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October 2015 Blog Posts (43)

Jesica Ahlberg, AU '12 and Miss Alabama USA '14, Lands Role of Darby on General Hospital

Auburn PR alumna Jesica Ahlberg is now "Darby" on General Hospital.

Jesica teased us about some upcoming big news a few weeks ago.  Yesterday, she revealed her new achievement. Jesica tweeted, “Thanks for all the love! I’m thrilled to be playing Darby on…


Added by Auburn Family on October 14, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Auburn Architecture's Famed Rural Studio Program

(Above are the "pods" where the third year student live on the campus. Photo by Claire Kubilins)

Auburn University's School of Architecture began the Rural Studio program in 1993 in Hale County, Alabama in which 15 third year architecture students spend a semester living and working on the sustainable campus. The program offers an opportunity for the students to expand their knowledge of architecture with hands-on experience of…


Added by Ana D'Ambrogi on October 13, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

7 Lessons I've Learned Through My Internship

Many colleges are beginning to require their students to complete an internship before graduating. Auburn is no exception. Many majors now include an internship as part of the curriculum. Internships offer a real-world experience for students and recent graduates where they can apply what they have learned in class to a professional setting. This experience can be invaluable to a young professional.  

I have been an intern for nearly six months now, currently interning…


Added by Eric Callaghan on October 13, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Five Things To Do During Fall Break

No matter what year you are in school, what organizations you are part of or where you are from, Auburn students have one thing in common this time of year--we are looking forward to Fall Break. With no classes on Thursday, Oct. 15, or Friday, Oct. 16, students have begun making plans for their long weekend.…


Added by Caitlin Miley on October 13, 2015 at 8:43am — No Comments

Inside Look: Student Perspective of Auburn's Art Department

Auburn University's College of Liberal Arts is easily the most diverse

college on campus. With more than 45 majors and minors, CLA offers a wide array of programs for students and potential students to enjoy. One in particular is the art department and Rebekah Thompson, a senior earning her bachelor's degree in…


Added by Leslie Schroeder on October 13, 2015 at 8:34am — No Comments

"Don't Put Your Butt Here" Auburn's Anti-cigarette Litter Campaign

Downtown Auburn is implementing an anti-cigarette litter campaign to launch in November. The campaign is in conjunction with the Keep Auburn Beautiful initiatives, which is a sector of the national Keep America Beautiful non-profit. The goal of the campaign, titled “Don’t Put Your Butt Here”, has a mission to…


Added by Mary Harlin on October 12, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

International Internships Offered at Auburn

Auburn University works hard to provide its students with opportunities that will properly prepare them to enter the workforce after graduation. There are many different on-campus career resource centers available to assist with every aspect of becoming employed.

Through the resources and opportunities Auburn offers, a major…


Added by Haley Haas on October 12, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Out of the Darkness Walk Raises Money and Awareness on Auburn's Campus

Sunday, October 11, 2015, Active Minds at Auburn University teamed up with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, or AFSP, to host an Auburn-Opelika Out of the Darkness Community Walk. The event took place on Auburn's Green Space from 3 p.m. till 5 p.m.

Active Minds had set a goal to raise $20,000 and that goal was surpassed. The walk raised more than $22,000 for AFSP. Close to 400 participants showed up Sunday for the walk. Students from Auburn University…


Added by Maggie Barlow on October 12, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Auburn University Speech and Hearing Clinic provides hands-on learning


On the first floor of the Haley Center is a quadrant used for more than just lectures.  The Auburn University Speech and Hearing Clinic, established in 1947, serves clients in the surrounding community while providing hands-on training for undergraduate and graduate students. (Photo courtesy AU Speech and Hearing Clinic)

"I love the opportunity we have to learn in a real world environment, seeing clients…


Added by Caroline Beauchaine on October 12, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

ePortfolio Program Helps Students Prepare for Life After Auburn

The start of fall begins job-hunting season for many college students looking forward to life after graduation. While some students may be working to improve resumes and cover letters, other Auburn University students are looking to build an ePortfolio through the university’s e-Portfolio Project Student Workshop…


Added by Rachael Taylor on October 9, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

5 Majors You Probably Didn't Know Auburn Offered

1) Interdisciplinary University Studies

According to the Auburn University Bulletin, the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary University Studies allows students to acquire a broad education…


Added by Victoria Recchio on October 8, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Auburn's Unclaimed Superhero

Many people will say their favorite superhero is Superman, Batman or Spiderman. Auburn students may say their superhero is their Camp War Eagle counselor or Successfully Oriented Students orientation leader.


Freshmen are introduced to their Auburn superhero at Camp War Eagle. The role of the camp counselor or CC is to help incoming students adjust to college life and to educate their guests on Auburn’s campus, traditions and history. During the two day, camp the…


Added by Lauren Ashley McCall on October 7, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

One Step At A Time: Breaking Barriers for Auburn Students

The day Ben Baker was accepted into Auburn University was the day his life-long dream finally came true.

Following his graduation from Sylacauga High School in 2012, Ben attended an alternate university for two years before deciding to take a leap of faith and apply to Auburn. 

“I just sat in my chair and thanked God. It was truly one of the best days of my life,” said Ben as he explained the emotion felt after being accepted to the university.



Added by Caroline Holmes on October 7, 2015 at 12:30am — No Comments

Ways to Wait for Auburn Football

The fact that Jordan-Hare Stadium won’t host an Auburn football game until Halloween is a sad reality for Tiger fans on the Plains. What else is there to do in Auburn during the fall except watch college football? Although it's hard to believe, there are countless things to do in October that can make the wait for Auburn football go by just a little bit faster.  Here are some suggestions:

Listen to country music.

The Country…


Added by Kate Morelli on October 6, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Why You Should Be a Camp War Eagle Counselor

If you're a student at Auburn, you have definitely attended Camp War Eagle.  If you're out of state like me, Camp War Eagle was a bit tough.  I didn't know a single person at camp or the…


Added by Abbey Herfurth on October 6, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

31 Bits for Auburn

Using your privilege to help those in a place of lesser privilege is an act that can benefit more than those directly involved. 31 Bits has their hands in helping various communities in more than one way.

The non-profit organization takes the creativity and talent of displaced women in Uganda and…


Added by Anna Busby on October 5, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Seniors Gain Recognition For Start-Up Company

Last fall, Auburn seniors Cole Kinchler, Jacob Wright and Sharan Kalva knew they wanted to start a company that would empower others and provide opportunities to of more effectively create.

In comes SimplyProse, a collaborative online writing platform that allows a variety of writers to crowdsource…


Added by Sara Dyer on October 5, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

5 Things You May Not Know About Miss Auburn

Miss Auburn is one of the most prestigious honors that a female student at Auburn University can receive during the spring semester of her junior year. This year's Miss Auburn, Lauren Jones, is a senior in Public Relations, and she sheds some light on 5 things that most Auburn students might not know about Miss Auburn.


  1. The War Eagle Girls and Plainsmen organization was created…

Added by Natalie Adcock on October 5, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Going Green

Auburn Athletics has added another initiative for this Saturday’s home game. The San Jose State vs Auburn football game on Oct. 3 has been set as 2015 Auburn Green Game. Throughout this game, Athletics is promoting their sustainability efforts to keep Auburn’s campus beautiful.



Added by Hannah Walden on October 2, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Why You Should Study in Vienna with Auburn Abroad

Vienna, Austria (Image courtesy of

Every summer, a group of students from Auburn University travels to Vienna, Austria through Auburn Abroad to study and experience life in a foreign country for five weeks. They have the…


Added by Katie Wood on October 1, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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