Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Military Appreciation Day

To honor the men and women who serve and have served this great nation in military service, Auburn University has scheduled numerous military-themed events as part of Military Appreciation Day on November 21 when Auburn hosts Idaho at Jordan-Hare Stadium at 3:00 p.m.

 Friday, November 20:
·         At 2 p.m., Auburn Veterans and Servicemen and Women are invited to a reception in the J. “Pat” Galloway Atrium at the Auburn Alumni Center.
·         At 3 p.m., Congressional Medal of Honor winner, Command Sergeant Major Bennie Adkins, will lead the All-Star Lecture Series at the Alumni Center to discuss his story. The event is free and open to the general public.

Saturday, November 21:
·         Auburn Military Appreciation buttons and mini American flags which will be distributed at the Coca-Cola FanFest on Nichols Lawn, Alumni Association tent on Wallace Center lawn, and all historic military vehicle displays around campus.
·         Active and retired military with ID will receive free admission and food at the Auburn Hospitality Tailgate located at the Alumni Center, and their guests are offered free admission and $5 per person for food. The hospitality tailgate opens four hours before kickoff.
·         The 4th Marine Aircraft Wing will conduct a pre-game flyover featuring Marine Corps Attack Helicopters. (Disclaimer: event could be suspended at any time due to flight restrictions)
·         Auburn ROTC Cadets and Midshipman will lead the Auburn football team through Tiger Walk at approximately 1:00 p.m.
·         Two Auburn University student veterans will join the team captains during the coin toss.
·         The Auburn Football coaching staff will adorn a Military Appreciation patch on the sleeve of their game day shirts.
·         To honor Auburn University veterans and ROTC cadets, there will be multiple in-game recognitions throughout the game.
·         Military branch and POW flags will fly around Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Other features of Military Appreciation Day:  
·         Auburn has partnered with the Dixie Division Military Vehicle Club to bring in historic military display vehicles. The displays will be presented at multiple locations on campus including the Nichols Center, Dawson Building Lawn, and the east side of Jordan-Hare Stadium.
·         Auburn and Under Armour partnered to provide a military appreciation t-shirt available online or in person at the Auburn Team Shop located inside Auburn Arena.
·         The Athletics Department and the Auburn Alumni Association will distribute commemorative Military Appreciation Day coins and for active and retired military personnel with military ID. While supplies last.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Stripe the Stadium

ATTENTION AUBURN FAMILY! The Athletic Department is asking fans to help “Stripe the Stadium” for this weekend’s game against Ole Miss! If you’re a true (orange and) blue fan like I know you are, you were ready to stripe the stadium yesterday ... you just didn’t know how to do it. Well, the wait is over and you are in luck! Here is how it is going to happen THIS Saturday in Jordan-Hare. 

Game Plan: Sections 1-2, 5-6, 9-10, 14-16, 29-30, 33-36, 39-40, 43-44, 47-49, 53-56, 60-62, 99-101, 105-108, and 112-114 will be asked to wear orangeSections 3-4, 7-8, 11-13, 17-28, 31-32, 37-38, 41-42, 45-46, 50-52, 57-59, 102-104, and 109-111 will be asked to wear blue. A diagram is also available for assistance in planning which color to wear to the Stadium.

Cool right? So cool, in fact, that shirts have been made to commemorate the occasion. Click here to purchase the official “Stripe the Stadium” shirt in orange or blue.

The entire student section has been designated a blue section. Students can purchase the official blue shirt at the AU Team Shop on Wednesday and Thursday for a discounted price of $14.99.

As for documenting the occasion, it only seems appropriate to have an ultra-high resolution 360-degree fan photo taken before the start of the game. So in the case you'd be interested in joining 87,000 of your tiger striped friends for ulta-high resolution photo, then I'd suggest getting to your seat a little bit early. 

The interactive photo - powered by Blakeway Worldwide Panoramas - will allow everyone to find and tag themselves, share the views with friends, enter to win prizes, and celebrate the game in incredible detail. Sign up now to be notified when the Auburn Tigers Gigapixel is ready to view at

The game is set for 11 a.m. CT and will be broadcast on ESPN. For more information on "Stripe the Stadium," log on to

Get ready to show your STRIPES this Saturday in Jordan-Hare! War Eagle! 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

With Halloween right around the corner, you might be thinking that is is too late to pick a fresh pumpkin for your home or to visit a haunted house for a good scare. I am here to tell you that it is definitely not too late! You have plenty of time and several options for getting into the Halloween spirit! Visiting the local pumpkin patch or attending Auburn University's 27th Annual Pumpkin Carve is the perfect way bring in the Fall and celebrate the upcoming holiday. Below, I've include some great attractions for you to check out with your friend and family. If you have any questions about the following events, please call (334) 887-8747 or email Happy fall to all! 

