AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University and the Auburn Police Division are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the identification and arrest of those responsible for recent threats of violence. On April 16 and April 22, threatening messages were left at two locations on the Auburn campus that led to disruption of operations and cancellation of classes.
Engaging in threats that disrupt school and cause public alarm is a felony offense. The Police Division, with the assistance of state and federal agencies including the FBI, is actively investigating both cases and intends to utilize all resources to identify those responsible. Anyone wishing to report suspicious activity or provide information regarding either of these incidents is urged to contact the Auburn Police Division at (334) 501-3140 or the Auburn Tip line at (334) 246-1391.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Two students and one faculty member were recognized with Auburn University’s highest honor for humanitarian service Tuesday, April 15, at the annual President’s Luncheon in the Student Center ballroom.
The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award was presented to seniors Azeem Ahmed and Courtney Bessemer, and William I. Sauser Jr., a faculty member in the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY — Auburn University’s new 208,000-square-foot Wilford and Kate Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital, located on the College of Veterinary Medicine campus, will be dedicated Friday, April 11, at 2 p.m.
The ceremony will include comments from Auburn University President Jay Gogue, Board of Trustees President Pro Tempore Jimmy Rane, Provost Timothy Boosinger and College of Veterinary Medicine Dean Calvin Johnson.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Phase I of the redevelopment and enhancement of Samford Park at Toomer’s Corner is scheduled to begin Wednesday, April 2. In preparation for the work, the iconic eagles perched on top of the 1917 brick gates will be temporarily taken down Thursday morning, March 27, by The Lathan Company Inc., a Mobile-based firm which restored the eagles in April 2012. The eagles will be stored on campus and returned to the corner upon completion of the project. The gates will remain on site during construction.
The project will begin with the installation of fencing around the perimeter of the worksite and the closure of a number of sidewalks in Samford Park as well as the crosswalks at the corner of West Magnolia Avenue and South College Street. Pedestrians are asked to use the midblock crosswalks on West Magnolia Avenue and South College Street for access to the downtown area from the university.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University has received confirmation from the Aviation Accreditation Board International, or AABI, that its flight education and aviation management programs have been reaffirmed for accreditation.
“Auburn University has a rich history in aviation education,” Auburn University Provost Timothy Boosinger said. “We look forward to continuing to provide a high quality aviation education experience to help prepare future leaders in the industry.”
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – John Fulton, a professor in the Auburn University Department of Biosystems Engineering and specialist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, has been awarded the Alabama Farmers Federation Agriculture Professorship, College of Agriculture Dean Bill Batchelor has announced.
“During his time at Auburn University, Dr. Fulton has embodied the university’s threefold mission of research, instruction and outreach,” said Batchelor. “It is fitting that someone whose work has done much to advance agriculture in this state would be the first honoree of this professorship.”