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April 2013 Blog Posts (52)

Quadruplets graduate from Auburn University

By Jim Jackson and Amy Weaver, Office of Communications and Marketing

Mary Elizabeth, Sarah, Will and Caitlin Haynes came to Auburn University together and they will leave it together.

When the quadruplet children of Tammy and Bruce Haynes of Ohatchee, Ala., were admitted to college on the Plains, each earned the same four-year scholarship.

"Mom and dad told us, you have a scholarship for four years so you have four years to graduate, or you're on your own,"…


Added by Auburn Family on April 30, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Toomer's Oaks Last Roll :: Recap of Stories

The Last Roll

Jules of the South

From Julia Robertson: "At my school we have two oak trees…


Added by Auburn Family on April 30, 2013 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Women's Self Defense Class for College Credit

Imagine you are walking through the parking deck to your car after a late night spent at the library studying. Keys in hand, you make a beeline for your car. You hit the unlock button on your remote control key fob and the lights blink. But when you open the trunk to deposit your heavy backpack, someone grabs you from behind.

            This is the nightmare of many college age women. It is hard to feel confident going places alone when you feel helpless. However, Auburn University…


Added by Grace Young on April 28, 2013 at 8:06pm — No Comments

Following footsteps

What did you dream of becoming when you were little? Did you have someone you looked up to or dreamed of becoming? Many people know what they want to become at a young age and hold on to their dream. 

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Added by Schalles Williams on April 27, 2013 at 3:12pm — No Comments :: Auburn Equestrian Wins 2013 NCEA Overall and Hunt Seat National Championships

AUBURN, Ala. - The Auburn equestrian team defeated Georgia, 3-1, in a ride-off competition to win the 2013 NCEA Overall National Championship Saturday at the Extraco Events Center in Waco, Texas.

The Tigers also won the Hunt Seat National Championship earlier in the day en route to the overall title.…


Added by Auburn Family on April 26, 2013 at 6:33pm — No Comments

From Hobby to Occupation

The starting of spring semester for a senior student can often be a very stressful time. This is when most students start to really consider the options for post graduation. This was true for senior at Auburn University, Rachel Pridgen. The stress of school and graduation pointed Pridgen to a new hobby, yoga. Her new hobby then ended up leading her to an option for an occupation.

Pridgen started taking yoga classes at a relatively new yoga studio, Fly Yoga Studio, located downtown…


Added by Emory Lloyd Hopson on April 25, 2013 at 3:23pm — No Comments

From Trees to Degrees

As the Toomer’s Oaks prepare to come down, Auburn University prepares to lose an iconic tradition that has brought the Auburn family together for decades.


Although fans will no longer be able to roll the famous oaks, Auburn University has plans to preserve the memories.


To commemorate the oaks, Auburn will be working with several licensed manufacturers to create mementos from the trees’ wood after their removal in late April.


All proceeds of…


Added by Lindsay Miles on April 24, 2013 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Eagle Eye TV Celebrates 20 Years!

On A-Day weekend, students and alumni celebrated 20 years of Eagle Eye TV. Alumni from all over the country came back to the Plains to say farewell to Toomer's Oaks and celebrate a milestone. 

Eagle Eye alumni were given tours of the station, where they marveled at Eagle Eye's improvements. Many of the alums remembered the "good ole days" when Eagle Eye had only one show a week, "Eagle Eye Magazine." Today, Eagle Eye produces seven shows a week and has over 40 members. 



Added by Eagle Eye TV on April 24, 2013 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Accounting Major Accepts Job at Ernst & Young

Meg Danielson graduated from Auburn University in December 2012.  Like many accounting hopefuls, Danielson gained a prestigious internship with Ernst & Young, one of the top accounting firms located in Atlanta, Ga.


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After completing the internship Danielson was offered a full-time position,” I just now finished my internship with…


Added by Haley Mitchell on April 24, 2013 at 11:44am — No Comments

How I found My Job Before Graduation

Finding a job is not easy. With the recent slumps in the American economy, college students are finding themselves on the wrong end of the job spectrum. While President Obama and his administration work to create more jobs and better the economy, it is up to today’s college graduate to work hard for the position of their dreams. It may seem impossible, but many students are finding new ways to generate leads, network and ultimately lockdown a full-time job.


