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February 2016 Blog Posts (39)

Life After Alternative Student Breaks

Alternative Student Breaks’ (ASB) mission statement says, “The mission of the Alternative Student Breaks program is to engage Auburn University students in an affordable, substance free and…


Added by Sara Wells on February 17, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

AFTERDARK: A Free Event You Can't Afford to Miss

"Free" and "concert" are two favorite words of college students; put the two together and it's even better. AFTERDARK is an event which is that and even more, and it's coming to Auburn Arena on March 9.

AFTERDARK takes place on college campuses from coast to coast and combines music from great…


Added by Seth Baker on February 15, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Everybody Loves Aubie the Tiger

5 reasons why you're obsessed with the Auburn University Mascot

Source: Google images 

1. School spirit is definitely “his thing”

Aubie is the…


Added by Paige Serzen on February 15, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

WomEngineers at Auburn University

Auburn University has educated students in engineering since 1872. The program prides itself on excellence and equipping students with the necessary skills to be highly productive in their careers post graduation. 

As of the Fall 2014 semester, the total number of undergraduate students enrolled in engineering was 4,618. Out…


Added by Anna Turner on February 14, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Auburn University has a Strong Girl on Campus

McCoy Evans, an Auburn University nursing student, overcame the struggle of body image and depression by getting involved in fitness, which led her to be recruited for The Strong Movement. Evans is now the representative on Auburn University’s campus for The Strong Movement.

When Evans attended the McCoy Evans lifting weights University of Alabama she…


Added by Morgan Lee Emfinger on February 14, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Ag Students Mentored by College of Agriculture's Finest Alumni

Among the many opportunities to gain professional experience that Auburn University supplies students, the most sought out in the College of Agriculture is the Alumni Mentoring Program. Students in various majors within the college are selected through an application process and paired with a mentor that will best suit their job interests, internship interests, and…


Added by Emily Thompson on February 12, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments

7 Reasons Why You Should Bring Your Dog to Auburn with You


Added by Chasity Richards on February 12, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Auburn University's E-Day to Educate Middle and High School Students About Engineering

Auburn University’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering hosts “E-Day” on February 27, 2015. E-Day will be held in the Auburn University Student Center.

E-Day is a two-pronged event designed to be an open house for prospective engineering students and an educational resource for anyone who chooses to attend. Students in seventh through 12th grade attend E-Day to learn more about the field of engineering, and specifically, Auburn University’s nine engineering programs…


Added by Whitney Jones on February 11, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Hotel at Auburn University Gives Students Real-World Experience

The hotel restaurant management major has a special advantage at Auburn University. They have a unique program and a strong relationship with the Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.

About the Hotel

Horst Schulze, a former CEO of the Ritz-Carlton, originally brought the hotel to Auburn. Once the hotel partnered…


Added by Alison Montebello on February 11, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

No More Little Miss Sunshine

Carson Smith Miss Covered Bridge Pageant

Carson Smith, a sophomore at Auburn University studying political science and history, is used to having a hectic schedule. She takes classes, is involved with her sorority and finds time to compete in pageants for the Miss America Organization as she competes for Miss Alabama. (Photo, right: Carson Smith crowned as Miss Covered Bridge 2016. Provided by: Carson Smith)

Carson has experienced her share of challenges, too.

During the summer of 2015,…


Added by Meredith O'Brien on February 11, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Bringing Luck to Children in Need at Kappa Delta’s 23rd Annual Shamrock 5k

Kappa Delta sorority at Auburn University will kick off their 23rd annual Shamrock 5k Run at 8 a.m. on Saturday, February 20, 2016. The run will loop around Auburn’s campus, beginning and ending at Farmhouse Fraternity.

The Sigma Lambda chapter of Kappa Delta at Auburn University has dedicated its philanthropic mission to helping children in need. All proceeds from the annual run go directly toward the…


Added by Anna LaRue on February 10, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

An American Alumna in Paris

While watching the events of the Paris terrorist attacks unfold Friday, November 13, Americans were sending thoughts and prayers out to the people of Paris.  Yet some Americans, like Auburn University alumnae Katie Tynes, were experiencing the terror first hand.

Tynes graduated from Auburn University in May 2015 with a degree in public relations. While planning to

attend graduate…


Added by Emily Kearley on February 10, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

How to Lose an Auburn Guy in 10 Ways

It's that time of year again, the time where love is in the air...and on the radio, television and every other form of advertising. For some this brings immense joy, but for others it brings distress. With everyone catching the love bug, you need to be on your toes at all times.

How to…


Added by Lauren Christine Jones on February 10, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Stepping Out-of-State and Into the Future

Transitioning to college can be daunting for anyone; even the most confident people have moments of uncertainty as they start the most important part of their education. This education is more than just learning from textbooks, it is discovering your identity and finding out what…


Added by Catherine Abernathy on February 10, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

A Good Time for a Good Cause

The second annual Alabama Oyster Social was held Jan. 29 at the Alabama Farmers Pavilion at Auburn University. The social is a nonprofit event held to promote the importance of Mariculture in Alabama as well as raise money for the Auburn University Department of Fisheries and Aquatics.

Photo // Guests trying oyster samples at the Auburn Oyster Social.

The Auburn…


Added by Emily Hedrick on February 9, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Part-Time Jobs Don't Have To Be Boring

College is a time that is filled with making new friends, spending hours in class and on homework, and using the weekends to relax before having to do the crazy schedules all over again each week. But for some students, there is an extra layer of responsibility added to their already busy schedules. This layer is known as a part-time job.…


Added by Gretchen on February 9, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Study Spots That Aren't RBD

Here at Auburn, we’re entering our fifth week of classes and for many students, that means the first exams of the semester are here. Ralph Brown Draughon Library (RBD), Auburn’s main campus library, is many students go-to place for studying. The problem with RBD is that you’re constantly running into people you know and next thing you realize it’s midnight and you’ve barely opened your textbook. So here are alternative study spots for when RBD starts turning into social hour rather than…


Added by Amanda Caldwell on February 9, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Undergraduate Research Ambassadors Encourage Students to Conduct Research

Walking down the Haley Center concourse on a Wednesday “O-Day” can seem daunting for a new student at Auburn. Any direction you look there are fellow students distributing fliers and announcing events their organization is hosting.

With 500 student organizations available to choose from on AUInvolve, a new student may not know…


Added by Daniel Buxton on February 8, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Top Three Things Students Consider When Moving Off-Campus

New swanky apartment complexes and housing communities are popping up left and right around Auburn University’s campus. Students have to consider many options before choosing which place is right for them. Many of these complexes or communities are equally nice, but each location offers a variety of different attributes.…


Added by Maggie Barlow on February 8, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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