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March 17, 2015

Auburn University Special Lecture

A Home for Wayward Boys:  The Early History of the Alabama Boys' Industrial School

Jerry Armor.   Introduction by Dr. Wayne Flynt, Auburn University Professor Emeritus of History

Date and Time:  Thursday, March 19 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Ground Floor, Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium

When reformer Elizabeth Johnston walked among the convicts in an Alabama prison mining camp, she was stunned to see teenage boys working alongside hardened criminals.  A Home for Wayward Boys recounts how Johnston, with the support of women across the state, persuaded the legislature to establish the Alabama Boys' Industrial School in 1900.

Jerry Armor served seven years as a juvenile probation officer, two years as a psychologist in one of the state's prisons, and taught thirty years at Calhoun Community College and Athens State University.  Today, he directs the Lawrence County Children's Policy Council and teaches part-time.

Reception and book signing to follow.

Sponsored by:  the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts, and the Auburn University Libraries.

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March 12, 2015

March 18:  Comics in the Iberian-American Context Plus Bilingual Poetry Reading

Comics in the Iberian-American Context and Bilingual Poetry Reading

Ana Merino

Date and Time:  Wednesday, March 18 at 2 - 4 p.m.

Location:  Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Ground Floor, Auditorium

Sponsored by:  Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Department of English, Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities, and Auburn University Libraries

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March 12, 2015

March 16:  Round Table on Poetry and Creative Writing

Round Table on Poetry and Creative Writing, and Poetry Reading

Ana Merino, Luis Munoz, and Manuel Vilas

Date and Time:  Monday, March 16 at 2 - 5 p.m.

Location:  Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Ground Floor, Auditorium

Sponsored by:  Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Department of English, Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities, and Auburn University Libraries

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March 6, 2015

Discover Auburn Lecture

Paul Hemphill and the Taming of Country Music

Dr. Tim Dodge, Librarian, Auburn University Libraries

Date and Time:  Thursday, March 12 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Ground Floor, Auditorium

Sponsored by Auburn University Libraries

 

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February 20, 2015

Humans vs. Zombies will take place at the Ralph Brown Draughon Library on Friday, March 13

Registration starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Parking Deck entrance.

An Auburn University student i.d. is needed to participate.

Fight the horde!

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February 20, 2015

Africana Studies Book Talk

Selma, Lord, Selma

Sheyann Webb-Christburg

Date and Time:  Tuesday, February 24 at 3:30 p.m.

Location:  Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Ground Floor, Auditorium

Sheyann Webb was eight years old and Rachel West was nine when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. arrived in Selma, Alabama on January 2, 1965. to organize peaceful demonstrations to protest discriminatory voting laws.  Selma, Lord, Selma is their firsthand account of the events of the turbulent winter of 1965 - events that changed the lives of all Alabamians and of all Americans.  From 1975 to 1979 journalist Frank Sikora conducted interviews with Sheyann and Rachel, which he wove into this poignant story of fear and courage, heartbreak, and determination.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries, Africana Studies, and the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.

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February 20, 2015

Auburn University Special Lecture

Coping with Immigration in Germany:  From Ignorance to Acceptance

Dr. Uwe Hunger, Institute for Political Science, The University of Muenster, The Research Center, The University of Siegen

Date and Time:  Monday, February 23 at 4 p.m.

Location:  Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Ground Floor, Auditorium

The event is co-sponsored by Auburn University Libraries and the Auburn University Political Science Department with funding from the Honors College and the Auburn University Special Lectures Fund.

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February 13, 2015

Discover Auburn Lecture

The John Augustus Walker Murals

Bruce Dupree, Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Date and Time:  Thursday, February 26 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Ground Floor, Auditorium

In 1939, ten tempura color murals were commissioned by the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service to be part of an exhibit at the Alabama State Fair.  The ten murals, titled "Historical Panorama of Alabama Agriculture," pained by John Augustus Walker of Mobile, depict a colorful visual representation of Alabama's agricultural history.  The murals range in size from roughly five by seven feet to slightly smaller, depicting theme of farm efficiency, economy, and opportunity, as well as milestones in Alabama's agricultural history.  The murals were intended to be the backdrop of a larger exhibit displaying fresh produce, farm implements, baked goods, quilts, informative signs, and "modern" farm technology.

Following the fair, the murals were exhibited at the Louisiana State Fair and eventually were stored and forgotten in the attic of the State Extension headquarters building on the campus of Auburn University.

In 2006, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System rediscovered the historically significant New Deal era murals, and they became a focal point of Auburn University's sesquicentennial celebration.

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February 13, 2015

Explore the Fair Use Evaluator to learn more about fair use, including the four factors that should be considered when using copyrighted material, http://librarycopyright.net/resources/fairuse/.

 

To follow news and events about Fair Use Week on Twitter, use #FairUseWeek2015

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February 6, 2015

Discover Auburn Book Talk

Be the Flame (Not the Moth):  The Mystic Order of East Alabama Fiction Writers

The Mystic Order of East Alabama Fiction Writers is a group of six women who have met the first Wednesday of every month for over a decade to read each other's work and enjoy good food and drink.  Their first collection, Be the Flame, was well received.  This updated Second Edition of Be the Flame (Not the Moth) contains additional writing from each of the five Mystic authors:  Jeanne Camp, Marian Carcache, Mary Dansak, Gail Langley, Judith Nunn, and new illustrations from Mystic artist Margee Bright-Ragland.

Date and Time:  Wednesday, February 11 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Ground Floor, Auditorium

Reception and Book Signing to Follow

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries

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