September 2008 Blog Posts (80)

Book in Honor of 100 Year Anniversary of College of Engineering at Auburn

This year Auburn's College of Engineering and Mines is celebrating its 100 year anniversary . The College of Engineering and Mines was officially opened in 1908, but Auburn’s first engineering class was taught137 years ago in 1871.

On Wednesday September 17 Auburn alumni, Art Slotkin, gave a lecture about his ongoing research for his upcoming book. Slotkin graduated from Auburn in 1968 with a degree in space engineering.…





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Added by Polly Payne on September 21, 2008 at 11:00pm — No Comments

CBS College Sports gives recognition to the War Eagle Girls and Plainsmen

When you think about Auburn the first thing that comes to mind is probably Auburn Football. While this is true for so many people, for some, Auburn is much more than a football team, it is a tradition and it is a passion. The War Eagle Girls and Plainsmen are Auburn students who truly believe and love Auburn University and everything it stand for. Since 1935, the War Eagle Girls and Plainsmen have represented Auburn University students to faculty, administration, alumni, and the Auburn… Continue

Added by Erin Newton on September 21, 2008 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Auburn Women Learn Self-Defense

Last spring, Auburn University freshman, Lauren Burk, was abducted and murdered on Auburn’s campus. After the tragic event, Auburn women began to realize the importance of being aware of their surroundings.



In many circumstances, knowing proper self-defense techniques can be the difference between life and death. In response to this tragedy, women in the Auburn community have made an effort to become educated on how to react in similar situations and to learn life-saving self-defense… Continue

Added by Mary Catherine Hamilton on September 21, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Public Health: A Concern for Physicians, Veterinarians and You

On Sep. 19, 2008, I conducted an interview with Dr. Kenneth Nusbaum, DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.) Nusbaum specializes in bacteriology and virology at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine (AUCVM.)



The initial purpose of this interview was to gather information on Public Health and how it affects humans. After delving into the hour long interview, I discovered that Public Health was not only a matter of human health, but that of animals as… Continue

Added by Kathryn Storey on September 21, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

An Educational Alternative to Halloween

For many families, the last few weeks of October are spent preparing for Halloween. The colors orange



and brown can be found everywhere from household decorations to candy in a lunchbox. Store aisles become filled



with every type of sweet treat imaginable. The shelves of costume stores are emptied and restocked regularly.



Everyone is occupied with who is going to have the scariest, trendiest or prettiest costume. For boys, to be a goblin



or a… Continue

Added by Haley Adcock on September 16, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Study Abroad: Experience the World!

Every school year college students are faced with numerous choices that have the potential to impact the rest of their lives. These choices range from majors, minors, class scheduling and even studying abroad. They are all very important issues in a college student’s career. A great and popular choice among many students is a minor and/or major in a foreign language. With this choice, there is the exciting and enticing option of studying abroad.



Studying abroad is a great way to… Continue

Added by Abby Rhodes on September 16, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

2008 Miss Greek Week Pageant

The 2008 Miss Greek Week Pageant is quickly approaching. The pageant will be held on Sept. 30, 2008 at 7 p.m. in the Student Activities Center. This year’s director is Ashley Cowley, a senior majoring in Exercise Science. The theme for this year’s pageant will be “It’s all about that walk.” The pageant will be held as a part of Greek Week and will be put on by the Auburn University Panhellenic Council.

Allyson Young, a senior from Atlanta, GA. will be competing on behalf of her sorority.… Continue

Added by Sydney Thompson on September 16, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Only Club With No Boys Allowed

You don’t want to work out in front of guys, you don’t want a guy to train you, or you don’t have time because you have kids; these excuses will no longer work. Auburn has just the place for women, with or without kids, to come and get a great work out.



Located on East Glenn Avenue, AC Fitness for Women is the only all women’s club to be found in Auburn. Known especially for its wide variety of group fitness classes, Fitness for Women also offers cardio and weights, as well as… Continue

Added by Ragan Helms on September 16, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

New Orleans: Hurricane City

It seems as though the city of New Orleans has a giant target on it when it comes to hurricanes. There is no doubt that 2005’s Hurricane Katrina had on unbelievable impact on not only the city, but the whole nation. It’s no wonder that the threat of this year’s Hurricane Gustav had New Orleans and the rest of the nation in a bit of a panic. Among those panicked were some of Auburn Universities own students. Only a mere 360 miles away, a lot of students have homes and families in New… Continue

Added by Lianne on September 16, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

Teacher By the Dozen: How one Auburn Professor Juggles Career and Family

With the upcoming presidential election, many people are talking about how it is impossible for a woman to have a successful career and have a family at the same time. Kalynne Pudner is living proof that it is, in fact, possible.



