March 28, 2003

3/28/03

Bob Lowry, 334/844-9999

NEWS FOCUS

(NEWS/EVENTS OF NOTE AT AUBURN UNIVERSITY -- March 29-April 4, 2003)

UPCOMING EVENTS/MEETINGS

Wednesday, April 2-Thursday, April 3, Doug Houser, principal in Dallas-based Mega Capital LLC, will be Robert and Charlotte Lowder Visiting Executive-in-Residence in AU College of Business. CONTACT: Dina Kanellos, 334/844-2203.

Thursday, April 3, Academic Affairs Committee of AU Board of Trustees has workshop, Samford Hall, Suite 107, President's Board Room, 1:30 p.m.

Friday, April 4, AU Center for Diversity and Race Relations sponsors Tiger Day Picnic, Foy Student Union, lawn, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

** AU Board of Trustees meets (committee meetings begin at 8 a.m.), AU Hotel and Dixon Conference Center, Ballroom A, Left, 1 p.m. CONTACT: 334/844-4866 or 334/844-9999.

Thursday, April 3-Saturday, April 4, AU's Department of Human Development and Family Studies hosts annual Quint State Southeastern Symposium on Child & Family Development, Spidle Hall. CONTACT: Lisa Taylor.

Thursday, April 4-Sunday, April 5, AU College of Veterinary Medicine hosts 96th Annual Conference, Lodge at Grand National, Opelika. CONTACT: Dr. Gary Beard, 1-800-483-8633; or Charles Martin, 334/844-3698.

Wednesday, April 9, Jean Chatzky, editor-at-large of Money magazine and financial editor for NBC's Today Show, and Patricia Barnes, founder and president of Sister Schubert's Homemade Rolls, speak at Spring Symposium of Women's Philanthropy Board, AU Hotel and Dixon Conference Center, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. CONTACT: Wendy Bonner, 334/844-9199.

Thursday, April 10, Steve McCracken, president of DuPont Textiles and Interiors, will give 17th annual Grisham-Trentham Lecture in AU's College of Human Sciences, AU Hotel and Dixon Conference Center Auditorium, 11 a.m. CONTACT: Michael Solomon, 334/844-1316.

Tuesday, April 15, Marine ecologist Sylvia Earle, who directs National Geographic Society project to photograph and document sea creatures in 12 U.S. marine sanctuaries, speaks as part of The Littleton-Franklin Lectures series, AU Hotel and Dixon Conference Center, auditorium, 4 p.m.

Saturday, April 19,, AU College of Veterinary Medicine has 26th annual Open House, Wire Road campus, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. CONTACT: Charles Martin, 334/844-3696.

Monday, April 28, AU President William F. Walker delivers his address, highlighting his vision for AU at University Convocation, AU Hotel and Dixon Conference Center, 3:30 p.m.

STORY IDEAS FROM AUBURN

(AU-I-85) AU has created task force composed of public and private-sector entities to create plan for economic development along Interstate 85 corridor stretching from Montgomery to Georgia state line. CONTACT: David Wilson, 334/844-5700.

(AU-PARK) Efforts to establish research park at AU stand to produce benefits long after the first tenant signs a lease, university officials say. Such a park is contingent on outcome of feasibility study underway by consultants and its approval by the AU Board of Trustees. CONTACT: Mitch Emmons, 334/844-5964.

(AU-FOOD) An AU poultry scientist and food safety expert has developed landmark training program which, when implemented nationwide, will play crucial role in protecting nation's food supply against bioterrorist attacks. CONTACT: Shelly McKee, 334/844-2765.

WIRE EAGLE

The Wire Eagle is a weekly electronic newsletter designed to keep Auburn alumni, friends and supporters informed of what's going on at AU. To subscribe, send an email to: majordomo@listserv.duc.auburn.edu with the words "subscribe wireagl" in the body of the message. All email addresses of subscribers will be kept strictly confidential. CONTACT: David Granger, 334/844-9999.

ATTENTION ALABAMA NEWSPAPERS

AU's Office of Communications and Marketing and/or Photographic Services can email photographs to newspapers and other media outlets. Communications and Marketing also offers general feature color photographs to The Associated Press and can send specific photographs at the request of AP members. If you are interested in this service, or want additional information, call or email David Granger, Donna Seay or Bob Lowry, 334/844-9999.

MEMO TO BROADCASTERS

** For information or assistance on radio/television news coverage of Auburn, call Mike Clardy or Jim Jackson, 334/844-9999.

AUBURN ON THE WEB

** The AU Home Page contains general information about the university and specific information about schools and colleges and campus organizations/programs. Click here for the Communications and Marketing Home Page and here for news releases about AU, including those archived backed to 1995. The AU Report, is the campus faculty/staff newspaper; Focus lists upcoming campus events, current news releases and other vital information from Communications and Marketing. AUDaily Employee Digest is archive of the daily news feed from Communications and Marketing to AU faculty and staff. Faculty Sources lists AU experts on scores of topics. Newspaper Clippings provides a view of newspaper/magazine clips about Auburn. TV News Scripts gives a national view of television news involving Auburn

And for fun (and a current view of the Auburn campus), visit Campus Webcams for views from Samford Hall, Hargis Hall and the Lowder Business Building. Also check out Toomer's Corner. For problems with AU webcams, call Jim Jackson, 334/844-9999.

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