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Dick Clark - Another Time Another Place

    Yesterday,Dick Clark passed away.  "American Bandstand" was part of the scene in Philadelphia in the 1950's.  Televisions were on all over town.  Who would Dick have on the show today? Fraternity pledges from the local colleges could be seen wearing their unusual attire--dark grey suits,white shirts and rep ties.  I cannot remember any of the Sororities sending their pledges but those dark grey suits really stood out.  Quite a few dates were arranged with older high school "ladies" and…


Added by Roger W Tinkham on April 19, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Auburn Mourns the Loss of Noted Author Lewis Nordan

Lewis “Buddy” Nordan passed away on Friday, April 13, 2012, in Hudson, OH. He was 72.

Born on August 23, 1939, Nordan grew up in Itta Bena, MS. He earned a Ph.D. in English from Auburn University in 1973 and served as an instructor in English at Auburn University from 1966 to 1971. Before retiring in 2005, Lewis Nordan lived in Pittsburgh, PA, where he…


Added by Auburn Family on April 17, 2012 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Industrial Design Student Makes a Profit

As the end of the semester is quickly approaching, Matt Scallions, senior in industrial design, is not waiting until after graduation to put his major to use.


Scallions has designed and built numerous products over his time in the program, but it wasn’t until this past February when he decided to make a profit off what he was making. He decided to build a lamp and sell it on Etsy, an e-commerce website focusing on hand-made and vintage…


Added by Leighton Lindstrom on April 17, 2012 at 9:40am — No Comments

Daly Vaughn :: A Recent Psychology Ph.D. Graduate

Daly Vaughn

What have you been doing since graduating?

This past July I began working as a Consultant for a small, entrepreneurial company, Shaker Consulting Group. Shaker specializes in developing highly customized online prescreen assessments, typically termed Virtual Job Tryouts®, for various retail, manufacturing, and financial services companies.

Our assessments enable our clients…


Added by Gary Bryant on April 17, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Winning Award as Outstanding Student: Preparing for the Real World

Being a part of the interior design program in the College of Human Sciences prepares students for the real world. According to DesignIntelligence magazine, Auburn’s interior design program is ranked No. 1 in the U.S. along with SCAD, Savannah College of Art and Design.


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Added by Chelsea Coulter on April 16, 2012 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Elle Welch: Teaching Overseas

The search continues for Auburn University seniors who are still looking to land their dream job. With limited job opportunities in today’s marketplace some Auburn students are looking at going overseas to start their careers

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Elle Welch, a senior from Chattanooga Tenn., who is graduating with a minor in Spanish, is participating in a program…


Added by Chrissy Colquitt on April 16, 2012 at 3:57pm — No Comments

College of Ag Hosts 5th Annual BEEF U

On April 14, 2012, the Auburn University College of Agriculture hosted the 5th Annual Beef Excellence Education for You Program. More than 100 students, ages 6-18 years old, and their parents, teachers or extension agents visited the Stanley P. Wilson Beef Teaching Unit and the Lambert-Powell Meats Lab to learn about the beef industry and how beef cattle are processed for consumption.

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Added by Emily Dent on April 16, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Button Up Sunshine Shines on Cancer Patients

On September 22, 1997, Kelley Andrews was diagnosed with leukemia and in her two and half year battle the disease, she lost her hair five times. During that time, she wore crocheted hats and ball caps to cover her head.


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After graduating from Auburn University in May 2011, Andrews asked herself, “What am I going to do today to…


Added by Jenny Rikelman on April 16, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

PRSSA :: Educating, Networking, Careering

As most College of Liberal Arts students have heard, an organization called PRSSA has been welcoming students interested in Public Relations and Communication for years now. PRSSA stands for Public Relations Student Society of America and it is a network of more than 10,000 college students interested in those majors. The organization meets every Monday during the school year at a specific time that’s available for most students.…


Added by Stephanie Young on April 16, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Mock Trial: Training Future Lawyers

The verdict is in. Auburn University’s Mock Trial Competition Team is a beneficial opportunity for students desiring to learn the ins and outs of a career in law. Students expand their study of law though various competitions, which they…


Added by Elizabeth Weeks on April 16, 2012 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Behind the Scenes at A-Day, Auburn University

A-Day, Auburn University’s annual spring game, is a chance for all of the hard work accomplished through spring practice to pay off for the Auburn football players and coaches as well as provide an opportunity for fans to get a sneak preview of what is in store for the 2012 season.

