POSTED: 9:26 AM, October 16, 2015

Naxos Video Library

A performing arts video library with operas, ballets, documentaries, live concerts, and musical tours of historic places. NOTE: Requires the Adobe Flash Player plugin, which may not be installed on some browsers.

Additional NOTE:  use is limited to FIVE simultaneous users.

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POSTED: 9:23 AM, October 16, 2015

By Paul R. Hanson and published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2015, this is the Second Edition.   This volume is located on the First Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number DC 147 .H36 2015.

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POSTED: 8:49 AM, October 2, 2015

Now on display in the tall glass exhibit case located on the First Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library near the glass elevator atrium area is the following exhibit:

Commemorating "Shug" :  Auburn University's Legendary Coach Jordan

The exhibit features numerous photographs with informative captions, memorabilia, and even the signed 1957 National Championship football.

More information on Coach Ralph "Shug" Jordan (1910 - 1980) can be found here .

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POSTED: 8:37 AM, October 2, 2015

Naxos Spoken Word Library

Over 200 digitally recorded works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama from the ancient world to twentieth century classics.

NOTE:  use is limited to FIVE simultaneous users.

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POSTED: 8:33 AM, October 2, 2015

Web Writing:  Why and How for Liberal Arts Learning and Teaching

By Jack Dougherty and Tennyson O' Donnell and published by University of Michigan Press in 2015, this volume is located on the Third Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number PN 171 .O55 W43 2015.

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POSTED: 1:54 PM, September 28, 2015

Discover Auburn Book Talk

Lines of Scrimmage:  A Story of Football, Race, and Redemption

Scott Pleasant, Director, Writing center, Coastal Carolina University

Date and Time:  Wednesday, September 30 at 3 p.m.

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

In 1989, Conway, South Carolina High School coach Chuck Jordan (who is white) benched returning starter Carlos Hunt (who is black) in favor of Mickey Wilson, an inexperienced white player.  Thirty-one of the team's thirty-seven black players boycotted the team in protest.  The season-long strike severed the town along racial lines, as it became clear that the incident was about much more than football.  While the 1989 season is long over, the story reverberates today as Chuck Jordan is still coaching at Conway High and he is still without that state championship.   Meanwhile, Mickey Wilson is now coaching Conway's fiercest rival, the Myrtle Beach Seahawks.

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

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POSTED: 9:16 AM, September 18, 2015

Discover Auburn Book Talk

German Rocketeers in the Heart of Dixie:  Making Sense of the Nazi Past during the Civil Rights Era

Dr. Monique Laney, Assistant Professor of History, Auburn University

Date and Time:  Thursday, September 24 at 3 p.m.

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

Dr. Laney's new book examines the integration of German rocket specialists and their families into a small southern community at the end of World War II.  It links the Cold War, the "Space Race," and the Civil Rights era, addresses important issues of transnational science and technology, and asks Americans to consider their own history of racism when reflecting on the Nazi past.

Book signing to follow.

Sponsored by:  The College of Liberal Arts and the Auburn University Libraries.

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POSTED: 9:10 AM, September 18, 2015

By Glenmore S. Trenear-Harvey and published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2015, this volume is located on the Third Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number JF 1525 .I6 T735 2015.

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POSTED: 9:07 AM, September 18, 2015

By Harvey S. Moskowitz and others, and published by Transaction Publishers in 2015, this is the Fourth Edition.   This volume is located in the Library of Architecture, Design, and Construction in Dudley Hall under call number HT 167 .M683 2015.

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POSTED: 11:40 AM, September 14, 2015

Patience Essah Africana Studies Lecture Series

Views on "Blackness":  An Architectural Discourse

Dr. Carla Jackson Bell, Director of Multicultural Affairs, College of Architecture, Design, and Construction, Auburn University

Date and Time:  Thursday, September 17 at 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

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

Based on her recent book, Space Unveiled:  Cultures in the Design Studio, Dr. Carla Jackson Bell, Director of Multicultural Affairs and a faculty member in the College of Architecture, Design, and Construction, will discuss why it is pivotal for students to understand the centrality of culture, gender and space in order to create culturally responsive design interventions.  Drawing on critical discourse theory and her substantial experience in introducing controversial issues in modern architecture, design and construction education, Dr. Bell will explore how professors can respond when students ask uncomfortable questions about race, gender, and cultural issues.

Refreshments and conversation to follow the presentation.

Co-sponsored by:  Patience Essah Africana Studies Lecture Series, Ralph Brown Draughon Library, and Special Collections and Archives Department.

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