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February 2012 Blog Posts (75)

Nursing Auburn to Health

Early mornings, late nights, classes and clincals? Welcome to the nursing program.


Heather Edell, a senior in the nursing program from Kennesaw, Ga., explains why she wanted to go into the nursing program.

“I wanted to become a nursing student because I really like working with people and helping them out,” Edell said. “My mom’s a…


Added by Ashley Mundy on February 29, 2012 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Writing the Right Way

Many students know the woes of getting a paper back and seeing it covered with red marks pointing out simple errors that could have been caught with extra proofreading.

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The Miller Writing Center on campus is here to make sure that doesn’t happen.


“We proofread papers, but we also help with brainstorming, thesis…


Added by Marci Solomon on February 29, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Learning to Lead in South Africa

Sophie Burge is a senior majoring in nutrition. Last summer she had the opportunity to participate in the Global Lead program.

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Global Lead was formed by alums from the University of Georgia.  The program offers three different locations including South Africa, Ecuador and…


Added by Veazey Tramel on February 29, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

For the Love of Animals

The College of Sciences and Mathematics is not just for nerds and mathematicians but for the animal lovers as well.


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Kate Moseley is a freshman in the College of Sciences and Mathematics and is majoring in zoology. She was drawn to zoology as a…


Added by Sydney Stewart on February 29, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

International Justice Mission: Seeking Justice Together

Wanting to make a difference on campus is a common goal for many Auburn University students. There are clubs, fundraisers and events that help to make student's goals become reality, but this week students have the opportunity to be a part of something world wide.


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International Justice Mission's Justice Week is Feb. 27 through…


Added by Stephanie Kearns on February 29, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

PR Abroad

Students in Auburn University’s Department of Communication and Journalism will have the opportunity of a lifetime in May 2013.

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A new international public relations course will give public relations, communication and RTVF majors, along with graduate students, the opportunity to study abroad in London.…


Added by Kristin Oliver on February 28, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Volunteer Opportunities at Connect to AUr Community Symposium Event

The Auburn Community and Civic Engagement (CCE) Initiative presents “Connect to AUr Community,” a symposium event to bring together community organizations with student volunteer groups on March 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the student center room 2223.

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The event is planned by CCE fellows, Jennings Cooksey, Emily Pierce, Michelle De Ross and…


Added by Jenny Rikelman on February 28, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Bo Bikes Bama :: Auburn Heisman Winner Supports Ongoing Storm Recovery

“The reason for this ride is for state unity and to pay homage to the great Alabamians who lost their lives on April 27th, 2011. I am my brothers’ and sisters’ keeper."

-Bo Jackson, Heisman trophy winner, All-Star athlete and proud Alabamian

For more information, visit Bo Bikes Bama.…


Added by Auburn Family on February 27, 2012 at 8:27pm — No Comments

Small Business, Big Hopes

In tough economic times, keeping a small business afloat is not an easy task, said Haley Penny, owner of The Pink Room boutique located on South College Street.

Penny, Auburn alum, has been in the small business industry since June 2006. She launched Simply Charming, a clothing boutique, with the hopes of catering to a college crowd in need of an enjoyable shopping experience.

“Things were great from 2006 to probably the beginning of 2009,”…


Added by Sarah Cook on February 27, 2012 at 7:58pm — No Comments

Interning Abroad

Sara Roberts, a junior here at Auburn, is studying communication.  She spent last summer not by the pool like most of her friends, but instead cleaning up the beaches in Cornwall as part of her internship with Barefoot Winery.  This summer she will be traveling back to the United Kingdom to do another internship, this one with W Communications, a consumer public relations agency in London.



