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June 2012 Blog Posts (17)

Plainsman's Yawn ... Updyke Saga Continues

Read about the continuing Updyke saga at The War Eagle Reader and, of course,…


Added by Auburn Family on June 29, 2012 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Forbes: Auburn in Top 25 Best Small Places for Business and Careers

Auburn, Ala. - has ranked Auburn as the #17 Best Small Place for Business and Careers. The top 25 cities were chosen out of 184 metropolitan statistical areas with populations under 245,000. Forbes considered several factors including employment, housing,…


Added by Auburn Family on June 29, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

AuburnArt Launches The Auburn In You Photo Contest

AUBURN, Ala. – AuburnArt wants to know: what is The Auburn In You? This photo contest asks applicants to submit personal or family photo entries of their Auburn spirit on AuburnArt’s Facebook page, now through July 2, 2012. All photos will be featured in the Auburn In You gallery, with select photos featured in AuburnArt’s advertisement in the 2012 Auburn Football Illustrated.

Click Here…


Added by Shannon Thompson on June 27, 2012 at 9:50am — No Comments

Auburn University holds groundbreaking for forestry learning center

AUBURN – Auburn University broke ground June 6 on the Solon and Martha Dixon Foundation Learning Center in Andalusia.

The $1.6 million facility will feature a 100-seat auditorium and 40-seat classroom addition to the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, which is used for teaching, research and outreach by the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.

"We must be able to continue to give our students the best possible preparation for the future," said James…


Added by Auburn Family on June 27, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Summer Plainsman Advisor Appears on Paul Finebaum Show

From the Paul Finebaum Show:

Summer Plainsman advisor Austin Phillips appeared on the Paul Finebaum radio program recently. They discussed The Plainsman and student journalist Andrew Yawn. It was Yawn that recently elicited a confession from Harvey Updyke, without even asking about his alleged poisoning of the Toomer's Corner oaks.

Find more music like this on Auburn…


Added by Auburn Family on June 26, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Auburn University's High School Journalism Workshop 10th Anniversary Success

Journalism professor Dr. Jennifer Adams released news of Auburn University's High School Journalism Workshop webpage today.

The 2012 workshop had a diverse turnout. "We had 29 high school sophomores,…


Added by Auburn Family on June 25, 2012 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Two Women (I Know) in the 2012 Olympics

With the announcement of Auburn's Marisa Grimes being selected as the Olympic Torchbearer in London.

I now find myself in the unique position of knowing two ladies at the Olympics in London.

In 1955, I rowed in the heavyweight rowing crew at University of Pennsylvania. We were the best in the world that year.

When I returned,years later, as an alumni, I was surprised to find women at the boathouse.

No,they were NOT cheerleaders but the new Penn Womens Crew.…


Added by Roger W Tinkham on June 25, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Auburn’s College of Engineering adding minor in tribology, lubrication science

AUBURN – Auburn University's Samuel Ginn College of Engineering is adding a 15-hour tribology and lubrication science minor to its curriculum this fall – the first of its kind. The minor will prepare students from various engineering and science programs for careers that require a background in tribology, the study of friction, wear and lubrication.

Tribology has a range of applications, including engines, manufacturing, power generation, human joint replacement and…


Added by Auburn Family on June 25, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Auburn Alumna Katherine Webb Competes in Miss USA :: Auburn Plainsman

Katherine Webb, 23, recently finished in the top 10 in the 2012 Miss USA pageant in June after winning the Miss Alabama USA title in January of this year. Born in Montgomery and raised in Phenix City, she attended Auburn University and graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in…


Added by Auburn Family on June 22, 2012 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Auburn's Grimes to Carry Olympic Torch in London 2012 Games

The Auburn Plainsman - Running with the torch

While enjoying summer away from class, Marisa Grimes, junior in international business, is preparing to carry the Olympic torch…


Added by Auburn Family on June 21, 2012 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Auburn Alumna Jenna Nash Smelling the Flowers at NYC Art Installation

Auburn alumna Jenna Nash (photo: right) smiles and pauses to smell the flowers at a NYC art installation by Converse shoes. See Jenna at :50 seconds into the video. Jenna graduated from Auburn in 2011 with a degree in public relations.

Published on Jun 18, 2012 by converse

On May 30, 2012, Converse proudly presented The City Blooms, an art installation that added a blast of color to Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood. Partnering with famed set designer Chime Serra,…


Added by Auburn Family on June 18, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Jason Dufner Fourth at U. S. Open

Once again, Auburn gets cheers in golf!

Jason Dufner played great golf on an extremely difficult golf course at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.  

He scored a 283 which was only three strokes over par and only two strokes off the lead.  



Added by Roger W Tinkham on June 18, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

Whole Auburn Family Mourns Tragedy

      When an event such as the tragedy of Ed Christian and Ladarious Phillips occurs, all of the Auburn Family feels the effects.  We, at a distance, will all be with you during the Candlelight Service on Thursday evening. It is fortunate that "events" like this are rare. May God bless those who have to suffer the grief at this time for we DO know that His healing will follow.  May the time of grief be only as long as needed to heal all of us!

Added by Roger W Tinkham on June 14, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Student-led Candlelight Vigil Set for Slain Auburn Students

From Eagle Eye TV:

Auburn University Students will be paying tribute to those killed in the shooting this past Saturday:

A student-led…


Added by Auburn Family on June 13, 2012 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Statement from President Jay Gogue

June 12, 2012

9:15 p.m.

City of Auburn Police Chief Tommy Dawson on Tuesday, June 12, announced the arrest of Desmonte Leonard, suspect in Saturday's tragic incident at University Heights Apartments. Below is a statement from Auburn University President Jay Gogue.


"We appreciate the dedication and commitment of the Auburn City Police Department and other…


Added by Auburn Family on June 13, 2012 at 9:45am — No Comments

Information about Saturday's incident at University Heights apartments

Source: Auburn University

June 10, 2012

2:15 p.m.


Counseling is available for all Auburn University students who have been affected by this incident. Appointments are required (except for emergencies) and can be made by calling (334) 844-5123 or by stopping by in person. The office is located…


Added by Auburn Family on June 10, 2012 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace :: Auburn Olympians Prepare

AUBURN - With just 50 days until the opening ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics, is excited to roll out the first of several features on Auburn's Olympic athletes.

Today's video chronicles a day in the life of senior swimmer Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace.



Added by Auburn Family on June 7, 2012 at 8:21pm — No Comments

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