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Smartest Metros in the U.S.? Auburn-Opelika Ranks #4 out of 380 MSAs

Auburn ranks number four in an analysis of the 380 metropolitan statistical areas (MSA) in the United States, according to NewGeography.com. The survey reviewed data on the number of residents with at least a bachelor’s degree, the percentage of increase in the number of college educated residents in the population and compared it to the previous year’s population.…

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Added by Auburn Family on November 26, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Auburn's Hill Family Gives New Life to 274 Bragg Avenue

This Bragg Avenue warehouse from 1920 has been converted into stunning home by Elizabeth and David Hill.

David Hill is a professor of landscape architecture at Auburn University. He and wife Elizabeth went to great lengths to clean out and preserve this 94 year old building.

HGTV shares the story of this ambitious and creative family. See for yourself in an episode of "You Live in What?" Watch…

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Added by Auburn Family on November 19, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Toomer's Oaks Return on Feb. 16, 2015

AUBURN UNIVERSITY– The Auburn University Board of Trustees on Friday approved initiation of the second phase of a plan to renovate Samford Park. The plan calls for 30 live oak trees, grown from acorns taken from the iconic Auburn Oaks 12 years ago and now 15 feet tall, to be planted…

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Added by Auburn Family on November 7, 2014 at 11:40am — No Comments

Auburn Journalism Day :: Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Auburn Journalism Day

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Student Center, Second Floor

Admission is free and open to ALL Auburn University students

Be sure to follow the conference events on Twitter: @…

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Added by Auburn Family on November 6, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Tim Cook Paves an Open Path :: This Is Auburn

Auburn's beloved alumnus Tim Cook, Apple CEO, opens the door on his personal life in a BusinessWeek article today.

While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now. So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.

We pave the sunlit path toward justice together, brick by brick. This is my brick.

Read the…

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Added by Auburn Family on October 30, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Join Aubie and St. Andrew to Feed the Hungry

Aubie joins students from Auburn's Society of St. Andrew - Alabama on Thursday this week in Auburn to help bag potatoes to feed the…
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Added by Auburn Family on October 21, 2014 at 11:15am — No Comments

Jordan-Hare Timeline and The Roots of Auburn Art

Downtown Auburn has its share of boutiques, bookstores and specialty shops. One shop, Auburn Art, serves as a time capsule of Auburn history and tradition. The shop has become a gathering place for members of the Auburn Family, particularly during gameday weekends and graduation.

Cliff Hare Stadium, 1948

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Added by Auburn Family on October 16, 2014 at 9:52pm — No Comments

Power-Up Your Writing! – Don’t Be Confined by the Five-Paragraph Essay Mentality

Both writers and gamers have an endless number of questions to contemplate. For example, I have always wondered why Princess Peach continues to allow herself to be kidnapped by Bowser. Seriously, I would assume after being captured the first few times she would have better security by now.

As for…

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Added by Auburn Family on October 10, 2014 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Leadership Series: How Your Expectations Impact Your Listening

11 million meetings take place in the U.S. every day.

But if no one is really listening, why have a meeting?

 In 2013, it is estimated that 11 million meetings took place in the United States each day (3 billion a year).  Group Vision Research estimates that Fortune 500 companies…

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Added by Auburn Family on October 9, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Auburn Public Relations Day 2014 :: October 2

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Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Student Center, Second Floor

Admission is free and open to ALL…

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Added by Auburn Family on September 30, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Homecoming 2014 Parade Route

SGA Homecoming Parade Route

Aside from being a time for the alumni, Homecoming is a great time for the students. Spirits are high with events, including the Omicron Delta Kappa Cake Race, the big game on Saturday, painted signs and windows, election of Miss Homecoming, and band parties.

2010 marked the revival of a old Auburn Homecoming Tradition, the SGA Homecoming Parade. The Homecoming…

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Added by Auburn Family on September 25, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Auburn News for September 23, 2014



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Added by Auburn Family on September 23, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Rec Center Featured in US News & World Report

There are eight basketball courts, a 1/3-mile corkscrew track suspended high above the ground floor, a 20-foot climbing wall rising out of an outdoor pool, a PGA golf simulator and a hot tub that seats 50 people. Atop the “fitness tower,” five stories of cardio equipment and exercise rooms, sits a yoga studio whose enormous windows open up to the sky like garage doors.

A five-star spa? A billionaire’s vacation home? Actually, this is the new student recreation center at…

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Added by Auburn Family on September 22, 2014 at 8:38pm — No Comments

Auburn Office of Undergraduate Research Newsletter :: Fall 2014

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Added by Auburn Family on September 20, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Auburn Flyers: A September Timelapse - Auburn to Florida - 214 Miles

Auburn students Nathan, Frank, and Hunter decided to ride their bikes from Auburn, AL to Seaside, FL to raise money for the Auburn Flyers, Auburn University's Collegiate Cycling Team. 214 miles, and 12 hours of riding later, we arrived in Seaside! If you would like to donate, you can go to our website to find out more: auburn.edu/auburn_flyers.

Fun Facts:

  • Yes, Auburn is the highest elevation point between…
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Added by Auburn Family on September 16, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins and President Barack Obama :: Medal of Honor Ceremony

Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins received the Medal of Honor today from President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony.  Auburn's Maggie and Johnny Lawrence were among a group of local friends and family supporting Adkins in this remarkable day of events.  

Adkins lives in Opelika and taught accounting at Auburn University years ago.

Here are just some photos from the day.  Photos with a complete video of the ceremony and an NBC interview with Adkins…

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Added by Auburn Family on September 15, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Meet Workers Who Sew Aubie Apparel

Meet workers who sew Aubie apparel! Hear how you can take action on campus to support dignified working conditions and human rights in the global garment industry.  

The Alta Gracia Factory, located in the Dominican Republic Free Trade Zone, is the first college logo t-shirt project to pay…

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Added by Auburn Family on September 15, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Road Trip Anyone? Auburn Flyers Cycle Down to Florida ... In One Day

So, what's your idea of a road trip?

War Eagle to Hunter Denton and the Auburn Flyers Cycling Team.  They just hopped on their bikes and rode 214 miles from Auburn to Seaside, FL. Congrats and War Eagle to Hunter and all of his fellow riders!

Hunter's brother Blake gave him a shout out on Facebook:

"So my brother, Hunter Denton, rode his bike with other members of Auburn's cycling team from Auburn…

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Added by Auburn Family on September 14, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Auburn Villager: Behind the Scenes in Jordan-Hare's Press Box

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Added by Auburn Family on September 12, 2014 at 11:56pm — No Comments

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