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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. Guest speakers and entertainment include:

  • Melva Tate (Morning Keynote Speaker): Tate is President and Senior HR Consultant with Tate & Associates and is also a radio personality, best-selling author, and a feature writer and contributor to several newspapers and magazines.  She will speak on “Diversity & Inclusion with a Dash of Cultural Sensitivity.”
  • Jessica King (Breakout Session Speaker):  King, who is the Director of Communication and Marketing in the Office of Alumni Affairs, will speak about the year-long celebration for the 125th Anniversary of Auburn Women.  (For more information visit http://www.alumni.auburn.edu/women/)
  • Dr. Tabitha Brecke and Dr. Scott Renner (Morning Breakout Speakers):  Brecke and Renner will discuss diversity, inclusion, and accessibility at Auburn University.  Brecke currently works as an Accommodation Specialist in the Office of Accessibility while Renner is the Assistant Director of Accessible Electronic and Information Technology for the Office of Accessibility.
  • Office of International Programs (Morning Breakout):  Auburn Abroad students will share stories about their adventures abroad and what studying abroad has meant to their academic careers.  OIP coordinators will also offer a visual tour of program locations abroad and share award-winning photos from the annual Student Study Abroad Photo contests.  Each year, OIP works with academic departments to send approximately 1,200 students to more than 30 countries.
  • Mosaic Theatre Company (Luncheon Keynote Performance): The Mosaic Theatre Company (MTC), which will perform during lunch, is dedicated to the creation and performance of original works of theater that investigate current issues of diversity in the hopes of crafting lifelong alliances.  MTC members come primarily from the Auburn University student body and are trained in a variety of theatrical devising techniques.

The cost for the full conference is $75, and the cost for the luncheon is $35.  Please note that state funding can be used to cover the cost of the full conference, but it cannot be used for the lunch-only session.

For additional information, contact Angela Love, Specialist III, Employee Relations, at 844-1577 or email arl0047@auburn.edu.  We also encourage you to check out the AP Day website at http://www.auburn.edu/administration/human_resources/employee_relations/apdayconf.htm.