Contact: Mark Wilson, (334) 844-4948 (firstname.lastname@example.org),
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FLYNT TO SPEAK ON AU OUTREACH FOR SESQUICENTENNIAL LECTURE SERIES
AUBURN - Historian and author Wayne Flynt will speak on Auburn University
Serving the Community as AUs Sesquicentennial Lecture Series
continues at 4 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Special Collections and
Archives Department of the Ralph B. Draughon Library.
As a land-grant institution, AU is charged with a mission of outreach
and service, and faculty from all academic disciplines serve this mission
as they extend the benefits of academic research to homes, families and
businesses across the state.
Flynt, an AU professor emeritus of history, is the author of numerous
books on state history including the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Poor
But Proud: Alabamas Poor Whites. He co-authored Alabama:
A History of a Deep South State, a book also nominated for the Pulitzer
Prize. His most recent book, Alabama in the Twentieth Century,
was awarded the 2004 Anne B. and James B. McMillan Prize. He has received
the Lillian Smith Award for Non-Fiction, the Alabama Library Association
Award for Non-Fiction, Outstanding Academic Book from the American Library
Association and the James F. Sulzby, Jr. Book Award.
The lectures in this series, presented throughout its anniversary year,
have highlighted Auburns history and heritage. The final lecture,
a special holiday presentation on the history of the presidents
home and Auburn Universitys first ladies, will be presented by Nell
Ruth Campbell Richardson at 2 p.m., on Dec. 7, at the Presidents
All lectures are videotaped, and DVDs of past lectures may be checked
out at the Ralph B. Draughon Library. Please contact the library for circulation
For more information on the series, go to http://www.auburn.edu/communications_marketing/150/lecture.html
or call the Center for the Arts and Humanities at (334) 844-4946. The
lectures are sponsored by the Auburn University Libraries, AU Center for
the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts, AU Outreach and
the AU Sesquicentennial Committee.
Auburn University is a preeminent land-grant and comprehensive research
institution with more than 23,500 students and 6,500 faculty and staff.
Ranked among the top 50 public universities nationally, Auburn offers
more than 230 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs.
(Contributed by Mark Wilson.)