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March 2017 Blog Posts (47)

Lowder than the Rest

On February 6, Auburn University hosted campus wide major and minor elections.  The minor elections voted in new councils for the University's many colleges.

The College of Business students voted to elect a new council.  Jonathan Hefner (President), Molly Otto  (Vice President), Trent Baggerly (Senator), Dixon Simmons (Senator), Dane Block (Senator), Ally Arthur (Senator) and Crandall Hilton (Senator) make up the newly-elected Harbert College of Business School's…

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Added by Monique Willmer on March 16, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Southern Living: The South’s Best Small Towns 2017 ... Where Does Auburn Rank?

Southern Living magazine announced the results of their poll of more than 20,000 people.

Auburn came in at #7 overall.

"As any Auburn Tiger can tell you, this small town in rural Alabama is addictive, with…

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Added by Auburn Family on March 15, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Diamond Dolls: The Heart of Auburn Baseball

Spring semester is the time for fans to venture into Plainsman Park and enjoy the start of the 2017 Auburn Tigers baseball season.

Diamond dolls, a student organization, are the official hostesses of the baseball program. They are fan-based working closely with Auburn Athletics Marketing during the games to carry out…

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Added by Madison Vacarella on March 14, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Austin Cain, Auburn Student, Releases EP "Invisible Strings"

Sitting in the corner of a coffee shop, fingers beat against the table in a synchronous rhythm against the hum of grinding beans and mumbled orders. Bright eyes light up with the mention of music and traveling, and friendly greetings pass with each…

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Added by Sarah Partain on March 13, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Liberal Arts Student Wins Samford Memorial Scholarship For First Time In School History

Kate Stewart is the first College of Liberal Arts student to win the W. James Samford, Jr. ’72 Memorial Scholarship at Auburn University. Kate is the second woman to win this prestigious award. 

The $10,000 scholarship is given to a junior at Auburn University who encompasses the true meaning of what it…

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Added by Erin Malone on March 11, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Importance of Going ALL IN with Involvement

College is believed to be the best four (or more) years of your life, and during those years you truly learn who you are as an individual. Through the people you meet, the opportunities you experience and the life lessons you learn, college creates skills and…

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Added by Sara Turnley on March 9, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Use Your Spring Break to Change Lives

If you’re looking for something fun and rewarding to do that allows you to travel at an affordable rate for Spring Break, you may want to check out Auburn University Alternative Student Breaks (ASB).

The mission of ASB is to encourage an affordable, substance free experimental service learning project that…

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Added by Jasmine Reed on March 9, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

5 Times Students Failed and How They Grew From It

College is a roller coaster of ups and downs. The sudden drops and loops can be scary at the moment, but when it’s over you can’t help but smile from the rush and wish you could ride it again. 

Five students shared mistakes they made in their college career and how they learned from their…

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Added by Kristine Fedorenko on March 9, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

How to Get Involved the Right Way

There are over 530 ways to get involved at Auburn, and it’s not easy for students to exactly find what they are interested in on campus. 

On the third floor of the Student Center, there are glass windows wrapped around an office, called the Student Involvement office. At the front desk, you will find an Involvement…

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Added by Su Jin Park on March 8, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

The Moderns: Auburn Engineering Alums Return to Their Musical Roots

Editors' Note:  We love seeing posts from former students. We actually remember this band from the glorious 1980s and hearing them play in the many venues they describe below.

Auburn's Imaginary…

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Added by Gary Bowling on March 8, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

If We Knew Then What We Know Now: An Incoming Freshmen's Guide to First Semester

The first semester of college can be extremely overwhelming as well as the summer leading up to fall classes for incoming freshmen.

College years are some of the most exciting times of life and are crucial for shaping and modeling today's students into tomorrow's working citizens. The friends made, classes taken, organizations joined and connections made all…

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Added by Mary Judith Hill on March 7, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Making an IMPACT at Auburn University

IMPACT is well known around campus as the largest community service organization, with more than 60 project coordinators and 16 project sites.

However, many…

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Added by Daley Henson on March 7, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

5 Things You Didn't Know About The Auburn Recreation and Wellness Center

The Auburn Recreation and Wellness Center is one of Auburn's newest and best additions to campus. The Auburn Rec features the largest indoor track at any college, a state of the art weight lifting facility and much more. The thing is, most people do not know the other incredible opportunities that the…

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Added by Justin Hild on March 7, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The First Year Experience: Freshman Electives

Coming into college, it’s normal for freshman students to feel overwhelmed with their schoolwork here and there. While it’s no surprise that college is more challenging than high school, it can get difficult for some students to keep up at times.

Luckily, Auburn has various electives available exclusively to…

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Added by Christina Armstrong on March 6, 2017 at 5:14pm — No Comments

How Interning Abroad Helps Auburn Students Stand Out

For many rising juniors and seniors, finding ways to stand out in a sea of potential job candidates can be a challenge. An internship is an invaluable resource when it comes to showing employers your experiences and potential, but in today’s world having an internship can sometimes not be enough to set students…

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Added by Emily Goodman on March 6, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Intramural Sports Give “Used to Be” Athletes Another Chance to Play

Let’s be honest. You miss practice. You miss the court, the dugout and rounding the bases and scoring the goals and running in the touchdowns. We all miss it.

For most of us, sports were a huge aspect of our lives at some point or another, whether we spent the summer with rec teams around the county or the long…

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Added by Kalee Reeves on March 3, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

A Bucket List for Graduating Auburn Students

With graduation around the corner, many students are becoming nostalgic and want to take in as much of Auburn as they can before it’s time to leave. Auburn’s culture, traditions, community and family atmosphere is definitely one of a kind and something truly special. So for those of you finishing up your senior year and need to experience all that is War Eagle nation one last time, here are a couple of things to do before turning the tassel.…

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Added by Taylor South on March 3, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

8 Ways To Know You're a Northerner Living in the South

Auburn University is home to students from all over the country (and the world) but most of us can agree that the majority of the people you meet on Auburn's campus are from the South. From being born and raised in suburbs of Chicago to attending Auburn for almost four years now, I have noticed many differences between the two places I've grown to call home. The line between the two is very…

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Added by Georgina Selenica on March 3, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Why All Students Should Be Using Student Counseling Services

On the second floor of the Auburn University Medical Clinic, there is a small, quiet waiting room where tranquil music plays and the main sources of light are all soothing lamps around the room. Previous years yearbooks all marked "The Glomerata" are placed around the room, scattered with magazines and pamphlets.…

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Added by Peyton Satterfield on March 3, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Jordan-Hare Student Section: from the Player’s Perspective

Jordan-Hare Stadium is known for producing one of the most charming atmospheres in all of college football, but what do the players think about it?

Sure, a stadium that seats 87,451 screaming fans can create game-day butterflies for anyone. What does the sanctuary of the south end zone do for the ones playing? A student section has the power to influence player…

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Added by Kevin James Phillips on March 2, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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