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Auburn’s A-Day 2012, was unique from A-Days of recent…


Added by Jamie Nolen on April 16, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Robert Cooper Talks About His Decision to Become a Psychology Major

For many college students choosing a major is a length and extensive process, but for junior Robert Cooper it was a more unconventional route.

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Cooper came to Auburn after being recruited to play football in the fall of 2009. At the time, his major had been biomedical science, but he had not had the chance to consider exactly where…


Added by Morgan Seeley on April 16, 2012 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Nutrition:: More Than Just Reading Labels

When someone thinks about a nutrition major, minds often turn to a visual picture of Tony Perkis from Heavyweights, monitoring the food you eat on a minute-by-minute basis. 

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But for Katie Miles, sophomore in nutrition, food is the best part of life and should be thoroughly enjoyed. 


Miles said she…


Added by Elizabeth Williams on April 16, 2012 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Come Join Auburn’s Campus Recreation for Relaxation Week

With finals week fast approaching, there is no better time to step away from the stress of school and get focused, take a break, or even dance away the stress with Auburn’s Campus Recreation.

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This year, Campus Recreation is hosting Relaxation Week, an opportunity for students to get their minds and bodies active during the ever-stressful…


Added by Abbey VanValkenburgh on April 16, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Elementary Education Program: Hard Work, Great Rewards

Elementary school teachers often times are not given ample credit for the hard work and dedication they have put into their careers, and Auburn’s elementary education program is testament to that.



Elementary education majors start out taking a variety of general studies courses at Auburn their freshman and sophomore years. After they are officially…


Added by Amber Meredith on April 16, 2012 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Structuring a Fantastic Future

Senior Mary Win McCarthy from Mobile, Ala. is an Architecture major who has her sights set high for helping improve the design of buildings by creating sustainable and green homes. McCarthy has always has a passion for both art and math and wanted a career that incorporated both subjects.


McCarthy did not realize the breadth of knowledge she would learn going into architecture.


“Architecture influences politics,” said McCarthy. “It has shown a…


Added by Kalyn Ballard on April 16, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Book Reviews :: Fields of Vision: Essays on the Travels of William Bartram


Book Reviews

Fields of Vision: Essays on the Travels of William Bartram. Edited by Kathryn E. Holland Braund and Charlotte M. Porter. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2010. xvi, 273 pp. $50.00…


Added by Carey Cauthen on April 16, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Linking Your Major with Your Hobbies

There are many people around the world that are in need of a shelter over their heads. Auburn junior, Marshal Schmid, plans to use his knowledge and talent to help build and provide better living arrangements in those third-world countries.

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Starting in civil engineering his freshman year, Schmid knew that he had an interest in the building…


Added by Kate Davis on April 15, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

A-Day with Family

Mary Ashley Whisenhunt, a freshmen majoring in apparel merchandising, was excited to experience her first A-Day game this past weekend.


A-Day is Auburn’s annual spring scrimmage that attracted more than 43,000 fans Saturday, April 14, 2012.


Whisenhunt dates one of the players that participated in the scrimmage, Christian Westermen, who is a starting offensive lineman for the Auburn football team.



Added by Lyndsey Lewis on April 15, 2012 at 9:43pm — No Comments

Morgan Jackson Discusses Father, Bo Jackson's Statue Unveiling

Morgan Jackson is a junior at Auburn University majoring in English. Jackson is hoping to one-day work as a sports analyst and broadcaster for ESPN. She is also the daughter of the1985 Heisman trophy winner, Vincent “BO” Jackson.

Bo Jackson will be honored this Saturday, April 14 at Auburn University’s spring A-Day game in the form of the…


Added by Sloane Hudson on April 15, 2012 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

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