Auburn Magazine – Winter 2016

Auburn Magazine; Unchained Melody Bucky Heard harmonizes with the legendary Bill Medley to revive the Righteous Brothers; Also featuring 75 Years of Flight & Rod Bramblett's 'Second'

Features

Unchained

Unchained

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The crowd inside the showroom at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino on Las Vegas’ Miracle Mile is packed. Sprinkled into the audience of Baby Boomers are wide-eyed youths coming for a…
Taking Flight 75 Years of Auburn Aviation

Taking Flight 75 Years of Auburn Aviation

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When Kiah Erlich was researching colleges, Auburn University seemed a logical fit for the California high school student who wanted to go into aviation. “I researched only aviation programs because…
Touchdown Auburn

Touchdown Auburn

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November 2013 Finally, game week rolled around. Alabama was ranked no. 1. Auburn was No. 4. The last time both teams were ranked in the top five when they met was…

Other Stories

The Night Pistol Pete Came to Town

The Night Pistol Pete Came to Town

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The  old Sports Arena, an all-wooden building that resembled a small airplane hangar, was home to the Auburn basketball team from 1946 through the 1967-68 season. The arena, affectionately called…
A Gift of the Heart; photo of newborn baby

Gift of the Heart

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“How do you feel about a heart transplant?” the surgeon asked my husband and me. That question would have been terrifying enough if the doctor had been referring to one…
First EDown; Digital down sign during Auburn game

First EDown

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“It's one of those ideas that is so good you wonder why it hadn’t been done before. It just makes sense,” said Randy Bartlett, professor of industrial design in Auburn University’s…
Gulf Growth

Gulf Growth

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Auburn University and the city of Gulf Shores are moving forward with plans to build a complex in Gulf Shores to serve as both an educational outpost for Auburn and…
Women Who Shape the State; Kyler Stevens '94 and man

Women Who Shape the State

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Auburn University alumna Kyes Stevens ’94 has been recognized as one of this year’s “Women Who Shape the State,” a program created by AL.com and Birmingham Magazine. Stevens is a…
For Lack of a Big Blow; photo of a cave

For Lack of a Big Blow

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More than a millennium ago, in present-day southern Mexico and Central America, the ancient Mayan empire stretched across an area the size of Texas. Then, in approximately A.D. 1000, the…
Samford; "The Search is On"

The Search is On

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At the October meeting of the Auburn University Board of Trustees, AU President Jay Gogue announced his plan to retire sometime in 2017. “Susie and I have had a blast…