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February 2016 Blog Posts (39)

5 Reasons to Study Abroad with the School of Communication & Journalism

Auburn University offers diversity in many aspects of education and experiences. One of the greatest experiences Auburn offers is the opportunity to study abroad.

Studying abroad is an experience every Auburn student should take advantage of. The School of Communication and Journalism offers students the opportunity to study abroad and explore Europe.  (Davin Cobb studied overseas in London, England last summer.)

A reminder that we are still accepting…
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Added by Davin Cobb on February 29, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Jay Sanders Film Lecture with Travis Vogan | “ESPN and Film Culture”

The 2016 Jay Sanders Film Lecture will be held on Thursday, March 3 at the Jule Collins Smith Museum auditorium at 7:00 pm. The lecture is free and open to the public.

This year’s speaker is Dr. Travis Vogan (University of Iowa), who will give a talk entitled “ESPN and Film Culture.” Additionally, Dr. Vogan will guest lecture in three classes in the School of Communication & Journalism.

Travis Vogan is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism & Mass…

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Added by Auburn Family on February 28, 2016 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Classes That Students Fear and Dread: Every Major Has Them

Think for a second about the major you have chosen and about the curriculum it requires. For every major there is, at least, one class - maybe two - where rumors of the difficulty of the classes spread fear and dread among students. These classes are feared by people every semester, but it turns out these classes are often the most beneficial classes required. 

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Added by Abby Broom on February 28, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

College Life: Keeping Friends Close and Family Closer

For some, college is a time when you venture away from family and create new adventures in a home away from home.  For many other Auburn University students, a piece of home is always around for comfort.

Attending college with siblings sounds like a daunting task for those that haven't experienced it but it can definitely have its perks.

In a surprising statistic, about 20 percent of younger siblings actually enroll at the same college as their older sibling…

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Added by Skylar Brown on February 26, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Top Five Things To Do At Auburn Before You Graduate

With graduation coming up in December, many people start to think about the things they are going to miss about Auburn once they leave. These five things are something every Auburn student needs to do before they graduate.

(Photo: Mary…

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Added by Lindsay Mackey on February 26, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Auburn Students Reach Across the Aisle for Voter Registration Drive

As you walk down the Haley concourse, it is not unusual to see students from various political organizations handing out fliers, stickers or candy in order to get students involved in their clubs But, what is unusual, is a group of them all sitting together. For two weeks in February, the sisters of Omega Phi Alpha, the College Democrats, the College Republicans, the Young Americans for Liberty and the Student Government Association (SGA) all joined forces and worked together to…

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Added by Evelyn Walker on February 26, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Three Electives You Never Knew You Should Take

Many say that college is about a lot more than what you learn in the classroom. However, with Auburn University's wide range of elective offerings, what you learn in the classroom may have more practical uses than you might expect.

 

1. Self Defense for Women - PHED 2200

 

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Added by Margaret Minium on February 25, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Your College Major Doesn't Limit You

Choosing a college major is hard. In a matter of months, you're expected to go from asking for permission to go to the bathroom to choosing what you want to do for the rest of your life. No pressure.

Even after picking a major, there's a chance that it won't work out. (This happens to a lot of people.) Sometimes you have to sit through a college calculus class to realize that's not how you want to spend the next…

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Added by Ashlyn Perez on February 25, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Why CrossFit is an Effective Elective

It's time to register for another semester at The Loveliest Village on the Plains, and you can't think of any electives to sign up for. It happens to all of us. Reaching 120 hours of elective credit is not as easy as some would think.

If you are interested in becoming more active but can't seem to find the…

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Added by Mallie Johnson on February 25, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Glanton House: Providing Marriage and Family Therapy Services to the Auburn / Opelika Community

Mental health has quickly become a priority at universities as the number of students wrestling mental health problems hit its peak in the past decade.

At the end of the 2015 spring semester at Auburn University, there were over 300 students on the waiting list at Auburn’s Student Counseling…

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Added by Kaitlin McManaway on February 25, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Auburn University Equestrian Team Rides Their Way to the Top

Auburn University is known for many things: SEC football, Toomer’s lemonade, engineering… but few would typically link Auburn and equestrian upon first thought.

That is changing.

Today, the Auburn University Equestrian team is ranked number one among college equestrian…

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Added by Courtney Kennedy on February 24, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Chewacla State Park: Auburn's Best Kept Secret

Everyone who lives, attends college, or has even stepped foot in Auburn can tell you how captivating the city and campus are. Most of the popular tourist locations and student hangout spots in Auburn are located either on/near campus or in the downtown area. So, being about a 20 minute drive from Auburn’s…

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Added by Kristin Fowler on February 23, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Young Life Changing Lives in Local Community

The premise is simple: meet young people where they are and love them wherever that place may be.

For more than 70 years, Young Life has been impacting the lives of middle school and high school students in nearly every corner of the world.

By being present at football games, going to popular local…

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Added by Ashley Abbott on February 23, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Auburn Student Turns Passion Into Thriving Business

Creativity and artistry are a rare talent to find. When one complements these attributes with dedication and hard work, the sky is the limit. Anna Garrett, a senior at Auburn University, utilized this magic formula when she began selling her own jewelry line, MAKtribe, in early January of this…

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Added by Sarah Lenahan on February 19, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Balancing Baking and Books with Sarah Epperson

For Sarah Epperson, a junior majoring in Hotel and Restaurant management, cooking and baking is not as simple as she makes it look.

Growing up in a home where the kitchen was the family gathering spot, Sarah and her sisters developed a passion and coping mechanism through their art of baking.

The Epperson sisters have made their mark across Auburn University’s campus and throughout the community as two of the most talented cookie and cake designers. Her sister…

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Added by Anna Rogers on February 19, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Kentucky's Poet Laureate Visits Auburn

On Thursday night, an event began at the Jule Collins Museum of Fine Art with almost three dozen people in attendance. 

This special occasion is not for a new painting or a new exhibit being put on display. It is very different than what someone would expect from an art museum.

The reason all these people have come to the museum is for a poetry reading.

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Added by Stone Phillips on February 19, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Auburn University hosts USA Men's and Women's National Team Handball Teams

Auburn University and USA Team Handball teams struck a deal in 2013 to establish a residency program in Auburn. Both the men’s and women’s national teams practice, train, work and attend school in Auburn in hopes of qualifying for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. (Photo, left: Madeline Johnson (R) helps Liz Hartnett, women's national team player, after…

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Added by Cat Perez on February 18, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments

23 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Freshman Year Self

I graduated high school in 2011 and at now, at 23, am finally about to walk across that graduation stage.

In the timeline of standard college life, I should have already graduated and moved on by now. But, as it stands, I'm exactly a year behind the rest of my high school friends.

If you…

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Added by Kristen Keeter on February 17, 2016 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Earning While Learning: Auburn Students Believe in Work, Hard work

One of the constant, age-old struggles of being a college student has always been balancing a budget. In a frenzy of studying, spending, stressing and splurging, money can be tight for college students. However, there are many students at Auburn University who manage to find the time to live a balanced, college lifestyle.…

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Added by Molly Lawrence on February 17, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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