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February 2013 Blog Posts (106)

Owning a Dog in College: Good Idea or Not?

College brings new responsibilities, challenges and experiences to students, and many decide to get a pet, in most cases a dog, adding a huge responsibility to the list. So is getting a dog in college a good idea or not?

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Katie Eubank, a senior, got a dog a little over a year ago. "I have always wanted a dog, and I decided I was at a…


Added by Caroline Wheeler on February 28, 2013 at 10:10pm — No Comments

Tuesday Night Bowling in Auburn

In a college town, saving money is always on the mind of students. Few activities can be enjoyed for $5, but Auburn students now have a new student-only special to take advantage of.

The AMF Lanes in Auburn now are hosting college night on Tuesdays for just $5. Students can bowl from 9 p.m. to midnight and enjoy the full bar of food and beverages. For participants 21 years and older, AMF offers pitchers of beer for $10.

All 24 lanes at the recently renovated AMF are occupied on…


Added by Jase Patrick Roberts on February 28, 2013 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Wandering through wine country

On Feb. 4, 2012 Auburn University students, representing the College of Human Sciences, traveled to Napa Valley, Calif. to expand their repertoire of knowledge about fine wines. The students spent a week wandering through wine country attending tastings, pairings and vineyard tours while preparing for the Certified Specialist of Wine test in April. Passing the CSW qualifies these students as a Certified Specialist of Wine.…


Added by Brook Robertson on February 28, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Graduate to Fellow: Transitioning into Professional Life

The Fellows Initiative is an organization that unites locally run fellows programs throughout the country that are committed to teaching college graduates how to have a Biblical worldview in the marketplace. These fellows programs are nine-month opportunities that help graduates transition into professional life by providing them with internships in their fields of interest, theological coursework, Biblical study, volunteer opportunities and mentoring.



Added by Ashley Laws on February 28, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Involvement, an Auburn Tradition

The moment your heart starts racing when you see people in business suites walk out of the back door of Cater Hall is one every Auburn student knows. Our campus, fueled by involvement and traditions, has a unique way of welcoming new members into an organization: callouts.

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Callouts are held anytime an organization wants to announce the new…


Added by Sarah Beth Worsham on February 27, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

May the Jobs Be Ever in Your Favor

May graduation is approaching and Auburn University seniors are frantically sending out resumes in hopes that a job awaits them at the end of school. This stressful time can make students feel like they are participating in the Hunger Games, competing with others to find an ideal job.

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So what is the secret to finding a job after college…


Added by Haley Mitchell on February 27, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Callie Downs: A life-long dream almost reached

Callie Downs will soon be a nurse after four years of dedication and determination.

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Downs always knew she wanted to be in the medical field but after mission trip to Peru during her freshman year of high school she knew her calling was to be a nurse.

“During my mission trip in Peru, we set up free clinics and that is when I realized I…


Added by Caroline Todd on February 27, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Living Limbless With Allison Wetherbee

As humans we struggle with keeping our motivation up and attitudes positive. The population seems to drudge through days and take the experience of life for granted. When in this emotional state, feeling blue or unmotivated, let Allison Wetherbee show you the way and in the process she may show you up. Allison was born with no arms or legs; limbless. Despite her disability she lives an amazing and interesting life, that’s full of adventure.…


Added by Audra Graham on February 27, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Northern Raised, Southern Educated

Moving to a new country at a young age can similarly be related to jumping aboard a moving train. The transition must be done as smoothly as possible for any hope of blending in. Jackie Adamo, senior at Auburn University majoring in history, had to jump aboard America's moving train at just 10 years old.


