Category Archives: Campus Announcement

Auburn University Theatre raises curtain on black box and dance studio

A black box theatre is a square performance space with black walls and a flat floor, which allows for flexibility in the ways the area is used for performances.AUBURN UNIVERSITY – A black box experimental theatre and a 1,500-sq.-ft. dance studio are part of a newly constructed addition designed to enhance the experience of audiences and performers at Auburn University’s Telfair B. Peet Theatre.

The $3.9 million project is a two-story, 10,471-sq.-ft. addition to the existing theatre, featuring a production space that will accommodate up to 150 patrons and a dance studio that can double as an event space. The addition will expand production possibilities for Auburn’s theatre, music and dance programs and provide the latest technology, training and education for students.

A black box theatre is just that – a square performance space with black walls and a flat floor, which allows for flexibility in the ways the area is used for different kinds of performances.

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Auburn awarding 1,150 degrees in ceremonies featuring one of the nation’s top military intelligence and cyber security experts

Lt. Gen. Ron BurgessAUBURN UNIVERSITY- Auburn University will award 1,150 academic degrees Aug. 2 in Auburn Arena during two summer graduation ceremonies featuring addresses by retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Ron Burgess, Auburn University’s senior counsel for national security programs, cyber programs and military affairs.

The 10 a.m. ceremony will include the colleges, schools and programs of Architecture, Design and Construction; Engineering; Interdisciplinary Studies; Liberal Arts; and Sciences and Mathematics. The 2 p.m. ceremony will be held for the colleges and schools of Agriculture; Business; Education; Forestry and Wildlife Sciences; Human Sciences; and Nursing. The ceremonies can be viewed live through the university’s website at www.auburn.edu/graduationlive.

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New aviation center to strengthen Auburn University programs, boost the industry and state economy

Bill Hutto, director of the Auburn University Regional Airport, discusses the new aviation center with members of the media. AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University is elevating its aviation program by establishing a center that will serve as a focal point for instruction, research and outreach and support the aviation and aerospace industries.

The center will strengthen academic and research programs, recruit industry to Alabama, improve flight operations and training and collaborate with other colleges and universities, particularly in workforce development efforts.

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Bobby Woodard named associate provost and vice president for student affairs at Auburn University

Auburn University Associate Provost and Vice President for Student Affairs Bobby WoodardAUBURN UNIVERSITY – After a nationwide search, Auburn University President Jay Gogue has named Bobby Woodard associate provost and vice president for student affairs. Woodard comes to Auburn from East Carolina University, where he served as associate vice chancellor for student involvement and leadership.

“Under Bobby’s leadership, we look forward to vibrant, robust programs and services that promote students’ personal growth and development,” Gogue said.

Woodard, who will begin his new position Aug. 4, has more than 15 years of experience as a student affairs director and educator and has managed a variety of student affairs units.

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Auburn’s golden eagle Tiger, War Eagle VI, dies June 18 at age 34

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Famed golden eagle Tiger, a symbol of the Auburn University spirit for nearly 30 years, died June 18, 2014. At 34, she was believed to be among the oldest golden eagles in captivity.

On Aug. 31, 2000, Tiger, who was also known as War Eagle VI, was the first eagle to fly free in Jordan-Hare Stadium. For seven years, she flew at home football games and was retired following her 2006 flight at the Auburn-Georgia  game.

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Lockaby named interim dean of Auburn’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Graeme LockabyAUBURN UNIVERSITY – Graeme Lockaby, associate dean of research in Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, has been named interim dean of the school, announced today by Provost Timothy Boosinger.

“Dr. Lockaby will provide excellent leadership for the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences,” Boosinger said. “He has been at Auburn for 28 years and is a nationally respected authority for his work in forest sustainability.”

A national search will begin in July for a permanent dean. Lockaby succeeds Jim Shepard, who is returning to the faculty fulltime as a professor.

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