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Fashion, interior design summer camp offered at Auburn University

AUBURN – For the first time, high school-aged students are invited to spend a week on the Auburn University campus experiencing firsthand the worlds of fashion and interior design.

Carol Warfield, head of the Department of Consumer Affairs in Auburn’s College of Human Sciences, said young people may have developed an interest in fashion design from a TV show like “Project Runway” or interior design from “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” but the first-ever Project Design Summer Camp offers them the chance to try it themselves.

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Auburn University mourns death of Sciences and Mathematics dean-Update 11/9/10

Arrangements announced for services for Dean WootenFuneral arrangements for College of Sciences and Mathematics Dean Marie Wooten have been announced. Visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home, 1500 Frederick Road, in Opelika. Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 12, at 1:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Auburn United Methodist Church, 220 East Magnolia Ave., in Auburn, with Rev. Nick Holler officiating. A private service will follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Marie W. Wooten Memorial Scholarship Fund. Checks should be made payable to the “AU Foundation” and mailed to the College of Sciences and Mathematics, 315 Roosevelt Concourse, Auburn University, Auburn, Ala. 36849-7350. To read the full obituary, go to ( http://newsletter.cosam.auburn.edu/).

News story from 11/5/10
– The City of Auburn Police Division announced this morning that Marie Wooten, dean of Auburn University’s College of Sciences and Mathematics, was struck and killed by an automobile at the intersection of South College Street and South Donahue Drive.

According to the police report, Wooten, 53, of Auburn and Frankie A. Bell, 39, of Opelika were struck at approximately 5:45 a.m. as they crossed South College Street while jogging. Bell was airlifted to Columbus, Ga., Regional Medical Center; her condition was not available at the time of this news release. The accident is under investigation.

“This is a terrible tragedy for the Auburn family,” Auburn University President Jay Gogue said. “We express our condolences to Dean Wooten’s family, colleagues and students.”

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Shepard named dean of Auburn’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

AUBURN – Jim Shepard, professor and associate director of the Forest and Wildlife Research Center at Mississippi State University, has been named dean of Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, effective Jan. 3.

“Dr. Shepard has an outstanding record of accomplishments in forest sustainability, environmental management and academia,” Auburn Provost Mary Ellen Mazey said. “The faculty, staff, students and administration look forward to working with him as we continue to build the academic, research and outreach programs of the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.”

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Auburn’s EcoDogs sniffing out endangered species

AUBURN – These dogs seek out animals in the woods, but they aren’t your typical hunting dogs. They have been trained to find endangered species so Auburn University researchers can document the location and number of the rare animals.

The question is, how do you put dogs on the trail of unusual, elusive critters that few humans have seen? The dogs aren’t looking for animals per se, but are trained to find where the animals have been, that is, by finding their excrement … or, in other words, the poop or scat.

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