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Auburn Student Interns with the World Food Programme

Living in Dhaka, Bangladesh, is nothing like living in the small town of Auburn, Ala. While Auburn students have become accustomed to riding the Tiger Transit, hunting down parking spots and using their meal plans to devour Chick-fil-A, residents of Dhaka eat rice at nearly every meal and use rickshaws as their mode of transportation.


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Added by Jordan Holladay on October 28, 2011 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Travel Tip: How to Outsmart Thieves

A few summers ago, my family traveled to Europe and spent 5 days in Rome. Before our trip the only advice people kept giving us was to guard your purse, wallet, and passport. The general consensus was that Rome was full of pick pockets.


Once we arrived in Rome we hopped on their form of the subway to take us to the B&B. I was in awe at what happened next.


There were musicians on the subway that would walk around and distract you while they're children…


Added by STUDENT TRAVEL AMBASSADOR on October 27, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

9 Reasons To Travel While You're Young

1. It will help you decide what you want in life

It's common to not know what you really like until you experiment. Traveling young can be a great platform to diversify your experience early in life and to discover what your purpose is in life. Each country, each city, even each restaurant you might visit is an opportunity to experiment something different. It is better to…


Added by STUDENT TRAVEL AMBASSADOR on October 26, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Department of Communication and Journalism Homecoming Tailgate


To The SIXTH annual Department of Communication and Journalism Homecoming tailgate

and to the 22nd annual journalism/The Auburn Plainsman open house-reunion


Who:  Journalism, Public Relations, COMM and RTVF majors, and any others; former Auburn Plainsman, WEGL and Eagle Eye staffers; and spouses, relatives and friends of all of the…


Added by Auburn Family on October 26, 2011 at 7:19am — No Comments

Cam Newton & Panthers Beat Redskins

The legend continues-- Carolina beats Washington 30-13.  Cam leads the Panthers on to victory for the whole game. No more "almosts" like those past close ones.  Once again a new level--- tied for most rushing TD'S by a rookie QB since 1970 when the leagues were joined.

Added by Roger W Tinkham on October 23, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

European Graduation Tour

While promoting this year's European Graduation Tour, which everyone should go check out, I will also be giving travel tips and fun facts!!


Today's Travel Tip:

For those of you heading to Baton Rouge for the weekend and trying to keep the packing light, consider using a small-medium sized cooler to hold your toiletries. This way you save room packing and you can have nice cold drinks at the tailgate!!

Fun Fact:

Tigers have striped skin, not just fur!!

Added by STUDENT TRAVEL AMBASSADOR on October 20, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Senior Ty-anne Tench Shares Impact of Hunger Studies Minor

Hunger issues affect people all over the world, and Auburn University has taken note. The College of Human Sciences offers a minor for hunger studies, and has been partnering with the World Food Programme since 2004.

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According to the college’s website, the goal of hunger studies at Auburn is “to serve as the community outreach arm of… Continue

Added by Ally Mills on October 19, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Communication Disorders: A Clear Choice

Growing up with a mother as an occupational therapist, Audrey Moore has always had a passion for helping others. Observing her mother work as an occupational therapist her whole life had her thinking she would follow in her mother's footsteps. It wasn't until a volunteer experience that directed her future into a different direction.


In the summer of 2008, Moore volunteered at Camp ASCCA located on Lake Martin in Alabama. Camp ASCCA is a…


Added by Brooke Bonner on October 19, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Being a Brave Heart for Brave Hearts

“Expression of a Brave Heart,” has been created for people with disabilities, allowing them the chance to express themselves through art, music and dance. It has also become an outlet for Auburn students to show their concern for those in need. 

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Brave Hearts is held every other Monday at the Opelika Sportsplex and is open to…


Added by Kate Matthews on October 19, 2011 at 4:07pm — No Comments

War Eagle Girls and Plainsmen Represent Auburn

War Eagle Girls and Plainsmen are the official hosts and hostesses for the university. They represent Auburn University students to administrators, faculty and the Auburn University community.

