2014 Outreach Scholarship Symposium

The 2014 Outreach Scholarship Symposium was held on February 10 & 11, 2014 at the Auburn University Student Center. This event was a great success! Please save the date for the 2015 Outreach Scholarship Symposium which will be held on February 23-25, 2015.

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The purpose of the symposium is to highlight engagement exemplars, to be informative and offer best practice guidance for outreach practice and to provide a conference for the enhancement of public service. The symposium seeks to promote and recognize faculty initiative in addressing critical needs in the state of Alabama and beyond as described in Chapter 3 of the Auburn University Faculty Handbook.

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Robert Gipe

Mr. Robert Gipe

Robert Gipe is the director of the Appalachian Program at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College in Harlan County, Kentucky. Since 1997, he has coordinated community-based arts programming for the college. He is the executive producer of the Higher Ground series of community performances, which bring community residents together across the divides of race, class, age, and county section to create theater out of local music and oral histories celebrating community strength and exploring challenges facing community residents such as drug abuse, racism, land use, and the uncertain future of the community. His work has been featured in the New York Times, his fiction has appeared in Appalachian Heritage, and the online journal Still and his first novel, Trampoline, is forthcoming from the Ohio University Press.


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Contact Information

  • For questions or assistance please contact:
    • Dr. Chippewa M. Thomas, Director of Faculty Engagement
      Auburn University
      213 Samford Hall
      Auburn, Alabama 36849
      Phone: (334) 844-5701
      Email: thoma07@auburn.edu

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Last Updated: February 18, 2014