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As a little girl growing up in Oneonta, Ala. Faith Palmer dreamed of becoming a cheerleader at Auburn University. Although most childhood dreams come to fade, Palmer’s stayed fast.

“The moment I stepped on Auburn’s campus, I knew this was where I was supposed to be,” said Palmer recalling a visit to Auburn University. “I didn’t understand why at the time, but have now seen I had a purpose here.”

Palmer discovered her purpose at Auburn was to fulfill her dreams. Though many… Continue

Added by Sarah Giffard on April 26, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Boddagetta BBQ Brings a Major Barbecue Competition to the Plains

Football season at Auburn University brings people together. In the fall reunions happen every Saturday, before the game even starts. For some the real entertainment starts before kick-off.

Tailgating has become as much of a sport as football. Sides and salads in tailgating are like the band and the pregame show in a football game, but barbecue in tailgating is the team in the football game.

Once a year in Auburn Ala. professional and amateur or tailgate barbecuers are able… Continue

Added by Sarah Giffard on April 8, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Auburn University Prepares Forestry Students Through Study Abroad Programs

According to a recent report conducted by the Pew Research Center on a typical day only 50% of Americans get their news from a paper source as opposed to the 61% who receive their news from online sources.

The trend to go digital has had numerous effects on the paper industry in the southeastern united states. In order to combat with the increasingly paperless world, the paper industry has had to reassess and reorganize its current practices.

Because forestry is Alabama’s number… Continue

Added by Sarah Giffard on March 1, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Building Racecar Dreams from the Ground Up

There is a place where formula-style open-wheel racecars are designed, built and raced; a place where racing dreams meet engineering realities; a place where rubber meets the road to graduation.

This place is located in Engineering Shop # 1 on the campus of Auburn University. This is where the Auburn Formula SAE team builds formula-style open-wheel race cars.

The team is entirely student driven. The students are not allowed to… Continue

Added by Sarah Giffard on February 15, 2010 at 5:24pm — 1 Comment

The Office of Sustainability Helps Auburn Go Green

Green has come to represent more than just a color, green now represents a movement. At Auburn University, the green movement is propelled by the Office of Sustainability.

Sustainability “meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs,” according to the… Continue

Added by Sarah Giffard on January 28, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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