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Horsin' Around

Auburn University, while known as a cow college around the state of Alabama, is so much more, there are horses here too! Lynlee Powell, an animal sciences graduate major, recently explained the equine sciences class and everything that it entails. 

Equine sciences is part of the animal sciences program, and Powell’s class on horse production focuses on the horse breeding, horse management, nutrient and training aspects of taking care of a pregnant horse or mare, and foal, or baby…


Added by Mallory Deason on March 26, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Getting the Interview - Landing the Internship

While some students choose to spend their summers away from Auburn going to the beach and soaking in the sun, many Auburn undergrads use summer to get ahead and build their resume.


Molly Frowine, a junior in marketing, is spending summer away from her home in North Carolina and in Auburn working as an account executive in the Campus Specials internship program (the popular coupon book most recognized for having a $100 bill on the front). This summer, Frowine will be working…


Added by Gabrielle Hoyt on March 26, 2012 at 10:15am — No Comments

Social Media App Connects Businesses and Students

Choosing where to go out can often be a shot in the dark. Which venues are good tonight? Where will my friends be going? Which bars and restaurants will offer the best deals and superior service? Come Monday, even the savviest socialites may discover that they missed out on the best weekend specials or events.

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Auburn Pulse, a social…


Added by Laura Lazas on March 26, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

To Be an American: A Lecture by Eric Schlosser

Celebrated author and journalist, Eric Schlosser came to Auburn last week to speak with students and faculty about his thoughts on American immigration and agriculture. On Wednesday, Schlosser hosted a screening of the film Food Inc., at 4 p.m. in the Haley Center, followed by a question and answer session.

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Schlosser stayed in Auburn to…


Added by Chrissy Colquitt on March 26, 2012 at 9:11am — No Comments

Planning, Recruiting and Selecting: What it takes to Major in Human Resources

Hiring an employee is a lot more work than it seems. First, a detailed description of the job and the ideal employee for the job has to be done. After that comes the recruiting process. Finally, selection occurs. After the person is hired, there are even more steps that have to be taken to ensure the person is using their skills to the best of their ability. Who thinks of all the things? Who knows how to do this? The human resources department, of…


Added by Morgan Dorsett on March 26, 2012 at 8:05am — No Comments

From The Auburn Plainsman To The New York Times

Every Thursday, students start walking to class five minutes earlier than usual to ensure they get a paper to sit down and skim before class. This paper is The Auburn Plainsman.

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The Auburn Plainsman started in 1985. Student editors, managers and writers determine the content, coverage and policies of the paper. The official student newspaper…


Added by Stephanie Kearns on March 25, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Managing the Trifecta

Studying and working, working and studying. For decades, college students across the nation have learned to balance going to school while working part-time.

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Auburn University provides students with ample opportunities to work whether it is on campus or off campus. How do student-workers find time to go to class,…


Added by Dana Tashiro on March 25, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

The League of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs

Many times, people have brilliant ideas for a business or company, but have little or no knowledge about how to get that business started. Because of this, many people abandon the hope of being an entrepreneur.

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For Auburn University students, this is not the case. The College of Business’ management department has a special undergraduate…


Added by Morgan Bethea on March 25, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Hotel and Restaurant Management Major Says "Cheers" to Brewery School

Josh Johnson believes Auburn University’s Hotel and Restaurant Management program will get him one step closer to achieving his dream of becoming a master craft brewer.

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The senior HRMT major has been cooking his family dinner since age 10. “I’ve always had a passion for cooking,” said Johnson. “For my 17th birthday I got an entire…


Added by Christa Collins on March 25, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Jay Sanders Film Festival: Jule Collins Smith Museum


Sponsored by Auburn University Department of Communication and Journalism


Video Part I

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The 2012 Jay Sanders Film Festival strikes out in an exciting new direction this year! From 2–3:30 pm., we will…


Added by Auburn Family on March 25, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Auburn Journalism Awards Honor Distinguished Journalists, Historian

AUBURN, Ala. (March 23, 2012) — Long-time ABC News correspondent Jim Wooten and widely regarded Auburn historian and activist Wayne Flynt are among the five honorees chosen to receive the prestigious 2012 Auburn Journalism Awards.