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They work for the Office of the President and are made up of 12 men and 12 women and Miss Auburn serves as an honorary member.

The… Continue

Added by Izzy Hortman on October 19, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

A Real Life "I Don't Know How She Does It"

Sarah Jessica Parker currently stars in “I Don’t Know How She Does It,” a movie based on the book of the same name by Allison Pearson. The story follows Parker’s character, Kate Reddy, as she struggles to fulfill all her duties as a wife, mother and top-notch financial executive. Sound like fun?


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Gabrielle Hoyt, a senior studying public…


Added by Stephen P. Sprayberry on October 19, 2011 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Kyle Nixon Honored in Flag Ceremony on Samford Lawn

Kyle Nixon, a 22-year-old senior at Auburn University in political science and a Tau Kappa Epsilon brother, died early Sept. 29, 2011, after collapsing at a friend’s apartment off campus. As part of a military family, with his father, two uncles and both grandfathers having served in the military, Kyle was honored with the raising and lowering of the flag over Samford Lawn on Oct. 12, 2011.

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Added by Sarah Elizabeth Garrett on October 19, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Auburn’s most unique class: Food Production

Auburn University’s Hotel & Restaurant management major in the College of Human Sciences is known for having unique courses. Food Production is no exception.

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Auburn senior Darian Cheshier is currently enrolled in the Food Production course. Cheshier came to Auburn from Norman, Okla.

“When I started Auburn as a…


Added by Elle Welch on October 19, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Not Just a Major, But a Passion

Karla Stinehour is about to face the real world of nursing after devoting the past four years to Auburn’s school of nursing. 


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She has always been interested in science and wanted to pursue a profession that could combine science with her passion for caring for people. Nursing was the answer. 


"Nursing gives me the…


Added by Laura Elizabeth McGee on October 18, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Moving on to an Even Higher Education

Every year thousands of people graduate from college and either make the decision to enter the work force or continue on to further their education.

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Senior at Auburn University, Ella Johnson, faced the same decision, as she will graduate this December, a semester early. 

Ella is majoring is psychology, but has made the choice…


Added by Morgan Prentiss on October 18, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Outdoor Adventure Club

If you enjoy outdoor activities like camping, rock climbing and hiking, then the Outdoor Adventure Club is the thing to get involved in.



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The Outdoor Adventure Club is a relaxed organization that provides outdoor activity opportunities to Auburn University students. The group plans trips, locally and in other states, to fit the…


Added by Paige Robinson on October 17, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

"Deconstructing" the Glass Cieling

In the corporate world, some people couldn’t imagine breaking through stereotypes that society has hammered into our minds. But for building science major Caitlyn Gullatte, gender-specific jobs and lower salaries are only myths.

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The Auburn native is one of three girls in her class of 30 students, automatically making her a minority by a… Continue

Added by Rebecca Barganier on October 17, 2011 at 3:34pm — No Comments

All In All Pink :: Breast Cancer Awareness Event

The Office of the Vice President for University Outreach and the Office of Public Service will be collaborating with the Kappa Chi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. to sponsor a breast cancer awareness event named All In All Pink on October 26, 2011.




Kappa Chi member Ebony Craig said that these groups will also be partnering with the American Cancer Society, the Department of Student Affairs and Auburn University’s School of…


Added by Jasmine Morten on October 17, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Fights Hunger During the 2011 Beat Bama Food Drive

The rivalry between Auburn University and The University of Alabama doesn’t just start during Iron Bowl, it is now visible every year during the Beat Bama Food Drive as well.

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The Student Government Association’s (SGA) annual Beat Bama Food Drive kicked off Monday, Oct. 10 and will continue through Nov. 21.

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Added by Shanetta Pendleton on October 17, 2011 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Real World Search: What Goes into Looking for a Job

The countdown has begun for Auburn University students graduating this fall. T-minus two months until Auburn seniors walk down the stage, receive their diploma and head out into the real world.

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The real world can be a scary place, and most students are now in the process of searching for jobs and professional internships. Former… Continue

Added by Morgan Powell on October 17, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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