Voting is so important in today’s society. If you don’t vote, you don’t have a voice. And while many students don’t have residency in Auburn, we are taking it upon ourselves to drive to back to our hometowns to place our vote.
If students didn’t request absentee ballots, driving to their hometowns is their only option if they want to vote for the next president. Alabama, Florida and Georgia polling locations are open on Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
“I was thinking about it and… Continue
Added by Sydney Thompson on November 4, 2008 at 9:00am —
This Sunday, November 9, 2008 the Beta Xi chapter of Delta Zeta will host their annual philanthropy event. A day at the park will benefit the Lee County Humane Society and the Speech and Hearing Impaired.
A day at the park is being held at Keisel Park and will begin at 2 p.m. The day’s events will include a dog walk, costume and talent contest and an ultimate Frisbee competition. Entertainment will be provided by Michael Warren. There will also be refreshments and an ice cream truck… Continue
Added by Sydney Thompson on November 4, 2008 at 9:00am —
This past week marked a first for Auburn University. The university held its first conference on diversity. I met with an attendee and co-coordinator of the conference just before it began last Wednesday. Nels Madsen of Auburn University's Engineering department is helping to influence diversity into the university. He is the over the National Society of Black Engineers. Madsen said he understands what it feels like to be the odd man out in a group of homogeneous people. He said he was excited… Continue
Added by Kelli Hood on November 3, 2008 at 5:51pm —
Diversity is a booming topic around Auburn University and to show how important it is The Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center hosted the Research Initiative for the Study of Diversity’s, “Understanding Differences that Matter,” conference on Oct. 29 and 30.
Patsy Carter, executive support specialist for the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs came to represent her department. Diversity and Multicultural Affairs is a sponsor to the Research Institute Initiative,… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Traylor on November 3, 2008 at 5:30pm —
Last week, Dana Fields, the minority programs coordinator for the College of Science and Mathematics, attended the Diversity Research conference, “Understanding Differences that Matter: Diversity Research at Auburn University.”
The conference, sponsored by the Research Initiative for the Study of Diversity, was held on October 29-30 at the Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center and featured speakers Patricia Arredondo and Elijah Anderson.
Fields, originally from… Continue
Added by Mary Catherine Hamilton on November 3, 2008 at 4:25pm —
AUBURN-Auburn’s recent diversity conference has brought awareness to the topic of diversity research. Auburn has many employees from numerous departments currently undertaking diversity research initiatives.
Diversity research serves as a catalyze for change and development in Auburn and across the nation. Through diversity research we can better understand how it fix problems for auburn employees, students, community relations and national development.
“ I was very… Continue
Added by Polly Payne on November 3, 2008 at 3:30pm —
On Wednesday and Thursday of last week, Auburn University held a diversity research conference to highlight six researchers at Auburn who received Distinguished Diversity Researcher awards. The conference also featured two award-winning speakers who lectured on diversity issues.
Students from Auburn helped with the registration process and giving out the awards at the dinner Wednesday night. James Wilson, a junior in public relations and President of the Black Student Union, was at… Continue
Added by Katie Garfinkle on November 3, 2008 at 2:42pm —
The Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center was home to the Research Initiative for the Study of Diversity’s “Understanding Differences that Matter” conference on October 29 and 30. Leading up to this event, Auburn’s campus has been abuzz with talk of diversity and why it is so important. Once the actual conference took place, there had been plenty of interest created among students and faculty alike. One Auburn professor who attended the conference was Dr. Cheryl Seals, an assistant… Continue
Added by Emily Jeter on November 3, 2008 at 2:30pm —
Becky Scarborough, a retired elementary school teacher, was in attendance at Auburn University’s “Understanding Differences that Matter: Diversity Research at Auburn University” conference.
Ms. Scarborough came to the conference to support her former colleague Dr. Marilyn Strutchens, an award winner at the conference.
When asked about her feelings toward the conference, Ms. Scarborough replied, “I think it is a wonderful thing what Auburn University has started and I am… Continue
Added by Kathryn Storey on November 3, 2008 at 2:00pm —
Auburn University’s Research Initiative for the Study of Diversity sponsored a conference called “Understanding Differences that Matter,” last Wednesday, Oct. 29 and Thursday, Oct. 30 at the Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center. The diversity research faculty have been pioneers in doing research in the field of diversity.
