AUBURN – Truett Cathy, founder and chairman of Chick-fil-A Inc., will speak as part of King Week at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, in the Auburn University Student Center ballroom. The talk is open to the public and will include topics such as overcoming adversity, the power of perseverance and serving others.
Cathy, whose national restaurant chain grew from modest beginnings to a business sensation, is noted for his philanthropic efforts and books authored on learning life lessons.
AUBURN – Auburn University’s popular transit system, Tiger Transit, reached a milestone in 2007 carrying more than 2 million riders, nearly tripling the number of riders the system carried only five years ago.
“More people are riding Tiger Transit than ever, and the numbers keep growing,” said David George, AU’s director of Parking and Transit Services. “Students, especially, have found that the buses are the best alternative for transportation to, from and around campus.”
AUBURN – The annual Auburn University Honor Band Festival will take place Feb. 7-10 on the AU campus. Highlights will include clinics by the university instrumental faculty, a showcase of AU chamber ensembles and a Saturday night concert by the AU Symphonic Band.
The Saturday night concert, conducted by AU alumnus Jamie Nix and composer Frank Ticheli, will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Telfair Peet Theatre. Festival participants will perform a grand finale concert on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 1 p.m., in the Student Activities Building. The Sunday concert is free and open to the public.