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War Eagle Girl :: Abby Womack

Every Saturday on the Plains, they walk around campus in navy suits and orange blazers, representing Auburn University to family and fans alike. They are the 25 men and women who make up the War Eagle Girls and Plainsmen.

Abby Womack is a senior in nutrition and food sciences at Auburn and is a member of the War Eagle Girls and Plainsmen. She tried out for the organization on the advice her sister, a former member, had given her.

“I didn’t think I was going to make it,”… Continue

Added by Rebecca Bedsole on November 3, 2009 at 9:52am — No Comments

Angling For the Win

Shaye Baker wakes before his alarm and hops out of bed at 3:30 a.m. as some college students are just going to bed. He slides on his jersey and gets ready for a long day.

He hooks the boat to the truck and picks up his partner. As they arrive at the lake, Baker and his partner waste no time getting the boat into the water. They hurry up and wait for the sun to rise.

While most people may see competitive sports as being football, basketball or soccer, Baker gets all the… Continue

Added by Rebecca Bedsole on October 21, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

The Future Awaits

College. The seven-letter word that has become synonymous with “the time of your life.” While college is exciting and full of new experiences, it is a step toward the future, where jobs await.

Career Development Services at Auburn University serves as a stepping stone between colleges and employers. As many as four career fairs a year are held on or around Auburn University’s campus as a way for students to network with companies.

Nelly Gonzalez, 21, a senior in public… Continue

Added by Rebecca Bedsole on October 6, 2009 at 7:14pm — No Comments

Bicycle Breakdancing

On a Sunday afternoon James Blankenship can be found honing his flatland BMX skills around campus and avoiding security as best he can.

Flatland BMX is regarded by some as one of the toughest sports to participate in. It involves balancing on a bike as easily as you would on your own two feet. Those who ride flatland will often spend hours practicing their skill every single day.

“It’s all about balance, coordination and dexterity,” says Blankenship. “It’s all mental… Continue

Added by Rebecca Bedsole on September 29, 2009 at 8:09pm — 1 Comment

Are You a MAc?

For business student Christie Barrett, the decision to take part in Auburn University’s masters of accountancy program was a personal one as well as a professional one.

The MAc program is a non-thesis graduate program requiring 30 semester hours of coursework and is designed to provide students with a broad-based business education.

“The curriculum focuses on enhancing a student’s analytical and critical thinking skills, written and oral communication skills, and increased… Continue

Added by Rebecca Bedsole on September 22, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Take a Semester-Long Field Trip to Italy

Go to Auburn University in Italy. Live like royalty. Attend class in a museum. Visit Rome, Pompeii, St. Peters and the Vatican as part of class curriculum.

The College of Human Sciences at Auburn University offers students the opportunity to study abroad for 12 weeks. Students live in the renovated Chigi Palace in Ariccia, Italy, located about 20 miles from Rome.

“The palace museum houses some of the best Baroque Roman Art,” says Dr. Carol Warfield, Consumer Affairs… Continue

Added by Rebecca Bedsole on September 11, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

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