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June 2013 Blog Posts (30)

Recreation and Wellness Center is Coming August 19th

It's coming ... the Auburn University Recreation and Wellness Center is slated to open August 19th. Read Kristen Oliver's Opelika-Auburn News feature:

Auburn University will soon provide students with the longest indoor running track in the country, an in-pool rock climbing wall and much more in the new Recreation and Wellness Center. Jennifer Jarvis,…

Added by Auburn Family on June 28, 2013 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Clint Myers Named Auburn Softball Head Coach

Auburn, Ala. - Clint Myers, who led Arizona State to two NCAA Championships, has been named Auburn softball’s second head coach in program history, Director of Athletics Jay Jacobs announced Friday. In eight years at the helm of the Sun Devil program, Myers took seven trips to the Women’s College World Series.

Myers captained the Sun Devils to national titles in 2008 and 2011 and made the trip to Oklahoma City seven times in eight years. In his only miss of the WCWS,…


Added by Auburn Family on June 28, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Auburn University selects Joseph Aistrup to lead College of Liberal Arts

Auburn University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Joe Aistrup (photo, right) of Kansas State University as the new Dean of The College of Liberal Arts.

Auburn University Provost Dr. Timothy Boosinger announced the news to faculty and staff this morning via email, "Dr. Aistrup was selected following a very competitive national search."  Details follow...

Auburn's Largest College Welcomes New…


Added by Auburn Family on June 27, 2013 at 10:12am — No Comments

Asst. Professor Elizabeth Lipke Receives $400,000 NSF Cardiac Tissue Grant

Auburn engineer presented with National Science Foundation CAREER award to study cardiac tissue regeneration Elizabeth Lipke, an assistant professor in Auburn University’s Department of Chemical Engineering, has received a $400,000 grant through the National Science Foundation’s prestigious Faculty Early CAREER Development Program for her research designing engineered cardiac tissue and developing cardiac regeneration…


Added by Auburn Family on June 27, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Auburn's Fashion Merchandising Program Ranks 7th in U.S.

Auburn's Fashion Merchandising Program ranks seventh in the nation.  The site looked at 200 schools around the country for its overview of fashion design programs.

7. Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama Top 5%…


Added by Auburn Family on June 26, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Sunny Golloway Named Auburn Head Baseball Coach

AUBURN, Ala. - Sunny Golloway has been named Auburn's head baseball coach, Auburn Director of Athletics Jay Jacobs announced Friday. Golloway has spent the past eight seasons as head coach at the University of Oklahoma, where he led the Sooners to seven NCAA Regional berths, four NCAA Super Regionals and the 2010 College World Series.

"I'm really excited about this opportunity because I've always held the Auburn baseball program in very high regard," Golloway said.…


Added by Auburn Family on June 24, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Two Distinguished Young Women Choose Auburn University

The Distinguished Young Women (DYW) of America scholarship competition is underway in Mobile, Ala.   The program hits the stage on Thursday, Friday & Saturday, June 27, 28 & 29 at 7:00 p.m. in the Mobile Civic Center Theater.  Meet all of the contestants in the video below.

Two of the contestants have already stated their college preference - Auburn.

Jean Elizabeth Miles (Alabama) and Avian Brown (Georgia) intend…


Added by Auburn Family on June 22, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Board Approves the New School of Communication and Journalism

Today the Auburn University Board of Trustees voted to approve formal creation of The School of Communication and Journalism. Current department chair Dr. Margaret Fitch-Hauser and incoming chair Dr. Jennifer Adams were present at the meeting representing the proposal.

"The Board of Trustees approved our request for school designation! We are now the School of Communication and Journalism," Adams wrote in an email announcement to faculty and staff. Adams shared special thanks to Dean…


Added by Auburn Family on June 21, 2013 at 1:09pm — No Comments

The Man Behind the Name :: Raymond J. Harbert

Tara Grant Jones, Director of Development, announced the news today via Facebook.

