AUBURN UNIVERSITY – A fire circle has been installed at the Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve in Auburn to enhance visitor experience during outdoor programs in the colder months. A ribbon cutting for the new amenity will be held at the preserve at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 19.
Representatives from Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, the City of Auburn and the Auburn Chamber of Commerce will join staff for the ribbon cutting and inaugural lighting.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University students bound for the new study abroad experience in Port Alfred, South Africa, this summer say they hope to make the journey with a large collection of school supplies to benefit an educational program outside Johannesburg.
Three students and Martin O’Neill, head of the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Hospitality Management in the College of Human Sciences, are piloting the new study abroad program and have already delivered an initial collection of backpacks and other school supplies to the Teboho Trust in Soweto.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Two free, public advance screenings of the film, “I Learn America,” a documentary by Jean-Michel Dissard and Gitte Peng, will be held Wednesday, March 5, in Auburn. The film will be shown at 4 p.m. at Auburn University in Haley Center, room 1203, and again at 7 p.m. at Auburn High School in the multimedia center. A discussion will follow each screening.
In “I Learn America,” five immigrant teenagers from Myanmar, Guatemala, Poland, Dominican Republic and Pakistan, respectively, come together over a year at the International High School at Lafayette in Brooklyn to learn their new land. The New York City public school is dedicated to serving newly arrived immigrant teenagers, with more than 300 students from 50 countries speaking two dozen languages.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – On Feb. 26, Alabama First Lady Dianne Bentley joined students at D.C. Wolfe Elementary School to construct glass mosaic quilt panels as part of the Children’s Patchwork History Program. Auburn University is a partner in the multi-institutional outreach workshop, which is designed to teach Alabama history, geology, mathematics and art through the creation of the stained glass quilt which will be displayed at the school.
The program for elementary school children teaches participants the significance of quilting to Alabama’s history, how the geology of each unique region relates to the diverse plants and wildlife of the state and how to construct a mosaic glass quilt.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – A diverse group of speakers will share how their Auburn experiences have shaped their innovation, determination and success at Auburn University’s “This is Auburn.” Speaker Series on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 4 – 6 p.m. at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. The public event will feature distinguished Auburn students, alumni, staff and friends.
“As an Auburn Family, it is vital to create environments for individuals to share their stories and inspire those around them,” said Marissa Stanley, graduate student and co-organizer of the series. “People attending the event will get to experience life through a different lens.”
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Auburn Transition Leadership Institute will host its 24th Alabama Transition Conference March 3-4 at the Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel and Conference Center at Grand National in Opelika.
The conference brings together parents, students, agencies, businesses, educators and policymakers who will gather to share ideas and work toward the goal of preparing young people with disabilities to live independently.
The Auburn Transition Leadership Institute, established in 2000 at Auburn University, is affiliated with the College of Education and the Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling.