Honors College Office of the Provost

The Eagles Scholar Newsletter Volume 10 Issue 7


Honors Study and Travel: New York

The Honors College and the Auburn University Theatre Department are joining forces to give students a quintessential tour New York City. Attend four shows that might include: Hadestown, Mean Girls, and Moulin Rouge. Visit the incomparable MOMA as well as the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of a theatre and enjoy the iconic NYC sites, shopping, and street food.

Dates: May 16-20, 2022

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Honors Study and Travel: India

Students will explore Indian religions, food, music, dress, and much more. Our travels will take us to the capital New Delhi, Amritsar the center of Sikh culture, the planned city of Chandigarh, and the hill station and resort town of Shimla. The finale will include the abandoned capital city of Fatehpur Sikri and Agra where we will see many interesting sites including a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal, perhaps the most famous and beautiful building in the world. 

Dates: May 9-22, 2022

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Honors Study and Travel: Germany

This trip will immerse you in German culture with a focus on studying Germany’s historic, political, and social environment. Students will visit the famed cities of Munich, Bamberg, and Nuremberg, and  experience the Bamberg Cathedral, the Nuremberg Castle, Rhine River Cruise, and Neuschwanstein Castle, to name a few.

Dates: May 8-18, 2022

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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

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:


Dr. Rilett’s Talk: Methods in Digital Humanities 

Join Dr. Beverly Rilett, Wednesday November 10th from 3-4pm, as she talks about her research in the digital humanities. Dr. Rilett will be teaching HONR 3987 Honors Research Methods in the spring. This session is a wonderful opportunity for any students considering getting involved with her course. This is especially a great opportunity for students interested in literary studies, digital humanities, non-profit organization promotion, scholarly publishing, open-source software, and the open access movement. Editorial Assistants (also classified as Undergraduate Research Assistants) will gain excellent experience managing and expanding content. No programming or digital project experience is necessary.


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! 


HONR 1077: Peer Instructor Applications for Spring 2022 are still open!

Interested in giving back to our incoming class of Honors students? Apply to be a Freshman Exploration Peer Instructor!

Peer Instructors are an integral part of class, helping students navigate their first year in Auburn and in Honors. They provide an informed voice, serving as representatives of the Honors student experience.

The responsibilities of a Peer Instructor include but are not limited to: attending class, attending meetings with their instructor, co-facilitating classroom discussions, communicating with students, and representing Honors through an upperclassman perspective.

Honors Peer Instructor positions are available to students who are in good standing, currently enrolled in the Honors College, and who have successfully taken Freshman Exploration and completed at least a year at Auburn. Peer Instructors will be enrolled in an Honors Lyceum course and receive credit for their experience.

Applications are Due November 17

Any additional questions can be directed to ekp0006@auburn.edu



Student Organization Updates

Honors Congress

Next meeting: November 3rd at 7:00pm in Mell 2510 

Student Opportunities Across Campus

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!

Between Two: Korean Alphabet Workshop 

Artist/professor Alice Lee will be with the College of Liberal Arts to offer a workshop about the history of the Korean alphabet on November 11th in the student center 2222 from 12-1:45pm. This workshop will teach students about the beauty of the language and culture.

Jump Start Your Ph.D. Journey

The University of Central Florida (UCF) is interested in engaging students in doctoral programs here in the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS). Our faculty are currently recruiting prospective students in a number of PhD programs for the Fall 2022 academic term:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering (coming Fall 2022)
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

The College of Engineering and Computer Science is waiving all application fees for completed PhD applications submitted by November 15th, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET. 

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Office of Sustainability:

Fall Film Series 

This year, the Office of Sustainability will be screening “Southern Exposure” from the Alabama Rivers Alliance at Pebble Hill on November 9th from 5:30 -7:30 pm. This film will explore a chance to change the operation of a major dam, discover a special place at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains, hear stories untold until now about the remarkable families along the Selma to Montgomery March route, grapple with wastewater infrastructure challenges, and meet advocates who are working to protect their communities. This outdoor event is free to all students and will be a “bring your own blanket and dinner” event. 

Healthy Food Hotspots – Volunteer Opportunity 

Auburn University’s Hunger Solution Institute is excited to announce the launch of a new project in January called Healthy Food Hotspots (HFHS). HFHS is an initiative created to address food access challenges in rural Alabama communities using modern technology. HFHS will be assist vulnerable populations, such as senior centers and city centers in rural Alabama, with online grocery ordering and delivery. HFHS is looking for student volunteers who are interested in joining the HFHS team to volunteer two hours per week or every other week on Thursdays during Spring 2022. Student volunteers will be trained to assist HFHS participants with the online ordering process by using iPads and hotspots provided by Auburn University. To get more information or to volunteer, email HSI@auburn.edu.

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.

They 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.

Zoom link is https://zoom.us/my/thehlab to attend any of these application infosessions.

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/



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.

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Last modified: November 3, 2021