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For the faculty and staff of Auburn University
June 11, 2021

Auburn News: For the faculty and staff of Auburn University

President Gogue asks board to begin search for new president

Jay Gogue’s second time as president of Auburn University will soon be coming to an end. The two-time Auburn alumnus told the Auburn Board of Trustees at its June 11 meeting that it was time to search for a new president.

Gogue became Auburn’s 18th president in 2007 and retired in 2017. He and his wife, Susie, remained in Auburn, which allowed him to consult for the university and teach College of Education classes. He agreed to return to the president’s office in 2019 and was named the university’s 20th president in 2020.

Read more here about today's Board of Trustees meeting.

College of Agriculture using high-tech shipping containers to grow produce for Campus Dining

Recycled shipping containers have gained popularity in recent years, being converted into everything from houses to small stores—but the College of Agriculture, in partnership with Campus Dining, is using them as self-contained “vertical” farms to grow produce to serve to students.

In April, the college acquired two Freight Farms shipping containers that have been converted into technologically advanced hydroponic growing stations in which plants grow vertically indoors without soil, getting their nutrition from water and light energy from powerful LEDs.

Read more here about the College of Agriculture using high-tech shipping containers to grow produce for Campus Dining.

Aistrup to leave role as dean of College of Liberal Arts, transition to faculty position in Department of Political Science

After leading Auburn's College of Liberal Arts, or CLA, for eight years, Joe Aistrup, dean and professor of political science, will return to the faculty in the Department of Political Science, effective July 1.

“I appreciate Dean Aistrup’s leadership and his efforts to advance the College of Liberal Arts during his years as dean,” said Provost Bill Hardgrave. “I am especially grateful for Joe’s commitment to the faculty, staff, students and alumni and for his ability to position the college for continued success.”

Read more here about Aistrup leaving the role as CLA dean and transitioning to a faculty position.

Overcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

Joseph Giambrone, professor emeritus in the Auburn University College of Agriculture’s Department of Poultry Science with a joint appointment in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Pathobiology, has penned this article about overcoming COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.

Read the full Expert Answers article about overcoming COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.

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