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March 2013 Blog Posts (53)

Auburn Pre-Vet Students Are Horsing Around

Poplar Place Farms located in Hamilton, Ga., is one of the premier equestrian venues in the Southeast.  Poplar Place is located only 59 miles from Auburn University’s prestigious large animal teaching hospital, making it an academic tool for veterinary and pre-veterinary students.

Poplar Place farm hosts 25 shows a year, five of these being United States Eventing Association registered horse trials.…


Added by Mariel Eckert on March 31, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Glomerata Flashback Friday: 2004 Football Season

Happy Friday from the Glomerata Staff!! We would like to entertain you today with a little Flashback Friday!!

Every season, the Auburn football team aspires to have a perfect 13-0 season. Besides the National Championship team of 2010, the most recent tiger team to accomplish this perfect season record was the 2004 tigers. Under head coach Tommy Tuberville, who was at Auburn from 1999 to 2008, the 2004 team defeated all of their opponents. This winning streak made for an exciting…


Added by Lauren Elizabeth Walker on March 29, 2013 at 11:14am — No Comments

A Look Into What it is Like Being an SEC Coach

Ever wonder what it would be like to coach an SEC team? How about an SEC team that has won multiple championships? Well, Jessica Braswell, assistant coach for Auburn University's Equestrian team, knows what it's like.

"This is my second season coaching for Auburn," Braswell said. 

Braswell began riding horses when she was 4-years-old. 

"I started competing when I was about 8 or so," Braswell said. "I don't get a chance to ride a lot anymore, but I'm around the horses…


Added by Caroline Wheeler on March 29, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Auburn University's Accounting Program

Auburn University’s accountancy program is a very credible program and has allowed many alumni to further their knowledge in the field and become very successful accountants. One major reason these students have become so successful is because the program gives the students real world challenges that require hard work and a great understanding of the material learned in the classroom.

One aspect of these real world challenges is the required internship each senior has to complete their… Continue

Added by Emory Lloyd Hopson on March 28, 2013 at 9:29pm — No Comments

A New Race for the Rivalry

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a… hovercraft?

Hovercrafts are still a figment of human imagination to many, a vehicle that only exists in movies or in high-tech laboratories. In reality, hovercrafts have been around for more than 50 years, and few know that Auburn University has been building and racing them for a full decade. What is a hovercraft? They are nothing like Hollywood models, and according to Thomas Wills, sophomore in Auburn University’s Department of Polymer and Fiber…


Added by Rachel Cole on March 27, 2013 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Auburn Floral Trail

The Auburn Beautification Council and the Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau officially opened the Auburn Floral Trail last Monday, March, 11.

“The weather has been sort of crazy for us, but things have started to bloom,” said Catrina Cox, chairwoman of the Auburn Beautification Council.

Since the weather is beautiful it is time to get outside and enjoy it.

“We have two trails and one optional trial on campus,” Cox said.

The North trial is the shorter trial at 3.4…


Added by Caroline Wheeler on March 21, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Spring Invitational: Drawing

Added by Melissa B Tubbs on March 20, 2013 at 2:13pm — No Comments

2013 Spring Fling and Outdoor Expo

Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences will host the first annual Spring Fling and Outdoor Expo April 5 and 6, 2013 at Crooked Oaks Farm in Notasulga, Ala. The event is being held to raise money for scholarships for the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences. Crooked Oaks Farm is…


Added by Auburn Family on March 20, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

BLUE Ocean Film Festival Coming to Auburn

The BLUE Ocean Film Festival will be coming to Auburn March 21-23.

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The BLUE Ocean Film Festival began in Savannah, Ga. in 2009. At the festival, tons of films are shown about the ocean and the life under the waves. Its purpose is to inspire people’s passion for the ocean and to bring awareness to how important this resource is…


Added by Lauren Bailey on March 20, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Lambda Pi Eta 2013 Initiates :: National Communication Association Auburn Undergraduates

The Department of Communication and Journalism announced the 2013 initiates into Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Association's Undergraduate Honor Society.

To qualify, these students have better than a 3.0 overall GPA and better than a 3.25 GPA in their major courses. They must be in the top 35% of their class and must demonstrate a commitment to the discipline through work and volunteer activities.




