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September 2012 Blog Posts (82)

Allen & McCullough Nationally Recognized for Diversity Excellence

Dr. Brenda Allen (photo right), Extension Specialist for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Assistant Professor of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences, and…


Added by Auburn Family on September 30, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Behind the Glass: Celebrating 25 Years

The quaint shops that line the streets of downtown Auburn are loved by locals, students and visitors from all around. Behind the Glass is a boutique located on Magnolia Avenue, and its eye-catching charm brings in many customers.

While many people enjoy shopping at this boutique, not everyone knows the history of…


Added by Brittney Reeves on September 29, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Learning the Disney Way


Kelli Bagwell, a senior in Communication at Auburn, participated in the Disney College Program this past spring semester. Born and raised in Auburn, AL, Bagwell's resume was filled to the brim with Auburn experiences and activities; therefore, she wanted to expand her horizon and accumulate an experience that was outside of the Auburn city limits.

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Added by Olivia Hutchinson on September 29, 2012 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Jason Dufner Wins in Ryder Cup

  Jason Dufner teamed with Zach Johnson to beat Lee Westwood and Francesco Molinari yesterday in the Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.  Representing the USA,they won 3 - 2 in the foursomes.  At 8:50 AM on Saturday (29th),they will go against Nicholas Colsaerts and Sergio Garcia  in the alternate shot format.

Added by Roger W Tinkham on September 29, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Poisonous Impact - A Tale of Two Trees

People celebrating. Toilet paper flying. A family. This is the typical scene at Toomer’s corner after winning a football game. It’s Auburn tradition that we all gather at the trees and cover them in toilet paper. We are a family.

The trees have been around for more than 130 years and most people do not know…


Added by Jessica Rucker on September 28, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

AU Journalism Day Schedule is Updated

Auburn Journalism Day

Friday, Oct. 19

Student Center, Second Floor

Admission is free and open to ALL Auburn University students…


Added by Auburn Family on September 28, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Raising Awareness Rises To A New Level During The Fall

  Donating food to raise awareness rises to a new level every year during the fall. The 19…

Added by Macy Blackwell on September 28, 2012 at 10:37am — No Comments

Food for Thought- Auburn Organization Battles Eating Disorders

According to the National Eating Disorders Association, 10 million females and 1 million males are presently fighting a potentially deadly battle with eating disorders. Auburn University student, Cody Nall, a former bulimia victim, is currently serving as President of Auburn University Body Image Education and Eating Disorder Awareness. She gives her insight on how this organization and the Auburn Family have helped her overcome her disease.



Added by Sarah drexler on September 28, 2012 at 10:03am — No Comments

PRSSA/PRCA'S Pups and Pops Successfully Breeds Puppy Love

On a bright and sunny Monday, popsicle-licking students and student-licking puppies filled the Student Center green space.

Monday, September 24, Auburn's PRSSA/PRCA hosted its first fundraiser of the year- Pups and Pops.

At Pups and Pops, students could "rent" puppies for play time and buy homemade popsicles.

"I walked by, saw puppies, and couldn't resist," said Joey Abate, one of many participants.…


Added by Lillian Parker on September 28, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Best of Buddies

What if I told you that you could have a friend that would love you unconditionally and not judge you for anything said or done; it sounds pretty good, right?

This is exactly what the friendships are like that form in the Best Buddies Club at Auburn University.

Best Buddies was created nationally in 1989 by Anthony Kennedy Shriver. The club is represented in all 50 states and in 50 countries around the world.

Best Buddies is focused on creating…


Added by Heather Duncan on September 28, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

“30” is Just the Beginning

Any Auburn student who has had Ed Williams for newswriting knows the meaning of the number 30.  As a professor who values tradition and the importance of the history of journalism, Williams teaches his students that “30” at the end of a news story denotes the end. This year marks William’s 30th year…


Added by Courtney R. Edwards on September 28, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Auburn Students “Run For a Reason”

For many, September 23rd was a chance to jump over fallen trees, crawl through muddy tunnels and swim in ponds. For many children in Uganda, the Adventure Race, held at Camp Hargis in Birmingham, represented a chance at a better life.…


Added by Laurel Dicus on September 28, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Paying for Abs-What Works for You?

Max Fitness, The Student Recreation Center, Pure Barre, or personal training, the city of Auburn has it all.


With the numerous options of places to exercise as a student, how does one pick the best place to go? I attended three different facilities in Auburn, and evaluated their program. I also interviewed regular users at each location to get a feel for the intensity of their classes and satisfaction of the customer.


Max Fitness is located right off the…


Added by Catherine Edwards on September 28, 2012 at 1:01am — No Comments

Making an Impact through Project Uplift

There is a way for Auburn students to get involved in the community, be a role model and play with Nerf guns.

Hannah Rushin, a junior in communication disorders, spends a few hours each week with Jay, her 6-year-old “little brother.” Rushin is a volunteer for the Project Uplift program. Project Uplift is a mentoring program at Auburn that pairs college students with children ages 5 to 12 in the community.

 Her freshman year, Rushin didn’t know about Project Uplift. When a…


Added by Elizabeth Segarra on September 27, 2012 at 11:24pm — No Comments

Summer in Spain: How to have the time of your life and get credits for doing it

The ability to speak another language is an invaluable skill that is in high demand in our business world today. As Auburn University students we’re constantly trying to push ourselves academically to succeed in the real world and what better way to stand out than to learn another language? This is the reason that each summer many Auburn students, like junior Leanna Vitari from Alpharetta Georgia, decide to study abroad. Vitari chose to do two separate programs in Spain through Auburn…


Added by Katie FitzGerald on September 27, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Set Decoration for Anger Management Show

"Big Basin" is one of 12 of my drawings that will be used for set decoration on Charlie Sheen's new show "Anger Management". They have purchased reproduction prints of the drawings to use. It will be exciting to watch the show when it starts airing again in…


Added by Melissa B Tubbs on September 27, 2012 at 12:45pm — 2 Comments

National Voter Registration Day: Big hit in Auburn area

National Voter Registration Day called students and volunteers to grab their clipboards, set up tables and register voters on campuses and in communities across Alabama and the rest of the country. Sept. 25, 2012 marked the first National Voter Registration Day. Enthusiasm certainly wasn't lacking in the Auburn-Opelika community.

The National Voter Registration Day is a single day of coordinated efforts nationwide to make sure as many Americans as possible are able to cast their…


Added by Beth Clayton on September 26, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

A Passion for Teaching

Casey Gaines is a junior at Auburn University in the early childhood education program. Gaines has had a passion for children all of her life. Recently, she has discovered a few organizations to volunteer with that satisfy her passion as well as further her own goals of being a teacher.

Gaines is currently taking an elementary art class in which the students learn how to show their future students how to make crafts and pieces of art that also teach them a lesson. “I started off…


Added by Amanda Benett on September 26, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Auburn University Students Launch Campaign to Solve Hunger

In the spring of 2012, four students in the Hunger Studies program at Auburn University entered the semester as normal students willing to prove themselves in their capstone class. But a quick turn of events turned their final project into a colossal campaign before their eyes.

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Jennie Daniel, Anna Kate Mullinix, Aubrey Sullivan and Devin…


Added by Megan Leigh Grantham on September 26, 2012 at 11:24am — No Comments

Auburn Goes to Africa

Most students view the summer months as a time for summer classes, vacation or a time to just relax.

AnnaKay Winford, an apparel design major at Auburn University, spent her summer on a mission trip in Uganda, a dream of hers since she was young.

“I went with a…


Added by Scott Kelley on September 26, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

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