AUBURN UNIVERSITY –Auburn University’s Center for Governmental Services will hold a one-day conference, “Workforce Development: Bridging Gaps to Increase Investments in Alabama,” Monday, March 25, at the Renaissance Hotel and Conference Center in Montgomery.
Attendees will delve into critical issues surrounding workforce development and jobs that have an impact on Alabama’s citizenry, governments and businesses.
AUBURN – After an extensive national search, Auburn University President Jay Gogue has named Jane Parker as Vice President for Development.
Parker currently serves as the executive vice president and managing director of development for Arizona State University. Prior to her tenure at Arizona State she served for more than 30 years at Emory University, ultimately as vice president for operations for the university’s office of development and alumni relations.
AUBURN – The Auburn Scholarship Campaign, an initiative to build funds supporting and attracting top students to the university campus, has surpassed the $3 million mark.
The campaign, which began in fall semester 2010, offers alumni and friends a unique opportunity to help provide considerably larger scholarships to recipients.
AUBURN – More than 20 family members and friends of Raye T. Benefield have funded two endowed scholarships to Auburn University in his memory. The scholarships are designated for students from Guntersville High School and Marshall County.
Rayes friends chose to remember him in this way because of his great love for Auburn University, his wife Jean Benefield said.
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 – A study conducted at Auburn University looked at the ties between children’s sleep and their emotional development, and found that poor children fared worse from sleep disruptions than their peers. The study, funded in part by the National Science Foundation, appears in the May/June 2010 issue of the journal Child Development.
In the study, led by Mona El-Sheikh, Alumni Professor of Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Human Sciences, the researchers looked at how disruptions in the amount, quality and schedule of sleep affect children’s adjustment. They examined more than 140 children in third to fifth grades, of whom three-quarters were white and almost a quarter were African American. Families varied widely in terms of annual income and parents’ education and jobs.