MOBILE – Auburn University and the University of South Alabama are celebrating the first class to graduate from the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy Mobile campus with a ceremony at 6 p.m., Friday, March 18, at the student center on the USA campus.
In 2006, the two universities joined forces to address the shortage of trained pharmacists in Alabama, especially the Gulf Coast, as well as the nation.
AUBURN – Auburn University will hold an emergency preparedness exercise the morning of Thursday, March 17, to provide university personnel and local first-responders training in dealing with a campus emergency. The exercise is scheduled to begin at 7:45 a.m. and should end at about 1 p.m.
Perimeters will be set up around the area of the Student Center, Haley Center and Village View Dining for an “active shooter” drill that will include role-playing and emergency response by public safety agencies.
AUBURN –Auburn University will host a journalism workshop on campus for elementary, middle school and high school newspaper advisers, June 9-11.
The workshop will provide teachers with the basic skills they need to teach the next generation of newspaper reporters and editors. Participants will become newsroom managers, ready for any assignment that could come up in a school environment.
AUBURN – High school students can gain hands-on experience in journalism and other communication fields during the ninth annual summer workshop hosted by Auburn University’s Department of Communication and Journalism, June 19-24.
The workshop will take place on the Auburn University campus. The cost is $300 per student and includes the registration fee, all meals, field trips and lodging for five days. The fee also covers the cost for the participant and two guests to eat at the closing banquet and awards presentation on Friday, June 24. Extra guests will cost $25 each. Students who need financial assistance also can apply for scholarships to attend the workshop.
AUBURN – Veteran CBS News reporter Jim Stewart is one of five journalists chosen to receive 2011 Auburn Journalism Awards at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center on Friday, April 22, at 11:30 a.m. The other honorees are Dewey English, managing editor of The Mobile Press-Register; Carol Pappas, former editor and publisher of The Talladega Daily Home and St. Clair Times; Jon Johnson, sports editor of The Dothan Eagle; and the late Ronald B. Casey, former editorial page editor of The Birmingham News.
Stewart will receive the Distinguished Mass Media Achievement award; English, the Distinguished Auburn University Journalism Alumnus award; Pappas, the Distinguished Alabama Community Journalist award; and Johnson, the Distinguished Alabama Community Sports Journalist award. Casey will be honored posthumously with the Distinguished Special Achievement in Journalism award.
Solomon and George Publishers are seeking submissions for an anthology of works by writers in the Auburn/Opelika area to be published in a collection titled “Chinaberries and Crows.” Bert Hitchcock, Auburn University professor emeritus of English, will serve as editor of the new volume of creative work.
Hitchcock suggests that chinaberries and crows, along with the “blinding, blistering summer sun,” are more emblematic of the American South and Alabama than the stereotypical, romanticized magnolias, mockingbirds and moonlight.