Auburn’s enrollment, freshman class are university’s largest ever

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University has reached its highest enrollment and its largest freshman class ever this fall, based on numbers reported this week by the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.

An enrollment of 25,912 is 1,048 more students than in fall 2013. The new freshman class accounts for 4,592 students, 866 more than last fall.

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Women’s Philanthropy Board introduces auxiliary group for men to support women in their lives

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Women’s Philanthropy Board in the College of Human Sciences at Auburn University has launched a men’s auxiliary group, giving men an opportunity to show their support for the women in their lives.

Known as The Phils, these men believe in the importance of “PHILanthropy” and financial sustainability; and support the work of the Women’s Philanthropy Board: striving to educate and enable individuals to become financially sustainable and philanthropically engaged.

The Phils are husbands, fathers, brothers, sons and friends who are dedicated to investing in the women in their lives to become educated and enabled in financial and philanthropic matters. The men represent a variety of backgrounds and experiences in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

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Auburn program honored for helping state child care providers move toward accreditation

AUBURN UNIVERSIITY – For almost 15 years, the Family Child Care Partnerships program at Auburn University has worked with family child care providers through mentoring, training and connecting providers with other professional organizations and by helping them work toward national accreditation.

The program has recently been recognized for its practice-based work with family child care providers with the 2014 Accreditation Facilitation Award from the National Association of Family Child Care.

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Top Civil War scholars to speak at Auburn University as part of sesquicentennial commemoration

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The state of Alabama’s role in the Civil War and its aftermath will be the focus of a free, public symposium at Auburn University.

“The Yellowhammer War: A Civil War Symposium” will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Langdon Hall on the Auburn University campus. Speakers will include contributors to the book, “The Yellowhammer War: The Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama,” which was published to mark the sesquicentennial of the Civil War and will be available for purchase at the event.

Edited by Auburn University professor of history Kenneth Noe, the book is a collection of essays covering topics including race, women, the home front and even Alabamians’ reactions to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

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Want to be a tailgate guru? App from Auburn can help

AUBURN UNIVERSITY — If you want tailgating done right, there’s now an app for that. Auburn University’s Food Systems Institute has created a multimedia app called AU Tailgate Times for iPhones and iPads.

The app, which can be downloaded at the iTunes store or on the Food Systems Institute website, brings together a wide range of information about the tradition of tailgating, with the focus on food and fun.

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Auburn University names Diane Boyd director of the Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

Diane Boyd

AUBURN UNIVERSITY— Auburn University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Timothy Boosinger, has announced the appointment of Diane Boyd of Furman University as director of Auburn University’s Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, effective Sept. 1.

Noting that Boyd was selected following a nationwide search, Boosinger said, “Dr. Boyd brings an outstanding reputation for building strong faculty enhancement programs at her former institution. I am confident we have found an energetic, creative and engaging leader who understands the needs of our faculty and will work steadfastly to provide innovative teaching and learning programs.”

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