AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Auburn University Summer Reading Program will provide personalized instruction beginning in June for elementary school students who have encountered difficulty developing reading skills through regular class instruction.
The program is open to children in kindergarten through second grade. Beginning readers will receive individualized tutoring from junior and senior elementary education majors in Auburn University”s College of Education. There may also be openings for some older elementary students who are having difficulty with reading.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Online graduate programs in Auburn University’s College of Education, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and College of Business are listed in the top 10 of the just released U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 Best Online Education Programs rankings.
Auburn’s College of Education ranked second among online graduate education programs, with high scores in student engagement and faculty credentials and training.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Auburn University College of Education will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its annual Keystone Leader-in-Residence lecture series by welcoming Gen. Lloyd Austin III and Charlene Austin as co-presenters.
The lecture will be held on Friday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Auburn Alumni Center. The free event is open to Auburn University students, faculty and staff, as well as to community members.
The Austins are both graduates of the college’s counselor education graduate program. Lloyd Austin serves as the U.S. Army’s vice chief of staff, while Charlene Austin has been an advocate for military families and a volunteer for the United Service Organization, the United Way, Operation Homefront and the Military Child Education Coalition.
A $200,000 gift from the AT&T Foundation will help Auburn University’s Truman Pierce Institute expand its efforts to reduce the dropout rate in Alabama high schools.
The Truman Pierce Institute, an outreach center of Auburn’s College of Education, launched the “Building Individual Capacity for Success,” program in 2008 with the help of an initial $400,000 gift from the AT&T Aspire program. AT&T representatives presented a $200,000 supplemental gift on Tuesday, when Truman Pierce Institute faculty shared results of the BICS program’s first four years.
“We are very grateful to the AT&T Foundation for its continued support of the Building Individual Capacity for Success program,” said Cynthia Reed, Truman Pierce Institute director and the Gerald and Emily Leischuck Endowed Professor of Educational Leadership in the College of Education. “The BICS program was designed to empower student participants to develop their capacity for success in high school and beyond. Based on the evidence collected throughout the last four years, we know that this is happening in most cases.”
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – As a lifelong sports enthusiast, Wendi Weimar will watch everything from soccer to gymnastics as athletes chase gold medal glory during the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. As a scientist, however, Weimar will in all likelihood notice nuances imperceptible to the typical TV viewer.
Weimar, an associate professor and director of the Sport Biomechanics Lab in the College of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, has worked with a number of Olympic athletes to refine their techniques and training methods to achieve faster times and better finishes. Several members of Auburn University’s 28-member Olympic contingent – comprised of 24 athletes and four coaches representing 13 countries – have enlisted Weimar’s assistance in recent years.
AUBURN – Auburn University’s Truman Pierce Institute and the Office of Professional and Continuing Education will host their second national Anti-Bullying Summit at the Grand Hotel and Point Clear Resort in Fairhope, Ala., July 11-13.
The summit enables educators, parents, mental health professionals, researchers, community-based agency personnel and others to learn more about bullying and effective intervention strategies.