AUBURN UNIVERSITY – An Auburn University student-led initiative is combining forces with the international hunger relief agency, Stop Hunger Now, to pack 10,000 meals at the Ralph B. Draughon Library on campus at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 13.
Senior Devin Yeomans got the idea to host a meal packing event and help fight hunger abroad from her work as the College of Human Sciences’ representative on the Committee of 19.
“I love the idea of actually putting food into a box that you know is going to someone that needs it,” she said. “It’s one thing to write a check to an organization that’s doing good, but actually packing meals is a much better way for students to be more engaged in the fight. This way, hunger is more real but they get to do something about it.”
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn fans will soon have a way to remember the oaks at Toomer’s Corner long after the trees are gone. To commemorate the tradition of rolling the oaks, the university will be working with several licensed manufacturers to create mementos from the trees’ wood following their removal later this month. All royalties collected from their sale will benefit Auburn students through a special scholarship fund.
“This is a very special way for the Auburn Family to remember one of our best-known traditions,” said Debbie Shaw, vice president for alumni affairs. “Generations of our fans have gathered beneath the oaks over the years, and it is fitting that future generations of students will benefit from the scholarships they will provide.”
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – More than 4,000 Auburn University students in 30 residence halls saved nearly $10,000 in water and electricity costs in this year’s Sustain-A-Bowl, Auburn’s annual resource reduction competition. The goal of the competition was for every residence hall to reduce both their electricity and water consumption by 10 percent.
Twenty-one of the 30 residence halls participating reached the electricity reduction goal, while 14 halls reached the water reduction goal. Overall winners for the competition included Leischuck Hall in the Hill, Broun Hall in the Quad and Aubie Hall in the Village. Dowell Hall in the Hill earned honorable mention for placing second overall and earning 93 percent of the possible points in the event portion of the competition.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Auburn University mock trial competition team has won a bid to the opening rounds of the national American Mock Trial Association tournament in Memphis, Tenn., at the end of March.
The Auburn team won the bid as a result of its performance during the regional tournament in February in Orlando. Team member Helen Agha received a “Best Attorney” award for her performance in the regional tournament.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – A group of Auburn students is learning the value of investing through a friendly competition with other universities.
The Auburn University Investment Club is competing in the Student Investment Fund Competition sponsored by Sterne Agee, a Birmingham-based investment bank which distributed $50,000 to each of the four schools in the Southeast participating in the equity portfolio management challenge. The schools also include the University of Alabama, the University of Georgia and the University of Mississippi.
The winner will collect the full monetary value of its return while the other schools will receive half of their return; all prize money won by Auburn will go to the College of Business.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Three Auburn University students in the Apparel Merchandising, Design and Production program in the College of Human Sciences were named YMA Fashion Scholars, earning $5,000 competitive scholarships from the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund.
Sara Gardner and Hannah Blevins, both seniors in apparel merchandising, and Kelsey Reynolds, a senior in apparel design, were selected along with 122 other fashion students from 38 colleges and universities across the country as YMA Fashion Scholars. All recipients were recognized recently at the annual YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.