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February 2010 Blog Posts (81)

The business behind the scalpel

There is a business side to everything, even hospitals. When you think of going to work everyday at a hospital, most imagine stethoscopes and white lab coats, but not for those in Auburn’s Health Services Administration program, or HADM. They are studying to be on the other side of hospitals, the business side. They are the ones who run the hospital through policies and decision making.

Emily Stewart is a senior in Health Services Administration. She has always been…


Added by Melissa Hand on February 28, 2010 at 10:35pm — No Comments

Immersed in Culture – In Auburn and Abroad

The college of human sciences is home to several areas of study including human development and family studies, nutrition and food sciences, hotel and restaurant management and consumer affairs. Within these schools are even more focused instructional programs.

One of these focuses within consumer affairs is apparel merchandising, design and production…

Added by Mary Gainor on February 28, 2010 at 9:49pm — No Comments

Fun, Fashion and Philanthropy...On Wheels

Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley’s…


Added by Ashley Jennings on February 28, 2010 at 9:21pm — No Comments

Help a Buddy Out

If you’re looking for an easy way to make someone happy, join Auburn’s Best Buddy program. According to Sarah Dowling, a special education major, the Best Buddies program is, “where college students volunteer to spend time with individuals with intellectual disabilities.”

This program allows college students to create one-on-one friendships with people who have intellectual as well as developmental disabilities.

Founded in 1989 by Anthony Shriver, Best Buddies is an… Continue

Added by Johnny Dougherty on February 28, 2010 at 5:55pm — No Comments

Student Receives First-Hand Experience Teaching

It is 5:15 a.m. in the morning as Lauren Davis, a senior in secondary mathematics education at Auburn University, begins getting ready for her day. For her internship, Davis wakes early in order to get to Beauregard High School by 7 a.m.

"This internship is definitely physically, mentally and emotionally demanding," Davis said. "If you do not really love what you do you will quit. You cannot just float through."

An internship for secondary education majors at Auburn University… Continue

Added by Samantha Mays on February 28, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

He Shoots and he Scores an A+

For most students, balancing 12 credit hours of school work can be a difficult task. For Lucas Hargrove, starting player for the Auburn Tigers basketball team, balancing 12 credit hours of school work along with a full time college basketball career is something he has become almost professional at.

Being a student athlete comes with its ups and downs, challenges and perks, and Hargrove has experienced this first-hand since he started on the basketball team. …


Added by Caitlyn Shatlock on February 27, 2010 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Lindsay McCormick :: ESPN Was Her Dream & She's Living It

Lindsay McCormick Updated Reporter/ Hosting Reel

Auburn Alumna Doing The ESPN Thing

Auburn… Continue

Added by Auburn Family on February 25, 2010 at 9:35pm — No Comments

Perspectives Magazine :: College of Liberal Arts | Past, Present & Future

From the latest edition of Tiger Tales, we learn of Morgan Stashick. Her college internship turns into a magazine.

Student Spotlight: Morgan Stashick

By Tressa Slaone

Morgan Stashick Putting together a magazine can be both a daunting task and an ideal project for…

Added by Auburn Family on February 25, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Miss Auburn, Kristi MeGahee promotes her Platform P.A.W.S

Every spring semester here at Auburn kicks off with Student Government Association Elections for SGA cabinet as well as the position of Miss Auburn. During this time, students are working hard campaigning in efforts to get attention for their chosen platform.

February 14th-18th marked the 2010 campaigns with the Major Candidate Debate taking place on February 15th giving the candidates the opportunity to share their platform with the student body.…

Added by Lauren Mullican on February 24, 2010 at 7:03pm — No Comments

The Results Are In

The results are in. Auburn is no longer decorated with billboards and posters and swarms of Auburn students in matching t-shirts are nowhere to be found.

Last week, the Student Government Association (SGA) held its annual election week for the positions of president, vice president, treasurer and Miss Auburn. On February 14, all candidates and interested Auburn students gathered at various places around campus to kickoff the election week. This served as a time for the candidates to… Continue

Added by Caroline Elizabeth Powell on February 24, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Carrie Williams Soars through the Plains with Eagle Eye

Putting yourself out there and becoming involved on campus can create opportunities. For many at Eagle Eye, though, they got their chance from being behind the scenes. Eagle Eye Television News has been around for years and continues to grow as Auburn’s on-campus television news production organization.

