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February 2015 Blog Posts (82)

Miss Auburn: Where are They Now?

Miss Auburn is a tradition unique to Auburn. Since 1935, the title has been bestowed upon one woman each year the student body elects to serve the university.

Through the years the position has been held by countless women who worked to better the campus and its outreach. Today she works alongside a Freshman Leadership Program to carry out her platform and engage the students, alumni…

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Added by Valerie Cashin on February 23, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

10 Things you View Differently because you go to Auburn

Attending Auburn University has changed the way I view typical things. Don't believe me? Here are 10 things you will forever view differently because you have attended the one and only, Auburn University. 

1. Toilet Paper - Non-Auburn students hear the words toilet paper and it doesn't inspire celebration. But Auburn students? Never will I hear the words "toilet paper" without immediately reminiscing on rolling Toomer's Corner…

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Added by Brianna Basik on February 23, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Putting the Heart Back Into the Corner

Saturday was a Valentine's Day like no other on the plains of Auburn University. Hundreds of Auburn fans, alumni and students huddled together in the freezing temperatures of the morning to welcome the new oak trees to their home on College Street and Magnolia Avenue. 

As the planting of the trees continued for five hours, the crowd remained. They did not want to miss this historic, once in a lifetime event. The trees…

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Added by Jessica Terrell on February 20, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

UPC: A True Auburn Treasure

Free movies, haunted houses, concerts and cooking workshops. The many things brought to you by our very own University Program Council. We always hear about the work they’re doing for us, but who are the people behind the events and why do they believe UPC is an…

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Added by Summer Wales on February 20, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Life in the Pit :: A Sneak Peek Inside Telfair Peet

You arrive at Telfair B. Peet Theatre. You walk in the back door, down the stairs, through a narrow, empty hallway and past a musty room full of old stage props. Finally, after losing all glimpses of the outside world, along with most cell phone service, you’ve reached your destination. This is the pit and in it you’ll find the pit orchestra…

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Added by Brenna Seymour on February 19, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Coming Attractions: Auburn University Campus Construction

Did you know in the past ten years Auburn University’s enrollment number has grown by approximately 3,000 students? While this may not seem like a monumental number, a monumental number of changes must be made to the campus in order to accommodate the growing student body. It is for this reason that the…

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Added by Marisa Rodriguez on February 19, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Student Creates App to Revolutionize Classroom Observation in Schools Nationwide

College can be stressful. Between studying, staying involved on campus and attempting to have a social life, there is not a lot of room for anything else. However, Auburn senior Ben Gustafson takes on the role of both a college student and a co-founder of a mobile app called Classroom Mosaic.

Gustafson, a student studying software engineering and…

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Added by Emily Reed on February 19, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Student Eats Bugs for 30 Days

entomophagy

noun en•to•moph•a•gy \-ˈmä-fə-jē\

: the practice of eating insects

Entomophagy, or the eating of insects, has been widely practiced in cultures around the world but has yet to break its way into the diets of Americans.…

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Added by Ariel Reynolds on February 19, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Retired Air Force Colonel Plays in Auburn University Marching Band

Any Auburn student would vouch that football games on the plains are special, and Col. Joseph Fetsch is no exception to that. During his first semester as Commander of Auburn University Air Force ROTC, Fetsch attended the first home football game of the 2010 season and began to understand what it meant to be a part of the Auburn Family.…

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Added by Ashley Spence on February 19, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

National List Ranks Auburn as Top Public University in Alabama

Rejoice, Auburn!  The Business Journals rank Auburn University as the top public university in the state of Alabama.

Universities were scored based on their admissions processes in addition to retention and graduation rates. Prestigious reputations, affordable tuition and housing costs, diverse faculties and student bodies and economically robust communities were also taken into account.

