AU to hold brown-bag lunch forum Feb. 25 on “Youth: The Real Future of the South”

AUBURN – A brown-bag lunch forum for Auburn University students, staff and faculty on the subject of “Youth: The Real Future of the South, will be held on Monday, Feb. 25, from 12 noon to 2 p.m., in 208 Foy student Union. Cookies and drinks will be provided.

The forum will provide an opportunity to share ideas on encouraging young people to develop leadership skills, be ready for the world of work, develop the habit of volunteerism or the skills for entrepreneurship and will be one of many being held nationwide.

A report on what our campus is thinking and doing will be used in developing a policy report to be presented at the 2008 Southern Growth Policies Board regional meeting scheduled for June 1-3 in Little Rock, Ark.

SGPB is a non-partisan public policy think tank based in Research Triangle Park, NC. Formed by the region’s governors in 1971, SGPB develops and advances visionary economic development policies by providing a forum for collaboration among a diverse cross-section of the region’s governors, legislators, business and academic leaders and the economic and community development sectors.

The forum is sponsored by the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts and will be moderated by the Center’s graduate outreach interns Lauren Mobley, department of communication and journalism, and Christopher McCauley, department of political science.

Contact: Mark Wilson, (334) 844-4948 (, or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (