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Renowned Designer Ty Wilkins Evaluates Auburn Graphic Design Students' Work at Annual Show

Each year, the Graphic Design Juried Student Show features the year’s best work by graphic design students in Auburn University’s Department of Industrial and Graphic Design. This competitive show allows students to enter their work in a broad range of categories to be showcased to the public and…


Added by Amber Meredith on March 15, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

AU Rhythm: Behind the Hip-hop

As a member of AU Rhythm, Rebekah Cowart, senior in elementary education, has learned more than how to wu-tang and do the dougie.

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AU Rhythm serves as Auburn University’s hip-hop performance group and community service outreach team. During Cowart’s two years on the team, she has learned various dance moves and valuable lessons she…


Added by Leighton Lindstrom on March 15, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Saved By Study Partners

Auburn student and Study Partners Tutor Supervisor Chandler Whatley has been a tutor through Study Partners for two years. “My favorite part of Study Partners so far is really getting involved on campus and getting to know people,” Whatley said.

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Study Partners is a free tutoring service located in Ralph Brown Draughon Library offered to…


Added by Maury Johnson on March 15, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

No. 1 Interior Design Program Prepares Students for Real World

The undergraduate interior design program in the College of Human Sciences at Auburn University is the best in the U.S., according to DesignIntelligence magazine.


For its annual survey, “America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools,” the…


Added by Amber Meredith on February 14, 2012 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Industrial Design versus Graphic Design: A Common Misconception

Many students at Auburn confuse the two majors Industrial Design and Graphic Design. While both majors have many similarities, there are a few differences that make the two majors distinct from each other. Students in the Industrial Design program at Auburn say that their outstanding program is often overlooked. Industrial Design students praise the program for its prestige and how greatly the program will prepare them to become some of the most talented college graduate designers.…


Added by Kalyn Ballard on February 15, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The World of Engineering

Engineering is one of Auburn University's top colleges.  It is nationally recognized, ranked as the 32nd undergraduate program and 41st graduate program among public institutions.  Being so competitive, students are dedicated to their field of work and strive to do their best.

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Grant Rogers, a senior in mechanical…


Added by Katie Simms on April 2, 2012 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Beyond the Crown: Miss Auburn University 2012

Growing up in a large family is one of the greatest contributors of Emily Jordan’s inspiration to serve others. Being the third of six children, she discovered early on the true definition of service and what it means to live for something greater than self. 


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At just 20 years of age, Jordan has already begun to make her mark…


Added by Laura Lazas on February 16, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments

The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center Provides Job Opportunities for Students

The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center is regarded as one of the best places in town to hold events. Their ballrooms can accommodate virtually any function, including academic conferences, wedding receptions, sorority formals and alumni gatherings.

At each of…


Added by Amber Meredith on February 1, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Fitness Trainer :: Caring For More Than Just Muscles

If you have ever worked with children with disabilities, such as Autism, you know how rewarding it can make you feel. Brian Martin is student at Auburn University who has been a personal trainer at Max Fitness Auburn for several years. For the past three weeks he has been volunteering in the gym to help students from Auburn High School who have Autism.


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Added by Stephanie Young on February 1, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Psychology Students Get Involved with Head Start

The Head Start program allows Auburn University psychology students to apply their classroom knowledge to real life situations in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere. The Head Start program works with low-income families and children around the Auburn, Opelika and Hurtsboro areas in order to develop their education and social skills.

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Added by Chrissy Colquitt on February 1, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Immigration Law Brings Unintended Results

On June 1, 2011, Alabama HB 56 was signed in to law by Gov. Robert Bentley, changing the way immigrants are treated in Alabama. As a result, many prospective international students across the globe scratched Auburn University off of their lists of potential schools to attend in the United States. Future engineers, pharmacists and veterinarians, star students from all corners of the world, will learn at our rival institutions and one day claim them as their alma mater.…


Added by William Stewart on February 1, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Vote for Chizik in the Coach of the Year Contest

The Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award is back, and it’s up to Auburn fans to vote for Coach Gene Chizik. The award goes to the college football coach who displays excellence both on and off the field.

Chizik won the award last year, receiving $50,000, which he gave to…


Added by Erin Walker on November 3, 2011 at 10:13am — No Comments

Toomer's Oaks: O-A News Shares Before & After Photos

"'We’re not expecting something positive in the spring.' Auburn University Professor of Horticulture Dr. Gary Keever said the grim prognosis of the two poisoned Toomer’s Oaks on the corner of College Street and Magnolia Avenue should probably be realized in the next few months, though he didn’t give up hope for their survival."Credit: JOE MCADORY Opelika-Auburn News Read more...…


Added by Auburn Family on November 3, 2011 at 11:20am — No Comments

Mickey's Got Our Back!

The other day I was flipping through a travel magazine and an article jumped out at me, probably because I saw "Disney World" in big bold letters, and I love everything Disney!!

The article brought up a recent scam happening in Orlando. Apparently identity thieves have been disguising themselves as pizza parlors and have been handing out flyers to guests at Disney World, some going so far as to slip their flyers under guests’ doors in Disney resorts. Many people have fallen victim to…


Added by STUDENT TRAVEL AMBASSADOR on November 3, 2011 at 10:42am — No Comments

Thanksgiving Road Trip

As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, many of you are probably wondering what in the world you are going to do for an entire week at home?!?!

Well, I have a solution. Grab a few friends, plug in your GPS (or bring out the map), and get on the road!!

Auburn students will have 5 whole days to relax before they have to be at the dinner table on Thanksgiving. Why not enjoy this beautiful fall weather and take a trip with friends!

Depending on how far you want to go… Continue

Added by STUDENT TRAVEL AMBASSADOR on November 5, 2011 at 10:30am — 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

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

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.

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Added by Izzy Hortman on October 19, 2011 at 3:30pm — 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

"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

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