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September 2013 Blog Posts (49)

Auburn’s Theatre Department to Celebrate Life of Bob Fosse

Auburn students passionate in the arts are swinging their hips to commemorate the life of one of the most influential director-choreographers, Bob Fosse, in an original performance titled, “All That Fosse.” He was an unprecedented choreographer who won eight Tony Awards, and forever changed the industry with his provocative yet entertaining choreography.…


Added by Hannah Crane on September 30, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The First Year Experience - One Auburn Students Won't Forget

A student’s first year at Auburn University is a once in a lifetime experience. It shapes his or her Auburn career – friends are made, organizations are joined and traditions are learned. Though most of these things are figured out by the student, it is the guidance from the First Year Experience office that leads students to become a true member of the Auburn Family.

The First Year Experience office is located in 189 Foy Hall. The staff and students who work in the office coordinate…


Added by Mary Catherine Banister on September 30, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Pump Iron and Earn Some Green

Auburn University offers a wide array of amenities to enhance the lives of its students. The newest of these is the Recreation and Wellness Center, which opened this August. The Wellness Center provides students with countless ways to not only stay fit but also provides great job opportunities.

Campus recreation supervisor Michelle Rogge was hired in January 2013 as a facilities attendant, earning her promotion to supervisor in May. During her time at the Wellness Center, she has…


Added by Taylor Shirey on September 27, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

10 Things to Do This Weekend

Auburn students have a serious relationship with football. The first three games this season were at home, followed by a big game at LSU. All of the sudden, there is a bye week. A Saturday with no set plans. No obligations. What is there for an Auburn student to do this Saturday when there is no football?


1. Go to the Waverly Fall Boogie. Rain or shine, there will be live music, vendors and food at 1015 Mayberry Ave., Waverly, Ala. Tickets are…


Added by Elizabeth Segarra on September 27, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Be Well Hut: Inspiring Students to Live Healthy

Last winter, the Auburn University’s Office of Health Promotion and Wellness Services launched a new campaign called the Be Well Hut. The Be Well Hut is a peer outreach program on campus designed to better the well being of Auburn’s students by educating them about their health and wellness.


The idea to have a Be Well Hut on Auburn’s campus was taken from other colleges and universities throughout the Southeast. The students at these colleges and universities seemed to…


Added by Lesley Moody on September 27, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments

Tiger Tracks Around the World

Year after year, Auburn University students travel the world in search of adventure, art, culture, and...class credit. Why would Elizabeth Johnston take a strategic planning course in the classroom when she can take it in London?  And who could resist earning a minor in international studies in Italy? Not Mary Ann Martin.…


Added by Grace Devaney on September 26, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Touchdown in London Town

Imagine this: Waking up from your eleven-hour plane ride across the Atlantic and seeing London along the horizon. For those of you attending the 2014 AU European Grad Trip, this will soon be your reality. After stepping off the plane, you will have complete freedom to start exploring the city, and with only three days to spend, that’s exactly what you’ll want to do. One of the fabulous aspects about this trip is that you are able to explore and attend whichever events pique your interests.…


Added by STUDENT TRAVEL AMBASSADOR on September 26, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Veterans Helping Veterans

During a 10 month tour in Iraq beginning in Summer 2008, young Marine corporal Benjamin Manzano learned a lot about life, and death.  After his 4 year enlistment in the USMC was over, he decided to call it quits and give college a try. “I thought it would be easy…


Added by Amanda Moyer on September 26, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Pups & Pops Second Annual Event

Last year, The Public Relations Student Society of America hosted the event Pups & Pops.  With the combination of popsicles from The Overall Company and puppies from For Paws Rescue, the event struck the core of students’ taste buds and hearts.…


Added by Sarah Moseley on September 26, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Executive Suite Ambassadors of Auburn University

Providing an upscale game day experience for scholarships donors, Executive Suite Ambassadors of Auburn University uphold a long lasting tradition.

“The best part about being a Suite Ambassador is the opportunity to network with some of the most influential people connected to Auburn University, specifically Auburn Athletics,” said Jessica Turner, Suite Ambassador floor captain. Turner is one of two floor captains. She maintains the 3rd floor, while Bobbie Barton is the captain…


Added by Casey Andrea Morrison on September 26, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

This is Social Media

Everywhere you look around the world these days, people and organizations are using social media to connect with each other. Auburn University is no different. The university has adopted six social media platforms to communicate and interact with students, alumni, fans and many more.

Brock Parker is the…


Added by Kyle Cavender Monteverde on September 25, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Tim Dunlap Shares his Research on Signals at Auburn

Auburn University student Tim Dunlap, conducted undergraduate research this past summer for the department of electrical engineering. Dunlap worked on a team of three to determine how signals are sent. The goal of the project was to predict…


Added by Kimberly Mannausa on September 25, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

8 Ways You Know You're an Out-Of-State Auburn Student

1. You can't go home this weekend. 

 Because home is many hours and miles away. 

2. Your friends don't road trip to come see…


Added by Anna-Claire Gibson on September 25, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art brings sculptures Out of the Box

For the first time in its history, the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art is hosting a yearlong outdoor sculpture exhibition. In celebration of its 10th anniversary, “Out of the Box” will make its official premiere Friday, Oct. 4.…


Added by Claire Fisher on September 25, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Being Prepared Is Worth The Effort :: Active Shooter Training

Auburn University’s Department of Public Safety and Security is hosting an active shooter-training course Sept. 30 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., located in the Auburn Arena.


This free course is designed to prepare students, faculty, and staff for any life-threatening situation they may encounter.


“We created a course for Auburn University to…


Added by Katie Esters on September 24, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Tiger to Tiger Tales

This past weekend, the Auburn Tigers suffered their first football loss on the road at the hands of the Louisiana State Tigers. Auburn has not faced LSU in Death Valley since 2011, when LSU went on to win the SEC Championship and ultimately a trip to the National Championship, where they fell to The University of Alabama.

Out of the 92,524 seats in Tiger Stadium, the eighth largest in terms of seating capacity in the NCAA, a few hundred of those seats were occupied by members of the…


Added by Sarah drexler on September 24, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments


When taking notes in the Haley Center or studying in RBD Library, it can be difficult to imagine applying knowledge beyond the classroom. But for sophomore Sara Rains, her hunger studies class took her to places she never imagined.

Last spring, Rains, a nutrition and horticulture major and hunger studies minor, took the hunger studies capstone course taught by Director of Hunger and Sustainability Initiatives Dr. Kate Thornton. Through Auburn’s relationship with the…


Added by Laurel Dicus on September 24, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Intramural Football Fever

Intramural sports are a popular past time for students at Auburn University. Each fall and spring there are a variety of sports offered from softball, basketball, volleyball and the always popular flag football.

In the fall, Auburn University can’t get enough football. Campus Recreation and intramural sports…


Added by Amanda Collier on September 24, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Auburn University professor hopes to increase female faculty in STEM with research

Auburn University professor aims to increase the number of female faculty in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) discipline.


Toni Alexander, associate professor of  cultural geography, hopes to use her research as a way to achieve that goal. Her research methods have included…


Added by Justin Burwell on September 23, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Here, There, Everywhere

Auburn University has an amazing Auburn Abroad program. More than 800 students from Auburn study all over the world each year.

Caitlin Camuti is a senior and spend the summer of 2012 in Madrid,…


Added by Madeline Branch on September 23, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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