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October 2009 Blog Posts (52)

AU vs Ole Miss (2009) A Poem

Still United





In this season of new beginnings



And our share of highs and lows,



We remain "The Auburn Family"



And our “War Eagle Spirit” still shows!





The "Auburn Tiger Family"



is part of the "Auburn Tiger Team";



We win together and lose together,



While knit tightly at the seam!





At LSU, Kodi Burns with teeth broken



stared adversity in the face!



And it is him… Continue

Added by Frances M Appleton on October 30, 2009 at 12:55am — No Comments

College Credits for Fun

Tis the season for ghosts, pumpkins and spring registration; and while most hours will be filled with core classes why not take a credit and do something fun with it: go bowling. Auburn University offers bowling as a physical education class that is worth two elective credit hours. This is the first semester that Auburn has employed a contracted instructor, Andy DeLaney, and a coach co-instructor, Barbara Holler.



Under the instruction of DeLaney and Holler, bowling classes have gone… Continue

Added by Kristin Lee Keller on October 29, 2009 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Business Frat Star

When people think of fraternities they usually think of a bunch of guys throwing crazy parties till 4 a.m. So it may come as a shock to some that Paige Carpenter, a female member of Delta Sigma Pi, has joined her fraternity in order to gain experience in the field of business. Delta Sigma Pi is a business fraternity at Auburn University that Carpenter has been a member of since 2008.



Similar to other fraternities on campus, Carpenter went through “pledgeship” and had to earn her… Continue

Added by Kaitlin Collart Duffy on October 28, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Auburn Student Finds Her Place in Accounting

Kerale McGarvie is a junior at Auburn University majoring in accounting. She came to Auburn as a transfer student in 2008 after applying on a whim and visiting campus during the Iron Bowl in 2007 where she fell in love with the community.



“I was originally committed and ready to go to TCU [Texas Christian University], but then I came out to Auburn for a campus visit the same weekend as the Iron Bowl and I really liked the campus a lot more than TCU,” said McGarvie. “I really enjoyed… Continue

Added by Margie Phillips on October 28, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Saddle Up with Equine Science

Grab your riding boots and a lead rope and saddle up with Coley Wingo, a senior majoring in Equine Science. Outside of the classroom and labs, you can find Wingo at a barn located in Auburn, where she spends her spare time riding and working with horses.



“I chose Equine Science as my major because of my passion for horses and wanting to learn more about them,” explained Wingo. “This major also has a wide variety of things you can do with it when you graduate, for example you can go… Continue

Added by Kelsey Chandler on October 28, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Getting an Education to Give an Education

Meagan Baird, a senior in Collaborative Special Education, has known that she wanted to teach for as long as she can remember. She said, “I love working with children, and I have always wanted a job that I enjoy going to each day.”



Meagan’s major includes K-12, which means she will be certified to teach at all grade levels. She also took a test in Birmingham called the Praxis II: Elementary Content Knowledge, so she is highly qualified in teaching grades K-6. As a special education… Continue

Added by Patricia DeBow on October 28, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

A Spirit that is Not Afraid

Wanted: Staff Writer or Copy Editor



Job Description: Working unconventional hours (do not expect 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), no cell reception in work area, sense of humor, love of Chik-fil-A, knowledge of AP Style, use of the infamous red pen, InDesign is a plus and must be an Auburn University student.



Distributed in the wee hours of Thursday mornings, students are anxious to pick up their copy from the stands around campus. But most students are unaware of how much work goes… Continue

Added by Elizabeth Mahaney on October 28, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Elvis Has Entered the Building

Photographer Alfred Wertheimer captures Elvis Presley on his journey from New York to Memphis in 1956. His work is now on display at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University.



Wertheimer’s collection is called “Elvis at 21, New York to Memphis.”



“Wertheimer shot close to 3,000 images ranging from when he was doing rehearsals from the Steve Allen show to when he was in the recording studio, to his normal daily activities,” said Dennis Harper, curator of… Continue

Added by Monica Afanador on October 28, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

An Opportunity to Alternate Your Spring Break

Are you tired of the same old spring break plans? While you enjoy sunning yourself on one of the fine southern beaches, do you start to wonder what else you could be doing with your down time? What people out there you could be helping, what productive things you could be doing that don’t involve hours spent frying your skin?



If you find yourself thinking any of these thoughts, or maybe you’re just feeling adventurous, the College of Liberal Arts Community and Civic Engagement… Continue

Added by Kelsey Ware on October 28, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Peace, Love and Hey Day

Auburn University is known for tradition. By October, football season has begun and that means rolling Toomer’s Corner and watching the eagle fly. However for students and faculty, October is known for another notorious tradition, “Hey Day!”



