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  • Auburn University | A World of Opportunity: Send Honors Students Abroad
    world of study and travel experiences including Greece Turkey Germany Cuba Costa Rica Panama England and next year Croatia Your gift will go toward study abroad scholarships for high achieving and deserving Honors College students who would not otherwise be able to have these life changing experiences The Honors College is home to nearly 2 000 of Auburn University s best and brightest students from each of Auburn s academic colleges and schools The Honors curriculum represents a flexible challenging and individualized path for students as they complete their degrees Each member of our diverse student body graduates as a University Honors Scholar with the designation noted on their transcript and diploma and they are awarded the coveted Honors College medal to wear at commencement Thank you for helping us introduce these bright students to the world Bon voyage and War Eagle BREAKING NEWS A member of the Honors College Development Council has generously offered a matching gift of 20 000 Help us reach our goal of 20 000 in support of Study Abroad Scholarships to unlock this matching gift for a Tiger Giving grand total of 40 000 With 40 000 the Honors College could provide 20 study abroad

    Original URL path: https://rise.auburn.edu/project/1288 (2016-02-12)
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  • Auburn University | Help Raise A Hero: Detection Dog Obstacle Course
    and handlers can work best together It turns out dog noses work better than anything humans can build for detecting things And if you can name it dogs like Rapunzel or one of her buddies can detect it Explosives Yes Pathogens and diseases Everyday Underground fungus You bet Pythons in Florida No problem Dog noses are naturally talented at this Man s Best Friend is also Man s Best Defense A few of Rapunzel s buddies have even learned to lie still and sniff things while a functional MRI tells scientists how their brains are processing the scent To harness the power of the dog nose though requires some training both of the dog and the handler Handlers need to learn to follow their dogs and what motivates a detector dog has to be identified Rapunzel is motivated by a tennis ball It s intense training for both members of the team and both of them benefit from down time to keep mentally and physically fit The dogs currently get plenty of exercise on lead but a play yard would be ideal for both training and fun That s where you come in We would like to build our crew

    Original URL path: https://rise.auburn.edu/project/1201 (2016-02-12)
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  • Auburn University | Get Kids Moving with New Play Structure for Ecology Preserve
    keep the momentum going and try to raise as much as we can before midnight These additional funds will be used to enhance the Spider Web feature with an arachnid learning kiosk and to create a much needed picnic area for the playground The Kreher Preserve Nature Center KPNC an outreach program of the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences offers residents and visitors to the Auburn Opelika area a 120 acre resource for green space and environmental education One of the first of its kind in Alabama the KPNC features a nature based playground for children of all ages to enjoy Nature based play and connections with nature have been found to improve children s social skills creative thinking problem solving abilities and interpersonal relationships The KPNC playground offers children rich naturalistic play spaces full of mounds ditches logs tunnels fallen trees boulders and creative structures such as a beaver lodge eagle s nest tree house and teepee To compliment the other structures in the play area the KPNC would like to incorporate a spider web into the playground The bouncy character of the secured rope web will offer children of all ages the opportunity to develop climbing skills As they master the web the climbing helps the children to develop their muscle strength and coordination while building their self confidence The spider web will be large in diameter to accommodate lots of children and secured to large wood posts that also serve as fun places for the children to sit The angle of the web will allow smaller children to enjoy themselves in areas of the net closest to the ground and older children a greater challenge to balance and climb to the upper reaches The estimated cost of the spider web is 6 000 As the rate

    Original URL path: https://rise.auburn.edu/project/1279 (2016-02-12)
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  • Auburn University | Take Education Outreach Efforts Worldwide
    Hastie and Jared Russell are leading trips to promote health and education in different African countries including Malawi Kenya and Uganda Through this program students learn life changing teaching and leadership skills Dr Suhyun Suh and Dr Randy Pipes lead students to South Korea every year as part of the Global Studies in Counseling program The College s focus on Korea has enabled Dr Suh to win a grant to develop a Korean Studies and Language program at Auburn University These programs are especially important to the Auburn area as the Korean population has greatly increased with the opening of the nearby Hyundai and Kia plants Korean children participate in the College of Education s summer enrichment programs and are part of the growth of Auburn City Schools Since 2008 College of Education students have participated in an innovative student exchange program in Costa Rica Auburn also hosts Costa Rican students led by Dr Sue Barry who are studying English as a second language The academic and cultural exchanges have greatly benefited both institutions Also one of our students is learning Arabic as she researches the experiences of girls and women in Morocco She plans to help refugee and immigrant

