AUBURN – Auburn University became one of the first universities to have its own social networking Web site last week with the launch of “Auburn Family,” a site designed to inform and connect current and prospective students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents and fans.
The site, which can be accessed at http://family.auburn.edu, allows users to manage their personal profile, upload Auburn-related photos, blogs and videos, set status updates and communicate with other members via their “comments wall” or direct messaging. The network also features current news stories about Auburn University from students’ perspectives.
AUBURN – Members of the local community have an opportunity to help welcome students who are new not only to the Auburn University campus but also to the United States through Auburn Family Friend, a program of AU’s Office of International Student Life.
Auburn Family Friend matches new international students with volunteers from the community who will help smooth the student’s transition to life in America.
AUBURN – Auburn University’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies, in the College of Human Sciences, will host the 32nd annual Southeastern Symposium on Child and Family Development from Feb. 21-23. This student-run conference provides a supportive environment for graduate students to share their research and to develop a network of professional contacts with peers and faculty scholars from other universities in the region.
The conference is widely known as Quint State, to reflect the participation of five member institutions. Along with their Auburn counterparts, graduate students and professors from departments of human development and family studies at the University of Georgia, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Virginia Tech will participate in the three-day series of events.