March 2009 Blog Posts (110)

Auburn locals take long strides with city club.

Three times a week, almost every week, for the past year and a half, the Auburn City Parks and Recreation Stride Walkers Club have met to complete their 2.5 to three miles.

The group is coming out of its winter sessions April 1. During the winter, members meet at 11 a.m. After the first of April, the group will hold its meetings at 9 a.m. The meetings held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday are open to anyone.

There are no fees and no obligations. You are not required to be… Continue

Added by Kenneth Jacob Wilder on March 30, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Atlanta attractions draw Auburn students in the spring

Approximately 110 miles away, Atlanta, Ga. is a common road-trip destination for Auburn students this semester.

Fall academic semesters are centered around football games and holidays, but many students take road trips on obligation-free weekends during the spring. One of the most popular places for students to travel is Atlanta. Whether you are a sports fan, art buff or food critic, Atlanta something for everyone to enjoy.

The Georgia Aquarium is the world's largest… Continue

Added by Karen Jones on March 30, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Auburn's library listens to its students

Auburn University is a top ranking library, and many students should be aware of the resources available to them at the library. Auburn also has a Student Advisory council that helps serve the students and their needs.

Auburn University’s library, Ralph B. Draughon, was built in 1962 and is named after Auburn’s tenth president who served from 1947 to 1965, and he was a moving force behind the construction of the original portion of the library. With the completion of a 207,000 square… Continue

Added by Kelly Coffed on March 30, 2009 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Have you been swept up in the Twilight craze?

As with many other crazes, the Twilight series has swept the nation and made many young girls fall in love with vampires. I mean, if they're all as good looking as Edward Cullen, who wouldn't want to be bitten by someone so handsome.

I admit, I have given in to the Twilight phenomena, but I had read the first book before it became such a big hit! (Then I became a little more obsessed and read the final three books in a span of a couple of weeks. And bought the DVD the first day it… Continue

Added by Evie Maddox on March 30, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Senioritis: a senior’s spring fever

While it’s not a term you will find in Webster’s Dictionary, “senioritis,” according to many Auburn University seniors, is a real ailment with real symptoms. This can afflict any senior, high school or college. “Senioritis” has been plaguing scholars for years, but in these rough economic times some students are less excited to graduate.

Although Webster doesn’t recognize it and you can’t go see a doctor for a cure, Wikipedia and… Continue

Added by Mikey Mahone on March 30, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

A world without waiters

It wasn’t the best start to the new year. Employees of the Colonial Mall Ruby Tuesday gathered for a staff meeting. The news was bad. The store would be one of more than 70 Ruby Tuesday restaurants to close beginning this year.

About 20 of the 50-60 Ruby Tuesday employees were transferred to the other Ruby Tuesday on south College, but others were left to find work elsewhere. Those having worked for the restaurant for more than a year were offered a severance… Continue

Added by L. Kelly Cargill on March 30, 2009 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Auburn students take once-in-a-lifetime trip to Napa, Ca.

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What would you pay to take the trip of a lifetime to Napa, and Sonoma, Ca., to tour vineyards with wine connoisseurs and visit restaurants with the nation's top chefs?

For a select group of 14 Auburn seniors majoring in Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM), the price is only the cost of a three-hour summer course. For the… Continue

Added by Emily Petree on March 30, 2009 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Wide-open door policy

The students at Auburn University give the school its warm reputation. It is important to the school to have a representative dean of students, and Auburn is lucky to have Dr. Johnny Green leading them on campus. The mission statement of Auburn University’s Dean of Students is “to promote the growth of our students by providing quality opportunities that foster student learning in all dimensions of student life — intellectual, ethical, personal and leadership development.”

Green is… Continue

Added by Ragan Gibson on March 30, 2009 at 2:06pm — No Comments

From a French novel to Opelika High School

I Dreamed a Dream. Castle on a Cloud. Come to Me. On My Own. Every Day.

Opelika High School Theater Society presents Les Miserables, a musical- phenomenon known across the world.

Les Miserables is based upon the 1862 novel by Victor Hugo set in the early 19th century in France. This musical follows the intertwining stories of a cast of characters as they struggle for redemption and revolution.

Wesley Ballew, a current junior, plays Jean Valjean, a paroled… Continue

Added by Ansley Black on March 30, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The spring season brings "Art in Bloom"

This year not only are the flowers in bloom, but also the artworks.

The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art will be hosting a special

exhibition called "Art in Bloom" beginning in April.

The exhibition will feature innovative floral designs and arrangements

from designers across the southeast.

All arrangements and designs will draw their inspiration from artwork

within the galleries of the museum.

In addition to the exhibition, there… Continue

Added by Jordan Woo on March 30, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Auburn Graduates are Facing a Harsh Job Market Upon Graduation

Graduating seniors at Auburn University, like other colleges, are competing for jobs in the most volatile job market since 1982.

