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Auburn Family's Blog – July 2014 Archive (5)

Auburn College of Liberal Arts Perspectives Newsletter for August 2014

CLA Perspectives is the monthly newsletter from the Auburn University College of Liberal Arts. 

CLA Perspectives August 2014

Theatre and dance studio now complete  

Theatre and dance studio now complete

The $3.9 million project is a two-story, 10,471-square-foot addition to the…


Added by Auburn Family on July 31, 2014 at 7:44pm — No Comments

Eyesore No Longer: Makeover Gives New Look to Parkerson Mill Creek

Auburn University has been transformed this summer from eyesore to outdoor classroom.

The push to complete construction and campus restoration projects before fall typically marks the end of summer semesters at Auburn. One of those projects this year was the restoration of a section of Parkerson Mill Creek that runs through Auburn’s campus near Plainsman Park, the new South Donahue Residence Hall and Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum, former home of Auburn basketball.

Through the…


Added by Auburn Family on July 30, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Auburn and Opelika Say Goodbye to a Treasure: Henry Stern, The Boy in the Back Row

Kate Asbury Larkin shared this message on Facebook on Thursday, July 17, 2014.

Opelika lost a jewel this morning. Henry Stern, or "Big Henry," as he was affectionately called by his children, Ginger and J, was an historian of all things Opelika, and one of the last known Holocaust survivors east of the Mississippi River. Below is a story written for East Alabama Living magazine (Fall, 2008) by my very own Anna Asbury Larkin. It started as an OHS 10th grade history…


Added by Auburn Family on July 18, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Farewell to Astronaut and Auburn Alumus Henry "Hank" Hartsfield

AU graduate Hank Hartsfield ’54 has died at the age of 80 on July 17.

In 1984, Hank Hartsfield commanded the maiden mission of the space shuttle Discovery. Hartsfield's death came as a result of complications from back surgery he had several months ago, according to his fellow…

Added by Auburn Family on July 18, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Auburn Family Spirit Draws Families to Campus

I was walking to class when the iconic Toomer’s Corner oak trees, still streamed with toilet paper, were having their limbs severed with chainsaws loud enough to completely diminish the peaceful downtown Auburn atmosphere.

Everyone in Auburn knew the day was coming, as the poison slowly attempted to put an end to the best tradition in college football, but they never thought it would actually arrive. The trees, which had served as a rally point in our small town for around 76…


Added by Auburn Family on July 11, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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