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Feb. 24, 2017

Auburn News: For the faculty and staff of Auburn University

Faculty voting runs March 2-6 for chair-elect and secretary-elect for University Senate

Pictured, from left, are Michael Baginski, Anthony Moss, Beverly Bain Marshall and Michael Tillson. 

Auburn faculty will vote March 2-6 for future elected leaders of the University Faculty and its representative body, the University Senate. The faculty will vote electronically for chair-elect and secretary-elect between 8 a.m., Thursday, March 2,  and 5 p.m., Monday, March 6. The winners will be announced at the spring meeting of the University Faculty, scheduled for 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, in 238 Broun Hall. The University Senate will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, March 21 at 3 p.m. in 238 Broun Hall.

Candidates for chair-elect are Michael Baginski of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and Anthony Moss of the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Sciences and Mathematics. Candidates for secretary-elect are Beverly Bain Marshall of the Department of Finance in the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business and Michael Tillson in the Department of Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine. 

Candidate statements and biographical information are posted online.

The new chair-elect and secretary-elect will move into those positions during the annual change of faculty leadership on July 1, when Daniel Svyantek will assume the office of chair of the University Senate and Donald Mulvaney will become secretary of the Senate, succeeding James Goldstein as chair and Xing Ping Hu as secretary. After working with Svyantek and Mulvaney for a year, those elected this time will move into the leadership positions in July 2018. After leaving the Senate office, Goldstein will serve for a year as faculty advisor to the Auburn University Board of Trustees.

Biggio Center's Summer Course (Re)Design Seminar applications due March 1

The Biggio Center’s Summer Course (Re)Design Seminar is accepting applications. Faculty participants will re-envision one course in preparation for teaching in the new Mell Classroom Building. This year, participants may choose between the full, three-week seminar or three-day seminar. [Read more]

Department of Theatre presenting ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’

The Auburn University Department of Theatre in the College of Liberal Arts is presenting "The Drowsy Chaperone" through March 4 on the main stage of Telfair Peet Theatre.

"The Drowsy Chaperone is a joyful and unapologetic entertainment. It celebrates theatre, particularly musical theatre and the ways in which it has the power to lift us up, take us to another world, and, maybe sometimes, heal us," said Daydrie Hague, director and professor of theatre. [Read more]

State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame inducts Class of 2017

Pictured, from left, are Todd May, Paula Martese and Billy Harbert, son of the late Bill L. Harbert. 

The State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame inducted five individuals, including three Auburn University alumni, and honored a corporation during a recent ceremony at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa in Montgomery.

The following five individuals join the 173 members inducted into the Hall of Fame over the past 29 years: Auburn graduates Paula Martese Marino of Birmingham, Todd May of Huntsville and the late Bill L. Harbert, formerly of Birmingham; University of Alabama graduate Brian D. Barr of Birmingham; and Georgia Institute of Technology graduate H. Stuart Starrett of Birmingham. [Read more]

Industrial design program ranked among best in North America according to AZURE Magazine

Flatpack luminaire, assembled from sheet-stock materials, by Jared Long

Auburn University's industrial design program has been named as one of the best in North America by AZURE Magazine, a publication devoted to architecture and design.

The undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction placed the school as one of the nine top industrial design programs in the United States and Canada. The magazine's criteria were based on what experts in the field look for when recruiting new employees. [Read more]

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