This year, “Hey Day” will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 7 and the theme is “Peace, Love & Hey Day.” All students and faculty are encouraged to say “hey” to their peers and enjoy a time of fellowship and celebration of the Auburn… Continue

Added by Jahnna Hall on October 28, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Rain and Cold Weather Don't Mix!

Walking around campus today, I noticed many students in a dilemma. To counter the recent cold weather, many students were donning heavy coats and hoodies, as well as long pants to keep out the cold gusts of winter wind. The problem comes when clouds fill the sky and the wet showers cover campus with puddles and students are pelted by fat drops of rainwater! The heavy coats become soaked, and jeans, sweatpants and other long legged apparel show signs of water soaking up them. Some students wore… Continue

Added by Andrew Odom on October 27, 2009 at 10:15pm — No Comments

Learn Through Learning Communities

It is easy for freshman to get lost in the shuffle of college life in their first semester with everything that is thrown at them in a very short amount of time. Auburn University has developed a Learning Communities program in order to make this transition a little easier for incoming freshman.



According to the Learning Community Web site, “[Learning Communities] allows students to start off on the right foot through pre-registered classes, supportive professors and optional social… Continue

Added by Hillary Gibbs on October 27, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

A Double Major Who Studies Criminal Behavior

Growing up in Tuscaloosa, Ala. could influence a post high school student to go to the University of Alabama, but not Britni Robertson. Robertson came to Auburn in August 2004 to major in engineering for the financial stability. Now a senior, Robertson is finishing up her majors in her true passions, criminal justice and psychology.



“I wanted to go to Auburn because I wanted to challenge myself, and get away from the town I grew up in. People ask me why I didn’t go to Alabama because… Continue

Added by Kati Jones on October 26, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

What's Your Internship

This time of year students are busy worrying about not getting a call back from their dream internship. Some students are worried about finding an internship that meets necessary school requirements.



Students often feel lost when trying to find an internship that best fits their needs.



“I was so stressed trying to find an internship that was close to home and fit my major,” said Danielle Sherman, a senior in public relations.…

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Added by Anna Keith Johnson on October 26, 2009 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Let There Be Light! A History of How Electricity Came to be at Auburn

The development of electricity at Auburn is a lot more prevalent to the university than we think, or for that matter, are aware of.



Auburn University’s College of Engineering can take the credit for lighting up the campus and later, the town. Dunstan Hall, an engineering building on campus, is named after Arthur St. Charles Dunstan. Dunstan was an Auburn professor of electrical engineering in the early 1900s and was a key player in bringing light to the Deep South.



The… Continue

Added by Kellie Celia on October 25, 2009 at 10:22pm — No Comments

VOTE FOR GENE CHIZIK AS COACH OF THE YEAR

Please go to www.coachoftheyear.com and vote for Gene Chizik. He is a man of great character and he deserves this award for that.

Please pass this on to ALL of your Auburn friends, students and alums to have them vote for this fine gentlemen.

Added by Kerry Rehm on October 23, 2009 at 9:22am — No Comments

A Look into the Life of David Sutton

Questions that are commonly heard in a college course include: “What is the derivative of this problem?”, “What does Socrates mean by this?” and “In what year was the Russian Revolution?” However, if you find yourself in Professor David Sutton’s class, you will be answering questions like: “What is your favorite food?” and “What is your favorite color?” Sutton is not your ordinary college professor, and once you take one of his classes, you will never forget him. So what is behind the man with… Continue

Added by Kristin Lee Keller on October 22, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Auburn student spreads her passion and earns cash

Paige Carpenter, Auburn University Finance major, has landed any college students’ dream job. She gets paid for supporting the Tigers.



Digital College Network (DCN) Live hired Carpenter in fall 2009. This corporation hires students to create and upload content to a website directed at the college market through five individual channels: Music, Sports, Lifestyle, Entertainment and All College.



“I would say the best description for this website is that it is a mix between… Continue

Added by Mary Catherine Stewart on October 22, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Accounting on an Internship

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a guaranteed internship senior year and a job offer right after college graduation? If you are like the majority of Auburn students who are struggling with post-graduation plans, you may be envious of the School of Accountancy’s recruitment process they offer for its students each September.



Anna Twardy, a senior in Accounting, has recently participated in the recruiting process and compares the “Accounting Interview Period” to Auburn’s Panhelenic… Continue

Added by Jahnna Hall on October 22, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

A Mechanical Engineering Transfer Student’s Senior Design Project

Mechanical engineering is one major at Auburn University that is so enticing that even transfer students will come to Auburn to be a part of it. One transfer student, Corey Carlson, came to Auburn after attending Faulkner State College for two years.



During Carlson’s first year of college, he decided to work towards earning a degree in mechanical engineering. He came to Auburn University in his junior year and has been finishing up his classes for his graduation in the spring of… Continue

Added by Stephanie Bivins on October 22, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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