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Auburn College of Liberal Arts Perspectives for April 2014

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A New approach to learning

A new approach to learning

If you’ve heard a ruckus coming from the 2200 quadrant of Haley Center, you’ve likely heard learning in action. Situated in 2213 Haley Center, the Engaged Active Student Learning (EASL) classroom is a “flipped” approach on teaching where students are encouraged to work collaboratively and freely in the brightly-colored space.

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Psychology tops list of fastest growing occupations

I-O psychology tops list of fastest growing occupations

A recent study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals that industrial-organizational psychology will be the fastest growing occupation over the next decade. With the field predicted to grow by 53 percent, the Department of Psychology’s industrial-organizational (I-O) program housed in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University looks forward to continuing to develop well-educated and experienced professionals.

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The Osprey Foundation endows scholarship in CLA

The Osprey Foundation endows scholarship in CLA

The Osprey Foundation, established by Auburn University alumna and best-selling author Anne Rivers Siddons, recently pledged $100,000 to establish a scholarship endowment for undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University.

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Student Spotlight: Kamron Cox, English and History major

Student Spotlight: Kamron Cox, English and History major

In this Student Spotlight we profile Kamron Cox who is a senior majoring in English and history. Kamron lists his many impressive positions held at Auburn University as well as discusses the importance of a liberal arts degree.

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Giovanna Summerfield, Associate Dean

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Giovanna Summerfield, Associate Dean

Dr. Giovanna Summerfield is the associate dean for educational affairs in the College of Liberal Arts. She oversees the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and HumanitiesWomen's StudiesAfricana Studies, the Languages Across the Curriculum program and all international initiatives in the college, and she is active in teaching and research.

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Alumni Spotlight: Pam Powers-Smith, '98, Public Relations, Owner of Flip Flop Foto

Alumni Spotlight: Pam Powers-Smith, '98, Public Relations, Owner of Flip Flop Foto

The Auburn University College of Liberal Arts profiles outstanding alumni from all walks of life. In this episode of My Auburn Story, the CLA sat down with Pam Powers-Smith, a '98 public relations graduate who is the owner ofFlip Flop Foto in Opelika, Alabama and the Director of Opelika Main Street, Inc.

 

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Re:Research Podcast with Dr. Matthew Hoch, Music

Re:Research Podcast with Dr. Matthew Hoch, Music

The latest episode of the CLA's series Regarding Research features Dr. Matthew Hoch, Assistant Professor of Voice at Auburn University. He is Choirmaster and Minister of Music at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Auburn, Alabama. His forthcoming book, A Dictionary for the Modern Singer, is an indispensable guide for students of singing, vocal pedagogues, and lovers of the art of singing.

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ShakespeareFest runs throughout April

ShakespeareFest runs throughout April

On April 23, 2014, William Shakespeare is turning 450 years old. As he is one of the most influential writers in English, his birthday is a special occasion to celebrate. Join us for ShakespeareFest, a week-long interdisciplinary celebration of the life, work, and art of Shakespeare throughout the month of April, and culminating in the festival during the week of April 21-26.

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