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The Auburn Plainsman

Jiu jitsu brings grappling to Glenn

To the average person, jiu jitsu might not ring any bells, but for Auburn Mixed Martial Arts and Auburn Jiu Jitsu owners, jiu jitsu is more than a martial art.  Randall Phillips said he has been practicing jiu jitsu for 31 years starting in Brazil when he was 14.  Phillips said he studied for three years at the Gracie Jiu Jitsu Academy in Brazil, which is based on teachings of Reylson Gracie, father of Helio Gracie.

The Auburn Plainsman

Appel named interim agriculture dean

Arthur Appel, professor of entomology, was named interim dean for the College of Agriculture and director for Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station on Monday, July 6, according to Provost Timothy Boosinger.  Appel succeeded Paul Patterson, who served as acting dean and director for several weeks.

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