Auburn Graduates Fulfill Dreams
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As the Toomer’s Oaks prepare to come down, Auburn University prepares to lose an iconic tradition that has brought the Auburn family together for decades.
Although fans will no longer be able to roll the famous oaks, Auburn University has plans to preserve the memories.
To commemorate the oaks, Auburn will be working with several licensed manufacturers to create mementos from the trees’ wood after their removal in late April.
All proceeds of…Continue
Added by Lindsay Miles on April 24, 2013 at 2:32pm — No Comments
Most people think ‘civic engagement’ is just a ten-dollar phrase for volunteerism, that all it requires is 15 volunteer hours at the local food bank and you’re good to go till Christmas, but according to Auburn University professor Nan Fairley, it’s far beyond service.
“Civic engagement is about going beyond transaction to transformation,” said Fairley at the Engaged Scholar Speaker Series lecture Thursday, April 11. In its simplest form, it means building an equal partnership…Continue
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College can be an overwhelming time period in life. Especially during the spring semester, students commonly feel burned out and are ready for the summer to give their brains a break.Continue
Added by Will Nease on April 16, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Only a few college students would be willing to give up most of their summer to introduce incoming freshman to their new home away from home. Or Auburn University. We call them Camp War Eagle counselors.
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Sarah Hill is one of the 36 students just recently selected to serve…Continue
Added by Jordan Garofalo on April 10, 2013 at 5:54pm — No Comments
Auburn has beautiful natural amenities, from the flowers in spring to the large oak trees in the fall, but a creek? No, there’s no creek. Is there?
That fenced in area between the athletic complex and the Coliseum is more than just a ditch, its Parkerson Mill Creek. Clearly, however, the creek is not in good condition.
According to the Alabama Cooperative Extension (ACES) website, the creek was put on the Alabama’s “impaired list in 2008 for not…Continue
Added by Jaclyn Brass on April 10, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Skinny ties, sleek suits, the beehive hairdo, touch tone phones, FM radio and “Beatlemania” are just a few among many popular fads throughout the year of 1963. This year, the Auburn University Alumni Association invites graduates of the class of 1963 to return to Auburn to take a trip down memory lane, reminisce and reunite with their former classmates.Continue
Added by Kathryn Farmer on April 10, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Many college students spend the majority of their college careers trying to balance rigorous schedules that include studying, socializing and taking care of their health by maintaining a balanced diet and getting enough rest and exercise.
Most students find it difficult to find time for each of those things, and often times, taking care…Continue
Added by Mae Margaret Davis on April 9, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
As you drive down the highway, chances are that you will spot a blown tire off on the side of the road at some point during your journey. These blown tires are often the result of worn down tire treads on 18-wheeler tractor trailers that eventually fail and blow out on the highway. At Auburn University, seniors in mechanical engineering are researching and developing methods of catching the debris from blown tires on tractor trailers to keep highways clear and safe.
"We are trying to…Continue
Added by Damaso Antonio Palencia Jr. on April 9, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Samford Hall has served as the iconic symbol of Auburn University since 1859. The beloved, redbrick building stands tall at the entrance of campus, welcoming students, alumnae and visitors to the Loveliest Village on the Plains. In addition to serving as the official symbol of the university, the historic building is featured on all things Auburn - from stationary to coffee mugs.
However, Samford Hall is more than just a pretty face. The building is steeped in…Continue
Added by Emily Bailey on April 8, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
TJ Nyugen, senior in mechanical engineering, is not only philanthropic, but he also stands out in a crowd. That is, he stands out at Society of Women Engineers (SWE) monthly meetings as the only consistent male member. Nyugen joined the group in 2010 after the suggestion from former faculty advisor, Bonnie Wilson.
“She said there was free food and that’s where all the girls in engineering are,” Nyugen said. “It was an easy sell.” Nyugen is serving his third term as Service and…Continue
Added by Rachel Cole on April 8, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Successfully Orienting Students, known simply as SOS, is Auburn University’s orientation program for students that are transferring from other colleges, or who are returning to college as adults. SOS is similar to Camp War Eagle for freshman, in that it educates incoming students about what they need to know about the University in order to successfully transfer. SOS is a one-day transfer orientation program that emphasizes campus life and services, includes a meeting with an academic…Continue
Added by Sarah Lane Currie on April 7, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments
This weekend the College of Forestry and Wildlife Services will hold its first Spring Fling at Coach Pat Dye's Crooked Oaks Hunting Preserve and Quail Hollow in Notasulga, Ala.
"Everyone who attends will have the opportunity to tour Couch Dye's home and Japanese Maple gardens," said Heather Crozier, Director of the college.
There will be events happening both Friday night (tonight) and Saturday. Tickets for Friday night are $100, as well as table sponsorships.
Added by Caroline Wheeler on April 5, 2013 at 4:18pm — No Comments
It’s that time of year again. The semester is coming to a close and another school year is under your belt.
Much like your life experiences a change of pace in the summertime, so will the city of Auburn.
Auburn is a town that comes alive and thrives during the school year. With a constant hub of out-of-town guests during the fall for football season and various events in the spring, there is a continuous flow of people coming and going when school is in…Continue
Added by Lauren Haines on April 5, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Poplar Place Farms located in Hamilton, Ga., is one of the premier equestrian venues in the Southeast. Poplar Place is located only 59 miles from Auburn University’s prestigious large animal teaching hospital, making it an academic tool for veterinary and pre-veterinary students.
Poplar Place farm hosts 25 shows a year, five of these being United States Eventing Association registered horse trials.…
Added by Mariel Eckert on March 31, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Sarah Hayley, a senior majoring in communication disorders at Auburn University, spends her Saturday mornings differently than most college students. Instead of sleeping in, catching up on homework, or tailgating during the fall, Hayley is involved with a ministry for underprivileged children in Opelika, Ala., called Life Savers Ministries.
Life Savers Ministries began as one man picking up trash in housing projects in Opelika. It has turned into 15 years of service to underprivileged…Continue
Added by Sarah Lane Currie on March 31, 2013 at 1:02am — No Comments
Ever wonder what it would be like to coach an SEC team? How about an SEC team that has won multiple championships? Well, Jessica Braswell, assistant coach for Auburn University's Equestrian team, knows what it's like.
"This is my second season coaching for Auburn," Braswell said.
Braswell began riding horses when she was 4-years-old.
"I started competing when I was about 8 or so," Braswell said. "I don't get a chance to ride a lot anymore, but I'm around the horses…Continue
Added by Caroline Wheeler on March 29, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a… hovercraft?
Hovercrafts are still a figment of human imagination to many, a vehicle that only exists in movies or in high-tech laboratories. In reality, hovercrafts have been around for more than 50 years, and few know that Auburn University has been building and racing them for a full decade. What is a hovercraft? They are nothing like Hollywood models, and according to Thomas Wills, sophomore in Auburn University’s Department of Polymer and Fiber…Continue
Added by Rachel Cole on March 27, 2013 at 3:21pm — No Comments
The Auburn Beautification Council and the Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau officially opened the Auburn Floral Trail last Monday, March, 11.
“The weather has been sort of crazy for us, but things have started to bloom,” said Catrina Cox, chairwoman of the Auburn Beautification Council.
Since the weather is beautiful it is time to get outside and enjoy it.
“We have two trails and one optional trial on campus,” Cox said.
The North trial is the shorter trial at 3.4…Continue
Added by Caroline Wheeler on March 21, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments