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December 2017 Blog Posts (23)

Path to President of Auburn University Dance Marathon

Tiffany Thompson, senior and President of Auburn University Dance Marathon

Tiffany Thompson, senior in Marketing from Montgomery, Alabama knew she wanted to serve Children’s Miracle Network and the hospitals that provide life-saving care for sick children. The fields of science, nursing and medicine…

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Added by Samantha Moore on December 12, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Studying Abroad: My Story

Over the summer of 2017, I decided to intern abroad in Dublin, Ireland, through the Harbert College of Business at Auburn University.

As someone who is constantly consumed by wanderlust, I always dreamed about hopping on a plane and studying abroad. However, I often found myself bouncing back and forth on the idea. First of all, I did not want to study abroad…

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Added by Kami Muskat on December 10, 2017 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Simple Habits to Adopt to Become a Healthier Student

When it comes to our health, we should all be taking care of ourselves. College is a busy time, especially during finals, which can make it hard to make our health a priority. However, our health should be our biggest priority while in college. If you establish healthy habits now, you'll convert these simple daily practices into a healthy lifestyle instead of a daily chore.

Practice Self-Care

How much time do you set aside to do something… Continue

Added by Kami Muskat on December 10, 2017 at 12:50pm — No Comments

The Road to Attorney at Law

In just about every college at Auburn you can find that group of students that are looking to have Attorney at Law written after their name. Some may choose to study Economics, some political science. For senior Morgan Kain, she has chosen to double major in English and Management to prepare her for the road to law school.

 

“I started off as management because it was a good general business degree. I added the English major because I’ve always enjoyed English and literature.…

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Added by Sarah Beth Roberson on December 10, 2017 at 12:28pm — No Comments

9 Things You'll Regret Not Doing During Your Time at Auburn

1. Rolling Toomer's Corner after a Win.

Rolling Toomer's Corner after an Auburn football win is one tradition that is unique to Auburn. Where else can you celebrate a win by throwing toilet paper on trees and not get in trouble?

2. Taking fun electives.

College is typically four years of hard course work that can really stress you out. If there's an elective you've always…

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Added by Kami Muskat on December 10, 2017 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Fresh Plan for COSAM with Landon McNellage

Landon McNellage is a freshman at Auburn University. He graduated from Saraland High School in Saraland, Alabama. McNellage is majoring in biomedical sciences with a concentration in pre-pharmacy. He has big dreams he would like to accomplish at Auburn and in his future. One of those dreams include becoming COSAM’s…

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Added by Kate Stewart on December 9, 2017 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Overcoming Auburn’s Adversity to Diversity

Asna Fidai is currently a junior at Auburn University. Her major is Health Services Administration and she is pursuing a minor in General Business. Fidai has always loved being involve with student organizations oncampus and since her freshman year she has been involved. (see right, Source: Asna Fidai)

Fidai has been involved with Freshman Leadership Program (FLP) and High School Leadership Program. When she was involved with FLP, Fidai was an Assistant Director for…

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Added by Kate Stewart on December 8, 2017 at 11:32pm — No Comments

Ladies of Kappa Delta Chi: Making Room for Hispanic Culture

 

Hispanic women are 1.7 percent of Auburn University's total enrollment. There have never been 1000 hispanic students on Auburn's campus.

So, community is imperative to such a small population on campus. Latino Student Association, and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers are two prominent organizations that intersection culture with various segments of…

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Added by Kayla Warner on December 8, 2017 at 10:31pm — No Comments

Auburn to England

While summer is a time for college students to return to their home, some Auburn students decide to use that time to travel across the country. Many students travel the country to discover different cultures and to learn more about themselves. This is what Auburn student, Annie Bloomston, did the summer of her junior year.…

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Added by Haley Lawyer on December 8, 2017 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Involved to the Max

Brooklyn Holt is a junior that is the textbook example of being involved and being passionate about each aspect of her positions. Holt is a journalism major and pursuing a general business minor. Currently, Holt holds 8 major positions on campus. (see right, Source: Brooklyn Holt)

Holt has been an…

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Added by Kate Stewart on December 7, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Do What You Love

Hayden Ellis, a senior Marketing major, knew that he wanted to give back to a program that made a significant impact on him.



