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Auburn Alumnae Appear In / Work On Hit TV Shows

Auburn alumna Lindsay McCormick has been appearing in the hit NBC drama Grimm.  Here she is in the latest episode.  (Image below, Lindsay is center in each image. Click image for animated gif.)

Lindsay has also been seen in Leverage on TNT.

Of late, she's writing a…


Added by Auburn Family on October 11, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

A Friendly Hey Coming Your Way

            Hey Day guarantees a friendly hey to come your way. Hey Day has become one of Auburn University’s most cherished traditions. Hey Day dates back to World War II to promote camaraderie around campus to help relieve tension from the war.            

            The Auburn student body and the Student Government Associated wanted a day that would unite the student body and promote a friendly atmosphere.  The tradition started in the Fifties and Sixties. However, it did not…


Added by Ellie Johnson on October 11, 2012 at 2:20pm — No Comments

New Roots for the Oaks Retreat

The Oaks Retreat is an event during the summer that helps incoming freshmen get involved in local churches. This 3-day retreat introduces freshmen to several college ministers. It also provides them with an easy way to get involved in a ministry. This past summer was the first time the Oaks Retreat occurred after a nine year dream from a local pastor.…


Added by Hailey Kornman on October 11, 2012 at 1:50pm — No Comments


Dana Stewart is the Special Programs Coordinator for the City of Auburn Parks and Recreation department. She is in charge of all of the therapeutic programs, the fall and spring concert series, Special Olympics, Daddy/Daughter date night and the Downtown Trick-or-Treat Halloween event.

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“This is our twelfth year to do the…


Added by Olivia Hutchinson on October 10, 2012 at 9:06pm — No Comments

Service Sorority Brings Fall Festival to Underprivileged Children

There are many children who do not get to enjoy trick-or-treating and other Halloween festivities. Omega Phi Alpha, a service sorority on campus, will be bringing Halloween fun to some of the underprivileged children in Opelika through the Fall Festival.

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The Fall Festival will be from 3 – 5 p.m. at the Christian Care Center in Opelika on Oct.…


Added by Aashana Vishnani on October 10, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Empty Bowls Banquet Benefits East Alabama Food Bank

Auburn University’s Committee of 19, College of Agriculture and Art Department have joined forces to take a stand in the war on hunger by sponsoring the 2012 Empty Bowls Banquet. The event is set for Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. The event will be held at The Alabama Farmers Pavilion at Ag Heritage Park, located at 620-A S. Donahue Drive.



Added by Salora Wright on October 10, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Finding Your Place with SOS Orientation

Transitioning into college life is a challenge for students each year as they leave home to move away to a world of new opportunities. But for transfer students, this transition takes on an entire new meaning, and that’s where Auburn University's First Year Experience program steps in.

Auburn University’s Successfully Orienting Student program has provided thousands of transfer students the guidance and assurance they need to place them in their perfect spot within the Auburn…


Added by Megan Leigh Grantham on October 10, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Helping Tomorrow's Teachers Shine

“It’s really hard, but it’s very different than what you expect. You are working with peoples children, you’re working with their pride and joy,” Jenny Rodriguez, a senior majoring in Early Childhood Education, said. “After being in the major and knowing that those are people’s kids, you realize that you really have to care about it.”

Jenny is currently in her last year at Auburn and is taking a practicum course where she shadows a teacher at Beulah Elementary School every…


Added by Elizabeth Zelley on October 10, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Cooking and Baking Club: Auburn’s Most Appetizing After-School Activity

Lindsey Beno, a senior with a major in communication and a minor in marketing, came to Auburn University from Destin, Fla., looking to learn more about her passion for cooking and baking. All she found though was a void for such an opportunity. Beno decided then that the only way she could learn more about cooking and baking was to start a Cooking and Baking Club.

And so she did.

“I started the club because I am really interested in cooking and baking. I’ve…


Added by Liz Brittain on October 10, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Life of an Auburn Zoology Major

Not many students can say that their major contains field trips, identifying birds and catching baby alligators on a regular basis.

But Audrey Cohen, a zoology conservation biodiversity student, gets to spend her years at Auburn University doing these activities.