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Added by Taylor Starer on February 26, 2013 at 10:12am — No Comments

An Auburn Family With No Borders: A Look Into the Life of an International Student

Despite being centralized in the deep south, the Auburn Family transcends the community bubble that is Auburn University and can be found all over the world. Saminda Ayeshmantha Gunathilake, or Sam for short, is an international transfer student that was born and raised in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Although Sam spent most of his life growing up in Colombo, his family currently lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (U.A.E). Sam attended high school while living in Dubai and always desired to study…


Added by Damaso Antonio Palencia Jr. on February 26, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Two Auburn Education Students Travel to Africa to Teach the Greatest Lesson of All: Love

There are 147 million orphans in our world. Seven hundred new orphans a day and 2.6 million of them reside in Kenya, Africa. This statement was enough to compel Erin Rosenlund, 21, and Mollie Maner, 22, to rethink the typical post-graduate plans and have a hand in what could be the most groundbreaking work the Auburn alumni network has seen. The two and the team at Choose to Invest are trying to raise $24,000 to open up an orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya, where they’ve seen the most need for…


Added by Carolyn D. Rush on February 26, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

To Live on Campus or Not to Live on Campus, That is the Question

Dorm life. It’s the typical college freshman experience. However, since many upcoming freshmen have never shared a room for a day in their life, much less for an entire school year, it’s no surprise that most college-bound seniors struggle with the decision whether to live on or off campus for their first year at school.



Thankfully, upper classmen at Auburn are stepping up to share their freshman living experiences and giving advice to help new…


Added by Grace Young on February 25, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Ric Smith :: Intern King

All students majoring in communications, public relations and radio, television, film will know the name Ric Smith. Smith is the internship director for each of those majors.

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Smith has been helping students find internships for something like 20 years. “One thing that makes this program unique is that I am just here to help,” Smith said. “We let…


Added by Jessica Rucker on February 25, 2013 at 10:12pm — No Comments

Auburn Journalism Awards to Honor Novelist, Distinguished Journalists

Best-selling detective novelist Ace Atkins is one of five honorees who will receive a 2013 Auburn Journalism Award.

The other honorees are editor and publisher Guy N. Rhodes of The Tuskegee News, sports columnist Mike Easterling, formerly of The Huntsville Times, AU journalism professor Ed Williams, and…


Added by Auburn Family on February 25, 2013 at 8:32pm — No Comments

Creating First Impressions through Tiger STRIPES

Tiger STRIPES, or student tele-counselors recruiting and in-touch with prospective and enrolled students, are student-employed recruiters on Auburn University’s campus that build relationships with prospective students and their families via telephone.

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Tiger STRIPES provide important information regarding the application process, student… Continue

Added by Catherine Sirna on February 25, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Young Women Leaders Program

As a part of the Women’s Resource Center’s Women’s Initiatives, the Young Women Leaders Program is accepting applications for its third full year as a mentoring program that links college women to girls in junior high school.

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Christiana Datubo-Brown is a graduate facilitator that has…


Added by Haley Anne Partus on February 25, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Take the Plunge for Special Olympics

Last Saturday, February 16, Lee County Special Olympics gathered for the first annual Polar Plunge fundraiser. This Special Olympics tradition is common in the northern states and Auburn City Parks and Recreation employee, Ryan Molt, felt it was time he brought it to the South.  



Participants wanting to take the plunge…


Added by Julia Marie Robertson on February 25, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Open Studio Night at the Museum

The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art is holding an open studio drawing session on Thursday, Feb. 28.

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In the past, the museum held similar events for elementary school and middle school students, but the staff believes in extending the arts to all ages.


“The idea is that kids don’t have to be the only ones that can…


Added by Will Nease on February 25, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Making a Difference Through Teaching

Teach for America is an organization that sends qualified college graduates into the education systems in low-income communities to teach for two years.

For Auburn senior Cecilia Powell, Teach for America has given her the opportunity to combine her desires to teach and to serve others


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“I want to use my desires…


Added by Michelle Moultrie on February 25, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Expressions of a Brave Heart

Children with disabilities are told that they are just like everyone else, and they are but unfortunately they do not often times get the same opportunities as other children. An organization called Expressions of a Brave heart (Brave hearts) works to change this.

They are an organization founded by two teachers at Auburn University, Dr. Angie Burque…


Added by Jennifer Leonard on February 24, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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