AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Auburn University Adapted Sports Program has partnered with the City of Auburn’s Boykin Community Center to offer a community-wide Adapted Sports Expo on Friday, Nov. 8, from 4 to 6 p.m.
The free, public event will provide an opportunity for individuals of all ages with or without disabilities to participate in adapted sports including wheelchair basketball, sit volleyball and wheelchair tennis.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Nursing students at Auburn University and Auburn Montgomery will have the opportunity this spring to work with staff at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., providing care to wounded service men and women.
“With a growing number of service members, veterans and their family members seeking care outside of the Military and Veterans Affairs health systems, it’s imperative for our students to be properly prepared to address their physical, as well as emotional, needs,” said Schools of Nursing Dean Gregg Newschwander. “We are fortunate to have an agreement with Walter Reed to provide this clinical opportunity.”
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – For the second year, the City of Auburn has pledged a five-to-one match for individual and corporate contributions of up to $50,000 for the Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve, a community outreach program for Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.
According to the agreement, the city is providing the grant in the form of matching funds to encourage community engagement and support for this resource for outdoor recreation and education.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University’s Anti-Bullying Summit which brings together educators, mental health practitioners and community groups to address bullying and cyberbullying has been recognized as an extraordinary program by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association.
“The summit, over the last three years, has provided a forum for more than 500 educators and community leaders to learn about the far-reaching impacts of bullying in schools and communities,” said John Freeze, associate director of the Office of Professional and Continuing Education. “The program has been instrumental in bringing together practitioners, researchers and learners alike to share information and learn from each other. It’s a remarkable and touching experience to see the participants leave with a renewed perspective on just how devastating and far-reaching the consequences of bullying can be, as well as with a reinvigorated commitment to put an end to it.”
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Student pharmacists in Auburn’s Harrison School of Pharmacy will offer free enrollment counseling to Medicare recipients Oct. 15 through Nov. 14 as part of an outreach grant awarded by Auburn University’s Office of the Vice President for University Outreach. A schedule of enrollment events can be found at http://pharmacy.auburn.edu/medicare/Poster_All_Events_Final.pdf.
The Medicare Outreach Project is a partnership between Auburn’s Harrison School of Pharmacy and the Alabama Department of Senior Services’ State Health Insurance Program, known as SHIP. The SHIP program is administered locally across 13 Area Agencies on Aging offices to provide assistance to Medicare beneficiaries on all of their health coverage needs to help them select their prescription drug coverage plan, known as Part D. The outreach project will take place at 17 different events in 10 counties across the state of Alabama.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University’s TigerFit program is offering health and fitness screenings for the Auburn-Opelika community.
The program is housed in the Auburn University School of Kinesiology’s new building located at 301 Wire Road on the Auburn campus. Appointments for the assessments are available on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 7:30 a.m., 8 a.m. or 8:30 a.m. from now through the Thanksgiving holiday.