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My tales and tips on how to be a sassy backpacker

      Visiting Europe has almost become a staple on every American’s bucket list. This summer my best friend and I fulfilled every American college kids dream. For a month we studied in Barcelona and after the program ended we packed our one backpack each and traveled around to eight other countries in…


Added by Carlye Poljacik on April 17, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Nerd Alert: Why It's OK to be a Square in College

Before we get started, let's introduce ourselves.

This is me, Rachel Pipan.

I’m sorry, that’s me *trying* to be poised and look like a totally cool, adjusted and professional college student. Here’s me, in…


Added by Rachel M Pipan on April 16, 2014 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Advice for Incoming Freshman Girls from Graduating Seniors

A list of thoughts (that only reflect the opinions of the individual) which should be kept in mind during your next four (five, or even six) years at Auburn University.



Added by Katie Harper on April 16, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

What I Wish I Knew When I Was a Freshman

1. Go to your professor’s office hours

Don’t be scared. Go to your professor’s office hours and ask questions about the course or simply just to introduce yourself.



Added by Caleigh Lentz on April 15, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Parallel Parallel: Spring 2014 BFA Candidates Senior Thesis Exhibition

The Department of Art in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University is pleased to announce the Parallel Parallel: Spring 2014 BFA Candidates Senior Thesis Exhibition.

The show opens in Biggin Gallery on Monday, April 14, and runs through April 25.

There will be an opening reception at the gallery from 4 - 6 p.m. on March 14. All events are free and open to the public, and Biggin Gallery is wheelchair accessible.

The exhibition features the work of: Juliann Aune,…


Added by Auburn Family on April 12, 2014 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Alpha Psi Rodeo


Eagle Eye went out and talked to some Auburn students about their thoughts on Alpha Psi's 50th Rodeo this Saturday, April 12!

Added by Eagle Eye TV on April 11, 2014 at 11:37am — No Comments

Alumna Anna Claire Vollers and How Do We Treat Boo Radley Today?

Auburn '05 alumna Anna Claire Vollers brings us "Boo Radley and folks who are 'different': Do we treat them better today than in 1930s?" in the Red Clay Readers series at…


Added by Auburn Family on April 10, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

How You Know the Spring Semester is Coming to an End

Okay, so it’s finally started to warm up and stay warm, and everything is wonderful! With all of this beautiful spring weather you just forget all of your worries and couldn't be happier to be outside.



Added by Hannah Vaughn on April 9, 2014 at 7:01pm — No Comments

Top Five Pools in Auburn

Spring is officially in the air, and if you’re an Auburn student, you know what that means. Pool time. Why not push off studying for your test until tonight? I mean your friends are at the pool, right? Everyone is at the pool!!

Auburn has its fair share of awesome pools, but just in case you are still trying to find the pool for you, here is a list of the top five pools in Auburn:

5. The Connection Pool

This pool, actually three different pools, provides a…


Added by Mary Reynolds Porter on April 9, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Black Student Union host Tiger Stomp

Every year Auburn's Black Student Union host Tiger Stomp their annual step show. Where you can experience NPHC, panhellenic and others show off their best dance moves as they battle for the grand prize of 1,000 dollars. This year Tiger Stomp will be held in the Auburn Arena hosted by Deandre 'Duck' Corder.…


Added by Eagle Eye TV on April 8, 2014 at 9:06pm — No Comments

Jason Dufner Celebrity Golf Classic

Eagle Eye's Ashley Gooden talked to a few of the celebrities at the Jason Dufner Celebrity Golf Classic to find out what their favorite thing about Auburn was! The annual event helps raise money for Blessings in a Backpack, a charity that helps end childhood hunger in the surrounding areas by giving children a…


Added by Eagle Eye TV on April 7, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Five Years of Auburn Family :: The Most Popular Posts Along the Way - The Top 40

Auburn Family sprang to life after a lunch meeting between Deedie Dowdle, Mike Clardy and Robert French at Bizilia's Cafe in the summer of 2009.  

The Office of Communication & Marketing desired a social presence in the emerging field of public relations and marketing.  Auburn…


Added by Auburn Family on April 7, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Collaboration Leads to Faculty Research on Civic Professionalism

Brigitta Brunner, Ph.D. is a professor in the School of Communication and Journalism at Auburn University and helps run the Academy for Civic Professionalism.

A few years ago Dr. Giovanna Summerfield came to Brunner and mentioned there was an opportunity through Imagining America for a research collaboratory…


Added by Caleigh Lentz on April 7, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Reportedly, They All Survived

“When we get to the edge I’m going to ask you if you want to go skydiving,” Lt. Col. Larry Glasscock professional tandem jumper at Skydive Atlanta said. “You’re going to say, ‘yes’ or ‘no,’ but ‘no’ sounds like ‘GO,’ so either way we’re going!”

And with three thrusts we dropped face forward out of the airplane – falling 125 mph.

Glasscock works a couple weekends each month at Skydive Atlanta. “It’s a fun thing to do on the side for sure,” Glasscock said. Andy…


Added by Kelsey Woodworth on April 5, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

When Life Throws you KOLOR…Run with it!

Kappa Kappa Gamma was the first organization on Auburn University’s campus to host a color run event and will be continuing their tradition on April 26 with the Kappa Kolor Run.

Last year, the sorority raised more than $8,500, which they are hoping to exceed this year. Proceeds from the event will benefit their philanthropy Reading is Fundamental (RIF). RIF is a national organization, but has a local chapter in Opelika,…


Added by Stephanie Miller on April 5, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

The 5 Phases of Graduating

Phase 1:


You’ve gotten over studying and developed a serious case of senioritis. The thought “I’m so ready to graduate” crosses your mind at least five times a day.


Phase 2:


Graduation is…


Added by Heather Presley on April 3, 2014 at 8:02pm — No Comments

Third Edition of AUBURN: A Pictorial History of the Loveliest Village is Now Available!

The long-awaited, revised edition of AUBURN: A Pictorial History of the Loveliest Village is now available for purchase. This hardcover book contains 448 pages holding 170 years of the change and progress the Auburn Family has witnessed in their lifetime.

Beginning in the 1830s to 2013, more…


Added by Shelby Valentine on April 3, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

April: Where My Grades Go to Die

Since probably about the 5th grade, I’ve noticed a distinct trend in my study habits during the second semester of the school year. This year is no exception.  In January through March, I’m totally on top of my studies. What else is there to do? It’s almost too cold to walk 50 feet to the transit to get to class, let alone any other outdoor activity. All my shows are on their winter hiatus, leaving a huge hole in my weeknights (and my heart) that I can only fill with…


Added by Hilary Meares on April 3, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

New Toomer's Drugs Prints and Note Cards

I've just completed this pen-and-ink drawing of Toomer's Drugs, Toomer's Corner in downtown Auburn, AL which will be part of my exhbition at Stonehenge Gallery in May. I've created prints and note cards of the drawing and you may now purchase them in my Etsy shop (scroll down to…


Added by Melissa B Tubbs on April 3, 2014 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Did you say pet Alligator?

No it’s not an April fools joke, when it comes to fraternity guys, shock and awe is what they like best. Just a month ago, three Auburn students (names not to be disclosed) decided they wanted to get a pet.

After being discouraged by their parents to not get a puppy because of all the work a puppy entails, they decided on the alternative choice of an alligator. A quick 50 bucks and one week later, they had a baby alligator at their front door, courtesy of an online…


Added by Chandler Taylor on April 3, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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