Trick or Treating 
Downtown Trick or Treat and neighborhood trick or treating will both be held the night of Thursday, October 29, due to the Auburn High School home football game on Friday, October 30, and the Auburn University home football game on Saturday, October 31. This change allows Auburn Police Division to focus on the safety of trick or treaters as well as football fans. Downtown Trick or Treat and trick or treating in neighborhoods will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. For more information, call (334) 501-7266 or visit  

27th Annual Pumpkin Carve
On October 30, The Auburn University Chapter of The American Institute of Architecture Students is hosting its 27th Annual Pumpkin Carve on Friday, October 30, in the newly renovated and re-designed Dudley Courtyard. Pumpkin Carve began as a studio project twenty-seven years ago and has now turned into one of the most celebrated events within the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture at Auburn University. Architecture students invite all students, as well as community members of all ages, to gather in the courtyard of Dudley Hall to carve pumpkins. Carving will begins at 9 a.m. The pumpkins will be illuminated and judging will begin at 6:00 p.m. In regards to parking, after 5 p.m., visitors can park in the South Quad Parking Deck on Lem Morrison Drive. and Duncan DriveClick here for more information about this event.

9 a.m. - Carving Begins
11:30 a.m. - Lunch
6 p.m. - Pumpkins Lit + Judging Begins
7 p.m. - Pumpkin Carving, Silent Auction, Costume Contest and Raffle Winners Announced
8 p.m. - Auction of Pumpkins

All Day Events
*Costume Contest: College students, kids, faculty, and visitors are encouraged to come carve a pumpkin in their Halloween costumes. Upon arrival, costume contest participants can take a picture in front of a designated wall. All the photos will be judged and winners will be announced at 7 p.m. Winners must be present to receive a prize.
*Aubie: Aubie will be in attendance at various times throughout the day
*Refreshments: Though hot dogs and hamburgers will be served at lunch, CADC Organizations will be selling snacks, treats, and beverages all day long. 

Pumpkin Patch
If you’re looking for a fun time out with friends or family, Farmer in The Dell Pumpkin Patch is the place for you! At Farmer in the Dell, you can pick your pumpkins right off the vine, enjoy the hay bale play area, pick sunflowers, ride the hay ride, dig in the corn trough, and purchase farm grown mums and raw honey. In addition, there will be cute farm animals to see. To view the hours of 
operation, click here.

Haunted Farms/Hayrides
Sleepy Hallow Haunted Farm
Sleepy Hollow Haunted Farm will be on October 24, 30 and 31st from 7:30 to 11:00 p.m. As of this year, Sleepy Hallow is offering two new attractions: The Haunted Hayride and Haunted Maze. These two, coupled with the Haunted House, will definitely make for one scary night! Those who dare to be scared will also enjoy free hot chocolate and a free petting zoo. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door. Chick-Fil-A in TigerTown and Chick-Fil-A on Magnolia Avenue will be supplying $5 coupons for the farm, so be sure to pick one up before you come out. Coupons are available every Friday and Saturday in October. Sleepy Hallow Haunted Farm is located at 929 County Road 14, Auburn, AL 36830. For more information, call 334.750.2591 or visit

Fields of Fear
Grab your friends and loved ones, and come take a ride on a dark and creepy trail in the heart of the Eagle Creek community in Dadeville…if you dare!  What really lurks in the deep hollows of the woods in Central Alabama? Are you brave enough to meet face-to-face with some of the scariest legends in flesh and blood? On your tour, you’ll encounter horrible things that will make your skin crawl and you’ll see things that will be etched in your memory for years to come. Bring someone you can hold tight because when you dare to venture down the Fields of Fear Hayride, the last thing you want is to be alone. Fields of Fear is located at 503 Freeman Road, Dadeville, AL 36853. Click here to learn more about this horror of a hayride.

Pope’s Haunted Farm
This haunted attraction is one of the largest in the southeast! Events include a haunted hayride, haunted barn, haunted forest, and new Zombie Paintball Safari. Over 40 live actors for each event is sure to scare you this year! Open every Friday and Saturday through October 31, from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. EST, and on Thursday, October 29, from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST. Ticket costs vary according to which attractions you want to participate in. One attraction costs $13 and a combination of three attractions costs $30. The Zombie Paintball Safari is $20. Directions and additional information about Pope’s Haunted Farm can be found by calling (706) 566-7766 or visiting