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July 2013 Blog Posts (18)

Auburn University Ranks Among Top 100 Minority Degree Producers in 26 Categories

In the recent edition, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education listed the Top 100 Degree Producer rankings of the institutions that confer the most degrees to minority students. …


Added by Auburn Family on July 31, 2013 at 8:55pm — No Comments

Six Degrees of Auburn Separation :: Good Works in Medicine

Editors' note:  For our readers, this will be a bit of an inside look at what we do at Auburn Family.  This site is a project operated by public relations students at Auburn University.  I'm sharing this story as an example of a way they may find story ideas for Auburn Family using search functions in a variety of social networks.  We start with Facebook's new Social Graph Search function.…


Added by Auburn Family on July 30, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Color Me Auburn 5K Race Set for August 24th

The SAA Color Me Auburn 5K will take place on Aug. 24, 2013, at 6 p.m. on the Auburn University campus. The starting line will be located on the Science Center Concourse between the Quad dorms and the science buildings. We recommend you arrive from 45 to 60 minutes before the run begins to allow time for parking and stretching. During the run, participants will be showered with orange- and blue-colored powder that is non-toxic, 100 percent safe, and biodegradable.…


Added by Auburn Family on July 29, 2013 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Graduation Photos for Summer 2013 :: AU Photographic Services

Graduation portraits are this Thursday, Aug. 1. Appointments are available from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Read more from Auburn's Photographic Services. Their office offers Auburn graduates an opportunity to have professional cap & gown portraits taken in their studio.  …


Added by Auburn Family on July 29, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Auburn University Launches Distance and Continuing Education Program Website

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University has created a comprehensive, online resource for distance and continuing education programs to give current and potential students convenient access to information about educational opportunities across campus.

As you can see by the images to the right and below, Auburn has had great success with online education programs.  Here's hoping this effort will help all academic areas learn from the best examples on campus,…


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

Auburn University to Become Smoke-Free Campus Under New Policy

AUBURN UNIVERSITY - Auburn will become a smoke-free campus under a policy that takes effect Aug. 21. In doing so, Auburn joins nearly 1,200 colleges and universities in the United States in recent years to ban smoking on campus.

The policy, which moves the boundaries for smoking of tobacco products to the campus periphery, was recommended by the Campus Health and Wellness Committee and representative bodies and authorized by President Jay Gogue. In addition…


Added by Auburn Family on July 26, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

Jenna Nash, Auburn Alumna, Keeps Capturing the Eye of Videographers in New York City

So many Auburn students leave the Loveliest Village after graduation for the Big Apple. It is fun to follow their adventures in New York.  In fact, the number of alumni in NYC is so great - you may be surprised to find that there are many Auburn hangouts there. 

In Manhattan's Midtown East and…


Added by Auburn Family on July 24, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Alabama Ghostbusters :: Web Series, Episode 2

Episode 2 of the new Alabama Ghostbusters fan web series is here and in full 1080p HD!  View Episode 1 here: on YouTube

This web series stars Auburn's Brock Parker, member of Alabama Ghostbusters and Multimedia Specialist for Auburn University's Office of…


Added by Auburn Family on July 22, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Alabama Ghostbusters: A Web Series - Episode 1 - Starring Auburn's Brock Parker

Alabama Ghostbusters - - is the online franchise headquarters for the local Ghostbusters fan base in Alabama. The group's primary goal centers around fostering the continual growth of the Ghostbusters fan community in our state. Backed by a growing, open costuming presence, the group plans and executes promotional, charity-driven, and…


Added by Auburn Family on July 21, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Auburn University Libraries’ Collection of Civil War Diairies

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Special Collections and Archives Department of Auburn University Libraries has added another significant historical document to its collection of materials documenting the American Civil War. Through a donation by the family of Nancy Eckert Galbreath, the…


Added by Auburn Family on July 19, 2013 at 10:40am — No Comments

Sports Broadcaster Lindsay McCormick Official Reel 2013

In our continuing update of Auburn alumna following their dreams in broadcasting and more, meet Lindsay McCormick.  This is her 2013 broadcast reel featuring excerpts from her work on various sports networks, channels and websites.

McCormick has appeared in the hit NBC drama Grimm and has also been seen in Leverage on TNT. She's also been writing a column for the Esquire magazine blog.…


Added by Auburn Family on July 11, 2013 at 9:02pm — No Comments

Grace Ann Hollis :: Student Spotlight

Auburn University highlights the work of Grace Ann Hollis in their Take Five series this week.

Grace Ann Hollis is a master's student in the School of Accountancy and a 2012 Auburn graduate with a bachelor's degree in accountancy. In addition to her graduate studies, Hollis is also the Martin Fellow in the Office of Development, where she works with the Graduate School…


Added by Auburn Family on July 10, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

Jesica Ahlberg Continues to Make Her Splash in TV :: Alumna Update

It is often said that a liberal arts degree is quite valuable. It is broad enough to allow you to branch out into many areas of work. The same is true of a public relations degree within the College of Liberal Arts.

Yes, we have…


Added by Auburn Family on July 9, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Samuel Ginn College of Engineering Holding First Women in Engineering Camp

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering will hold its first Women in Engineering camp this week for rising eighth through 10th grade students. It is the college's first girls-only residential camp that will focus on issues important to women in the field of engineering. It will also provide an inside look at several of the college's programs. Sessions will be led by female engineering organizations, faculty members, alumni and Auburn engineering students.…


Added by Auburn Family on July 9, 2013 at 9:51am — No Comments

Auburn University online Master of Education degree program ranked No. 1 by education and career website

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Auburn University online Master of Education degree program is ranked No. 1 in the U.S. by, a leading higher education and career website. rated the top 20 online master of education programs based on academic excellence, quality of course offerings, faculty, awards and school reputation.

“This recognition is further evidence of the high quality of our programs and the commitment of our…


Added by Auburn Family on July 6, 2013 at 11:04pm — No Comments

Recap of Last Week's Events

Here is a recap of several stories that made quite an impact. An historic endowment, naming of four new schools on campus, a new Dean of Liberal Arts and also news of the beloved Mr. Penny and his recovery all caught the attention of Auburn last week.

Auburn Welcomes New…


Added by Auburn Family on July 6, 2013 at 11:04pm — No Comments

The Life and Art of Agnes Taugner :: Memorial Remembrance on June 15th

A memorial remembrance service was held in Auburn on June 15, 2013 for a beloved art professor, Agnes Taugner.

Taugner was an accomplished artist and professor of art at Auburn University until her retirement in 1993. She died in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 23, 2012.

At the memorial service, the art on display was lent by her friends and family and includes painting,…


Added by Auburn Family on July 2, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Jeff Foxworthy: You Might Be an Auburn Fan If...

If you thought you saw Jeff Foxworthy on Auburn's campus this week ... you were right.

Foxworthy accompanied his daughter to the loveliest village for Camp War Eagle.  Yes, the word is that she'll be enrolled as an Auburn Tiger for Fall 2013.

The famous comedian, who performed to a soldout crowd here for Homecoming in Beard-Eaves Coliseum back in the 1990s, is well-known for his frequent appearance in Auburn shirts.  

So, we're pleased to learn that…


Added by Auburn Family on July 1, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

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