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Auburn veterinary camps offer youth chance to experience profession

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Three camps this summer will offer youth the firsthand experience of being a veterinarian, giving some of them an early insight into their chosen profession.

Eighty youth will participate in three camps at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, coordinated in partnership with Auburn’s Office of Professional and Continuing Education and the college’s Continuing Education office. The camps are popular, booking up as far as six months before the actual camp. This year, students from as far away as Maryland will be attending.

Two Senior Veterinary Camps, one for 9th-11th graders and one specifically designed for 12th graders, will be held June 2-6; and a Junior Veterinary Camp, for 6th-8th graders, is set for June 16-20. All three camps are conducted by 17 second- and third-year College of Veterinary Medicine professional students, who have organized, and will teach and run the camps with assistance from faculty and staff.

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Auburn University’s ‘Globalism in Today’s Workforce’ conference in Atlanta’s CNN Center May 29

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – A conference on “Globalism in Today’s Workforce: Trends in an International Market,” organized by Auburn University’s Center for Governmental Services, will be held May 29 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta.

“The conference will provide a forum for leaders in business, government, academics and technology to examine trends in today’s international market and to collaborate on how best to prepare people for jobs that will meet the needs of a global workforce,” said Don-Terry Veal, director of the Center for Governmental Services, an agency of University Outreach.

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Auburn University to host fourth Anti-Bullying Summit in June in Peachtree City

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Cyberbullying protection, bullying and school violence and community bullying prevention are just some of the issues that will be addressed in Auburn University’s fourth annual Anti-Bullying Summit to be held in Peachtree City, Georgia, in June.

Auburn University’s Truman Pierce Institute and Office of Professional and Continuing Education will hold the summit June 26-27, at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center. The summit is open to anyone interested, but registration is required.

For more information or to register for the summit, which has been approved for 1 PLU credit, or 10 CEU contact hours, by the Departments of Education in both Alabama and Georgia, go to

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Auburn Office of Sustainability recognizes campus, community efforts with Spirit of Sustainability Awards

The Auburn University Office of Sustainability held its second annual Spirit of Sustainability Awards program on Earth Day, April 22, to recognize the accomplishments of students, faculty, staff and alumni who “exemplify the Auburn spirit by promoting sustainability on campus and in the community.”

“Sustainability is a high priority for Auburn University, and there are a lot of people affiliated with Auburn who are doing impressive things. We want to make sure those folks are recognized and their work is celebrated,” said Mike Kensler, director of the Office of Sustainability.

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Architectural firm executive and Navy nursing commander to speak at Auburn University spring commencement

Michele KaneDon BrownAUBURN UNIVERSITY – An architectural firm executive and a Navy nursing commander will be guest speakers at Auburn University’s spring commencement ceremonies Saturday and Sunday, May 3-4, in Auburn Arena, where approximately 3,670 new graduates will receive diplomas.

Architect and retired Air Force Col. Don Brown will speak Saturday at a 10 a.m. ceremony for the colleges of Education, Human Sciences and Architecture, Design and Construction and a 2 p.m. ceremony for the colleges of Agriculture and Business and the Interdisciplinary Studies program.

Navy nursing Cmdr. Michele Kane will speak Sunday at a 1 p.m. ceremony for the College of Sciences and Mathematics and the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and at a 5 p.m. ceremony for the College of Liberal Arts, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences and School of Nursing.

The ceremonies will be streamed online at and can also be viewed on mobile devices through the website or the Ustream app.

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Auburn University chapter of National Academy of Inventers holds annual luncheon

AUBURN UNIVERSITY –The Auburn University chapter of the National Academy of Inventors, or NAI, held its fourth annual luncheon April 17 at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.

The keynote speaker was Samuel Bonasso, a registered civil engineer, entrepreneur and inventor and public servant. Bonasso was formally the Secretary of Transportation for the State of West Virginia and acting administrator for the U.S. Department of Transportation. The inventor of Mechanical Concrete, Bonasso holds five U.S. patents and is the president and founder of The Reinforced Aggregates Company located in Morgantown, West Virginia. His talk, “This is it! The Realities of Entrepreneuring and Invention Commercialization.” was very well received by the attendees.

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