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March 2012 Blog Posts (63)

Octavia Spencer Day in Alabama :: March 21st

Octavia Spencer (Auburn '94) will be honored "with an event at 10:30 a.m. on the steps of the State House, 11 South Union St., where the band from her alma mater Jefferson Davis High School will perform."

"Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey will convene a joint session of the Legislature at 11 a.m., when Bentley, House Speaker Mike Hubbard, Senate President Pro…

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Added by Auburn Family on March 16, 2012 at 3:39pm — 1 Comment

Fine Tuning Toomer's Corner Live

Now that Auburn Family has the unique capability to show The Corner live at any part of the day or night,there are ways to add to the enjoyment. How about all of the present fraternity brothers and/or sisters of a fraternity getting together at a fixed time of day to wish their alumni the best?  All it might take is getting all of that particular alumni to know what the proper time would be long before the actual event. You might even have printed signs welcoming your alumni/ae.  This…

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Added by Roger W Tinkham on March 15, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Renowned Designer Ty Wilkins Evaluates Auburn Graphic Design Students' Work at Annual Show

Each year, the Graphic Design Juried Student Show features the year’s best work by graphic design students in Auburn University’s Department of Industrial and Graphic Design. This competitive show allows students to enter their work in a broad range of categories to be showcased to the public and…

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Added by Amber Meredith on March 15, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Saved By Study Partners

Auburn student and Study Partners Tutor Supervisor Chandler Whatley has been a tutor through Study Partners for two years. “My favorite part of Study Partners so far is really getting involved on campus and getting to know people,” Whatley said.



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Study Partners is a free tutoring service located in Ralph Brown Draughon Library offered to…

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Added by Maury Johnson on March 15, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

AU Rhythm: Behind the Hip-hop

As a member of AU Rhythm, Rebekah Cowart, senior in elementary education, has learned more than how to wu-tang and do the dougie.



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AU Rhythm serves as Auburn University’s hip-hop performance group and community service outreach team. During Cowart’s two years on the team, she has learned various dance moves and valuable lessons she…

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Added by Leighton Lindstrom on March 15, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

A Look Into Interior Design

 

Many students among Auburn University’s campus feel that their education and experiences build a strong foundation in preparing for the workforce. Auburn’s interior design program is recognized as one of the top of many, and its students are prepared for whatever opportunities follow their college career.

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Anna Campbell is a graduating…

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Added by Chelsea Coulter on March 15, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Fisheries: Learning and Working

Auburn University has one of the most prestigious fisheries programs in the country. One student has taken advantage of not only the educational side of the program, but the working side as well.

 

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Colin Dinken, a senior from Birmingham, Ala., has been in the fisheries program for three years after transferring his sophomore…

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Added by Taylor Pierce on March 15, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

A Social Work Major Making a Difference

Many of the majors that Auburn University offers to its undergraduate students involve demanding, complex and meticulous curriculums all of which put forward the hope of earning a hefty paycheck upon graduation. Some of these majors may include engineering, architecture, veterinary medicine or pharmacy.



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Emma Brueckner decided to…

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Added by Elizabeth Weeks on March 11, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Ag Comm: A Communications Degree with Science Background

For many people, agriculture is their way of life. In truth, agriculture is responsible for everyone’s way of life, from food to clothing to anything a person needs to survive, agriculture is life.



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In the Auburn University College of Agriculture, students can obtain a degree in agriculture communications, agricultural economics,…

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Added by Emily Dent on March 11, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Fruit of Love

Imagine yourself living in a world where your drinking water comes from a chemically infested pond, your food money comes from selling plastic and you live in the middle of the city's local trash dump. Now, imagine, all of this as normal.



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Auburn senior, Grant Weingarten, has witnessed this poverty stricken lifestyle for the past four…

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Added by Kate Davis on March 11, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Vegetable Production Harvests Gardening Knowledge

Learning how to harvest, maintain, produce and store vegetables sounds like a cumbersome task for any busy Auburn University student, but through a course on vegetable production, Beth Westmoreland says that learning these principles in order to put them into practice post-college is actually pretty fun.

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Vegetable production is an entertaining…

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Added by Elizabeth Williams on March 11, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Investing in Your Future

Finance majors may seem like the typical, business-minded individuals who have their futures secured and minds set on a busy career. However, Katherine Starr and Paul Craven knew that majoring in finance would give them much more than big opportunities.

 



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Starr, from Andalusia, Ala., wanted to follow in her family’s footsteps and…

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Added by Kalyn Ballard on March 11, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Love Your Body, This Week and Always

With spring break upon us and summer following closely behind, the season for crash-dieting, crash-exercising and extreme self-criticism is here. Last week was Love Your Body Week, and it couldn’t have come at a more critical time.



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Love Your Body Week is a positive initiative by Auburn’s Campus Recreation, Earth Fare and Magnolia Creek…

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Added by Abbey VanValkenburgh on March 10, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments

Dreams come true with Disney

“A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes.” Not only is this a recognizable song from the classic Walt Disney film Cinderella, but it is also the motto of an Auburn sophomore as she embarks on a new experience.

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From Powder Springs, Ga., Tiffany Watson, 19, is a pre-public relations student with big dreams. Last month, however, one of her dreams came…

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Added by Jamie Nolen on March 7, 2012 at 4:53pm — No Comments

The Big Event Gives Back To The Community

The mission is simple: One Big Family, One Big Difference, One BIG Event. However, the impact is far greater than any person can express in print. The Big Event is a one-day student-run volunteer event that serves to thank Auburn and surrounding communities by giving back.

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Last year the Big Event had 2,400 students participate and were able to…

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Added by Blake Menke on March 7, 2012 at 1:58pm — 1 Comment

Auburn's Department of Animal Sciences Provides Unique Opportunities for Students

Dale Coleman has been working in the Department of Animal Sciences at Auburn University for over 20 years, helping students discover the special opportunities the department provides. He currently coordinates teaching and advising in the program, guiding incoming freshmen and transfer students through their initial advising into the program.



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Added by Morgan Seeley on March 7, 2012 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Auburn Students Finding a Cure for Cancer

Auburn University has recently added Grammy winner and newly appointed Apple CEO to their list of graduates’ accomplishments. Will finding a cure for cancer be the next? That is what one student is working on right now as a part of her undergraduate research program.

 

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Ivanny Gorski, a senior from Perrysburg, Ohio, who is…

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Added by Chrissy Colquitt on March 7, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Graphic Design Student Wins Best in Show

Kara Hendley, senior in graphic design, took home the top award of the night at the Graphic Design Juried Student Show.



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Hendley won best in show at the Graphic Design Juried Student Show. This is an annual show that features the best work from the past year by graphic design students.

 

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Added by Lyndsey Lewis on March 6, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Annalee Gaines :: Boys and Girls Club

Annalee Gaines is a senior at Auburn University who is majoring in marketing. Since 2008, Annalee’s sorority has been volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club of Opelika every week. The Boys and Girls Club of Opelika is an organization that specializes in helping underprivileged children develop a positive well-being for themselves, create goals for their future, and to lead them in the right direction of becoming a successful adult.…



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Added by Stephanie Young on March 6, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

What to Expect about Communication Disorders

Communication Disorders is among the many departments in Auburn University’s College of Liberal Arts.  The pre-professional undergraduate program is preparation for the graduate studies that come afterwards.  There are two individually accredited graduate programs including the Doctor of Audiology and the Master’s degree emphasizing Speech-Language Pathology, all of which are offered at Auburn.

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Added by Katie Simms on March 6, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

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