AUBURN – Katie and Slade from Valley, Ala., have won the online voting contest for Auburn University’s first War Eagle Wedding.
Starting Monday, Jan. 23, www.wareaglewedding.com will accept votes on three choices for Katie’s bridal gown. The dresses were designed by Auburn apparel design students Lauren Mellor, Heather Hall, and Eloise Faber. Voting will last one week.
The trio was selected for the competition by a committee who reviewed wedding dress designs from students in the Competitive Design class offered through the Department of Consumer Affairs in the College of Human Sciences. Professors Lenda Jo Connell and Pam Ulrich deliberately altered the goal of the class to accommodate the needs of the campus wedding and provide students with a unique challenge.
AUBURN – Auburn University’s Center for Governmental Services today released an analysis showing that Alabama’s voting turnout continues to be close to the national average and that adoption of early voting procedures might vault the state into the upper tier of electoral participation. The Auburn University study relies on voting and registration data recently made public by the U.S. Census Bureau.
The newly available data show that 71.6 percent of Alabama’s U.S. citizens who are 18 or older are registered to vote, just ahead of the 71 percent of adults registered nationwide. In the November 2008 election, 62.4 percent of Alabama citizens 18 or older voted, slightly below the national average of 63.6 percent.
AUBURN – Prime III, a revolutionary voting system developed at Auburn University, will be used by the National Society of Black Engineers to conduct their national election March 21-22 at the organization’s 34th annual national convention in Orlando, Fla.
Developed by Juan Gilbert, TSYS Distinguished Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at AU, Prime III is a secure, electronic, user-friendly voting system that integrates touch screen technology with speech recognition and video interfacing to provide all Americans with equal access so they can vote.