    Original URL path: https://rise.auburn.edu/project/1204 (2016-02-12)
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  • Auburn University | Help Fuel the Flight of War Eagle: Feed the Raptors
    Goal 102 Donors Project has ended Project ended on December 03 at 12 00 PM CST Project Owners Donate Now Description Updates 0 Donor Wall Help Fuel the Flight of War Eagle Feed the Raptors In addition to game day flights War Eagle participates in hundreds of educational presentations every year with a cast of other eagles hawks owls and falcons housed at the College of Veterinary Medicine s Southeastern Raptor Center The fuel that powers the flights of all of these birds comes in the form of their food frozen animals that are purchased from companies that specialize in providing meals to predators like the raptors Raptors bodies require a diet of other animals for nutrition The Southeastern Raptor Center relies on donations to supply food for their raptors all year long These birds are no longer able to care for themselves in the wild and must remain in captivity and be provided with their meals This is a great opportunity to donate to the Southeastern Raptor Center and fuel the flight of the War Eagle and friends Levels Choose a giving level 25 Bodda Getta Donor Rah Rah Rah Show your love for Auburn with a 25 donation

    Original URL path: https://rise.auburn.edu/project/1419 (2016-02-12)
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  • Auburn University | Fund Graduate Student Research and Travel
    Project Owners Donate Now Description Updates 1 Donor Wall Fund Graduate Student Research and Travel The Graduate School s research and travel program plays a critical role in the academic success of Auburn University s graduate students This program provides funding for graduate students to present their research at conferences and purchase supplies needed to complete their thesis or dissertation research The Graduate School needs your help to ensure all of Auburn s outstanding graduate students are able to receive the funding necessary to conduct their research or present it at conferences Currently the Graduate School is not able to fund all student applicants In fact nearly 50 percent of student applicants will not receive funds to conduct their research or travel to conferences Auburn University s graduate students are involved in some of the university s most groundbreaking research on topics such as cancer climate change and cyber security Our research helps make the world a better place Your support of the Graduate School s research and travel program will help us reach new heights in our research Every gift counts and every gift makes a difference Thank you Levels Choose a giving level 25 Bodda Getta Donor Rah

    Original URL path: https://rise.auburn.edu/project/1277 (2016-02-12)
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  • Auburn University | Build Hale County Homes: Rural Studio Designing 20K Houses
    000 can now build three 20K Houses for underserved families in Hale County With time left we ask you to continue your support of Rural Studio Projects Proceeds raised above our initial goal can support other projects such as the Woodshop Lions Park Shade and the Rural Studio Farm Project Visit www ruralstudio org to learn more about all of our current projects Rural Studio is a design build architecture program founded in Hale County Ala in 1993 It offers architecture students a hands on education and provides well designed public buildings and housing for an underserved community Hale County is located deep in the heart of Alabama s Black Belt Region 150 miles west of Auburn s main campus Students are fully immersed within the community practicing a more socially responsible model of architecture Each year Auburn students design an affordable house The goal of the project is to develop a product line of houses that provide a high quality alternative to the typical trailer home We call this the 20K House project This year with your support students will design three houses and then build them for deserving families For Tiger Giving Day we hope to raise at

    Original URL path: https://rise.auburn.edu/project/1207 (2016-02-12)
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  • Auburn University | Auburn Memorial: Honoring Auburn Family Who've Passed Away
    Away The Auburn Memorial will be a visible and permanent on campus destination honoring the memories of students faculty staff and alumni who have passed away The proposed location for the memorial is the Garden of Memory located across from the President s Home Enhancements to this space will include the addition of a courtyard walking path and placeholders embodying the seven traits of The Auburn Creed This quiet location will provide an ideal space for tranquil reflection and remembrance Auburn s Board of Trustees has approved a total project budget of 1 25 million The Student Government Association through the leadership of a 30 member student steering committee has pledged to raise 250 000 of those expenses to create The Auburn Memorial Although we are close we still need the help of all students and members of the Auburn Family to provide a place to honor our students memory and reflect and grieve the passing of a loved one said Associate Provost and Vice President for Student Affairs Dr Bobby Woodard Today on Tiger Giving Day we hope to raise at least 5 000 toward our 250 000 goal Through the generosity of three anonymous donors all student donations

    Original URL path: https://rise.auburn.edu/project/1292 (2016-02-12)
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