Auburn Airwaves spring concert artists announced
The University Program Council’s 2014 Auburn Airwaves spring concert will feature The Avett Brothers, b.O.b. and The Neighbourhood on April 24 in the Auburn Arena. Tickets to Auburn Airwaves are free for all Auburn students and $30 for the public. All tickets for students and the public are available on the website. For more information about the concert and updated news, follow Auburn Airwaves on Twitter.
Student finishes sixth at Bassmaster Classic
Auburn University student Jordan Lee recently finished sixth at the 2014 Bassmaster Classic against a field of 54 professional anglers on Lake Guntersville, taking home $22,000 in winnings. He made history by becoming the first collegiate qualifier to crack the top 25 by the end of the second day of competition, and move on to the tournament’s third and final round. His sixth-place finish marked the highest-ever finish for a collegiate qualifier at the classic. Lee will continue to compete this season in the Bassmaster Open Series, next participating in the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open starting March 6 on Smith Lake in Jasper.
'Seeking Asian Female' screening March 24
The School of Communication and Journalism in the College of Liberal Arts is presenting this year's Jay Sanders Film Series, which will feature acclaimed filmmaker Debbie Lum, on Monday, March 24, at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art. Lum will present her award-winning film, “Seeking Asian Female,” at 7 p.m. “Seeking Asian Female” is the story of a white, middle-aged American man who seeks and finds an Asian bride. The result is an intensely personal and eccentric story of interracial relationships, love and marriage. The screening is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Susan Brinson at email@example.com.
Architecture lecture series welcomes William O'Brien Jr.
The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture spring 2014 lecture series, “Renegades + Outlaws: Design Thinking at the Edge," will continue on Monday, March 3, with a free, public lecture by William O’Brien Jr. titled “Primitives.” The lecture will be in B6 auditorium in Dudley Commons at 3:30 p.m. For more information, visit the website.
New York Times bestselling author to speak Friday
Ashley Rhodes-Courter is presenting “Making a Difference: How One Individual Can Change the Course of Another” on Friday, March 7, at 10 a.m. in Lowder Business Building 113A. The event is free and open to the public. The Auburn University Social Work Program and the Lee County Court-Appointed Special Advocates are hosting the New York Times bestselling author of “Three Little Words,” who will share her 10 years’ experience in foster care. For additional information, contact the Social Work Program at 844-4646 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information on Courter may be found here.
Auburn water researchers using bees to help Kenya
Auburn University’s Global Water Watch has joined with Kenya’s Green Belt Movement to find innovative ways of linking honey production with improved nutrition, higher incomes, community development and river protection. Honey has been an important part of the human diet for millennia, and gathering wild honey predates agriculture in many parts of the world. Global Water Watch, established at Auburn more than 20 years ago, is a worldwide network of community-based water monitoring groups that has worked in almost a dozen countries with citizen groups that often include indigenous peoples. To read more, see the featured story.
Library hosting book talks and panel this week
Ralph Brown Draughon Library will host three programs this week. This first program will be Monday, March 3, at 3 p.m. and is “Ditch of Dreams: The Cross-Florida Barge Canal and the Struggle for Florida’s Future,” a book talk with Steve Noll from the University of Florida. On Tuesday, March 4, at 3 p.m. a panel, “Questions of Authorship: New Paradigms for Preventing Plagiarism” with Nancy Noe, Trish Service, James Truman, will be held in the RBD Library newspaper reading room and on Thursday, March 6, at 3 p.m. in the RBD Library Special Collections and Archives Department, the “Second Cup,” book talk with author Mary Belk will be held.
Department of Music hosting three events this week
The Department of Music will host three events this week. On Tuesday, March 4, the Auburn University/Community Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Telfair-Peet Theatre. On Wednesday, March 5, pianist Michael Rickman will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Goodwin Recital Hall. On Thursday, March 6, guitarist Francois Fowler will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Goodwin Recital Hall. Tickets for all the events will be sold at the door and are $10 for general admission and $5 for children and students with valid student ID. Contact the Music Department at 844-4165 or visit the website for more information on the performances.
Hispanic Film Festival features 'Aquí y Allá' Thursday
The Hispanic Film Festival will continue on Thursday, March 6, at 5 p.m. at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art. The film, "Aquí y Allá" (Here and There) is in Spanish with English subtitles. This film is an unexpected take on the traditional immigrant story when Pedro returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico, after years of working in New York. For a complete listing of films, visit the website. For further information, contact David Zuwiyya at email@example.com.
'Spread the Word to End the Word' campaign this week
“Spread the Word to End the Word” is a movement or campaign to end the use of the r-word, or the use of the word “retarded.” This word is extremely offensive to people with special needs and their families because it equates people with intellectual disabilities as stupid or dumb. Join Auburn Best Buddies for the kickoff at Gigi’s Cupcakes on College Street Monday, March 3, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on the concourse Tuesday, March 4, and Wednesday, March 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to sign the pledge.
