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Tricia Barton's Blog – February 2011 Archive (4)

The Phone Call Heard Around the South

For more than 100 years there has been a shared rivalry between two Alabama universities. The competition between Auburn University and The University of Alabama has sparked conversations, fights,tears and even laughter, but what occurred this month has left many people speechless.

What started with an angry phone call to a radio show has spiraled into heartache for Auburn fans.

This January, an Alabama fan by the name of Harvey Updyke explained to sports commentator and radio…


Added by Tricia Barton on February 22, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Odd Requirements or Necessary Knowledge?

The Department of Communication and Journalism at Auburn University is one of the largest departments on campus. Opportunities to major in four different programs and take fascinating courses helps make this department popular to Auburn University students.

Each prospective student is required to follow a curriculum guide for their desired major. The curriculum guide includes a list of all major courses, offers a few choices for certain hours and also requires supporting coursework.…


Added by Tricia Barton on February 15, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

A Friendly Face Behind the Wheel

After interviewing Thomas Bridges, there is a new perspective on the diligent faculty members of the transit system. Not only does Bridges enjoy his job, but he dedicates his time to making sure the students enjoy their ride with a friendly face behind the wheel as well. 


How long have you worked for the university and what made you decide to?

I actually don't work for the university. I work for Groom Transportation and they are under contract with the…


Added by Tricia Barton on February 8, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Over-Achieving Freshman

Clay Fleming is a freshman student from Huntsville, AL and his major is Pre-chemical engineering. As if that isn't enough work, Clay is taking his major to another level and specializing in Pre-med. His whole life has revolved around his love for Auburn and he couldn't see himself anywhere else but on the plains. To Clay, "the people, the sports, the academics, and so much more makes Auburn the best place."…


Added by Tricia Barton on February 1, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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