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April 2013 Blog Posts (52)

TJ Nyugen: Main man in mechicanical engineering

TJ Nyugen, senior in mechanical engineering, is not only philanthropic, but he also stands out in a crowd. That is, he stands out at Society of Women Engineers (SWE) monthly meetings as the only consistent male member. Nyugen joined the group in 2010 after the suggestion from former faculty advisor, Bonnie Wilson.

“She said there was free food and that’s where all the girls in engineering are,” Nyugen said. “It was an easy sell.” Nyugen is serving his third term as Service and…


Added by Rachel Cole on April 8, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Slum City: A Look Into Third-World Living

Slums with roofs made out of tin, cloth, and chicken wire, walls made out of cardboard and wooden planks and floors covered in tarp set the scene for life in third-world countries. But this scene was found in a place exceptionally familiar to Auburn students last week: the Haley Center Concourse.

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The Committee of 19, Auburn’s student-led… Continue

Added by Elizabeth Griffith on April 8, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Digging Deep with Dr. Keever

Walking into Dr. Gary Keever’s office felt like walking into any professor’s office.  There were books—a lot of books—a desk, chairs and a computer.  Then the eye is drawn to the old plow he has in the corner of the room. Another glance and there is a piece of a tree.

Keever, a professor of Horticulture at Auburn University, sits behind his…


Added by Katie Beck on April 8, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

College of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Spring Fling

This weekend the College of Forestry and Wildlife Services will hold its first Spring Fling at Coach Pat Dye's Crooked Oaks Hunting Preserve and Quail Hollow in Notasulga, Ala.

"Everyone who attends will have the opportunity to tour Couch Dye's home and Japanese Maple gardens," said Heather Crozier, Director of the college.

There will be events happening both Friday night (tonight) and Saturday. Tickets for Friday night are $100, as well as table sponsorships. 



Added by Caroline Wheeler on April 5, 2013 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Summertime and the living is easy: What to do in Auburn during the summer

It’s that time of year again. The semester is coming to a close and another school year is under your belt.

Much like your life experiences a change of pace in the summertime, so will the city of Auburn.


Auburn is a town that comes alive and thrives during the school year. With a constant hub of out-of-town guests during the fall for football season and various events in the spring, there is a continuous flow of people coming and going when school is in…


Added by Lauren Haines on April 5, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Welfare for a Week

Auburn University Professor of Social Work Dr. Danilea Werner decided that the best way to teach her students the hardships of the world was to have them live it.

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Werner designed the Food Insecurity Challenge for her Introduction to Social Work course. The week-long project challenged students to live as though they were…


Added by Carolyn D. Rush on April 5, 2013 at 11:53am — No Comments

Changing Lives Through Changing Eyes

Mollie Lewis didn’t expect to leave Wichita Falls, Texas, to find a new outlook in Auburn, Ala., but that’s exactly what happened to the senior social work major.

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Lewis began her career at Auburn as an apparel design major, but soon grew dissatisfied and wanted to find something different.

“I just wanted to do something with my life that…


Added by Mae Margaret Davis on April 5, 2013 at 11:20am — No Comments

The Duke of Edinburgh Award - A side of Beauty Pageants Never Seen Before

The Duke of Edinberg Award: A Side of Miss America We Have Never Before Seen

When the average person thinks of a girl competing in beauty pageants, they usually conjure up a character similar to the ones in Legally Blonde or Miss Congeniality. They picture a shallow, flighty girl with unrealistic ambitions of a shiny, oversized crown one day sitting on their head as mascara drips feverishly down her face.…


Added by Julia Marie Robertson on April 5, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Bringing a Dog to College

Everyone loves having a dog growing up at home. That wagging tail and wet nose will cheer you up no matter how rough your day has been, but is it a good idea to bring your dog to college? Dogs come with many expenses and responsibilities that cannot be avoided. They also limit where you can live when you start your four years of school.

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Added by Elizabeth Cantrell on April 4, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

John's Story

A majority of students at Auburn University are blessed to receive financial support from their parents. However, this is not the case for all students. Some have to completely support themselves from the day they leave home for college.

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Senior John Lewis from Mobile, AL has…


Added by Taylor Ann Hettinger on April 2, 2013 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Auburn Circle Named Outstanding Media Organization on Campus

Working for the Auburn Circle is a lot like going on a treasure hunt. Editors spend each semester searching through countless submissions of art, creative writing and photography to find the perfect pieces of student artwork to publish in the biannual magazine.

This year, the Auburn Circle staff and featured artists’ hard work paid off.…


Added by Alissa Best on April 1, 2013 at 7:34pm — 1 Comment

Howell Raines selected as 2013 Davis Distinguished Lecturer

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Howell Raines, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and former executive editor of The New York Times, will deliver the 2013 Neil O. and Henrietta Davis Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, April 18, at 6 p.m. in the Dixon Auditorium The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.…


Added by Auburn Family on April 1, 2013 at 9:16am — No Comments

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