This is the only student-run television station on a university to be all high definition and… Continue

Added by Erin E. Edwards on February 24, 2010 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Auburn's Forest Ecology Preserve

Are you a nature enthusiast who loves being outside? Maybe you’re a fan of bird watching or just need somewhere romantic to take your date this weekend. Well, you’re in luck because Auburn’s Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve can fill all of those needs and much more!

The Preserve offers Auburn residents a chance to enjoy nature in its purest form. It has many attractions. The reptile viewing area and the turtle habitat allow you to watch these creatures while they are in their natural… Continue

Added by Caitlin DeForest on February 24, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Like a Good Neighbor, Auburn is There

Loachapoka High School sees very few of their twelfth-graders go on to college after receiving their diplomas. In fact, some years they are lucky to see a single student continue their education elsewhere.

But on Tuesday, Feb. 23, State Farm Insurance Company presented…


Added by Ashley Jennings on February 24, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Understanding Financial Aid : Where to Start

You've been accepted to Auburn University, now how are you going to afford it?

Many freshmen are overwhelmed with excitement about graduating high school and forget that a college education is not cheap, and every year it seems that tuition becomes more expensive.

Mike Reynolds, the executive director of Student Financial Services explains, "Generally, people are excited to come to Auburn and forget to come across the hall to see how that are going to pay for it."… Continue

Added by Hallie on February 24, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Journalism Students Go Off Campus and in to Real Places

Touring the city of Valley on a bus with 25 other Auburn University journalism students may not have been what these students had in mind at the beginning of the semester.

While many students are hard at work preparing for tests and midterms, journalism students in Nan Fairley's Community Journalism class along with Judith Sheppard's Advanced Feature Writing classes are hard at work on a civic engagement project. This project will result in a special newspaper edition about the history… Continue

Added by Maranda Shaye Smith on February 24, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

AU College of Veterinary Medicine Takes Notice

Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine is noticing a trend in rural areas. There's a lack of veterinarians going into these areas and Auburn is taking note.

"One of the challenges is counties across the country are lacking in food animal vets," said Dr. Donna Angarano, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the AU veterinary school.

The school is trying to find those rural counties lacking in veterinarians for their large food animals. These…

Added by Kendalle Crow on February 24, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Resume Red Flags

Don't get caught with these resume blunders that may cost you that job interview:

1. Your resume is covered in glitter-literally
. You want to get your resume noticed, but coating the resume in arts-and-crafts materials is probably not the best way to catch an employer's attention. Less extreme attempts such as including image files or using non-traditional symbols or fonts…

Added by Julia Walsh on February 24, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Student Follows Calling to Honduras

When classes end in May another set of Auburn University graduates will begin to write the next chapter of their lives. For Leigh Cooper, a senior in elementary education, this next chapter will be written from Honduras and she will be writing it in Spanish.

On June 3, Leigh will put her life in the United States on an indefinite hiatus and begin a new story in Honduras, living, teaching and serving at Orphanage Emmanuel. Leigh describes her decision to teach in Honduras as a… Continue

Added by Jason Hermansdorfer on February 24, 2010 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Auburn Swimming and Diving Teams Compete in SEC Championship, Men Win

The Auburn Men and Women's Swimming and Diving teams competed in the Southeastern Conference Swimming and Diving Championship from Feb. 18 to 20 at the Gabrielsen Natatorium in Athens, Ga.

The men's team finished first and the women's team finished third with 568 points, behind no. 1 Georgia and no. 2 Florida.…


Added by Chelsea Quinlan on February 24, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

MTPC program offers students a technical education

With the state of the economy, many undergraduate students have made the decision to make the most out of a tough job market and are choosing to advance their education.

Auburn University has a graduate school with many areas of study available to students. For a student wanting to learn about technical writing, editing, document design, and web design, Auburn University’s… Continue

Added by Shannon Donelson on February 24, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

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