Housel to speak at Jule Collins Smith Museum at Auburn University Nov. 20

AUBURN – David Housel, athletic director emeritus at Auburn University, will speak at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University on Thursday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m., on “Victory Auburn Style.”

Housel’s talk is part of the museum’s monthly Free Night offering and will be followed by a reception and a free wine tasting provided by Gus’s Fine Wine and Beer. His presentation is in conjunction with the exhibition, “Visions of Victory: 100 Years of Sports Photography, on display in the museum through Nov. 29.

Housel graduated from Auburn in 1969 with a degree in journalism, taught in the journalism department from 1972 to 1980 and served as the university’s sports information director and athletic director. He has authored several books about Auburn University athletics. His forthcoming book, “Glory Days Auburn: The Greatest Victories in Tigers History,” will be out in August of 2009.

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