It is a great day at Auburn! I am so excited for my team and the College of Business. Raymond Harbert has committed a $40 million gift to our college. This is the largest gift ever to Auburn University. In recognition of this gift, the Auburn Board of Trustees just approved our request to rename the college. As of today, we will be known as the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business.…

Added by Auburn Family on June 21, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Auburn graduate selected for prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship

AUBURN UNIVERSITY - Paul Bergen, a 2012 graduate of Auburn University, has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, a full-cost award for full-time graduate study and research at the University of Cambridge.

Bergen will pursue a Ph.D. in pathology at Cambridge with a focus on how Salmonella infects the host intestinal cell and overcomes the host immune response to cause…


Added by Auburn Family on June 21, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Hilary Rizk Receives Undergraduate Research fellowship

Wildlife sciences junior Hilary Rizk has been named an Undergraduate Research Fellow for fall 2013. The Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (URFP) provides opportunities for qualified students from any major to conduct mentored research with Auburn University faculty.

Rizk will work with biological sciences professor Geoffrey Hill to investigate a deadly bacterial pathogen called Mycoplasma gallisepticum in house finches. M.g., as it is called, jumped to the species…


Added by Auburn Family on June 20, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Latest from Auburn Engineers: Virtual Reality, Flight Simulation and The Lego Lab

Securing a virtual world

Auburn Engineers are responding to a crisis facing the United States – the country's need for digital forensic experts – and are tackling head on the…


Added by Auburn Family on June 19, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

College of Business students in Hungary

Seventeen College of Business juniors and seniors just returned from touring companies in Europe, making stops in Berlin, Prague and Budapest.

The students left Auburn on…


Added by Auburn Family on June 17, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Jason Dufner Ties for Fourth at US Open Golf Tourney

Auburn's Jason Dufner tied for fourth at the USGA Open Golf Tournament played at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore,PA.

Jason played a particularly good fourth round on Sunday that put him in the position to challenge the leaders.

Justin Rose won the USGA Open beating Phil Mickelson on the last hole.  We look forward to hearing more from Jason now that he has gotten his best game going…


Added by Roger W Tinkham on June 16, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Auburn students spend the summer studying abroad

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – While summer is a time for college students to start a new internship, relax by a pool or visit home, for many Auburn University students the summer semester brings with it the opportunity to travel the world – all while earning class credit.

Auburn Abroad, the university’s study abroad program, allows more than 1,000 students to study around the world each year from every area of study.

This summer, 585 Auburn students are…


Added by Auburn Family on June 16, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Extension System offers safe food handling training to farmers markets

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Alabama Cooperative Extension System Food Safety Team is offering safe food handling training to fruit and vegetable producers who sell their commodities at farmers markets throughout the state, with the ultimate goal of preventing outbreaks of foodborne illness.

The training, titled “Enhancing the Safety of Locally Grown Produce,” is designed to alert…


Added by Auburn Family on June 15, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Auburn's Alumnae Video Bloggers Travel the World

Social media is a comfortable haven for college students.  Some use it to interact with their friends and family.  Others take it a creative step further as bloggers.

Two Auburn alumnae, while travelling the US and world this summer, are sharing their experiences via video in YouTube and then sharing in social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

Chelsea Bohannon (photo, right) and …


Added by Auburn Family on June 14, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Inside the Village on the Plains

I just received the June issue of Inside the Village on the Plains. I knew they were doing the article for June, but didn't know that I was going to be on the cover. It's amazing! On two covers with four-page article in each and in a third version with a two page article, no cover. Very, very nice surprise. My drawing of the Auburn Oak before it was poisoned is included in the article.…


Added by Melissa B Tubbs on June 13, 2013 at 3:39pm — 1 Comment

Junior High Students Attend Summer Vet Camp at Auburn's College of Veterinary Medicine

Auburn's College of Veterinary Medicine hosts junior high school students for summer veterinary camp

By Kristen Oliver / Opelika-Auburn News

Auburn, Alabama — 

Lillian Shortle, 13, puts her hand through a fistula to feel inside a dairy cows rumen Wednesday at Veterinary Camp "Large Animal Day" at the Auburn University…


Added by Auburn Family on June 13, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

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