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Campus Appearance Takes Major Steps

Hello once again to Auburn students, faculty, staff, and alumni! I just wanted to take this opportunity to recognize and reflect on Auburn University's campus appearance over the past year.

Since I arrived on campus in the fall of 2008, I have seen many major improvements to Auburn's campus facilities and overall landscape! First of all, I was taken aback by the glorious structure that is the Shelby Center for Engineering Technology that was completed in December of 2007. In awe, I… Continue

Added by Andrew Odom on September 24, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Pharmacy Students Learn by Experience, not Textbook

For Harrison School of Pharmacy students, the majority of their third year consist of taking Inetregated Pharmacotherapy. This class is broken into a program of four sections, six hours each. The focus of this program is for students to work with cases centralized around drug therapy.

Dr. Paul Jungnickel, professor and associate dean of academic and student affairs for HSOP, said the program is "self-learning, so students are likely to retain information in the long… Continue

Added by Elizabeth Mahaney on September 23, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Improving Life with Auburn Nursing

Stephanie Works is a senior in the Auburn University School of Nursing. She chose the program because, like many other nurses, she wants to help people. However, Stephanie takes it one step further by saying she wants to be able to “improve a person’s quality of life.”

Although she has been an Auburn fan all her life, Stephanie says she chose Auburn’s nursing program over other schools because of the one-on-one attention students can receive. In fact, Auburn’s program is so strong… Continue

Added by Mary Catherine Stewart on September 22, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Nurses Help Educate Ecuador

“I realized the impact the trip had on me and how it changed my perspective on the world”, Kathy Jo Ellison, who is an associate professor at Auburn University, said. “I wish I had experienced this trip earlier in my life and now I want to help students have the opportunity to be apart of this educational and life changing opportunity.”

Ellison didn’t go on her first international trip until she was forty years old and realized how important it was for students to get the experience… Continue

Added by Brook Bentley on September 22, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

A Teacher for the Future Students of America

Elise Schupp, like many college students, came to Auburn University thinking she would major in education. Unlike most students, she stuck by her decision and never switched majors.

“I came to Auburn knowing I wanted to be a teacher,” Schupp said.

For the first semester, Schupp took classes in other departments to see if she had interests elsewhere. Teaching was still her first choice. This put her on the fast track to graduate.

Schupp is a senior in the college… Continue

Added by Stephanie Bivins on September 22, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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


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!


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

• 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

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