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For the faculty and staff of Auburn University
April 7, 2017

Auburn News: For the faculty and staff of Auburn University

Auburn University unveils plans for the Mell Corridor project

Auburn University officials have released plans for the $4 million Mell Corridor project. The project, approved during the April 7 Auburn University Board of Trustees meeting, will include a separated bicycle and pedestrian walkway, new seating and gathering space adjacent to the Mell Classroom Building, a significant outdoor dining promenade, relocated accessible parking lot space for Mary Martin Hall and a permanent welcome kiosk at the intersection of College Street and West Thach Avenue.

The new pedestrian corridor will open on the portion of Mell Street in front of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library that was closed at the end of 2015 in preparation for construction of the Mell Classroom Building. Mell Street will be permanently closed to vehicular traffic from Thach Avenue to Roosevelt Drive. Read more about the Mell Corridor project.

Board of Trustees creates masters, doctorate programs for nursing at Auburn, Auburn Montgomery

The Auburn University Board of Trustees agreed at its April 7 meeting to create separate Master of Science in Nursing programs at Auburn and Auburn University Montgomery.

Since 2006, both campuses have provided a joint master’s program via distance education. The proposal to create two independent programs is deemed necessary as both campuses now have the faculty, facilities and academic and student support services to support independent programs. Read more about the Board of Trustees meeting.

College of Business breaks ground on new facility

The Raymond J. Harbert College of Business held a groundbreaking today for a second building that will house graduate programs and classroom and meeting spaces for undergraduate and graduate students. A $15 million lead gift from Trustee Raymond Harbert ’82 will help fund the $40 million facility. Pictured, from left, are Dean Bill Hardgrave, Kathryn Harbert, Trustee Raymond Harbert, President Jay Gogue and Trustee Charles McCrary.

Thank A-You Day set for April 11-12

Auburn University's Office of Development is hosting Thank A-You Day April 11-12 as a way for students, faculty and staff to show appreciation for donors. The Auburn experience isn’t just about academics - it’s also about the rich history of community and collaboration within the Auburn Family. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m., members of the Auburn Family can stop by one of 19 locations across campus to say thanks through a note, video or photo. 

Whether attending on scholarship, being inspired by great faculty, learning in state of the art buildings, or getting opportunities for hands-on experience, every Auburn student benefits from philanthropy during their time on campus.  Thank A-You Day gives the Auburn Family the opportunity to thank donors for their generosity and educate the Auburn community about the importance of philanthropic support. Thanks to the gifts of committed and loyal Auburn donors, we are able to see further and dream bigger!

Incoming pharmacy dean recognized with Creative Research and Scholarship Award

When a new medication comes to market, Richard Hansen wants to ensure it is safe and effective.

“Drugs are complex. We assume that drugs on the market have a tremendous volume of research and that we know everything there is about the use of those drugs,” Hansen said. “However, the reality is that there is some information that we do not know. That is really what I’ve focused my work on, helping to address some of those questions.” Read more about Richard Hansen.

New York Times best-selling author, Auburn alumnus Tim Dorsey to give New Horizons Lecture on campus April 10

Auburn University alumnus Tim Dorsey will deliver the Graduate School's New Horizons lecture on Monday, April 10, at 3 p.m. in the Langdon Hall auditorium. The topic of his talk will be "A Finely Crafted Novel Doesn't Look Anything Like it in the Process: A Life Shaped by Auburn."

Dorsey served as editor of The Plainsman while he was at Auburn. After he graduated in 1983, he worked for various newspapers before he eventually turned to writing novels full time. He is the author of 20 humorous crime novels and has been on the New York Times best-seller list multiple times. Read more about Tim Dorsey.

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