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Cycling Across the State To Break the Cycle of Poverty

Auburn is a place of home for students, alumni and fans. Auburn has been praised continually for it’s showing of southern hospitality and general welcoming environment. We may though forget the realities of living not even five miles from campus.

 

The reality of poverty is rarely on the forefronts of our minds. The situation of poverty is very real though and is often closer than we think. In some counties in Alabama the poverty population is over 35%. Often what stops people…

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Added by Alan McNaron on April 26, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Redefining the Coffee Break

Auburn is full of numbers of ways to get involved and interact with students with similar interests. Clubs and organizations are one of the best ways to meet people and become an active part of the Auburn Family. There is a particular club that joins not because of their interest to meet others, but solely to help others.…



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Added by Alan McNaron on April 12, 2011 at 10:02am — No Comments

Chicken Making a Global Impact at Auburn

The life of a college student often can be stereotyped by the food eaten. Often exaggerated numbers in amount of pizza, Ramen noodles, and microwavable meals are thrown out to describe the weekly intake of a college student’s diet. The reality is more than just the great deal of food the hungry growing college student is able to eat. The world is growing and industrializing, and is going to need more food to…

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Added by Alan McNaron on April 1, 2011 at 11:46am — No Comments

Everybody Loves It But Few Can Handle It

 

“Every time I explain it to someone who asks what I do, they respond saying the same thing ‘Wow! That is such a wonderful thing.’ I realize again every time they say that, their right. This is a wonderful job,” says Christine Marcoux, a recent Auburn faculty addition in the College of Human Sciences.

 

 


Christine has studied to be a Child Life Specialist, a career that has gained attention and publicity in recent years. US News referred to Child Life as the…

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Added by Alan McNaron on March 8, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Freshman at Auburn have an opportunity to enroll in two University courses catered specifically to meet their unique needs. Transitioning into college involves change in many aspects and can be overw…



Freshman at Auburn have an opportunity to enroll in two University courses catered specifically to meet their unique needs. Transitioning into college involves change in many aspects and can be overwhelming. Freshmen are often unaware of what is required to succeed and the resources offered to them.

 

 

Auburn University offers two courses that have been proven to benefit student’s long-term success at Auburn, and are only offered to freshman during this pivotal…

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Added by Alan McNaron on March 1, 2011 at 11:39am — No Comments

Ice Skating Between Classes



Students on campus Friday the 18th were seen swinging in hammocks, riding bikes, skateboarding, playing four square, having picnic lunches, and ice skating. Yes, ice skating on campus. “Auburn on Ice” was the preliminary event to the Spring Semester edition of Tiger Nights, an event put on by the…

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Added by Alan McNaron on February 22, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Art of Success



The Auburn Graphic Design Program guides students to become successful by developing them with a strong understanding of the overall industry. A unique program in many ways and a program that stands out and has recently received national attention. …

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Added by Alan McNaron on February 15, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

More Traffic Than Expected in Student Center

 



The new Student Center has been a great success and has exceeded many people’s expectations. Estimated, using door counters, over 2 million people have walked into the Student Center since May 2010. An astonishing amount of traffic that no one anticipated. 



It is a busy place for…

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Added by Alan McNaron on February 8, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Getting Involved Proves to Help Freshman Get Ahead

 

John Curvey

From Atlanta Georgia

Majoring in Education

Not too far away from home, the Atlanta native John Curvey has learned to claim Auburn as his new home. John is a freshman at Auburn and as he is still in the midst of…

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Added by Alan McNaron on January 31, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Undefeated Season, Unrivaled Fans

As 78,000 fans gathered to celebrate the BCS National Championship in Auburn, the Auburn family got a great visual of the support the team felt through out the season.  A great turn out indicating truly how the Auburn family was “All In”.

 

It was a great sight to see such numbers celebrate in…

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Added by Alan McNaron on January 27, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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