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September 2013 Blog Posts (49)

Help a fellow Auburn student

Hey Everyone,

I'm a senior at Auburn University studying International Business with marketing and French. At fifteen, I traveled with People to People to the British Isles and was bitten... by the travel bug. Since then I've had this need to travel and experience the world. I was lucky enough to study abroad in Cannes, France for a month.

The bug bit me again, and I can't say…


Added by Dara Holland on September 23, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Your Guide to Group Fitness

Auburn University’s new Recreation and Wellness Center group fitness schedule has been revamped with the opening of the facility this semester. The group fitness team has worked hard to make sure there is something for everyone.


The new facility offers more than 35 different types of classes being taught by Auburn student trainers six days a week in the fitness tower, group fitness rooms and the leisure activity pool.


Want to get involved,…


Added by Maddi Bourgerie on September 23, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

"On the Verge" of a 100th Anniversary

When the curtain opens on Sept. 26, Auburn University’s theatrical production, “On the Verge,” will be the beginning of something…


Added by Alissa Best on September 23, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Auburn Makes Big Splash on Broadway in 'Big Fish'

View photo slideshow Auburn is on Broadway.  Big Fish is set to open soon to good reviews.  Auburn's lovely icons play a big role in the set design.

The fictional story of Sandra Templeton (Auburn student) and Ed Bloom's lifelong love for her, BIG FISH is the new Broadway musical from five-time Tony® winner Susan Stroman, starring two-time Tony winner Norbert…


Added by Auburn Family on September 20, 2013 at 11:58pm — No Comments

Auburn Alumna Turned Nashville Songbird

On September 3, 2013 Shanna Henderson, Alabama native and Auburn alumna, released her debut single called “A Well.” On it’s release date, the song made the iTunes homepage under the “new and noteworthy” section. This is quite an achievement for an up-and-coming artist in country music.

Nashville is known for its multitude of dreamers and musicians. Among the many songbirds in Music City there are countless musicians with great voices, jumping on stages, and attempting…


Added by Haley Stevens on September 20, 2013 at 3:17pm — No Comments

How to be Miss HC


Once the Samford clock tower struck 9 p.m. on Sept. 12, Student Government Association’s Executive Director of Elections Jessica Bishop exited the back door of Cater Hall to announce the top five Miss Homecoming candidates.  After two days of interviews, Bishop informed the crowd at the callout of the five senior women competing for the title: Jacie Coressel, Molly Anne Dutton, Heather Henley, Cody Nall and Hannah…

Added by Collier Tynes on September 20, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

British Olympian Swimmer Calls Auburn Home

James Disney-May is one of Auburn University’s most impressive swimmers. Disney-May has a very successful collegiate swimming career. Some of the accomplishments that Disney-May has made since his start at Auburn have been a 2012 Olympian, an Eight-time All-American and a Six-Time SEC Champion.

“What initially…


Added by Katelyn Sides on September 20, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Harrison Mills: The Right Fit for Auburn University

The role of our SGA president is to act as the chief student representative for Auburn in all matters dealing with student affairs and university issues. He is someone who knows so much regarding our university, but how much do we really know about him? Auburn students already know the name Harrison Mills , but we all should become better acquainted with him beyond the campaign platform and the ballot. I had an opportunity to sit down with Harrison and discovered he is an interesting…


Added by Addison Pike on September 20, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Football, Fellowship and Orange Jumpsuits

Saturday mornings in Auburn-- it's game day. Football fans mark off their tailgate spots and unload carfuls of food, chairs and Auburn regalia. 

Behind Lupton Hall, the Orange Jumpsuit Guys perform the same ritual to set up the College Kids Tailgate, but for a different reason than most supporters.

"Our first purpose is to be somewhere that students can come and build relationships with each other, get to know the rest of the student body," says…


Added by Lillian Parker on September 19, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Clay + Bros sandals trek on over to Auburn

For most young adults, college is the environment where Darwinian adaptation skills are put to the test. There’s a constant come and go of trends in the mission to fit in, or camouflage ourselves among peers. Still, we want to stand out.

Auburn students McKenzie Strawn and Doug Sears have managed to achieve this paradox with a pair of Clay + Bros sandals. Strawn and Sears knew it would be a shoe that would appeal to their peers. So, they arranged for Atlanta based company owner Clay…


Added by Sheyda Mehrara on September 19, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

A facility fit for tigers

Auburn University's intramural sports program has received significant upgrades with the opening of the Recreation and Wellness Center this semester. 

