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To Russia with Love :: Matryoshka Auburn Dolls

Look what Auburn alumna Dr. Betty DeGraffenried Burgess has discovered in her travels through Russia.  

"I shopped all over Russia and these traditional' Matryoshka nesting dolls are my favorite purchase!"  War Eagle!…


Added by Auburn Family on August 19, 2014 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Auburn Industrial Design Students Partner with Local Coffee Shop

Local business Wake Up Coffee Company is collaborating with a team of Auburn students to revamp a Volkswagen van for the community. The vision is to make quality fair trade coffees more accessible to the Auburn community using a coffee van, dubbed Papercup Espresso.

As the popularity of food trucks has risen in recent years, shop owners Wade and Megan Preston…


Added by Kinsey Parker on August 16, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Auburn Couple Enters Engagement Video Contest

Editor's Note: Meet two Auburn alumni who are on a path to marriage. It all started at Auburn, so why don't we help them make their big leap! High atop a cliff on Lake Guntersville, Carter Astin (AU Industrial Engineering '13) asked the biggest question of his life to…


Added by Kasey Langley on August 12, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Auburn University to Welcome Students to Campus with Move-In Mania 2014

(AUBURN OCM)  Fall semester is right around the corner, and the newest members of the Auburn Family will be finding their way to the Plains and settling in on campus throughout the beginning of August.

To welcome…


Added by Auburn Family on August 1, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Everyday Joys of being an Auburn Student

1. Seeing Aubie on the concourse.

“Aubie is the living spirit of Auburn…Women love him, children adore him and men want to be him. He's an eight-time National Champion, the most of any mascot,…


Added by Lisa Robison on July 14, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Loveliest Village on the Plains

Auburn isn't called the "loveliest village on the plains" for nothing, and anyone who's been here can attest to that. On Merriam-Webster's website, the word "quicksand" has two abbreviated definitions. One definition is literal: deep, wet sand into which heavy objects sink easily. The other definition is figurative: a situation that is dangerous and difficult to escape from.

Auburn: It Sucks You In

Auburn is not deep, wet sand into which…


Added by Kathryn Grace Thorson on July 13, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Choosing Auburn: A Family Affair

Why did I choose to attend Auburn University?

Iron Bowl Weekend

1. For starters, welcome to Thanksgiving and Iron Bowl weekend with my family:

Auburn Kid 24/7

2. My mom and dad are the two on the left of the back row. This is how they dressed me for Christmas Day in 1995:…


Added by Rosa Cantrell on July 12, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Why I Chose the Auburn Family

How I Became A Member of the Auburn Family

I grew up in the lovely Birmingham, Ala., area where virtually 75% of residents are fans of the Criiiiiiimson Tiiide. At 16-years-old, my dad and I had barely missed an Alabama game, and all my life I thought I'd found my home away from home in Tuscaloosa.

Don’t get me wrong, Tuscaloosa is a beautiful place. But, as a sophomore in high school, the day I found myself there for sorority bid day, it felt like I'd…


Added by Katie Tynes on July 11, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Charm Draws in New Students

Auburn has been my home for longer than I can remember, and I’m proud to say that my family is larger and better because of it. The charm of…


Added by William Holt on July 7, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

10 Unexpected Reasons I Would Choose The Loveliest Village Again

When I decided to attend The Loveliest Village, it was based on the concrete Auburn values exemplified everyday by the university. Academics, History and the campus were key components in deciding to attend Auburn, but I’ve learned subtle perks and quirks are what make Auburn truly special. Here are 10 unexpected reasons I would choose Auburn again.

10. Chick-Fil-A

Combine the best fast food restaurant in the country with monopoly TigerCard money and…


Added by Ethan Brady on July 7, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Auburn, AUM and Walter Reed Medical Center Join to Serve Those Who Served

Auburn University senior nursing student Maria May was at the hospital when she met a man in his late 60s waiting to undergo tests for potential cardiac issues.

