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February 2014 Blog Posts (93)

Do you truly belong at Auburn?

Many people remember senior year of high school. The year that culminates all academic and extracurricular achievements. The year you make your first serious life-altering decision.

Do I go to college? How will I decide which school to attend?

For some the decision is innate. For some the decision is based upon financial aid, academics or sports. For some it’s the luck of the draw. For the rest, the decision is a grueling process. It involves weighing the pros and cons of ten…


Added by Kelsey Woodworth on February 28, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Perspectives from Auburn University's College of Liberal Arts :: March 2014

This month's stories: Community and Civic Engagement, Gloria Steinem visits the Plains, Honors College student wins Clinton Hunger Leadership Award, Madison P. Jones IV releases his first collection of poems, faculty spotlight on Fereshteh Rostampour, alumni spotlight on CNN's Jenni Watts, Hispanic Film Festival and Jay Sanders Film Series dates are set.…


Added by Auburn Family on February 28, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Local Photographer Finds Her Niche Working at Cameragraphics

Natalie McVey loves nothing more than capturing special moments in photographs. From weddings to landscapes, McVey's passion for photography extends beyond the average client-artist relationship.

McVey first dabbled in photography as a junior in high school. She started by asking friends if she could take their…


Added by Cat Watson on February 28, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

College Living Worth BRAGGing About

319 Bragg is…


Added by Shelby Valentine on February 27, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

I’ll bet you don’t know “Old Nancy”?

She is one of the college of agriculture’s best kept secrets. “Old Nancy” is a 1905 J.I. Case steam tractor, currently housed in the Seed Technology Building.…


Added by Hannah Vaughn on February 27, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Spice Up Your Schedule: Unique Electives You May Not Have Known Existed

To break up the monotonous daily schedule of core classes, luckily Auburn requires students to take a certain number of elective hours. Some students decide to pick up a minor with these extra hours and other's like to mix physical education classes into their day. Auburn offers electives for almost every interest and tons of new things to try. Here are some electives you might not have even know existed!

1. Self-defense- Have you ever wanted punch a police officer?…


Added by Chandler Taylor on February 27, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Not Your Average Joe: Auburn Alum Makes History

While most recent college graduates are out searching for jobs or figuring out what they want to do next with their life, others are out in the world making history. That’s exactly what recent Auburn grad Jordan "Joe" Lee did at the 2014 GEICO Bassmaster Classic this past Sunday.

Lee, 22, finished in sixth place out of the 55 competitors, giving him the best-ever finish by a collegiate qualifier in Classic history. Lee gained an invitation to compete in the tournament after winning…


Added by Mary Beth Sellers on February 27, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Auburn Airwaves 2014 Concert Lineup

If you are an avid follower of alternative rock bands, prepare to freak out. The Auburn University Program Council has announced its lineup for the 2014 Auburn Airwaves concert. The featured bands include The Avett Brothers, B.o.B. and The Neighbourhood.

Good news for students, the concert is free to all AU students that have an active ignited card. Even if you are not a student, tickets are still available for purchase for $30, which will go on sale March 3. The first 1000 people…


Added by Heather Presley on February 26, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Digital Generation's Inward Focus May Cause Us to Miss Something

Being part of the Digital Generation allows college kids the perks of tweeting every fleeting thought, checking-in on Facebook whenever the heart desires and pinning even the slightest cute thing to pinterest at any moment.  In fact, Pew Research reveals that "more than half of Millennials have shared a ‘selfie’".

All of this online accessibility and…


Added by Gloria Raney on February 26, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Partly Full-Time :: Student Work Ethic to Admire

Students are too often told, “School is your only job.” The fact of the matter is that many students have part-time jobs in addition to their “job” as a full-time student. Part-time jobs for students are diverse; they range from the restaurant industry to retail. Some are on campus, and some are off campus.…


Added by Lainee Ross on February 26, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Eagle Eye's Auburn Sings: Meet the Contestants of Season 2

AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn Sings is Eagle Eye TV's singing competition show and Auburn University's first TV broadcast singing competition. Formally known as AU X Factor, the show underwent a name change and is currently filming its second season. Auditions were open for all AU students, and the top 10…


Added by Chelsea Roadman on February 26, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Gloria Steinem Speaks at the Women’s Studies Program Award Luncheon

Gloria Steinem was the guest of honor at the Women’s Studies Program Award Luncheon Center last Wednesday, Feb. 19, hosted by the Women’s Studies Program and the Women’s Leadership Institute. During the lunch, awards were given to Auburn University faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and members of the community for their achievements in women's and gender studies and for making a difference in the lives of women. It was only appropriate that with those awards they invited one of…


Added by Carlye Poljacik on February 26, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

So Who Wants to be an Olympian?

Above: Thomas Barrett talks about the sport of handball

and his involvement with the club handball team.

Most dreams of being an Olympian are dashed when you don’t make your middle school track team or that, despite hours of…


Added by Rachel M Pipan on February 26, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Water Week

It's Water Week at Auburn University. What are you doing to help those in need?

Added by Eagle Eye TV on February 26, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

President Gogue's State of the University Address

President Jay Gogue gave the 2nd annual State of the University Address to students in Lagdon Hall. Auburn's President spoke about graduation rates, tuition increases and other issues relevant to students. Eagle Eye's Emily Ghezzi was there to see what he had to say.

Added by Eagle Eye TV on February 26, 2014 at 10:27am — No Comments

Auburn Makes the "THE A-LISTS" for Affordability + Academic Quality + Accessibility

CollegeAtlas recognizes Auburn University in its A-List of universities.  The ranking is based upon affordability, academic quality and accessibility.


Auburn is recognized as "…


Added by Auburn Family on February 26, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

10 Signs You Have Senioritis

Senioritis. We have all been there. It comes at a time when one is nearing the end of their high school or college career. If any of these apply to you, you my friend have a serious case of senioritis. Stay strong.

1. You walk into exams knowing you’re going to fail and you don’t care.…


Added by Haley Olver on February 26, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Which social media application are you?

There is that one app on your phone you will never delete. It has become a part of your everyday life. Whether you are the queen of gossip, perfectionist or the funny one, your favorite social media app says a lot about you.

You're a Facebook Fanatic if you: 

Start every sentence with “Do…


Added by Laura Jean Mueller on February 25, 2014 at 9:31pm — No Comments

Kappa Delta Sorority to Hold 21st Annual Shamrock 5K Run

The Sigma Lambda chapter of Kappa Delta sorority at Auburn University is hosting its 21st Annual Shamrock 5K Run on Saturday, March 1, 2013, at 8 a.m. The run will be held at Willow Hall, located in the Village dorms, on Wire Road at Auburn University. All ages are welcome, and the run will go on, rain or shine.

Kappa Delta puts on the Shamrock 5K Run each year to raise money and awareness for the prevention of child abuse. Last year, $16,500 was raised for Prevent Child Abuse…


Added by Mary Reynolds Porter on February 25, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Spring Semester: Prime Time to Travel

With football season behind us, almost every Auburn University student realizes that Spring semester is the time to venture out of the "Auburn bubble" and use the weekends to explore, weather that is visiting other SEC schools, popular surrounding cities, the beach, or some sort of music festival. This weekend hundreds of Auburn students will be traveling down to Mobile, Ala., and New Orleans, La., to celebrate Mardi Gras.

Mardi Gras is known for its elaborate parades, huge crowds,…


Added by Margaret Elizabeth Edwards on February 25, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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