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This is Auburn: Veterinarian Juli Goldstein
Veterinarian Juli Goldstein has been actively involved in the marine mammal field since she came to Auburn to study zoology in 1995. She obtained her degree in zoology in 1999 and later graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. Since then, Goldstein has completed extensive training courses and veterinary externships that focused on the husbandry, care, assessment and medical treatment of stranded and captive marine mammals. She also has trained at many marine facilities including the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, Calif., Dolphin Quest Hawaii and Oahu, as well as the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. Goldstein now serves as an instructor for the MARVET veterinary training program at Florida Atlantic University. To read more, see This is Auburn.
Men's basketball team looking for volunteer managers this summer
The Auburn men's basketball team is looking for volunteer managers to work at the team's summer practices and workouts during the first and second summer school sessions. Working with the team gives the volunteer managers an opportunity to be evaluated to be hired as a manager for the 2013-2014 basketball season. For more information, contact coach Harper Williams at 844-1035 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Museum to exhibit lithographs from top American artists and printers
The exhibition, "Tamarind Touchstones: Fabulous at 50 – Celebrating Excellence in Fine Art Lithography," opened Saturday at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art. It features 61 prints from many of the most significant American artists and printers of the last 50 years. The museum has invited the director of the Tamarind Institute, Marjorie Devon, to present "Pressing Ideas: Mastering the Art of Collaboration at Tamarind" Thursday, May 30, at 6 p.m. in the Martin-Perricone Auditorium; the event is for student and museum members with extended gallery hours and a reception to follow. To become a museum member and attend the May 30 opening, go to the website to see levels and benefits. Memberships for Auburn students are free. Admission to the exhibition is free courtesy of the museum's business partners.
Take 5 with Bobby Whitehead
Graduate student Bobby Whitehead is the subject of this week's Take 5 on the Auburn hompage. He was raised in Trussville, Ala., and came to Auburn in 2006. Having earned bachelor's degrees in history and public administration at Auburn, he is now a master's student in administration of higher education. Whitehead recently became a graduate assistant in the Career Center, where he specifically serves the graduate student population. He also serves as a supplemental instruction leader for history and recently became a senator to the Graduate Student Council. He is married to Christel Whitehead, also an Auburn alumna, whom he met while rolling Toomer's Corner in 2006.
Naval ROTC color guard and Auburn chorale group participating in Mayor's Memorial Day Breakfast
Auburn Mayor Bill Ham and the Auburn Veterans Committee are hosting the 15th annual Mayor's Memorial Day Breakfast May 27 at 8 a.m. at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. The breakfast honors the U.S. military and soldiers who have made the supreme sacrifice. Tickets are available at City Hall for $25 each or $250 for a table of 10; proceeds go to the Auburn Veterans Memorial Fund. The breakfast will include the posting of the colors by the Auburn University Naval ROTC color guard, a presentation by the Marine Corps League, musical selections by the Auburn University Summer Chorale and recognition of veterans who have distinguished themselves through military and civic achievements. Following the breakfast, at 10 a.m., the city will hold a wreath laying ceremony at the Auburn Veterans Memorial Monument at the northeast corner of Ross Street and Glenn Avenue. To read more, see the city's website.
Miller Writing Center open during the summer
The Miller Writing Center will be open in two locations -- RBD Library and the Student Athlete Development Center -- this summer starting May 19 and running through July 25. Both locations are open to all students. For specific days and hours and more information, visit this link.
Auburn professor works to enhance the value of Gulf oysters
Bill Walton, an Alabama Cooperative Extension System fisheries specialist and Auburn assistant professor of fisheries and aquaculture, is advancing off-bottom oyster farming as a way to add value to Gulf oysters. He says the remarkably productive waters of the Gulf, which, in addition to providing ideal conditions for rapid oyster growth, also provide ideal conditions for organisms that contribute to fouling. However, new techniques that simulate low-tide effects expose oysters to air at various durations and frequencies, reducing many of the fouling effects. To read more, see the website.
WriteFest BootCamp offered for graduate students
The Office of University Writing and Miller Writing Center are inviting graduate students to WriteFest BootCamp, a three-day intensive writing workshop June 20-22 at the Auburn University Regional Airport. Participants will be given time, space and resources to work on their writing and will enjoy free meals and Campus Recreation's relaxation sessions. Registration is limited to 20 participants. A sponsor and $30 refundable deposit are required with registration materials. The registration deadline is June 14. For details and registration information, visit the website. For questions, contact the Office of University Writing at 844-7475 or email@example.com.
Student pharmacists, police collaborate to remove expired medications from homes
Student pharmacists in the Harrison School of Pharmacy and local law enforcement are working together to combat the abuse of prescription and over-the-counter medications. Members of the National Community Pharmacy Association at Auburn University and the Auburn Police Division have collected more than 170 pounds of unused or expired medications through two Medication Take Back events at Our Home Pharmacy on Moores Mill Road in the past year. By offering the community a convenient, safe and legal way to dispose of medications, student pharmacists and officers reduced the risk of these drugs being abused and ensured their safe disposal. To read more, see the featured story.