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Convinced as a child that she would be a ballerina,…


Added by Scott Kelley on October 9, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Uplifting a Child in Project Uplift

Project Uplift is an agency that brings Auburn students and Lee County youth together, so that these children can learn to live happy lives and the delinquency rate in Lee County can decrease.

This is one of many ways to get involved on campus and an organization that Katherine White-Spunner and Katelyn Courtney seemed very interested in their junior year. White-Spunner and Courtney had several friends that were involved with Project Uplift. After they saw them interacting with their…


Added by Catie Faison on October 9, 2012 at 10:53pm — No Comments

Auburn Falls Into Its Beauty

Mary Kay Cosmetics, Cosmopolitan and Seventeen Magazine combined forces to take over Auburn University’s campus Tuesday, Oct. 2 with their “Fall Into Your Beauty” college tour. The student center was the location for this event.

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Girls who attended the event received a free…


Added by Taylor Cockerill on October 9, 2012 at 9:27pm — No Comments

Serene Bateh, senior in Communications benefits from internships

 Bateh interned in Washington, D.C. this summer for her hometown congressman, Andrew Crenshaw.

Bateh is from Jacksonville, Florida and lived with her cousin in Washington.

 “I thought it would further my communication skills in the work environment as well as give me good connection outlets for a possible job after college,” said Bateh.

On a daily basis Bateh arrived to work at 9:30 a.m. and would usually give one tour of the capital a day to tourists visiting…


Added by Eleanor Alby on October 9, 2012 at 7:54pm — No Comments

Art Department Student Employee- Rebecca Campomanes

Rebecca is a student employee in the Office of the Art Department.  She is a BFA major with concentrations in Ceramic and Painting.


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Added by Stacy Grant on October 9, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

David Wisdom for Change

Before last summer, David Wisdom was cognizant of what went on in the realm of student government, but was not directly involved.  Ben Peterman, assistant vice president of political affairs, contacted Wisdom last spring about filling in for him while he was in Atlanta for the summer. This led to many opportunities to work closely with SGA and develop relationships with those who were already involved.  When one of the Senate seats was vacated earlier this fall, Wisdom was contacted.  Owen…


Added by Amanda Benett on October 9, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Department of Art BFA in Fine Art Senior Project Exhibition Opening Soon

Kathryn Beck is a 2012 BFA in Fine Art candidate in the Department of Art at Auburn University. She is specializing in painting.

The BFA in Fine Art Senior Project candidates for Fall 2012 also include Rebecca Campomanes, Kara Ffield, Laura Jett, Nicholas Norman, and Meghan Stewart.


BFA in Fine Art Senior Project is the final required course for the BFA degree in Fine Art that is taught collectively by a committee of approximately five…


Added by barb bondy on October 9, 2012 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Jule Collins Smith Museum's Dennis Harper on Egg Tempera Painting

Dennis Harper, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Jule Collins Smith Museum, is currently exhibiting egg tempera paintings at Biggin Gallery with his colleague and former student Jeffery Whittle. Visit the Over Yonder/Right Here Exhibition at Biggin Gallery at 101 Biggin Hall to see examples of each artists' work.



Added by Christopher Johnson on October 9, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

What is technical communication?

As a first-year student in Auburn’s Master of Technical and Professional Communication graduate program, I often get asked, “What is technical communication, and how is it different from regular communication?” Because it is such a broad term, it is sometimes difficult to define. Dr. Derek Ross, an MTPC assistant professor, briefly defines technical communication in this video. Ross received his Ph.D. in Technical Communication and Rhetoric from Texas Tech University, and his current…


Added by Victoria Mayhall on October 9, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Auburn Student Cooks His Way Through College

It's probably safe to say that the stereotypical college guy doesn't know much about doing laundry and he most likely can't cook more than pizzas and frozen dinners. Not true of Auburn senior Samuel Edwards.


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The Florida native who is doubling in Hotel and Restaurant Management and Food Sciences not only cooks more than frozen…


Added by Landrum Isaacson on October 8, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

It's About That Talk

Lauren Thomas, a first year graduate student in communication disorders at Auburn University, is excited about what her future holds in the field, but it has been a long road and there is still a ways to go.

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Thomas worked hard on her undergraduate degree to ensure a place for her in the tough and selective graduate program here at…


Added by Haley Bagwell on October 8, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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