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July 2014 Blog Posts (16)

Auburn College of Liberal Arts Perspectives Newsletter for August 2014

CLA Perspectives is the monthly newsletter from the Auburn University College of Liberal Arts. 

CLA Perspectives August 2014

Perspectives
Theatre and dance studio now complete  

Theatre and dance studio now complete

The $3.9 million project is a two-story, 10,471-square-foot addition to the…

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Added by Auburn Family on July 31, 2014 at 7:44pm — No Comments

Eyesore No Longer: Makeover Gives New Look to Parkerson Mill Creek

Auburn University has been transformed this summer from eyesore to outdoor classroom.

The push to complete construction and campus restoration projects before fall typically marks the end of summer semesters at Auburn. One of those projects this year was the restoration of a section of Parkerson Mill Creek that runs through Auburn’s campus near Plainsman Park, the new South Donahue Residence Hall and Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum, former home of Auburn basketball.

Through the…

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Added by Auburn Family on July 30, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Auburn and Opelika Say Goodbye to a Treasure: Henry Stern, The Boy in the Back Row

Kate Asbury Larkin shared this message on Facebook on Thursday, July 17, 2014.

Opelika lost a jewel this morning. Henry Stern, or "Big Henry," as he was affectionately called by his children, Ginger and J, was an historian of all things Opelika, and one of the last known Holocaust survivors east of the Mississippi River. Below is a story written for East Alabama Living magazine (Fall, 2008) by my very own Anna Asbury Larkin. It started as an OHS 10th grade history…

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Added by Auburn Family on July 18, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Farewell to Astronaut and Auburn Alumus Henry "Hank" Hartsfield

AU graduate Hank Hartsfield ’54 has died at the age of 80 on July 17.

In 1984, Hank Hartsfield commanded the maiden mission of the space shuttle Discovery. Hartsfield's death came as a result of complications from back surgery he had several months ago, according to his fellow…
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Added by Auburn Family on July 18, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Everyday Joys of being an Auburn Student

1. Seeing Aubie on the concourse.

“Aubie is the living spirit of Auburn…Women love him, children adore him and men want to be him. He's an eight-time National Champion, the most of any mascot,…

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Added by Lisa Robison on July 14, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Loveliest Village on the Plains

Auburn isn't called the "loveliest village on the plains" for nothing, and anyone who's been here can attest to that. On Merriam-Webster's website, the word "quicksand" has two abbreviated definitions. One definition is literal: deep, wet sand into which heavy objects sink easily. The other definition is figurative: a situation that is dangerous and difficult to escape from.

Auburn: It Sucks You In

Auburn is not deep, wet sand into which…

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Added by Kathryn Grace Thorson on July 13, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Family Spirit Draws Families to Toomer's Corner

I was walking to class when the iconic Toomer’s Corner oak trees, still streamed with toilet paper, were having their limbs severed with chainsaws loud enough to completely diminish the peaceful downtown Auburn atmosphere.

Everyone in Auburn knew the day was coming, as the poison slowly attempted to put an end to the best tradition in college football, but they never thought it would actually arrive. The trees, which had served as a rally point in our small town for around 76 years,…

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Added by Derek Thompson on July 13, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Choosing Auburn: A Family Affair

Why did I choose to attend Auburn University?

Iron Bowl Weekend

1. For starters, welcome to Thanksgiving and Iron Bowl weekend with my family:

Auburn Kid 24/7

2. My mom and dad are the two on the left of the back row. This is how they dressed me for Christmas Day in 1995:…

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Added by Rosa Cantrell on July 12, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Auburn Experience

To be honest, when I decided to attend Auburn University, I wasn’t completely sure I had chosen the right school. When I visited the campus, I immediately thought about how beautiful it was, and when I talked to people they seemed genuinely nice, but I still wasn’t 100% convinced…

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Added by Malcolm Twyman on July 11, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Why I Chose the Auburn Family

How I Became A Member of the Auburn Family

I grew up in the lovely Birmingham, Ala., area where virtually 75% of residents are fans of the Criiiiiiimson Tiiide. At 16-years-old, my dad and I had barely missed an Alabama game, and all my life I thought I'd found my home away from home in Tuscaloosa.



Don’t get me wrong, Tuscaloosa is a beautiful place. But, as a sophomore in high school, the day I found myself there for sorority bid day, it felt like I'd…

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Added by Katie Tynes on July 11, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Family Spirit Draws Families to Campus

I was walking to class when the iconic Toomer’s Corner oak trees, still streamed with toilet paper, were having their limbs severed with chainsaws loud enough to completely diminish the peaceful downtown Auburn atmosphere.



Everyone in Auburn knew the day was coming, as the poison slowly attempted to put an end to the best tradition in college football, but they never thought it would actually arrive. The trees, which had served as a rally point in our small town for around 76…

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Added by Auburn Family on July 11, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Samford Hall Drawing :: Melissa B. Tubbs Ink Architecture

Via Melissa B. Tubbs Ink Architecture:

My newest drawing is of Samford Hall. In 1859, the original Samford Hall was constructed as a main building for the East Alabama College and referred to as “Old Main”. It was a four-story Italianate building and was erected at a cost of $75,000. School was suspended in 1862 due to the Civil War.

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Added by Melissa B Tubbs on July 10, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Charm Draws in New Students

Auburn has been my home for longer than I can remember, and I’m proud to say that my family is larger and better because of it. The charm of…

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Added by William Holt on July 7, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

10 Things I Wish I Knew as a Freshman

My time at Auburn is coming to a close, and I can’t help but swear it just started. In my four years and some summers in the loveliest village, I’ve learned a lot more than AP Style and Adobe InDesign. While I admit that I’m still learning some life lessons before I graduate, there are a few mistakes I’ve made that I hope incoming freshman will learn from.

 

  1. Professors (usually) don’t bite. Go…

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Added by Gwen Baer on July 7, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

10 Unexpected Reasons I Would Choose The Loveliest Village Again

When I decided to attend The Loveliest Village, it was based on the concrete Auburn values exemplified everyday by the university. Academics, History and the campus were key components in deciding to attend Auburn, but I’ve learned subtle perks and quirks are what make Auburn truly special. Here are 10 unexpected reasons I would choose Auburn again.

10. Chick-Fil-A

Combine the best fast food restaurant in the country with monopoly TigerCard money and…

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Added by Ethan Brady on July 7, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Auburn, Through the Eyes of a Tiger

High school juniors and seniors have many choices to consider when it comes to college. Would they rather be an Auburn Tiger or a Clemson Tiger? Is it better to stay close to home or move farther away? All the statistics from college brochures and websites tend to run together, often leaving students and parents overwhelmed.

How Do You Choose?

How does a college stand out and how do you know where you fit in?

I'm currently sitting in a local coffee shop with my dog…

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Added by Kinsey Parker on July 7, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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