Auburn Magazine

Spring 2018

In This Issue

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On the cover of our Spring 2018 issue is one of our true unsung heroes, the bomb-sniffing Vapor Wake dogs trained at Auburn’s state-of-the-art training facility to protect crowds from deadly explosives at major events around the world. Also in this issue: Rob Crabbe ’97, a producer on the Late Late Show with James Corden and creator of the famous ‘carpool karaoke’ sketch, an inside look at the best dining options on campus and more!

This is also the most interactive magazine ever! Download the TigerView app on your smartphone or tablet and watch the stories literally come to life!

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Online Content

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From the Editor

Ever to conquer, never to yeild

This issue of Auburn Magazine is filled with inspiring stories of Auburn alumni and research advancements made on our campus. Bringing passion to a task improves one’s chance for success – and these alumni and researchers are examples of that. I understand the meaning of the old adage ‘if you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life.’ I love writing and putting pictures to words on a printed page – and have been fortunate to make a career out of it.

The alumni featured in our magazine also are passionate about their work. They have pushed the envelope and made a difference in their own lives or in the lives of others. Dr. Amy Street ‘93 helps heal veterans’ unseen wounds wrought by sexual assault or harassment. Tyler Ross ‘09 tested his physical and endurance limits on trails and on a bike. David Bancroft ’06 bested the top of his profession to win Food Network’s “Iron Chef Showdown.”

Auburn researchers are making headlines, too. Vapor Wake dogs, born on the Auburn campus, have changed the way security agencies approach crowd safety. SonarBeat, an app developed at Auburn, allows medical personnel to monitor patients’ vital signs on a cell phone. Another advancement on the Auburn campus is Augmented Reality, an app that brings images to life through video clips. Our printed magazine is filled with these augmented stories.

In this online version of the magazine, there are links to follow if you want to go beyond our written words about a story. You can watch Dr. Street talk about ways to help Veterans recover from sexual trauma, hear a researcher describe how his technology works, or laugh along with Rob Crabbe ‘97 and James Cordon from “The Late Late Show.” The printed version of our magazine isn’t going anywhere, but we are embracing new technologies that let us tell stories in new ways. We are pushing the envelope.

War Eagle!

Amy Gary
Editor, Auburn Magazine
amygary@auburn.edu

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Magazine Awards

Over the years, Auburn Magazine has been recognized for excellence at both the national and regional level.

National Honors

  • Gold Award, College and University General Interest Magazines, CASE, 2016.
  • Silver Award, Best Articles of the Year, “The Dearth of Newspapers” by Suzanne Johnson, CASE Circle of Excellence, 2013.
  • Gold Award, Periodicals Publishing Improvement, CASE Circle of Excellence, 2010
  • Silver Award, Best Articles of the Year, “Veggie Tales” by Suzanne Johnson, CASE Circle of Excellence, 2010
  • Silver Award, Best Articles of the Year, “God’s Man: The Rise, Fall and Resurrection of Millard Fuller” by Suzanne Johnson, CASE Circle of Excellence, 2009
  • Silver Award, Periodical Staff Writing for External Audiences, CASE Circle of Excellence, 2009
  • Pewter Award, National Gold Ink Awards, Print Media and Printing Impressions magazines, 2002
  • Pewter Award, National Gold Ink Awards, Publishing & Printing Executives and Printing Impressions magazines, 2001
  • Pewter Award, National Gold Ink Awards, Publishing & Printing Executives and Printing Impressions magazines, 2000
  • Distinguished Achievement Award, Personality Profile, Educational Press Association of America, 1996

Regional Honors

  • Grand Gold Award, Photography “Summer 2015 Cover”, CASE III, 2016
  • Award of Excellence, Excellence in Feature Writing, CASE III, 2016
  • Award of Excellence, Excellence in Feature Writing, CASE III, 2015
  • Grand Gold Award, Excellence in Feature Writing, CASE III, 2014
  • Award of Excellence, Alumni Magazines III, CASE III, 2014
  • Silver Award, Excellence in Feature Writing, CASE III, 2013
  • Award of Excellence, Alumni Magazines III, CASE III, 2011
  • Special Merit Award, Alumni Magazines II, CASE III, 2006
  • Special Merit Award, Alumni Magazines II (5,000+ enrollment), CASE III, 2005
  • Special Merit Award, University Magazines, CASE III, 2004
  • Award of Excellence for Magazines / Periodicals (4 or more colors), Printing Industry Association of the South, 2003
  • Award of Excellence for Magazines / Periodicals (4 or more colors), Printing Industry Association of the South, 2002
  • Special Merit Award, University Magazines, CASE III, 2001
  • Award of Excellence, Feature Writing, CASE III, 2000
  • Award of Excellence, Alumni Magazines III, CASE III, 2010
  • Grand Award, Excellence in Feature Writing, CASE III, 2009
  • Award of Excellence, Alumni Magazines III, CASE III, 2009
  • Special Merit Award, Improvement in Design, CASE III, 2009
  • Award of Excellence, Alumni Magazines II, CASE III, 2008
  • Award of Excellence, Excellence in Feature Writing, CASE III, 2008
  • Award of Excellence, Alumni Magazines II, CASE III, 2007
  • Award of Excellence for Magazines / Periodicals (4 or more colors), Printing Industry Association of the South, 2000
  • Award of Excellence for Magazines / Periodicals (4 or more colors), Printing Industry Association of the South, 1999
  • Award of Excellence, University Magazines, CASE III, 1997
  • Special Merit Award, Paid Advertising, CASE III, 1997
  • Special Merit Award, Editorial Design, CASE III, 1996
  • Award of Excellence, Feature Writing, CASE III, 1995
  • Award of Excellence, Editorial Design, CASE III, 1995

Other Recognition

  • Mark of Quality for Graphic Excellence, Repap Paper Corp., 1995
  • Print Excellence Award, Printing Industry Association of Georgia, 1999

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Advisory Council

The Auburn Magazine Advisory Council is a group of 15 outstanding alumni and friends in the fields of journalism, business, magazine production, graphic design, etc., who meet annually on campus to provide input, advice and support for the regular magazine staff.

  • Neil Reynolds ’77, Chairman
  • Kay Acton ’84
  • Maria Baugh ’87
  • John Carvalho ’78
  • John Cole ’88
  • Christian Flathman ’97
  • Tom Ford ’67
  • Mary Lou Foy ’66
  • Julie Keith ’90
  • Eric Ludgood ’78
  • Cindy McDaniel ’80
  • Napo Monasterio ’02
  • Carol Pappas ’77
  • Joyce Reynolds Ringer ’59
  • Allen Vaughan ’75

Staff

Amy Gary

Amy Gary

Editor

Heather Peevy

Heather Peevy

Art Director

Jeff Etheridge photo

Jeff Etheridge

University Chief Photographer

Derek Herscovici

Derek Herscovici

Assistant Editor

Aaron Blackmon

Aaron Blackmon

Digital Strategist

Kaleigh Peltack

Kaleigh Peltack

Graphic Designer

Michael Pair

Michael Pair

IT Specialist