Dunstan Hall demolition under way along Ginn Concourse
Dunstan Hall is being razed along the Ginn Concourse near Magnolia Street. Built in 1959 and named for Arthur St. Charles Dunstan, the 33,000 square-foot academic building was the first completely air conditioned building on campus. Dunstan, a long-time Auburn University electrical engineering professor and department head, retired from teaching after 51 years. Read more on this website.
More than 180 students to present at Graduate Scholars Forum
Graduate students from across Auburn University’s campus will present their research at the 24th annual Graduate Scholars Forum on March 4 and 5 in the Student Center. Through oral and poster presentations, 184 students will showcase their research findings and compete for an opportunity to present at Auburn’s Research Week from April 14-17. All sessions are open to the university community and the public. To find out more about the Graduate Scholars Forum or to view the schedule, visit the website.
Free advance screenings of 'I Learn America' to be held in Auburn
Two free, public advance screenings of the film, “I Learn America,” a documentary by Jean-Michel Dissard and Gitte Peng, will be held Wednesday, March 5, in Auburn. The film will be shown at 4 p.m. at Auburn University in Haley Center, room 1203, and again at 7 p.m. at Auburn High School in the multimedia center. A discussion will follow each screening. For more information, contact Kathleen Tajeu at 703-0260 or visit the Welcoming Alabama website or the Facebook event page.
BraveHearts art and photo exhibit to be held Thursday and Friday
The Auburn University Social Work Program and Auburn Association of Student Social Workers are inviting everyone to celebrate social work month by attending the BraveHearts art and photo exhibit on Thursday and Friday, March 5-6, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the second floor lobby of the Student Center. This PhotoVoice exhibit allows special needs teens and young adults to give insight into how they conceptualize their experience at BraveHearts sessions. For more information, visit the Facebook page.
Zugazaga to speak in Honors College series on poverty Tuesday
The Honors College adopted the theme of poverty awareness this semester and its ongoing film and lecture series called "k(NO)w poverty?" will continue on Tuesday, March 4, at 6:30 p.m. in Lowder Business Building room 19 with a lecture titled "Is violence a predictor of homelessness for women?” The lecture is a comparison of homeless and low-income housed women and will be given by Associate Professor Carole Zugazaga. Nonperishable food donations will be accepted at the event. For more information, contact Ken Thomas at 844-5860 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration open for Republic of Panama study abroad course
Registration for the “Climate Change and Environmental Management” study abroad course in the Republic of Panama is open. Participants in the course will gain basic knowledge and skills in the science of climate change, analyze trends in climatic variability and human vulnerability in Panama, explore direct and indirect effects of a changing climate on water resources management and learn to use technologies such as GIS and remote sensing. The registration deadline is March 30. To read the syllabus or register, visit the website. For more information, contact Chandana Mitra, assistant professor in the Department of Geology and Geography, at email@example.com.
Organizations Board looking for student applicants
The Center for Student Organizations is searching for students to serve on the Organizations Board, the governing board for all Student Organizations. The O-Board consists of seven students who are selected through an interview and appointment process, one of which will be elected chairman of the board. Each student selected must be approved by the Student Government Association senate. The O-Board is responsible for approving organization status and funding requests. Applications are due March 19 by noon and may be found on the website. For more information, email Cody Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Involvement Ambassador applications available
Students interested in gaining valuable leadership experience are invited to apply for the 2014-2015 Involvement Ambassadors. The Involvement Ambassadors is a student-led organization that assist individuals and organizations with resources and consultations related to their involvement needs. Applications are available on the website and are due March 19 by noon. For more information, email John-Michael Roehm at email@example.com.
Applications for undergraduate research fellowships due Wednesday
Yearlong, summer and semester-long fellowships for undergraduate research with Auburn faculty are now available. Eligible students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better and have time to complete the fellowship before graduation. The application deadline is Wednesday, March 5. For detailed application information, stipend amounts and forms, visit the website. For questions, contact Director of Undergraduate Research Lorraine Wolf at firstname.lastname@example.org or 844-5772.
Camp War Eagle Flapjack Fest tickets on sale
Camp War Eagle, Sodexo and Chartwells are hosting the 15th annual Flapjack Fest and Silent Auction on Wednesday, March 19, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Foy Hall food court. All proceeds benefit the Ryan Chandler Memorial Scholarship Endowment. Ryan, a Camp War Eagle Counselor in 1995, passed away during the summer of 1999. The funds from this event support the scholarship that was set up in his memory. Tickets are $5, cash only. Camp War Eagle counselors and parent counselors will be selling tickets on March 17-19 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the concourse. For more information, call 844-4501.
