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Alabama weather: fun but troublesome

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 — No Comments

Reading is Fundamental--Help a Child Learn to Read

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 — No Comments

Sorority Hopes to Hoop Up Another Championship

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 — No Comments

“Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival” 2009 lineup announced

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 — No Comments

Lifetime Achievement Awards to be given on March 7, 2009

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 — No Comments

Auburn's Global Tigers

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 — No Comments

Boutiques need a bailout

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 — No Comments

Auburn University seniors are feeling the pressures of their final projects

The month of March is finally here. It is an exciting time for Aubu 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 — No Comments

Intramurals are the way to go

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 — No Comments

Get Ready to ShamROCK

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 — No Comments

Tour Jordan-Hare Stadium

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.

In… Continue

Added by Alison Christenberry on March 1, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Guitar Show at the Auburn Guitar Shoppe

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 — No Comments

It's a matter of honor

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 — No Comments

ROBO camp: where learning and fun come together

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 — No Comments

Severe Weather Awareness Week Brings Severe Weather

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 — No Comments

“Ready to Run” hits Auburn to train women for Congress

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 — No Comments

Shamrock's Bring Good Luck and Prevent Child Abuse

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 — No Comments

Get involved with EAO

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 — No Comments

Auburn's new commitment to fitness

Many college students are concerned with fitness. Who can blame them with all the fast food, dorm food and abundance of beer? Although many students are strapped for cash and pricey gym memberships are not ideal. Plus, sometimes the “workout drives” are fleeting (like just a month or two before spring break) and students aren’t always willing to commit to a yearly contract.

That’s where a college’s student activities center comes into play. It’s essentially free (well, its included… Continue

Added by Lianne on February 28, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Rounding third base, here comes the Auburn softball team heading home

The Auburn University softball team has swung into their 2009 spring season. This year, the team has a new assistant coach, Steve Johnson. Johnson, who coached at University of North Carolina at Pembroke for six years, will be joining head coach, Tina Deese, and assistant coach, Mark Ryal.

The Tigers have been off to a good start with an overall record of 14-2.

With only three seniors on the roster, the team consists mostly of freshman and sophomores. This week, team… Continue

Added by Maria Prysock on February 28, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments



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