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Auburn University to host writers conference in October

AUBURN - Auburn University will welcome writers, readers and interested others to its 2011 Writers Conference Oct. 7-8 at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. Using "Myth, Memory and the Haunted Muse" as its theme, the conference will lead participants in an exploration of how writers use the idea of "the haunted" to move their characters forward.…


Added by Auburn Family on July 19, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Auburn’s Flying Tigers to conduct experiments on NASA’s Weightless Wonder aircraft

AUBURN - The Flying Tigers, a team of six educators from Auburn University, Auburn City Schools and the Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative, AMSTI, will arrive at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston July 20 to participate in the Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program. As one of only six teams nationwide and the only team from the Southeast to participate in the program, the Flying Tigers will conduct experiments July 25-29 aboard a modified Boeing 727…


Added by Auburn Family on July 18, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Next Week: Fashion, interior design summer camp offered at Auburn University

AUBURN - For the first time, high school-aged students are invited to spend a week on the Auburn University campus experiencing firsthand the worlds of fashion and interior design.  Dates: Sunday, July 17 – Friday, July 22.


Carol Warfield, head of the Department of Consumer Affairs in Auburn's College of Human Sciences, said young people may have developed an interest in fashion design from a TV show like "Project Runway" or interior design…


Added by Auburn Family on July 15, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

Auburn Family: Recap of Last 3 Front Page Posts

How To Throw A Football

Cam Newton in GQ Magazine…


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

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

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