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Committee of 19:: Fighting World Hunger at a Local Level

It’s no secret that hunger in developing countries is a leading issue in today’s society. Students who are involved in the Committee of 19 at Auburn University hope to change that.

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Salora Wright, a senior in Agricultural Communications from Rogersville, Ala., represents the College of Agriculture for the committee. She said that she…


Added by Emily Dent on February 16, 2012 at 4:00am — No Comments

Glitz, Glam and Gowns

A local nonprofit organization, BigHouse Foundation, is hosting an event that touches the lives of several girls in foster care throughout the Auburn-Opelika area. Making sure girls in foster care throughout the community have an opportunity to go to prom is the heart of the new event.


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The BigHouse Foundation of Lee County…


Added by Chelsea Coulter on February 16, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments

Tradition Comes in Threes

As the third generation in their family to attend Auburn University, the three Hendry sisters share a love for Auburn passed down from their grandparents and their father.

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Leigh Hendry, senior majoring in human development and family studies in psychology, Molly Hendry, sophomore majoring in horticulture with a focus in landscape…


Added by Kate Davis on February 16, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments

Beyond the Crown: Miss Auburn University 2012

Growing up in a large family is one of the greatest contributors of Emily Jordan’s inspiration to serve others. Being the third of six children, she discovered early on the true definition of service and what it means to live for something greater than self. 


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At just 20 years of age, Jordan has already begun to make her mark…


Added by Laura Lazas on February 16, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments

Under Armour Women Campus Ambassadors Work Hard to “Protect this House”

Tables on the concourse, fitness class takeovers and the Under Armour challenge are all places you will find the smiling faces of the Under Armour Women Campus Ambassadors and free women's workout gear from Under Armour.

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Under Armour is well known on Auburn’s football field as a sponsor for the team, and naturally has a strong presence…


Added by Abbey VanValkenburgh on February 15, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Auburn University's Best Buddies

The Auburn University Chapter of Best Buddies is an organization that helps so many people by doing the simplest things. The mission of Best Buddies is to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one to one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Added by Jenna Malphrus on February 15, 2012 at 2:08pm — No Comments

The Life of a Vegetarian Tiger: Krishane Suresh

For Auburn University students, eating on campus is most often the easiest option. For Krishane Suresh and other vegetarians, this grab-and-go convenience is not always appetizing.

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Suresh is a lacto-ovo vegetarian, staying away from meals that include fish or any meat. However, it wasn’t an aversion to any specific food group that brought her to…


Added by Elizabeth Williams on February 15, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Industrial Design versus Graphic Design: A Common Misconception

Many students at Auburn confuse the two majors Industrial Design and Graphic Design. While both majors have many similarities, there are a few differences that make the two majors distinct from each other. Students in the Industrial Design program at Auburn say that their outstanding program is often overlooked. Industrial Design students praise the program for its prestige and how greatly the program will prepare them to become some of the most talented college graduate designers.…


Added by Kalyn Ballard on February 15, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Students Seek To Serve Others During Academic Breaks

While many students are trying to choose between the warm beach weather and skiing in the mountains for spring break, some students have already made the choice to spend their spring break serving others.

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Auburn University’s organization Alternative Student Breaks, known to most students as ASB, is an organization that provides students with…


Added by Blake Menke on February 15, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Can't decide on a major? Customize your own!

One of the most important decisions a college student can make is choosing a major. So often, however, students will find themselves torn between several majors or schools within a university. Students with a variety of interests are often limited in combining majors that overlap through different schools. If this sounds like a problem you are facing, interdisciplinary studies may be the answer for you.



Added by Jamie Nolen on February 15, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Through the Eyes of a Top Five

If you have taken a stroll down the concourse or a drive down the streets of Auburn in the past week, it may have been hard to ignore the numerous campaign signs and colorfully dressed loyal supporters of this year’s Student Government Association and Miss Auburn elections. Flocks…


Added by Elizabeth Weeks on February 15, 2012 at 12:33pm — No Comments

The Man Behind the Voice

On any football Saturday on the plains, Auburn fans pile into Jordan-Hare stadium to watch the Tigers play, but for Ric Smith it’s a much different game day experience. Smith just finished his sixth season as the voice of the Auburn Tigers.

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Growing up an Auburn fan, Smith has always been connected to Auburn whether going to games or…


Added by Morgan Seeley on February 15, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Auburn Senior Teaching for America

There is a growing number of children in poverty who aren’t able to get the education that most of us are privileged to have. Teach for America is a program where individuals interview to become teachers for children who live in low-income communities.


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Many students at Auburn University have chosen to interview for such…


Added by Stephanie Young on February 15, 2012 at 12:12pm — No Comments

The Next Commander of Israel's Air Force -- an Auburn Alum!

News from Israel (Source)

IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz announced Sunday that Maj.-Gen. Amir Eshel will serve as the next commander of the Israel Air Force. The appointment was approved by Defense Minister Ehud Barak.

Eshel, who currently serves as head of the IDF Planning Directorate will replace…


Added by Auburn Family on February 15, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

No. 1 Interior Design Program Prepares Students for Real World

The undergraduate interior design program in the College of Human Sciences at Auburn University is the best in the U.S., according to DesignIntelligence magazine.


For its annual survey, “America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools,” the…


Added by Amber Meredith on February 14, 2012 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Interning :: Boosting Skills and Confidence

Every student must make that transition from being a college student to getting a job and becoming a part of the real world. So what is key to making that transition easier?


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Interning is the stepping-stone to working that dream job and becoming comfortable in your skills and choice of major.


Danielle Albert is a…


Added by Lyndsey Lewis on February 14, 2012 at 6:55pm — No Comments

Zombies Attack on Auburn's Campus

Students on Auburn's campus tread carefully when walking on campus the week of Feb. 6, to avoid getting hit by a Nerf gun or run over by students wearing bandanas. What was the cause of all the commotion last week? Humans vs. Zombies.

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“Humans have Nerf guns, marshmallows, socks or other various items that they can stun zombies with for 15…


Added by Jenny Rikelman on February 14, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Best of the South :: The Auburn Plainsman

The Southeast Journalism Conference named The Auburn Plainsman the Best College Newspaper at its 26th annual convention in Martin, Tenn., Feb. 10-11, 2012.

In addition to this award, four Auburn University students were recognized as being among the “Best of the South” in the SEJC's annual journalism awards competition.

The SEJC competition is open to the organization's member schools from eight states — Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi,…


Added by Auburn Family on February 13, 2012 at 9:40am — No Comments

Auburn ::'s Top 10 College Towns

Famous Toomers Lemonade

This list, taken with yesterday's Princeton Review list of the 2012 Top 10 Colleges With The Best Quality Of Life, gives you outstanding reasons to pick Auburn for your college career ... and life after college, too.…


Added by Auburn Family on February 11, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Birmingham Fashion Week 2012 :: Auburn's Nicole Thomason

Auburn '11 alumna Nicole Thomason (in photo, on right) is the Birmingham Fashion Week (BFW) PR Director. Many Auburn alumni and students are up there either in or watching the event.

"BFW was founded on the ideals of bringing unity to our community through fashion. Local and…


Added by Auburn Family on February 10, 2012 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

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