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Getting to Know The Most Feared Communication Professor

When most College of Liberal Arts students hear the name “Agne,” they tend to think of endless hours of studying in the library, infamously difficult tests and the hardest class in the trilogy; Foundations of Human Communication. However, what most students don’t think about is the actual professor, Dr. Robert Agne.

After graduating from the University of Dayton with a degree in electrical engineering and a minor in communication, Agne began his career in civil service as an… Continue

Added by Kaitlin Collart Duffy on September 28, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Uplift A Child Today

A great quality of the Auburn family is the drive to give back to the community that allows for our large family to exist. One of the many ways the Auburn family demonstrates this desire is through the students and adults that volunteer their time, money and love to the children of Lee County through Project Uplift.

Since 1973, Project Uplift has been pairing children and volunteers (age 18 or over) to form constructive relationships beneficial to both parties. The main goal of… Continue

Added by Kelsey Ware on September 28, 2009 at 4:54pm — 1 Comment

Serving All Students

The program for students with disabilities may not be the most well-known on campus, but it definitely has a purpose to serve all students.

"You name it, we've seen it," says Steve Guice, interpreter coordinator and disability specialist for the program. From cancer to AD/HD, the program serves that and the in-between. After receiving specific documentation from a licensed physician, the process to receive accommodations is relatively easy.

The staff is eager to help,… Continue

Added by Elizabeth Mahaney on September 28, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Huntsville story on new Auburn Family Web site.

Here's a story I wrote for The Huntsville Times about the new Auburn Family Web site. I hope you enjoy it. Your feedback is always welcome.


Added by Victoria Cumbow on September 28, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Hunter Helps Through SOS

Megan Hunter, native of Southside, Ala., graduated high school and made her way to Jacksonville State University. Although she enjoyed her time there, it just wasn't the right fit. A self-described non-traditional student, Hunter decided to take a year off from her studies.

Throughout her early years, Hunter planned to attend Auburn University. Even though her parents are alumni of the University of Alabama, Hunter knew she was made for the plains.

“I visited Auburn in… Continue

Added by Caroline Cassidy on September 28, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Travel The World With Auburn Abroad

From the sunny beaches of Australia to the freezing winds of Antarctica, Auburn students have the chance to travel the globe while receiving university credit through Auburn Abroad.

Formed in 1985, Auburn Abroad takes students to almost every part of the world.

“[Students] can go abroad on faculty led programs and other university programs for real Auburn credit," said Deborah Weiss, Assistant Director of Auburn Abroad. "Grades come back and credits come back. It can be… Continue

Added by Hillary Gibbs on September 28, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Where Do You Fit?

How are you supposed to know what you want to do for the rest of your life before you take any classes in the field? You’re not.

John Putnam, a fifth-year senior in the College of Agriculture, came to Auburn planning to become an architect. After 3 weeks, Putnam discovered he couldn’t draw and architecture was not for him.

“I sucked at drawing,” said Putnam. “You have no idea how hard it is to draw a straight line.”…


Added by Anna Keith Johnson on September 28, 2009 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Environmental Programs Provide Support to Campus

Auburn University is a wonderful place to work! Sure, we have our issues within each area or department, but overall it's being a part of a greater family, serving the student community, and the partnerships that overshadow some of situations we all face on the job. Serving the campus community is the primary focus of Environmental Programs.

What is Environmental Programs (Environmental Health and Safety)?

Envinronmental Programs is an office within the Department of Risk… Continue

Added by Michael Shane Freeman on September 25, 2009 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Join the Lee County Auburn Club

Help us promote Auburn University in Lee County by joining the Lee County Auburn Club. The LCAC supports the university in a variety of ways, including scholarships to Lee County high schoolers, the Friendliest Village on the Plains, and the Auburn Alumni Association. To join, log onto There you will find a PayPal route to join the LCAC, or you can use snail mail by filling out the form and sending it in.

War Eagle!

Added by Michael Shane Freeman on September 25, 2009 at 1:19pm — No Comments

WEGL's First DJ Joins Auburn Family

Dave Gamble, Electrical Engineering alum, joined Auburn Family.

WEGL's First DJ…


Added by Auburn Family on September 24, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

AU vs Ball State

Playing With Heart

The torrential rain and the ominous clouds

Couldn't dampen the spirit of the Auburn Crowd.

They remained in the stands and celebrated with song

And hoped waiting out the storm would not take too long.

At the games beginning, the Mountaineers seemed grounded

They slammed us with two touchdowns

And our fans were astounded!

Then, finding their balance after such a shaky start,

Our… Continue

Added by Frances M Appleton on September 24, 2009 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

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

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