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Auburn College of Liberal Arts Perspectives Newsletter for August 2014

CLA Perspectives is the monthly newsletter from the Auburn University College of Liberal Arts. 

CLA Perspectives August 2014

Perspectives
Theatre and dance studio now complete  

Theatre and dance studio now complete

The $3.9 million project is a two-story, 10,471-square-foot addition to the existing theatre, featuring a 1,500-square-foot dance studio, a production space that will accommodate up to 150 patrons, and the first wire tension grid at a university in the state of Alabama. 

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Meet Kaleb Kirkpatrick, CLA graduation marshal  

Meet Kaleb Kirkpatrick, CLA graduation marshal

Kaleb Kirkpatrick will represent the College of Liberal Arts as its graduation marshal at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Auburn Arena. Kirkpatrick will be graduating with a bachelor’s degree in public administration and with two minors: community and civic engagement (CCE), and business.

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Alumni Spotlight: Tara Dziedzic, '96, Managing Director, Global Corporate Client Group NYSE  

Alumni Spotlight: Tara Dziedzic, '96, Managing Director, Global Corporate Client Group NYSE

Tara Dziedzic,’96, graduated from Auburn in three years with a degree in psychology, moved to London weeks after graduation and began working for an international bond-broker company. She is now the managing director in the Global Corporate Client Group at the New York Stock Exchange

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Faculty Spotlight: Charles Israel, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs  

Faculty Spotlight: Charles Israel, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

This month's faculty spotlight features a podcast with Charles Israel, associate dean for academic affairs and former chair of theDepartment of History. Our newly formed Re:Academics podcast series is an offshoot of our Re:Research series and provides insight on topics related to students and their success in the College of Liberal Arts. In this podcast, Israel discusses opportunities students have regarding scholarships, speaking with peer advisors, online courses, and so much more.

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Student Spotlight: Brenna Seymour, Public Relations and Music Performance  

Student Spotlight: Brenna Seymour, Public Relations and Music Performance

In this Student Spotlight we profile Brenna Seymour who is a senior majoring in public relations and music performance. Brenna discusses how she chose to attend Auburn, how she stays active in theDepartment of Music and Auburn University Marching Band, and her role as a peer advisor for the college.

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Role in film transports history major to another time  

Role in film transports history major to another time

Lowery McNeal is a history major who spent the summer in Selma as part of the college's Living Democracy initiative. Filming for the movie, "Selma" occured while she was there. Read about McNeal's experience as an extra on the set of the film in her own words... 

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Newly formed coalition to address lack of women in legislative roles  

Newly formed coalition to address lack of women in legislative roles

The Coalition for the Advancement of Women in Public Office (CAWPO) will host a networking social event on Thursday, Aug. 28, from 4-6 p.m. in the Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center. Women candidates will speak on the topic of the coalition’s goals which include increasing the number of women in public office, increasing women’s participation in the political process, and engaging and educating women voters on the issues that matter. 

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Richter featured in national media for paper on Federal Reserve  

Richter featured in national media for paper on Federal Reserve

Alexander Richter, an assistant professor in the Department of Economics, was recently featured on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street"with Rick Santelli and in "The Wall Street Journal" for his paper "The Zero Lower Bound and Endogenous Uncertainty."

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