AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences will host its Spring Fling Friday, April 18, at coach Pat Dye’s Crooked Oaks Farm and Quail Hollow Gardens in Notasulga, Ala. Net proceeds from the fundraising gala will fund scholarships, program support and educational initiatives in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.
Events begin at 5 p.m. and will include an archery exhibition; live and silent auctions; demonstrations from the Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve, Birds of a Feather and the Southeastern Raptor Center; special appearances; and dinner and dancing, with live music provided by Kidd Blue. Dinner will be provided by Conecuh Sausage and the Organized Seafood Association of Alabama.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – A unique science-based learning module for infants and toddlers will be the focus of an upcoming conference held by Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences thanks to a gift from the PNC Foundation.
The learning module to provide training in science education will be launched at the annual Focus on Family Child Care conference, June 13-14, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center in Auburn. The conference is part of Auburn’s Family Child Care Partnerships program, which trains Alabama’s licensed family child care providers.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY –Inventor and Auburn physics alumnus C. Harry Knowles will be the featured guest Thursday, March 27 at an Auburn University Libraries event marking the publication this month of his biography, “Genius in America: The Story of C. Harry Knowles, Inventor.”
At 3 p.m. in the Special Collections and Archives Department of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library, the author of “Genius in America”, Mary Ellen Hendrix, will read from the book. Knowles will discuss his career and answer questions from the audience. Immediately following the program there will be a reception and a book signing.
Knowles recently donated his personal papers and photos to the university. Some of the photos include glimpses of Auburn life from 1945 to 1951 and will be on display.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Former FBI investigative specialist Eric O’Neill, an Auburn University alumnus who was instrumental in the capture of one of the most notorious Russian spies in the U.S. since the end of the Cold War, will deliver the Graduate School’s New Horizons Lecture on Friday, March 28, at 3 p.m. in Auburn University’s Foy Hall ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.
O’Neill’s lecture, “The World is Not Enough: Lessons in Courage, Confidence and Determination From a Spy Hunter,” relates to his role in helping the FBI obtain evidence against Robert Hanssen, a 25-year FBI veteran who was arrested and convicted on espionage charges in 2001 for divulging national secrets to Russia and the former Soviet Union. O’Neill’s exploits were brought to the big screen in 2007 as part of the movie “Breach,” starring Ryan Phillippe as O’Neill.
AUBURN UNIVERISTY – New York City fashion designer Hilton Hollis will be on the campus of Auburn University Thursday, March 27, as the keynote speaker for the 27th annual Grisham-Trentham Lecture Series. The public lecture will be held at 11 a.m. in the Student Center ballroom.
Hollis, a native of Natchez, Miss., attended New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology. Since graduating in 1999, Hollis has collaborated with many notable designers, including Dana Buchman, Ralph Lauren and John Bartlett. He started his self-titled women’s wear company more than seven years ago.
Auburn Conservatives for Tomorrow and Young America’s Foundation will host An Evening with Steve Forbes on Friday, March 21, at the Auburn Arena. A VIP dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m., and the keynote address will begin at 7:30 p.m. Keynote general admission is free for students and $30 for non-students. Tickets may be purchased online at www.conservativesfortomorrow.com or at the door. Forbes is chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media. The company’s flagship publication, Forbes, is the nation’s leading business magazine. In 1996 and 2000, Forbes campaigned for the Republican nomination for president. For more information, go to www.conservativesfortomorrow.com.