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Auburn July 4th Celebration :: 2011

Happy 4th of July Holiday

Auburn Fireworks Schedule…


Added by Auburn Family on July 2, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Hockey Team Launches Fundraiser for Second Season

After years of trying and rejection, in the spring of 2010, directors and faculty at Auburn University approved the charter for an ice hockey organization after a 27-year hiatus. The team overcame hurdles to meet their goals and placed 6th in the SECHC.

The Tigers prepare for their second season with "A… Continue

Added by Christi Parrish on June 18, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Remembering Kathryn Tucker Windham & Jeffrey, 13 Alabama Ghosts

Kathryn Tucker Windham, Alabama's legendary storyteller, died June 12 at her home in Selma, AL. She was 93.

Almost two years ago, Auburn students took a field trip to meet the storytelling legend. That story is below. Ms. Windham was a unique character in Alabama's literary history. Her book, "13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey," is a… Continue

Added by Auburn Family on June 15, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

ESPNU’s ‘SEC Weekly’ to feature Toomer’s Oaks seedlings

AUBURN- Auburn University's Toomer's Oaks Seedlings program will be featured on ESPNU's "SEC Weekly" television show on Wednesday, June 15, at 6 p.m.


In 2002, Auburn University students began collecting acorns from the Toomer's Oaks in order to grow seedlings from the beloved trees. Many of the seedlings from the acorns were planted in an orchard,…


Added by R. D. French on June 13, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Career Services One-Day Seminar June 27

Attention recent graduates and seasoned alumni in the job hunt, whether you are just starting out, changing careers, or entering the workforce for the first time in a long time!

Join the Auburn University Career Center and the Office of Alumni Affairs Career Services for a one-day seminar Monday,… Continue

Added by Auburn Family on June 13, 2011 at 11:32am — No Comments

Courtney Porter | Auburn University Alumna is Miss Alabama 2011

Miss Alabama Courtney Porter (The Birmingham News/Mark Almond)
Courtney Porter, 24, was crowned Miss Alabama 2011 on Saturday night in Birmingham.

Porter, is a 2009 Communication alumna from Auburn… Continue

Added by Auburn Family on June 12, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Auburn Tigers Visit White House :: Meet President Obama

President Obama welcomes the Auburn Tigers to the White House to honor their 2010 BCS National… Continue

Added by Auburn Family on June 8, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Thoughts of Cooler Weather

The summer is getting oh, so, very hot! Start thinking about a cool winter trip with young Auburn alumni and students on an Alpine Winter Adventure.  Enjoy the sights, sounds and slopes of the Alps and what the Salzburg region has to offer. Salzburg offers ski resorts, sleigh-rides, beer halls and nightclubs, and of course classical music, theater, museums and the Swarovski crystal factory. Make a new adventure daily during your six day stay in… Continue

Added by STUDENT TRAVEL AMBASSADOR on June 6, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Follow this crazy War Eagle as she walks every square mile of New York City

In three short weeks I will be leaving for a monthly-long course at Parsons School of Design. While in New York I plan to walk one square mile per day until I have walked the entire island of Manhattan. Each day I will blog, Facebook and tweet about people I meet and things I experience . . .  all this in order…


Added by Lisa Stapleton Weldon on June 3, 2011 at 6:54am — 2 Comments

Auburn University in Social Media via has me just a wee bit fascinated. Telling stories via keyword searches in various social networks: Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, blogs and more.

Here is an example of what people were saying about… Continue

Added by Auburn Family on June 3, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments

Auburn University Chefs to the Rescue

UPDATE: via Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau
Word is that Auburn University Chefs to the Rescue raised more than $50,000 last night for the tornado victims?? Congrats on a fun and successful event!…


Added by Auburn Family on May 25, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Auburn researcher finds genetic link between obesity and Alzheimer's diseas

An Auburn University researcher has discovered a genetic link between obesity and Alzheimer's disease, which could be the first step in curing the memory-debilitating illness that affects millions of individuals, especially the elderly

Marie Wooten, associate dean for research and professor of biological sciences in the College of Sciences and Mathematics, found that if a certain protein molecule, called p62, is absent from the brain in mice, they are much… Continue

Added by Auburn Family on May 24, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Exhibit of historic English Bibles on display at Auburn University’s Ralph Brown Draughon Library

AUBURN - To mark the 400th anniversary of the first publication of the King James translation of the Bible, Auburn University  Libraries' Special Collections and Archives Department is hosting a special exhibit of some of the rare and historic Bibles that it holds in its collection. The exhibit is open to the public through Nov. 30.

The exhibit covers the…


Added by Auburn Family on May 23, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Auburn's EcoDogs sniffing out endangered species

These dogs seek out animals in the woods, but they aren't your typical hunting dogs. They have been trained to find endangered species so Auburn University researchers can document the location and number of the rare animals.

The question is, how do you put dogs on the trail of unusual, elusive critters that few humans have seen? The dogs aren't looking for animals per se, but are trained to find where the animals have been, that is, by finding… Continue

Added by Auburn Family on May 19, 2011 at 7:40am — No Comments

Auburn Students Create Digital Resumes and Portfolios

Graduation was today and about half of these students said goodbye to Auburn. The others will graduate at the end of this coming semester, or in the Fall.

Students in the Department of Communication and Journalism create digital resumes as part of their coursework. These sites serve not only as a resume,…


Added by R. D. French on May 9, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Richard Marcinko :: Auburn Alum's Role in Osama Bin Laden's Demise

Richard Marcinko's Creation Takes Down Bin Laden

Auburn Alum Created Seal Team 6…


Added by Auburn Family on May 3, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Spanish: Not Just Another Degree

As students come from high school to college and are thinking about what major they should choose many have a hard time choosing.  I myself have changed majors three times, (which I do not recommend for anyone) and have chosen a degree in communication.  I have been around many people that think you have to get a business degree or engineering degree to be able to get a job out of college.  This is not true.

I have a few close friends who had trouble picking a major also but decided…


Added by Chad Wilkinson on May 2, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Be a Best Buddy

Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization that functions solely on volunteers. This program creates friendships between students and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  This program has grown from one original chapter to more than 1,400 college, high school and middle school campuses across the country and internationally.


Elizabeth Smith, a sophomore at Auburn…


Added by Laura Bryant on April 29, 2011 at 8:56pm — No Comments

No Tradition Like the Rodeo

Auburn University, like many big traditional universities in the US, has many traditions that are adopted by their students and revered. You probably know about some of the major traditions here at Auburn like rolling Toomer’s Trees, letting the Eagle fly before kick-off at football games and Tigerwalk to name a few but one tradition that goes pretty unknown until you attend the school is the Alpha Psi Rodeo. 

To give you some perspective my mother went to Auburn from 1979-1983…


Added by Chris Botsch on April 29, 2011 at 6:29pm — No Comments

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