There is a place where books sleep hoping to wake up in the arms of a child. The pathways are lined with boxes waiting to be shipped. A pile of misfit books sit in the corner hoping their torn pages will be opened one day. Thousands of stories are sealed up waiting eagerly for children to discover them.
This place is the Jean Dean Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) warehouse in Opelika, Ala. Hidden in the savannah of the stacked books is the special story of Cathy Gafford, the director…
Added by Susie Bridges on March 31, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments
In a matter of weeks thousands of students will begin to pack up their Auburn memories and move on into the next chapter of their lives. For some, it may be difficult to digest all at once. For others, they will pack up, leave and not look back. But for most, you recognize that although your time here is ending, there are several reasons why The Loveliest Village on the Plains will a…Continue
Added by Whitney E. Bonham on March 31, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Auburn University's Relay For Life will be held this Saturday, April 5, 2014. The event will be held on the Student Center Green Space and is set to begin at noon. Currently, there are 47 teams and 373 participants signed up for the event that have collectively raised over $26,000.
Relay For Life is primarily a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. It also allows participants to honor cancer survivors, remember those who have been lost to the disease, and help raise…Continue
Added by Haley Barton on March 31, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
One of the great things about Auburn University is the ability to find your niche. Don’t see an organization you’re interested in? Create one! That’s exactly what Auburn junior Jade Whitaker, a biomedical sciences major, did when she established Operation Smile Student Club on campus.…Continue
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Bellah has sustained a total of ten concussions (a type of mild traumatic brain injury) since 2005. Because of the large…Continue
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Men's Health magazine recognizes Auburn's Recreation and Wellness Center as one of the coolest in the country.…Continue
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What I eat for dinner can make or break my mood on any given night. I have probably put more thought into my nightly meals than I have put thought into what I'm going to do after graduation. The great thing about living in Auburn is that there are tons of places to eat all over town, no matter what mood you're in. Here, I've given an example of what was going through my head when I've visited some of Auburn's most popular eateries through the years.…
Added by Hilary Meares on March 27, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Here's the second installment in the series of interviews with Milan Dekich, an Auburn European Graduation Trip veteran. Milan offers great advice for those of you attending the trip or traveling to Europe this summer!
For those of you interested in attending the 2014 AU European Graduation Trip, the deadline to sign up is next Wednesday, April 2. Follow this link for more information: Auburn…Continue
Added by STUDENT TRAVEL AMBASSADOR on March 27, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
It’s 5:25 p.m. and she’s barreling through the main floor of the gym. She’s on a mission. Like animals searching for their prey, the boy’s heads turn as she walks by. But she’s focused. Focused on one thing alone. One simple little word that so many people rarely, if ever, dare to say.
“She” is Lauren Gregory, 20, a far from average college student who is choosing to dedicate almost all of her college career to a not so average sport. In January of 2012, Lauren made the life…Continue
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Auburn sure has given us whiplash with its weather this year, but spring has sprung on the plains. Despite the random days that the temperatures drop to the low 40s, we’re starting to have some beautiful weather. After being cooped up during the past few months, we’re all ready to get outside and enjoy some nice weather. Wondering what there is to do in Auburn on a sunny afternoon? Here are a few answers to your question! …Continue
Added by Andrea Lowery on March 27, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Try these 10 random acts of kindness and help brighten someone's day!
1. Smile and say "hello" to a stranger…
Added by Caleigh Lentz on March 27, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
The allure of Hollywood and a possible career in the business, draws many college students to consider a major in radio, television and film. However, many of those students take a second thought and chose a major that is regarded more sensible. Not Courtney Davison. This…Continue
Added by Gloria Raney on March 26, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Every year Alpha Chi Omega hosts a fall philanthropy event to raise awareness against domestic violence.
Domestic violence is often something many like to turn a cheek to. It is easy to believe that it could never happen to you, but it is something that affects millions daily.
“What is even more remarkable is that the most common age of women affected is 18-24, which are college-aged women,” Alana Broe, a junior at Auburn University said. “Our philanthropy directly affects the…Continue
Added by Haley Olver on March 26, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
A is for All Auburn, All in. The Auburn Family is a community that…Continue
Added by Alexandra Benson on March 24, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments
We all know and love the sights and smells of Plainsman Park on a beautiful sunny day. So you know it's baseball season in Auburn when...
1. There’s a gaggle of little girls in Auburn cheerleading uniforms and little boys in the old fashioned Aubie hat at the intersection of Donahue and Heisman.
2. Remnants of…Continue
Added by Lainee Ross on March 24, 2014 at 12:04pm — No Comments
It's that time again--crunch time. The semester is winding down and summer break will be here before you know it. With all the assignments and projects that are left in the last few weeks, you may be wondering how you will survive it all and come out on top. Below are five tips that may help you get through the next few weeks with the least amount of stress as possible.…Continue
Added by Whitney E. Bonham on March 22, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Have no fear; a degree in Natural Resources Management (NRM) is now here. The only school in Alabama, and one of few in the southeast, the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences (SFWS) at Auburn University provides various programs for students, but for those seeking an education in conservation, the environment and the outdoors can now enroll in NRM.…Continue
Added by Kelsey Woodworth on March 21, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments
With graduation quickly approaching, our time here at Auburn is coming to an end. You start reflecting on all the memories you’ve made, all the new friends you’ve met and all the places you’ve been. Some memories stand out more than others and there are several things I believe you must do before your time here at Auburn is gone.…Continue
Added by Mary Beth Sellers on March 21, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments
When dealing with travel there is one undisputed law you need to follow: "Foresight teaches gently, error teaches brutally". Basically, learn from others mistakes. You can loose so much time and money by not knowing the right information before making your trip. It doesn't matter where you are going, someone has…Continue
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