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March 2010 Blog Posts (40)

Project Uplift: A Highlight at Auburn University

Marlena Tidmore, 22, is a senior majoring in Accountancy at Auburn University. She has been a part of Auburn’s Project Uplift for ten months.

Previously known as the Big Brother/ Big Sister Program, Project Uplift is a volunteer-based program where volunteers and youth establish strong one-to-one relationships. The main goal of the program is to help children develop constructive, happy lives so that the delinquency rate in our county will decrease. …


Added by Caitlin DeForest on March 31, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

For Casey Carroll, Dreams Do Come True

From the Marietta Daily Journal, "Dreams do come true."

You'll love this. Talk about the Auburn Family ... this is the best representation of the Auburn spirit we've seen recently.

Come live the sweet story of Auburn football players Philip Lutzenkirchen and Kevin Carroll…

Added by Auburn Family on March 30, 2010 at 12:16am — No Comments

Auburn Family Front Page :: Closing out March

Auburn Alumna Conquers The Big Apple

Jackie Holmes is Miss Manhattan… Continue

Added by Auburn Family on March 28, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Alumna Jackie Holmes Is Miss Manhattan 2010

Jackie Holmes, Auburn '08 PR alumna, won the Miss Manhattan 2010 pageant on Saturday, March 27th.

Jackie has been living in New York City for a little over a year and a half. She's taken the city by storm, as you can see.

The Miss Manhattan Pageant is a Miss America preliminary. Jackie's no stranger to the Miss America system,… Continue

Added by Auburn Family on March 28, 2010 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

7th Annual Red Cross Fly-In :: Auburn/Opelika

Annual Fly-In Fund Raiser

May 15 will be here before we know it and so will the Lee County Red Cross 7th Annual Fly-In at the Auburn/Opelika airport.

Tickets are now on sale and are $5 for adults in advance ($8 at the gate) and $2 for kids 10 and younger. The Lee County Red Cross event needs lots of volunteers, so if you want to help… Continue

Added by Auburn Family on March 27, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

Auburn Family Front Page Recap

Today @ 12:30 PM Students Responded Live to Taylor's Challenge

Taylor Swift Tells Auburn… Continue

Added by Auburn Family on March 26, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Warning: Avoid the dangers of online job search

Online job search can be a convenient and quick way to look for career options. However, because the Internet is so difficult to police, it's up to job seekers to do due diligence and check out the job sites they are going to use

ahead of time. It's important to know that you absolutely don't ever have to pay for job listings. Here are some things to watch out for when you are looking into job search…


Added by Julia Walsh on March 23, 2010 at 1:13pm — 1 Comment

Help Auburn Student Win $50,000 in IAFE Video Competition, Most Views Wins!

Click to watch Carrie's Video Help an Auburn Student Win $50K…


Added by Carrie Williams on March 23, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

Taylor Swift Challenges Two Auburn Students :: For A Hug

This is turning into a pretty funny story.

Nicole LaMontagne first wrote about it in A Hug from Taylor Swift.

Two 22-year-old college students, Michael Wekall and Ryan Leander, are campaigning on Auburn’s campus and making a documentary in hopes to receive a hug from country pop star idol Taylor Swift.

“I simply would like a hug and the chance to…

Added by Auburn Family on March 22, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Auburn Students on Alternative Spring Break in Appalachia

The adventure begins .... Friday, March 12, 2010

As soon as our classes ended on Friday, we were on our way north. We met at the AU Quad Center at 2:30 p.m. in order to be on the road by 3:00. We filled three vans with all of our luggage, sleeping bags, shovels, rakes and hoes. Dr. Mark Wilson, Kyes Stevens and Natalie Glenn are our official drivers for the trip.
Follow them on their trip at Auburn… Continue

Added by Auburn Family on March 15, 2010 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Carrie Williams & Eagle Eye :: Auburn Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting Video

