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.
AUBURN – The Flying Tigers, a team of six educators from Auburn University, Auburn City Schools and the Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative, AMSTI, will arrive at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston July 20 to participate in the Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program. As one of only six teams nationwide and the only team from the Southeast to participate in the program, the Flying Tigers will conduct experiments July 25-29 aboard a modified Boeing 727 aircraft known as the Weightless Wonder.
The program gives participants an opportunity to propose, build and fly a reduced gravity experiment during free falls and to gather data in a near-weightless environment. The Weightless Wonder provides weightlessness for 18 to 25 seconds at a time by executing a series of about 30 parabolas – a steep climb followed by a free fall – over the Gulf of Mexico.
AUBURN – A special exhibit of the books and papers of the late Kathryn Tucker Windham is on display through fall semester in the Special Collections and Archives Department of Auburn University’s Ralph Brown Draughon Library.
The Selma native, who died June 12 at the age of 93, was the author of a variety of books on southern folklore and folk life, including a popular series of ghost stories. She was also well known as a storyteller, practicing her craft on National Public Radio and at a variety of festivals around the United States.
AUBURN – Auburn University awarded approximately 1, 195 academic degrees at its summer commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, in Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum.
Of the degrees Auburn awarded, 840 are bachelor’s degrees, 265 are master’s degrees, 86 are doctorates, two are specialist degrees and two are professional degrees (one each from the College of Veterinary Medicine and the James I. Harrison School of Pharmacy).
– Marilyn Laufer, Director of the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, has announced the appointment of Alabama native Dennis Harper as the museum’s new Curator of Collections and Exhibitions.
Prior to joining the Jule Collins Smith Museum in March, Harper served both as Curator of Exhibitions and Exhibition Designer at the Georgia Museum of Art.