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November 2012 Blog Posts (64)

A Band's Eye View Part II: A Home Game with the AUMB

Waking up for a 6 a.m. practice is probably not the number one thing on most college student’s to-do lists. Getting to be a part of the AUMB requires some early wake up calls, especially in a season where night games are a rare commodity, but cheering along with the rest of the Auburn family every Saturday is definitely worth it.



Added by Anna Hewlett on November 7, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Handling the Pressure of Multiple Responsibilities

Mae Margaret Davis, a Huntsville native, is a senior pursuing a degree in public relations. Although she is a full time student, Davis has balanced school and the same job for almost 5 years as a student assistant for media relations in the Auburn athletic department. 

 Davis’s day to day responsibilities include anything from getting…


Added by Tricia Barton on November 7, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Graphic Design Students Present Senior Show

Whether it is through an internship, a thesis, or a final project, each Auburn University senior works diligently during their last semester to make sure they make a lasting impression on Auburn’s campus as a soon-to-be graduate. The seniors of Auburn’s graphic design department are no different. If anything, they are above the rest.

Auburn University’s Department of Industrial and Graphic Design will host the Graphic Design Senior Show for the fall 2012 graduates on Monday, Nov. 12…


Added by Megan Leigh Grantham on November 7, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Bringing Auburn to LA

Photo shoots, models and Johnny Depp. These are a few things most students can’t say are part of their daily life. For Sarah Winford, an apparel design and production management major, it was a surreal reality.

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Winford lived in Los Angeles this past summer to complete her internship required to graduate.

When deciding on where to go for…


Added by Scott Kelley on November 7, 2012 at 2:15am — No Comments

Senior Spotlight: Psychology Major Pursues a Nursing Degree

Freshmen come to college not knowing what they want to study. There are so many majors and paths to choose and it is hard for them to make up their mind. This is exactly what happened to senior Anna Beth Vice. Vice is currently a psychology major, but is pursuing a nursing degree after graduation.


Vice did not realize that nursing was what she truly wanted to do the rest of her life, until she was too far into her psychology studies. That is why she stuck with psychology and…


Added by Catie Faison on November 6, 2012 at 11:52pm — No Comments

All the way from Colorado to Auburn University

Stuart Hunt, a senior at Auburn University, was born in Atlanta, Ga.

In 2001 Hunt moved to Telluride, Colorado.

“My family was wanting a change and the move was not supposed to be permanent. The plan was to go for 6 months and then move back,” Hunt said.

Hunt and his family had vacationed in Telluride many times and were familiar with the town.

“At first I was hesitant when I heard we were moving. I was not sure what to expect from such a small town and…


Added by Eleanor Alby on November 6, 2012 at 11:31pm — No Comments

She Leads A Squad, She Cheers On A Team, She Shapes Lives!

Look around campus on home game weekends, and what will you see? Generally speaking, you will see tailgating tents, phenomenal food and little girls dressed in cheerleading uniforms. For most little Auburn tigerettes, the ultimate goal is to be Auburn University’s head cheerleader. However, speaking statistically the odds are slim, but for Anna Walraven, a graduate student in special education, she is living the ultimate dream of every little Auburn fan.…


Added by Haley Bagwell on November 6, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Roots: Matt Snow

Matt Snow is a senior in the building science program at Auburn University. He will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in December of this year. “It has been a good run,” Snow said. “Now it’s Kate’s turn.”


Kate Snow is Snow’s younger sister by five years. Snow will graduate from college on Dec. 8. One semester later, on May 23, his sister will graduate from Pelham High School. “It is a weird feeling watching her graduate, she is just now getting out of her baby years” Snow…


Added by Amanda Benett on November 4, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Auburn University’s Ashton Richardson named Rhodes Scholar finalist

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University senior football player Ashton Richardson has been named a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship, marking the fourth straight year an Auburn student-athlete has become a Rhodes finalist.

The Rhodes Scholarships, founded in 1904, are the oldest…


Added by Auburn Family on November 4, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Roots: Kate Snow

Kate Snow is five years younger than her brother, Matt. She was thirteen when she watched him leave their home in Pelham, Ala. to attend school at Auburn University. For siblings that consider themselves to be close to one another, this can be quite a change.


