Auburn University

Science & Health
6:28 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Auburn University Upgrades Aviation Program

Bill Hutto, Auburn University Airport director, speaks to members of the media on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the Auburn Regional Airport about the planned creation of a new Auburn University Aviation Center.
Credit Albert Cesare/oanow.com

Auburn University officials say upgrades to the school's aviation program will focus on research and supporting the aerospace and aviation industries.

School officials on Tuesday said a new aviation center will oversee Auburn's flight school and work with the Harbert School of Business on professional flight management and aviation management programs.

School officials say they're hoping the upgraded aviation program will support economic development in Alabama. The center will be housed at the Auburn University Regional Airport.

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Arts & Life
6:36 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Auburn University War Eagle Dies at 34

Tiger (War Eagle VI)
Credit auburn.edu

Auburn University officials say an eagle that once soared over home football games has died at age 34.

University officials said in a statement that Tiger — known as War Eagle VI — underwent surgery for a cataract in her left eye Tuesday and veterinarians determined more operations were necessary. Dr. James Bellah, director of the Southeastern Raptor Center said she risked complete vision loss without additional surgery. Bellah says the bird appeared to be recovering after surgery but died overnight.

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Anti-Speaker Ad
4:15 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Auburn Sports Contract Focus Of Hubbard Race

Auburn University's former lobbyist appears in the television spot accusing Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard of getting confidential information to win the college's broadcasting contract more than a decade ago.
Credit mikehubbard.com

A decade-old old broadcasting contract at Auburn University is taking center stage in a new campaign ad.

Auburn University's former lobbyist appears in the television spot accusing Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard of getting confidential information to win the college's broadcasting contract more than a decade ago.

Lobbyist Buddy Mitchell says he gave Hubbard copies of the proposals to broadcast Auburn sporting events. Mitchell says that enabled Hubbard to undercut his competitors and win the 2002 contract.

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National Security Board
3:58 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Ala. Military Counsel To Serve On Nonprofit Board

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Ronald Burgess Jr has been named to the advisory board of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance.
Credit U.S. Army / Wikipedia

Auburn University officials say the school's senior counsel for national security, cyber programs and military affairs has been named to the advisory board of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance.

In a release Monday, officials said retired Army Lt. Gen. Ronald Burgess Jr. will serve a one-year term in the position. INSA officials say the organization is a nonprofit working to develop solutions to the country's national security issues.

The group's more than 1,000 members include current and former intelligence, military and government agency officials.

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Auburn University
7:57 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Auburn Trustees Approve Budget of $1.054 Billion

Auburn University's Board of Trustees approved a 2014 budget of $1.054 billion.
Auburn University

The Auburn University Board of Trustees has approved a 2014 budget of $1.054 billion.

   The Opelika-Auburn News reports (http://bit.ly/15xghAz) that the board approved the budget at its regular meeting on Friday.

   The budget is broken up into three parts: Auburn's main campus, Auburn University at Montgomery, the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

   Auburn University's main campus receives the bulk of the budget, with 80.7 percent or $851 million.

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Auburn University-Cyber Operations
4:38 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Auburn Named Cyber Operations Center Of Excellence

The National Security Agency has designated Auburn University and three other schools as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations.
Credit Auburn University

The National Security Agency has designated Auburn University and three other schools as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations. The others are Carnegie Mellon University; Mississippi State University; and the Air Force Institute of Technology.

Auburn officials say the program, which now has a total of eight schools, is designed to cultivate more cyber professionals in an ever-changing global environment.

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Power outage Auburn University
7:34 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Power Restored on Auburn Campus After Outage

Auburn University officials say power is restored after an outage left parts of the university in the dark.
Auburn University

A power outage left parts of the Auburn University campus in the dark before electrical service was restored.

   Many buildings on campus went dark around 1 p.m. Tuesday, but the lights were back on about 45 minutes later.

   University spokesman Mike Clardy says it's not clear what caused the problem.

   Employees were working in the dark at the football building during the outage, and students posted comments on social media about other buildings being without power.

Auburn Football
8:12 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Auburn Switching to New Ticket System on Saturday

Auburn University is using a new football ticketing system this season. Officials hope scanners will speed up entry for fans and reduce the problem of counterfeiting.
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Auburn is switching to a new type of football ticketing system that officials hope will speed up entry for fans and reduce the problem of counterfeiting.

