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April 2010 Blog Posts (76)

Spreading the Sisterhood

The meaning of sisterhood is no foreign concept to Kappa Delta Sorority. The KD chapters of Auburn University and Furman University are coming together to help two sisters in a time of need.

Olivia Cain of Auburn and Perrin Thompson of Furman have both recently been diagnosed with cancer. These two young women are both experiencing an unexpected curve as they have had to leave their friends and college experiences behind to face uncertain times.

They are missed by their KD… Continue

Added by Caroline Elizabeth Powell on April 30, 2010 at 11:23pm — No Comments

Let's Recruit Alabama's Best and Brightest Students


Added by Charles Solvason on April 29, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Taylor Swift Hugs Auburn ... and Two Lucky Guys

From our front page stories ... Taylor Swift Hugs Auburn ... and two lucky guys!

Taylor Swift…


Added by Auburn Family on April 28, 2010 at 10:31am — No Comments

Miss Auburn 2010 Defines Auburn

The sophomore communication disorders major, Rebecca Hart is Auburn. Hart is Miss Auburn University 2010, a member of SGA (Student Government Association), and a War Eagle Parent Couselor. She grew up in Alabama and claims she bleeds orange and blue.

According to Hart, the most memorable experience she has had while being at Auburn was winning Miss Auburn this year. She is very passionate about the idea of representing Auburn. Hart says that one of the best things about Auburn is “that… Continue

Added by Pamela Lindsey Holland on April 27, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Local Singer/Songwriter to Release 'The Acoustics'

Kristen Hines is a local Auburn singer/songwriter from Marietta, Ga. She has gained a local following by playing at coffee shops and churches in the area. Hines is currently working on a series of EPs called,

“The Acoustics,” that showcase her folk rock style over the course of several

different groupings of songs. The first installment of the series is called

“Songs in C,” and is available for free download online.…


Added by Jason Hermansdorfer on April 27, 2010 at 1:47pm — No Comments

I AM Auburn... because my grandparents met on Samford Lawn

Sabra Sweetland is a 4th generation Auburn University student. As she reflects about the memories she has made in her four years as an undergrad student, tears come to her eyes. "To me, Auburn gives a new definition to Family," Sweetland says.


Added by Danielle Sherman on April 27, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

Erin Hutchins:: I Am Involved. I Am Auburn.

Erin Hutchins graduated from Auburn University last spring with bachelor’s degrees in political science and English. Even though she had many options after graduation, she chose to stay and attend Auburn’s public administration graduate program.

“I truly believe that Auburn is a family,” says Hutchins.

Hutchins had no previous connections to Auburn. No one from her family nor any of her friends attended the university.…


Added by Cari Ellison on April 26, 2010 at 10:03pm — No Comments

I AM the Auburn Family

It all began with a chance meeting for Tom Simpson and Marsha Greene at Auburn. They first met through mutual friends while still enrolled in school. They went their separate ways and reunited after graduation when they began dating. After getting married, the Simpsons had three children which they all raised as part of the Auburn family.

The oldest, Cannon, was the first of the three to attend Auburn. He followed in his father’s footsteps and joined a…

Added by Mary Gainor on April 26, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Newton in the New

With hopes to transition from an NFL quarterback to an owner of his own daycare, Auburn football’s newest quarterback Cameron Newton is no stranger to the words “move” and “change.”

The 5-star junior college signee set foot on the Plains this semester not only as a sociology major, but as a potential starting quarterback for the Tigers’ next season. Newton described his long, but destined arrival to Auburn.

“I have always had a place in my heart for Auburn out of high… Continue

Added by Maegan Moguel on April 26, 2010 at 6:37pm — No Comments

I Am a Friend of Aubie :: I am Auburn

Aubie is someone that the entire Auburn Family loves and appreciates. We yell his name, take pictures with him and cheer when he walks into a room.

Andy Gilliom, a senior in political science, knows Aubie a little better than most.

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In Gilliom's senior year, he was… Continue

Added by Amanda Pinto on April 26, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

A Bond Between a Ministry and a Home

The Auburn Wesley Foundation has brought students together in more than just a spiritual way. Ten ladies joined together and actually camped out at Northcutt Realty the night before people could rent out homes and apartments. They were determined to be the new residents of the infamous Toomer House.

The dorm life holds much promise for freshmen and sorority sisters on campus but there is something uniquely special about living in a house with your closest friends for an entire year or… Continue

Added by Whitney Todd on April 26, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

I am the DRL, I am Auburn and I Love It!

Gerrit DeWitt was born and raised in Auburn, Ala., attended Auburn High School and got a degree in Mathematics from Auburn University. He loves Auburn so much he decided to take a job here too!

He is an employee at the Media and Digital Resource Laboratory (MRDL) or as students call it the “DRL”.

Dewitt worked in the MDRL while he was in college. He gained a lot of experience working with Mac computers and after graduating he needed a job and the MDRL offered…


Added by Kelly Young on April 26, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

James E. Foy Information Desk Answers Questions of All Kinds 24 Hours a Day

The James E. Foy Information Desk has been answering questions 24 hours a day about everything from Auburn football scores to the number of marshmallows it takes to fill Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Dean Foy founded the information hotline, 344-844-4244, as an information line for students back in the 1950’s, long before Google and Internet phones.

The hotline has been grown to generate attention nationwide. Oprah Winfrey featured the number in “O, The Oprah Magazine,” and Matt… Continue

Added by Stephen Kelly on April 26, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Senior Public Relations Student on Fast Track to Graduate

For most students, a college degree takes four years to obtain. For ambitious and hard working

individuals like senior public relations student Maegan Moguel, it is possible to earn your degree in

three years.

“My advisor, Jane Teel, presented me with two plans, one for a four year graduation date and one for a

three year graduation,” Moguel said. “If I put in a lot of hard work I can do it in three years.

To achieve her goal of graduating in…


Added by Johnny Dougherty on April 26, 2010 at 3:14pm — No Comments

I am Auburn, I am IN the Tradition

As a little girl growing up in Oneonta, Ala. Faith Palmer dreamed of becoming a cheerleader at Auburn University. Although most childhood dreams come to fade, Palmer’s stayed fast.

“The moment I stepped on Auburn’s campus, I knew this was where I was supposed to be,” said Palmer recalling a visit to Auburn University. “I didn’t understand why at the time, but have now seen I had a purpose here.”

Palmer discovered her purpose at Auburn was to fulfill her dreams. Though many… Continue

Added by Sarah Giffard on April 26, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

I am a Wife, Mother and Accounting Student. I Am Auburn

College students are forced to juggle everything from being involved in different organizations to class schedules, and also from jobs to social lives. However, few students have being a wife and mother on their daily to-do list.

Mackenzie Gilmer is the proud mother of Emma Gilmer, wife of Weston Gilmer and a full-time student majoring in accounting.

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Added by Hallie on April 26, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

I Am A Dancer, A Sorority Member, A Reporter…and I Am Auburn

As a graduating senior from Auburn University, Cassidy Caukin has accomplished many goals, created lasting friendships and most of all, made memories that will last her a life time.

Caukin has been involved with numerous on campus activities throughout her years at Auburn. Since a freshmen Caukin has been a part of Tiger Tuesdays, Soccer Sweethearts, the Gamma Phi Beta sorority, Greek Sing for her sorority for three years, an Eagle Eye staff member for two years, a report for Eagle… Continue

Added by Caitlyn Shatlock on April 26, 2010 at 1:58pm — No Comments

David Rachel is Auburn

For David Rachel, being a part of Auburn is just as much about the traditions and atmosphere as it is about forming friendships. Rachel, a junior majoring in business administration, has many good things to say about his classes and social life and that he’s sure he couldn’t have the same experiences anywhere else.

Rachel grew up an Auburn fan and when it came time to choose where to go to college, although he toured other state schools, he ultimately chose to follow in his uncle’s… Continue

Added by Grace Halbert on April 26, 2010 at 1:49pm — No Comments

At Auburn, We're Family

Twenty-one year old Rachel Wilson is a junior at Auburn University. And as she said, “I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.”

Born and raised in Marietta, GA, a suburb outside of Atlanta, Wilson grew up in a supportive and loving family. Her brother, Brad Wilson, is an Auburn alum, and that is what initially made her consider the university.

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Added by Nicole LaMontagne on April 26, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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