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The Dying Art of Small Talk

“I live under a rock,” says Jerad Hayes, a junior in electrical engineering.


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Because his cell isn’t a smartphone, Hayes believes that he isn’t up to date. 


Although Hayes, a junior in electrical engineering, doesn’t own a smartphone, he says that if he lost his cell, he would get a new one as soon as…


Added by Brittany Gibson on October 12, 2011 at 3:20pm — No Comments

The Evolution of Auburn Building Science

Brian Knowles graduated from Auburn in 1984 and majored in building science. This was over 25 years ago, and back then, students were not learning the same technological skills that modern day building science students are learning.



“It’s truly amazing how much the industry has changed in 25 years,” said Knowles.


Throughout history and up until the last 25 to 30 years, all design drawings and renderings were done by hand by master builders,…


Added by Carly Knowles on October 12, 2011 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Auburn Student Takes on Capitol Hill

Many students at Auburn University are required to complete an internship before graduating. Some students decide to use this opportunity to chase their dreams.


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Lauren Weathers, a senior at Auburn, has always had a passion for politics. 


“It was something that just captivated me, I grew up watching the news with my…


Added by Hayley Thrift on October 12, 2011 at 1:10pm — No Comments

On-Campus Housing: More than a Place to Hang Your Hat

Representatives of Auburn University are trained to call the on-campus housing options “residence halls” and not “dorms.” To Auburn, a dorm is nothing more than a place to sleep and hang your hat at night. A residence hall, however, is a place to engage with other students in an interactive living community.

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Added by Jordan Holladay on October 11, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Miss Auburn University Pageant 2011 :: Organizational Meetings

Date of the Pageant

Saturday, January 28th,

2012 Contestant Interest Sessions

Tuesday, October 11th at 7:00 pm in room 2225

Wednesday, October 12th at…


Added by Auburn Family on October 11, 2011 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Free Memberships To Students at Jule Collins Smith Museum

Auburn is a small town, and after living here for a few years the recreational activities available can seem pretty repetitive. So, here’s an idea for something to do that is not only fun and interesting; but the best part is it’s free.


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Auburn University’s Jule Collins Smith Museum located at 901 S. College St. is…


Added by Kristbjorg Johnson on October 11, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Auburn University Leadership in Action Residential Intensive Training

Four Days That Will Change Your Life: Now you have the opportunity to engage for four full days with top experts in all fields of leadership. Join the Women’s Leadership Institute for this year’s Residential Intensive Training on the campus of Auburn University from May 14 through May 18. Twenty-five women will be selected from across the southeast to participate in hands-on experiential learning with nonprofit, business, social media, education, politics, and even military leaders.… Continue

Added by Barbara Baker on October 11, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Echoes Strong and Clear :: Beautiful New Coffee Table Book from Auburn Photographic Services

"Echoes Strong and Clear" is a mix of historic and modern day images that will give Auburn alumni, or any fan of Auburn University, a sense of what student life was like for those who went before, during, or after their time at Auburn.…


Added by Auburn Family on October 10, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Less traditional than your average non-traditional student.

This Sunday afternoon I was sitting at a picnic table on a patio in Kentucky talking to my wife's uncle about the football games from the day before (This is, of course, the typical way to spend Sunday in the South). At a short lull in the conversation I noticed that he was staring intently at the front bumper of my Santa Fe.  I tried to follow his gaze, quietly wondering what in the world had so captivated his attention, when I realized he was looking at my newly installed Auburn University…


Added by Chris Grimm on October 10, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Opelika Main Street Hosts 5th Annual Howl-o-ween Parade

On Oct. 31, 2011, at 5:30 p.m., ghosts, goblins and growling ghouls will roam the streets of Opelika, Ala. But don’t be scared: they will be on leashes.