With only a brief medical history in his chart, May thought it would be beneficial to ask some questions. The resulting conversation confirmed to her the importance of a recent trip to Walter Reed National…


Added by Auburn Family on June 13, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Magazine: The Frustration of Harold Franklin, pt. 1

As Auburn celebrates the 50th anniversary of integration, Auburn Magazine has launched "a four-part series combining the firsthand testimony of (Harold) Franklin and period photos from that age of uncertainty, Auburn Magazine takes a look at the desegregation process through Franklin’s eyes and memories."  Franklin was Auburn's first black student.…


Added by Auburn Family on May 28, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Life Lessons From A Sixth-Year Senior

My high school classmates started graduating a year ago. I only see them on Facebook now; with real jobs, husbands, children or a combination of the three. Sometimes, I get jealous when they post statuses about promotions or how wonderful their new lives are post-graduation. These updates used to make me feel…


Added by Cat Watson on May 1, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

30 Thoughts Every Girl Has At Rodeo

Ladies and gentleman, the time has come. The brothers of Alpha Psi are once again hosting Auburn’s single largest fundraising event. Rodeo is THE party of the south. You have one week to prepare yourselves mentally and physically. Ready, Set, Go!

1. 6 a.m., it’s like Christmas morning!

2. Do…


Added by Haley Olver on April 29, 2014 at 3:51pm — No Comments

A letter to my freshman self

To my freshman self:

It’s hard to narrow down everything I’ve learned the past four years at Auburn. Being completely on your own means learning something every day, but if I could travel back to the fall of 2010 here’s some advice I’d leave you with…

Random roommates are not the end of the world.

I’ll never forget the car ride from Connecticut to Auburn. After a 3 a.m. departure I woke up somewhere in New Jersey and thought, “I’m about to move to Alabama.…


Added by Kelsey Woodworth on April 27, 2014 at 9:18pm — No Comments

Letter to incoming Auburn freshmen

Dear Freshmen,

Congratulations on joining the craziest, smartest and most-loving family. You are in for the ride of your life. As a soon-to-be Auburn alumna, I would like to pass on a few tips that will make your Auburn experience that much better.…


Added by Courtney Oliver on April 26, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

War Eagle Forever: Advice to Future Students

Graduation is just a few days away and I sit here thinking about how fast the time has gone by. These past two years at Auburn have been some of the most rewarding and exciting years of my life. Walking the halls with Cam Newton, experiencing the 2014 snowpocalypse and finding out that every second counts are just a few of the things that have made my Auburn experience an unforgettable one. I’ve learned a lot since I first came to Auburn so here is some advice on making sure your…


Added by Mary Beth Sellers on April 26, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

My Top 10 Favorite Restaurants as a College Student.

Graduation is slowly creeping upon me and many others. Everyone says, “Oh I am going to miss walking on campus,” “I am going to miss hearing the fight song when the clock strikes 12,” “I am really going to miss my best friends," and the list goes on. I am going to miss all of those beloved things about Auburn, but the one thing I am truly going to miss is the food. Seriously… I am not even joking.

My hometown is very small, and we are not blessed with the wonderful, food…


Added by Shelby Valentine on April 25, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Class of 2014, This One's For You

Arguably one of the greatest years in Auburn University history for students, here's to the seniors, Class of 2014, and the moments they got to experience during their final year at Auburn.

(In no particular order)

5. Experiencing another national or lose.

Let's be real, we can't complain one bit about the amazing football season. From zero to hero, we…


Added by Shannon Walton on April 25, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

How to Thrive… Not Just Survive… your Freshman Year

1. Get involved, but not too involved.

It happened to the best of us. We walked down the concourse on O Days and couldn’t resist signing up for every single club. After about a month we realized that there was no way we could keep up with the demands of being a full time student and attending five extracurricular meetings a week between intramural games. My advice to you is to pick one or two organizations and focus on those. You will thrive in the areas where…


Added by Courtney R. Edwards on April 25, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

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