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April 2012 Blog Posts (60)

Media Moguls: Gatekeepers to the World

When Jim Morrison said, “Whoever controls the media, controls the mind,” he could not have been more spot-on. The media are not only gatekeepers to the world, but also impact what we talk about, the level of importance we place on issues and how we view ourselves.

For journalism senior Bradley Roberts, his love of writing paired with the desire for having an impact on the dissemination of information is what lead him toward this course of…


Added by Lauren Beason on April 6, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

PLANET Hosts Annual A-Day Plant Sale

Who says money does not grow on trees?

For members of Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), Auburn University’s student landscape horticulture club, trees and other plants sold at the annual A-Day Plant Sale raise money to provide scholarships and funding for travel to national competitions.

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PLANET, a professional, service and…


Added by Kristin Oliver on April 6, 2012 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Jenna Bush Hager to Visit The Plains

On Monday, April 23, a number of distinguished philanthropists will speak at the 10th Annual Spring Symposium and Luncheon, an event hosted by the Women’s Philanthropy Board.

Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of former President George W. Bush, will be the featured speaker at the luncheon.

Hager traveled to Latin America as an intern with UNICEF and is currently a contributing correspondent to NBC’s Today. During her journey to Latin America, she…


Added by Sarah Cook on April 6, 2012 at 11:55am — No Comments

Excelling in Exercise Science

Joe Reindl is a senior at Auburn majoring in exercise science. He recently was accepted into the master's level exercise science program.

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Added by Veazey Tramel on April 6, 2012 at 11:34am — No Comments

Senior Nutrition Major Seeks to Develop Culinary Skills Program for Patients with Eating Disorders

Every female can relate to the pressures that come from the desire to be thin. Girls today, even very young ones, are being bombarded with the message that they need to be super-skinny to be happy and successful, while medical experts endlessly tout the health risks associated to being this thin.


Among these experts is Amyclaire Grisham, a senior in nutrition and dietetics, whose passion for health stems from her early involvement in competitive sports; particularly,…


Added by Laura Lazas on April 6, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

On the Tracks

On the Tracks, a biannual food and wine event presented by Opelika Main Street, will take place in downtown Opelika, Ala. on April 20, 2012 from 6 p.m. until midnight. Rain or shine, the event will be lined with hundreds of food vendors and live music on Railroad Avenue.

Previously, participants have gone on a tasting trail throughout different shops and restaurants in the downtown area. This year’s participating stores include: Arricia; Café 123; Cheesecake Cottage; FlipFlopFoto;…


Added by Kalyn Ballard on April 6, 2012 at 11:08am — No Comments

10th Annual High School Journalism Workshop, June 17-22, 2012

NOTE:  Today is the last day to take advantage of the early bird rate for the High School Journalism Workshop. Register now!

High school students can gain hands-on experience in the many aspects of journalism during the 10th annual summer workshop hosted by Auburn…


Added by Auburn Family on April 6, 2012 at 9:03am — No Comments

Career Center Leads to Professional Students

All too often upperclassmen look back on their freshman year wishing someone had told them study tips, which professor to take, how to study for college and various on-campus resources. Freshman, here’s one of Auburn’s best-kept resources.

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The Career Center. Basically, the Career Center offers a multitude of…


Added by Dana Tashiro on April 5, 2012 at 10:48pm — No Comments

A Major That's Under the Sea

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? I’ll bet marine biology major Jenny Hudson could tell us.  With Auburn University roughly four hours away from the closest beach, marine biology is not the most well known major.

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Hudson is a senior majoring in marine biology, the study of aquatic organisms. The major consists of…


Added by Sydney Stewart on April 5, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Runway of the World

Calling all fashionistas, this year’s Runway of the World is sure to spark interests of anyone looking for fun, fresh ideas for spring. This annual event is presented by the Apparel Merchandising and Design Association of Auburn University.


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Added by Morgan Dorsett on April 5, 2012 at 2:27pm — No Comments


Are you outgoing, energetic, and self motivated??

Do you enjoy traveling, working with others, and experiencing new things??

Are you at least a Junior or Senior in hours??


If the answer is YES, then I have the job for you!!!!


Auburn Alumni Association is looking for their new (2012-2013) Student Travel Ambassador!!


This is an amazing opportunity for you to gain valuable job experience and work towards a free trip to Europe! What…


Added by STUDENT TRAVEL AMBASSADOR on April 5, 2012 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Artists Wanted NYC Competition

I entered this competition for the chance to have my art on an electronic billboard in Times Square. Please go to Click "Collect Me" It's FREE and you can help me win the competition. The more collectors I have…


Added by Melissa B Tubbs on April 4, 2012 at 8:47pm — No Comments

Consider genetic counseling!

Whitley Kelley is a senior at Auburn University majoring in microbial cellular and molecular biology.

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If you are anything like me, you wonder what in the world made her choose that major. She has good reason.

Kelley explained that she has always had a passion for science and knew that was the direction in which she wanted to focus her…


Added by Jamie Nolen on April 4, 2012 at 11:01am — No Comments

The Industrial Life

Mshon Pulliam, senior at Auburn University, explains his academic career path as an industrial engineer and the many accomplishments and opportunities that Auburn has provided for him.


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“I chose to be an engineer, specifically an industrial systems engineer, because it can be applied to so many different things,” said Pulliam.…


Added by Tiffany Prewitt on April 3, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Help For Your Career at the Fair

Career fairs happen more often than one might think, and you can get an internship or job just by going to one and meeting people from different companies.

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By finding out about the fairs through the Auburn University website, you can help your chances of getting an interview exponentially.  It is free to students and gives them tons of…


Added by Katie Simms on April 2, 2012 at 11:34pm — No Comments

Making the Transition

Moving from high school to college can be a scary time, especially when you’re coming from another state only knowing a handful of people.


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With college comes a new freedom that most incoming freshman have never experienced. Add that in with classes, and we’ve got a whole different set up than what freshmen are used…


Added by Katie Simms on April 2, 2012 at 9:28pm — No Comments

The World of Engineering

Engineering is one of Auburn University's top colleges.  It is nationally recognized, ranked as the 32nd undergraduate program and 41st graduate program among public institutions.  Being so competitive, students are dedicated to their field of work and strive to do their best.

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Grant Rogers, a senior in mechanical…


Added by Katie Simms on April 2, 2012 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Fitness studio raises Barre

Two residents recently opened a fitness studio promising lifechanging results: Pure Barre. 

Pure Barre is also a 55-minute total workout that combines pilates, ballet and weight training. 

Before opening the studio in Auburn, co-owner Courtney Treater, resident of Auburn and Samford alumna, was a client at the Birmingham location of Pure Barre. 

She and her sister, Kelly Shuman, alumna, had always dreamed…


Added by Jenna Moran on April 2, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Laura Beth Guglielmi :: Agriculture at Auburn

Laura Beth Guglielmi is a junior at Auburn University who is majoring in Agriculture Business and Economics. Agriculture is a major that requires a lot of interest in the field.

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“I went into agriculture because my whole family has always been involved in it. My grandpa grew up growing cotton on his farm and has always been involved in…


Added by Stephanie Young on April 2, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Kara Ashby Talks About Her Experience With Alpha Kappa Psi

As a college student involvement in organizations can be crucial to developing skills that are necessary after college, but for senior Kara Ashby the skills that she is learning from the Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity are paying off now.

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The Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity is a “professional business fraternity is founded…


Added by Morgan Seeley on April 2, 2012 at 10:03am — No Comments

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