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Auburn University’s fashion program earns top rankings

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University is ranked among the best fashion design, merchandising and management schools in the region and country in 2014, according to a website devoted to researching fashion schools for students seeking information about programs and careers.

Nationally, www.fashion-schools.org lists Auburn as the fifth best school for fashion management, sixth for fashion merchandising and 12th for fashion design. In the South –  which the website defines as Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas – Auburn is the number one school for fashion merchandising and the number two school for fashion design.

No university in the Southeastern Conference is ranked higher than Auburn nationally or regionally. The University of Georgia is the only conference rival that comes close, finishing second in the list of Top 15 fashion merchandising schools in the South.

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Future trees at Toomer’s Corner will grow in a high-tech environment

High-tech environment for future trees at Toomer’s CornerAUBURN UNIVERSITY – Although the exact species of trees that will replace Auburn’s famed oaks has yet to be determined, the literal foundation for their survival is nearing completion at Toomer’s Corner. The future oaks – scheduled for planting in early 2015 – will grow in a high-tech environment that will maximize their chances of living many years.

Construction crews have installed a modular, underground structural system known as Silva Cells, which are designed to support large tree growth while reducing soil compaction and providing stormwater management. The project in Samford Park is the first in Alabama to use Silva Cell technology.

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Internships help immunize college graduates against underemployment

Commencement 2014AUBURN UNIVERSITY – That low-paying internship you worked in college may have a bigger impact on your future employment than you realize.

A recent study found that those who are underemployed, or have accepted a job beneath their skill set, receive 15-30 percent fewer interview requests than job seekers who became ‘adequately’ employed after graduation. However, college internship experience obtained by job seekers reduces the negative effects of underemployment substantially.

The authors of the study, Auburn University’s Alan Seals, the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse’s John Nunley and Adam Pugh and the University of Pennsylvania’s Nicholas Romero, submitted resumes to 2,000 online job postings in seven cities – Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Portland – across job categories including banking, financial services, insurance, management, marketing and sales.

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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.

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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.”

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