Event Detail - Fall 2014

Campus Conversation, co-sponsored by the CLA Community & Civic Engagement Initiative
"Harnessing the Power of Our Ideas: applying lessons learned from The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind"

September 25 at 12:30pm
Location: Student Center Room 2222

Front Porch Conversations
Saturday, September 27 from 9:00-11:00am
Location: Cater Lawn/Quad Center Lawn

Enjoy refreshments with Auburn Connects! while learning more about the 2014 Common Book, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba. Parents and students welcome! Sponsored by Auburn Connects! and the Honors College. Find more information at http://auburn.edu/auburnconnects/.

Campus Conversations sponsored by the Office of Sustainability.

Beat The Drum
Wednesday, October 1 from 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Langdon Hall

The Honors College and Auburn Connects! Common Book program presents "Beat the Drum" winner of 30 international awards by director David Hickson and writer David McBrayer. "Young Musa is orphaned after a mysterious illness strikes his village in KwaZulu Natal. To help his grandmother, Musa sets out for Johannesburg with his father's last gift, a tribal drum, in search of work and his uncle. The journey confronts him with the stark realities of urban life, but his indomitable spirit never wavers; he returns with a truth and understanding his elders have failed to grasp." - Zoe Elton (Source: IMDb.com) For more information about the movie visit http://www.beatthedrumthemovie.com/.

Bush League
Tuesday, October 14 from 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Haley Room 2370

The Honors College and Auburn Connects! Common Book program presents Bush League a film by Cy Kuckenbaker. "Bush League is a character-driven ethnographic survey of a tiny village in Northern Malawi. Intimate dramas unfold in the lives of four villagers who are all members of the local soccer team. Chatwa, the team captain, is an ambitious farmer who is in deep with the local bank but torrential rains are destroying his crops. Jake, an American Peace Corps volunteer who sponsors the team, is pushed to his limits when the politics of the game affect his school construction project. Jacklyn, the head cheerleader, suspects her husband of cheating on her and is concerned he'll give her HIV. Mlawa is a midfielder and an expectant father who is gravely concerned about the infection growing on his leg. Each must face individual challenges as the team battles to win the local championship." - Cy Kuckenbaker (Source: IMDb.com)

The Constant Gardner
Monday, October 27 from 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Langdon Hall

The Honors College and Auburn Connects! Common Book program presents the Oscar winning film "The Constant Gardner" directed by Fernadno Meirelles based on the novel by John le Carre. "In a remote area of Northern Kenya, activist Tessa Quayle is found brutally murdered. Tessa's companion, a doctor, appears to have fled the scene, and the evidence points to a crime of passion. Members of the British High Commission in Nairobi assume that Tessa's widower, their mild-mannered and unambitious colleague Justin Quayle, will leave the matter to them. They could not be more wrong. Haunted by remorse and jarred by rumors of his late wife's infidelities, Quayle surprises everyone by embarking on a personal odyssey that will take him across three continents. Using his privileged access to diplomatic secrets, he will risk his own life, stopping at nothing to uncover and expose the truth - a conspiracy more far-reaching and deadly than Quayle could ever have imagined." - Written by focus features (Source: IMDb.com)

Auburn Connects! Author Visit: William Kamkwamba
November 5 at 7:00 pm
Location: Foy Hall Auditorium

Auburn Connects! is excited to have the author and subject of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, William Kamkwamba, on campus to speak about his remarkable book. The highlight of the common book program, this event will feature a short lecture and question and answer period. This event is free and open to the community. Sponsored by Auburn Connects! and the Office of Undergraduate Studies; find more information at http://auburn.edu/auburnconnects/.

Windfall
Thursday, November 13 from 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Langdon Hall

The Honors College and Auburn Connects! Common Book program presents : "Windfall" a film directed and produced by Laura Israel. "Wind power... It's green... It's good... It reduces our dependency on foreign oil... That's what the people of Meredith, in upstate New York first thought when a wind developer looked to supplement this farm town's failing economy with a farm of their own -- that of 40 industrial wind turbines. Attracted at first to the financial incentives, residents grow increasingly alarmed as they discover side effects they never dreamed of, as well as the potential for disturbing financial scams. With wind development growing rapidly at 39% annually in the US, WINDFALL is an eye-opener for anyone concerned about the future of renewable energy." - Written by Anonymous (Source: IMDb.com) For more information visit: http://windfallthemovie.com/index_1.html.

 

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