The two featured speakers at the conference were Dr. Patricia Arredondo of the University Of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and Dr. Elijah Anderson of Yale… Continue
Added by Brooke Bloom on November 3, 2008 at 1:30pm —
Going to the Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center, for the “Understanding Differences that Matter: Diversity Research at Auburn University”, I was a little nervous. Approaching people I do not know and asking them if I can do a video interview on them is a little awkward for me. Little did I know what a great experience it would be.
I was nervous because I had heard a few other classmates saying that a lot of the people that they had asked were not willing to give them an… Continue
Added by Annie McGilvray on November 3, 2008 at 3:00am —
On Oct. 29, 2008, the Research Initiative for the Study of Diversity held the "Understanding Differences that Matter: Diversity Research at Auburn University" conference at the Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center. Distinguished Diversity Researcher Awardees gave presentations on their research, and keynote speakers such as Elijah Anderson from Yale University and Patricia Arredondo from the University of Wisconsin gave addresses on affirmative action and multicultural perspectives in… Continue
Added by Audrey Pannell on November 3, 2008 at 3:00am —
As you enter the Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center, unique art work lines the hallways and people from all different disciplines are checking in so they can hear Dr. Patricia Arredondo, one of the featured inaugural speakers for the Research Initiative for the Study of Diversity conference, give her lecture.
In a world where diversity is an issue, Auburn University students, faculty and staff had the opportunity to attend the first Research Initiative for the Study of… Continue
Added by Lauren White on October 30, 2008 at 5:30pm —
Running is a form of exercise that many people across the world take part in. Running is an exercise that can be done just about anywhere. It doesn’t require equipment such as weights or balls. Running just requires a person who is willing to take off on the open road, sidewalk, treadmill ect.
While running is typically done as a form of weight management or a way to improve health, running also has other uses. These alternative uses can be things such as social use. For example,… Continue
Added by Haley Adcock on October 28, 2008 at 3:23pm —
Cold weather is getting the best of Auburn by tempting the community with anticipation of orange and black decorations and candy as far as the eye can see. The annual tradition of pumpkin carving during Halloween has been a popular way to express holiday spirit for ages. Auburn University is planning a pumpkin carving event on October 31 to celebrate the Halloween festival.
Auburn’s Architecture program alongside the Design and Construction program are sponsoring this event for all… Continue
Added by Russell Warren on October 28, 2008 at 3:02pm —
The city of Auburn isn’t all that big, however, the population is booming. Most residents are college students, but Auburn is home to many other residents as well. No two people are alike, however we do all have one thing in common and that is our need to shop. Shopping in Auburn/Opelika isn’t necessarily the greatest, but we do have a few locations we can go to get everything we may need. There are three areas in the local community where shopping is available. They are the mall, downtown… Continue
Added by Abby Rhodes on October 28, 2008 at 2:00pm —
Save the date, because just around the corner, on October 29th and 30th, Auburn University will host a research initiative conference titled, “Understanding Differences that Matter: Diversity Research at Auburn University.”
The conference will honor the first recipients of the Distinguished Diversity Research awards and will feature many guest speakers. It is an opportunity to expand knowledge and gain more information on what is happening elsewhere, concerning the study of and… Continue
Added by Ragan Helms on October 28, 2008 at 12:30pm —
Kate Woods is the Director of Philanthropy for the College of Liberal Arts Student Council. The student council coordinates and organizes events to serve Liberal Arts students. “The College of Liberal Arts is actually the largest college on campus,” explains Woods. According to their website, the council also “seeks to promote relations between the College of Liberal Arts and the Auburn University Student Government Association.
The council meets every other week. Woods got involved… Continue
Added by Sydney Thompson on October 28, 2008 at 11:00am —
Toni Alexander is a professor in the Geology Department doing diversity research for Auburn University. Alexander has been doing research mostly in the Asian communities in American and how they migrate from their home countries and even across the United States. She has been doing quite a bit of research with in the Hispanic population here recently as well and has found that as the United States Asian population would tend to migrate toward cities, the Hispanics tend to migrate and settle in… Continue
Added by Kelli Hood on October 27, 2008 at 4:39pm —
As a young girl, Dr. Mary Helen Brown, the Chair for the Department of Communication and Journalism, saw first hand the importance of diversity and acceptance of all races. Her father owned a drug store in a small southern town, and he was one of the first business owners to integrate his store’s soda fountain in the 1950s.
“That was not the most popular thing to do, but he said it was a matter of principle and wanted to go from there,” Brown said. “Our family’s always been instilled… Continue
Added by Katie Garfinkle on October 27, 2008 at 4:00pm —