Added by Auburn Family on March 18, 2013 at 10:10pm — No Comments

Sorority names Big Man on Campus

Female beauty pageants are quite popular at Auburn and in the state of Alabama, but what about the men? Sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha, is hosting an all male beauty pageant to find out who the ‘Big Man on Campus’ is.

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Male contestants are nominated by other sororities on Auburn’s campus, then go on to compete in the pageant. They are judged on formal…


Added by Haley Mitchell on March 18, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Hitting the Links in Auburn

Golf is not a cheap sport. After paying for cart fees, greens fees, balls and tees a day on the links can burn a whole in anyone's wallet. For an Auburn student trying to get by, it is important to know where to find the best deals.

Robert Trent Jones at Grand National, Indian Pines, Auburn Links at Mill Creek and The Greens are all public courses in the Auburn area. These courses are open to anyone and offer different types of play to golfers.



Added by Jase Patrick Roberts on March 18, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Death by Water

Every year on campus, there seems to be an increase in both water guns and paranoia in the spring. The reason? Shenanigans.

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Shenanigans is a sponsored by Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) each spring. All players are assigned a target and 72 hours to find the target and shoot them with a water gun while avoiding whoever is coming after…


Added by Will Nease on March 15, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

War Eagle Girls and Plainsmen Transition into New Season

Every spring, a handful of select students is chosen to serve Auburn as representatives of the university through the War Eagle Girls and Plainsmen organization.

The War Eagle Girls and Plainsmen, commonly referred to as WEGP, is a service group consisting of 25 members: 12 men and 12 women, along with Miss Auburn, who participates as an…


Added by Katie Armstrong on March 15, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Lobby Board: Be Educated and Educate Others

Lobby Board is a selected group of students on the Auburn University campus who work to advocate to Alabama state legislators on behalf of all Auburn students. Auburn’s Lobby Board develops relationships with elected officials to promote the Auburn student body and its needs. Throughout the year, Lobby Board plans educational events for Auburn students, participates in trips to Montgomery to advocate for issues and policies and has bi-weekly meetings to discuss important matters concerning… Continue

Added by Brook Robertson on March 14, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Univeristy Cheerleading Tryouts Just Around The Corner

Students who try out for Auburn Cheerleading are trying out for more than a chance to cheer on the field and on the court year-round. They are trying out to become a part of a group that values the community and represents the spirit of Auburn.


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Tryouts for Auburn University Cheerleading will be held on Sunday, April…


Added by Ashley Laws on March 14, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Freshmen Forum Members Say Thank You to Transit Drivers

Before moving to my current residence, I was a faithful rider of the Tiger Transit for two years. The Tiger Transit service made my life easier and saved me money on gas and a parking permit. I understand what a huge role in campus life Tiger Transit drivers have for students, and group of 40 freshmen recognized their service to the university as well.

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Added by Sarah Beth Worsham on March 13, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Big BLUE coming to the AU

The College of Liberal Arts and Department of Communication and Journalism is hosting the BLUE Ocean Film Festival March 21 - 23, 2013. This film festival includes three days of free film screenings, talks by renowned world filmmakers and conservationist and an afternoon of events for kids. BLUE On Tour is presented as a part of Auburn’s “No Impact Week,” a campus-wide initiative focusing on issue awareness and environmental stewardship.



Added by Kelly Ann Bodell on March 13, 2013 at 11:13am — No Comments

Keeping Good Relations Through Media Relations

There is much that goes into maintaining a healthy relationship at a prestigious university. At Auburn University, where athletics hold a large stake in the university culture, this is especially true. The Auburn University Athletic Department is held in high regards in all sports by many across the country and the Media Relations Department within the Athletic Department is viewed as one of the best.

At its core are a number of experienced sports information directors that preside…


Added by Damaso Antonio Palencia Jr. on March 12, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Winter of Our Discontent

Between classes, jobs, relationships and extracurricular activities, college is a flurry of activity. With notes to take, parties to attend and friends to make, the last thing any student has time to do is to get sick.

Coming down with an illness such as the flu can have a student out of commission for up to two weeks, an invaluable amount of time in an atmosphere that moves as quickly as college does. In…


Added by Tysonn McKinnon on March 12, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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