As you drive down the highway, chances are that you will spot a blown tire off on the side of the road at some point during your journey. These blown tires are often the result of worn down tire treads on 18-wheeler tractor trailers that eventually fail and blow out on the highway. At Auburn University, seniors in mechanical engineering are researching and developing methods of catching the debris from blown tires on tractor trailers to keep highways clear and safe.
"We are trying to…Continue
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Bacon, ham, sausage, pork loin are all delicious foods that we enjoy everyday. But these tasty treats come from domesticated pigs, not like the wild pigs that are ravaging the Southeast.
Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences has been researching ways to control these unruly beasts. Stephen Ditchkoff, Ireland Distinguished Professor in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, has been instrumental in the research to control wild…Continue
Added by Hannah Patterson on April 8, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Samford Hall has served as the iconic symbol of Auburn University since 1859. The beloved, redbrick building stands tall at the entrance of campus, welcoming students, alumnae and visitors to the Loveliest Village on the Plains. In addition to serving as the official symbol of the university, the historic building is featured on all things Auburn - from stationary to coffee mugs.
However, Samford Hall is more than just a pretty face. The building is steeped in…Continue
Added by Emily Bailey on April 8, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
TJ Nyugen, senior in mechanical engineering, is not only philanthropic, but he also stands out in a crowd. That is, he stands out at Society of Women Engineers (SWE) monthly meetings as the only consistent male member. Nyugen joined the group in 2010 after the suggestion from former faculty advisor, Bonnie Wilson.
“She said there was free food and that’s where all the girls in engineering are,” Nyugen said. “It was an easy sell.” Nyugen is serving his third term as Service and…Continue
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Walking into Dr. Gary Keever’s office felt like walking into any professor’s office. There were books—a lot of books—a desk, chairs and a computer. Then the eye is drawn to the old plow he has in the corner of the room. Another glance and there is a piece of a tree.
Keever, a professor of Horticulture at Auburn University, sits behind his…Continue
Added by Katie Beck on April 8, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Successfully Orienting Students, known simply as SOS, is Auburn University’s orientation program for students that are transferring from other colleges, or who are returning to college as adults. SOS is similar to Camp War Eagle for freshman, in that it educates incoming students about what they need to know about the University in order to successfully transfer. SOS is a one-day transfer orientation program that emphasizes campus life and services, includes a meeting with an academic…Continue
Added by Sarah Lane Currie on April 7, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments
This weekend the College of Forestry and Wildlife Services will hold its first Spring Fling at Coach Pat Dye's Crooked Oaks Hunting Preserve and Quail Hollow in Notasulga, Ala.
"Everyone who attends will have the opportunity to tour Couch Dye's home and Japanese Maple gardens," said Heather Crozier, Director of the college.
There will be events happening both Friday night (tonight) and Saturday. Tickets for Friday night are $100, as well as table sponsorships.
Added by Caroline Wheeler on April 5, 2013 at 4:18pm — No Comments
It’s that time of year again. The semester is coming to a close and another school year is under your belt.
Much like your life experiences a change of pace in the summertime, so will the city of Auburn.
Auburn is a town that comes alive and thrives during the school year. With a constant hub of out-of-town guests during the fall for football season and various events in the spring, there is a continuous flow of people coming and going when school is in…Continue
Added by Lauren Haines on April 5, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Auburn University Professor of Social Work Dr. Danilea Werner decided that the best way to teach her students the hardships of the world was to have them live it.
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Werner designed the Food Insecurity Challenge for her Introduction to Social Work course. The week-long project challenged students to live as though they were…Continue
Added by Carolyn D. Rush on April 5, 2013 at 11:53am — No Comments
Mollie Lewis didn’t expect to leave Wichita Falls, Texas, to find a new outlook in Auburn, Ala., but that’s exactly what happened to the senior social work major.
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Lewis began her career at Auburn as an apparel design major, but soon grew dissatisfied and wanted to find something different.
“I just wanted to do something with my life that…Continue
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Everyone loves having a dog growing up at home. That wagging tail and wet nose will cheer you up no matter how rough your day has been, but is it a good idea to bring your dog to college? Dogs come with many expenses and responsibilities that cannot be avoided. They also limit where you can live when you start your four years of school.
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Added by Elizabeth Cantrell on April 4, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments
A majority of students at Auburn University are blessed to receive financial support from their parents. However, this is not the case for all students. Some have to completely support themselves from the day they leave home for college.
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Senior John Lewis from Mobile, AL has…Continue
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Working for the Auburn Circle is a lot like going on a treasure hunt. Editors spend each semester searching through countless submissions of art, creative writing and photography to find the perfect pieces of student artwork to publish in the biannual magazine.
This year, the Auburn Circle staff and featured artists’ hard work paid off.…Continue
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Howell Raines, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and former executive editor of The New York Times, will deliver the 2013 Neil O. and Henrietta Davis Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, April 18, at 6 p.m. in the Dixon Auditorium The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.…Continue
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Poplar Place Farms located in Hamilton, Ga., is one of the premier equestrian venues in the Southeast. Poplar Place is located only 59 miles from Auburn University’s prestigious large animal teaching hospital, making it an academic tool for veterinary and pre-veterinary students.
Poplar Place farm hosts 25 shows a year, five of these being United States Eventing Association registered horse trials.…
Added by Mariel Eckert on March 31, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Sarah Hayley, a senior majoring in communication disorders at Auburn University, spends her Saturday mornings differently than most college students. Instead of sleeping in, catching up on homework, or tailgating during the fall, Hayley is involved with a ministry for underprivileged children in Opelika, Ala., called Life Savers Ministries.
Life Savers Ministries began as one man picking up trash in housing projects in Opelika. It has turned into 15 years of service to underprivileged…Continue
Added by Sarah Lane Currie on March 31, 2013 at 1:02am — No Comments
Happy Friday from the Glomerata Staff!! We would like to entertain you today with a little Flashback Friday!!
Every season, the Auburn football team aspires to have a perfect 13-0 season. Besides the National Championship team of 2010, the most recent tiger team to accomplish this perfect season record was the 2004 tigers. Under head coach Tommy Tuberville, who was at Auburn from 1999 to 2008, the 2004 team defeated all of their opponents. This winning streak made for an exciting…Continue
Added by Lauren Elizabeth Walker on March 29, 2013 at 11:14am — No Comments
Ever wonder what it would be like to coach an SEC team? How about an SEC team that has won multiple championships? Well, Jessica Braswell, assistant coach for Auburn University's Equestrian team, knows what it's like.
"This is my second season coaching for Auburn," Braswell said.
Braswell began riding horses when she was 4-years-old.
"I started competing when I was about 8 or so," Braswell said. "I don't get a chance to ride a lot anymore, but I'm around the horses…Continue
Added by Caroline Wheeler on March 29, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments