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Step Into Room Eleven

Auburn alumna Whitney Reed has always appreciated the arts and wanted to incorporate art into her classroom at Auburn Junior High School. So to get her students away from textbooks and worksheets, she created Room Eleven.





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It isn’t a physical space, but a conceptual one. It’s where art and education come together.… Continue

Added by Michelle Wilder on April 26, 2011 at 8:51am — No Comments

Parkour – A Different Kind of Student Organization

When students walk around campus, they can expect to see the normal activities of students studying, chatting with friends or laying on the quad enjoying the weather. But one thing they may not be expecting is a group of students jumping off of walls and doing stunts.





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That’s what the Parkour Club at Auburn University enjoys doing in… Continue

Added by Michelle Wilder on April 12, 2011 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Preparing Students for Prestigious Scholarships

Many students would love to get a scholarship to some of the most prestigious universities in the world. But Paul Harris, associate director for national prestigious scholarships at Auburn University, said it takes more than just wanting a scholarship.





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It’s almost like a full-time job on top of going to school full… Continue

Added by Michelle Wilder on March 31, 2011 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Auburn Alumnus on 'Dancing with Celebrities'

A local Montgomery news reporter for WSFA 12 News is considered a “local celebrity” to most South Alabama residents.





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Melissa Johnson, a 2009 graduate of radio, television and film of Auburn… Continue

Added by Michelle Wilder on March 6, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Digital Forensics Benefits Students and Soldiers

Ever wonder how people hack into computers or how the military can access enemies’ laptop hard drives?





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Interested in learning how to do all things imaginable with computers?



Then the Digital Forensics class for computer science majors is for you.



Dr. Drew Hamilton, professor of the course, has developed the… Continue

Added by Michelle Wilder on February 28, 2011 at 1:17pm — 1 Comment

Reflections on Toomer's Corner from a Student and Reporter

After the incident at Toomer's Corner became public, many Auburn students and faculty began reflecting on memories at the beloved corner of College and Magnolia streets.





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Even media from all over the country were fascinated with how a tradition of rolling a tree… Continue

Added by Michelle Wilder on February 19, 2011 at 11:15pm — No Comments

Alumnus Encourages Community Service Involvement

After graduating from Auburn University in 1991 with a degree in public relations, Jana Tarleton never thought she would be doing what she is today.





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With her first job, she got involved with the Opelika Chamber of Commerce doing community service.



And ever since then, that’s what her life has been all about –… Continue

Added by Michelle Wilder on February 13, 2011 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Art Gives Artists a Different Perspective

Just as a writer communicates through words or a scientist through mathematics, Barb Bondy and her students tell stories through their artwork.





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“Art enriches our quality of life,” says Bondy, associate professor of art and coordinator of exhibitions and lectures at Auburn University. “It is a way of envisioning the intangible,… Continue

Added by Michelle Wilder on February 6, 2011 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Alabama Prison Arts & Education Project Turns Prisoners Into Artists and Poets

As Kyes Stevens sifts through her mail, she stumbles upon a handwritten letter. A grin forms on her face as she quickly opens the envelope and reads a Thank You letter from one of her students.





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He is a student in the Alabama Prison Arts and Education Project,…

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Added by Michelle Wilder on January 31, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

A Community Blooming with Food and Fun

Auburn students and residents can skip the long grocery store lines and vegetables grown everywhere in the world except the United States by shopping at The Market at Blooming Colors. And, while they’re at it, they can learn a new recipe or go on a community bike ride with other Auburn residents.



Nestled in the busy,… Continue

Added by Michelle Wilder on January 27, 2011 at 7:32pm — No Comments

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