“Networking is the…


Added by Jase Patrick Roberts on April 23, 2013 at 9:11am — No Comments

Auburn University organization to host mud run

Although the W. E. Winter Amphibious Warrior Mud Run is well known in the community, the organization that runs it isn’t as well known. The Semper Fidelis Honorary Society is a new student government association organization that was approved this past year to become a campus organization.


“Semper Fidelis” is Latin for “always faithful.”



Auburn University’s website states, “The mission of the organization is to seek to strengthen…


Added by Whitney Johnson on April 21, 2013 at 8:22pm — No Comments

Civic Engagement: Far Beyond Service

Most people think ‘civic engagement’ is just a ten-dollar phrase for volunteerism, that all it requires is 15 volunteer hours at the local food bank and you’re good to go till Christmas, but according to Auburn University professor Nan Fairley, it’s far beyond service.

“Civic engagement is about going beyond transaction to transformation,” said Fairley at the Engaged Scholar Speaker Series lecture Thursday, April 11. In its simplest form, it means building an equal partnership…


Added by brittanie hollaway on April 19, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

Auburn Student Puts Exercise Science on the Map for Auburn University

Robert Brannan, a senior in exercise science at Auburn University has been hard at work on a project to compare the electromyographic (EMG) activity of the middle-trapezius and posterior deltoid while performing a suspension inverted row and traditional inverted row. 

Brannan, a secondary investigator on this particular project, has fallen in love with the research and experience that this project has provided. 

This project was developed at Auburn University Montgomery in the…


Added by Taylor Starer on April 18, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Summer Fun at Summer Camp

That time of the year when most college students desert campus and it seems that no one is around, the high school students invade our territory. They come from all over to expand their knowledge in various subjects.

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“We are here to help high school students make decisions about their educational futures and careers,” said James…


Added by Jessica Rucker on April 18, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Auburn University's Master of Landscape Architecture

After earning his Bachelor of Science in Landscape Horticulture at Auburn University, Jesse Holt decided to further his education by entering Auburn’s Master of Landscape Architecture program.



The Master of Landscape Architecture is a two-year, six-semester program dedicated to teaching and equipping graduate students with real world components to…


Added by Ashley Laws on April 17, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Chick-Fil-A is Famous Among Students for More than their Chicken Sandwich


Chick-Fil-A is known for their famous chicken sandwich and being a christian company closed on Sunday, but not many know about what it takes to earn the S. Truett Cathy Scholarship. 


Sara Beth Deas was awarded this scholarship in March of 2013 after first being awarded the $1,000 scholarship from Chick-Fil-A two years ago. 



Added by Jennifer Leonard on April 17, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Tiger Advisor @ the Library: An Academic Support Service

The pressure of class registration is one that plagues many Auburn students. In an effort to better the registration process and improve graduation rates, Student Government Association teamed up with the Office of the Provost to offer a new academic support service this past fall.

Tiger Advisor @ the Library launched in October 2012 as a satellite advising station to add to the work of student's academic advisors. SGA Chief of Staff Collier Tynes…


Added by Sarah Beth Worsham on April 17, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Kicking college distractions to the curb one goal at a time

Life is full of distractions, a statement that comes as no surprise to anyone, no matter what your age is.


Between schoolwork, your friends and the ever so enticing Internet it can be easy to lose track of time and get behind on matters more important than The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. (Yes ladies, unfortunately there are more important things to tend to.)


Although the same distractions exist in college as they did in high school, the distractions can…


Added by Lauren Haines on April 16, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Be The Match Makes an Appearance at Auburn University

Be The Match, a bone marrow registry that helps find donors for people who need bone marrow or blood transplants, is making a come back on Auburn’s campus. Be the Match matches donors to patients with Leukemia, Lymphoma, Sickle Cell Anemia and other blood cancers.

More than half of people who need bone marrow or blood transplants do not have a donor match in their family. Therefore, these patients rely on Be The Match to save their lives and find a…


Added by Haley Anne Partus on April 16, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

SouthEast cyclists travel to Opelika for Rail City Criterium

The James Bros. Bikes’ race team and the nonprofit organization, Alabama G.O.A.L. Fest, are hosting the first Rail City Criterium (Crit) in historic downtown Opelika, Ala., on April 13. The Crit expects 100-150 cyclists from the SouthEast to participate and will feature six different races on a challenging six-turn course.

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Added by Catherine Sirna on April 16, 2013 at 11:48am — No Comments

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