This Week @ AU
Aug. 25, 2014
Auburn TV commercial
Check out Auburn's new one-second television commercials

The Office of Communications and Marketing has released Auburn's two NCAA television commercials featuring the THIS IS AUBURN campaign theme. They will air during football games this fall. One commercial highlights students earning an Auburn degree while incorporating Stan White's December 2013 commencement speech and Chris Davis' 109-yard kickoff return during the 2013 Iron Bowl. The second commercial showcases how Auburn students have made the most of every opportunity while in school. When you tag @AuburnU in your stories, posts and photos and use the #thisisauburn hashtag, you may be featured in the next Auburn University ad campaign. You can also email your stories to Auburn begins the season with the University of Arkansas on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 3 p.m. in Jordan-Hare Stadium.

War Eagle VI
War Eagle VI memorial set for Friday

A memorial and educational program to honor Tiger, War Eagle VI, will be held Friday, Aug. 29, in Plainsman Park. The event will begin at 5 p.m. and is free. Speakers during the memorial include Athletics Director Jay Jacobs, College of Veterinary Medicine Dean Calvin Johnson and Marianne Hudson, assistant director of raptor training and education at the Southeastern Raptor Center. A video highlight film is also planned. Immediately following the memorial program, Hudson and raptor specialist Andrew Hopkins a will conduct Football, Fans and Feathers, a raptor show, flight demonstration and educational program. Tiger died July 18 following surgery to remove a cataract from her left eye. Necropsy findings showed significant age-related changes. At 34, she was believed to be among the oldest living golden eagles in captivity. Read more about Tiger and Football, Fans and Feathers here.

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Career Center hosting internship and part-time job fair

The Career Center is hosting an internship and part-time job fair Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second floor of the Student Center. Students can meet local and campus employers looking to hire for part-time positions. Dress is business casual, and students are encouraged to bring a resume. To see a list of employers attending and to RSVP to the event, visit the events page on your Tiger Recruiting Link account. For questions, email Alexandra Reiner at

SEC Network
SEC Network added to campus cable TV system

The Office of Information Technology has added the SEC Network to the campus cable TV system at Channel 45.1 in high definition and 45.2 in standard definition. A channel guide is located on Channel 2 of the cable TV system and on the OIT website.

Ben Rector
UPC fall concert Friday features Ben Rector and Switchfoot

The University Program Council is hosting its fall concert, "Plainfest," on Friday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m. in downtown Auburn at the Gay Street municipal parking lot. The performing artists are Ben Rector and Switchfoot. This event is free to students and to the public, and there will be no ticketing system. For more information, visit the UPC website.

Beat the heat Saturday at the Arkansas vs. Auburn football game

The Auburn Tigers begin the football season with the University of Arkansas on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 3 p.m. in Jordan-Hare Stadium. Forecasts indicate that the heat will continue through Saturday, with the high temperature expected to be about 90 degrees. All fans are encouraged to take precautions as football season approaches to keep themselves safe so they can enjoy the game day experience.

Dress for the heat. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing to reflect the heat and sunlight.

Drink plenty of water, non-alcoholic and decaffeinated fluids. Don't wait until you are in the heat to hydrate. Start hydrating with water several days before you expect to be exposed to the heat, as well as during and after heat exposure. Fans can bring an empty water bottle and fill it up at free water stations in various locations in the stadium. Bottled water will also be available for $2 at concession stands.

Wear sunscreen to protect your skin and reduce your chance of heat stress. Sunburn can significantly slow the skin's ability to shed excess heat.

Know the signs of heat stress. Get help immediately if you suspect that you or someone around you is suffering from heat stress. The symptoms of heat exhaustion include heavy sweating; weakness or fatigue; cold, pale, clammy skin; irritability; dizziness; fainting and vomiting. This can quickly lead to heat stroke if not treated, which is a severe medical emergency. Signs of heat stroke include very high body temperature; hot, dry skin; confusion; throbbing headache and possibly unconsciousness.

Game day staff and emergency responders are trained to recognize heat stress and are prepared to respond if necessary. Expanded cool zone stations staffed with medical personnel are available at various locations in the stadium. By taking simple precautions like hydrating, dressing appropriately, wearing sunscreen and knowing when to get help, you can avoid heat stress and focus on enjoying the game.

