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.
AUBURN 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.
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.
AUBURN 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.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY — Auburn’s College of Sciences and Mathematics introduced its one-of-a-kind Magnet Laboratory and 6,000-pound superconducting magnet at an open house today.
The facility, housed in the Department of Physics, will support plasma physics research for Auburn University faculty and students, as well as national and international scientists who will come to Auburn to perform experimental and theoretical studies. The magnet will allow researchers to shape the structure of the magnetic field and as a result, to perform potentially ground-breaking experiments.
The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, VCOM, received notification from its accrediting body that it was approved to establish a new branch campus in Auburn, Alabama. VCOM is fully accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation, COCA, of the American Osteopathic Association, the only accrediting agency for pre-doctoral osteopathic medical education, and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. VCOM now has the final accreditation approval by COCA to go forward with full licensure with the State of Alabama and to begin recruiting students.