AUBURN – Auburn University broke ground March 30 on a $6.3 million facility designed to help animal industries in Alabama and beyond ensure production of the highest quality feed.
Animal scientists say that high-quality, nutritious feed is key to the success of any poultry, livestock or fish farming operation. Despite the essential roles that nutrition and feed play in supporting animal industries, few U.S. universities have focused their attention on this subject.
With strong academic programs in the animal sciences, including a comprehensive Department of Poultry Science, Auburn University recognized that need several years ago and began formulating plans for a cutting-edge animal nutrition facility. Those plans have come to fruition as construction now begins for the Auburn University Poultry and Animal Nutrition Center located north of Auburn off Auburn Lakes Road.
AUBURN – The Marines of Auburn University will host the area’s second annual Amphibious Warrior Mud Run this Saturday, April 2 starting at Auburn University’s Facilities Division on Samford Avenue. This opportunity to be part of The Few, The Proud, The Muddy is open to the public.
The purpose of this event is to increase the involvement of Auburn Marines within the local Auburn community, build university and community camaraderie and increase awareness of the strong ties Auburn University has with the military community.
AUBURN – The Auburn University Men’s Wheelchair Basketball team will play the University of Alabama Men’s Wheelchair Basketball team in the first “Iron Roll,” Saturday, April 2, in the Catherine Dixon Roland Arena at Huntingdon College in Montgomery.
The game is part of the Montgomery Center for Independent Living Wheelchair Basketball event hosted by the Huntingdon College Sport Science Department, which will also feature a local celebrities game with radio, television and sports personalities from the Montgomery area including Judd Davis and Josh Johnson of WSFA; JT of Mix 103.3; Doug Amos and Josh Moon of AM 740; and Greg Rauch and Joe Davis of the Montgomery Biscuits. Huntingdon teams will play in brief exhibition games as well.
AUBURN – When members of the Auburn Family learned the 130-year-old oaks at Toomer’s Corner had been poisoned and were not likely to survive, they responded with a spontaneous outpouring of both grief and high hopes for the health of the trees and the determination that the senseless crime would not break the Auburn spirit.
Many items were placed at the base of the oaks in tribute to what the historic trees have come to symbolize. They included personal articles, signs, get-well wishes from small children and moving tributes from current and former students. As efforts began in earnest to do everything possible to save the trees, the items had to be cleared away.
AUBURN – Auburn University Provost Mary Ellen Mazey has named Constance Relihan the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies, effective June 1.
Relihan will collaborate with associate deans, faculty, academic support units and other administrators and staff to oversee and manage undergraduate degree programs to ensure consistent implementation of academic policies. Working with these groups, she will promote undergraduate student success and retention by overseeing academic advising, maintaining course inventory and providing support for initiatives related to undergraduate education.
AUBURN – Auburn University will host the eighth annual Southeastern Ecology and Evolution Conference, March 25-27. The conference is a professional meeting organized by students for early-career researchers in ecology, evolution and related fields with nearly 200 students from around the United States attending.
Monty Graham, Dauphin Island’s senior marine scientist, was selected to give the keynote address because of his extensive knowledge of the Gulf Coast as well as his scientific research efforts following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Graham’s talk will be in Auburn’s Sciences Center auditorium Friday, March 25 at 6 p.m. and is open to the public; registration is required to attend the remainder of the conference.