Student Pharmacy announces fall hours

The AU Student Pharmacy has announced its fall hours: Monday through Wednesday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and closed Sunday. The AU Student Pharmacy is the preferred pharmacy for the AU Student Health Insurance Plan which has lower medication co-pays. The on-campus pharmacy accepts most major insurance cards and can charge all prescriptions and over-the-counter products to the students' E-Bills. It also provides an on-call pharmacist available after hours, free scheduled delivery to campus offices upon request and smoking cessation and weight loss counseling. For more information, call 844-4641 or email

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Campus Recreation offers small group training

Students can join personal trainers or small group fitness coaches along with four to eight fellow participants in a 10-session program designed to challenge and gradually advance fitness skills in a particular area of training. Students can visit for a free preview of small group training from now until Sept. 5 and Oct. 13-15. The cost is $60 for members and $45 for group fitness pass holders. The first session begins Sept. 8. For class descriptions and registration, visit the website.

Auburn Abroad
Auburn Abroad Photo Contest open for voting

Finalists for the 2014 Auburn Abroad Photo Contest have been posted in albums on the Auburn Abroad Facebook page. The entire Auburn community is invited to vote for its favorite photos. Entries with the most "likes" in each category will be announced as the winners. The categories are: people, places, slice of life, Instagram and collage. For more information, email Auburn Abroad at

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Bookstore open Saturday for first home game

The Auburn University Bookstore in Haley Center will be open Saturday, Aug. 30, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Auburn's first home football game of the season. Come early on game day to shop the sale tables and get a complimentary hand fan and spirit button while supplies last. Auburn graduate and author Leslie Leak will be at the bookstore from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. signing copies of her new children's book, "Auburn Football ABC's: A Tiny Tiger's Guide to All Things Game Day." Kids of all ages can enjoy complimentary face painting on the patio from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Donations will benefit the Food Bank of East Alabama.

Auburn students receive free online museum memberships

The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art is hosting a student membership event Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 5 p.m. Sign-up is free, and student members who attend will receive a free "WDE"/Warhol-inspired T-shirt while supplies last and can enjoy free food from the Museum Cafe with live music from the Nathan Coker Band. Students can register on the museum's website. Advanced registration is encouraged. Student members are invited to attend artist events, films and performances throughout the year. The museum has free Wi-Fi and any zone parking and is now showing "Matt Moulthrop: Auburn Oak."

Glomerata announces fall hours for yearbook photos

Auburn students may visit the Glomerata office in the Student Center, suite 1115, on the first floor to have their yearbook portraits made. The hours are Monday and Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon. The final date for having yearbook portraits made is Oct. 1.

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Rongda Agriculture seminar Friday

Haitao Zuo, chief ecological technology officer of Shandong Rongda Agriculture Development Co., will deliver a seminar titled "Upgrading Environmental Sustainability of Rongda Agriculture and Industrial Operations" Friday, Aug. 29, at 2 p.m. in 246 Funchess Hall. Rongda Agriculture was established in 2004 in Shandong Province, China, with a focus on duck production, processing and marketing. Zou will briefly introduce Rongda Agriculture and discuss the company's efforts to improve the environmental sustainability of its operations. The seminar is free and open to all. For more information, contact David Bransby at 844-3935 or

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All-Star Lecture Series kicks off Friday with David Housel

Auburn University will host its All-Star Lecture Series during football season for fans wanting to learn more about Auburn history, sports, programs and research. The talks will take place each Friday before home football games at 3 p.m. in the Goodwin Room or the Galloway Atrium of the Auburn Alumni Center, 317 S. College St. The schedule begins Friday, Aug. 29. with David Housel, Auburn University director of athletics emeritus, who will present "Jordan-Hare Stadium at 75 – Memories Down Through the Years." More information can be found on the website.

David Housel
Take 5 with David Housel

David Housel is the subject of this week's Take 5 on the Auburn University homepage. A Gordo, Ala., native, Housel first came to Auburn University in 1965 and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism four years later. He left the Plains for a brief stint as news editor at The Huntsville News, only to return and start a career with Auburn Athletics. Housel spent two years in the ticket office before teaching journalism at Auburn from 1972-80. He rejoined the athletic department as an assistant sports information director, was named sports information director in 1981 and assistant athletic director in 1985. Housel became athletic director in 1994 and served in that capacity until his retirement in 2005. That same year, the press box in Jordan-Hare Stadium was dedicated in his honor. Housel has written numerous books including "From the Desk of David Housel, a Collection of Auburn Stories" and "Auburn Saturdays to Remember." He and his wife Susan reside in Auburn. Housel will present "Jordan-Hare at 75: Memories Down Through the Years" as part of the All-Star Lecture Series at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, in the Goodwin Room at the Auburn Alumni Center.

