AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Auburn University mock trial competition team has won a bid to the opening rounds of the national American Mock Trial Association tournament in Memphis, Tenn., at the end of March.
The Auburn team won the bid as a result of its performance during the regional tournament in February in Orlando. Team member Helen Agha received a “Best Attorney” award for her performance in the regional tournament.
AUBURN – Five Auburn University graduate students will present their Collegiate Energy Challenge public relations campaign May 24 in Washington, D.C., to industry leaders in America’s Natural Gas Alliance, or ANGA.
Rebecca Orr, Matthew Ingram, Trevor Hannum, Julia Watterson and Sarah Mather are students in Brigitta Brunner-Johnson’s public relations theory class in Auburn’s College of Liberal Arts. Throughout spring semester, they formed an in-class working marketing agency, Auburn Communication Solutions, to research, implement and evaluate an integrated marketing campaign designed to educate and inform people about the benefits of natural gas as an energy source.
AUBURN – Keren Gorodeisky, an assistant professor in Auburn University’s Department of Philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts, has been named a fellow of the National Humanities Center.
As the recipient of the Phillip Quinn Fellowship in philosophy, Gorodeisky will be in residence at the North Carolina-based center from September 2012 to May 2013, where she will work on an individual research project and have the opportunity to share ideas in seminars and lectures.
“This prestigious award recognizes Keren for what she is: a rising star in the philosophy of art,” said Michael Watkins, chair of the Department of Philosophy.
The focus of her work at the center will be a book manuscript titled “A Matter of Form: Kant on the Judgment of Beauty.”
AUBURN –Fair pay activist and author Lilly Ledbetter will join the Women’s Leadership Institute at Auburn University this May to celebrate the publication of her new book, “Grace and Grit.” Ledbetter will be the guest of honor at a public book-signing luncheon May 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
The luncheon is the keynote event of this year’s NEW Leadership Residential Training, during which 30 women from across the Southeast will convene on Auburn’s campus for leadership training. Participants will work closely with experts in an array of fields including nonprofit leadership, volunteerism, environmental, educational and political leadership.
AUBURN – Six students in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University will give a presentation on a community-based research project Dec. 2 in Washington, D.C., at the invitation-only Appalachian Teaching Project of the Appalachian Regional Commission.
Led by the Consortium of Appalachian Centers and Institutes, a coalition of Appalachian-studies organizations throughout the Region, the program includes coursework and active student research on ways to build sustainable communities in Appalachia. This year’s conference includes presentations from students representing 14 colleges and universities in 10 Appalachian states. This participation strengthens critical leadership skills and engages young people as active participants in their communities.
AUBURN – Freshmen enrolled in Auburn University’s Liberal Arts and the Public Good Learning Community spent spring semester discussing and learning first-hand how reading enriches the human experience. They recently found out they had earned more than just a grade for their efforts.
As their final project, the students wrote grant applications for a total of $2,000 to be used to provide books to area preschoolers. The Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley and the Central Alabama Community Foundation has notified the students that their grant applications have been approved. The grant funds will be used to buy books for distribution to preschoolers in Chambers and Macon counties through class partner, Jean Dean Reading is Fundamental of Opelika.