AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Solar power is providing the energy needed to charge 10 electric vehicles, or EVs, on the campus of Auburn University. Facilities Management, in partnership with the Office of Sustainability, has funded a pilot project for the installation of 24 solar panels on top of the northeast and southeast stairwells of the stadium parking deck.
The solar panel system is capable of producing 6.6 kilowatts of power per day or about 13,250 kilowatt-hours of electrical energy per year. All of the power generated by the solar panels is fed back into the Auburn University master power grid as an offset to other energy used on campus.
AUBURN – Wild pigs have become a big problem in the Southeast as they destroy billions of dollars in crops annually, compete with other native wildlife species, and wreak havoc on forests, pastures and food plots. An Auburn University professor and his colleagues have created a book to help landowners manage the rapidly increasing population of wild pigs.
The joint publication of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Mississippi State University Extension Service provides practical information to landowners on managing wild pig populations.
The book, titled “A Landowner’s Guide for Wild Pig Management: Practical Methods for Wild Pig Control,” turns scientific research into proven techniques for reducing damage, according to Mark Smith, assistant professor and extension specialist at Auburn University and co-author of the book.
AUBURN – The Hotel and Restaurant Management program in the College of Human Sciences at Auburn University is considered one of the most highly qualified programs in the country, having recently earned professional accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration, or ACPHA.
Martin O’Neill, head of the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Hospitality Management at Auburn, said the accreditation is not required of existing or new hospitality programs. It is strictly voluntary.
AUBURN – Auburn University and Auburn Montgomery were jointly awarded an Emergency Management for Higher Education grant by the U.S. Department of Education.
Public safety and emergency management officials from Auburn and Auburn Montgomery, along with the Auburn Montgomery Center for Government, or CGOV, will use the funding to enhance emergency preparedness planning efforts on both campuses.
AUBURN – Students in Auburn University’s hotel and restaurant management program will put into practice what they’ve learned in the classroom when they host The Hospitality Gala on May 2 at The Hotel at Auburn University.
This year’s event, which benefits educational initiatives of the hotel and restaurant management program, is titled “An International Affair” and will feature the cuisine of three award-winning international chefs as well as silent and live auctions.