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Student media holding open house Thursday

Auburn University's student media organizations are hosting an open house for students and faculty Thursday, Aug. 28, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the first floor of the Student Center in the media suites. This is a great opportunity to find out about how to join the staff, tour the studios and talk with the favorite student media personalities. Leaders from The Auburn Plainsman, Eagle Eye TV, The Glomerata, The Circle and WEGL Radio will be on hand to answer questions and distribute prizes. Freshmen are encouraged to come and pick up staff applications. For more information, contact Benjamin Arnberg, graduate assistant to student media, at

College Colors Day
Bookstore offering College Colors Day T-shirt Friday

The Auburn University Bookstore will host a College Colors Day T-shirt event Friday, Aug. 29, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the Haley Concourse. The bookstore will have an exclusive T-shirt design available for $7.99 during the event while supplies last.

Eagle replicas
Replicas of historic eagles installed at renovated Toomer's Corner

Capping a five-month renovation of Samford Park at Toomer's Corner, workers last week placed two stone eagles atop the gates marking the entrance to Auburn University. The eagles are replicas of the two marble statues that adorned the gates for more than 50 years. The original statues were displayed inside Samford Hall this summer. A permanent location for the statues has not been determined, but it is likely they will return in Samford Hall's first floor lobby through the fall. To read more, see the news release.

ePortfolio Project
ePortfolio student workshop series offered

The ePortfolio Project will host a series of workshops Sept. 9-10 for students interested in creating professional ePortfolios. Students from all majors and years are invited to participate. Prior experience with websites or portfolios is not necessary. Throughout the course of six workshops, students will revisit work from courses or co-curricular activities and learn how to best share those experiences with a professional audience, such as future employers or graduate schools. Registration is free. For more information, visit the website or contact

AU soccer
Soccer team hosts UC Irvine and Georgia Southern this weekend

Head coach Karen Hoppa and the Auburn soccer team will host UC Irvine in the 2014 home-opener on Friday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m. and take on Georgia Southern on Sunday, Aug. 31 at 2:30 p.m. The first 100 fans to Friday's match will receive a free hot dog. All home matches are played at the Auburn University Soccer Complex and admission is free. Follow Auburn soccer on Twitter at @AuburnSoccer. For more information, visit

Tailgate Times
New Auburn app explores tailgating food and fun

Auburn's Food Systems Institute has created a multimedia app called AU Tailgate Times for iPhones and iPads. The app, which can be downloaded at the iTunes store or on the Food Systems Institute website, brings together information about the tradition of tailgating, with the focus on food and fun. A new issue will be available for each game, adding new information to what is already available. Some sections will appear in each issue, but information about tailgating traditions at opposing schools will be added each time Auburn plays a home game. The first issue will cost $2.99, with additional issues costing 99 cents each.

Fed Up movie
'Fed Up' documentary screening Thursday

The Jule Collins Smith Museum is hosting a second screening of "Fed Up" Thursday, Aug. 28, at 5 p.m. The documentary explores weight gain and weight loss while investigating the American food industry. Filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig and TV journalist Katie Couric lead audiences through this film that uncovers why generations will now live shorter lives than their parents did. The screening is a joint partnership among the Office of Sustainability, the Hunger Solutions Institute, OLLI at Auburn and the museum. Auditorium seating is limited, so advance ticket reservations are encouraged online.

Career Center
Get Cookin' with the Career Center Cookout

Enjoy free food at the Career Center Cookout Sept. 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Student Center lawn. Students will have the opportunity to meet with employers in a casual environment and learn about potential job opportunities. Complete a door prize slip and be entered to win prizes including an Auburn-themed zero gravity chair, iPod nano, Auburn logo floor mat, Aubie the Tiger Pillow Pet and other prizes. Visit the website for more information about the event.

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Campus Food Pantry open for students

Campus Food Pantry, an initiative to aid Auburn students struggling with food insecurity, is now open. It is located in the Student Center and provides non-perishable food items to any currently enrolled Auburn student. For additional information or to access Campus Food Pantry, contact Katherine Hettinger at 844-1423 or Tim King at 844-4978.

Auburn football
Risk Management and Safety provides Tips for Tailgaters

The increase of fans on campus provides an opportunity for everyone to engage in good safety practices. In preparation for the 2014 season, the Department of Risk Management and Safety is inviting everyone to check out its Tips for Tailgaters. Visit this website and click on the "tailgating" link under the "tips" section. Contact Jon Haney at with any questions or comments.

Project Passenger Pigeon
Museum hosting 'The Art of Vanishing' exhibit

"The Art of Vanishing" exhibition is on view at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art in response to Project Passenger Pigeon, a national program created by scientists, environmentalists and artists to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passenger pigeon's extinction. Auburn University's Museum of Natural History and Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Sciences and Mathematics collaborated with the museum on the exhibition. Faculty panelists will address species loss, biodiversity and the interface with art, culture and social systems Sept. 4 at 5 p.m. Bios and advance tickets are online.

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