Honors College Office of the Provost

The Eagle Scholar Newsletter Volume 10 | Issue 3


Making Lemonade!

Your first exam may have been a lemon, but you can learn to make lemonade! Join the Honors College and Academic Support Services on Sept. 7 for an introduction to study skills such as time management, note taking, textbook reading, and test preparation to help you ace your next exam! 

Dynetics Information Session for Honors Students 

Dynetics is hosting a Honors Student information session the night before the Engineering Job Fair. It will be Tuesday, Sept. 14 @ 6:30 p.m. in Brown-Kopel 2133. There will be free pizza.

Resume/CV Workshop

This session, hosted by the Auburn University Career Center, will provide an overview of what makes for a professional Resume and CV. We will cover resume necessities and how to format and structure your document so that potential employers can easily learn what they need to know about your credentials and experience.

Cater Talks: “The Real Hunger Games”

Come out and listen to Roger Thurow at Cater Hall on September 16th at 3pm. 

RSVP: https://auburn.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8f7S6IEIAaIm8lg

Fun Fridays!

TGIF! Stop by Cater for some lawn game fun! The fun starts on September 17th from 2-4pm. 

Free Honors Peer Tutoring

Taking Honors Biology, Honors Calculus I, Honors Physics I, or Honors Music Appreciation? Come check us out. Taking non-Honors Physics I, non-Honors Organic Chemistry I, Calculus I, or Philosophy? Come check us out too. Any Honors student is welcome!

You do not have to be in an Honors section to take advantage of peer coaching.
Peer Coaching appointments will be available Monday, August 30 – Friday, December 3 Schedule a Peer Academic Coaching appointment through Advise Assist!

Reminder: Honor Service Trip Registration 

The Honors College is planning a Fall Break Service Trip to Asheville NC. Students will work with a local staff on project needs within three of our main program focus areas: Rivers and Roads, Urban Forestry, and Waste Reduction. In addition to this active service, students also have the opportunity to build skills and knowledge on topics like Leave No Trace, low-waste living, local environmental and social issues, non-profit workings, and more. Trip Dates – Oct. 7-10 (Fall Break)



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 calendarLearn about scholarships available to youAccess a discussion board where you can ask questions and see unique opportunitiesFind a suggested track to completing Honors within your majorDownload forms needed for your advising sessionDiscover 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! 



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 Tours

Want to see some of the exciting research taking place at Auburn this semester? Join us for this tour of the Scott-Ritchey Research Center! Dr. Emily Graff and Dr. Amanda Gross will be providing an overview of the mission and history of the research center as well as a tour of the facility. You will get to hear more about the specific areas of research conducted at Scott-Ritchey and learn about the role of undergraduates in their labs. This opportunity is ideal for anyone interested in biomedical sciences, veterinary medicine, or translational research with animal models.

September 21st or September 28th from 3-4pm. Both sessions will be identical, so attend only attend one.



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.

Deadline: November 1st



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 Congress

We are thrilled to have kicked off Honors Congress with a great first meeting! We have several new members but there is still an opportunity to join Honors Congress at the next meeting! We have also had a great round of block seating and an Honors Congress tailgate! Be sure to come to meetings for the opportunity to seat in block seating for super fun games like the Iron Bowl and the Georgia game! Here are our events for September!

Working Congress Meeting is tomorrow (Wednesday), September 8th at 7PM at MELL 2510.

Student Opportunities Across Campus

Boren Awards Information Session

The National Prestigious Scholarships program is excited to announce that Michael Saffle, Program Specialist for the Boren Awards, will be coming to Auburn’s campus to provide an in-person information session about Boren Scholarships and Fellowships on September 30th from 4-5pm in Library 4127. This is an exciting opportunity for students and faculty to come learn more about this opportunity in preparation of the early Spring 2022 application deadlines.

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 10, 2021