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2019-2020 Director of Aubie Selections

Directors of The Aubie Program are a part of the Student Government Association (SGA) Cabinet and consist of three co-directors (Director of Scheduling, Director of Fundraising, and Director of Community Relations and Events) who assist with the day-to-day logistics of Aubie. Their main goal is to aid the Friends of Aubie in bringing Auburn’s beloved tiger mascot to life. Other responsibilities of the co-directors include but are not limited to: assisting Aubie at all home football games, escorting Aubie to and from weekly appearances, attending weekly meetings, assisting in fundraising campaigns, and helping with the publicity and management of Friend of Aubie tryouts.

Applications for Director of Aubie positions will open on February 21, 2019 on SGA’s AUInvolve page and will be due March 4th by Noon. Interviews will take place the afternoon of March 4th from 3PM – 8PM. If you are interested in being a director, you must attend one orientation session to apply. During the session you will learn about the Aubie Program and more about the roles of the director positions.

Director of Aubie orientation sessions for 2019-20 will be held;

2019-2020 Aubie Tryout Information

If selected as a Friend of Aubie, the Aubie Program must be a top priority, second only to school. To tryout you must be a full-time undergraduate student currently enrolled at Auburn University, which means that you must be at least be a current freshman during the semester of your tryout. You must be in good academic standing with a 2.5 Cumulative Auburn University Ungapped GPA or higher. Upon selection as a Friend of Aubie, you must maintain a 2.5 Cumulative Auburn University Ungapped GPA in order to continue in the program. All Friends of Aubie must live in Auburn during the summer and, of course, during the academic school year.

Any students who served as a Friend of Aubie the previous year are eligible to serve again the following year, with a maximum of two years of service. Any student who has served as a Director of Aubie at any time during the preceding years is ineligible to try out. Becoming Aubie’s Friend is no easy task, but the tryout process is designed to teach you everything you need to know to be a Friend of Aubie.

To try out, you must attend one Orientation session and a three-day Aubie Clinic. In addition, you may attend the optional Skit Workshop. The actual tryout is a three-step process with cuts being made after each round. The first round is a skit portion, where each contestant is required to perform a two-minute pre-prepared skit, the second round is an impromptu section, and the final round is an interview. The chosen Friends of Aubie shall work together to fulfill all the responsibilities required of Aubie.

Aubie Pre-Tryout Information

Orientation Sessions

Orientation sessions provide information about the Aubie Program and tryout process. During the session we will discuss all aspects of the tryout process, including the game day appearance round, impromptu round, and more. In addition, you will learn the requirements and commitments needed to become a Friend of Aubie. You must attend at least one orientation session to try out.

Orientation sessions for 2019-20 will be held

Game Day Appearance Round Clinic:

The game day performance clinic (workshop) is a brief tutorial on how to develop an Aubie quality performance. You will learn some basic prop performance building techniques (how to brainstorm, build props, and cut music) and the do's and don’ts of a quality performance. This workshop is optional, but it is highly recommended that you attend to learn more about this round of the tryout process.

Aubie Clinic

Aubie Clinic will prepare you for tryouts and to be a Friend of Aubie. You will learn Aubie’s character, walk, and emotions. There will be skit and impromptu exercises. Lastly, you will have one-on-one time with former Friends of Aubie. The first hour of each day/session is mandatory.

Aubie Tryout Information

Tryout Dates:

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 – Game Day Appearance Round Thursday, March 28, 2019 – Impromptu Round and Interview Round

Game Day Appearance Round: (participants must have completed all Pre-Tryout Requirements)

Each contestant must present a performance no longer than two minutes. The performance needs to have a theme. Contestants are judged on creativity, crowd appeal, animation, prop usage, overall character development, and overall impression. Following the game day performance round there is a callback, where those that are selected to compete in the second day of competition are notified

Impromptu Round: (Participants are those called back from the Game Day Appearance Round)

The second day is an impromptu performance. For 5-7 minutes each contestant is asked to display their "Aubie skills" with several props and music to go along with those props. Impromptu is judged on each contestant's ability to emulate Aubie, prop usage, creativity and once again, overall impression. Following the impromptu round there is a callback where those that are selected to move on to the interview portion of tryouts are notified.

Interview Round: (Participants are those called back from the Impromptu Round)

Interviews are held after the impromptu round in the Auburn University Student Center. Dress is business professional. Potential candidates should arrive at least 10 minutes prior to their interview time.

For questions about Director of Aubie or Friend of Aubie processes, please contact Mary Laing Holland, Director of Aubie at mzh0055@auburn.edu or Corey Edwards, Aubie Program Advisor at edwarcm@auburn.edu.

Last Updated: February 11st, 2019