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January 2010 Blog Posts (42)

Be with Best Buddies!

True love may be hard to find, but multiple candidates are waiting in the Best Buddies student organization at Auburn University.

Auburn junior and membership coordinator Breanne Karow is one of the many students who are committed to building lifetime friendships with the intellectually disabled. Karow’s interest in special education has enabled her to spread true love to more than one person while staying evolved with this campus organization.

Best Buddies is an… Continue

Added by Maegan Moguel on January 30, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Auburn Family Wins 2010 Silver Medal for New Media

Please allow us a moment of self-congratulation. Also, we extend our deep appreciation to all of you that have joined us in Auburn Family. Please share the site with your friends!

Seventh Annual Service Industry Advertising Awards…


Added by R. D. French on January 29, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

A is for Art, B is for Biggin

Art is a word that can be interpreted to include different forms of creativity, but what is art? If you want to learn to create art, where do you go? The natural choice would be art schools, but Raven Wilson, a senior fine art major, chose Auburn.

Wilson comes from a family of Auburn alumni. Her father played football, her mother graduated from the Department of Art and her brother graduated from the Department of Art in 2009. Though growing up around Auburn fans did influence her,… Continue

Added by Alyssa Ramos on January 29, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Program for Students with Disabilities Working to Expand Accommodation Efforts to Include Athletics

Helping students overcome social and environmental barriers is what the Program for Students with Disabilities strives to accomplish.

Here at Auburn University, around 1,000 students participate in this program each semester. “We serve students with all types of disabilities,” says Tracy Donald, director of he program. “Students with health and chronic conditions, students with visual or mobility impairments and students with learning disabilities are all supported through this… Continue

Added by Lauren Mullican on January 29, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Engineering Student Studies Abroad with Team Spain

Betsy Claunch is a junior majoring in Polymer and Fiber Engineering and last summer she took a month long trip to Pamplona, Spain to study abroad. This was not just an ordinary study abroad program coordinated by Auburn University. In fact, her experience was unlike any other because it was the first time her summer program, called Engineering, Technology, and Society-Spain ever took place.

Nick Conrad is the program… Continue

Added by Kelly Young on January 28, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

College of Veterinary Medicine: Embed your Paw Print on Auburn's Soil

Bringing life to a college campus can be as easy as one, two, three. There is a place for students, faculty and animals at Auburn University. The College of Veterinary Medicine offers the opportunity to work in an environment fit for anyone wanting to pursue an animal-influenced career.

Public veterinary clinic services for large and small animals help to enhance the… Continue

Added by Erin E. Edwards on January 28, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

When in Auburn...Do Like the Romans

For Laurie Kruger, a 22-year-old in the Interior Design major, studying abroad in Italy last spring has her saying “When in Auburn” rather than “When in Rome.”

Kruger traveled with 10 other Interior Design majors to Ariccia, Italy with the Joseph S. Bruno Auburn Abroad Program to enhance her knowledge of interior design and to gain new worldly perspectives. Not only did she receive credit and a minor while in Ariccia, but her experience has helped her with classes during her last… Continue

Added by Caitlyn Shatlock on January 28, 2010 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Auburn's College of Engineering Ahead in the Global Game

When new Auburn Provost Mary Ellen Mazey arrived last spring, one of her first priorities was to promote programs that improved the international skills and knowledge of students. The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering was ahead of the pack with its already instituted Global Education Initiatives. This program offers Auburn students the opportunity to study topics related to global engineering, environmental awareness and social awareness.

From August 2008 to August 2009, as part of… Continue

Added by Johnny Dougherty on January 28, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

The College of Liberal Arts Newest Minor: Community and Civic Engagement

Tired of the same old choices when it comes to picking majors and minors? Well, you are no longer left with the same basic options. The curriculum committee recently approved a new minor for the College of Liberal Arts; it will be called community and civic engagement

What is Community and Civic Engagement you may ask? Auburn defines it as, “acting upon a heightened sense of responsibility to one’s communities.… Continue

Added by Katie Cavanaugh on January 28, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

College of Education: Adult & Higher Education Masters Program

“Some place where it’s visible write down the word tenacity. Go ahead and view it daily. You might even put a sub word under tenacity that reads persistence. Those words coupled with the desire to learn will get you through any program in this university, but without them it will be very difficult.”

