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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,…

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Added by R. D. French on May 9, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Richard Marcinko :: Auburn Alum's Role in Osama Bin Laden's Demise

Richard Marcinko's Creation Takes Down Bin Laden

Auburn Alum Created Seal Team 6…

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Added by Auburn Family on May 3, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Spanish: Not Just Another Degree

As students come from high school to college and are thinking about what major they should choose many have a hard time choosing.  I myself have changed majors three times, (which I do not recommend for anyone) and have chosen a degree in communication.  I have been around many people that think you have to get a business degree or engineering degree to be able to get a job out of college.  This is not true.

I have a few close friends who had trouble picking a major also but decided…

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Added by Chad Wilkinson on May 2, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Be a Best Buddy

Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization that functions solely on volunteers. This program creates friendships between students and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  This program has grown from one original chapter to more than 1,400 college, high school and middle school campuses across the country and internationally.

 

Elizabeth Smith, a sophomore at Auburn…

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Added by Laura Bryant on April 29, 2011 at 8:56pm — No Comments

No Tradition Like the Rodeo

Auburn University, like many big traditional universities in the US, has many traditions that are adopted by their students and revered. You probably know about some of the major traditions here at Auburn like rolling Toomer’s Trees, letting the Eagle fly before kick-off at football games and Tigerwalk to name a few but one tradition that goes pretty unknown until you attend the school is the Alpha Psi Rodeo. 



To give you some perspective my mother went to Auburn from 1979-1983…

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Added by Chris Botsch on April 29, 2011 at 6:29pm — No Comments

Book of Memories

Today I received the best gift I have received in a very long time. A friend had made our recent Sicily trip photos into a coffee table, deluxe sized hard cover book. It brought the whole trip alive with photos of foods we ate, the small villages we visited, the fields and mountains we viewed.

There are many…

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Added by STUDENT TRAVEL AMBASSADOR on April 29, 2011 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Toomer's for Tuscaloosa

Auburn family, read this inspiring blog reaction to the recent tornado devastation:



Alabama, let's get the sleeves rolled up

 

AU's official page about Auburn Relief Efforts

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Added by Laura F Henry on April 29, 2011 at 9:27am — No Comments

CAM NEWTON # 1 DRAFT PICK

  Once again AUBURN TIGERS stand out above the rest. Cam Newton was selected # 1 in the NFL Draft.  Now the rest of the football world will see his capabilites. Our 2010 National Championship Season was one for "the books." None of the games were really runaways and most of them were tough down to the final minutes. Some of them even seemed lost at halftime.  Our tigers were the best. Now more of the football world will see Cam Newton on a larger stage.  But remember, it really started back… Continue

Added by Roger W Tinkham on April 28, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Creative Ways To Save For Your Vacation

Students and parents alike are making plans for summer vacations. However, why not start thinking about Christmas or next year's big vacation? For 2011 and 2012 graduates saving money for that big celebratory vacation before jumping into the adult professional world of work may be part of their plan.

Following are…

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Added by STUDENT TRAVEL AMBASSADOR on April 27, 2011 at 10:40am — No Comments

Graduation is Upon Us

As the students at Auburn University nervously prepare for the last week of classes and the week of final exams, tensions are high. For many of the students though, graduation is a mere two weeks away and there is an air of excitement.



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Everyone comes to college after high school with the hope that they will one day walk across that stage… Continue

Added by Christi Parrish on April 26, 2011 at 9:38pm — No Comments

A New Organization In The Works Will Help Students Develop New Media Production Skills

 

Have you ever wanted to learn about video or web production, but you could never find the resources and the task of teaching yourself was too daunting?  

 

Would you like to gain a broad range of audio and visual production skills within the scope of social…

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Added by Jade Currid on April 26, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Write Your Way to a Career with the Department of English

Many think of English class as a burden. For some, reading and discussing classical literature and poetry is a very enjoyable way to pass the time. Some people really enjoy writing. But the questions remains, how will any of this translate into a job some day. Well, the Auburn University Department of English has it laid out for you, and they make a solid case.

According to the English Department’s website, “to major or minor in English Studies is to pursue some of the most vital…

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Added by Patti Plath on April 26, 2011 at 4:58pm — No Comments

The Future Dr. Anderson: Biomedical Science Contributes to Student's Doctor Dreams

Parents can often be found buying doctors kits, plastic stethoscopes, and little white lab coats. Many dream that their child may grow out of the mock outfits and doctor’s kits to put on a real white lab coat and obtain a degree with an M.D. at the end of their name.





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In large part this ambition often does not become a reality.…

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Added by Andie Long on April 26, 2011 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Auburn Students Help in Food Drive

Every year during football season, Auburn students donate to the Beat Bama Food Drive. Donations are given to the East Alabama Food Bank to help fight hunger and give food to people in need.



The goal is seemingly to beat the University of Alabama in donations, but Auburn students are ultimately beating hunger. It's a great cause that is also motivated by…

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Added by Carla Niknejad on April 26, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Path to Becoming an Economist

Actuarial science may sound like a phrase tossed around labs and research centers, but sophomore Ron Mau knows the truth.





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“We cover financial math, risk assessment, investment strategies and lots of statistics,” Mau said.



The Cullowhee, N.C., native knew what he was getting into thanks to his father, a finance… Continue

Added by Erin Walker on April 26, 2011 at 3:58pm — No Comments

For When Times are Tough

Student Counseling Services (SCS) is an organization that is often overlooked on campus. Counselors are available to talk to students for any kind of issue ranging from adjusting to college life to more severe problems such as depression.



An Auburn student who prefers to stay anonymous described her experience. “I was going through a hard time and really just wanted some… Continue

Added by Grace Stegall on April 26, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Nursing Students Gain Real World Experience

"I believe in work, hard work."

 



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Many students know this line of George Petrie's Auburn Creed, but Kelsey Smith, a junior in Nursing, actually lives it. 

 

Smith and other nursing students at Auburn not only take a full course load, but they also work eight hour shifts twice a week at local…

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Added by Amy Hood on April 26, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Lee County Youth Develoment Center: Strengthening the Community

Auburn University students have had a long standing tradition of giving back to the Lee County community through various instances of volunteer work and support. Students at Auburn see helping out the community and non-profit organizations as a duty of being an Auburn Tiger and this mindset is what helps the community grow. One of the non-profit organizations that students volunteer at is the Lee County Youth Development Center,… Continue

Added by Mark Rapp on April 26, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Momma's Love Tradition

Late nights in Auburn often end with a visit to Momma Goldberg’s Deli where a wide selection of steamed sandwiches, salads and their famous nachos can please any college students’ taste buds.

 

Momma G’s, as the regulars call it, opened its original location in 1976. Since then, three other locations have been opened in the Auburn area.…

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Added by Elizabeth Weeks on April 26, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Taking The Road Less Traveled

Mention the word "accountancy" and people immediately think of figures, numbers, adding, subtracting and big lined books. Typically, “exciting” and “fast paced” aren’t phrases that come to mind when people think about this element of business. In fact, if there is one thing that most business students are afraid of or tend to avoid, it’s accounting.

 

This word, however, isn’t one that intimidates Hannah Walker, a junior accounting major at Auburn University.…

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Added by Laura Lazas on April 26, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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