Added by Mallory Deason on February 27, 2012 at 6:22pm — No Comments

Communication and Journalism Graduate Students Find that Passing Gas Never Smelled So Good

For anyone slighted by the fluctuating gas prices or unimpressed by electric power, there just might be a solution – natural gas. One graduate class in Auburn University’s Communication and Journalism Department is leading the way in awareness on the importance of natural gas through a campaign that will be competing for national attention in Washington, D.C.…


Added by Lauren Beason on February 27, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Raising Awareness While Rocking the Runway

Women of the Auburn University modeling board will be strutting their stuff at the upcoming Girls Night Out fashion show, an event launched to raise breast cancer awareness.

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Typically, breast cancer is a dark subject, but not on the evening of Girls Night Out. Instead, it’s going to be a happy affair about survival, protecting…


Added by Laura Lazas on February 27, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Get In Shape For Spring Break

With swimsuit weather right around the corner, it's the perfect time to start getting into shape. Laren Skaggs, an Auburn nutrition major, from Birmingham, Ala. gives her tips and advice on achieving the results you want before spring break. 



Skaggs stresses the importance of proper nutrition to get into shape. She says to always eat breakfast because it jump starts your metabolism. Eat several small meals throughout the day…


Added by Jesica Ahlberg on February 27, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

PINK Twitter Truck comes to Auburn

Victoria’s Secret PINK campus reps, Ashley McElduff and Nikki Little, have hosted many events on Auburn University campus, and a huge win for an event went to Auburn University for winning the "PINK Truck Challenge" against the University of Alabama. Auburn tweeted its way to the win by adding "#PINKTruck" and "@VSPINK" to tweets on Twitter. Auburn having 98 percent of the votes and Alabama having 2 percent of the…


Added by Ashley McElduff on February 27, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

How In Shape Are You Really?

With swim-suit season fast approaching the Department of Kinesiology will be providing assessments to help people in the Auburn community become more aware of their health and what they can do to get in better shape.

The assessment includes several fitness screenings with evaluations such as cardiovascular disease risk, body composition and bone density.

”When they leave here they have a good idea of what shape they are in right now,” TigerFit director Jim McDonald said, “in…


Added by Morgan Seeley on February 27, 2012 at 11:57am — No Comments

Passion or Career

Fishing is one of America’s favorite pastimes. Clark Gerken looks at this pastime as more than just a hobby. Fishing is his passion and will soon be his career.



Gerken is a Fisheries Management senior at Auburn University. He came to Auburn to study engineering, but soon realized his true calling was in the Auburn College of Agriculture. 


“I realized my passion was fishing because, I grew up on…


Added by Morgan Dorsett on February 27, 2012 at 8:28am — No Comments


More than 300 million children worldwide are without shoes, and the freshmen in Exploring Leadership for Freshmen are taking action to combat this problem.

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ELF partners with Soles4Souls, a national nonprofit organization that collects shoes and money for those in need, to host a shoe drive on Auburn’s campus every year. Currently,…


Added by Abby Basinger on February 27, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

Out of State & Right at Home

If you’re thinking about coming to Auburn University from somewhere outside of Alabama, you’re not alone. In fact, 45 percent of Auburn undergraduates are from out of state! In a town known as the “friendliest town on the plains,” each year thousands of students come to the university not knowing anyone, but end up making life-long friends. 





Added by Gabrielle Hoyt on February 27, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments

Octavia Spencer, Auburn '94, Wins Best Supporting Actress Oscar

From the Birmingham News on Facebook:  Octavia + Oscar: "I would like to thank my family, my family in Alabama, the state of Alabama, my LA family . . . my 'Help' family."…


Added by Auburn Family on February 26, 2012 at 9:19pm — No Comments

Fraternities Team Up To Give the Gift of a Gameday

“BINGO” was shouted, wings were consumed and muffins were judged throughout the events of Hero Week benefitting Gameday for Heroes.

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Sigma Nu, Beta Theta Pi, Kappa Alpha Order and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternities raised $5,000 in their joint effort to support Gameday for Heroes through weeklong events.

Gameday for Heroes is a…


Added by Christa Collins on February 26, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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