POSTED: 12:53 PM, November 2, 2015

Book Talk and Signing

Of Goats and Governors:  Six Decades of Colorful Alabama Political Stories

Steve Flowers, political columnist and commentator.

Date and Time:  Thursday, November 5 at 3 p.m.

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

Few states have as colorful a political history as Alabama, especially in the Post-World War II era.   The state played a central role in the civil rights movement, largely moved away from its earlier farm-based economy and culture, and transitioned from a relative moderate-progressive Democratic Party politics to today's hard-core conservative Republican Party domination.

Moving onto and off Alabama's electoral state during this time have been some of the most interesting figures in twentieth-century American government and politics.   Swirling around these elected officials in the Heart of Dixie are stories, legends, and jokes that are told and retold by political insiders, journalists, and scholars who follow the goings-on in Washington and Montgomery.

In Alabama, it seems, politics is not only a blood sport but high entertainment.   There could be no better guide to this colorful history than political columnist and commentator Steve Flowers.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries and NewSouth Books.

 

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POSTED: 9:19 AM, October 30, 2015

Edited by Joseph C. Miller and others, this volume is located on the First Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number D 210 .P936 2015.

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POSTED: 9:16 AM, October 30, 2015

Edited by Lisa L. Martin and published by Oxford University Press in 2015, this volume is located on the Third Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number HF 1379 .O9965 2015.

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POSTED: 9:14 AM, October 30, 2015

By Joseph M. Kizza and published by Springer in 2015, this is the Third Edition.   This volume is located on the Fourth Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number TK 5105.59 .K584 2015.

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POSTED: 8:14 AM, October 23, 2015

Patience Essah Africana Studies Lecture Series

After Mandela:  South African Education in the Context of Politics, Business and Race

Dr. Stacy Nickson, Director of K - 12 Outreach and Fulbright Specialist, Auburn University

Date and Time:  Thursday, October 29 at 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

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

Informed by first-hand knowledge gained as a Fulbright Scholar in Cape Town, South Africa, Dr. Stacey Nickson will discuss the impact of current politics, business, and race on South Africa today.   Dr. Nickson's presentation will explore whether the post-Mandela politics of the African National Congress (ANC) and the policies of Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) are driving South Africa towards Mandela's vision or draining the "rainbow nation" of its vitality and viability.

Co-sponsored with the Ralph Brown Draughon Library and Special Collections and Archives Department.

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POSTED: 11:19 AM, October 21, 2015

2015 Discover Auburn Lecture Series

Invasive Ants of Alabama:  A Tale of Two Species

Lawrence "Fudd" Graham, Ph.D., Auburn University Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture

Date and Time:  Thursday, October 22 at 3 p.m.

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

In this Discover Auburn lecture, Dr. Graham will discuss the introductions of two invasive ant species to Alabama.  The imported fire ant, now common throughout the Southeastern United States, arrived through the Port of Mobile in Alabama in the 1900's.  A new invasive ant species, the tawny crazy ant, was found in southern Alabama in 2014.  With super-colonies containing multiple queens and an ability to survive fire ant venom, the tawny crazy ant has the potential to impact Alabama in numerous ways.  Come learn about Alabama's invasive ants.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries.

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POSTED: 1:08 PM, October 19, 2015

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POSTED: 10:08 AM, October 16, 2015

The library will be overrun!

Humans vs. Zombies

Friday, October 30 at 8 p.m.

   Register at the Parking Deck Entrance (First Floor) of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library beginning at 7:30 p.m.

You must have your AU student ID to register.

For additional information contact:

auburnhvzorganizers2015@gmail.com

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POSTED: 9:43 AM, October 16, 2015

The SGA (Student Government Association) has purchased three Kwikboost charging lockers.  Two are located in the Ralph Brown Draughon Library (First Floor and Third Floor) and another in the Student Center building.

Each individual charging locker can store, charge and secure cell phones, smart phones, tablets, iPads, Chromebooks, and other electronic devices.  The lockers work like a hotel safe and provide digital locks for individual 24/7 use.   The compartments are equipped with charging cables and can be upgraded to include power outlets and USB outlets.

Please contact the Circulation Desk located on the First Floor (by the Parking Deck Entrance) of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library for assistance.  Their telephone number is (334) 844-1701.

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POSTED: 9:35 AM, October 16, 2015

On September 24 a historical marker commemorating the 1964 desegregation of Auburn University was officially unveiled on the lawn located between the north side of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library and Mary Martin Hall.

Among those speaking was Harold Franklin, who arrived at the library on January 4, 1964, to register as the first African American student at Auburn.

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