AUBURN – Auburn University was recently named to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction, a recognition of the nation’s leading colleges and universities for their dedication to civic engagement, service-learning and volunteering.
“There’s perhaps no better honor for our campus than to be recognized for helping others,” Jay Gogue, president of Auburn University, said. “We applaud students, faculty and staff for their dedication to public service.”
The honor, which is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service in collaboration with the Department of Education, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact, and the American Council on Education, began in 2006.
AUBURN – Auburn University has been selected for the 2010 “Community Engagement Classification” by the prestigious Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, recognizing Auburn’s commitment to community partnership and public service through its mission of outreach. The classification is the most significant recognition in higher education for a university’s total outreach body of work in the community.
“We’re honored to receive this national recognition for our faculty and student engagement,” said Jay Gogue, president of Auburn University. “Outreach is a defining aspect of our land-grant heritage, and this classification reflects Auburn’s significant commitment to serving the public in Alabama and beyond.”
AUBURN – Auburn University’s Economic & Community Development Institute, or ECDI, a partnership of Auburn University and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, will use $1,003,000 in grant funds from the U.S. Department of Commerce for a project designed to bridge the digital divide and promote engagement in the digital economy across all of Alabama’s 67 counties.
The project will employ interactive computer-based programs to educate and train Alabama residents and community leaders in the social and economic benefits of broadband technology and will utilize targeted statewide and regional media campaigns to increase awareness of broadband’s practical applications.
AUBURN – The Auburn University College of Education will host a community forum on education June 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Opelika Middle school.
This public forum will feature a screening of the award-winning documentary, “Heart of Stone” followed by small group discussions about the film and lessons learned about transforming schools. The documentary relays how students, teachers, community leaders and alumni worked to reclaim an inner-city high school in New Jersey that had deteriorated because of drug activity. “Heart of Stone’s” producer and director, Beth Kruvant, will be on hand to introduce her documentary.
AUBURN – The Auburn Community Orchestra, conducted by Howard Goldstein, will present “Auburn Pops!”, a benefit performance of historic hits from Broadway, at Telfair Peet Theatre on Friday, April 30.
Proceeds from the event will support scholarships in the departments of Art, Music and Theatre in the College of Liberal Arts.
AUBURN -Student organizations at Auburn University have collaborated to bring the “Auburn Community Love Your Body Day” festival to students, faculty, staff and the Auburn community on Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will take place in the new Student Center ballroom and will feature a health fair, music and entertainment.
The event will promote replacing dominant beauty ideals with more diverse and inclusive representations of the human form. It will also offer opportunities for learning about physical, mental, and emotional wellness through interactive activities and awareness of public resources.