Undergraduate internships offered with the Office of Sustainability
The Office of Sustainability is offering unpaid internships for the 2014-2015 school year. Students interested in or passionate about sustainability who wants to make a difference by applying their talents, training and skills in ways that will support Auburn University in its move toward sustainability are encouraged to apply. Internships are available for sophomores, juniors and seniors. Applications are due March 25 at 5 p.m. To learn more about the internships and how to apply, view the application.
AU Women Lead learning community available for students at all levels
If you are interested in women's leadership, the community and civic engagement minor, nonprofit leadership or the public administration major, the AU Women Lead learning community may be for you. This is a unique learning community open to all students and designed for those looking to take a proactive role in interacting with leaders in politics, businesses, organizations and institutions and engaging in leadership roles in nonprofit organizations. The classes for the learning community are CCEN 2100, women's leadership, in fall and POLI 5370, nonprofit, management, in spring. For more information, visit website. To sign up, email Valerie Bagley at VLB0018@auburn.edu.
Graduate Student Career Development workshop Wednesday
The Auburn University Career Center, in collaboration with the Graduate Student Council, is holding a series of three workshops focused on developing skills for graduate students seeking non-academic careers. The first of these workshops will be on Wednesday, March 5, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Student Center 2310 and will focus on interview skills. Topics covered will include basic interviewing techniques, appropriate dress and how to convey your experience into information employers want. Any graduate or professional student is welcome, but space is limited to 40 students. Email Bobby Whitehead at email@example.com in order to RSVP if you are interested or if you have any questions.
Be the Match bone marrow group hosting illusionist MAZE
Be The Match, a bone marrow registry organization, will host an awareness event featuring illusionist MAZE on March 19 at 7 p.m. in the Foy auditorium. Admission is free. Be The Match will also host a national registry drive after the MAZE event from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on March 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Student Center concourse. To donate $10 to Be The Match, text "MATCH 210" to 50555.
UPC Instagram contest under way
The University Program Council is holding an Instagram contest during the month of March to see which students can showcase their best use of social media and creative skills. Each week there will be three winners. All posts should include "#UPCinsta14" as well as the hashtag for the respective week -- week 1: favorite place on campus, #AUcampuspride; week 2: spring break, #AUspringbreakaway; week 3: Auburn Family, #AUfamily; and week 4: All We Do Is Win, #allwedoiswin.
Bookstore and Study ER to remain open during spring break
The Auburn University Bookstore and Study ER at the library will remain open during spring break. The bookstore will be open March 10-14 from 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. The Study ER will be closed March 9 and remain open March 10-14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and March 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Department of Music holding social media contest beginning Tuesday
The Department of Music will begin social media contest giveaways on Tuesday, March 4. Win free tickets, merchandise, CDs and more. Follow the Department on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at “AuburnMusic.” Rules will be posted on Facebook, but contests can be won on all three sites. More questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Survey of Student Engagement seeks Auburn students' input
Nine thousand students have received an invitation to represent Auburn in the National Survey of Student Engagement, or NSSE. By completing this online survey, students can help the university identify needed improvements both inside and outside the classroom. Since its launch in 2000, more than 1,400 baccalaureate granting colleges and universities have participated in NSSE. Students cannot volunteer to take the survey, but if you received an invitation to participate, the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment will be happy to answer any questions at email@example.com or 844-4765.
Storm spotter class offered Thursday
A basic SKYWARN Storm Spotter class is being hosted by the Department of Public Safety and Security on Thursday, March 6, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Public Safety Building, 543 W. Magnolia Ave. Taught by National Weather Service meteorologists, this course will help participants recognize and understand severe weather better so they can help provide critical information to the National Weather Service during severe weather events. This course is open to employees, students and the general public, but space is limited. Register for course EM900 in Fast Train or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on SKYWARN, visit the website.
Take 5 with Thomas Chase
The subject of this week’s Take 5 on Auburn’s homepage is Thomas M. Chase, a museum docent and chair of the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art Advisory Board. After graduating Auburn University in 1962 and medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1966, Chase spent six years in the U.S. Navy, including two years as a physician aboard a nuclear submarine. He has retired from his practice with Lee Obstetrics and Gynecology in Opelika where he enjoyed 40 years of medical practice. He resides in Auburn.
Mock trial competition team ties for third place in regional tournament
The Auburn University mock trial competition team participated in the Regional Tournament of the American Mock Trial Association in Atlanta Feb. 22-23 and tied the University of Georgia for third. As a result, the Auburn team received a bid from AMTA to the Opening Round Championship Series Tournament to be hosted by Furman University in Greenville, S.C., from March 21-23. For more information, contact Dorothy Wells Littleton, faculty advisor, at email@example.com or 844-6166.