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October 2015 Blog Posts (43)

Blazing A New Trail

Allie Davison, a senior majoring in sports journalism, knows about standing out. Being a female in a largely male-dominated industry is not for everyone, but Davison has a passion that she refuses to ignore.

Freshman year at Auburn is typically reserved for getting acclimated to the college environment and cramming for those pesky biology and history tests. This was not the case for Davison. She began working for Auburn Rivals, a sports site dedicated to covering all…


Added by Madison Bucher on October 30, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Students Take the Concourse to Compete on the Feud

It’s time to play “Auburn Feud!”

With the success of “Auburn Sings” in the spring, the staff at Eagle Eye TV decided to create another show just as entertaining for the fall.



Added by Janiee Rush on October 30, 2015 at 9:06am — No Comments

2015 WPB Fall Luncheon

11043071_10152853820513250_9136366852495579103_n Auburn University’s Women’s Philanthropy Board (WPB) is hosting the 2015 WPB Fall Luncheon on Friday, November 13, 2015, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.

The luncheon starts at noon and will last a little over an hour. Two hours prior to the luncheon, attendees are able to have coffee with Barbara Dooley, the keynote speaker. Barbara Dooley is an Auburn University Alumna and wife of legendary University of Georgia Head…


Added by Victoria Beasley on October 29, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The City Outside

Auburn University is known for it’s academic excellence and outstanding sports programs While both aspects are phenomenal parts of the Auburn experienced, few people venture off campus to see what the city really has to offer.

There are many volunteer opportunities the University provides for outreach in the Auburn/Opelika area, but the city also provides recreational activities that may surprise you.

With major renovations and new construction both on campus…


Added by Anna Busby on October 29, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

A Gameday Like No Other

September 12, 2015, was just another Auburn gameday for most fans. With an 11:00 a.m. kickoff against Jacksonville State University, there was not much additional excitement in the air. However, for one family, a big item on their bucket list was being crossed off.

The meaning of the coined phrase “Auburn Family” was redefined for Auburn fans Chris and Myra Bazzel. What was originally a question on how to find handicapped seating in Jordan-Hare stadium quickly turned…


Added by Allison Childress on October 29, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Leaving a Legacy: Remembering 43

On June 29, 2014, a tragic car accident claimed the life of Philip Lutzenkirchen, former tight end for the Auburn Tigers, and left the Auburn community devastated.

Almost a year and a half later, Philip’s legacy can be seen all around campus. On hats, stickers, bracelets and…


Added by Meredith Johnson on October 29, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Auburn Family Saves Lives: Be The Match On Campus Fall Registry Drive

Be The Match On Campus is a student-run organization whose main mission is to add to the national Be The Match registry as well as fundraise and raise awareness for the cause. Be The Match’s sole purpose is to assist those that have been diagnosed with blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma in which…


Added by Caroline Haney on October 26, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Childrens' lives to be changed by "Smile Week"

A person's smile can light up a room but for those born with a cleft lip or palate, they may feel insecure about their smile.

A cleft lip is a physical split or separation of the two sides of the upper lip and a cleft palate is a split or opening in the roof of the mouth.

Auburn University’s …


Added by Macey Cleary on October 26, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Spiders, Dinosaurs, Snakes, Oh My!

While fans are in town to cheer on the Tigers this weekend, they can find many ways to celebrate Halloween

before and after the game, including A Nightmare on Mell Street.

From 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, students, fans and local residents are encouraged to stop by The Auburn University Museum of Natural History for a "spine-chilling open house." A Nightmare on Mell Street will give visitors a chance to view…


Added by Marci Sims on October 25, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Walk to End Alzheimer's

To kick off Alzheimer's awareness month, there will be a two mile Walk to End Alzheimer's Sunday, Oct.…

Added by Abbey Herfurth on October 24, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

The Auburn Memorial Campaign #ThisMatters

Earlier this year, SGA Executives introduced a new initiative to the Auburn family - the plans for the Auburn Memorial Project.

The memorial campaign’s mission is to honor all passed Auburn men and women through a permanent site of remembrance unified by a monument of the…


Added by Nadia Niakossary on October 22, 2015 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Beat Bama Food Drive: The Food Drive to Help the Community

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Each year Auburn and Alabama compete not only on the football field but in the fight against hunger.

More than 12 percent of the Alabama population are "food insecure." This means they are not assured of being able to obtain a balanced, adequate diet from non-emergency channels.

The annual Auburn and Alabama Food Fight strives to make a difference in the lives of the hungry.

The competition challenges the …


Added by Macey Cleary on October 20, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Keeping Auburn Beautiful

Keeping Auburn beautiful is a daunting task, but the Auburn Beautification Council is up to the challenge. According to their website, the council is made up of people who have a shared goal of making Auburn “a cleaner, healthier, safer, and more beautiful Auburn to live in, work in, and visit.”

The council works to maintain a number of locations including the Auburn…


Added by Carson Williams on October 20, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Child Life: A Major That Makes a Difference

“I knew I wanted to be a child life specialist when I was a freshman at Auburn, I was in a public speaking class. A student stood up and gave a speech about child life and what it meant to her. I remember feeling like I was the only person in the room. My heart started beating really fast and I remember thinking, 'this is what I've been called to do!' I was so thrilled. I called…


Added by Sydney Pope on October 20, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Life as an Auburn University Nursing Student

Picture this. Your alarm goes off at 5 a.m. You are tired from the day before, but you still get out of bed with

your patients in mind. You throw on your orange and blue scrubs, grab your book bag and head out the door. Your day is about taking care of others and preparing to be the best you can be on the day that you…


Added by Logan Moore on October 20, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Join the Fight for Freedom

According to the United Nations, four billion people live outside the protection of the law. This means that their public justice system, meaning police, courts, and laws are so broken, corrupt and dysfunctional, that there is nothing to shield them from violence.

This is a frightening reality for far too many people in our world. The good news is this is not a hopeless problem. The hope lies in the International Justice Mission.…


Added by Lauren Tanner on October 19, 2015 at 11:37pm — No Comments

Auburn Architecture Prepares Students to Design the Future

The Auburn University Architecture Program was established in 1907, making Auburn senior Stewart Dorn is of many students in the architecture program at Auburn, but he is

devoting his time to a dual degree in Architecture and Interior Architecture. The various degrees within the architecture program are rigid five-year degrees requiring 159 hours or more.  Auburn one of the first universities in the nation, and the first in the South, to offer architecture as a major. Now,…


Added by William Holt on October 19, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Make the Most out of Your Major

One of the first and most important steps in college is choosing your major. Once you've decided on your major it's important that you get plugged in and make the most out of it.

Joining an organization within your major is a great way to stay motivated, inspired and connected with your field of study. These student-led organizations can provide endless benefits that will enhance your college experience and prepare you for your future career.

Taylor Ennis a…


Added by Marci Sims on October 19, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Say Hey Beyond Today

Auburn University is built on tradition. One of the longest and most cherished traditions is know as Hey Day. This dayScreen Shot 2015-10-14 at 6.16.26 PM dates all the way back to World War II when Auburn University's student body and members of the Student Government Association pushed for a day that would unite the Auburn family and promote a friendly atmosphere.

According to the Auburn SGA website, each year the Hey Day tradition…


Added by Mary-Allison Thrasher on October 15, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Auburn University Announces Nominees for Prestigious Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell Scholarships

By: Paul Harris - Auburn University students are among the nominees for three of the nation's top postgraduate honors, the…


Added by Auburn Family on October 14, 2015 at 2:55pm — No Comments

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