Dr. James Witte didn’t talk about the GRE, resumes or GPAs when asked about what he looks for in an applicant. Instead the associate Professor who is primarily responsible for the Adult… Continue

Added by nelly gonzalez on January 28, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Wedding Season in the College of Human Sciences

With wedding season fast approaching, the students of the Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRMT) program are hard at work attempting to satisfy every bride and groom. The women and men of this program in the College of Human Sciences are educated in the global hospitality and tourism industries. According to the College of Human Sciences… Continue

Added by Danielle Sherman on January 28, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Auburn's Real Estate Society and Founder Harris Hollans

Harris Hollans is an assistant professor in the Department of Finance at Auburn University. He has taught more than 30 graduate and undergraduate courses at both the University of Georgia and Auburn University in areas such as real estate valuation and investment analysis, real estate finance and money and financial markets. Hollans’ current research covers a variety of topics in real estate and urban economics. He has recently been published in the Journal of Real Estate Finance and… Continue

Added by Caitlin DeForest on January 28, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Study Abroad Program Offers Change of Scene for Engineering Student

One e-mail from the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering was all it took to convince Jacob Hall, a senior in civil engineering, to join the school’s overseas program in Pamplona, Spain. Because Hall always loved to travel, he saw this as an opportunity to experience a different way to learn and have some fun along the way.

Team Spain 2009 was comprised of engineering students from Southeastern Conference schools. Hall, along with… Continue

Added by Samantha Mays on January 28, 2010 at 6:56pm — No Comments

Feel the Rhythm

Some feeling between being a child lost in a music store and being at a tribal ritual you will find power rhythms.

Power rhythms is one of the new exciting exercise classes offered at the Auburn University Student Activities

Center. Large plastic exercise balls are placed in Rubbermaid tubs to create a drum. Students are given PVC pipes tobeat them, providing the perfect resistance for an exercise routine.

On first sight of a power rhythms class, most people are confused to… Continue

Added by Melissa Hand on January 28, 2010 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Finding a Reciprocal Relationship in Community and Civic Engagement

Do you want to enroll in classes that have a reciprocal relationship between you and the community? Have you been looking for an invigorating and interactive minor that creates a meaningful relationship with people in the community but also includes academic precision?

Good news is on the way. Here at Auburn University, a minor is being offered to students in the College of Liberal Arts called community and civic engagement. With this area of study, students, as stated on Auburn’s… Continue

Added by Whitney Todd on January 28, 2010 at 6:47pm — No Comments

Auburn Abroad Recommended by Senior

The Auburn University study abroad program provides opportunities for students to study in places like Spain, France, Italy, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, England, Germany and more.

Throughout the semester Auburn University offers orientation sessions and sends e-mail reminders about the study abroad programs to prospective students. Information related to orientation sessions, student guidelines, health and safety guidelines, travel requirements and information on the… Continue

Added by Laura Hancock on January 28, 2010 at 6:46pm — No Comments

English as a Second Language

After gaining experience as an Instructor in the English Department, Effie Albrecht, accepted a full-time position in the English as a Second Language Program (ESL) at Auburn University. Albrecht plays a major role at ESL as an instructor of selected English classes.

The ESL Program entails instructions for the English language to International students, faculty and others. Albrecht states that the program “includes students from all over the world...Asia, Africa...” The number of… Continue

Added by Pamela Lindsey Holland on January 28, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

The College of Nursing and School of Building Science: A Chance to Make a Change in Quito

Students of Auburn University’s College of Nursing and School of Building Science will travel to Quito, Ecuador on Feb. 21 to gain experience and credit hours. This service learning study abroad program has been offered by the College of Nursing for more that six years. This year’s trip is unique because it is the first year for the School of Building Science to join together with the College of Nursing.

“There is such a need for a trip like this, and Auburn University has worked… Continue

Added by Meg Beasley on January 28, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Student Gets Involved in The College of Agriculture through Ag Ambassadors

Choosing a college is never easy. Especially for someone who doesn’t even know what they are looking for in a college. Kate Derby, a junior majoring in animal sciences, felt the same way when she first started at Auburn.

Derby grew up in a small Alabama town just west of Tuscaloosa and was nervous about attending a large university. She didn’t want to feel overwhelmed and felt that in certain colleges she would just be a number in a class and never a name.

“I graduated… Continue

Added by Amanda Pinto on January 28, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Auburn’s Competitive Nursing Program

Though there may be a high demand for nurses, Auburn University’s School of Nursing doesn’t allow just anyone in their program.

Students seeking to be a nursing major must first complete many steps to lead them toward their goal. First, students must enroll in the pre-nursing curriculum referred to as the lower division courses. A GPA of 2.50 and a minimum grade of a C is required for each nursing lower division course… Continue

Added by Courtney Terry on January 28, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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