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December 2011 Blog Posts (18)

Parker's Auburn Family Story :: Just Like Parker, You'll Never Forget This

Here is an excerpt from one Auburn fan's amazing Christmas Eve story. It is a story of a father and a son creating a memory that will last a lifetime. Cam Newton is the dream ... and he came through once again, proving he is a truly kind soul. See Parker's Auburn Christmas Wish Come True.…


Added by Auburn Family on December 29, 2011 at 9:53am — No Comments

Gingerbread Campus Expanding with Four New Buildings

by Katherine Harding (photo right), Office of Communications and Marketing

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Katherine Harding

Just as the Auburn University campus is expanding, so is its gingerbread campus counterpart.

Students in the Masters of Integrated Design and Construction Program, led by Associate Professor Paul Holley, are adding four new buildings to the gingerbread campus this fall: Hargis Hall, The Hotel at Auburn University and…


Added by Auburn Family on December 26, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Graduation & Bowl Recap

Auburn Graduation

Molly Welch Among the Inspiring Grads…


Added by Auburn Family on December 24, 2011 at 7:41pm — No Comments

Cam Newton Breaks Rookie Passing Record

  With Carolina beating Tampa Bay 48-16, Cam Newton broke Peyton Manning's single season rookie record for most yards passing.  Cam scored three touchdowns passing and one rushing .  The old rookie passing record was 3,379 yards. With one more game still to play,what will Cam's final rookie record be?  Stay tuned!!

Note:  In today's game, "Newton threw for 171 yards and three touchdowns and scored on an amazing 49-yard run up the middle."  (…


Added by Roger W Tinkham on December 24, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Toomer's Corner as Screensaver

    Only AUBURN FAMILY gives the Family the opportunity to observe LIVE what is going on right now!  As part of the Family, I take great joy at getting on The Auburn Family page at different times of the day from right here on my computer.  And you know what?  People all around the world can do this just as well as I can!  There is NO better Family than Our Auburn Family!!

Added by Roger W Tinkham on December 21, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Cam Newton: Carolina Stops Houston's Winning Streak

     Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers stopped Houston's winning streak at seven games. Houston was 10-3 before the game.  Cam Newton completed 13 0f 23 passes for 2 touchdowns. Final score Carolina 28  Houston 13. This has been a great season to watch Cam play at that "next level."

Added by Roger W Tinkham on December 18, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Fall 2011 Auburn PR Student Digital Resumes and Portfolios

Here they are! The Fall 2011 Auburn PR Student Digital Resumes and Portfolios from my Style & Design students. Links to their sites and a slideshow are below.

Many of these students just graduated. As always, I'm sure they want me to share the mantra by which all of these sites were created ... Hire Them!

Good students all, I heartily recommend them to you all.…


Added by Auburn Family on December 16, 2011 at 7:55am — No Comments

Cam Newton Passes for Two Touchdowns

In Carolina's 31-23 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, Cam passed for 276 yards and two touchdowns.  In what the media called a "must" game for the Falcons, Cam and the Panthers led for a good part of the game.  It's great to continue to watch our Rookie NFL Quarterback play every week!

Added by Roger W Tinkham on December 11, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Encyclopedia of Alabama awarded National Humanities Challenge Grant

AUBURN - The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a $425,000 Challenge Grant to the Encyclopedia of Alabama, a free online resource on Alabama's history, culture and natural environment. The Encyclopedia of Alabama was one of 215 humanities projects named in the federal agency's recent announcement of $21 million in grants nationwide and the only Alabama project selected in its most recent award cycle.

"The Encyclopedia of Alabama is a remarkable…


Added by Auburn Family on December 8, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments

Your Input is Needed Regarding the Rolling Toomer's Corner Tradition

As a member of the Auburn Family, your input is important to us as we try to ensure that the beloved tradition of rolling Toomer's Corner is preserved. We do not yet know what will happen with the trees themselves; the input we request is for long-term consideration. Below are options being considered by theCommittee to Determine the Future of Rolling Toomer's Corner*. These are the most popular…


Added by Auburn Family on December 7, 2011 at 4:54pm — No Comments

The traditional Hortman family Christmas

The Hortman family Christmas is very traditional and exudes the Christmas spirit of being with family and enjoying each other’s company. Izzy Hortman is a senior in public relations who is graduating in December 2011.

The Hortman family is made up of 25 people and with such a large crowd of people means a lot of great food. All holidays in the Hortman family are always accompanied with food.

On Christmas eve the entire clan goes to Bob and Susan Hortman’s house to eat…


Added by Elle Welch on December 4, 2011 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Cam Newton: Three Rushing Touchdowns

  Keep the legend going! As Carolina beats Tampa 38-19, Cam scored three rushing touchdowns to move his rookie record to 13 so far this season. He completed 12 of 21 passes for 204 yards and one more touchdown. By the way,this was an away game for Carolina!  Cam just keeps going!

Added by Roger W Tinkham on December 4, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

New Family Tradition: Tacky Sweater Party

To many Americans, the holidays can be a stressful time. Between hanging the lights on the house, gift buying, traveling or even snow shoveling, it’s easy to lose sight of the joy in the season.


Laura, one of the McArthur grand daughters, loves Christmas but hates going through the motions for it.


“It’s so fun to decorate the tree and put little trinkets out all over the house,” Laura says. “But I just hate dragging everything out of the barn to do…


Added by Brittany Gibson on December 3, 2011 at 5:37pm — No Comments

One-for-One Christmas Edition

Elle Welch, senior at Auburn University studying public relations and Spanish, is starting a new trend in gift giving with her family and friends this Christmas.


Usually, Welch spends December buying nice gifts like jewelry, concert tickets, etc. for her parents and friends, but this Christmas she is committing herself to buying presents that give back.  


“I finally know a way to make Christmas philanthropic without eliminating gift giving,” Welch said. “For…


Added by Izzy Hortman on December 3, 2011 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Senior Reflects on His Last Iron Bowl and Auburn Experience

The Auburn Family is near and dear to every Auburn University student’s heart. For one graduating senior, the 2011 Iron Bowl was more than just a game – it was the perfect end to an unforgettable college career, despite the loss. Brent Culver, a senior in public relations, reflects on his time at Auburn and how his Dec. 12 graduation date is quickly approaching.


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Added by Ally Mills on December 2, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Victoria's Secret PINK Fashion Show Viewing Party

This past Tuesday Victoria's Secret held their annual Fashion Show on CBS. The Auburn VS PINK campus representatives, Ashley McElduff and Nikki Little, had a viewing party at Zazu Gastropub to watch this glamourous event.

The Auburn VS PINK…


Added by Ashley McElduff on December 2, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

A Knowles Family Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, to many people, it is the official kick-off of the holiday season. Families get together and celebrate every year with turkey, potatoes, green beans and of course cranberry sauce. Every Thanksgiving in my house, our family, including the dogs, spends quality time together with love, and a lot of laughter.

There are a few essential Thanksgiving dishes that are present at every Knowles family Thanksgiving, first of all, sweet potato…


Added by Carly Knowles on December 2, 2011 at 1:35pm — No Comments

A New Way to Play Dirty Santa

When most people play the game, Dirty Santa, it involves each person bringing a gift, drawing a number and trying to steal the gift they want. The Holladay household in Opelika, Ala., however, has always played Dirty Santa a little different.

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Instead of each person drawing a number to determine the order in which they will participate in…


Added by Jordan Holladay on December 1, 2011 at 9:45pm — No Comments

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