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The Rock is Back!

Auburn University is known for priding itself on tradition. The clock tower in Sanford Hall, the various statues of golden eagles with their wings spread wide, the nationally acknowledged lists of students gaining awards in academic superiority and the decades of football greatness, all attest to that tradition of excellence. This is something that can be recognized by a student on his or her first day on campus, but one recently returned member of the Auburn family has been a part of this… Continue

Added by Kristin Lee Keller on September 22, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Teaching Students While Still a Student

Interning at Opelika High School this semester has been an enriching and insightful experience for Auburn University senior Bonnie Dean. This internship gives her first-hand practice working with high school seniors.



Dean is a Secondary Education major at Auburn. Each senior in the program must perform a semester-long internship with a local school.



Working 40 hours each week at the school is exhausting, yet Dean maintains enthusiasm through this experience. Her zeal for… Continue

Added by Mary Beth Walton on September 22, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Are You a MAc?

For business student Christie Barrett, the decision to take part in Auburn University’s masters of accountancy program was a personal one as well as a professional one.



The MAc program is a non-thesis graduate program requiring 30 semester hours of coursework and is designed to provide students with a broad-based business education.



“The curriculum focuses on enhancing a student’s analytical and critical thinking skills, written and oral communication skills, and increased… Continue

Added by Rebecca Bedsole on September 22, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

How about that WVU Win!

I love how ESPN's ranking puts us at 24 but why have the others not even ranked us? We are 3-0 and yet there are still so many teams that are 2-1 that are above us. Well, I think I have an answer to that question but first I'd like to say that I think we've got great potential this year. Our team has been starting out slowly (have you noticed this?) nearly every game. But like a big freight train once we get going it's hard to stop us. I think I like this strategy much better as it will take… Continue

Added by Drew Morris on September 22, 2009 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Lambert-Powell Meat’s Lab is here to serve you

What are some of your favorite items you enjoy eating while tailgating and watching the Auburn Tigers win its football game each weekend? Could it be sausage, hotdogs and hamburgers? The Auburn University Lambert-Powell meat’s lab is operating to provide customers with products that are fresh and locally raised.



From ground beef, steaks, bacon and sausage, these are examples of products that are offered in the salesroom. The salesroom is located in the front of the building allowing… Continue

Added by Katlin Mulvaney on September 22, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Learning Spanish is as Easy as Uno, Dos, Tres

¿Cuánto quieres aprender español? (Translation: How much do you want to learn Spanish?) Anthony Farmer, senior in the College of Business, was so adamant about learning the language that he moved to Panama for a summer.



Anthony is from Woodstock, Georgia and came to Auburn as an International Business major. He later switched to Accounting but kept his minor in Spanish. He has decided that once he graduates, he wants to join the military, specifically either the Navy or Air Force. If… Continue

Added by Patricia DeBow on September 21, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Professors Are People Too!

War Eagle!



Hello Auburn students, faculty and friends! I hope everyone is having an awesome semester so far this year on The Plains! I just wanted to take a minute and express my appreciation to our university's faculty. Thank you all for your countless hours and dedication to helping us achieve our dreams! You can not put a price tag on the availability that our faculty has for us as students, and the helpfulness that they embody.



Thank you once again faculty, you are… Continue

Added by Andrew Odom on September 21, 2009 at 10:52pm — No Comments

Have you ever seen the rain?

A former student and wonderful Auburn alumnae, Jami (Bebee) McCord, shared this with me.

It’s a simple question. It only becomes profound when you get a few thousand people asking it with you. You know the one:



“I-I-I-I wanna know-w-w, have you ever seen …”



… thousands upon thousands of people screaming out the words to “Have You Ever Seen The Rain”?
Go see… Continue

Added by R. D. French on September 21, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

A Brush of Fresh Air

Auburn’s nightlife gets a brush of fresh air with the addition of Sip n Strokes located at 2408 East University Dr. Sips n Strokes is a painting studio open to people of all ages and skill levels. Painters will not only enjoy completing a masterpiece by the end of the night, but they can do so while sipping on their favorite beverage. Beth and Brad Baggett opened the store on June 10, because they wanted to do something unique.



“When you leave the movies you don’t walk away with… Continue

Added by Kaitlin Collart Duffy on September 21, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Can You Write Right?

If your answer is "no," there are people on Auburn University’s campus here to help you with the challenge. The Miller Writing Center, located in Haley Center 3183, offers students of all ages help with writing papers.



Undergraduate and graduate students work in the Writing Center to aid their peers in paper creations. Eva Shoop, a graduate student in the Department of English, has worked in the Writing Center for seven years.



“The Writing Center allows students an… Continue

Added by Kelsey Ware on September 21, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

WAR EAGLE!