As the top ranked school in Alabama,…

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Added by Auburn Family on February 19, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Beef: It's What's for Research

Jaimen Perez, an undergraduate senior in economics, is a research assistant for Dr. Amy Telligman, a postdoctoral fellow working for Associate Professor, Michelle Worosz in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. (Photo used with permission: Jaimen Perez, left and Amy Telligman,…

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Added by Rosa Cantrell on February 18, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Student Working to Develop Medicine-Delivering Eye Contact Lens

Andrew Hightaian, a senior in chemical engineering, is one of many students doing undergraduate research at Auburn University.

Through Auburn, students are able to pursue research that interests them while hoping to help others. Auburn has a great deal of undergraduate research taking place in a variety of disciplines.  

Undergraduate Research

Hightaian's research addresses potential drug…

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Added by Robert Pinover on February 18, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

What Lies Across The Sea

When an opportunity presents itself, will you be too afraid to take it? If you are, I advise you to reevaluate your decision. Here’s your first challenge; sign up for a study abroad session within the Auburn University international studies program. 

Auburn has a wide range of…

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Added by Austin Nicole Northenor on February 18, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

23 Reasons You Should Study In Madrid With Auburn

If you are an Auburn student and you are trying to decide whether or not you should study abroad, I have one piece of advice… do it. Studying abroad will change your life and your perspective on the world forever. Even better, if you have decided to study abroad but can't decide where… go to Madrid. I can give you 23 reasons why you should study in Madrid off the top of my head. 

1. It's breathtakingly beautiful. …

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Added by Sarah Mitchell on February 18, 2015 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Auburn Student Establishes Acoustic Showcase

Nathan Coker, an Auburn University student, has set out to shape the open mic night scene in the Auburn area. He plans on doing so by developing an acoustic showcase that features the best talent in the area.



Coker is a singer-songwriter and said he wanted to create something where other singer-songwriters in the area could be recognized.



Through carefully curating the…

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Added by Layla Lambert on February 18, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Miss Auburn is Branching Out for People With Disabilities

An Auburn woman is full of class, poise and grace. She is strong-willed and well-educated with a heart for service. She is confident and embodies charm. Miss Auburn is nothing short of these characteristics.

Lauren Jones is more than ecstatic to live up to these attributes as Miss Auburn 2015. 

Jones’ platform,"Branching Out," will incorporate people with disabilities into Auburn. It was inspired by her friends and family members with disabilities who have dreams of attending…

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Added by Chelsea Phillips on February 18, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Seven Places to Visit and Things To Do Around Auburn

As graduation day quickly approaches, the May 2015 graduating class, including me, look back on their college years with a creeping sense of regret and anxiety.  We think about all the things we haven't done while still inhabiting the Loveliest Village on the Plains. Some students may find themselves wondering, "Why haven't I ever walked on Pat Dye Field?"



Some students might have more obscure places to visit, the list below has some popular and interesting places to visit in…

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Added by Whitney Jones on February 17, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

From the Air Force to Auburn: Adjusting to Life on the Plains

After completing his freshman year at Auburn University, Jonathan Gill decided to put his life at Auburn on hold. He selflessly chose to leave the beautiful plains of Auburn to join the United States Air Force. After completing tech school and his basic training he was deployed to Afghanistan in April 2014.

When he…

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Added by Joanna Johnson on February 17, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Invisioning an Internship

As nearly all university students know, it’s best to graduate having experienced some job training in their field of work. Almost all colleges provide credit for eligible internships allowing students to get a semester of interning under their belts before receiving the most anticipated, and possibly the most important, piece of paper of their lives. 

Many people go through college…

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Added by Lanier Kirk on February 17, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Reflection and Celebration: A Graduating Senior's Thoughts and Upcoming Plans

Alexander Graham Bell once said, “When one door closes, another door opens.” But let’s face it; everything gets good at the end, and for seniors at Auburn University, this could not be truer. Although a sense of nostalgia falls over seniors, they find comfort and happiness in looking back at their time spent on the Plains. I sat down with senior Public Relations student, Rachel Pipan, to reflect on her time at Auburn University and find out…

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Added by Halle Michelle Haynes on February 17, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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