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College of Liberal Arts Perspectives June/July 2014


CLA to host international officers of Air War College

The United States Air Force Air War College (AWC) will be making its third trip to Auburn University this summer where 45 international officers from 44 different countries will learn about American economics and the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution. The international officers will be taught by John Sophocleus, an instructor in the Department of Economics. 

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"Cry of Jeremiah" receives high-praise from New York Concert Review

"When the last note was sounded the audience sprang up as one in a thunderous ovation, saving the greatest appreciation for Dr. Rosephanye Powell, who was the star of the evening." 

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CLA awards 607 undergraduate degrees: highlights student achievements

In May, Auburn University awarded 2,768 bachelor’s degrees. Of those undergraduate degrees awarded, 607 were issued from the College of Liberal Arts (CLA).

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Faculty Spotlight: Anna Riehl Bertolet, Co-Director of Auburn University Summer in London program

Anna Riehl Bertolet is an associate professor in the Department of English. She is also co-director of the Auburn University Summer in London program, which is going on now through June 28th. Anna says that running the London program and teaching Renaissance literature are the best parts of her job. She enjoys working with students of all levels and majors, as well as serving as a faculty advisor for the Harry Potter Alliance club.

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Alumni Spotlight: David Jones, '98, Legal Analyst for Exelon Corporation

In this episode of My Auburn Story, the CLA sat down with David Jones, a political science graduate ('98). David describes his favorite Auburn tradition, and recounts a wonderful story that led he and his wife to the 2010 National Championship game in Arizona. He also discusses the benefits of obtaining a liberal arts degree, and shares some valuable knowledge for incoming freshmen.

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CLA announces Engaged Scholars

The College of Liberal Arts recently named Barbara Bondy (Art) and Sridhar Krishnamurti (Communication Disorders) as Engaged Scholars for a three-year term. The Engaged Scholars program recognizes faculty in the college who exemplify professional citizenship and participation in promoting the college's commitment to civic engagement.

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Internships improve employment options for college graduates

“To me, the take-home message is that for recent college graduates it is worse to take a job which does not require a college degree than it is to search for a job that does require a college degree while remaining unemployed,” Seals said. “The internships have a remarkably large and long-lasting effect on subsequent employment opportunities." 

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Student Spotlight: Michael Gutierrez, Communication major and CCE minor

In this Student Spotlight we profile Michael Gutierrez who is a senior majoring in communication with a minor in community and civic engagement. Michael recounts what he has been most passionate about during his time at Auburn, including his job as the student videographer for the office of external affairs for the past three years.

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