AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Southeastern Raptor Center in Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine will release a bald eagle back into the wild at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at the E.W. Shell Fisheries Center on North College Street in Auburn. The event is open to the public.
Visitors should use the main entrance to the Fisheries Center, located across the street from Tivoli Subdivision, and park in the designated area. Raptor center volunteers will direct parking.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Ninety professional students from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine will be awarded degrees during the college’s 106th commencement on Tuesday, May 7. The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. in the Auburn Arena.
In addition, 12 masters degrees in biomedical science will be conferred, and eight professionals will be awarded Ph.D. degrees in biomedical science.
The 90-member class includes 36 students from Alabama; 33 students from the Commonwealth of Kentucky and two from West Virginia under a cooperating agreement with each state through the Southern Regional Education Board; and the remaining 19 at-large students hail from as far away as California, Colorado, Ohio and Texas.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Auburn University Summer Reading Program will provide personalized instruction beginning in June for elementary school students who have encountered difficulty developing reading skills through regular class instruction.
The program is open to children in kindergarten through second grade. Beginning readers will receive individualized tutoring from junior and senior elementary education majors in Auburn University”s College of Education. There may also be openings for some older elementary students who are having difficulty with reading.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University will host a public swearing-in ceremony at 11 a.m. May 7 in Foy Hall auditorium for 50 new Americans who will take the oath of citizenship. The ceremony will kick off a day-long event celebrating citizenship.
Dr. Fred Kam, executive and medical director of the Auburn University Medical Clinic, will give a keynote address. Kam, originally from Trinidad and Tobago, first came to the United States as an international undergraduate student.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Two successful corporate executives will be guest speakers at Auburn University on Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5, during spring commencement in the Auburn Arena, where approximately 3,359 new graduates will receive diplomas.
Commencement ceremonies will be streamed online, and can also be viewed on mobile devices through the website or the Ustream app.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – A statewide partnership seeking a comprehensive water policy for Alabama will hold a symposium at Auburn University Friday, May 10, to inform Alabamians about current progress and also to solicit public comment. The symposium will be held in 207 Comer Hall Auditorium, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The theme is “Science-based Water Planning and Policy – What We Know, What We Need to Know, and How We Get There.”
Sam Fowler, director of the Auburn University Water Resources Center and a symposium organizer, said he encourages anyone interested in the discussion and development of a comprehensive water policy, whether citizens, stakeholders or elected officials, to attend.