Carrie Williams :: Eagle Eye TV, Broadcast Journalism & Public Administration Student…


Added by Auburn Family on March 15, 2010 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Auburn Spanish Majors Take a Step Outside the Classroom

Auburn University Spanish students’ work does not stop when they exit the classroom. For some, it just begins. Jessica Foster, Ashley Freeman, Kelsey Westerman and LeAnne Maksin, all Spanish majors, meet every Thursday night at Cancun’s Mexican Grill in Auburn, Ala. to practice… Continue

Added by Megen Heslip on March 11, 2010 at 11:54pm — No Comments

Surveying on Samford Lawn

It's not uncommon to be driving through downtown Auburn on a nice day when all of a sudden a group of students appear on Samford Lawn with yellow equipment similar to poles and sticks.

Their tools may look funny to someone who doesn't know what they are doing, but these students are actually Civil Engineering majors taking a surveying class.

For Katherine Hollinger, a senior Civil Engineering major, standing outside on Samford Lawn with these odd-shaped tools is a weekly… Continue

Added by Maranda Shaye Smith on March 11, 2010 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Precision Agriculture Promotes Both Profitability and Sustainability

The College of Agriculture with the support of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System are collaborating in the research and development of precision agriculture, a method of economically managing crops in both a sustainable and profitable way.

Precision agriculture is the utilization of geospatial technology in agriculture to efficiently produce food, fiber, feed and energy. The data provided by this… Continue

Added by Stephen Kelly on March 11, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Auburn Men's Basketball Closes Out Coliseum With Win Over MSU

Beard-Eaves Coliseum went out in style last Wednesday, March 3, closing after 41 years, as the Auburn men's basketball team celebrated an 89-80 victory over Mississippi State. The majority of the game’s points-78 to be exact- belongs to Brendon Knox, Tay Waller, Lucas Hargrove and DeWayne Reed, all seniors. Senior Night was in full effect as Waller led the team with 22 points and Knox was one free throw short of his career record. Almost 10,000 fans were there to witness these feats and to take… Continue

Added by Rebecca Rittenour on March 11, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Auburn University’s Recycling Program Keeps the Campus Green

As you walk down the concourse you are greeted with blue recycling bins dispersed throughout the heavily populated areas. Green is everywhere other than on the blades of grass that decorate the campus. Auburn University’s Recycling Program has done a lot for the recycling initiate and is planning to do more.

The Recycling Program has really grown since Donny Addison started it in 2002. Addison, Waste Reduction and Recycling Coordinator,…

Added by Erin E. Edwards on March 11, 2010 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Book about The History of Auburn University in the Works

Tucked away on the ground floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library is a unique department that houses rare and delicate records and publications. The Special Collections and Archives Department is an important part of the library that is often over looked by students. The published and unpublished materials available in this department are excellent resources that help define the unique nature of Auburn University’s history.

Dwayne Cox, head of the Special Collections and Archives… Continue

Added by Lauren Mullican on March 11, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The College of Education is Making it's VOICE Heard

As you walk around Auburn’s campus, glancing at Jordan-Hare stadium on your right and a brand new, state-of-the-art engineering building on your left, it’s hard to believe that just a few short miles away children are hoping that one day the world maps in their classrooms will be from a recent decade.…


Added by Ashley Jennings on March 11, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Impacting the Auburn Family

Kathryn Thornton, Fob James and Susan Whitson, are three influential people that have at least one common thread, Auburn University.…


Added by Caroline Elizabeth Powell on March 11, 2010 at 11:43am — No Comments

Lambda Pi Eta: A community of scholars

With hundreds of organizations available on Auburn University’s campus, many students find it challenging to decide where to get involved.

Auburn University houses many honor societies which invite membership to students who not only want to add another organization to their academic career, but want to engage with other students who share the similar academic interests. …


Added by Shannon Donelson on March 11, 2010 at 9:47am — No Comments

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