Honors College Office of the Provost

The Eagle Scholar Newsletter Volume 10 | Issue 2


REMINDER: Honors Contracting Deadline

Contract approvals are due on the 15th class day, September 3rd. To start a contract, email your Honors advisor or honors@auburn.edu.

Upcoming Events

Professional Etiquette

Learn about the dos and don’ts of professionalism when it comes to emailing or otherwise interacting with professors, mentors, or supervisors.

Honor Your Health!

This school year, we are making the commitment of Honoring Our Health. This health and wellness series for Honors students will focus on a variety of topics related to a well-rounded healthy lifestyle. We kick off this series with Aerobics with the Advisors. Join us for a free workout session with Campus Rec featuring your favorite Honors advisors and a discussion on staying fit in college.

NPS Information Session

At this National Prestigious Scholarship information session students will learn about the process of applying to nationally competitive awards and opportunities with a focus on three upcoming application cycles: NSF-GRFP, Truman Scholarship, Barry Goldwater Scholarship. All years and majors are welcome to join and learn more about these and other exciting options.

STEP Two Kickoff

The STEP Two program is a new experience, designed especially for sophomores that allows you to connect socially, while attending workshops and events focused on career exploration, life skills, academic success, leadership, and research. On August 26 we invite you to stop by Cater Hall and learn more about this new program. There will be food, freebies, and if you didn’t get your pin last year, you can pick it up today!

Cup at Cater

Our first Cup at Cater for the fall semester! Join us on September 1 from 1-3 pm for tea and lemonade and little snacks at Cater Hall! 

Getting Involved in Research

Getting your foot in the door to become a part of a research project on campus can be difficult, especially as an undergrad. This session will focus on providing tips and strategies for finding suitable research opportunities for your needs and how to excel in a research setting.

Alternative Break Info Session

The Honors College will be hosting a Service Trip to Asheville, NC over Fall Break. If you are interested in learning more about the service will be doing and the trip as a whole, please make plans to attend this session.

If you cannot attend and want additional information, please contact honorsprogramming@auburn.edu.

Coach Bruce Pearl at Cater Talks

Cater Talks are your opportunity to hear from high-level administrators at Auburn University. On September 2, we welcome Coach Bruce Pearl, to Cater Hall at 11 am.

Honors Research Fellowship Info Session & Grant Writing

The Honors Research Fellowship is a fantastic opportunity for Honors student who are conducting independent research to receive funding for their project or conference travel. In this session, we will answer your questions about the Honors Research Fellowship and provide general tips and strategies for applying for research funding.

Making Lemonade!

Join the Honors College and Academic Support on September 7 from 3:30-4:40 pm to learn about study strategies and test prep.

Reminder: Honors Canvas Course

Have you checked out the Honors canvas course yet? We are so thrilled to announce this new initiative, which will serve as a one-stop shop for all things Honors. On the canvas page, you be able to:

See a live Honors event calendar. Learn about scholarships available to you. Access a discussion board where you can ask questions and see unique opportunities. Find a suggested track to completing Honors within your major. Download forms needed for your advising session

Discover ways that you can get involved in Honors and more…

If you are not sure of your next step in Honors, the Canvas Page is a great place to start! War Eagle! 

Honors Canvas Course: https://auburn.instructure.com/?login_success=1

NPS Here to Help You!

Interested in nationally competitive scholarships? The National Prestigious Scholarship Program is here to help you through the application process, be it Fulbright, Rhodes, Marshall, Goldwater, Truman. Our scholarship and research coordinator Alex Sauer wants to help you find the perfect scholarship. Learn more by visiting our site and be sure to fill our our intake form so we can better match your skills to available scholarships.

Honors Research Fellowship Opens September 1

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.

Apply Online: https://auburn.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8APu13JTHKlhVR4

Honors Advising 

Honors College advisors will be offering in-person and virtual advising appointments this fall. Students will be able to select their preferred appointment type with their assigned advisor using Advise Assist. We will also welcome back walk-in appointments in Cater Hall. If you come to Cater Hall as an appointment or walk-in, please observe all posted and university set safety policies. For more information on how to make an appointment with an Honors College advisors, see our website.

Student Org Updates

Honors Serves

Honors Serves will be hosting our fall general meeting on Monday, August 30th from 6:30-7:30 pm in Mell 3550. We will be introducing the new executive and leadership teams as well as discussing the service projects for the school year. Food and drinks will be provided. We just ask that you RSVP on AUinvolve by Friday the 27th if you will be attending so that we may get an accurate headcount.

Honors Congress

First General Meeting is tomorrow (Wednesday), August 25th at 7PM at MELL 2510.

Student Opportunities Across Campus

Undergraduate Research Assistants

The George Eliot Archive digital project is seeking undergraduate research assistants for the 2021-22 academic year and beyond. The ideal candidates will be high-achieving, self-motivated juniors with an interest in at least one of the following: literary studies, digital humanities, non-profit organization promotion, scholarly publishing, open-source software, and the open access movement.
Successful applicants will receive HONR 3987 Honors Research Seminar course credit (3 credit hours) for 135 hours of work on the project, which works out to about 8 hours per week for the semester.

Students with questions should contact Dr. Beverley Park Rilett, bdr0032@auburn.edu.

Miller Writing Center 

The Miller Writing Center will be available for students, faculty, and staff starting Monday, Aug. 23 on the 2nd floor of the RBD Library. The MWC will be open:

Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sunday, 3 p.m.-9 p.m.

Peer consultants can help you with any type of writing at any step in the writing process, and we recommend that you schedule appointments in advance to get the day and time of your choice. For more information on the MWC, click here.

Applications open for Auburn International Mentoring Program

Auburn students interested in exploring career opportunities outside of the United States are encouraged to apply for the 2021-2022 Auburn International Mentoring Program, or AIM, with the Office of International Programs. Learn more here.

Undergraduate Researcher Openings

Several undergraduate researcher positions in aquatic ecology, water quality, and limnology are available in Alan Wilson’s lab.  

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 current semester to Alan Wilson (wilson@auburn.edu) for full consideration.  Soft deadline for this position is 1 October 2021.

Last modified: September 13, 2021