Honors College Office of the Provost

The Eagles Scholar Newsletter Volume 10 | Issue 4


Translating Your EXPERIENCE

You’ve done some incredible things. The tricky part can be determining how best to present that information in a cover letter or resume. In this hands-on workshop, we will work with your resume/CV to ensure that potential employers understand the value of your experiences and what you bring to the table on Wednesday, September 22nd at 3pm.

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, and the Barry Goldwater Scholarship. All years and majors are welcome to join and learn more about these and other exciting options on Thursday, September 23rd at 4pm.

Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally

The parade will begin at 6pm and complete a short loop around downtown Auburn before concluding with a pep rally around 6:30 pm on Samford Lawn on Friday, September 24th. The best location to view the parade is on College Street in front of Samford Lawn.

Fall Family Tailgate 

Join us for food, family, games, and game day goodies during our tailgating experience on Saturday, September 25th at 11am. 

RSVP: https://auburn.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6VjQ7r3J1J24BCK

2021 Honors College: Freshmen Induction Ceremony 

This ceremony is to recognize Honors College Freshmen for their achievements in academics on Sunday, September 26th at 2pm. If you missed last Friday’s RSVP deadline and would still like to attend Sunday’s Pinning Ceremony, please contact Taylor Mitchell (tbm0039@auburn.edu) immediately. As an inductee, you are still able to attend at this time; however, we can no longer accept RSVPs for additional guests. Sorry for any inconvenience. 

Honors College Research Tours: Scott-Ritchey Research Center

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. There are still a few openings for the September 28 tour.

H ACCT: Where Talent Intersects

Join us to learn why you will excel in the major known as the “language of business” on Sunday, September 26th at 5pm. 

Special Edition Cup at Cater: National Coffee Day

Join us for coffee, tea, and other goodies during this special edition of Cup at Cater as we celebrate National Coffee Day on Wednesday, September 29 at 1pm!

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 Thursday, September 30th from 4-5pm in Library 4127. This is an exciting opportunity for students to come learn more about this opportunity in preparation for the early Spring 2022 application deadlines.

Leadership Lunch: Me? A Leader? Exploring your personal leadership

This workshop will offer students the opportunity to explore their own personal leadership skills by reflecting on their values, beliefs, and experiences. The interactive presentation encourages self-reflection for students to discover how to engage their leadership potential and discover their own personal leadership style. Bring your own lunch and join the conversation.

Midterms Succ

Take a break from midterms and join us for a garden party on Cater Lawn. Paint a planter pot and take home your very own succulent!

*Get there early, limited quantities available.*

Donuts with the Director

Students living in Matthews Hall and other residence halls in the Village are invited to join us in the Matthews Hall lobby for donuts and coffee. You will have a chance to meet and talk with the Director of the Honors College, Dr. Tiffany Sippial, on Monday, October 4th at 8am!

Tacos & Trivia

Let’s see if you have what it takes to answer some awesome trivia questions and while you think about your answers enjoy some tacos! Come out on Tuesday, October 5th at 5pm in the Student Center!

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: 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! 

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, or 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 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, and disciplines are welcome.

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

Apply here: 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 advisor, see our website.

Student Org Updates

Honors Congress General Meeting is tomorrow (Wednesday), September 22nd at 7PM at MELL 2510.

Student Opportunities Across Campus

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.

2022 Alabama Legislative Internship

The Alabama Legislative Internship Program was established to involve student interns in the state legislature by allowing them to observe and participate in the legislative process of state government. 

Click the link to learn!


Hello from Storybook Farm!

Fun has serious value! Find out how you can volunteer with Storybook Farm! 

Click the link to learn more!


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.

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 22, 2021