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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

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

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

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