   Workers at Jordan-Hare Stadium will now have scanners to check the bar codes on tickets.

   It's the first time the system has been used for home football games at Auburn, but it's been used previously for baseball and basketball games.

Business & Education
8:17 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Auburn University Unveils New Recreation Center

Auburn University's new recreation center includes an outdoor pool and a 45-person hot tub shaped like a tiger paw.
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Auburn University has unveiled its new, $72 million recreation and wellness center.

   The 240,000 square-foot facility opened after a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday.

   The Opelika-Auburn News reports (http://bit.ly/1cX5p3U ) the facility is home to modern health and wellness equipment, an indoor running track, rock climbing walls and more.

   Recreation and Wellness Director Jennifer Jarvis says the recreation center is likely to help students stay on campus longer, working to develop strong bodies and spirits.

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Business & Education
7:35 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Crews to Install Wires to Temporarily Replace Oaks

The poisoned oak trees at Toomer's Corner were removed earlier this year.
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Auburn University officials say crews will begin installing wires that will temporarily replace poisoned oak trees that were cut down and removed from campus.

   The Opelika-Auburn News (http://bit.ly/15ICdXR ) reports that Auburn city crews will begin installing the wires at Toomer's Corner on Tuesday. School officials say the wires will be strung along three poles and will form a "V" over the intersection of Magnolia Avenue and College Street.

Auburn-Smoking Ban
4:32 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Smoking Banned At Auburn University

A new policy has banned smoking on the campus of Auburn University. The ban will go into effect on Aug. 21.
Credit Auburn University

A new policy has banned smoking on the campus of Auburn University.


Four campus groups passed resolutions to ban smoking on campus and officials say the ban will go into effect on Aug. 21.


Auburn University student Liz Howerton told the newspaper that most students she's talked to are supportive of the idea and that it "can only do good for the campus."


Lee Bradberry, who owns a nearby cigar shop, says he applauds the school's concerns for public health but has misgivings about the policy because he thinks it infringes on individual rights.

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Alabama Agriculture
5:18 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Agriculture Has $70.4 Billion Impact On Alabama

New agriculture statistics prepared for Alabama counties reveal that agriculture, forestry and related industries have an annual economic impact in Alabama of $70.4 billion.
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New agriculture statistics prepared for Alabama counties reveal that agriculture, forestry and related industries have an annual economic impact in Alabama of $70.4 billion.

The study was conducted by Auburn University and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. It shows that the Alabama counties that receive the greatest economic impact from agriculture are Mobile, Cullman and DeKalb.

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Landscape Olympics
7:36 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Auburn Hosts 60 Colleges In Landscape Competition

Auburn University will host the "Landscape Olympics" this weekend.
Credit facebook.com

  More than 800 students from 60 colleges will be at Auburn University this weekend for a national event known as the "Landscape Olympics."

Auburn's team of 40 students will show off their skills in 28 events, including tree climbing.

The National Collegiate Landscape Competition attracts recruiters from 50 companies, including Caterpillar and John Deere. They will be at Auburn scouting for the nation's top prospects during the event.

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Governor-Agriculutre
5:43 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Study: Ag, Forestry Have $70 B Impact On Alabama

Gov. Robert Bentley helped release a study showing Alabama's agricultural and forestry industries economic impact.
Credit blog.al.com

A new study of Alabama's agricultural and forestry industries says they contribute more than $70 billion annually to Alabama's economy and account for 22 percent of the state's workforce.


The Alabama Agribusiness Council and other groups joined Gov. Robert Bentley in releasing the study Tuesday.


Bentley said the last similar study was done in 1989, and the new study by Auburn University shows how important agriculture and forestry are to Alabama's economy.

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Business & Education
8:26 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Auburn Trustees Select 2 to Board Positions

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The Auburn University Board of Trustees has approved two men for positions on the board.


The Opelika-Auburn News reports (http://bit.ly/WCL75N) that the board made the decision during a meeting in Montgomery Thursday afternoon.


Mike DeMaioribus was approved as the District 8 trustee; and Wayne Smith was approved as an at-large trustee.


The 58-year-old DeMaioribus is the senior vice president at Dynetics Inc., a Huntsville-based company that specializes in intelligence, missiles, aviation and space.

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