AUBURN – Don Perry, vice president of public relations for Chick-fil-A Inc., will be speaking at Auburn University in place of Chick-fil-A founder and chairman Truett Cathy, who has had to cancel due to illness.
Perry will present Cathy’s story at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, in the Student Center ballroom and will cover topics such as overcoming adversity, the power of perseverance and serving others. Cathy, whose national restaurant chain grew from modest beginnings to a business sensation, is noted for his philanthropic efforts and books authored on learning life lessons.
AUBURN – “From Dr. King to Mr. President: The African-American Journey from Civil Rights to the White House” will be the topic of a town hall meeting on Thursday, Jan. 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. in room 2222 of the Auburn University Student Center. This event is open to the public.
Auburn University Associate Professor of History David Carter will moderate as university experts guide a discussion on the symbolism of the election of Barack Obama as president in relation to Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision for America. The forum also will explore the international, economic, social and cultural implications.
AUBURN – Auburn University will host a week-long tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from Sunday, Jan. 18, through Saturday, Jan. 24, with the theme “Fulfilling the Dream Through Service: One Auburn One Community.”
Highlights of the week will include an oratory contest, a university-wide interfaith event, scholarship breakfast, guest speakers, lectures, student performances and community service projects. All events are open to the public.