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This week brings an unprecedented event to Auburn University
's campus. As a major university, Auburn remains in the minority without a Dance Marathon.
Plans and sponsors have been in the works for months, under the guidance of the 2008-2009 Miss Auburn, Sara Beth Brown. Miss… Continue
Added by Emily Petree on March 2, 2009 at 5:00pm —
As I walk into her quaint jewelry shop in Opelika I realize it’s no ordinary accessories shop. Lynn Bradakis, owner of Taylor Made Designs, greets me with a smile on her face and welcomes me in to her store.
Bradakis is one of the many women business owners in the United States; however women business owners only account for 40 percent all businesses in the U.S. So as I begin to talk to Bradakis I ask her how she feels about owning her own business, “I love it,” she remarks… Continue
Added by Carey Beth Elder on March 2, 2009 at 5:00pm —
Don’t put your winter clothes in storage just yet. Although temperatures in Auburn reached 70 degrees last week, yesterday Mother Nature proved winter it wasn’t quite over. Auburn residents woke up to 2 inches of snow on Sunday, Mar. 1. The snow provided fun for some Auburn University students, but it also disrupted plans for others.
Auburn University junior, Kelly Crawford, talks about her reaction to seeing the snow and what she did on Sunday.
“My day started at 8 in the… Continue
Added by Mikey Mahone on March 2, 2009 at 4:40pm —
Children are one of the most important assets to our future. We must put them as our number one priority because our world will be in their hands all too soon.
There are many organizations in the United States and around the world that help children in many different aspects. One such organization is located here locally and is in need of your support.
Jean Dean RIF (Reading Is Fundamental) is a non-profit organization started in 1990 by Alabama Kiwanis Governor, Joe Dean.… Continue
Added by Kimberly Meyers on March 2, 2009 at 4:30pm —
There are a group of girls on Auburn’s campus gearing up for a big championship. And, no, I’m not talking about the women’s basketball team. It is the Alpha Gamma Delta intramural basketball team. These girls are no strangers to the pressure the championship game brings, as this will be their second championship to play for this year. They will be playing Alpha Xi Delta for the sorority basketball championship on Feb. 24, 2009.
Alpha Xi is no stranger to the pressure of big games… Continue
Added by Jill Bledsoe on March 2, 2009 at 4:30pm —
The “Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival” released its initial 2009 lineup last week. The four-day concert and celebration will be held on June 11-14, 2009 in Manchester, Tenn.
In 2008, Bonnaroo was named “Best Festival” by Rolling Stone Magazine, calling it “the ultimate over-the-top summer festival.“
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Added by Karen Jones on March 2, 2009 at 3:00pm —
The Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Auburn Alumni Association each year. The Award recognizes recipients for outstanding achievements in their professional lives, personal integrity and stature and service to Auburn University.
It was established in 2001 to honor extraordinary accomplishments by members of the Auburn family. Recipients of Lifetime Achievement Awards are selected by a committee of Auburn administrators, trustees, faculty and… Continue
Added by Karen Jones on March 2, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Auburn University study abroad students have the opportunity to join the Global Tigers program once they have returned from abroad.
Now is a great time to put the finishing touches on your summer plans and what could be a better way, then to spend your summer abroad furthering your education in some of the most beautiful places in the world.
It is the hope of the Global Tigers program that through international activities of Auburn students, faculty, staff and alumni have… Continue
Added by Kelly Coffed on March 2, 2009 at 2:18pm —
The recession that our economy is facing is hurting businesses nationwide. Large or small, companies are feeling the effects of the worst recession since the Great Depression. The retail industry is especially hurting, with independent fashion boutiques taking the hardest hit in terms of lost sales.
Auburn University is home to many small boutiques that go along nicely with the quaint small-town feel of Auburn. Additionally, Auburn is the ideal market for ladies’ retail boutiques… Continue
Added by Ragan Gibson on March 2, 2009 at 10:24am —
The month of March is finally here. It is an exciting time for Aubuhttp://www.theloveliestvillage.org/profiles/blogs/auburn-university-seniors-are/editrn University students. It means that spring break is just around the corner and a relief from the cold weather will soon be here. It also marks the middle of the academic semester.
