AUBURN UNIVERSITY – More than 500 Auburn University students and 150 local high school students will participate in the Auburn University Dance Marathon, a 12-hour event beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, in the Student Center ballroom. The marathon marks the final event of a yearlong fundraising effort for Columbus Regional Healthcare System, a Children’s Miracle Network affiliate.
Participants must remain on their feet throughout the 12-hour event. Staff members, called “Morale,” will lead the dance teams in games and competitions. Other activities include Zumba and a date auction. Local performers, including the AU Singers, AU Pep Band, Aubie and popular rock artist Tim Tyler, also will provide entertainment.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University will celebrate the opening of its new center for Korean culture and language education with music, dance and Taekwondo performances on Thursday, Aug. 30, at 4 p.m. in the Foy Hall auditorium. The ceremony and a reception to follow in Foy Hall lobby are both open to the public.
The new Auburn University-Keimyung University Korea Center will offer non-credit classes in Korean language and culture beginning later this fall. Taught by a visiting instructor from Keimyung University, a private university located in Daegu, South Korea, the classes will offer the Auburn community a way to understand and connect with the area’s growing Korean and Korean-American population.
“Korean language has an important place in our community due to the growing presence of Korean-based industries in Alabama,” said Andrew Gillespie, assistant vice president of Auburn’s Office of International Programs. “Your neighbors, your children’s school friends and your coworkers may be fluent in Korean, and learning those language skills can provide a definite edge in the job market in this state and globally.”
Auburn University is co-sponsoring a performance by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Montgomery Performing Arts Center in celebration of Black History Month.
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is an acclaimed modern dance company based in New York that inspires and entertains through performances, training and educational performances around the world.