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September 23, 2014

Open House set for EASL classroom that provides a glimpse of future...
An open house of the new EASL classroom, room 118, in the Sciences Center Classroom Building will be held Friday, Sept. 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. EASL stands for Engaged and Active Student Learning, and these classrooms give faculty and students a learning environment conducive to active and collaborative learning. Visitors can meet faculty who teach in the room, explore the space and its possibilities and join Auburn University’s faculty community interested in more engaged and active learning. [Read more...]

Medal of Honor recipient to discuss leadership at public forum on T...

Retired Army Command Sgt. Maj. and recent Medal of Honor recipient Bennie Adkins will give a talk on leadership during a public forum hosted by the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business Thursday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. in 125 Lowder Hall.

Adkins, a longtime Opelika resident, was one of three Medal of Honor recipients honored by President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., Sept. 15. He also earned the Silver Star Medal, two Bronze Star Medals, the Purple Heart with four Oak Leaf clusters, and the Distinguished Service Cross for valor in Vietnam...

Auburn University Theatre's 2014-15 season opens with Ibsen's class...

The Auburn University Theatre in the College of Liberal Arts opens its 2014-15 season with the drama "Hedda Gabler" on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m. on the main stage of the Telfair Peet Theatre.

Show dates are Sept. 25, 26 and 30 through Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee performance Sept. 28 at 2:30 p.m.

"Hedda Gabler," the play's title character, yearns for a freedom that lies beyond her financial security, respectable marriage and enviable social position. Henrik Ibsen's iconic play about a woman caught between the desires of her spirit and the social pressure to conform comes to life in the contemporary adaptation by Christopher Shinn...

Schneller to discuss science behind discovery of promising drug for...

Stewart Schneller, above at left, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Auburn University, will deliver a lecture regarding his recent identification of a possible therapeutic drug in the fight against the deadly disease, Ebola.

The talk, titled "Antiviral Drug Design and Discovery: Ebola," will be held on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 4 p.m. in the College of Sciences and Mathematics' Sciences Center Auditorium located at 317 Roosevelt Concourse.

After 10 years of studying Ebola, a small drug redesign enabled Schneller and his team to produce a drug candidate that intends to reverse the immune-blocking abilities of the virus...

Haitian diplomat visits for talks with Auburn faculty, students, ad...

Gandy Thomas, consul general of Haiti in Atlanta, spent a day on campus last week meeting with students, faculty and administrators for discussions on shared interests between the United States and the Caribbean island nation.

Topics included agricultural programs, such as poultry science and fisheries, in which Auburn alumni and faculty are actively involved in Haiti, as well as programs in international agriculture, building science and geography. Consul General Thomas, left, was greeted by University President Jay Gogue.

Hundreds expected at Ag Heritage Park on Saturday for annual Fall R...

The Auburn Agricultural Alumni Association and the College of Agriculture will host hundreds of Auburn fans at the Ag Heritage Park homecoming Saturday, Sept. 27, for the 2014 Fall Roundup and Taste of Alabama Agriculture. The event will open at 10 a.m. and wrap up at 2 p.m., one hour before kickoff for the Auburn – Louisiana Tech football game.

This is the 35th year that the Agricultural Alumni Association and the College of Agriculture have co-sponsored Ag Roundup as a way to increase the public’s awareness and understanding of agriculture and its major impact on Alabama’s economy. Often called the biggest tailgate party on the Auburn campus, Ag Roundup offers samples of a multitude of Alabama-grown and/or -processed food products, from grilled sausage, fried catfish and boiled peanuts to collards greens cornbread and ice cream.

Auburn University head basketball coach Bruce Pearl will officially welcome Ag Roundup attendees at 11 a.m. at the park’s Alabama Farmers Pavilion and then mingle with the crowd and taste some of the dozens of food items guaranteed to be on the Roundup menu. The pavilion is located at 620-A S. Donahue Drive, near Ag Heritage Park’s entrance. Ag Roundup admission is $5 per person, payable at the gate. Children 6 and under are admitted free...




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