AUBURN UNIVERSITY - Alabama’s most profitable agricultural industry is the focus of a new partnership between Auburn University and Wallace State Community College in Hanceville. The partnership is designed to open more career doors in a part of the state where much of the poultry industry is concentrated.
Students in the program will complete their freshman and sophomore years at Wallace State and their junior and senior years at Auburn, completing a bachelor’s degree in poultry science.
“This is an excellent opportunity not only for Auburn and for Wallace State but for the state of Alabama,” said William Batchelor, dean of Auburn’s College of Agriculture. “Poultry is our state’s leading agricultural resource. It’s an industry of great economic importance to us, and it’s an industry offering excellent career paths for students. We’re grateful to our friends at Wallace State for helping make this partnership possible.”
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Alabama Cooperative Extension System Food Safety Team is offering safe food handling training to fruit and vegetable producers who sell their commodities at farmers markets throughout the state, with the ultimate goal of preventing outbreaks of foodborne illness.
The training, titled “Enhancing the Safety of Locally Grown Produce,” is designed to alert sellers at farmers markets to the handling practices most commonly linked with foodborne illness outbreaks.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – While summer is a time for college students to start a new internship, relax by a pool or visit home, for many Auburn University students the summer semester brings with it the opportunity to travel the world – all while earning class credit.
Auburn Abroad, the university’s study abroad program, allows more than 1,000 students to study around the world each year from every area of study.
This summer, 585 Auburn students are participating in study abroad programs. Another 45 students are involved in non-credit international programs for volunteer work or an independent program.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Steve R. Duke has been named associate dean for academics in Auburn University’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, effective June 15, announced by Christopher B. Roberts, dean of engineering. Duke serves as undergraduate program chair and Alumni Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering.
In his new role, Duke will be responsible for overseeing the college’s academic programs, ensuring the quality of the engineering curricula and providing counsel to faculty, staff and students on a variety of academic issues.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Jule Collins Smith Museum will mount an exhibition of lithographic editions from the museum’s permanent collection on Saturday, June 15, at 10 a.m.
“Drawn upon a Stone” features 31 works on paper to augment contemporary master prints on view in the touring exhibition, “Tamarind Touchstones: Fabulous at 50 – Celebrating Excellence in Fine Art Lithography.” Artists include Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, John James Audubon, Howard Cook, Francisco Dosamantes, Jody Mussoff, Ismael Vargas and works from the Taller de Gráfica Popular in Mexico.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Former Auburn swimmers and 2013 graduates Kyle Owens of Johnson City, Tenn., and Stuart Ferguson of Richmond, Va., have been awarded the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, considered one of the highest academic honors a student-athlete can receive.
The award measures success beyond the playing field, encompassing academic accomplishments, campus involvement, community service, volunteer activities and demonstrated leadership. One hundred seventy-four NCAA senior athletes across all sports and divisions are chosen each year and receive a $7,500 grant to pursue post-graduate education.