AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Ending Child Hunger in Alabama, a new statewide campaign to reduce food insecurity among Alabama’s school children, is the first outreach initiative for the Hunger Solutions Institute at Auburn University.
The Hunger Solutions Institute was established in 2012 by the College of Human Sciences and the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station to assist Auburn in its efforts to end hunger at home and abroad.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – A professor at Auburn University says the likelihood of a fertilizer-related incident similar to the fiery West, Texas, fertilizer plant explosion that killed 14 people and injured some 200 others is extremely remote in Alabama. That is because the two products that have been linked to the blast are either not used in Alabama or are extremely rare.
“I don’t see it happening here in Alabama,” said Charles Mitchell, an Alabama Cooperative Extension System agronomy and soils specialist and Auburn University professor of agronomy and soils. “We use neither anhydrous ammonia nor ammonium nitrate to any significant degree anymore.”
Anhydrous ammonia and ammonium nitrate are the two substances that have been investigated as possible causes of the April 17 explosion of the West Fertilizer plant.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – A portion of the recently removed Auburn Oaks at Toomer’s Corner will be turned into a contemporary work of art for the Jule Collins Smith Museum by Matt Moulthrop, a third-generation wood turner. Moulthrop’s work has been displayed in museums throughout the United States, including the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C., and the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh.
Moulthrop, an Atlanta resident, contacted the university after national media picked up the story about the poisoning of the Auburn Oaks. That resulted in the museum’s partnering with the artist to create artwork from Auburn Oaks wood that will be part of the museum’s permanent collection.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Emily Reaves Leischuck, a woman known for her nearly 40 years of love for and dedication to Auburn University, died Friday in Auburn.
A graveside service in Auburn’s Town Creek Cemetery will be held Tuesday, April 23, at 11:30 a.m. A reception at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center will follow the service.
Leischuck earned a master’s degree from Auburn University’s College of Education and served for nine years in student affairs programs, where she was Panhellenic adviser and assistant to Dean of Women Katherine Cater. For the 13 years that followed, she served as assistant to university presidents Wilford Bailey, James Martin and William Muse and the Board of Trustees, retiring in 1995 with emeritus status.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY - Artist Stephen Malkoff, named the “Tree Man” by Southern Living magazine for his detailed pencil renderings of famous trees, has created a one-of-a-kind image of the Auburn Oaks at Toomer’s Corner.
A portion of each print sold will help fund student scholarships at Auburn University.
“Together we are preserving the memory of our historic oaks and providing a solid Auburn education to deserving students,” said Malkoff.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – More than 4,000 Auburn University students in 30 residence halls saved nearly $10,000 in water and electricity costs in this year’s Sustain-A-Bowl, Auburn’s annual resource reduction competition. The goal of the competition was for every residence hall to reduce both their electricity and water consumption by 10 percent.
Twenty-one of the 30 residence halls participating reached the electricity reduction goal, while 14 halls reached the water reduction goal. Overall winners for the competition included Leischuck Hall in the Hill, Broun Hall in the Quad and Aubie Hall in the Village. Dowell Hall in the Hill earned honorable mention for placing second overall and earning 93 percent of the possible points in the event portion of the competition.