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March 2013 Blog Posts (53)

Researching Your Future

Auburn University students and graduates are actively contributing to academia through research studies. Participating in research studies could not only have an impact on their chosen field, but help with entrance to graduate school. Research experience shows graduate schools that the student has taken initiative to get involved, and is familiar with the research process.


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Added by Hannah Patterson on March 12, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

UPC Announces New President

University Program Council (UPC) elected Laura Knizley as its new president for the 2013-2014 school year. Knizley is a junior majoring in hotel restaurant management at Auburn University and will begin serving as UPC president on April 1, 2013.

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“I am passionate about UPC because it’s all about students serving students,” Knizley said.… Continue

Added by Catherine Sirna on March 12, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Exam Week Care Packages Helps Student to Succeed

Waiting outside by the P.O. box for the UPS truck to pull up around the same time that several students are studying for midterms is not a coincidence. For Logan Click, an Auburn University sophomore, receiving a care package during midterm and final exams is what keeps her going.


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Click says that her mom…


Added by Jennifer Leonard on March 11, 2013 at 10:50pm — No Comments

What a Drag

Auburn Spectrum teamed up with Troy University’s Gay-Straight Alliance and held its fifth annual “What a Drag” event in the student center on Saturday, March 2. Women wore baggy pants and men strutted around in high heels to raise awareness about the transgender community and money for related charities.


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Added by Whitney Johnson on March 11, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Don't Take A 'Spring Break' From Your Health

It’s Spring Break season and students across the country are preparing for a week of beaches, fun and lounging with friends. However, while shaping up to look your best in that itsy bitsy bikini and focusing on achieving the perfect golden tan, it is also important to remember to keep your body healthy. Registered nurse Kerri Daly is providing some tips on how to properly take care of your body before, during and after Spring break.

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Added by Grace Young on March 11, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Bauhaus Twenty 21 at Auburn First in America

The iconic Bauhaus style has come to life in an exhibit featured by Photosynethesis and photographer Gordon Watkinson. The European exhibition creators decided to begin their American tour in Auburn, at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, because of the university’s renowned architecture school.


Bauhaus is a historical school of art and design that founded in Germany in the 20th century. They tried to teach the total emersion of…


Added by Julia Marie Robertson on March 11, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Tigers Unlimited Student Opportunities

Tigers Unlimited is a program dedicated to the Auburn University Athletic Department and the success of its student athletes.

“Tigers Unlimited is the foundation that supports the Auburn University Athletic Department,” Kristi Phillips, assistant director of premium seating and hospitality, said. “Any money that comes in from donors goes toward Tigers Unlimited and helps student athletes, as well as the development of the Athletic Department.”



Added by Haley Anne Partus on March 11, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Managing time for fitness

Now that we are out of mom and dad’s house there are fewer home cooked meals and potentially more fast food. Additionally, a college student’s schedule leaves little time for physical activity most weeks. These factors are all major contributors to weight gain in college students.

Don’t fret; there are several ways to prevent our overwhelming schedules from bringing us down and blowing us up! By making time for physical activity and fitness we can maintain a healthy weight, lifestyle…


Added by Elizabeth Cantrell on March 8, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Student Featured on Premier of "UNITE" on ESPNU

For a little more than two years from 2004-2006, ESPN aired a popular sports and entertainment game show called "Stump the Schwab" on the ESPN family of networks. Howie Schwab, ESPN's original statistician, was the star of the show in which contestants would see if they could stump him with facts about sports.

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Now almost a decade later, "The…


Added by Mae Margaret Davis on March 8, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

What's Your Impact?

It’s an opportunity like no other, a chance to give back to a community that gives so much to the Auburn tradition, it’s IMPACT.

IMPACT is a student run organization that concentrates its efforts on giving back to the Auburn community and helping students understand the value of philanthropy and volunteer work. “There has been no greater reward than working with the Auburn community for the past three years,” said Senior Annie Stephens. “It truly has been a blessing to help the…


Added by Hunter Wallace on March 8, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments

AUsome Involvement

 For many college students, being involved is a way to meet people, volunteer, and build a resume. For Auburn senior, Augustine Ahn, being involved is a way of life. This biomedical sciences major balances academics, a social life and hours of volunteer work daily. As a part of AU Involvement Ambassadors, Project Uplift and the Office of Student Involvement, Ahn says he is just blessed to have the opportunities.…


Added by Lindsay Miles on March 7, 2013 at 10:12pm — No Comments

Public Relations Student Society of America: The Ultimate Network

No matter the profession, word on the street is it’s not what you know, but whom you know. With social media taking over traditional relationships, our culture has become obsessed with “friending,” “following” and “connecting” with anyone and everyone. The professional world has followed suit, choosing to focus on social media and judge one’s skills and capabilities by their LinkedIn profile. However, the impersonal “follow,” “befriending” or “connection” will never be able to replace a…


Added by Megan Brown on March 7, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Reaches Out

Educational inequity in the United States is an issue that many people are unaware of.

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There are people in communities all over the country who will never see a college campus or even apply to one.Teach For America is an organization created to help kids rise up from poverty and reach their fullest potential inside and outside of the… Continue

Added by Lauren Bailey on March 7, 2013 at 3:26pm — No Comments

The Bottom of the World

Alex Medved is a senior undergraduate student majoring in marine biology. To gain experience in her desired field, she spent time working in a lab run by Ken Halanych and Scott Santos. Medved, like any true scientist, wanted exposure to research. This year, she was given an unbelievable opportunity for it.


Halanych and Santos received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), allowing the two researchers put a science…


Added by Claire Warlick on March 7, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

These Cleats Were Made for Running

For sophomore Luke Grady, walking onto Auburn’s track and field team has been a dream come true.


“When I was a senior in high school I made the decision to go to school for academics, and not athletics,” Grady said. “I came to Auburn for their top ten architecture program, but I also decided I was going to do whatever it takes to make the track and field team as well.”


Walking onto the team was a huge challenge for Grady. He had to…


Added by Anthony Alfano on March 7, 2013 at 11:17am — No Comments

Auburn Student Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club executes innovation and entrepreneurship beyond Auburn's campus

Auburn Student Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club (ASIEC) attracts nationwide attention for its one-of-a-kind club for student inventors and entrepreneurs. The club serves to educate and promote invention and innovation among students, help them to protect their intellectual property, enable patenting where appropriate and give national networking opportunities to members.

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Added by Kathryn Farmer on March 6, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Student by Day, Tiger by Night

The Campus life at universities is a detailed part of the colligate experience. Socialization allows students to network among and outside of their peer groups, create relationships and generate opportunities for creating hobbies. The Auburn University Student Government AssociationBlack Student Union and …


Added by Aiesha Gentry on March 5, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Cow Whisperers

“What do you do, talk to cows?”


This is a question many agricultural communications majors have encountered at some point in their college career. Outside of the College of Agriculture, little is known about this mysterious major. The answer is simple. Agricultural communications majors communicate about agriculture.


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Added by Hannah Patterson on March 5, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Studying with an Academic Buddy

Benjamin Franklin once said, "Tell me, and I forget. Teach me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I learn."  As college students, one thing we may need is the extra involvement in learning the material.

Bring in the Auburn University Study Partners program.  This student-led tutoring service offers free tutoring for students…


Added by Katie Beck on March 5, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Tales of Tiger Transfers

For many students at Auburn, there was no choice when it came to deciding where to attend college. Either Mom or Dad went here, or maybe another relative...either way, orange and blue was running through veins before one could even say, "War Eagle!"

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Others have a much different story. From first-generation college students to…


Added by Chelsea Bohannon on March 5, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

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