I read some really ugly posts from the W. VA crowd on Twitter, and the only thing I can say is answer them on the field Tigers!!! Make 'em pay Neiko!

Sure wish I was coming down for tomorrow's game (loved last week's), but I'll be watching on TV with my brother ('85) and dad ('63)! And I'll be there for Parent's Weekend next week! My son is 3rd generation at AU and I love the games even more now that he is there!

Go TIGERS!!!!

Added by Carie' M. Cato on September 18, 2009 at 4:53pm — No Comments

I Am Auburn

I ran across this blog written by J. Griffin Stewart. As I read it, that old familiar feeling that I get when football season rolls around again came rushing over me. The reasons why I LOVE Auburn!



I Am Auburn



I am Auburn. I am the 30 year old couple coming back to campus for the first time with both little ones in tow. One wears her first blue and orange cheerleader outfit; the other wears 34 even though he's too young to understand why.



I am the 50 year… Continue

Added by Jennifer on September 17, 2009 at 8:08pm — 4 Comments

'English' as a Second Language

Every student has a rationale on why they chose their major. Lacey Mann, a foreign language student at Auburn University, has a few reasons why students should study Spanish.



Consider these facts from Infoplease.com:



• There are 46.9 million Hispanics in this country, representing 15 percent of the U.S. population.

• One of every two people added to the nation’s population between 2007 and… Continue

Added by Kellie Celia on September 17, 2009 at 5:49pm — No Comments

An Internationally Educated Student

When Auburn University students come to his or her first day of college, the experience can be nerve racking. Imagine coming from Africa to Auburn for your first day of class.



Lilian Zekeri came from Nigeria to Auburn in 2001 to earn her master’s degree in education. Zekeri’s husband, an instructor at Tuskegee University, also moved from Nigeria to attend AU. Zekeri said she decided to followed him in his quest for higher learning.



“In Africa, the schools are stricter. If… Continue

Added by Kati Jones on September 16, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Standing Out on the Sideline

Auburn University has an exceptional athletic program. The average Auburn athlete spends twenty to forty hours a week preparing for competition. While the athletes receive the praise, the athletic trainers put the same amount of time into preparing, rehabbing and maintaining the athletes, and some of them are juggling graduate school.



Becky Kruse, Matt Adams, and Melinda Foley are three graduate assistant athletic trainers who work with various athletic teams at… Continue

Added by Monica Afanador on September 15, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Auburn Gets a Classic Win

Auburn closed out the Auburn Soccer Classic with a 3-2 win against Texas Tech Sunday afternoon. Rebecca Howell’s goal with 12:58 remaining in the game sent Auburn home with a victory and a loss for the weekend.



Following a 2-1 loss to Missouri on Friday night, the Tigers returned with an intense and physical 90 minutes of play on Sunday.



“We came out with intensity,” said senior Caitlin King. “We had something to prove and wanted to come out with a win for the… Continue

Added by Kelsey Ware on September 14, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

A Look Inside of the World’s Best Fisheries Program

Did you know that right here in the little town of Auburn, Ala. we encompass the greatest Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquaculture in the entire world? This honor was given to Auburn University by the government of China in 2008. China awarded Auburn this title because it is the leading program of its kind. This is a seldom known fact about the fisheries department tucked away off North College Street.



Matt Szatkowski knows this fact very well. Szatkowski, from Missouri, is a… Continue

Added by Anna Tucker on September 13, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Education Majors Spend Summer Enriching Local K-8 Students

As fall semester begins, one question frequently asked is “so what did you do this summer?” A typical response for many students may include work, an internship, maybe even study abroad experience; but not for eight students from Auburn’s College of Education.



For six weeks, students spent their time teaching at Loachapoka's Summer Enrichment Program. The program’s focus is to enhance the educational experience of students in and outside the classroom.



Erica Delgreco, a… Continue

Added by Jahnna Hall on September 11, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

First-Year Vet Student Transitions into the Auburn Family

Moving seven hours away from home and adjusting to a class schedule from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day might seem difficult for most young people. This isn’t the case for Gary Hamlin.



Hamlin, a first-year vet student at Auburn, is surprised at how easy the transition into graduate school has been. He was warned before moving from Kentucky that the transition is difficult.



“I’ve heard a lot of people get homesick and you study all the time and everything,” he explains. “And so… Continue

Added by Mary Beth Walton on September 11, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Engineering, A Family Tradition

Engineering is a family tradition for Auburn University student Josh Folmar.



Born into a family of builders, Folmar spent much of his childhood building bridges and sky scrapers out of Legos. His dream was to one day have a degree in civil engineering from the Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering.



“In my opinion Auburn is the best engineering school there is,” said Folmar. “So coming here was really a no-

brainer for me. I’ve been saying War Eagle my… Continue

Added by Amanda M McCoy on September 11, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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