AUBURN – Auburn University’s College of Liberal Arts will co-sponsor a free public forum, “Making Community Decisions About Alabama’s Dropout Situation,” at Auburn University Montgomery’s Taylor Center, Wednesday, June 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The forum is for citizens interested in creating and sustaining more effective civic engagement in local communities on the issue of high school dropouts. Participants will learn what Alabamians are thinking and doing about the dropout situation in their local communities and also about successful local programs around the state.
AUBURN – A full weekend of activities has been planned for the aviation management program in conjunction with Auburn’s homecoming festivities.
Beginning on Thursday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. in Lowder 125, Ralph J. Vasami, CEO of Universal Weather and Aviation Services Inc., will address students and faculty at a public forum. Vasami is the 2010 Aviation Management Advisory Board Distinguished Visitor.
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 – Auburn University will host the Alabama Gubernatorial Forum 2010 on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.
All gubernatorial candidates who declared candidacy prior to Sept. 25 were invited to participate in the forum. Participating candidates are Robert Bentley, Bradley Byrne, Artur Davis, Kay Ivey, Tim James, Bill Johnson and Ron Sparks. The moderator for the event is Jeremy Campbell of ABC 33/40 in Birmingham.
AUBURN – Auburn University will host a public forum on what citizens in Auburn and Lee County can do to close the widening achievement gap between low-income and minority children and their peers in school. The forum is on Monday, Nov. 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Auburn First Baptist Church. Refreshments will be provided.
The forum is one of a year-long series of National Issues Forums designed to promote discussion and decision-making on issues related to public education.
AUBURN – The debut of Poverty Awareness Week at Auburn University Nov. 10-13 will help equip graduates of the College of Education as teachers and counselors to assist children and families affected by poverty.
The week will open and close with forums that are open to the public. Guest speakers will address poverty as it relates to public policy, the demographics and systemic causes of poverty, child poverty in Alabama and educational responses to poverty.