Though she is quick to point out that she bleeds orange and blue today, Auburn University alumna Michelle McKenna-Doyle grew up in a decidedly crimson household in Enterprise, Alabama. Her talented brother attended "that other school" on a full-ride football scholarship, and her father—a devout fan of the legendary Joe Namath—was certain he would have a kid make it to the NFL one day.
One Tiger Cage judge boasts a net worth in excess of $400 million and the experience of being an original "Shark Tank" panelist. Three others are successful venture capitalists. No pressure, young entrepreneurs.
Auburn University College of Education senior Caitlin Halperin has been awarded a James Madison Memorial Foundation Fellowship, which assists teachers earning a master's degree with a focus on Constitutional studies. Named for the nation's fourth president, the fellowship will fund up to $24,000 toward Halperin's graduate studies in American history at Auburn.
Auburn University's Truman Pierce Institute and the Office of Professional and Continuing Education will host the fifth annual Anti-Bullying Summit June 18-19 at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center in Peachtree City, Georgia.
Auburn University juniors Christy Pickering and Connor Dobson have been chosen as 2015 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars, an honor bestowed on approximately 300 students nationwide each year. The scholarship is widely considered the most prestigious award in the United States for undergraduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines.
The United States Olympic Committee has designated three separate facilities on the Auburn University campus as official Olympic training sites. Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum, Watson Fieldhouse and the College of Education's Kinesiology Building will display the Olympic rings this fall as Auburn assists the men's and women's USA Team Handball teams.
The Auburn University Office of Sustainability held its third annual Spirit of Sustainability Awards program on Earth Day, April 22, to recognize the accomplishments of students, faculty, staff and alumni who "exemplify the Auburn spirit by making significant contributions toward sustainability on campus or in the community."
A study completed by two finance professors in Auburn University's Harbert College of Business reports the Retirement Systems of Alabama faces an alarming $15.2 billion shortfall – nearly double the state's $8.8 billion debt – and offers recommendations to right the ship.
Joseph R. Tomasso Jr., currently a professor in the Department of Biology at Texas State University in San Marcos, has been named director of the School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences in Auburn University's College of Agriculture, effective Aug. 16.
Auburn University's College of Sciences and Mathematics is "flipping the classroom" as part of an innovative way to teach Auburn students through a newly constructed Engaged in Active Student Learning, or EASL, classroom. Working with the Office of the Provost, the college is leading Auburn's effort on the unusual design since all Auburn students must take core classes in the college prior to graduating.
In April 2011, 359 tornadoes ripped through Alabama killing 322 people and causing $11 billion in damages. As a native Alabamian, Bo Jackson wanted to help the recovery process which is still on-going and contribute to the construction of shelters for future natural disasters through Bo Bikes Bama.
Auburn University's Raymond J. Harbert College of Business and the Auburn Research and Technology Foundation will host the finals of the Tiger Cage student entrepreneurship competition on Friday, April 24, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. The event is open to the public.
Buford Robinson had a hard time coming up with the words.
With the public kickoff of an ambitious $1 billion comprehensive campaign Saturday – including the announcement of the largest single gift in school history—Auburn University is delivering a renewed commitment to its students and faculty, a continued promise to the state of Alabama and a shared responsibility to the world.
Auburn University is the only university in the state to be recognized in The Princeton Review's 2015 Guide to 353 Green Colleges. In the recently released sixth annual edition of its book, the education services company selected Auburn for inclusion as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges.
Following a national search, Janaki Alavalapati, head of the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech, has been named dean of Auburn University's School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, effective May 27.
More than 1,300 college students representing nearly 100 teams from around the globe – as far as India, Mexico and Egypt – traveled to the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) Pavement Test Track facility in Opelika to compete in the Baja SAE Auburn North American racing competition on April 9-12. This engineering event is sanctioned by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and is considered Baja SAE’s most rugged of all its collegiate design competitions.
This year's A-Day at Auburn University on April 18 will feature a Corner Block Party in downtown Auburn. Block party festivities will begin at 10 a.m. with a Kids Zone on North College Street and will continue following the A-Day football game with a dedication of the new Auburn Oaks and a concert at College Street and Magnolia Avenue.
While Charlie Thomas was in his final year at Auburn University, he got the idea to create an organization to specifically identify fellow pharmacy students who had distinguished themselves as leaders.
Auburn University has received the nation's first FAA approval to operate a new Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight School as part of the Auburn University Aviation Center.
Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine will hold its annual open house on Saturday, April 18, opening its facilities to the public to showcase the variety of professional opportunities available and allow people to learn more about animal care and health.
Auburn University's Samuel Ginn College of Engineering will host the second annual 100 Women Strong Leadership and Development Conference Friday, April 10, in the Lowe Grand Foyer of the Shelby Center for Engineering Technology.
Faculty in Auburn's Hotel and Restaurant Management program are optimistic the recent achievement of 57 undergraduate and graduate students will help raise the program's prominence.
Auburn University and the Southeastern Conference have announced that Professor Bruce Tatarchuk of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering has been honored with the SEC's Auburn University Faculty Achievement Award for 2015.
He never expected for anyone to follow his football career, but after sacking future Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel of the Florida Gators, Ace Atkins appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated as the image of Auburn's perfect season in 1993.
Auburn University will launch its new "This is Research: Student Symposium 2015" on April 13 in the Student Center. The symposium will give Auburn and Auburn Montgomery students an opportunity to share their research university-wide.
Trudy Cathy White, daughter of Jeannette and the late S. Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A, will provide the keynote address at the 13th Annual Women's Philanthropy Board Spring Symposium and Luncheon on Monday, April 20, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
An Auburn University College of Engineering and College of Liberal Arts junior has been selected for the prestigious German Academic Exchange Service Research Internship in Science and Engineering, DAAD-RISE, summer research fellowship.
A community conversation to learn more about how Alabama residents engage in important civic activities such as voting, volunteering and interacting with neighbors will take place Tuesday, April 14, at 6 p.m. in the Coleman Fellowship Hall of Auburn First Baptist Church. The event is free and refreshments will be provided.
The forestry industry generates more than $21 billion in Alabama annually and employs more than 122,000 Alabamians. A team of Auburn University researchers will use a $494,336 grant from USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture to create new markets and job opportunities in the industry for the state.
It's easy to call the Apparel Merchandising and Design Association's annual Fashion Event at Auburn University a "fashion show."
Three Wetumpka High School students who participated in the Auburn University-sponsored BEST Robotics outreach program were selected to travel to Washington, D.C., for the 2015 White House Presidential Science Fair as honored guests.
The Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project and the American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama are hosting an exhibition and auction of student works from 4-8 p.m., Wednesday, April 15, at The Sanctuary in downtown Montgomery.
When John Brown joined Stryker Corporation as president and CEO in 1976, it was a small, family-owned business known for making hospital beds and stretchers. By the time he retired as chairman of the board in 2009, the company had grown from 400 employees and $17 million in annual sales to 17,000 employees worldwide and more than $6.7 billion in sales.
Hank Klibanoff, co-author of the definitive and 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning work on American journalism during the Civil Rights Era, will speak at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art in Auburn on Wednesday, April 15, at 5:30 p.m. The public is welcome.