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Top Civil War scholars to speak at Auburn University as part of sesquicentennial commemoration

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The state of Alabama’s role in the Civil War and its aftermath will be the focus of a free, public symposium at Auburn University.

“The Yellowhammer War: A Civil War Symposium” will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Langdon Hall on the Auburn University campus. Speakers will include contributors to the book, “The Yellowhammer War: The Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama,” which was published to mark the sesquicentennial of the Civil War and will be available for purchase at the event.

Edited by Auburn University professor of history Kenneth Noe, the book is a collection of essays covering topics including race, women, the home front and even Alabamians’ reactions to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

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Auburn University’s 10th Journalism Awards to honor distinguished journalists with Alabama ties

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – On its 10th anniversary of honoring outstanding journalists with ties to Alabama, the Auburn University Journalism Advisory Council in the College of Liberal Arts will recognize five distinguished print and broadcast professionals at its luncheon Sept. 12. The luncheon will be at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $50 and may be ordered online at www.bitly.com/journalismawards.

The council will also dedicate its highest award to the memory of Roy Bain, a 1959 Auburn graduate and the former publisher of the St. Petersburg Times, now the Tampa Bay Times. Bain was co-founder of the Advisory Council and creator of the council awards. As a young reporter, he covered civil rights in Tuscaloosa and Mississippi. He served in U.S. Army Intelligence overseas in the 1960s during the Cold War and, as editor and publisher of numerous Florida newspapers, worked tirelessly with local governments and leaders to found numerous nonprofits, including parks, libraries and school scholarships. After retiring from newspapers, he returned to Auburn to complete his degree in 2001. Bain died at the age of 77 in December 2013.

The 2014 honorees are: Distinguished Community Sports Journalist, the late Bill Shelton; Distinguished Alabama Community Journalist, John Ehinger; Distinguished Auburn University Journalism Alumnus, Rob Rainey; Distinguished Special Achievement in Mass Media, Mark Winne; and the Roy Bain Distinguished Special Achievement Award in Journalism will go to Harvey H. “Hardy” Jackson.

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Auburn University Theatre raises curtain on black box and dance studio

A black box theatre is a square performance space with black walls and a flat floor, which allows for flexibility in the ways the area is used for performances.AUBURN UNIVERSITY – A black box experimental theatre and a 1,500-sq.-ft. dance studio are part of a newly constructed addition designed to enhance the experience of audiences and performers at Auburn University’s Telfair B. Peet Theatre.

The $3.9 million project is a two-story, 10,471-sq.-ft. addition to the existing theatre, featuring a production space that will accommodate up to 150 patrons and a dance studio that can double as an event space. The addition will expand production possibilities for Auburn’s theatre, music and dance programs and provide the latest technology, training and education for students.

A black box theatre is just that – a square performance space with black walls and a flat floor, which allows for flexibility in the ways the area is used for different kinds of performances.

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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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Auburn University Theatre continues 2013-2014 season with ‘Desdemona: A Play about a Handkerchief’

“Desdemona: A Play about a Handkerchief” is written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel and is a contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tragedy “Othello.”

“Desdemona: A Play about a Handkerchief” is written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel and is a contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tragedy “Othello.”

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Auburn University Theatre in the College of Liberal Arts continues its 2013-2014 season with a contemporary take on Shakespeare in “Desdemona: A Play about a Handkerchief,” directed by Tessa Carr and opening April 8 on the mainstage of the Telfair Peet Theatre.

The production runs April 8-12 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance April 13 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at www.auburnuniversitytheatre.org, or by phone at (334) 844-4154, and are free to Auburn University students with ID and $15 for the general public.

“Desdemona: A Play about a Handkerchief” is written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel and is a contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tragedy “Othello.” Vogel reimagines the tale of an innocent bride’s betrayal as a funny, provocative and feminist take on women living in a world ruled by men. Continue reading

Auburn researcher part of team finding women’s primetime coverage less than men’s for Sochi Olympics

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Through nine nights of NBC’s Sochi Olympic broadcast, male athletes have again received the bulk of the primetime coverage, but not by as large a margin as in past years.

Lauren Smith, an assistant professor in Auburn University’s School of Communication and Journalism in the College of Liberal Arts, along with a research team consisting of assistant professor James Angelini of the University of Delaware, professor Andrew Billings of the University of Alabama and associate professor Paul MacArthur of Utica College are charting the clock-time of the Olympic telecast. Thus far, male athletes have received 47.6 percent of NBC’s primetime coverage, women athletes have received 37.6 percent of the coverage and pairs events have received the remaining 14.8 percent.

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