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December 2009 Blog Posts (8)

Eagle Eye Television at Auburn

From the front page feature on Auburn Family, December 13,2009.

Final Show for 2009…


Added by Auburn Family on December 13, 2009 at 11:36am — No Comments


The Honors College means “early registration” to Keisha Smith, a senior in accounting. Chris Martin, a junior in pre-nursing, jokingly stated, “these are kids that just won’t let go of overachieving.” However, to students in the Honors College, membership means much more.

According to Dr. James Hansen, director of the Honors College, “about 1,700 students, freshmen through seniors, participate in the college.”

Alisha Walker, a junior in international business and German,… Continue

Added by Melinda Bowens on December 9, 2009 at 2:24pm — 1 Comment


Job description for the vice president of student affairs: handle the affairs of the students. Sounds simple, right? Not quite.

On June 15, Auburn University welcomed a new vice president of student affairs to the Plains. Dr. Ainsley Carry joined the family from Temple University, where he served as the associate vice president of student affairs and dean of students.

Carry cited several reasons for wanting to become a member of the Auburn family. “The things that… Continue

Added by Melinda Bowens on December 9, 2009 at 2:18pm — No Comments

An Academic Commitment to Service

Auburn University has long been known for its rich academic history and love for helping others. Auburn has now established a minor to mix the two, hunger studies.

In 2009, Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences adapted the hunger studies minor as an option to complement any major. According to the War on Hunger internet site, the hunger studies curriculum covers nutrition, global and local hunger, promoting compassion and sharing and the importance of active… Continue

Added by Melinda Bowens on December 9, 2009 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Final Lecture: A Special Thank You to Professors

Everyone has encountered one professor with a profound impact on his or her college career. Now, the Auburn University Student Government Association (SGA) is giving students the chance to thank those special professors with the Final Lecture.

“The Final Lecture award program is the highest student–voted honor bestowed upon outstanding Auburn University professors,” said Alvonice Spencer, director of SGA Final Lecture.

“The selected professor delivers a keynote address… Continue

Added by Melinda Bowens on December 9, 2009 at 2:05pm — No Comments

Mentoring on the Plains

Adjusting to college life as a freshman is usually a taxing event. The new people, surroundings, and experiences can be a little much to handle at one time. The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs recognizes this issue and provides some relief with the PODS (Providing Peer Opportunities for Diverse Students) program.

“PODS is a mentoring program for incoming freshman of diverse backgrounds through which we provide mentors for them during their first year,” said Jocelyn… Continue

Added by Melinda Bowens on December 9, 2009 at 11:59am — 1 Comment

Back Home to Tichenor Hall

Dr. Margaret Fitch-Hauser sits comfortably in her new, spacious office on the main floor of Tichenor Hall with clear windows, a fresh coat of paint and new desk furniture. This is a nice change from her old office in the dull basement of Haley Center, which had no windows, wall color or cell phone service.

This fall, Tichenor Hall reopened its doors to students and faculty after undergoing major renovations for the last three years. The 1930s building, home to the Department of… Continue

Added by Jahnna Hall on December 7, 2009 at 10:58pm — No Comments

RTVF Major Interns with Top Entertainment Networks

Auburn University’s Radio, Television and Film major, Carrie Williams has dream- to be an anchor for a major network channel in the entertainment industry.

Williams, a native of Washington, D.C., has been perusing her broadcasting career long before college. In middle school, she served as the morning announcement news anchor, and now as senior in college, Williams is still active in campus news as the station manager for Eagle Eye News.…


Added by Jahnna Hall on December 2, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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