in recreational and drinking water reservoirs and aquaculture ponds.  Visit the lab website to learn more about us – http://waralgae.com/

 The undergraduate students will assist current lab members (including graduate and undergraduate students) with existing lab projects that include field experiments, large-scale lake surveys, and laboratory-based mechanistic studies and analytical analyses.  

 The ideal candidate will be honest, hard-working, enjoy teamwork, motivated, and be interested in pursuing a career in science.  I am motivated to maintain a productive, diverse, and inclusive lab and encourage students from under-represented groups to consider joining us.  Preference will be given to freshman and sophomore applicants who are available 10-20 hours per week during the academic year.  Starting dates and expected hours worked are flexible.  Starting pay for these positions is $9/hr.    

 Interested students are encouraged to email (1) a brief letter of interest, (2) resume including contact information for two references, (3) an unofficial copy of your transcripts, and (4) available work hours during the summer and fall semesters to Alan Wilson (wilson@auburn.edu) for full consideration.  Soft deadline for this position is 1 February 2021.

Register for Out in the South

The 2nd Annual Out in the South: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Forum brings together individuals of diverse backgrounds and identities to explore intersectionality in LGBTQ+ communities. This year’s event, on Feb. 6, will be virtual and feature a keynote speaker and a variety of breakout sessions for you to choose from. All sessions will be recorded and available to registered participants following the event.

Call for Proposals, “Crossing Divides,” Southern Regional Honors Council Annual Conference, April 8 to 10, 2020, virtual.

This year’s conference theme focuses on “Crossing Divides” that have been so visible not only in 2020, but also through deep-seated structural divisions in honors, in academia, in the United States, and in the world. We will gather for the shared presentations and co-created conversation that is particularly important to crossing recently intensified regional, racial, religious, global, and many more, human divisions. The conference will aim to promote dialogue, shared stories, and the opportunity for, as ever inspiring Bryan Stevenson so often emphasizes, proximity (albeit virtual), as well as what philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah calls the “endless shared conversation” that creates foundation for social and cultural understanding, as well as equity and justice.

Registration costs are $50 per registrant.

 Submissions are due February 15, 2021.  Proposals will be reviewed immediately after the deadline and acceptances will be announced via email to the primary presenter and honors director/coordinator.

 Presentation Options:

Oral presentation (12 minutes, plus 3 minutes of Q&A; placed in a session with other presentations)

Poster presentation (posters will be available for viewing prior to live interactive sessions for each of the categories)

Student Panel Presentation (3-5 presenters; 40-minute presentation plus 10 minutes of Q&A)

Creative Work or Performance (E.g., visual art, original poetry or literary work, musical performance, short film, dramatic work, etc.). Materials (e.g., recordings, images, videos) can be made available in advance and/or performed at sessions.

Hosted Conversation (NEW category: submit a hot topic, book, film, article, issue in Honors education, etc. for group discussion!)

Faculty/Administrator Panel or Roundtable

The Delta Scholars Program is a two-part academic and community engagement program for talented and socially conscious college students interested in moving Mississippi and the Delta region towards a brighter, more just tomorrow. Delta Scholars are selected for their academic achievements and commitment to public service to participate in a ten-day Summer Institute in Mississippi followed by a five-day trip to Boston and Harvard University in the fall. This is a nationally competitive program aimed at sophomores and above, from Mississippi or simply committed to social issues there. Open to all majors, there will be special research opportunities for students interested in public health.

Learn more here.

Last modified: January 26, 2021