Honors College Office of the Provost

The Eagles Scholar Newsletter Volume 10 Issue 6


Honors College Research Tours: Biosystems Engineering/Forest Products Lab

Want to see some of the exciting research taking place at Auburn this semester? Join us for this tour of the Biosystems Engineering/Forest Products Lab!  There will be an overview of the mission and history of the research lab as well as a tour of the facility.

You will get to hear more about the specific areas of research conducted at the lab and learn about the role of undergraduates. 

RSVP for the tour below:


Leadership Workshop: Honors College Career Development

Ready to get ahead of the curve? Learn what employers and graduate schools are looking for and how you can demonstrate those skills on your resume.

Job Search Workshop

This session, hosted by the Auburn University Career Center, will provide tips and strategies for finding a job that will kick start your career. We will discuss the job search process and networking essentials, while introducing you to some handy resources for finding employment opportunities.

Step 2 Eligible!

Cater Talks with Dan King

Enjoy a conversation with Dan King, Associate Vice President of Facilities Management at Cater Hall on October 26th at 3pm. Please be sure to RSVP below for this event.

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Cookies & Contracting 

You’ve probably heard the term “Contracting” before, but do you know what it means? Maybe you’ve heard the misnomer that it just means you do extra work to earn Honors credit. It can be a much more valuable process than that! Join one of our Honors Advisors, Matthew Stinson, on October 26th from 3:30 to 4:30pm in Library Room 4129 to learn about the ins and outs of the Honors Contracting process while enjoying some tasty cookies.

Honors College Study and Travel Information Sessions

We can travel! Every wanted to go to Germany, India or New York? Attend this info session to hear about three great opportunities to travel with the Honors College during the Spring 2022 semester. There are two sessions to choose from both on October 28!

Cup at Cater 

Time for another Cup at Cater! Stop by Cater Hall on Wednesday, November 3rd from 1-3pm for a cup of coffee or tea and some snacks!

Jule Collins Smith: Honors College Guided Tour

Come join the Honors College for a guided tour of Anila Quayyum Agha’s new exhibit: The Weight of Black. An internationally exhibited, award-winning mixed media artist, Anila Quayyum Agha creates intricately conceived light-based installations that touch on issues of politics, culture and gender. Covering the gallery walls in a complex lattice of shadow and light, her visually provocative works inspire a deeper understanding of our contemporary global experience.

Space is limited, so please RSVP:


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!

Become a Spring 2022 Peer Academic Coach 

The goal of the seminar, HONR 3007-007 – 3 credit, is to provide an opportunity for Honors College sophomores, juniors, and seniors 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 (3 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. 

Interested students should apply with the link below. Please direct all questions to Mrs. Yvette Stone (ymj0001@auburn.edu).

The deadline to apply is Friday, November 12th! 

Apply below:


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 (GPA 3.2 or higher) who is currently involved in research on campus. All fields, majors, and disciplines are welcome. 

What: $500-$1500 (depending on proposed budget) in funds to support students’ research projects, research related travel, or conference travel.

When: Deadline to apply is November 1 

Apply below:


Register your Faculty Mentor below:


Healthy People, Healthy Planet: Student Intensive

This event is intended to give students an experiential learning opportunity to bridge the gap between science and real-world application so people can feel safe gathering together again in indoor spaces. Focused on issues of sustainability and public health, students from honors colleges across the nation will have an opportunity to learn about policy measures, mitigation measures, and remaining concerns (as well as future projections) addressing the intersections of people, buildings, and pathogens in current and future pandemics.

Working with professionals in the field students will be given numerous opportunities to understand the science, the policies, the lessons-learned and emerging best practices as well as the science and technology gaps. Students will be given break-out opportunities to operationalize their knowledge and inventiveness to offer the experts real-life solutions.

RSVP below:


Beat Bama Food Drive

Since 1994, Auburn University and the Food Bank of East Alabama have united students, faculty, alumni and community members to help fight hunger and poverty in East Alabama by challenging the University of Alabama and the West Alabama Food Bank to see who can collect more non-perishable food to help those in need. This good-natured competition has made an impact that reaches far beyond the campuses where it began. Since its inception in 1994, the competition has raised over 6 million pounds of food for Alabamians without proper access to food. Help us win the food fight trophy in East Alabama as we look to beat hunger and BEAT BAMA!!