There was once a time when a young high school graduate could go to college with confidence, confidence in a return on investment regarding their college tuition.

Students would take out loans in order to pay for a quality education. The education would then help them obtain a quality job in order to pay back these student loans. In the year 2009… Continue

Added by Jordan Woo on March 30, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Heartstrings: A Bittersweet Goodbye

For over 20 years Jane Thrash and her store, Heartstrings, has been charming the community and students of Auburn University. It has now come to a close, but as the saying goes, when a door is shut, another opens.

Despite economic troubles for some, 15 employees will get to keep their jobs as Heartstrings switches over to the new store, Wrapsody.

The store originated in Birmingham, under the ownership of Sarah Brown and Jane Shea.

One condition of Thrash’s… Continue

Added by Kelly Adams on March 30, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Asian Art in the Shape of a Flower

Spring forward this April 2-4 to the Fourth Annual Art in Bloom hosted by the Auburn University’s Julie Collins Smith Museum (JCSM). Pop-up art takes on a unique form as southeastern floral designers take their inspiration from JCSM’s exclusive galleries.

As the tulips bulbs begin to burst open outside, the creativity and artistic juices will overflow one petal and stem at a time during the three days.

The festivities begin on Thursday at 1 p.m. and last through Saturday… Continue

Added by Caroline Inman on March 30, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

Atlanta Braves' Fastest Arm in the South Pitching Contest

Monday, March 30 will be a day of fun- filled fast pitching out on Auburn University's Cater Lawn. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Auburn Wesley Foundation will be hosting an Atlanta Braves Pitching contest for all students and the public. The event is to help raise fund for the Auburn Wesley Foundation's mission teams.

Each year the Auburn Wesley Foundation sends teams off to many different parts of the United States and world to do different types of mission work. This mission work has… Continue

Added by Whitney Prothro on March 30, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

College Students: Saving One Life at a Time

The Communications Department at Auburn Police Department is the "brain center" of public safety. They are responsible for receiving calls for service and relaying information and instructions for police, fire, rescue, and other emergency services.

So who exactly controls what goes on in the Communications Department?

The majority of dispatchers are college students.

The department participates in the Student Employee Program, which allows them to be eligible… Continue

Added by Kelly Adams on March 29, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Live music for a good cause

Who doesn’t like live music and who doesn’t like the feeling you get when you’ve just helped someone out? No one! This Tuesday, March 31, the community of Auburn will have the opportunity to do both things: listen to good music with their friends, all while helping out others. That is because the Alpha Gamma Delta social sorority will be holding their spring philanthropy event, Wing Jam.

Tuesday will mark the 8th annual Wing Jam. Wing Jam is set up like a glorified talent show.… Continue

Added by Jill Bledsoe on March 28, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Media Digital Resource Lab provides students new tools of their trade.

The world is changing, and Auburn University is changing with it. Almost five years ago, the Auburn University Ralph Brown Draughon ensured that AU students would have access to the technology that is shaping the future of the world.

The Media Digital Resource Lab was created to provide students with access to digital media, creative software and extended printing capabilities for all school related assignments.

For four years, the lab has assisted students. Its first… Continue

Added by Kenneth Jacob Wilder on March 27, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Amazon Introduces New Way to Shop Online

In 2008, at least 615 million people went to Now, it holds the title of America’s largest online retailer.

The Fortune 500 company prides itself as the global leader in e-commerce and credits their success to technological innocation.

“Technological innovation drives the growth of, offering our customers more types of products, more conveniently, and at even lower prices,” says Amazon. “This evolution of from Web site to e-commerce… Continue

Added by Karen Jones on March 23, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Sticks Country Music Festival Back in Auburn

Sticks Country Music Festival is just weeks away. The weather is getting warmer and the itch to get outside and dance can soon be itched!

April 17-18, Sticks Country Music Festival will kick off in Auburn. The festival features 15 different country music artists with a little sound for everyone. A few of the bigger headliners are Mark Chesnutt, Rodney Atkins, Gretchen Wilson, Craig Morgan, Trace Adkins, Sara Evans and Diamond Rio, to name a few.

It's an RV, campers, tents… Continue

Added by Kimberly Meyers on March 23, 2009 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Auburn Hosts Third Round of NIT Against Baylor

The Auburn University men’s basketball team will host the third round of the National Invitational Tournament game on Tuesday, March 24, 2009. The game will take place in the Beard-Eaves Coliseum at 6 p.m.

Reserved tickets are $15, general admission tickets are $10, and tickets for Auburn students and youth under 18 are $5. Tickets may be purchased online or at the Auburn Athletics ticket office.

The team, which has a 24-11 record this season, will be playing Baylor in… Continue

Added by Karen Jones on March 23, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments



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