The other honorees are Valley Times-News Publisher Cy Wood, Alabama High School…


Added by Auburn Family on March 23, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

A Special Auburn Experience

Former Miss Auburn, Millie Harrison is a senior in communication. As graduation nears she credits her college success to her leadership position as Miss Auburn, the Auburn University Career Center, and the Department of Communication and…


Added by Veazey Tramel on March 23, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Shapes Up with Sophie

After extensive planning and dedication to wellness, Sophie Burge, Auburn University’s 2011 Miss Homecoming, shares her story on how she was crowned this year’s homecoming queen and how her platform has transformed Auburn’s campus.


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Burge is a nutrition and dietetics major from Birmingham, Ala., that was nominated by the…


Added by Tiffany Prewitt on March 23, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Gabrielle Hoyt :: Daniel J. Edelman PRSSA Award Winner

Gabrielle Hoyt from Auburn University is one of two recipients of the 2012 Daniel J. Edelman/Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Award.

Based on a nationwide competition, Hoyt demonstrated strong public relations skills in her submissions, recommendations and writing samples and exhibited leadership and dedication with the Auburn PRSSA chapter.  PRSSA is the Public Relations Student Society of America.

Gabrielle is runner-up to the national award and…


Added by Auburn Family on March 23, 2012 at 11:40am — No Comments

Auburn Sophomore Taylor Davis Featured on Style's "The Amandas"

From the Montgomery Advertiser, contributed by The Style Network.  By the way, this is "An Auburn grad interviewing an Auburn student (currently majoring in broadcast journalism)", according to Matthue Okarmus, who shared the story.…


Added by Auburn Family on March 22, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Tools for Tigers

Every May, August and December, Auburn University students proudly walk across the graduation stage to receive their diplomas. The four years and thousands of hours spent studying, pulling all nighters, attending classes, becoming involved on campus and enjoying life on the Plains have all led up to this important moment. A moment that signifies a new chapter in life: the beginning of your career.

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Added by Kristin Oliver on March 22, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Celebrating 20 Years at Auburn University

Celebrating 20 years on the campus of Auburn University, Omega Phi Alpha will host a Founders Day celebration March 30-31. 


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Omega Phi Alpha is a national service sorority. Their mission is to provide opportunities for leadership and friendship through training and participation in service activities. Their hope is that members…


Added by Kelsie Nussel on March 22, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

From Basketballs and Batons to Books

When basketball player Blanche Alverson and majorette Sara Beasley met their freshman year at Auburn, they had no idea their similar interests and passions would later be united to make a big difference in a small community.

Being in the same sorority recruitment group brought the two women together. However, they would go their separate ways until two-and-a-half years later when Beasley would decide to put her passion for education into…


Added by Leighton Lindstrom on March 20, 2012 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Running for Bolivia

Auburn University hosts many different 5K races, but few of them can boast that their impact will be felt on another continent. The Short Circuit 5K, hosted by Cupola Engineering Ambassadors, allows engineering students to do just that.



“Cupola Engineering Ambassadors are a group of college students that promote, unify and…


Added by Ashley Mundy on March 20, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

Octavia Spencer Day in Alabama :: March 21st

Octavia Spencer (Auburn '94) will be honored "with an event at 10:30 a.m. on the steps of the State House, 11 South Union St., where the band from her alma mater Jefferson Davis High School will perform."

"Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey will convene a joint session of the Legislature at 11 a.m., when Bentley, House Speaker Mike Hubbard, Senate President Pro…


Added by Auburn Family on March 16, 2012 at 3:39pm — 1 Comment

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