AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University has reached its highest enrollment and its largest freshman class ever this fall, based on numbers reported this week by the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.
An enrollment of 25, 912 is 1, 048 more students than in fall 2013. The new freshman class accounts for 4,592 students, 866 more than last fall.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Women’s Philanthropy Board in the College of Human Sciences at Auburn University has launched a men’s auxiliary group, giving men an opportunity to show their support for the women in their lives.
Known as The Phils, these men believe in the importance of “PHILanthropy” and financial sustainability; and support the work of the Women’s Philanthropy Board: striving to educate and enable individuals to become financially sustainable and philanthropically engaged.
The Phils are husbands, fathers, brothers, sons and friends who are dedicated to investing in the women in their lives to become educated and enabled in financial and philanthropic matters. The men represent a variety of backgrounds and experiences in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.
AUBURN UNIVERSIITY – For almost 15 years, the Family Child Care Partnerships program at Auburn University has worked with family child care providers through mentoring, training and connecting providers with other professional organizations and by helping them work toward national accreditation.
The program has recently been recognized for its practice-based work with family child care providers with the 2014 Accreditation Facilitation Award from the National Association of Family Child Care.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY — If you want tailgating done right, there’s now an app for that. Auburn University’s Food Systems Institute has created a multimedia app called AU Tailgate Times for iPhones and iPads.
The app, which can be downloaded at the iTunes store or on the Food Systems Institute website, brings together a wide range of information about the tradition of tailgating, with the focus on food and fun.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Capping a five-month renovation of Samford Park at Toomer’s Corner, workers today placed two stone eagles atop the gates marking the entrance to Auburn University.
The eagles are replicas of the two marble statues that adorned the gates for more than 50 years. The original statues were displayed inside Samford Hall this summer, away from the elements that have taken their toll over the years.
“They are showing a lot of wear from exposure to the weather,” said Ron Booth, executive director of facilities operations. “By moving them inside, we can better protect them and create displays that allow for viewing up close.”
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University’s internationally recognized detector dog program, operating since 2009 as Animal Health and Performance in the College of Veterinary Medicine, has been renamed Canine Performance Sciences.
“As the program grew and evolved it became clear that we needed to rename it to better describe what it actually does,” said Dr. James Floyd, interim director of the program. “We work with dogs, we employ rigorous scientific methods and we strive to improve the performance of canines wherever they are.”