Category Archives: General News

Cooperative Extension marks 100th anniversary May 8

Cooperative Extension System marks 100th anniversaryAUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will celebrate the 100th anniversary Thursday, May 8, of the legislation that established the network of cooperative extension systems across the United States.

Cited by many historians as one of the most far-reaching educational acts in history, the legislation known as the Smith-Lever Act of 1914 provided the basis for ACES as Alabama’s oldest and largest educational outreach agency, as well as similar Extension programs in every state in the nation.

Continue reading

Auburn chapter of American Association of University Professors honors President Jay Gogue

Auburn University President Jay Gogue received the 2014 Glenn Howze Academic Freedom Award from the Auburn chapter of the American Association of University Professors during the spring meeting of the University Faculty on March 25. Gogue is the second Auburn president to receive the award. The chapter’s first Academic Freedom Award went to President William Muse in 1994. Harbert College of Business Professor Herbert Jack Rotfeld, right, president of the Auburn AAUP chapter, cited Gogue for active and ongoing support for the faculty’s role in shared governance. The award is named for the late Glenn Howze, a leading advocate for shared governance who served as the 1998 chair of the University Senate.

Auburn University aviation programs’ accreditation reaffirmed by Aviation Accreditation Board International

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University has received confirmation from the Aviation Accreditation Board International, or AABI, that its flight education and aviation management programs have been reaffirmed for accreditation.

“Auburn University has a rich history in aviation education,” Auburn University Provost Timothy Boosinger said. “We look forward to continuing to provide a high quality aviation education experience to help prepare future leaders in the industry.”

Continue reading

TIAA-CREF CEO to address financial industry’s trust issues at Auburn University

Roger FergusonAUBURN UNIVERSITY – Thanks to the recession, as well as insider trading, Ponzi schemes, and rate fixing scandals, public trust in financial institutions has plummeted over the years. TIAA-CREF President and CEO Roger Ferguson will offer solutions to some of the problems plaguing the industry when he visits Auburn University and the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business March 17-18.

Ferguson will offer his insights during a campus forum scheduled for Monday, March 17, at 4 p.m. in 125 Lowder Business Building. The session, “Rebuilding Trust in the Financial Services Industry: The Way Forward,” is open to faculty, students and the community. Reservations for the free event can be made at

Continue reading

Meet Hayley, the first patient of Auburn’s Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital

Hayley, the first client to be treated in the Wilford and Kate Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital in Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Just like clockwork, Hayley Eustice and her owners arrived Monday at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, ready to start another week of medical therapy.

While Hayley’s visit was routine, blood work and a check of her lymph nodes, for owners Elizabeth Eustice and Joan Taylor of Columbus, Ga., and the veterinarians and staff of the College of Veterinary Medicine, her arrival was significant – she was the first client in the door of the 208,000-square-foot Wilford and Kate Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital. Just like she’s done on every visit, the white poodle pranced around to greet everyone, happy to see familiar faces.

Continue reading

Auburn water researchers using bees to help Kenya with nutrition, income and river protection

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – In Kenya, traditional cultures place a high value on honey and related products of the beehive – in the past it was part of the dowry or “bride price” for marriage, and a man needed to have at least 20 liters of choice honey to present to a prospective father-in-law when asking for his daughter’s hand.

More than just a tradition, this commodity could be the key to improving many aspects of Kenyan lives.

Auburn University’s Global Water Watch has joined with Kenya’s Green Belt Movement to find innovative ways of linking honey production with improved nutrition, higher incomes, community development and river protection.

Continue reading