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Calling All Smarty's

Every school has an Honors College. But do you know if you can get in? And if you can, how? If these are thoughts that keep you awake at night, keep reading.


As you know, the Honors College is an elite program. It offers Auburn students unique treatment in many ways.


The classes are smaller than most, and are filled with students who are on the same learning level. It also allows the chance for students to interact more closely with…


Added by Lauren Haines on April 18, 2011 at 12:52am — No Comments

Fashion's Finest

Apparel Merchandising, a major found in the College of Human Sciences is more than just stitching and sewing. Students in this major learn a variety of skills needed to succeed in this career. Examples of this are textile fiber, design and production, and sourcing and merchandising.…


Added by Laura Bryant on April 17, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Toomer's Tragedy

The Auburn family is currently in a state of mourning after their worst fears, that their beloved Toomer’s oaks had been poisoned, were confirmed.




Auburn University affirmed the tragic truth on Feb. 16, 2011, sending a flurry of Auburn fans to Toomer’s Corner to grieve, say their goodbyes and roll the majestic oaks one last…


Added by Danielle Nicole Albert on April 16, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Searching for that M.R.S Degree.

     Most girls come to college to find friends, maybe have a future job, but mainly to find their spouse. From a young…


Added by Landrum Isaacson on April 16, 2011 at 10:17am — No Comments

Give Blood, Save Lives

We all know that helping others and giving back to our communities is a valuable and fulfilling duty we have as human beings. Unfortunately, many of us cannot seem to find the time in our busy schedules to volunteer at a soup kitchen or nursing home, or take the time to pitch in during community-hosted events. But did you know that there is a way for you to save up to three lives just by sacrificing 45 minutes a day every couple months? There is – by giving blood. …


Added by Alison Hop on April 14, 2011 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Rivalries of the Nation

The Auburn-Alabama rivalry dates back decades. It is one of the most notorious and intense rivalries in the United States. Every year, fans of each team get fired up for the Iron Bowl to see who will hold bragging rights for the next 364 days.

In February of 2011, a strike was made against Auburn fans that crossed a line that has been danced upon for ages. An Alabama fan named Harvey Updyke Jr. committed not only a heartless act, but a felony when he poisoned the oak trees at… Continue

Added by Kelsey Blohm on April 12, 2011 at 7:17pm — No Comments

Tau Sigma National Honor Society

Transfer students tend to feel alienated, not involved and “out of place” upon transferring colleges. There is an organization that originated here at Auburn that is in place to honor transfer students academic achievements as well as get them involved on campus.


Tau Sigma National Honor Society is an academic honor society designed specifically to recognize and promote academic excellence and involvement of transfer students. Tau Sigma allows the enhancement of…


Added by Jenna Malphrus on April 12, 2011 at 6:23pm — No Comments

The Masters: Breaking Down At Augusta

Rory McIllroy, who is one of the top five ranked golfers on the PGA tour, had a slight case of the shanks during the final round of the Master's Sunday.  Coming into the final round with a four stroke lead at the Master's would be hard for anybody, especially a baby faced twenty-one year old kid from Ireland.

You could tell after his lip out in the fair way bunker on number two that Rory was trying to force too much.  He came back to par the next couple…


Added by Chad Wilkinson on April 12, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Congratulating Students on Research and Creativity

No matter what major, students at Auburn University are constantly working hard on projects, exams, experiments and whatever else is involved in their field of work. Instead of just getting a grade for their hard work, the Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship Forum provides a setting for Auburn undergraduate…


Added by Kristina Emerson on April 12, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Architecture Students Work on Building their Future

One of Auburn University’s most prestigious and competitive programs is Architecture. The College of Architecture, Design and Construction offers the Architecture program, a fully-accredited program by the National Architectural Accrediting Board.


Matthew Patterson, Laura Taylor and Alex Henderson are currently fourth year students in the Architecture program. Unlike other majors, this program requires five years to complete. The fifth year is dedicated to thesis…


Added by Carla Niknejad on April 12, 2011 at 5:25pm — No Comments

A Passion for People

Ramsey Pursell started her freshman year at Auburn pursuing a degree in business. Soon she would realize that her passion for helping people could be translated into one of Auburn University’s many majors.

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Pursell discovered the major of human development and family studies after working at a camp the summer before her sophomore…


Added by Andie Long on April 12, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Building Science Students travel to Texas for Annual Construction Management Competition

Five Auburn University seniors in the building science program are competing at the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. Construction Management Competition in San Antonio, Texas April 12 through 15. The competition is designed to challenge construction knowledge, organization, time management and presentation skills of the teams.


The Construction Management Competition takes place annually through ABC’s partnership with the Trimmer Education Foundation, which sponsors a…


Added by Margaret Ann Killam on April 12, 2011 at 4:23pm — No Comments


Auburn Alumna Alli May graduated from Auburn University in May 2009. She graduated with a degree in exercise science and a minor in psychology.

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May was raised in Marietta, Ga. She is the middle child of three, and was the only one of her siblings to attend Auburn University.

She now attends Armstrong Atlantic State…


Added by Chelsea Noel Watkins on April 12, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Hiking for a Cause

Every day for the next six months Auburn alum Charlie Timberlake and his best friend Randy Wright will not wake up in the same place twice. That is because they will be hiking the entire Appalachian Trail in honor of their fellow Eagle Scout, Cam Street, who passed away in 2009.

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Timberlake, Wright and a group of close friends have joined… Continue

Added by Gabby Meredith on April 12, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Building Bridges to Better Leaders

The Community and Civic Engagement Initiative is based on Auburn University’s historic… Continue

Added by Morgan Bethea on April 12, 2011 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Building Bridges to Better Leaders

The Community and Civic Engagement Initiative is based on Auburn University’s historic… Continue

Added by Morgan Bethea on April 12, 2011 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Departments at Auburn Team Up for Civic Engagement

Auburn University's departments of building science, architecture, and social work are teaming up to solve problems in the community.


The Civic Engagement in the Built Environment, or CEBE, program was co-founded by Linda Ruth, a building science professor, and Emily Myers, a social work professor, with the goal of allowing students to get hands on experience while giving back to the community.


The program uses students in all three of the departments and…


Added by Taylor Pierce on April 12, 2011 at 2:47pm — No Comments

It's Spring, It's a Break, It's Auburn

With the start of the spring semester comes a countdown. A countdown to the week Auburn students have all been waiting for since the same time last year. Spring break days are the days when nothing else matters, but friends, the beach and good times.

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Spring break is an important time for Auburn students to relax, cultivate relationships and…


Added by Kevin Randolph on April 12, 2011 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Auburn's Underwater Sport

When any Auburn student hears the term fall semester, the one thing that comes to their mind is football. Football is Auburn’s most popular sport to attend. Many students attend the football, baseball games, gymnastic, and swim meets.  There is one sport in particular that tends to be underrated and that is water polo. …


Added by Kimberly Carroll on April 12, 2011 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Auburn's Work Study Program: Getting Paid for Something You Love

College tuition, especially at Auburn, is constantly increasing. Many students apply for loans or scholarships, but some are unaware of another type of financial aid that Auburn University offers its students.


The Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) provides students with part-time employment either on campus or in the Auburn community to assist with their…


Added by Amber Meredith on April 12, 2011 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

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