AUBURN – High school students from across the state are at Auburn University July17-23 to participate in the Alabama Humanities Foundation’s SUPER Emerging Scholars, or SES, 2011 summer institute, a weeklong residential workshop for rising junior and senior high school students from Alabama.
SES institutes offer students specialized academic enrichment to help them develop the critical thinking and writing skills in the humanities that lead to success in secondary and post-secondary education. The program provides opportunities for students to examine the significance of their own cultural values and meanings through studies of history, literature and the arts.
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 – High school sophomores and juniors can visit the Auburn University campus Friday, July 23, for a fast-paced, one-day science program introducing them to the diverse fields of study available in Auburn’s College of Agriculture.
The program, “Discover Your World: Auburn Edition,” begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. Students will have the opportunity to participate in two of the six hands-on workshops that will include experiences such as tromping through forests, standing on pond banks, cooking in a state-of-the-art kitchen, connecting with vets and pets or even checking out the turf at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
A $30 registration fee covers workshop materials, breakfast and lunch and a T-shirt. The deadline for registration is July 9.
AUBURN – A $400, 000 gift from the AT&T Foundation will support an Auburn University initiative to reduce the drop-out rate in Alabama high schools.
The pilot program involves a partnership between the Truman Pierce Institute in Auburn’s College of Education and five Alabama high schools, which will be announced later. The college’s Truman Pierce Institute focuses on ways to improve schools and communities by creating partnerships, conducting research and providing programs to meet the needs of schools and communities.
AUBURN – The Auburn University Department of Communications and Journalism will offer a summer workshop in journalism and other communication fields June 8-13 for up to 20 students from Alabama and Georgia high schools.
The workshop is free to participants, who are selected through a competitive application process and must currently be high school juniors.
During their weeklong visit to Auburn, students will have opportunities to work closely with communication professionals and professors, take field trips and interact with staff members from the university’s campus newspaper and radio station. Room and board in a campus residence hall with college-age chaperones will be provided at no charge.