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“Howl-o-ween is a super fun event, the only one of its kind in the area,” Director of Opelika Main Street Pam Powers-Smith said. “It is a chance for people with dogs to come out,… Continue

Added by Sarah Elizabeth Garrett on October 10, 2011 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Cam Newton Makes NFL History

Cam Newton is the first player in NFL HIstory with at least four passing TD's and four rushing TD's in his first four career games. Let's watch the magic continue!!

Added by Roger W Tinkham on October 9, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Liberal Arts Fall Festival :: Oct. 27

Here's a great special even for Auburn's College of Liberal Arts faculty and staff.


Bring your children (Pre-K to elementary) to the fall festival on Cater Lawn on October 27 from 5:30-7:00!


The National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association is sponsoring the event. There will be games, prizes, snacks, and Aubie will make a guest appearance. The children are welcome to wear costumes if they wish. Please see the attached flyer.…


Added by Auburn Family on October 7, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Hargis Hall Up in Flames.

AUBURN—At approximately 6 p.m., October 6, 2011, the Auburn Fire Department received a phone call notifying them of a fire in Hargis Hall.


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Deputy Fire Chief Rodney Hartsfield responded to the call with the Auburn Fire Department to discover a small fire in the bell tower of the building.


Hartsfield says most of…


Added by Kristbjorg Johnson on October 6, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Men's Soccer Defeats Ole Miss

The Auburn Men’s Club Soccer team took down Ole Miss on Sunday to earn their spot in the southeastern regional tournament. A goal by Bradley Boyett was the only difference between the two sides in a tough game.

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“It was a big game for the Tigers on Sunday, we were facing the Ole Miss Black Bears for a bid to the regional tournament,”…


Added by Charlie Goodson on October 5, 2011 at 12:54am — No Comments

Take A Great Class



This semester you can take a class that will change your life.  Women and Leadership, CCEN 2100, is a class that helps students discover their passions and develop them into leadership potential.   Women and Leadership is a fun elective that will give you an edge as you move towards your career aspirations.  Students engage in interactive exercises, go on field trips, and learn practical ways to turn their goals into…


Added by Barbara Baker on October 4, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Fashionista in the Making

New York Fashion Week, Miss USA, meeting and styling numerous celebrities.


For Kaitlin Jones, it is just another day at work.



Jones' love for fashion started at a young age but it wasn't until she was 16 that she got the fashion opportunity every girl dreams of having. She was shopping for a prom dress in Eufaula, Ala. when Sherri Hill spotted and approached her. She instantly asked Jones to model for her in New York, which was the…


Added by Brooke Bonner on October 3, 2011 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Madden Delivers Stunning Visuals, Hits

"I would say the graphics in the new Madden are some of the best I have seen so far," said Quenten Gabay, a Madden enthusiast and senior studying hotel and restaurant management.


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Electronic Arts, publisher of the popular football video game series, has spared no expense making sure that this Madden was the…


Added by Sam Solomon on October 3, 2011 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Sikes Feed and Seed to Host 4-H Event This Saturday

Supporting local business is more important now than ever with our struggling economy. Local business is the heart and soul of our small southern towns—they are the places you can go where the people know your name, go to the same church as you, or possibly your neighbors.

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Sikes’ Feed and Seed Store, located at 1780 E. Glenn…


Added by Kristbjorg Johnson on October 3, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Campus Organization Fights Human Trafficking

For $500, you could buy eight textbooks, 120 “Momma’s Love” sandwiches from Momma Goldberg’s or 200 glasses of lemonade from Toomer’s Drugs. For $500, you could also save a life.

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The International Justice Mission (IJM) is an international human rights organization dedicated to freeing victims of human trafficking and other… Continue

Added by Sarah Elizabeth Garrett on October 3, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

UPC Hosts Last Comic Standing

The University Program Council (UPC) of Auburn University will be hosting its Last Comic Standing event on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.

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Last Comic Standing is an event where Auburn students can display their comedic talents in front of their peers by performing stand-up comedy or a comedy skit. The…


Added by Shanetta Pendleton on October 3, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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