Pudner, a mother of nine children ranging in ages from 19 to 5, has been a full-time professor at Auburn University since 2006. She currently teaches six sections of business ethics two days a week and also leads an independent study course in business law.… Continue

Added by Brooke Bloom on September 15, 2008 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Peter Weiss :: Taking Learning to a New Level

A university in China went from approximately 100 students in attendance to 10 years later housing and teaching 20,000 students. This was done, thanks to the help of Peter Weiss.



Weiss is an associate professor in the McWhorter school of Building Science, here at Auburn University. He has been at Auburn for 25 years and this is his 10th year working with China to construct the first western inspired university in China.



Weiss was introduced to the idea of this project… Continue

Added by Kelli Hood on September 15, 2008 at 3:58pm — No Comments

What do I think about the new Student Union?

It has happened to all of us during one semester or other. There is that really annoying break you have between your classes where it's too short of a break to go home and rest, but you do not know what to do for the next hour or so.

Well, this semester you have options. The new Auburn Student Union Building, also known as the Student Center, has finally opened this fall semester.

Last spring semester, during my break, I would just go home to eat. There were only a couple of times I… Continue

Added by Annie McGilvray on September 15, 2008 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Who's Helping Alabama's Future?

In the last several years, Alabama’s academic status has been less than appealing. According to Education Week Magazine, the state ranks 43rd in the nation with a high school graduation rate of only 61 percent.



Not only is the youth of Alabama struggling, but if these trends continue, the state’s economy is going to struggle as well. Children are the future of this state, and without an education, Alabama doesn’t have much to look forward to.



So, what is being done to help… Continue

Added by Lindsey on September 15, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Jule Collins Smith Museum Fall Events

The Jule Collins Smith Museum opened to the public on Oct. 3, 2003. It has seven exhibition galleries, a café, an auditorium, and approximate 15 acres of botanical gardens. This semester it will be 5 years old. To mark this event, the museum is having a birthday party. The museum has invited Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., an Alabama printmaker, to be a part of the events. Kennedy will be featured in the Corridor Gallery from Sept. 20 to Oct. 5, 2008. Kennedy’s works are chipboard posters. At the… Continue

Added by Jacob Smith on September 15, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Less Gas. More Fun. - Motorcycles Sales Revving Up

The wind in your hair. The freedom of the open road. Sound familiar? For many Americans, this is ringing true. Biker boys and babes are not the only ones ripping down the highway these days. The trend is in motion and more Americans are giving up four wheels for two than ever before.

With Alabama’s average price of unleaded gas hovering over $4, motorcycles and scooters are zooming off the sales lots. According to an article in… Continue

Added by Audrey Pannell on September 15, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Yoga: Mind, Body and Spirit

If you want to relax the body, mind and spirit, then yoga may be what you need. Kimberly Sotelo is the owner and yoga instructor at Yoga Ananda in Auburn, Ala. Sotelo has been practicing yoga since 1999 and opened Yoga Ananda five years ago.



Yoga is a systematic method to strengthen, tone and relax the body and mind. Yoga is not just for flexible people and the classes taught by Sotelo are non-competitive. It is through experimentation that stability can be… Continue

Added by Lauren White on September 15, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

APR Satisfies Need for Speed

Audi Performance Racing (APR) is a global leader in engineered performance for Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche vehicles, right here on the plains. Their new Performance Campus on Highway 280 sprawls over 12 acres and includes state of the art technology that is sought after by automobile manufacturers and devotees around the world.



On Sunday, Sep. 14, the APR Team loaded up three of their most tweaked and revved-up cars to haul them to Tooele, Utah for the Koni Challenge which will take… Continue

Added by Emily Jeter on September 15, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

Civic Engagement Committee Geared to Help Faculty and Students

The Civic Engagement Committee was started last summer in the College of Liberal Arts as an initiative to bring faculty members from different departments together. Through the committee, the CLA hopes to have more collaboration between faculty members. Dr. Christa Slaton, Associate Dean for Educational Affairs and Graduate Studies serves as the chair for the committee.



“The Civic Engagement Committee is part of Auburn’s goal to get faculty more engaged and students more engaged,”… Continue

Added by Katie Garfinkle on September 14, 2008 at 11:34pm — No Comments

Earn Spirit Points for Saving A Life

“Every two seconds someone in America needs blood,” according to the American Red Cross.



This past week, Auburn students did their part to help those people in need. On September 9-10, Auburn University hosted an American Red Cross blood drive. The event was held at the Auburn University Student Center and lasted from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.



With a large number of walk-ins, the blood drive had significantly more donors than expected. “It was a very successful blood… Continue

Added by Mary Catherine Hamilton on September 14, 2008 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Get Involved

Getting involved on campus is more then just a resume booster, it can be life altering. Many students do not realize the positive aspects that being involved can have so Virginia Dawson took time to explain how beneficial getting involved can be.



Virginia Dawson is a graduate student at Auburn University; she is currently working on her Master of Education and Community Agency Counseling. Dawson serves as the Student Government Association graduate advisor and has also been a member… Continue

Added by Elizabeth Traylor on September 14, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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