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March 2012 Blog Posts (63)

Ph.D. Student from Bulgaria Makes New Life for Himself in Auburn

When people search for places to get their college degrees, most look at in-state schools or ones in nearby states. Very few individuals select universities to attend outside of their own country, much less one with a dominant language completely different from their own.

 

Veselin “Vesko” Ruychev came to Auburn from Sofia, Bulgaria, in 2005 as…

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Added by Amber Meredith on March 31, 2012 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Campus Recreation gets ready for QiGnition, A Brand New Aerobic Dance Format

Auburn University’s Campus Recreation has some exciting news, QiDance, a new aerobic dance format is being tested right here on campus.





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QiGnition is a new company in the fitness industry and is offering four new and innovative group fitness formats. The first is QiDance, a constant-cardio, aerobic dance format that blends…

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Added by Abbey VanValkenburgh on March 31, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Auburn University Students Take Mission Trip to Honduras Over Spring Break

The Auburn Christian Student Center, better known as ACSC, is a campus ministry open to all Auburn University students. The ACSC has been around for years and their impact on students lasts forever. There are endless opportunities to be found at the ACSC as well, including a spring break trip to Honduras.

 

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Added by Jenna Malphrus on March 31, 2012 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Four! A Good Cause

Members of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity are hosting a philanthropy golf tournament to donate to the cause of fighting prostate cancer.

 

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Most greek organizations as well as other clubs on campus usually host a philanthropy event at least once a year doing many different activities. The members of Alpha Tau Omega are hosting their…

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Added by Taylor Pierce on March 31, 2012 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Food for Thought

When Morgan May, senior in horticulture, began her freshman year at Auburn University, she had no idea she would be led to major in horticulture to learn about fruit and vegetable production.

May has always had a love for cooking and a desire to feed people. However, it wasn't until the Spring of 2010, when she took off a semester of school during her sophomore year to complete a school of discipleship called Legacy, that she felt the Lord…

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Added by Leighton Lindstrom on March 31, 2012 at 3:26pm — No Comments

A Little Lunch Music

The Julie Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art brings classical music culture to the community. “A Little Lunch Music” offers a special experience where guests to the museum can eat at the affordably priced museum café, while listening to the music styling’s of various artists every Thursday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. A Little Lunch Music was originally created by Patrick McCurry in 2007, when a cellist and a couple other musicians came to him and wanted to set up in the museum to play every…

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Added by Chrissy Colquitt on March 31, 2012 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Community Market Feeds Lee County

On Opelika Road, where Auburn, Ala., and Opelika, Ala., meet, you’ll find a small store with a big impact: the Community Market.



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The Community Market, an extension of the Food Bank of East Alabama, serves as a grocery store for those who are in need in Lee County. 

 

Azeem Ahmed, junior at…

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Added by Elizabeth Williams on March 31, 2012 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Community Market Feeds Lee County

On Opelika Road, where Auburn, Ala., and Opelika, Ala., meet, you’ll find a small store with a big impact: the Community Market.



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The Community Market, an extension of the Food Bank of East Alabama, serves as a grocery store for those who are in need in Lee County. 

 

Azeem Ahmed, junior at…

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Added by Elizabeth Williams on March 31, 2012 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Raising a Future Leader

Walking around campus, you may see a young woman with puppy. You may have classes with this young woman, or you may even know her. Both she and the puppy are in the process of a wonderful learning experience.



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The young woman is Jennie Huntrods, and the puppy’s name is Dinah. Huntrods is a graduate student in rural sociology from Van…

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Added by Emily Dent on March 31, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Creativity and Connections

Imagine receiving an award not only for something you love to do and something you are good at, but also for something pertaining to your major. Carolyn Rush, PR major and President of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and the Public Relations Council of Alabama (PRCA) club, experienced just this. 

 

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Added by Kate Davis on March 31, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Auburn student wins PRCA Medallion Award for Auburn Art Campaign

Amber Meredith, senior majoring in public relations, recently won a PRCA Medallion Award for her work on a short-term external campaign.



