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Alumni Spotlight: Davis Shelfer, '17, Sociology
March 6, 2018
Alumni Spotlight: Davis Shelfer, '17, Sociology

Davis Shelfer, ’17, graduated from Auburn with a degree in sociology. The Houston native credits the field of sociology in helping to develop critical-thinking and writing skills, which will benefit him as he seeks to pursue a graduate degree in criminal justice.

Pielak: Zombies are the perfect way to examine the limits of humanity
March 1, 2018
Pielak: Zombies are the perfect way to examine the limits of humanity

Interest in zombies is huge in the world of pop culture, but studying zombies as a topic of research may seem almost as unlikely as a zombie apocalypse. But for Chase Pielak, an English lecturer in Auburn’s College of Liberal Arts, that research topic isn’t so far-fetched. 

Mark Wilson selected to give "Final Lecture"
March 6, 2018
Mark Wilson selected to give "Final Lecture"

Each year, the Auburn student body elects a Final Lecture Award recipient during its annual spring elections.The award recognizes one of Auburn students’ favorite professors and gives them the opportunity to present a short lecture on the topic of their choice. This year, the students have selected Dr. Mark Wilson. Wilson teaches community and civic engagement in the College of Liberal Arts and serves as director of the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities. 

Peer Advisor Wisdom with Marissa Spiwak
March 5, 2018
Peer Advisor Wisdom with Marissa Spiwak

Meet Peer Advisor Marissa Spiwak, a native of Sugar Land, Texas, who is a senior majoring in psychology and plans to attend law school after graduation. 

Faculty research spotlight: Elizabeth Wilhoit, Communication
February 26, 2018
Faculty research spotlight: Elizabeth Wilhoit, Communication

Elizabeth Wilhoit is an assistant professor of communication in the School of Communication and Journalism in the College of Liberal Arts. Her research focuses on three areas within organizational communication.

Hoch and students sing at festival in the United Arab Emirates
February 22, 2018
Hoch and students sing at festival in the United Arab Emirates

Eight Auburn University students from the Department of Music in the College of Liberal Arts recently participated in the First International Music Festival hosted by the American University of Sharjah, or AUS, in the United Arab Emirates.

Student Spotlight: Calvin Wilborn, Senior in Public Administration and Vice President for College Democrats of America
February 19, 2018
Student Spotlight: Calvin Wilborn, Senior in Public Administration and Vice President for College Democrats of America

Calvin Wilborn, from Dothan, a senior majoring in public administration with a minor in civic engagement, is the vice president for College Democrats of America, the official youth branch of the Democratic National Party, or the DNC.

Alumni Spotlight: Katie Massey Combs, '05, Doctoral Student at the University of Denver
Alumni Spotlight: Katie Massey Combs, '05, Doctoral Student at the University of Denver

In 2005, Katie Massey Combs graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in social work and a minor in Spanish. She is currently a doctoral student in the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver.

Alumni Spotlight: Alyssa White, '14, PhD student at Oxford University
Alumni Spotlight: Alyssa White, '14, PhD student at Oxford University

Alyssa White, '14, iscurrently a PhD student in the archaeology (bioarchaeology) program at Oxford University where she is researching Japanese archaeology, human growth and development, transition to agriculture, and skeletal evidence of trauma and stress. 

Psychology's behavior analysts research early signs of autism
Psychology's behavior analysts research early signs of autism

John Rapp conducts research on repetitive behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorder, and collaborates with researchers from across the continent to study this lifelong and often misunderstood  condition which affects over two million individuals in the U.S.

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