“I have loved Auburn Football nearly since birth. Dad and I have had season tickets to Auburn home games my entire life, and I spent nearly every Saturday during the fall in Auburn. Once I got to college, I wanted to figure out a way I could make a positive impact on a program that’s had such a huge impact on my life.”



Ellis chose a major around…

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Added by katie brooks boone on December 7, 2017 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Shy to President

Ahnalies Vannette, a senior majoring in health services administration, was once a shy individual who only spoke when needed and kept her thoughts to herself. When Vannette moved to Auburn in 2014 to live out her college career,  she was nervous to make new friends.

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Added by Haley Lawyer on December 6, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Following a Dream

It’s a job nothing short of demanding, a career requiring rigorous education, constant training, and a hectic schedule.

Senior Auburn student, Allie Andrews, came into Auburn confident she was going to become a doctor. She had grown up listening to grandfather in awe while he told miracle stories of medical surgeries he was able to do throughout his career. Andrews had grown up watching medical videos, shows, and movies. A genuine passion…

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Added by Haley Lawyer on December 6, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Inclusion at Auburn University

For senior Bethany Keel, the Auburn University Special Education Program runs deep. Her mother, a 1988 graduate of the program, inspired her to step into Special Education.

 

When Keel began at Auburn she was enrolled as a communication disorders major. She joked that by choosing this major she would be able to make more money than her mother. After an introductory to communication disorders class, Keel found that she only enjoyed a portion of the material.

 

“I…

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Added by Sarah Beth Roberson on December 6, 2017 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Community Spotlight: Laura Murray's Amazing Alabama

In Coffee County, Alabama, nearly a century ago, farmers were rapidly losing their cotton crops to a species of beetle known as the Boll Weevil. The insect fed on the cotton buds and nearly all cotton crops in southeast Alabama were depleted. In order to pay the…

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Added by Casey BOwen on December 6, 2017 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Community Spotlight on Martha Henk: Executive Director of The East Alabama Food Bank

Martha Henk was born and raised in the Congo where her parents were both teachers. In the early 80s, she moved to Alabama. She has remained in Alabama ever since, with the exception of the four years spent at a private school called Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota.

After graduating, Henk worked for an organization called Presbyterian Community Ministry, which is a housing ministry that does home renovations for low-income families. When the executive director position at The…

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Added by Emily Cashdan on December 5, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

A Conversation of Change: How Sophomore Jaeshon Baldwin uses his influence to bring change to Auburn’s Campus

For Jaeshon, involvement is not on his short list. Only a sophomore, Baldwin is a part of the Franklin Society, National Pharmacy Association, Pre-Pharmacy Club, and NAACP. He also serves as the Executive Treasurer of the Black Student Union.

 

As a freshman, Baldwin knew that that his influence could be a positive impact on campus, maybe even an impact that would open doors to social change. Involvement was his door to promoting that change.

 

Though the list of…

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Added by katie brooks boone on December 5, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Auburn Dietitian Takes on 5 Nutrition Myths

Interested in nutrition? It’s hard to find solid, reliable information these days. The internet is an incredible resource, but it can be difficult to discern the truth from the lies. That’s why I sat down with Anne Penrose, a nutritionist working here at Auburn, to learn the…

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Added by Jack Parrish on December 5, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

An Auburn Nursing Student Goes Beyond Just Taking Care of People

It has been said that it takes a special person to be a caretaker. These people volunteer to do the jobs that some people could never imagine doing. The kind of special person that can make the biggest impact on a person's life is a nurse.

Reilly Sharp, a senior at Auburn University, is studying to become a nurse. Sharp knew at an early age that becoming a nurse…

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Added by Montana Savage on December 5, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

A Sophomore's Guide to Freshman Year

Ben Kajevic is a current sophomore at Auburn University, traveling all the way from Chicago to attend what he calls "the best engineering school that still plays football well."

Being an out-of-state student was rather difficult at first, Kajevic admitted, considering the difference in dress, accents and just all around approach to life. Although he lived in Alabama for a little while as a child, Kajevic grew up and was formed into himself in the northern states.…

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Added by Peyton Satterfield on December 4, 2017 at 7:59pm — No Comments

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