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The Public Relations Council of Alabama gives out awards annually to recognize PRCA students for their outstanding work.

 

Meredith is a current public relations intern for createTwo, a…

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Added by Lyndsey Lewis on March 31, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Counting Down the Days

Senior Accounting major Sarah Sowell from Fairhope, Ala. just completed an internship with Sellers Richardson Holman and West in Birmingham, Ala. for two and a half months and received an excellent job offer, under a few conditions.

 



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Sowell must finish up the semester by taking two upper level accounting classes and must…

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Added by Kalyn Ballard on March 30, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Auburn Tiger Tales :: A Remarkable Recovery: Dwight Carlisle



From the College of Liberal Arts, "Catch up with what's going on around the College of Liberal Arts with the March issue of our online magazine Tiger Tales!" Read the touching story by Gabrielle Hoyt about former Auburn trustee Dwight Carlisle.

His words are soft and slightly mumbled, but his message comes through strongly. "He's an unbelievable doctor. Nobody works as hard as…
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Added by Auburn Family on March 29, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Auburn Pops! First 200 Ticket Purchases Invited to Dinner Buffet with Jay and Susie Gogue

Please join us for Auburn POPS! on Friday, April 27 at 8:30 pm in Telfair Peet Theatre. The first 200 people to purchase their ticket will be invited to a dinner buffet with Jay and Susie Gogue at the President’s Home prior to the show! Deadline for dinner invitations is April 2!

Music and theatre students will perform a variety of musical highlights in a 75 minute program to fund scholarships for music and theatre students. Reserve your ticket(s) today! Call 334.844.4154 or email…

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Added by Auburn Family on March 27, 2012 at 11:16pm — No Comments

Living Democracy, Living for the Future

Living Democracy is a service learning project launched by the College of Liberal Arts Community and Civic Engagement Initiative. The program began in fall 2011 and pairs six students with six communities to inspire each citizen to participate in policy and community affairs.

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These six students will be living in each community for 10 weeks…

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Added by Jenny Rikelman on March 27, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Lambda Pi Eta president Haley Bagwell Talks About Her College of Liberal Arts Experience

Throughout her four years at Auburn, senior Haley Bagwell has held several leadership roles within numerous organizations across campus including the Student Government Association and her sorority. She has recently added a new position to her list as the current president of the department of communication and journalism's honor society Lambda Pi Eta within the College of Liberal Arts.



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Added by Morgan Seeley on March 27, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Learning How to Give Back

Many college students struggle to find a major that will not only lead them to a career, but a career they’re truly passionate about. Caroline Clark, a sophomore majoring in human development and family studies, has found both by adding philanthropy and nonprofit studies as her minor.

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“I love that we can make people’s lives a little better with…

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Added by Abby Basinger on March 26, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Spirit of Jack

Each year, Auburn gives a $1000 scholarship to a student in honor of former Dean of Students, Dr. James E. Foy. The Foy family established the award to recognize a student who exhibits qualities of leadership, character and a commitment to the Auburn community while maintaining a job to help fund education expenses.

 

This year, Jack Roberson was selected for the scholarship. Roberson, a junior studying communication and Spanish, has worked at the athletic…

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Added by Sarah Cook on March 26, 2012 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Making More Than a Grade

The College of Liberal Arts takes notice to students working hard to pursue their passions with experience from internship opportunities.  Alexandria Smith is gaining the skills needed as a journalism major by interning at Auburn Magazine.



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Added by Sydney Stewart on March 26, 2012 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Not Your Everyday Tree Hugger

The use of natural resources has been a forefront issue in local and national news and a debated topic in the current GOP campaign. However, one natural resource that will never deplete if managed well is timber.

Foresters play a key role in facilitating the production of wood products, while maintaining a balance of wildlife habitats and healthy water qualities. Through Auburn University’s forestry program, students are gaining hands-on experience on how to…

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Added by Lauren Beason on March 26, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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