AUBURN UNIVERSITY NEWS



Want to be a tailgate guru? App from Auburn can help
Campus Announcement
AUBURN UNIVERSITY — If you want tailgating done right, there’s now an app for that. Auburn University’s Food Systems Institute has created a multimedia app called AU Tailgate Times for iPhones and iPads. The app, which can be downloaded at the iTunes store or on the Food Systems Institute website, brings together a wide range […]


Top Civil War scholars to speak at Auburn University as part of sesquicentennial commemoration
Events
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The state of Alabama’s role in the Civil War and its aftermath will be the focus of a free, public symposium at Auburn University. “The Yellowhammer War: A Civil War Symposium” will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Langdon Hall on the Auburn University campus. Speakers will include […]


Auburn program honored for helping state child care providers move toward accreditation
Campus Announcement
AUBURN UNIVERSIITY – For almost 15 years, the Family Child Care Partnerships program at Auburn University has worked with family child care providers through mentoring, training and connecting providers with other professional organizations and by helping them work toward national accreditation. The program has recently been recognized for its practice-based work with family child care […]


Women’s Philanthropy Board introduces auxiliary group for men to support women in their lives
Campus Announcement
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Women’s Philanthropy Board in the College of Human Sciences at Auburn University has launched a men’s auxiliary group, giving men an opportunity to show their support for the women in their lives. Known as The Phils, these men believe in the importance of “PHILanthropy” and financial sustainability; and support the work […]


Auburn’s enrollment, freshman class are university’s largest ever
Campus Announcement
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University has reached its highest enrollment and its largest freshman class ever this fall, based on numbers reported this week by the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment. An enrollment of 25,912 is 1,048 more students than in fall 2013. The new freshman class accounts for 4,592 students, 866 more than […]


Vietnam War child icon to speak at Auburn University April 12
Community
AUBURN – Kim Phuc Phan Thi, a prominent advocate for children affected by war throughout the world, will speak at Auburn University's Langdon Hall at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12. A reception will be held in the Langdon Hall courtyard beginning at 6 p.m. The lecture and reception are free to the public. Phuc is [...]


Gulf Coast sociologist and researcher Shirley Laska to speak at Auburn University
Events
AUBURN – The Auburn University Office of Sustainability will present a lecture, "Using local ecological knowledge to aid restoration decisions in the Gulf of Mexico," by Shirley Laska, professor emerita of sociology and founding past director of the Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology at the University of New Orleans, Wednesday, April 18, at [...]


Jule Collins Smith Museum to host Art in the Garden April 14
Museum
AUBURN – The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University will host its third annual Art in the Garden event April 14. Food and wine, live music and landscape vignettes will introduce an evening of entertainment, including a silent auction and special guest speaker James Farmer. Beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, [...]


Worldwide scientific organization taps Auburn’s Bergen as fellow
Academic achievements
AUBURN – Werner Bergen, nutritional biochemist and professor in the Auburn University Department of Animal Sciences, has been named a fellow of the American Society for Nutrition, the preeminent worldwide scientific organization for nutritional sciences. The status of fellow is the highest recognition the society bestows on nutrition scientists and is reserved for individuals who [...]


College students gain more than knowledge while pursuing degrees
General News
AUBURN - A recent Auburn University study provides evidence that today's college students are heavier and, yes, fatter when they graduate than when they first arrived on campus. And that's true more so for the male student body than the female. The study tracked changes in male and female college students' weight, size, shape and [...]


Lyric soprano, Alabama native to perform at Jule Collins Smith Museum March 29
Museum
AUBURN – The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University will host lyric soprano and Alabama native Christina Burroughs, with pianist Nicole Agostin, Thursday, March 29, from noon to 1 p.m. The free public performance is part of the museum's weekly series, A Little Lunch Music. With few exceptions, the pieces in [...]


Bush daughter to highlight Women’s Philanthropy Board 10th anniversary Spring Symposium at Auburn
Community
AUBURN – Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush, will be the featured speaker at the Women's Philanthropy Board 10th anniversary Spring Symposium and Luncheon on Monday, April 23, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. The morning symposium is free to all [...]


Auburn’s El-Sheikh, Buckhalt bring sleep, child development experts, NIH to campus
Community
AUBURN – The first Forum on Sleep and Child Development at Auburn University, April 1-3, will bring together a select group of national and international scholars whose work demonstrates connections between family processes, pediatric sleep medicine and child development. The forum was organized by Mona El-Sheikh, the Leonard Peterson Inc. Professor in the Department of [...]


