AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Choctawhatchee Riverkeeper Mike Mullen will present a free, public lecture titled “Climate Change is Real, Dangerous, and Deadly: If the Deniers Win, We All Lose!” in Langdon Hall at Auburn University at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23.
Mullen has more than 30 years of professional experience in environmental fields related to water quality, aquatic ecology and watershed management. He also has participated in environmental consulting, research and education.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The 2014 USA Team Handball College National Championships will be held at Auburn University this weekend, April 11-13, in the Recreation and Wellness Center and Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum.
Collegiate men’s and women’s teams from around the country will come to Auburn, the current home of the USA Team Handball men’s and women’s national teams, for three days of team handball action.
Games begin at 5 p.m. Friday in the coliseum, and admission is free to the public. For a tournament schedule, go to https://flic.kr/p/mYfqyZ.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine will host its 107th Annual Conference April 10-13 at the college’s Wire Road campus and The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
Approximately 450 veterinarians are expected to attend Annual Conference sessions and labs, which will offer the latest in continuing education from experts in the field and feature Auburn alumni and faculty. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn 20 continuing education credit hours in a variety of small animal and large animal fields. This year’s small animal track will focus on diseases of the kidney, while the large animal session will have a general focus.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Bo Jackson, ESPN host and play-by-play announcer Joe Tessitore and ESPN vice president of production for college networks Stephanie Druley will join Auburn students, alumni and fans on Friday, April 18, in the Foy Hall Auditorium for a free, public sneak peek into the launch of the SEC Network. The group will talk Auburn football and athletics, as well as Jackson’s latest projects including his Bo Bikes Bama event.
Tessitore and Druley will participate in a panel discussion on the SEC Network at 2 p.m. Druley is overseeing the launch of the SEC Network, which will debut Aug. 14. She is a 23-year ESPN veteran, who for the past three years served as vice president of production for the Longhorn Network. Tessitore, a play-by-play commentator for ESPN’s college football and basketball games, will host the SEC Network’s traveling Saturday pregame show, “SEC Nation.” It also debuts in August.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The 2014 Hospitality Gala, the annual benefit for the Hotel and Restaurant Management program at Auburn University scheduled for Thursday, April 10, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, will feature six chefs, including three with ties to the university.
Chefs Rob McDaniel, David Bancroft and Leonardo Maurelli all attended Auburn. McDaniel and Maurelli graduated from the Hotel and Restaurant Management program in 2002 and 2003, respectively. Although Bancroft did not complete his degree, he served as executive chef at Amsterdam Café in Auburn for five years and last fall opened his own restaurant, Acre, in Auburn.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Auburn University School of Kinesiology’s first Move and Groove Family Fit Day will offer games, wheelchair tennis and basketball, USA Team Handball demonstrations, group sport and exercise activities and sport technique analyses for optimization and injury prevention among other activities.
The free, public event, which features more than 20 activities focused on children’s health and fitness, will be held Saturday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to noon in and around the kinesiology research facility on the Auburn University campus at 301 Wire Road next to the campus tennis courts.