AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Apparel Merchandising, Design and Production Management program at Auburn University has recently been ranked among the nation’s best by a website devoted to researching fashion schools across the country for students seeking information about fashion programs and careers.
According to the writers, designers and researchers behind www.fashion-schools.org, Auburn is ranked second in the Top 15 Fashion Schools in the South. Auburn’s Apparel Merchandising, Design, and Production Management program is offered through the Department of Consumer and Design Sciences in the College of Human Sciences.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction programs continue to rank among the nation’s best. In the annual DesignIntelligence magazine survey, “America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools 2013,” the college’s undergraduate Architecture and graduate Landscape Architecture programs and both the undergraduate and graduate Industrial Design programs are ranked in the top 15 degree programs in their fields nationally.
Auburn University’s Architecture program is ranked ninth, rising from 14th in 2012. This marks the eighth consecutive year the Architecture program has been ranked in the top 20 architecture programs nationally. The program is also ranked fourth in the South according to the 2013 report.
AUBURN – The glow of more than 400 jack-o-lanterns will light up the courtyard of Auburn University’s Dudley Hall on Friday, Oct. 28, as students from the College of Architecture, Design and Construction hold their 23rd annual Pumpkin Carve.
The Pumpkin Carve has grown from a small student competition to a community event that attracts hundreds of people. Each year, visitors are amazed at the traditional Halloween and current event themes that are used by Auburn’s architecture students in the designs for the Pumpkin Carve.
The all-day public event, sponsored by the Auburn University chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students, will begin at 9 a.m., as uncarved pumpkins go on sale for festival visitors and architecture students begin to create their jack-o-lanterns for the evening’s competition.
AUBURN – The year 2011 marks the 50th consecutive year Alagasco has sponsored a design competition to benefit fourth year architecture students at Auburn University. To celebrate the anniversary, Alagasco, represented by company president and COO Dudley Reynolds, will host a reception and exhibition of student work from the 2010 design competition, Friday, June 24, at 5 p.m. at the Alagasco Center for Energy Technology in Birmingham.
In 1961, Alagasco and the Auburn University Architecture Program initiated an annual student design competition to support international study and travel for Auburn students and to raise awareness of natural gas as an energy source in building systems and appliances. Now, the annual Alagasco design competition provides support in the form of scholarships for up to four students.
AUBURN – Auburn University is conducting a search for the new dean of the College of Architecture, Design and Construction. Provost Mary Ellen Mazey has appointed a search committee and an executive search firm will provide assistance with the search taking place this summer. Candidates will be identified and invited to campus in the early fall.
Dan Bennett, current dean of the College of Architecture, Design and Construction, recently announced his plans to retire at the end of the 2010 fall semester. The new dean will be appointed during the fall semester prior to Bennett’s retirement.
Bennett has served as dean of the college at Auburn since 2000, after spending 10 years as dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas.
AUBURN – Auburn University students, alumni and fans will have the opportunity to vote for the 2009-10 All Auburn All Orange T-shirt design from April 6-10. All Auburn All Orange was created by the Student Government Association and the Athletic Department as a way to promote the unity and spirit of Auburn. It is a celebration of the “Auburn Family,” and the shirt designs will reflect this.
Three potential designs will be featured on the All Auburn All Orange Web site. Fans can vote once per day until 4:45 p.m. on April 10.
“Our coaching staff is excited to be a part of the Auburn Family and supports the mission of All Auburn All Orange,” said Gene Chizik, head football coach. “We encourage everyone–students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the university–to unite behind this program.”