Four and a half years later, Matt Snow is getting ready to graduate in December. As of October of this year, Kate Snow has made the decision to follow in her brother’s decision and attend Auburn University in August…


Added by Amanda Benett on November 4, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Roots

Four years and a semester ago, a family of four, the Snows, were getting ready for their oldest child, Matt, to leave for his first semester as a student at Auburn University. In a Ford Explorer loaded down with clothes, shelves and school supplies Matt Snow set out for a school that he had never dreamed of attending; not because his parents didn’t go to college, they did and not because his family could not afford it, they could. He didn’t dream of going to Auburn University because he had…


Added by Amanda Benett on November 4, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Auburn University 2012 Fall Choral Concert

Auburn University will present it's Fall Choral Concert, on Sunday Nov. 11 at 2:30p.m. The concert will be held at the Auburn United Methodist Church and provide quite the show. Multiple performances will include the Auburn Chamber Choir, Gospel Choir, both the Men's and Women's Chorus'.…


Added by Chandler Taylor on November 4, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Plainsman Wins 18th National Pacemaker Award

Special from The Associated Collegiate Press & Jennifer Adams, PhD.

Congratulations to The Auburn Plainsman for winning a national Pacemaker award today at the ACP/CMA National College Media Convention in Chicago! This is the…


Added by Auburn Family on November 3, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Blanche Alverson :: Miss Homecoming 2012

Andalusia's Blanche Alverson, a senior in pre-med, is Auburn University's Miss Homecoming for 2012.

Alverson received the news from Governor Robert Bentley at Auburn's Homecoming game against New Mexico State today, November 3, 2012.

A remarkable student, Alverson was named the SEC's women's basketball scholar-athlete of the year in…


Added by Auburn Family on November 3, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Inside Scoop on UPC

Have you ever wondered how Auburn got T-Pain, Girl Talk, Lupe Fiasco, and even Bill Nye the Science Guy to perform on campus?   The University Program Council (UPC) is the mastermind behind these events.

UPC is a student-led programming board consisting of 11 committees that bring a variety of events…


Added by Jacie Coressel on November 2, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Students Standing 27 Hours for Modern-Day Slavery

Auburn students and graduates are commonly known for their excellence in performance. This excellence takes place out of the classroom just as much as in the classroom. Not a week goes by without some sort of student movement or campaign active on the concourse providing even more options for fellow students to get involved.


Because of these, and many more notable qualities held by Auburn students, it is no surprise that Auburn was chosen among 10 out of over 100 schools to…


Added by Stephanie Jane Czajkowski on November 2, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Rooted in Tradition from Alabama to Texas

                Even though it's 13 hours away and in the Deep South that is Alabama, Texas A&M University in College Station, Tex. claims many similarities to the Loveliest Village on the Plains.

                School spirit and unity are strong at both universities. Here at Auburn University, we call ourselves the Auburn Family. When you become an Aggie, you become the 12th Man. If you are a student either at Auburn or Texas A&M, chances are your parents, brother, sister,…


Added by Grace Devaney on November 2, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

What’s New at The Gnu’s Room

Tucked away on South Gay Street is one of Auburn’s hidden treasures.  The Gnu’s Room bookstore and Mama Mocha’s Roastery are where many Auburn students and faculty go to find a good book, do some studying, give back to the community or satisfy their coffee 



Tina Tatum, Gnu’s Room director since 2007, was a student at Auburn in the 1970s.  Since becoming director, Tatum has seen The Gnu’s Room undergo some drastic changes including a recent…


Added by Courtney R. Edwards on November 2, 2012 at 7:28am — No Comments

A Bill Nye Recap

The night began with a line that encircled the Village.

Bill Nye the Science Guy was here, and Auburn students were excited. 

"No way," one student said. "I've never seen anything like this," another said. Students walked around and around the block of the Auburn Arena and Village dorms hunting for the…


Added by Lillian Parker on November 2, 2012 at 7:22am — No Comments

Throwing Things for Fun

Sharon Singletary, a senior in art history, likes to throw things on a regular basis. As an intern at the Dean Road Ceramics Studio, “throwing” pots and other objects on to the pottery wheel is a part of her job.

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Singletary’s favorite part of working at the studio, however, is going in and mixing glazes. “I really like going in once or twice a…


Added by Aashana Vishnani on November 1, 2012 at 11:47pm — No Comments

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