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January 2012 Blog Posts (29)

London, London, and More London!!!

Looking for another great reason to travel abroad this summer??! Well, I have three!

The Auburn University European Graduation Tour will kick off in London, England, where everyone will be getting ready for the 2012 Summer Olympics!! There is going to be so much more to do while we are there!


1. There's this great new Picasso Exhibition at Tate Britain.

Check out more than 150 works of the master himself, and learn about the time he spent in London! You can…


Added by STUDENT TRAVEL AMBASSADOR on January 31, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Psychology Students Apply Classroom Knowledge to Real Life Situations

The Head Start program allows Auburn University psychology students to apply their classroom knowledge to real life situations in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere. The Head Start program works with low-income families and children around the Auburn, Opelika and Hurtsboro areas in order to develop their education and social skills.

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Added by Chrissy Colquitt on January 31, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Kids Get Crafty

Instead of sleeping in on Saturday morning, local children have been rising and shining to have hands-on experiences with art.


The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art hosted Saturday art club this past Saturday as part of their promises of freedom exhibit. Children ages K-12 toured the museum’s gallery and then made their own clay sculptures.

Andrew Henley, education curator for the museum, said the Saturday art club program has been going on…


Added by Sarah Cook on January 31, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

It's Great to be an Auburn...Pharmacy Student?

Jocelyn Amoo is a first-year pharmacy student at the Harrison School of Pharmacy and a second-year Auburn Cheerleader. She is 21 years old and on a path to graduate from pharmacy school in 2015. She has been a part of Auburn cheerleading for two years and was ecstatic to attend the National Championship to cheer on her team.

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Added by Lyndsey Lewis on January 31, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

A Workshop :: PR for Dummies

Public relations is commonly misconceived as the red-headed step child of marketing and advertising. Despite popular belief, public relations is an entity all on its own. It can boost sales, promote brands and give organizations the reputation they need to succeed. 


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Many clubs and organizations do not…


Added by Auburn Family on January 30, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Victoria's Secret PINK Spring 2012 Campus Events

Victoria’s Secret PINK campus reps, Ashley McElduff and Nikki Little, have hosted many events on Auburn University campus such as their “PINK Power Hour” and “Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Viewing Party” that have been so much fun for many Auburn girls. They are looking forward to hosting many more events during the Spring 2012 semester.

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Added by Ashley McElduff on January 30, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Chipotle gives Auburn students a healthier alternative

Chipotle Mexican Grill, the national restaurant chain committed to helping Americans eat healthier, opened its first Auburn location Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 346 E. Magnolia Drive.


The first Chipotle opened in 1993 and has made its mission to change the way Americans eat fast food.

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Chipotle’s efforts for healthier eating…


Added by Dawn Perdue on January 30, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Conquering Cancer with Cookies

Special from Ashley Mundy --  When it comes to fighting cancer, everyone has their own way of contributing to the cause. But for local State Farm agent Kathy Powell  (Auburn '97), her weapons of choice are cookies and competition.

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Added by Auburn Family on January 30, 2012 at 11:16am — No Comments

The Red Tails :: Teaching The Tuskegee Airmen - Auburn's Local Hero

Special from Veazey Tramel - The new film “Red Tails” is about the first black aerial combat unit. According to the “Red Tails” website, the Tuskegee Airmen showed courage, skill and dedication in combat.…


Added by Auburn Family on January 30, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Cam Newton in the Pro Bowl

   Cam Newton was selected to play in the Pro Bowl in Hawaii this past weekend.  This is unusual for a rookie quarteback. Cam played the whole second half of the game. He passed for 186 yards and two touchdowns.  The legend continues. What will his future be like?  Keep tuned!!

Added by Roger W Tinkham on January 30, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Octavia Spencer Wins Again :: 2012 SAG Award for Best Supporting Actress

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"(CBS/AP) 'The Help' took home three top honors at the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday: best picture, best actress for Viola Davis and supporting actress for Octavia…


Added by Auburn Family on January 29, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Never That Far from Auburn

  Good news on our favorite Auburn Family Page that the President of the University announced the replacement of the Toomers Oaks!  Anytime you return to these pages,you are greeted with a live webcam of Toomers Corner.  How big is this in all of our memories? In the future now,you will continue to be able to renew those memories just by returning to these pages. Toomers with the new trees will be there to greet you! Those crossing the street today don't look that much different than the…


Added by Roger W Tinkham on January 28, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Diversity Drives The Plains

Auburn University is comprised of a body of students and faculty that embraces individuality. The College of Liberal Arts is recognized for creating programs that embrace diverse activities and ideas. Diversity initiatives work to recognize individual attributes of Auburn University’s complex student body.


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Daydrie Hague…


Added by Chelsea Coulter on January 27, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

A Fresh Start at Cater Hall

College can sometimes get tough. The fast pace of classes, overload of assignments and not to mention having a job can often time become a hassle. If grades begin to fall and your GPA starts dropping, it's not unlikely for a student to find him or herself stumbling upon Cater Hall.

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Cater Hall, built in 1915 as the president's home,…


Added by Jeremy Johnson on January 27, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Clipping Coupons on The Plains

TLC’s hit show, “Extreme Couponing,” has spawned a new generation of shoppers eager to outsmart the system and save hundreds of dollars in the process. Auburn students are no exception.

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“I save a lot of money,” junior Amelia Plemons said after attending Auburn’s UPC Coupon Workshop last Thursday, Jan. 19. Fifty participants attended the…


Added by Jenny Rikelman on January 27, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

From Port City to the Auburn Plains

Growing up on the Savannah River, closely surrounded by many cargo ports, Auburn junior Kristen Gunby quickly developed an interest in the supply chain transportation system that exists on the water. 


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"Supply chain, in its simplest terms, involves getting products, goods or services from point A to point B, all the while managing the…


Added by Kate Davis on January 27, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Taco Truck Brings Traveling Fiesta to Campus

Food trucks are appearing in metropolitan areas throughout the United States. This semester, Auburn University’s campus is getting a taste of the trend.

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Sue Kang, freshman at Auburn University, has been to Tex’s Tacos four times in the last two weeks. She said, “I absolutely love the taco truck. It is such a welcomed change to…


Added by Elizabeth Williams on January 27, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Transitioning From Student To Intern

Claire Lewallyn, senior at Auburn University, is currently completing her last semester of college as a student intern at Drake Elementary School in Auburn, Ala. Lewallyn is majoring in math education, where after finishing her internship she plans to attend graduate school to focus on special education.

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As well as being a full-time intern,…


Added by Maury Johnson on January 27, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

President Jay Gogue Accepts Plan to Plant New Toomer's Oaks

AUBURN - The tradition of rolling Auburn's oaks will continue even if the trees do not survive being poisoned in 2010. President Jay Gogue this week accepted the recommendation of the Committee to Study the Future of Rolling Toomer's Corner, which proposed replacing the troubled oaks—should they die—with one or more large trees and using a temporary structure to celebrate victories until the new trees have established roots.…


Added by Auburn Family on January 27, 2012 at 10:52am — No Comments

After Graduation Hesitation? This is Your Answer.

The spring semester is in full swing and it is almost time for Auburn seniors to finalize their post-graduation plans. Will you secure a job? Do you know where you will live? Will you go to graduate school? Or will you take a victory lap and stick around on The Plains for one more unforgettable year?

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Even if none of…


Added by Elizabeth Weeks on January 27, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

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