While midterms usually invoke a certain amount of dread among students to the credit of midterm exams, it serves as a reminder for seniors that they are… Continue
Added by Jordan Woo on March 2, 2009 at 10:00am —
High school all-stars hit college and don't know what to do with themselves. The normal everyday strenuous football, soccer, volleyball, track, cross-country, swimming and baseball practices, on top of every other high school sport, have now subsided as a new portion of life begins. Many college students lack the discipline to continue training on their own every day. For those of us who weren't quite good enough to make it to the Division 1 level we seek out other ways to fulfill our normal… Continue
Added by Whitney Prothro on March 2, 2009 at 12:30am —
The Auburn University Honors Congress is staging its first ShamROCK concert March 4 from 8:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. to raise money for its Students for Students Program.
This philanthropic program helps students in less developed countries attend college and university.
The concert will be held in the new student center ballroom at the university. Tickets to the event can be purchased in advance for $10 on the AU concourse. They are $12 at the door. T-shirts will also be on… Continue
Added by Kenneth Jacob Wilder on March 1, 2009 at 10:30pm —
Running out on the field through a cloud of smoke to the sounds of “Welcome to the Jungle” while 87,000 screaming fans wave their shakers is an experience that most of us will never know. However, we do not have to join the football team to step foot on the grass at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The Auburn Athletic Department started offering tours of the stadium last year to civic groups. As I walked through the gates of the stadium, I started wondering about the history of Jordan-Hare.
Added by Alison Christenberry on March 1, 2009 at 10:30pm —
The Auburn Guitar Shoppe is getting ready to host their first “Taylor Guitar Road Show” on March 9 at 7:30 p.m. The store has been the site of numerous Taylor dealer demonstrations, but has never held an event like this before.
Lance Acerman, a technician at Auburn Guitar Shoppe, is positive they will have an excellent turnout. The have had a good turn out to their other Taylor demonstrations, but they are expecting an even higher attendance for this show.
“Hopefully we… Continue
Added by Mallory on March 1, 2009 at 9:45pm —
Auburn University has around 34 active honors societies. Each society is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS). The ASCHS is “the nation's only certifying agency for college and university honor societies.” Similar to sororities and fraternities, there is a recruitment process and only a certain number of applicants are chosen.
Many people join honor societies to be recognized for their involvement and GPA. “I wanted to get more involved and help build my… Continue
Added by Maria Prysock on March 1, 2009 at 8:00pm —
Auburn University is offering ROBO camp, and it is an opportunity to grab on to. This program, developed by Auburn’s Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, was established to reinforce computer literacy to children ages 10-18 and is designed for children in grades 5-12.
Every Saturday from Feb.7 until March 14, children can go to room 2205 in the Shelby Technology Center and learn valuable computer skills. Shelby Center is located at 345 W. Magnolia Street. The camp… Continue
Added by Ragan Gibson on March 1, 2009 at 6:09pm —
It’s snowing! That was probably the first thing most Auburn residents thought when they woke up Sunday morning.
Snow in the South is a rare occurrence; tornados and severe weather however, are not.
Inclement weather is not usual in the South. So why am I writing about it? Well, ironically enough, this week was Severe Weather Awareness Week for the state of Alabama.
This year the Severe Weather Awareness Week was designated for Feb. 23-27. The main purpose of… Continue
Added by Kimberly Meyers on March 1, 2009 at 5:27pm —
The “Ready to Run” program will take place on March 10 and is a day long event training Alabama women who want to run for office, seek higher office, work on a campaign, or be involved in any other public leadership. Attendees will hear from prominent elected and appointed leaders, campaign consultants and party officials on important knowledge and skills needed to run for office.
Auburn University’s Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) in the College of Liberal Arts is working with… Continue
Added by Kelly Coffed on March 1, 2009 at 3:17pm —
March is here which means St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. But before you rush to the pubs or Blarney Stone, put on your tennis shoes and help fight child abuse at Kappa Delta’s 16th Annual 5k Shamrock Run on Saturday, March 7.
“The Shamrock Run is one of the longest running 5k’s in the Auburn-Opelika area, “said Kelsey Ware, KD’s 2009 event director.
After raising $39,000 in 2008, the members of Kappa Delta at Auburn University hope for another profitable… Continue
Added by Caroline Inman on February 28, 2009 at 6:30pm —
The Environmental Awareness Organization (EAO) was founded to help educate Auburn University students about environmental friendliness. They strive to inspire students through their own actions and encourage others to be innovative and responsible for their actions about impacting the future.
This group focuses on environmental issues as well as sustainability. Sustainability is a word, like the phrase ‘going green’, that has taken over our vocabulary and over all culture. The idea of… Continue
Added by Ansley Black on February 28, 2009 at 6:30pm —