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CASE District 3, view 150th Celebration Power Point Presentation. Click here to download.

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Auburn experienced little of the student unrest that rocked other campuses during the late 1960s and early '70s. Protests were few and far between at Auburn during that era. One factor was the approach adopted by President Harry M. Philpott, who regularly left his office for impromptu, wide-ranging discussions with students. Philpott, who retired in 1980 after 15 years as president, still lives in the area.

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Auburn University celebrated its outstanding academic achievements on Sept. 7. The Faculty Awards for Excellence in Instruction, Research and Outreach were held at the Telfair Peet Theatre. This event was part of AU's year-long Sesquicentennial Celebration and marked the first time these annual awards have been given in a combined formal ceremony. The celebration also honored Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award winners and Alumni Professors. Receiving awards were Joseph Kicklighter, professor of history, and Robert Lishak, associate professor of biological sciences. Both received the Gerald and Emily Leischuck Endowed Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. Davis Worley, professor and interim chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was presented with the Creative Research and Scholarship Award and David Bransby, professor of agronomy and soils, received the Award for Excellence in Faculty Outreach. AU President Ed Richardson hosted the event and Leah Rawls Atkins, a scholar of Alabama and Southern history and director emerita of the AU Center for the Arts and Humanities, served as master of ceremonies.

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Click on image above to view awards program.


Auburn University Sesquicentennial Lecture Series
In celebration of its sesquicentennial, Auburn University has planned a year-long lecture series titled “Auburn Through the Years” to commemorate the university’s storied history. The series will serve as an opportunity for AU’s alumni and friends to reminisce and share memories about the state’s largest and oldest land-grant institution. All of the lectures will be held in the Special Collections section of the Ralph B. Draughon Library and are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Click here to view the lecture series dates and themes

The Ralph B. Draughon Library's Special Collections & Archives collects, preserves, makes available, and publicizes institutional records, personal manuscripts, photographs, rare books, and selected artifacts in support of the research, teaching, and outreach missions of Auburn University. Click here for more information.



Tower Mark (above left): This is the primary Sesquicentennial logo which honors Samford Hall, AU's oldest icon. Look for it on printed materials and AU's Web site.

150th Symbol (below): This symbol will be featured on promotional materials and merchandise, and specifically honors our 150th birthday. Can you find the eagle hidden in the logo?

Need logos with the sesquicentennial celebration? (AU password required)
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