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Hamilton Wasnick, history major and a head counselor for Camp War Eagle
July 9, 2018
Hamilton Wasnick, history major and a head counselor for Camp War Eagle

“History has been the strongest driving force to further my education. I absolutely love it and I think history is one of the most important subjects people can learn. You need to understand where you’ve come from to know where you’re going. And Auburn’s history program has been wonderful for me.

Meet Sage Dunne, CLA's Graduation Marshal for the August ceremony
July 6, 2018
Meet Sage Dunne, CLA's Graduation Marshal for the August ceremony

In addition to pursuing duel degrees, Dunne made time to be an on-air DJ for WEGL (91.1), a math tutor for student athletes, and an intramural referee for Campus Recreation.

"Reacting to the Past" engages students in the present
July 6, 2018
"Reacting to the Past" engages students in the present

"Reacting to the Past” is a student-centered style of teaching that puts the responsibility of learning almost entirely on the student. Instead of taking notes, students engage with history, literature, etc., as characters within a specific time-period, literally interacting with the past. This teaching pedagogy has seen limited use at Auburn University, but the professors who have given it a try have been elated with the results.

Sandage researches factors of voice disorders
June 15, 2018
Sandage researches factors of voice disorders

While her current research is focused on environmental influences on voice function, hormonal influences on voice function, and applying exercise principles to occupational voice users, her scope of practice has also focused on the treatment of chronic cough and occupational voice disorders.

"Scents" of smell
June 11, 2018
"Scents" of smell

As one of the five senses humans possess, smell is relied upon to fully inform us of our environment. We process odors every day – so why is it so difficult to explain certain smells to others?

Cheng studies effects of alcohol on cerebellum
June 11, 2018
Cheng studies effects of alcohol on cerebellum

Although alcohol negatively affects the entirety of the brain, Cheng has spent a lot of his research focusing specifically on its effects on the cerebellum or, as he calls it, “the forgotten part of the brain.”

Student Spotlight: Jordan Brooks, Interdisciplinary Studies
June 8, 2018
Student Spotlight: Jordan Brooks, Interdisciplinary Studies

Jordan Brooks is a senior who wanted to customize her educational experience, so she is pursuing a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in psychology, human development and family studies, and philanthropy and non-profit studies.

A love of languages
May 16, 2018
A love of languages

Amanda Darnell graduated in May with dual degrees in German and Spanish.  She plans to spend the next year teaching English in Germany and honing her language skills.

Three of six Fulbright recipients are from CLA
May 29, 2018
Three of six Fulbright recipients are from CLA

Sarah Pitts, Katie Kirk and Amanda Darnell are among a record six AU graduates to receive Fulbright English Teaching Assistants. 

Faculty Research Spotlight: Candice Welhausen and Data Visualization
May 21, 2018
Faculty Research Spotlight: Candice Welhausen and Data Visualization

Assistant Professor of English Candice Welhausen studies how quantitative information about epidemic diseases is presented to the public through data visualization tools – the maps, graphs, and charts agencies like the World Health Organization commonly use.

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