Auburn University Journalism Awards to honor distinguished journalists, historian
Events
AUBURN – Longtime ABC News correspondent Jim Wooten and widely regarded Auburn historian and activist Wayne Flynt are among the five honorees chosen to receive the 2012 Auburn Journalism Awards. The other honorees are Valley Times-News publisher Cy Wood, Alabama High School Athletic Association Communication director Ron Ingram and al.com senior producer Vickey Hunt Williams. [...]


Auburn University senior awarded Fulbright Scholarship to study in Germany
Academic achievements
AUBURN – Paul Bergen, a senior in Auburn University's College of Sciences and Mathematics double majoring in microbiology and German, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Germany for the 2012-13 academic year. At the Technical University of Munich, he will continue to pursue his research in microbiology. "Paul is an inquisitive and [...]


Auburn scientists find tar balls are better left alone
Faculty
AUBURN – The April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the waves of tar balls deposited on the beaches shortly thereafter prompted the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to produce a tar ball fact sheet. Among the factoids was one stating that those sticky, coin-sized clumps of weathered oil, though [...]


Auburn University students to give back to community during Saturday’s BIG Event
Community
AUBURN –The morning of March 24, more than 3,000 Auburn University students will gather on the green space outside the Student Center for the kick-off of the 10th annual BIG Event. Students describe the annual event as a way of saying thank you to the community for its being an incredible place to live and [...]


Grisham-Trentham lecture brings Atlanta bridal gown designer to campus
Events
AUBURN – Anne Barge, a noted bridal gown designer based in Atlanta, will be the keynote speaker at the 25th annual Grisham-Trentham Lecture Series at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 29 in the auditorium of The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. The event is free to the public. Professor Lenda Jo Connell called [...]


Auburn researchers help landowners battle wild pigs with management guide
General News
AUBURN - Wild pigs have become a big problem in the Southeast as they destroy billions of dollars in crops annually, compete with other native wildlife species, and wreak havoc on forests, pastures and food plots. An Auburn University professor and his colleagues have created a book to help landowners manage the rapidly increasing population [...]


Auburn University’s ‘Tie-Dye with Pat Dye’ diabetes awareness event to benefit youth program Camp Seale Harris
Community
AUBURN – Auburn University's Delta Sigma Theta and Chi Omega sororities have partnered for the event, "Tie-Dye with Pat Dye" for diabetes awareness on Wednesday, March 28, from 3 to7 p.m. on the campus green space outside the Auburn University Student Center. With a donation of $3 or more, participants will have the opportunity to [...]


Auburn University students save more than $12,000 in water, energy costs in February Sustain-A-Bowl
Events
AUBURN – Nearly 4,000 Auburn University students in 30 residence halls saved more than $12,000 in water and electricity costs in this year's Sustain-A-Bowl, Auburn's annual resource reduction competition. The goal of the competition was for each residence hall to reduce both its electricity and water consumption by 10 percent. Twenty-three of the 30 residence [...]


Auburn educators named to national Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership
Academics
AUBURN – A team of Auburn University educators will play a key role in redesigning and improving preparation programs for high school mathematics teachers. The Association of Public and Land Grant Universities selected the Auburn team from among a national applicant pool. Their goal is to work with other university and K-12 educators to jumpstart [...]


Auburn University holding Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign in April
Campus Announcement
AUBURN – Auburn University will hold its sixth annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign in April to raise public awareness about sexual violence and ways to prevent it. The Women's Resource Center, a division of the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, will partner with Health Promotions and Wellness Services to spearhead this year's campaign [...]


Auburn University, community officials launch ‘Travel with Care Auburn’ campaign
Campus Announcement
AUBURN – To heighten awareness of transportation safety, Auburn University, the city of Auburn, Auburn Police Division and the Lee County Sheriff's Office launched the weeklong "Travel with Care" campaign, Monday, March 19. Auburn University Vice President for Student Affairs Ainsley Carry, Mayor Bill Ham Jr., Auburn Police Chief Tommy Dawson and Lee County Sheriff [...]


Parker named Vice President for Development for Auburn University
Campus Announcement
AUBURN – After an extensive national search, Auburn University President Jay Gogue has named Jane Parker as Vice President for Development. Parker currently serves as the executive vice president and managing director of development for Arizona State University. Prior to her tenure at Arizona State she served for more than 30 years at Emory University, [...]