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Auburn’s annual Pumpkin Carve to light up courtyard of Dudley Hall Oct. 28

AUBURN – The glow of more than 400 jack-o-lanterns will light up the courtyard of Auburn University’s Dudley Hall on Friday, Oct. 28, as students from the College of Architecture, Design and Construction hold their 23rd annual Pumpkin Carve.

The Pumpkin Carve has grown from a small student competition to a community event that attracts hundreds of people. Each year, visitors are amazed at the traditional Halloween and current event themes that are used by Auburn’s architecture students in the designs for the Pumpkin Carve.

The all-day public event, sponsored by the Auburn University chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students, will begin at 9 a.m., as uncarved pumpkins go on sale for festival visitors and architecture students begin to create their jack-o-lanterns for the evening’s competition.

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Alagasco marks 50 years of sponsoring design competition for Auburn architecture students

AUBURN – The year 2011 marks the 50th consecutive year Alagasco has sponsored a design competition to benefit fourth year architecture students at Auburn University. To celebrate the anniversary, Alagasco, represented by company president and COO Dudley Reynolds, will host a reception and exhibition of student work from the 2010 design competition, Friday, June 24, at 5 p.m. at the Alagasco Center for Energy Technology in Birmingham.

In 1961, Alagasco and the Auburn University Architecture Program initiated an annual student design competition to support international study and travel for Auburn students and to raise awareness of natural gas as an energy source in building systems and appliances. Now, the annual Alagasco design competition provides support in the form of scholarships for up to four students.

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Search begins for College of Architecture, Design and Construction dean

AUBURN – Auburn University is conducting a search for the new dean of the College of Architecture, Design and Construction. Provost Mary Ellen Mazey has appointed a search committee and an executive search firm will provide assistance with the search taking place this summer. Candidates will be identified and invited to campus in the early fall.

Dan Bennett, current dean of the College of Architecture, Design and Construction, recently announced his plans to retire at the end of the 2010 fall semester. The new dean will be appointed during the fall semester prior to Bennett’s retirement.

Bennett has served as dean of the college at Auburn since 2000, after spending 10 years as dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas.

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Auburn University College of Architecture, Design and Construction to hold 20th annual Pumpkin Carve on Halloween

AUBURN – Students from Auburn University’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction will light up the courtyard of Dudley Hall with the glow of more than 400 jack-o-lanterns at the 20th annual Pumpkin Carve on Halloween, Oct. 31.

The event, sponsored by the Auburn University chapter of American Institute of Architecture Students, will begin at 9 a.m. with the carving of the pumpkins and will last throughout the day. Uncarved pumpkins will be on sale for $4 beginning at 9 a.m.

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Auburn University students’ study abroad trip leads to first-of-its kind textbook

AUBURN – We recognize them, study them and long to visit them – iconic structures such as the Great Pyramids, Notre Dame and the Colosseum. They remain marvels in the modern day even though many were built during centuries or millenniums past. And while much is known about the structures themselves, what exactly do we know about who built them and how they were constructed?

These were the questions that Linda Ruth’s “Deconstructing Construction” class at Auburn University sought to answer. Made up of 17 senior-level undergraduate building science students and one graduate student, the class centered around a whirlwind study-abroad trip this summer to western Europe and Egypt to visit 17 construction marvels. But Ruth’s students weren’t just casual observers. Their mission was to study each structure in depth and collectively produce a textbook about the history of construction.

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