Archive for the 'Announcements' Category

November 10, 2011

Reading and Book Signing

Reluctant Rebels:  The Confederates Who Joined the Army after 1861

Kenneth W. Noe, Auburn University Department of History

Location:  Special Collections and Archives Department, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Date and Time:  Thursday, December 1 at 3 p.m.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries, Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities, AU Bookstore.

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October 27, 2011

Discover Auburn Lecture Series

How Information Matters: Networks and Public Policy Innovation

Kathleen Hale, Department of Political Science, Auburn University

Date and Time:  Monday, November 7 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Special Collections and Archives Department, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Co-sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries, University Bookstore, and Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities

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October 27, 2011

Discover Auburn Lecture Series

The Bottomless Pit of Hell:  The Confederate Home Front in Bartow County, Georgia, 1864-1865

Keith Hebert, University of West Georgia

Date and Time:  Thursday, November 3 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Special Collections and Archives Department, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Co-sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries, University Bookstore, and Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities

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October 11, 2011

Discover Auburn Lecture Series

Perceptual Drawing:  A Handbook for the Practitioner

Conrad Ross, Professor Emeritus of Art

Date and Time:  Wednesday, October 12 (the real Columbus Day) at 3 p.m.

Location:  Special Collections and Archives Department, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Co-Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries, University Bookstore, and Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities

 

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October 3, 2011

Discover Auburn Lecture Series

Struggles and Hardships - Dedication and Commitment:  Alabama Women's Experiences during the Civil War

Dr. Jennifer Trevino of Troy University In Montgomery earned her Ph.D. at Auburn University under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Noe, Draughon Professor of History.  Dr. Noe will introduce Dr. Trevino.

Date and Time:  Thursday, October 6 at 3 p.m.

Location:   Special Collections and Archives Department, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

A reception will follow the lecture and all are welcome to attend.  This event is part of the Discover Auburn Lecture series .

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

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October 3, 2011

The Happy Table of Eugene Walter:  Southern Spirits in Food and Drink

A presentation by the authors Donald Goodman and Thomas Head

Date and Time:  Wednesday, October 5 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Special Collections and Archives Department, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the reception following the lecture.  All are welcome.

Sponsors:  Auburn University Libraries, the Auburn University Bookstore, and the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts

 

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September 29, 2011

Please take note of the following information in regard to construction work affecting the Mell Street Entrance area of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

Starting on the afternoon of Thursday, September 29, work will begin to remove the dome lights and drop the ceiling in the area of the Second Floor Information Desk.  At around 12:30 that afternoon the Auburn University Facilities Department will put up a plastic barrier that will close off access to the Information Desk and the Lobby Lab instruction lab.  The Information Desk will be relocated to a temporary table just outside the barrier but will only have limited service.  The Lobby Lab will be inaccessible except for an EndNote  citation software class scheduled for Saturday, October 1. 

On Friday, September 30 the barrier will be extended to include the area in front of the CopyCat photocopying service office.  The self-check-out machine will still be operational but CopyCat will be closed.  Copy Dat will re-open Sunday, October 2 as normally scheduled.  A path will be made through the plastic barrier for Sunday and part of Monday, October 3.  The work may not be completed by the end of Monday, but the plastic barriers will be removed.  The Administrative Office area can be accessed through the West side entrance.

 

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September 20, 2011

Lecture:  A Look at the First Amendment

Speaker:  Gene Policinski, Senior Vice President and Executive Director of the First Amendment Center, Vanderbilt University

Date and Time:  Wednesday, September 21 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Special Collections and Archives Department, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

   A reception will follow the lecture.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.

Contact:  Amanda Carr at (334) 844-2976 or carrama@auburn.edu .

 

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September 16, 2011

An exhibit concerning the First Amendment is currently on display in the Special Collections and Archives Department.  The exhibit concerns two Auburn University controversies concerning free speech:  one on the appearance of anti-war activist, William Sloane Coffin, Yale University Chaplain, in early 1969 during the height of the Vietnam War and one on Auburn University Professor of Economics and Business Administration Bud R. Hutchinson, who was fired due to the publication of his letter to the editor in The Auburn Plainsman in 1957 concerning racial integration.  Both exhibits contain newspaper clippings and photographs; the Coffin exhibit also has on display a signed petition in regard to his freedom to speak at Auburn.

This exhibit is located in the two glass flat cases located on one's left side past the three tall display cases featuring the Kathryn Tucker Windham exhibit upon entering the Special Collections and Archives Department, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

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September 1, 2011

The Auburn University Libraries will be maintain Labor Day holiday hours (and special home football game day hours) September 3-5.  Click on the Library Hours link located in the upper right side of the Auburn University Libraries homepage to check on library hours of operation during this period.

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