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March 28, 2017

Auburn News: For the faculty and staff of Auburn University

Doctoral student representing Auburn University at Global Food Security Symposium

Auburn University doctoral student Joel Tumwebaze is leading the fight against hunger not just locally, but on a national scale. He was selected to serve on the Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ Next Generation Delegation – a group of 20 students from across the world who are studying agriculture, food, health and related disciplines. The group will convene at this year’s Global Food Security Symposium in Washington D.C. March 29-30.

As part of the delegation, Tumwebaze will discuss and identify ideas for improved food security and nutritional status globally. His participation will not only bring recognition to his work in the fight against hunger but also to Auburn’s efforts. [Read more]

Documentary preview screening and launch of WWI traveling exhibit April 6 at Pebble Hill

A traveling exhibit commemorating the centennial anniversary of Alabama's involvement in World War I is coming to Pebble Hill in April.

"Remembering the Great War: Alabama and World War One" tells the story of the war from the perspectives of Alabamians whose lives were shaped by the conflict. A public launch of the exhibit will take place Thursday, April 6, with a reception and exhibit preview at 4 p.m. at Pebble Hill in Auburn. A special preview screening of the PBS and American Experience documentary, "The Great War," will begin at 5 p.m. Roy Clem, executive director of Alabama Public Television, will be on hand to introduce the film. [Read more]

Auburn student team places second in SEC Campus Water Matters competition

An Auburn University student group placed second among seven schools competing in the SEC Campus Water Matters competition. The competition was held as part of this year's SEC Academic Conference, The Future of Water, held at Mississippi State University. For the competition, students prepared a 10-page project narrative, an abstract and a project design board. The student team members are Edna Fernandez-Figueroa, Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences (MS); Ben Holcomb, Natural Resources (BS); Ashly Hoppers, Horticulture (MS); Fnu Jaspuneet Kaaur, Landscape Architecture (MLA); Draper Rushing, Biosystems Engineering (BS); Megan Swanson, Natural Resources (BS); and Caitlin Sweeney, Environmental Science (BS). The faculty advisors were Amy Wright, Eve Brantley and Tom McCauley. 

Marlo Thomas of ‘That Girl’ coming to Auburn University in April

Award-winning actress Marlo Thomas will be the keynote speaker for the 15th annual Women's Philanthropy Board Spring Symposium and Luncheon on Monday, April 3 at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.

Thomas is best known for her starring role as Ann Marie in the 1960s TV comedy series, "That Girl," for which she won a Golden Globe in 1967. She went on to produce and star in the children's TV special, "Free to Be… You and Me," earning her first of three Emmy Awards. [Read more]

Student landscape group holding annual spring plant sale March 31 through April 2

The Auburn University Landscape and Nursery Association, formerly PLANET, will host its annual spring plant sale Friday-Sunday, March 31 through April 2, in the parking lot at the corner of South College Street and East Samford Avenue. Hours will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on March 31 and April 1 and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 2. A wide selection of trees, shrubs, ornamentals, annuals, vegetables plants and herbs will be available, and payment by check, cash or card will be accepted. Proceeds from the sale will help defray horticulture students’ costs to attend this year's National Collegiate Landscape Competition in Provo, Utah.

For more information on the plant sale, contact Joy Funderburk at 334-233-0588 or or visit the plant sale website.

A-Day weekend includes two days of College of Veterinary Medicine activities

Auburn fans making plans to attend A-Day Saturday, April 8, can expand their fun by attending two College of Veterinary Medicine events: the Southeastern Raptor Center's "Wing Fling" on Friday, April 7 and Open House on April 8.

Wing Fling is at 5 p.m. at the Raptor Center Amphitheater located at 1350 Pratt-Carden Drive. The event is a non-flight educational program featuring owls, hawks, falcons, vultures and eagles. Admission is $5, but children under age three are admitted free. Following the educational programs, fans can have their photos made with the raptors. Preceding the A-Day football game on Saturday, April 8, the college will host its open house from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with a variety of educational and fun-packed family activities taking place on the college's campus at 1130 Wire Road. [Read more]

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