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For the faculty and staff of Auburn University
April 21, 2017

Auburn News: For the faculty and staff of Auburn University

Bo Bikes Bama coming to Auburn April 29

In April 2011, a series of devastating tornadoes ripped through Alabama claiming hundreds of lives and destroying countless homes. As a native Alabamian, Bo Jackson wanted to help the recovery process and contribute to the construction of shelters for future natural disasters through Bo Bikes Bama.

The sixth annual Bo Bikes Bama bike ride will be Saturday, April 29, starting and finishing at Auburn Arena for participants who want to ride 60 miles or 20 miles. Both routes will take riders through the campus of Auburn University. The 60-mile route will pass through Tuskegee and neighboring Macon County. Read more about Bo Bikes Bama.

Office of Sustainability recognizes campus, community efforts with 2017 Spirit of Sustainability Awards

The Auburn University Office of Sustainability held its fifth annual Spirit of Sustainability Awards ceremony Thursday to recognize the accomplishments of students, faculty, staff and alumni who "exemplify the Auburn spirit by making significant contributions toward sustainability on campus or in the community."

"Author Peter Block wrote '…a citizen is one who is willing to be accountable for and committed to the wellbeing of the whole.' This awards ceremony is an opportunity to recognize some wonderful people who feel accountability and commitment for the wellbeing of others and do something about it," said Mike Kensler, director of the Office of Sustainability. Read more about the Spirit of Sustainability Awards recipients.

Longtime Auburn professor, nutritionist honored for Excellence in Faculty Outreach

Barb Struempler didn't become a community nutritionist to be well known. It's certainly not what she dreamed about growing up in rural Nebraska.

"I don't think they even had nutritionists when I graduated from high school," said Struempler. Read more about Struempler.

Administrative Professionals’ Day conference is set for next week

Registration is still open for this year’s Administrative Professionals’ Day conference, which is scheduled for Wednesday, April 26, from 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Student Center. This year’s theme is “Diversity: Embrace It, Share It, and Celebrate It.”

 All speakers and entertainment will focus on the importance and benefits of diversity. Read more about the conference.

Wayne Flynt to discuss new book on Harper Lee May 10

Historian and author Wayne Flynt will give a talk on his book, "Mockingbird Songs: My Friendship with Harper Lee," on Wednesday, May 10, at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.

Spanning a quarter century from 1992 until Lee’s death in February 2016, "Mockingbird Songs" is a collection of letters between Lee and Flynt, who Lee considered a dear friend, and who is one of the few people to truly know the author of "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Go Set a Watchman." Their correspondence offers a look into the life of the famously private author, revealing Lee’s later years with thoughtfulness and warmth. Read more about Wayne Flynt's talk. 

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