AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Many Auburn students travel abroad as part of their educational experience, but 16 pre-freshmen ventured overseas for college credit before stepping onto campus this fall.
The students, now freshmen, in July traveled to the Central American country of Belize as part of Auburn’s new international studies course for high school honor students who have applied for admission to the university.
“We want them to think internationally early on,” said Andy Gillespie, assistant provost for international programs. “Then, throughout their undergraduate careers, they will relate their international experiences to their coursework.”
AUBURN – Auburn University was recently named to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction, a recognition of the nation’s leading colleges and universities for their dedication to civic engagement, service-learning and volunteering.
“There’s perhaps no better honor for our campus than to be recognized for helping others,” Jay Gogue, president of Auburn University, said. “We applaud students, faculty and staff for their dedication to public service.”
The honor, which is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service in collaboration with the Department of Education, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact, and the American Council on Education, began in 2006.
AUBURN – The annual Auburn University Honor Band Festival will take place Feb. 7-10 on the AU campus. Highlights will include clinics by the university instrumental faculty, a showcase of AU chamber ensembles and a Saturday night concert by the AU Symphonic Band.
The Saturday night concert, conducted by AU alumnus Jamie Nix and composer Frank Ticheli, will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Telfair Peet Theatre. Festival participants will perform a grand finale concert on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 1 p.m., in the Student Activities Building. The Sunday concert is free and open to the public.