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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

Take a Semester-Long Field Trip to Italy

Go to Auburn University in Italy. Live like royalty. Attend class in a museum. Visit Rome, Pompeii, St. Peters and the Vatican as part of class curriculum.



The College of Human Sciences at Auburn University offers students the opportunity to study abroad for 12 weeks. Students live in the renovated Chigi Palace in Ariccia, Italy, located about 20 miles from Rome.



“The palace museum houses some of the best Baroque Roman Art,” says Dr. Carol Warfield, Consumer Affairs… Continue

Added by Rebecca Bedsole on September 11, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Abracadabra! A Magician is Made

It has been said that average college students change their major at least once during the course of their college career. Some common major changes include business to finance, education to nursing, English to public relations or aerospace engineering to theater. OK, so maybe the last pair is not so common, but that is exactly what Auburn student Chris Baldwin did. Baldwin made the jump to theater to pursue his lifelong dream of being a magician; a goal he has been working toward since he was… Continue

Added by Kristin Lee Keller on September 10, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Learning To Counsel Wisely :: Janzen-style

Everyone has a calling. Whether it is an engineer, veterinarian, educator or counselor, there are many options to choose from at Auburn University.



Lauren Janzen is a senior majoring in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS). She wants to work for a non-profit pregnancy center after graduation. Her interests are helping teenage women with unexpected pregnancies.



“I want to help adolescents during a time of crisis—mainly pregnancy,” says Janzen. She believes her… Continue

Added by John Roberson on September 10, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Pharmacy Student Focuses On Patient Care

Jennifer Kerns is from the growing town of Haymarket, Va., which lies about 30 miles outside of Washington, D.C.



Kerns has been a student at Auburn for five years now and has just started her second year of pharmacy school –or “P2” as she refers to herself.



“I came to Auburn because my older brother went here and while studying I became interested in pharmacy school because I had heard a lot about it and knew that it is one of the top pharmacy schools in the country,”… Continue

Added by Rachel Murphy on September 9, 2009 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Philanthropy for the Love of Mankind

Women of Auburn University, have you ever wondered how to become financially and philanthropically responsible in this unstable economy? The College of Human Sciences’ Women’s Philanthropy Board, WPB, is here to show you how.



Ladies, you may be asking yourselves, what is philanthropy? What does it mean? According to the Greeks, philanthropy literally means “love of mankind.” To the WPB, “philanthropy is the voluntary sharing of one’s personal and financial resources to enhance human… Continue

Added by Hillary Gibbs on September 2, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Why go to grad school?

Eva Sanders, a first year student in the Auburn University Master of Accountancy Program, found herself asking that very question this time last year. As a student in accounting, she found graduate school attractive because of the need to earn hours for the Certified Public Accountant exam.



“The major positive about grad school for accounting is building my hours to sit for the exam,” said Sanders.



After beginning the program, Sanders learned what attending graduate school… Continue

Added by Kelsey Ware on September 2, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

A Road Less Traveled

We all experience moments in our lives that leave us changed, forever marked and forever transformed.



Dec. 15, 2000, shaped the life of Anna Wells, an Auburn University education major. This was the day two proud parents welcomed Robin Hobbs, their new baby girl, into the world. Wells celebrated the birth of her first cousin, and little did she know the impact this 6-pound-5-ounce child would have on her life.



Hobbs was born with Down syndrome, a genetic disorder leaving… Continue

Added by Anna Keith Johnson on September 2, 2009 at 6:55pm — No Comments

What Being a Wildlife Major Is All About

Sarah James is a senior in the College of Forestry and Wildlife at Auburn University. A degree from Auburn’s College of Forestry and Wildlife usually results in a particular career, but James proves there are a variety of career paths this major can prepare students for. “A lot of forestry and wildlife majors want to go on and be wildlife managers, but I want to be a wildlife vet,” James said.



Coming to Auburn was a great way for James to gain exposure to a variety of different… Continue

Added by Kaitlin Collart Duffy on September 2, 2009 at 6:52pm — No Comments

A Passion for the Arts

Graphic design, the art of visual communication, combines symbols and images to send messages. Blair Stapp, a senior graphic design major at Auburn University, wants her messages to promote community involvement and giving back to others.



On Saturday, Aug. 29, local businesses joined together and hosted a block party on Gay Street next to Amsterdam Cafe. Stapp designed the poster for the block party and set up a table where she sold her art and photography.



“I always love… Continue

Added by Monica Afanador on September 2, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Opportunities of a Lifetime at the College of Agriculture

A Metaphor for the College of Agriculture

As the young brown-eyed boy placed each domino piece with care, his hands began to tremble and sweat. Beads began to form on his forehead. He knew that with each piece took him one piece closer to his goal of finishing his masterpiece. He patiently and diligently finished, not only accomplishing his goal, but with a sense of pride.



The boy and the domino game, describes a metaphor of what a senior in high school may be facing.… Continue

Added by Katlin Mulvaney on September 2, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Honorable Tradition on Auburn University’s Campus

Tradition. This is a word that Auburn University students hear quite frequently throughout their academic journey. As a freshman, students are informed of the traditions that Auburn University is built upon and the importance of tradition to the Auburn University family.



The University Honors College at Auburn is a representation of one of the many traditions that can be found on campus. Established in 1979 and located in the old president’s mansion, Cater Hall, the University Honors… Continue

Added by Kelsey Chandler on September 2, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

A Rule to Theater

As a senior in the Bachelor of Fine Arts performance major and the president of the Auburn University Players, Heather Rule has found her calling.



Rule is a native of Slapout, Ala., and came to Auburn University without any former theater experience. In fact, she initially wanted to major in political science.



During her freshman year, Rule decided to enter an introduction to theater class and quickly discovered her passion. What stood out to her the most, she says, was… Continue

Added by Caroline Cassidy on September 2, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Social Learning Provides Experience for Sociology Students

A week ago I heard John Tesh say that the people who are most satisfied with their jobs are social workers and addiction counselors, and I could not agree more. Social workers enhance peoples’ lives daily by reassuring them physical and psychological support. While one works on giving the gift of a child to a loving, responsible home, another will provide a listening ear to a father of two struggling with a methamphetamine addiction.



Emily Myers, Director of Sociology, Anthropology… Continue

Added by Kati Jones on September 2, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Student's Experience Prepares Her Toward a Career in Marketing

At Auburn’s College of Business (COB) there are 13 degrees to choose from. One of which is what senior Chere’ McKeel, 22, is majoring in—marketing. McKeel has been an Auburn fan all her life. This is what made her interested in coming to Auburn University and eventually being a student of the COB.



McKeel graduated in 2005 from Northview High School. After going to Wallace Community College in Dothan, Ala. for one year she transferred to Auburn. “I am a big Auburn fan and I wouldn’t… Continue

Added by Amanda Schumaker Miles on September 2, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

I Love the Auburn School of Nursing!

There are many reasons why people decide to go to nursing school. For Ellen Sykes, this desire began when she was 13 years old. She was diagnosed with leukemia when she was in eighth grade, and for the next two and a half years, she had a great deal of contact with nurses. Throughout that experience, she began to realize that the nursing profession was one she could make a connection with. She said because her nurses were so great when she needed their help, she wanted to be able to help others… Continue

Added by Patricia DeBow on September 2, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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