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Perspectives from Auburn University's College of Liberal Arts :: March 2014

This month's stories: Community and Civic Engagement, Gloria Steinem visits the Plains, Honors College student wins Clinton Hunger Leadership Award, Madison P. Jones IV releases his first collection of poems, faculty spotlight on Fereshteh Rostampour, alumni spotlight on CNN's Jenni Watts, Hispanic Film Festival and Jay Sanders Film Series dates are set.


The latest edition of CLA Perspectives - March 2014
Bracing for No Impact

Bracing for No Impact

The Community and Civic Engagement (CCE) initiative in the College of Liberal Arts will be celebrating No Impact Week from March 16 to 23 on Auburn University’s main campus. This is the 4th year the college is involved in the No Impact Project – an international, environmental, nonprofit project, inspired by the No Impact Man book, film, and blog.

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Steinem encourages activism and empathy

Steinem encourages activism and empathy

In her first visit to the Plains in over 40 years, author and activist Gloria Steinem enthralled audiences during her two lectures in Auburn as she discussed the importance of empathy and activism. 

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Econ senior wins worldwide Clinton Hunger Leadership Award

Econ senior wins worldwide Clinton Hunger Leadership Award

Azeem Ahmed, an Honors College student majoring in Economics and also Finance, has been selected as the 2014 President William Jefferson Clinton Hunger Leadership Award winner, an honor presented to only one university student worldwide each year.

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Student Spotlight: Madison P. Jones IV, English graduate student

Student Spotlight: Madison P. Jones IV, English graduate student

Madison P. Jones IV is a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of English. His first collection of poetry, Live at Lethe, was recently released by Sweatshoppe Publications. The book is all about Auburn and was written after the passing of his grandfather (and namesake) Madison Jones, Jr. who was a notable post-agrarian novelist and professor emeritus of Auburn’s Department of English.

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Faculty Spotlight: Fereshteh Rostampour, Theatre

Faculty Spotlight: Fereshteh Rostampour, Theatre

Fereshteh Rostampour joined the Department of Theatre in 2010 after more than 18 years of teaching throughout the country. Rostampour has professionally designed for theatres nationally and internationally and she brings her wealth of experience to her students as she teaches them about scenic design, lighting design and rendering, and a few other theatre design-related courses. She also designs set and lights for most of the theatre’s main stage shows.

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Alumni Spotlight: Jenni Watts, '99, Supervising Producer at CNN

Alumni Spotlight: Jenni Watts, '99, Supervising Producer at CNN

Jenni Watts is Supervising Producer for CNN International Special Projects and a 1999 philosophy graduate. In our interview with her, Watts discusses her passion for Auburn and explains how a degree in philosophy prepared her for a successful career. 

 

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Hispanic Film Festival begins March 2

Hispanic Film Festival begins March 2

The Hispanic Film Festival is sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures in the College of Liberal Arts, the Office of International Programs, Pragda Spanish Film Club, and the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art. All films are free and open to the public. 

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Jay Sanders Film Series to be held March 24

Jay Sanders Film Series to be held March 24

The 2014 Jay Sanders Film Series will be held on Monday, March 24 at the Jule Collins Smith Museum auditorium at 7 p.m. This year’s featured filmmaker is Debbie Lum, who will screen her documentary “Seeking Asian Female” and then respond to questions from the audience. The screening is free and open to the public.

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