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Brigitta Brunner, professor of public relations in the School of Communication and Journalism in the College of Liberal Arts, is giving a talk on her book, “Creating Citizens: Liberal Arts, Civic Engagement, and the Land-Grant Tradition,” Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 4 p.m. at Pebble Hill. Books will be available for purchase and signing. The event is free and open to the public and will be followed by refreshments. Nan Fairley will also discuss her chapter and role as a contributor to the book. The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill is located at 101 S. Debardeleben Street, Auburn.

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently highlighted Brunner’s book, which contains essays on the mission of land-grant institutions and focuses on approaches to community and civic engagement. In “Creating Citizens,” professors and administrators at Auburn University’s College of Liberal Arts recount valuable, first-hand experiences teaching Community and Civic Engagement.

Brunner was named Educator of the Year by the Public Relations Council of Alabama in April 2013 and serves as a Research Fellow with the Imagining America Engaged Undergraduate Research Group. She has previously served as a College of Liberal Arts Engaged Scholar, an Auburn University Provost’s Fellow, a Fellow in the Southeastern Conference Academic Leadership Development Program and a Fellow in the Journalism and Mass Communication Leadership in Diversity program sponsored by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

For more information on the program, call 844-4903 or visit