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For the faculty and staff of Auburn University
March 10, 2017

Auburn News: For the faculty and staff of Auburn University

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program applications open for 2018-2019

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in more than 125 countries for the 2018-2019 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others.

While traditional Fulbright programs for faculty emphasized extended stays abroad, the Fulbright Flex program allows for multiple shorter stays and can be an excellent option for faculty with other time constraints. 

Information about the Fulbright program can be found online. The deadline for applications is Aug. 1. Andrew Gillespie, assistant provost for international programs, is available to assist interested faculty with applications and can be reached at

Student in top five for Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest

Most people in the Southeast are familiar with the Peachtree Road Race—the annual 10K held in Atlanta on the Fourth of July. The tradition started in 1970 and has grown to attract 60,000 runners from around the world each year. Almost as popular as the race itself is the T-shirt runners receive when they cross the finish line.

In recent years, the T-shirt design has been chosen by a contest. This year, Auburn senior Lydia Sweeney's shirt design has made it to the top five and is competing for votes to be the winner. [Read more]

TigerFit fitness evaluation free to campus and community this semester

The TigerFit health and physical fitness assessment, sponsored by the School of Kinesiology, is free until the end of spring semester. Auburn faculty and staff and members of the community have the opportunity to check current fitness levels or get started on an exercise program.

The TigerFit assessment is a comprehensive fitness evaluation that includes a cardiovascular disease risk assessment, cholesterol and blood glucose screening, assessments of pulmonary function, body composition by dual X-ray absorptiometry which includes your bone density, a treadmill test with ECG, muscular endurance, flexibility, balance and a musculoskeletal evaluation. After the tests are completed, each client receives a report explaining their results as well as an individualized exercise program. [Read more]

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