Barrels are located throughout campus including one at Cater Hall!

Universities Fighting World Hunger: Faces of Hunger Film Festival 

Universities Fighting World Hunger (UFWH) will be hosting a screening of selected short films from this year’s Faces of Hunger catalog. The films will focus on topics such as food security, health, and waste. Roger Thurow, global hunger expert and residence-in-scholar for Auburn University’s Hunger Solutions Institute, will be moderating a post-screening discussion to speak on his experiences.
For Information visit https://www.facesofhunger.org/attend
Students can join the screening both in person and virtually! To join in person, the event will take place on Tuesday, October 19th at 5PM in SCA 101. 

Click below to register to join virtually and register for Auburn’s screening!

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2022 John Hopkins Humanities Collaboratory Application Open for Faculty & Students 

Johns Hopkins University is hosting a fully-funded virtual summer research program. The program is nationally recognized, highly pedagogically innovative, and a proven success. It will provide students with a generous summer stipend of $5750 for ten weeks of full-time mentored research.  Required on-campus housing at our beautiful Baltimore campus is included in the award, in addition to the stipend at no cost to the student.

Students will be on the Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus in Baltimore, Maryland and run from June 1st to August 6th.  Applications are online now through February 15, 2022 and are open to any current community college students with an interest in research in the humanities.

The zoom link is https://zoom.us/my/thehlab to attend any of these application info sessions.

November 3, 2021 from 2:00PM-3:00PM ET

November 9, 2021 from 3:00PM-4:00PM ET

November 16, 2021 from 3:00PM-4:00PM ET

John Hopkins is also pleased to announce an exciting new opportunity for faculty and graduate students who would like to learn how to start and maintain a Humanities Collaboratory at their institution.  In the application, you will nominate one graduate student to accompany you through the program. The faculty and graduate students selected will be on the Homewood campus from June 1 to June 10 and July 29 to August 6, 2022, travel and required housing in Baltimore will be provided. To experience the Collaboratory in person, please use the faculty application found here.  

Please also consider joining a faculty or graduate training program infosession at the same link as above https://zoom.us/my/thehlab:

October 27, 2021 from 4:00PM-5:00PM ET

November 3, 2021 from 12:00PM-1:00PM ET

November 9, 2021 from 2:00PM-3:00PM ET 

John Hopkins’s Richard Macksey Symposium Applications: Now Open 

This symposium was designed to offer students across the country the chance to gather together and disseminate their humanities and interdisciplinary research on a national scale. 

This year’s event will be virtual, held live April 8th-10th, 2022. Applications are open now and submission deadline is February 15, 2022. 

You can learn more at our conference site: https://krieger.jhu.edu/macksey-symposium/

Apply below:


The Washington Leadership Program: Now Open

The Washington Leadership Program (WLP) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications from high-potential South Asian American college students for the 2022 summer leadership program scheduled to take place from June 11, 2022 to August 5, 2022.

WLP cultivates the South Asian American community’s next generation of leaders by placing them in congressional offices or federal agencies in Washington, D.C. for eight-week summer internships and a structured leadership-training curriculum.

Though selection to WLP is highly competitive, all South Asian American students who are either US citizens or legal permanent residents are encouraged to apply, regardless of academic focus or professional goals. The backgrounds of past participants have ranged from pre-med to art and social work.

Interns will receive a total stipend of $2,000 and will be required to complete 2-3 short writing assignments during the internship.

Please follow @TheWLP and www.facebook.com/TheWLP for additional information that will provide insight for the application process.

The deadline for submitting applications is January 9, 2022.

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.

Consider Caddell: Information Forum for Prospective Employees

 “Consider Caddell” forum will be on WebEx on October 21. The forum will discuss working at Caddell, our projects and the incredible opportunities with those. Our goal is to highlight the amazing careers that construction offers, and start conversations with students who could be a great fit for our mission to construct what matters all over the world. 

RSVP below:


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Last modified: October 19, 2021