The old Student Activities Center has closed its doors, but the new facility offers eight full-sized basketball courts and a multi-activities court that can be used for sports such as volleyball, basketball and badminton.

The Recreation and Wellness Center will allow sand volleyball, racquetball and indoor…


Added by Michelle Lolley on September 19, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Bodda Getta Bashes its Way Into the Auburn Arena

Auburn University’s two biggest organizations on campus are once again combining their forces to create a fall event for students and the Auburn public to enjoy. Auburn’s Student Government Association and University Program Council announced this year’s Bodda Getta Bash at Saturday’s football game. This event will feature a parade, pep rally and a free concert.

This year’s band will be Gloriana featuring Eric Hutchinson and will be located in the Auburn Arena on October 11, 2013.…


Added by Hailey Kornman on September 19, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Get Involved All Year Long

If you are ever walking around Auburn’s campus on a Wednesday, you may notice something different. The concourse seems to be alive with different organizations sharing what they are about. Auburn students know this as O-Days, or Organization Days.

Jordan Kirkland, assistant director of Student Involvement Ambassadors, explains the purpose of O-days by saying, “it’s basically a few hours in the…


Added by Ellie Johnson on September 18, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Pinkberry makes Village Dining a Little Sweeter

Auburn University perpetuates the growing frozen yogurt trend by bringing Pinkberry to the Village Dining Hall. The California-based chain is known for its original flavor which is described by Pinkberry as sweet and tangy. 

When frozen yogurt restaurants began to takeover, Auburn students started demanding an on-campus “froyo” option. The city of Auburn has many frozen yogurt restaurants like Chill and Tutti Frutti, but students wanted the convenience of staying on campus as well as…


Added by Libby Horton on September 18, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Artisan Pops Now Available On Auburn University Campus

The Overall Company in Opelika celebrates its first birthday in style — by expanding to Auburn University’s campus.

Opening last August, The Overall Company became a student favorite with their Overall Pops popsicles. Students may now pick up these homemade, all-natural pops from the company's new on-campus food cart.

That’s not the…


Added by Allie Heckel on September 18, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Tastes Like Auburn :: Show Your Spirit with AU Meats

The Lambert-Powell Meats Laboratory at Auburn University offers consumers an opportunity to purchase Auburn-raised meat and eggs while providing a unique and personal shopping experience.

It is easy to drive down Shug Jordan Parkway between University Drive and Wire Road and notice the pasture of cattle grazing on each side of the road. What people may not know, is that the facility located on…


Added by Josiah Greene on September 18, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

One Auburn Graduate’s Transition Into a Fashion PR Girl


The Auburn Family is truly everywhere. Auburn University alumni are making a difference all over the globe. One particular alumna is trying to make her stamp on the fashion industry.


New York City is the city that never sleeps.  It is also the fashion capitol of the world which means, for…


Added by Elizabeth Frenzer on September 17, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Locally and Nationally, Auburn University's Center of Community Service is making a difference.

Passionate about humanities, charity, serving your local community or just wanting to get involved at Auburn? If so, Auburn University's Center of Community Service (C.C.S.) has an organization for you. Auburn University's C.C.S. is designed to impact several communities in different ways. 

"The Center of Community Service is an office that allows students the opportunity to volunteer, whether it's locally, domestically or internationally," said Coordinator Tim King.…


Added by John Dooley on September 17, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Student Works to Bring New Brand to Campus Bookstore

Alta Gracia is a clothing manufacturer in the Dominican Republic challenging dominant brands to raise their ethical standards regarding the treatment and salary of their employees. How are they doing this? By going past the brands to their demand.

Daniel Solomon The brand is progressively reaching out to college campuses hoping to get their merchandise inside campus…


Added by Stephanie Jane Czajkowski on September 17, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Auburn Engineering Students Pass on their Knowledge

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering offers free tutoring to all engineering majors.

Fellow engineering students, who have already taken these courses and know exactly how to help the struggling students, lead the tutoring seasons. From calculus to upper level engineering classes, the tutors provide guidance in a number of different classes. Being an engineering major is hard enough as it is, the students should not have to go through this difficult process…


Added by Jourdan Cooper on September 16, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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